Country, acid house blues as they describe themselves.
Friday, 31 December 2010
Thursday, 30 December 2010
Friday, 17 December 2010
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Blues Skiffle, Experimental ? Not sure but Ilike it.
Monday, 13 December 2010
Sunday, 12 December 2010
This reminds me of Willy Mason, I love the bit about maybe whether we should be artists or dedicate our time to really achieving something like being teachers or uncorrupt police at least.
Nitin Sawnhey is possibly a genius heres a nice acoustic version of one of his songs.
Now I dont have anything against auburn lovelies - I'm dating one ;) BUT have you seen this guy? He actually looks like sideshow bob!
THERE'S A REASON THIS IS IN BLACK AND WHITE!
Anyway, nice track. Cheers Russ!
Saturday, 11 December 2010
One of my favourite hip hop tracks contains some of the funniest lyrics ever look out for the dr seuss & chitty chitty bang bang reference. There is something that really tickles me about the methodman informing me he don't eat green eggs and ham.
Believe it or not Raja Ram the main man in this band received his name from a shaman. Also strangely enough at least in the videos I saw claims his inspiration for most of his tracks came from having partaken in some halluigens while lying in a hammock. Shpongled I guess.
I think this is one of the best tracks I have ever heard and it only seems to get better with age. I would recommend this band to anyone who likes chillout and with particular praise I would mention this album "Car Boot Soul".
Friday, 10 December 2010
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
Monday, 6 December 2010
Sunday, 5 December 2010
Nice mellow ambient stuff this band really helped me get through the hours sat drinking coffee and panic stricken scurrying to meet essay deadlines at university. Another one of those videos with lots of pretty earth stuff like clouds and sky.
The return of Norman Cook AKA Fat Boy. The whole album is excellent and includes a wide selection of artists, it was really refreshing for me at the time and was nice to see Iggy back and rocking it.
I got really into the Third Album when I first moved to bristol and was living in grotty Bedminster where it all seemed a bit grey and bleak, possibly as I was really poor and constantly travelling to and From Bristol and Cheltenham at the time. I managed to snap this up on an etched vinyl and love the melancholy sound of this track. From the album Third.
Discovered this guy when out buying randoms in Badland in Cheltenham don't bother looking it is not there any more. Fink was originally an Dj on the ninja tunes label and had to pretend to be someone else to get them to let him change into the singer songwriter. Jo and I saw him live at Bloom a ver nice guy and a good artist.
Really like this tune excellent samples and very nice progression. Really like the video to this contributed by a fan of the group.
Saturday, 4 December 2010
The first track on the Scottish band's Mr. Beast album. (They have many, many more that just have to be checked out. This album came with a DVD which included a section where they talked about how people like to use their music. Apparently people like to fall asleep to it, make love to it, etc etc. The falling asleep part would start off well but very quickly you'd be woken up by them making a hell of a lot of racket. Otherwise I can't help but feel that the prog aspect of their music would make sex amusing?
Lali Puna are probably the most sincere electro band. With beautiful vocals and a real artistic talent. Plus every singly song of theirs is lush. Plus the album 'I thought I was over that' has a rabbit in headphones on the front of it. I heart! (This is not their music video, btw.)
When I first heard this I didn't make the link that it was a NIN song. I have no idea why, but it's pretty embarrassing. I have to say I love the Trent Reznor version, it's bitter, it's haunting, it's controlled, it's angry and it's sad. But when it gets going, there's something that Cash has added to it that I just can't help liking more. It's funny because it's the only Cash song I like. And he didn't even write it. Guess I'm not a cash fan!
I always loved Joy Division, but they had faded into the background of my collection somewhat. But recently I was in Prage when I entered a nifty little 2nd hand bookshop that was below the street level. It had crazy hippy rugs and every book had been cherry-picked. I stood for a while absorbing the atmos when I realised I was listening to some rather rare Joy Division tracks. Then it flooded back over me.
Oh the joy of Ian Curtis. I've just started reading the book about him written by his wife Deborah. It's not easy going. He was a manipulative, childish control freak and it's pretty hard reading her telling you how he was and then going on to say how much she loved him. But all this is besides the point. If you haven't seen it and you're interested in the band, do watch Control. I loved it. Sure it's pretentious but the band covering these songs sound just like the band and Sam Riley who plays Ian in the film is amazing. Sorry about all the people talking over the video, but I needed to find live footage of Ian doing his mad thing!
Now I will be the first to admit that this song's not for everyone. But it's not meant to be. It's supposed to be an experimental short film with a dark sense of humour. It's pure genius.
1200 Micrograms have a track about pretty much most drugs I can think of. Featuring the voice of Terrence Mckenna (if you don't know who he is - research him!!!!) and some over-sampled sections of the matrix.
Karen O completely rocks my world. And I know I'm not the only one! When my fried first introduced me to these guys it was with a live DVD in which she was sprawled out on the floor of the stage in a silver jumpsuit with the microphone in her mouth making the weirdest noises. Love at first sight!
Friday, 3 December 2010
Sticking with the makeshift feel, this is absolutely my favourite song from electro-pop whizz Kid Carpet! I read out these lyrics in a creative writing class and I can't say anyone was impressed - oh well!
Now I'm not sure if this is complete sacrilege (some of the lyrics to the rapping are exceptionally dodgy) but for some reason I really like this. Guess it's ok to rip off you dad (so long as you're not Kelly Osborne)!
Thursday, 2 December 2010
So if I'm honest my love for Scroob ran out pretty fast as I got really bored of how over-played his records were, and think nothing to the new album. But I love this De la Soul remix. (If you haven't heard the original, it's here.)
This made me laugh so much as Little Richard (famous for singing 'Good Golly Miss Molly' and a hundred songs just like it) seems like he's out of it as he reminisces on another spacecake - the legendary Jimi. What a hazy decade the 70s must have been.
Paolo Nutini is a twenty-something year old that somehow channels the voice of a gravelly eighty-something blues singer. Most of his songs get on my nerves as they're so damned chirpy but this is really a bit of a diamond.
Music video features Mark Heap (Spaced, Jam, Greenwing), who apparently can juggle anything! I have to say I've watched him intently in shows since then and I'm pretty sure it's true! Anyway, I deviate, this is a lush little track by Four Tet that's probably been on adverts.
Now I don't know if this counts as music or not, but I own two of their CDs so I'm guessing this belongs in here. They've only just started doing videos, and this is by far the funniest one they've done so far (check out an earlier example here).
Blind Melon are a truly inspirational band that churned out some of the most memorable underground indie sounds of the 90s. The lead singer is dead now and although they continued until 2008 for me the band stopped there. I read a book about him and it was so interesting to find out they started out as a metal band!
Vadim is a DJ worthy of a lot of respect. He's bought out some amazing Hip-Hop tracks featuring some great rappers. This is not really one of those tracks. In truth it's more than a little bit silly, which is why I like it :D
Where do I begin with Vibert? I mean really? Anyone who'se really into their electro should know who this is already. Vibert's sounds is incredible. A late friend of mine who was unfortunately a little too into being a fiend and is no longer with us used to come up to me when I was in college and whisper 'I.. love.. acid' into my ear. His albums Lovers Acid and Yoseph are my faves from this time.