Dienstag, 19. Februar 2019

Kiwi

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Joe Goddard, founding member of Hot Chip and producer released Jack Come Back/LakE an EP with own works and Kiwi (a band/project I couldn't find any informations). Kiwi has been working with Goddard a few times over the last years and coming back with two more great songs. KatE brings us double bass slaps against a rigorous rhythm section and haunting pads and psychedelic voices at the start and the end.




I can't resist to feature Joe Goddard's Moebius Trip, a Detroit techno inspired ride on melodic synths and crumpled beats.






Montag, 18. Februar 2019

Monday's Long Song

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More than 20 years ago Tortoise released their second album Millions Now Living Will Never Die. I saw them first in 1995 supporting Eleventh Dream Day and was electrified by their sound. Never heard a band before using three drums, two basses and not singing a word. This experience made me follow them during the years. Many call their first album or TNT as their best but for me it was MNLWND just because of it's opening song Djed a perfect combination of Krautrock, dub, minimalism and electronic music. Can , Neu! and PIL could be proud of this distillation of their sound

Tortoise - Djed

Samstag, 16. Februar 2019

The Riverside Hotel

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Some new music on Saturday by Eriksson Delcroix from their latest album The Riverside Hotel. I was introduced to this band by another recommendation on my weekly new music list on Spotify. It was La Danse De Mardi Gras that made want to investigate for more. I have to agree that I have a big sympathy for Zydeco music but I am far away to call myself a huge fan. The Riverside Hotel in Clarkesdale/Mississippi was famous when blues legends like Muddy Waters or Howlin Wolf stayed when they toured in the South. The music of this record is bound on blues schemes but without boundaries they crawl tho landscapes of African voodoo, native American rituals and French Louisiana settler's sounds as well. Listening to this songs you can imagine how good they will work during an American BBQ beside a campfire and the artists seemed to have a lot of fun playing these songs. The more I was astonished that this band is a collaboration of the Antwerp, Belgium.based couple Bjorn Eriksson and Nathalie Delcroix. It seems like they absorbed the best of country, folk and blues. And this is more than average for most new bands.


Donnerstag, 14. Februar 2019

I See Red

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Back in the late 70's me and a couple of mates who also were DJ-ing in some locations in our town had a little competition who will find out the most exotic bands and play it to the audience. At this time has I have discovered for myself Split Enz, a rock and independent band from New Zealand. Not the next big thing for sure but Tim Finn wrote one of the best pop and rock song in these days. I forgot them for ages and I was surprised how good the songs sounds decades after their release. It is probably just because it reminds me to the glory days of my youth but these songs are timeless for me and Split Enz didn't got the appreciation they should have in musical history because they made music for their own and have not toadied to the mass taste.




Mittwoch, 13. Februar 2019

Kino Kino

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It was back in the mid 80's when Sheffield based electronic post punk band Cabaret Voltaire got new facets into the musical scene. Formed in the early 70's they explored the possibilities of combining new wave attitudes with electronic sounds. Together with bands like Throbbing Gristle they showed us how electronic music and dancefloor music can live together. Their EP Drinking Gasoline was a milestone of pre-dancefloor music and made my ears open to some very different sounds. I think without this basics I couldn't get into house, trance and modern space music.

Cabaret Voltaire - Kino Kino (12 inch)
Cabaret Voltaire -  Just Fascination (12 inch)
Cabaret Voltaire - Yashar



Dienstag, 12. Februar 2019

Blackpool Late Eighties

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Looking to my back pages I ask myself why I didn't post anything by James Holden during the last years. Holden, a British electronic music artist and DJ working for more than 20 years. He released a lot of remixes by well known artists but I always liked him doing his own work. I came back to his second album from 2013 The Inheritors and especially to Blackpool Late Eighties. For me it is a milestone in modern trance and prepared the ground to many other DJ's and producers to built their very own sound on this floor.

James Holden - Blackpool Late Eighties

Montag, 11. Februar 2019

Monday's Long Song

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Another long song from an era that is gone almost 60 years ago. Hawkwind were one of the pioneers of the so called space rock and I think their music that is based on hard rock was heavily influenced by drugs. Anyway it is still worth to listen to their musical escapes into space. Listening to their songs again after years I can hear many influences to todays music.

Hawkwind - You Shouldn't Do That