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Sunday, 27th of February, 2005

Playlist 27.02.05 (8:23 pm)

Well tonight it’s my girlfriend and producer Angela‘s birthday, so the first song is by request from her, a beautiful number by a Belgian-Israeli-German-etc combo from the ’80s, as featured on Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire soundtrack. Quite a lot of new stuff featured tonight, including a sneak preview of the new album from The Books!

Minimal Compact – When I Go [Mute]
M. Ward – Let’s Dance [Merge Records]
Joanna Newsom – The Book of Right-On [Drag City]
Prefuse 73 – Pagina Dos (featuring The Books) [Warp]
vitaminsforyou – It’s Only Snow – It’s Only Sunshine (live) with the Wawa International Brass Ensemble [intr_version]
Brandon Tallent & Sam Watson – Cotton Fields and City Streets [unreleased mp3]
Montano – Dollar Kilo [self-released promo CDR]
Plankton – Insomnia (Alpen Remix) [Feral Media]
God Is An Astronaut – Fire Flies And Empty Skies [Revive Records]
Skymuzak – narbnets [from self-released Cytokromatix CD]
Isis – The Beginning and the End (Venetian Snares remix) [Robotic Empire]
Pastacas – Kurikad [Kohvirecords]
Franco Saint de Bakker – No One Knows [Heaven Hotel]
Prefuse 73 – Hideyaface (Prefuse Edit Instrumental) [Warp]
Prefuse 73 – Hideyaface (Shaolin Finale) [Warp]
The Books – An Owl With Knees [Tomlab]
State River Widening – Cottonwood [Vertical Form]
Odd Nosdam – sin carne (instrumental from new Sole 12″) [Anticon]
Pedestrian – The Dead of a Day [Anticon]
Venetian Snares – Die Winnipeg Die Die Die Fuckers Die [Sublight]
Belladonnakillz – Charming Snake Charming the Snake [dross:tik]
Chevron – Power of Eternia [Planet µ]
Sickboy – March of Antifa [Milkplus]
Maladroit – Bust A Digital [Painfree Found Sound]
Belladonnakillz – Kill Bella Donna [dross:tik]
DD Sot – Under Camp Fire Flames [self-released demo/promo]
Blackletter – Street Astronaut [mp3 emailed in from this artist on the Vibragun label]
Marsen Jules – Chanson du Soir [City Centre Offices]
Isis – Weight (Fennesz remix) [Robotic Empire]
Pretty Boy Crossover – Skiprope [Surgery‘s split 7″ series]
Tunng – People Folk [Static Caravan]
Holly Throsby – Up With The Birds [Spunk]
Gonzales – Salon Salloon [No Format]
Patrick Wolf – Ghost Song [Tomlab]


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Sunday, 20th of February, 2005

Playlist 20.02.05 (7:51 pm)

Piles of new stuff tonight, coming out of our ears, but there’ll also be a few nice flashbacks to excellent UFog music from times past.
Of the new stuff, there’s a wad of breakcore, from the twisted electro-pop end (Belladonnakillz‘ amazing new album perverted & proud) to the raging angry noise end (Venetian Snares‘ anti-ode to Winnipeg), and also Chevron‘s very µ sounding album on Planet µ. Also new Anticon 12″ from Sole (b-side featuring the delicious instrumentals from producers Odd Nosdam, Alias and Jel), a great 4-track EP from vitaminsforyou, and classical-inspired ambience from Marsen Jules.
Speaking of ambient, Severed Heads present the soundtrack to new Aussie flic The Illustrated Family Doctor, which is almost entirely beatless, sounding like early µ-Ziq in parts…

Severed Heads – Your Kidneys (With Dr. Cherry) [manasoundtracks
Holosud – Schaufel [A-Musik]
vitaminsforyou – Annie & Nicky (Venetian Snares remix) [intr_version]
Tipper – dissolve (out) (Phoenecia remix) [Higher Ground]
Apparat – It’s Gonna Be A Long Walk [Shitkatapult]
Tunng – Mother’s Daughter [Static Caravan]
King Seven – Hidden [Camshot]
Hood – closure [Domino]
Sole – sin carne (produced by Odd Nosdam) [Anticon]
Ra – ev.panic [Coredump]
Don Mennerich – conclave [Autumn Records]
Dragon Ash – Byakuya (Hood remix) [Mob Squad]
Chevron – Optic Realisation [Planet µ]
Comatone – Not For Years [Feral Media]
Belladonnakillz – Yeah Hell Yeah [dross:tik]
Halogen – Collide (collaboration with Heuristic vs DJ Stolen Reeboks) [Karmic Hit]
vitaminsforyou – Luxury and Hope [intr_version]
Joshua Treble – Cause the Image [tu m’p3] {free mp3 download}
Marsen Jules – Tous Les Coeurs De Cette Terre [City Centre Offices]
Alias – every single one of us (instrumental from Sole 12″) [Anticon]
Blackletter – untitled track {one of three new tracks emailed to me by Blackletter – hope he has his website up soon! Check his album on Vibragun}
Tigrics – 112 Packhunters [8 Bit Records] {free mp3 download}
Chevron – I Remember [Planet µ]
Venetian Snares – Die Winnipeg Die Die Die Fuckers Die [Sublight]
Drop The Lime – Scatoli [Brøklyn Beats]
Belladonnakillz – Tribute 2 Drugz [dross:tik]
Eight Frozen Modules feat. Wayne Lonesome – Dem Nuh Know Me (8fm mix) [Shockout]
Amon Tobin – Kokubo Sosho Battle [Ninja Tune]
0=0 – soul hunter testifies [Planet µ]
Boom Bip – 28:06:42:12 (his mix from the split 7″ with Daedelus), inspired by the movie Donnie Darko [Mush]
Hood – what’s the time for writing [unreleased, downloadable from somewhere on the Hood site]
Gonzales – Meischeid [No Format]


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Sunday, 13th of February, 2005

Playlist 13.02.05 (8:04 pm)

Tonight is the night that.
And.

As you can see, I’ve run out of words. Luckily, my show presents a lot of instrumental music, and what the hell, if it’s not instrumental the artists can supply the words for me. Newness this week comes from Apparat, one of the blokes who co-runs the Shitkatapult label. Very nice glitchy electronic stuff, here with live strings and some vocals. Also some instrumental electronic rock from Ireland from God Is An Astronaut, very much in the vein of Epic 45 or 65daysofstatic.
And because the show is 3 hours long, I have decided to make semi-official my habit of playing some Good Old Stuff among the more current tracks. Tonight, a number of “classics” that might not get much of a hearing otherwise.

God Is An Astronaut – Suicide By Star [Revive Records]
65daysofstatic – retreat! retreat! [Monotreme]
Epic 45 – River Traffic [Where Are My Records]
God Is An Astronaut – When Everything Dies [Revive Records]
Hood – over the land, over the sea (alternate version from extremely limited 4-track CD included with first 100 copies of the new album) [Domino]
Anticon – We Aint Fessin’ (double quotes) [Anticon]
Funkstörung w/ Quadracep & Doseone – Basic P.P.O. Blues [Studio !K7]
Sage Francis – Sea Lion (extended mix feat. Will Oldham, Alias & Saul Williams) [Epitaph]
Ra – mmt [Coredump]
Sleepy Town Manufacture – O Nei [Sutemos]
Tiki ObmarHelios remix [Merck]
Apparat – Not A Good Place [Shitkatapult]
Shadow Huntaz – American dreams [Skam]
Dwayne Sodahberk – Bird [Tigerbeat 6]
Junior Boys – Unbirthday [Kin] {Nick Kilroy RIP}
Rachel’s and Matmos – The Precise Temperature of Darkness (Matmos’ reconstruction of the Rachel’s track Full On Night) [Quaterstick]
Icarus – Gnog [Leaf]
Apparat – Silizium [Shitkatapult]
Curtis Chip – Happy Days (Could Be Real Mix by Enduser) [Ad Noiseam]
0=0 – 88 [dross:tik]
0=0 – Soda411 [Tigerbeat 6]
0=0 – Plastic Zero [dross:tik]
Pale – Trail of Honey [Painfree Foundsound Institute]
Main$tream – Drop Name Records [Painfree Foundsound Institute]
Maladroit – Unknown Ruffness [Lo-Fi Killers]
Keith Mason – Bender [Lo-fi Killers]
Inch-time – voyage to Brobdingnag [from his self-released album any colour you like]
Tunng – Fair Doreen [Static Caravan]
Prefuse 73 – Love You Bring [Warp Records]


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Sunday, 6th of February, 2005

Playlist 06.02.05 (7:30 pm)

You know it’s a new year when it’s actually FEBRUARY already. Feck!
Not much new in (relative to last week) tonight, but plenty of awesome stuff that’s still fresh as a very fresh thing… Bunch of tracks to start with from The The, incredible project of Matt Johnson since 1980, from post-punk through to the current day. I’ll play a few tracks from his first few albums, just for a picture of an amazingly creative artist working with samples and loops and weird effects yet creating some great pop music (in the most generalised interpretation of the word)…

The The – Red Cinders In The Sand [4AD]
The The – The Twilight Hour [Some Bizarre/Epic]
The The – Sweet Bird Of Truth (12″ version) [Epic]
Hinterlandt – Making Plans For Nigel [Alias Frequencies]
Saya, Takashi Ueno & Koji Shibuya from Majikick with John Chantler – Mizumitaida [track 2 from 3” CD on ::ROOM40:: – also downloadable from Fat Cat]
Keith Mason – Dam Strait [Lo-fi Killers]
Ben Thompson – track 5 from very limited 3” CD (no title given) [ROOM40]
Aesop Rock – Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives [Def Jux via The Wire]
Sage Francis – Sea Lion (extended mix feat. Will Oldham, Alias & Saul Williams) [Epitaph]
Shadow Huntaz – cdc [Skam]
Belladonnakillz – Damn Domestik Dispute [dross:tik]
Amon Tobin – One Day In My Garden [Ninja Tune]
Tom Zé – Curiosidade (Amon Tobin remix) [Luaka Bop]
Amon Tobin – Kokubo Sosho Battle [Ninja Tune]
End – Go [Tigerbeat6]
Tigrics – Slalom [from Chromalion, downloadable from here]
Vesna – Setmsk [Sutemos – from the Intelligent Toys 2 comp, downloadable from the site]
cyrusrex – dementiAuprise [Negative 3]
Rashamon – Windo Loca [High Point Lowlife]
65daysofstatic – install a beak in the heart that clucks time in arabic [Monotreme]
Hood – l. fading hills (alternate version from extremely limited 4-track CD included with first 100 copies of the new album) [Domino]
Hood – My Last August [Happy Go Lucky]
State River Widening – Touched [Vertical Form]
Hrvatski – plancton [Sillyboy]
Tracker – the Flurry (pt 1) [Top Shelf Comics]
Triosk – Chronosynclastic Infundibula [Leaf]
Gonzales – Paristocrats [No Format]
Bola – Effaninor [Skam]
EnduserLine 47 remix: Vishnu’s Eastern Block [Ad Noiseam]



 
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