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Sunday, 29th of January, 2006

Playlist 29.01.06 (9:24 pm)

Tonight, tonight, tonight… Yesssss. Um. Some great alt-hiphop, new to me, on the Endemik Music label, some beautiful new Coil from what is sadly their last album, and lots more…

Skyrider – Masters of Deception [Endemik Music]
Cathode – Chronophobia (with Caroline Thorp) [Distraction Records]
Jason Forrest – The Lure of You feat. Margareth Kammerer [Sonig]
Coil – Tattooed Man [World Serpent]
Third Eye Foundation – For All the Brothers and Sisters [Domino]
Aleks & The Ramps – Graveyard Etiquette [self-released, Ramps Assemble Records]
Pablo Dali – Pastels [Meupe]
Tim Koch – blue and grey (demo) [sent in by the venerably Mr Koch by mp3]
“Four Timer” – going to benize [This is part timer radically remixing a FourPlay jam from our new album to stunning effect. In excellent news, Moteer are releasing a CD of part timer (John of Clickits) later this year!]
Tunng – Pioneers (Tunng Version of Bloc Party tune) [Static Caravan]
Bloc Party – So Here We Are (Four Tet Remix) [Wichita]
This Heat – Horizontal Hold [ReR Megacorp]
Battles – IPT-2 [Dim Mak/Warp]
Locust – Penetration [R&S Records]
Funckarma – Wier [dub]
Restream – Centrefrequency [self-released shoegazey indietronica from Brisbane. Unfortunately the website seems to be down(?) so I’ll try and find an up-to-date link]
Skyrider – Everyday of Their Lives [Endemik Music]
Bleubird – cartoon love bubbles [Endemik Music]
Gauche – The Swindle [self-released EP]
Department of Eagles – The Horse You Ride [Melodic]
Madvillain – Rhinestone Cowboy (Four Tet remix) [Stones Throw]
Pasobionic – Empty Beat for Lonely Hippo [Sensory Projects]
Coil – Teenage Lightning 2005 [World Serpent]
Eddie Marcon – mukau [Preservation]
Chessie – Eyes and Smiles (Dntel remix) [Lok Musik]
Grizzly Bear – Merge (Dntel remix) [Kanine Records]
Third Eye Foundation – That Would Be Exhibiting The Same Weak Traits [Domino]
Debaser – Crazy Baldheads (Press Up mix) [Mashit!]
DJ C feat. Capleton – Conscience A Heng Dem (Aaron Spectre remix) [Mashit]
Enduser – M16 [Peace Off]
Daedelus – let’s be brave [Laboratory Instinct]
Faux Pas – White Light [self-released]

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Sunday, 22nd of January, 2006

Playlist 20.01.06 (9:06 pm)

Bogdan Raczynski surprises with a brilliant remix of Björk to start the show tonight; and speaking of remixes, just released is a new EP from Chessie featuring a wonderful Dntel remix that actually dates from 2003, and sounds it – yum!
Fair bit of other new stuff today too, as things start being released for 2006! (and no doubt things from 2005 keep slipping in too…)

Björk – Who Is It? (Shooting Stars & Asteroids mix by Bogdan Raczynski) [Rephlex]
Why? – Light Leaves [Anticon]
Jack Ladder – Witch [Spunk]
Machine Translations – Paris Road [Spunk]
Chessie – Eyes and Smiles (Dntel remix) [Lok Musik]
Winterville – slow fields [Black Cross Recordings]
part timer – going to benize [lovely unreleased stuff from John of Clickits, based in Melbourne… In excellent news, Moteer are releasing a CD of this solo stuff later this year!]
The Tigers – I Am Complaining [Feral Media]
Pablo Dali – California Grey [Meupe]
Pimmon – Stumbling [Meupe]
Tunng – Magpie Bites [Nowhere Fast Records]
Aleks & The Ramps – Cuts Make Scars [self-released, Ramps Assemble Records]
Grizzly Bear – Deep Sea Diver [Kanine Records]
Depeche Mode – A Pain That I’m Used To (Bitstream‘s Threshold Remix) [Mute]
Dannykrass – Margarine (remix of Butter by Gauche) [Invada]
Quench – Slick [Underscan Records]
Kettel – Mwoeb [Sending Orbs]
Ladyscraper – Osaka [Wrong Music]
Wisp – untethered [Sublight]
Mochipet vs Damiak – konstrukt still <3’s IDM Mix [Component]
Coldcut feat. Amiri Baraka – Boogeyman [Ninja Tune]
Eight Frozen Modules – my garden [Mutant Sniper]
QWERTY – Jungle tester (feat. the one & only Beanie Man) [hilarious drill’n’basscore from Marrickville, Sydney!]
Enduser – Kreep Step [Peace Off]
Tanya Horo & Jono Ma – Coil [“the artist formerly known as” Marvey King; excellent new indietronica (or whatever) from Sydney, still in demo form but sounding great!]
Isis – Weight (Fennesz remix) [Hydra Head Industries]
Inch-time – red in green [from his self-released album any colour you like]
Flim – Above Seagulls [Plinkity Plonk]
Jason Forrest – New Wave Folk Austerity [Sonig]
Hot Roddy – Personal Statement [unreleased]
City City City – good thanks [Holding Pattern/Remote Control]

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Sunday, 15th of January, 2006

Playlist 15.01.06 (9:11 pm)

More delving into the archives tonight… A few acts performing at the Sydney Festival, and not so much new stuff. But the Aleks & The Ramps disc (band from Melbourne) is fantastic, and it’s great to have new Keith Mason, via a compilation called it’s over, we don’t care on Castings‘ label Spanish Magic

Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet – I Almost Had A Weakness [Warner Brothers]
Elvis Costello – Shipbuilding [Rykodisc]
Robert Wyatt – Little Red Riding Hood Hit The Road [Hannibal]
Aleks & The Ramps – Intro (Ramp) [self-released, Ramps Assemble Records]
Aleks & The Ramps – If You Want It Come And Get It [self-released, Ramps Assemble Records]
Keith Mason – VTR [Spanish Magic]
The Earlies – Ride [Earworm]
Prefuse 73 featuring Four Tet – Creating Cyclical Headaches [Warp]
Four Tet – My angel rocks back and forth (Four teas on English time – Icarus remix) [Domino]
Aphex Twin – SAW II CD1 track1 (Four Tet remix) [Warp Records]
Pivot – La Mer [Sensory Projects]
Kettel – Shinusob [Sending Orbs]
Wisp – negions fail [Sublight]
randomNumber – in distant [Highpoint Lowlife]
Same Actor – Squash [Bip-Hop]
Same Actor – Hammer [Bip-Hop]
QWERTY – Nightmare Zan [self-released, excellent stuff from Marrickville, Sydney!]
Coldcut feat. Andrew Broder aka Fog – Whistle And A Prayer [Ninja Tune]
Machine Translations – Wolf on a String [Spunk]
Machine Translations – Broken Century [Way Over There]
Four Tet – Both when I am alone and we both are [Ache Records]
Four Tet – Track #4 from Live in Copenhagen, 30th March 2004 cdr (VERY limited) [Domino]
Faux Pas – Angles [self-released]
Prefuse 73 – Keeping Up With Your Quota [Warp]
Seven Horses – 3068 [Sensory Projects]
Department of Eagles – Sailing By Night [Melodic]
Grizzly Bear – Don’t Ask (Final Fantasy remix) [Kanine Records]
Why? – Act Five [Anticon]
Melodium – les psychotropes mes amis, puis mes ennemis… [Autres Directions in Music]
Aleks & The Ramps – Graveyard Etiquette [self-released, Ramps Assemble Records]
part timer – mekon [lovely unreleased stuff from John of Clickits, based in Melbourne… M..u..s..t….rel..e..a..s..e….album! We will find a way!!!]

Sunday, 8th of January, 2006

Playlist 08.01.06 (8:54 pm)

What with the dearth of new releases around this time of year, I’m going to play a small amount of new stuff that’s come in, but also delve into the archives. I’ve pulled a bunch of CDs off my “rock” shelves and we’ll see what we get. Nothing I haven’t played before, but some things which haven’t been heard for a while… And indeed a few more gems from 2005 found their way in as well, including some never-before-played (on this show, and possibly on Australian radio) stuff from the Sending Orbs label, run by Reimer Eising aka Kettel.

XTC – Harvest Festival [Idea Records/Cooking Vinyl]
Talk Talk – Ascension Day [Polydor]
Larsen – Play [Important Records]
Autechre – Nuane [Warp]
Tanya Horo & Jono Ma – Dark Beauty [“the artist formerly known as” Marvey King; excellent new indietronica (or whatever) from Sydney, still in demo form but sounding great!]
Plankton – Insomnia (Grievous Remix) [Feral Media]
ii – beofre [Steady Cam]
Yo La Tengo – Autumn Sweater (Kevin Shields remix) [Matador]
Grizzly Bear – Shift (Son remix) [Kanine Records]
Gauche – Green Lights (a remix by Comatone) [Invada]
Funckarma – Lignite [originally released on the Part 5 12” on dub, now available on CD on Sending Orbs]
Kettel – Through friendly waters [Sending Orbs]
Funckarma – Sphere [originally released on the Bourbon Sounds 12” on Delicatessen, now available on CD on Sending Orbs]
Kettel – Pinch of Peer [Sending Orbs]
howard – farewell ariana (howard remix) [self-released]
Woodcraft Folk – Willow Beauty [Earworm]
Department of Eagles – The Horse You Ride [Melodic]
Tunng – Jay Down [Earworm]
Can – Yoo Doo Right (3P mix) [Mute]
Can – Vitamin C [Spoon Records]
Can – Oh Yeah (Sunroof mix by Gareth Jones and Daniel Miller) [Mute]
The The – Another Boy Drowning [4AD]
Githead – Alpha [Swim ~]
The For Carnation – Tales (Live From The Crypt) [Neatly Folded Music/Touch & Go]
Machine Translations – A Ghost Rides [Spunk]
Epic 45 – England Fallen Over [Make Mine Music]

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Sunday, 1st of January, 2006

Playlist 01.01.06 (9:04 pm)

Part two of the Utility Fog 2005 retrospective. Last week I played a whole lot of stuff that rocked my world in the last year, but boy oh boy there’s heaps more. So we’ll have another 3 hours of great 2005 releases, and maybe I’ll slip in a couple of items that will be grabbing our attention in early 2006.

David Sylvian – The Heart Knows Better (Remixed by Sweet Billy Pilgrim) [Samadhi Sound]
Sufjan Stevens – COME ON! FEEL THE ILLINOISE! Part I: The World’s Columbian Exposition; Part II: Car; Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream [Asthmatic Kitty/Spunk]
Bar Kokhba Sextet – Lilin (live at Tonic, Sept 12, 2003 [Tzadik]
Aronas – Happy Song [Strange Records/Vitamin]
Jackson & His Computer Band – Hard Tits [Warp]
Jason Forrest – Dust Never Settles [Sonig]
The Flashbulb – kirlian shores [Sublight]
Four Tet – this is six minutes [Domino]
Faux Pas – White Light [self-released]
Melodium – se rayer provisoirement de la liste des vivants [Autres Directions in Music]
Scissors for Sparrow – Pitter Pattern [self-released CDR Oh… hello!]
Tunng – Magpie Bites [Nowhere Fast Records]
Akron/Family – Before and Again [Young God]
Department of Eagles – Sailing By Night [Melodic]
Jack Ladder – It’s True [Spunk]
Eddie Marcon – amime [Preservation]
Fog – The Poor Fella [Lex Records]
World’s End Girlfriend – Satan Veludo Children [MIDI Creative co.]
Youthmovie Soundtrack Strategies – …Spooks the Horse (65daysofstatic remix) [available as a download from ymss.org.uk and on a CD from Fierce Panda]
65daysofstatic – await rescue [Monotreme]
Exile – Silicon Chop [Planet µ]
µ-Ziq – Ease Up [Planet µ]
Enduser – End of a Beginning (Sublight Version) [Sublight]
Belladonnakillz – Tribute 2 Drugz [dross:tik]
Venetian Snares – Aanguish [Planet µ]
Frog Pocket – Celebrimbor Tur-Anion [Planet µ]
randomNumber – autumn shine [High Point Lowlife]

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