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Sunday, 25th of May, 2008

Playlist 25.05.08 (11:44 pm)

More scintillating sounds tonight! hellosQuare, from Canberra, goes from strength to strength, with two new releases this week: Seaworthy have a split 3″ with M. Rösner, and Adrian Klumps has a new trio with Abel Cross and Ryan Finn called 3ofmillions – stupendous stuff.
There’s a new album out from The Herd, as you’ve probably, er, “herd”. For full disclosure, I’m playing on a couple of tracks (“The King is Dead” and Kenny’s lovely track “The Next Movement”, which I played tonight), but I’m a big fan anyway, and it’s awesome :)
We’ve also got Nat Baldwin, double bass player, ex-basketballer, ex-member of Dirty Projectors
We have a stunning new track from Autechre, from their new release Quaristice.Quadrange.ep.ae, which is dribbling out track-by-track over the next week and a bit – 8 tracks already available to download via the link! The track I played tonight is their funkiest in a while, in their own sweet way. Also immense new(ish) dubstep from Bucharest’s TRG, and some new Planet µ goodness courtesy of Plan B Magazine – a cover CD for the current issue, naturally called Plan µ.
And snuck away near the end of the show, a new track from Part Timer – more next week, from his latest swag of tracks that he sent my way. Always a pleasure!

Gig of the week is this Thursday at the Excelsior Hotel on Foveaux St Surry Hills: Underlapper, Telafonica and Ampersand bringing post-rocky delights. But also, from Wednesday through to Saturday The Necks are playing some very special shows at the Studio @ the Sydney Opera House, with visuals supplied by drummer Tony Buck. Should be magical.

Seaworthy – The Moment Everyone Goes Quiet 1 & 2 [hellosQuare]
The Herd – Kids Learn Quick [Elefant Traks]
Secret Chiefs 3 – Hamaya [Tzadik]
Nat Baldwin – Enter The Light Out [Broken Sparrow Records]
Brael/Tokyo Bloodworm – Saturn Shine [Moteer]
Sunken Foal – Dutch Elm [Planet µ]
Venetian Snares – Miss Balaton [Planet µ]
TRG – Time Is Now [Immerse Records]
Autechre – Perlence range 7 [Warp]
Avey Tare – I’m Your Eagle Kisser [Rare Book Room]
Ampersand – Fish Markets [promo]
Palms – Der Koenig [Rare Book Room]
Telafonica – Nothing Ventured [promo]
Samara Lubelski – Ego Blossoms [Rare Book Room]
3ofmillions – golden calf [hellosQuare]
Odd Nosdam – eat [Anticon]
Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – The Beat That My Heart Skipped [Sunday Best]
Madvillain vs Four Tet – Great Day [Stones Throw]
The Herd – The Next Movement [Elefant Traks]
the boats – asylum [self-released]
Part Timer – con cetta remix [unreleased]
Scuba – Suck [Hotflush]


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Sunday, 18th of May, 2008

Playlist 18.05.08 (11:11 pm)

Tonight I featured a fantastic compilation put out by Brooklyn’s Rare Book Room called Living Bridge. Found out about it via the Deerhunter blog. Fantastic stuff – and the opening track tonight is the opening track from the album, and is pure genius. Later we have Secret Chiefs 3‘s interpretations of John Zorn‘s new Masada compositions, marvellous post-rock from Melbourne’s the boats, and heaps more.

Avey Tare – I’m Your Eagle Kisser [Rare Book Room]
Animal Collective – Cobwebs [Domino]
Fabulous Diamonds – LP track 1 [Nervous Jerk]
Liars – Panic Buttom [Tomlab]
Liars – Army of Me [Stereogum] {from the tribute to Björk’s Postfree download here!}
Secret Chiefs 3 – Shoel [Tzadik]
Silver Bone Tone – Cockroach [demo. Buy/download tracks @last.fm]
Underlapper – Meanderthal (Pretty Boy Crossover remix) [Feral Media]
Scuba – From Within [Hotflush]
Scuba – Suck [Hotflush]
Cars & Trains – The Sky Is Clear (w/ Sole) [Circle Into Square]
Saul Williams – Twice The First Time [Ninja Tune]
Sage Francis – Sea Lion (extended mix feat. Will Oldham, Alias & Saul Williams) [Epitaph]
Baby Dee – The Earlie King [Drag City]
Current 93 – The Beautiful Dancing Dust (feat. vox from Antony, remixed by Matmos) [Durtro Jnana]
TV on the Radio – On A Train [self-released]
the boats – strawberry [self-released]
Deerhunter – After Class [Rare Book Room]
Shearwater – Home Life [Matador]
La Lus – Contendo [Rare Book Room]
Doldrums – Not A Slave [Rare Book Room]
moustrapreplica – Maybe Stars [self-released]
the boats – warmth from a window [self-released]
The Declining Winter – the clock ticking gently in the hall [Rusted Rail]
Guy Blackman – Mortified [Unstable Ape]
The Boy Who Spoke Clouds – Misgiving [demo]
David Lynch – Ghost of Love [David Lynch Music Company]


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Sunday, 11th of May, 2008

Playlist 11.05.08 (11:14 pm)

Big new release of tonight is the newie from The Declining Winter, aka Richard Vincent Adams of Hood. It’s a beauty. Also the idm-meets-dubstep of Scuba, ex-pat Sydneysider Moving Ninja, a new free track from beautiful chamber-folk dude Inlets, New Zealand experimentalism from Alastair Galbraith and some rather odd stuff from Melbourne’s Fabulous Diamonds

Animal Collective – Street Flash [Domino]
Our Brother The Native – as they fell beneath us [Fat Cat]
The Declining Winter – summer turns to hurt [Rusted Rail]
aus – Moraine (Bracken Remix) [Preco]
Aphex Twin – Start as you mean to go on [Warp]
Scuba – Ruptured [Hotflush]
Scuba – The Upside [Hotflush]
Moving Ninja – Blackout [Tectonic]
Cardopusher – Fighters Unite [Peace Off]
Christina Aguilera – Ain’t No Other Man (Blaerg Oral Fistfuck remix) [Mashit! Podcast]
Dan Rossen – Too Little Too Late [download from La Blogoteque or the Grizzly Bear blog]
Inlets – Your Good Arm [free download from Stereogum]
Ass – Wheels and Wings [Headspin Recordings]
Tom Carter & Christian Kiefer – Go Dig My Grave (Railroad Boy) [Preservation]
The Boy Who Spoke Clouds – Traces [demo]
Founder – vaster than… (live at the Hopetoun 2004) [Your Medical Records – bootleg?]
Spartak – Sunstrokes [forthcoming (on hellosQuare?)]
Alastair Galbraith – skip [Nextbestway]
Tall Dwarfs – dare to tread [Flying Nun]
Alastair Galbraith – drift [Nextbestway]
Fabulous Diamonds – LP track 2 [Nervous Jerk]
My Disco – Calling Cure [Nervous Jerk]
Guy Blackman – Unsteady [Nervous Jerk]
Psapp – Sad Song [Tomlab]
aus – Headphone Girl (State River Widening Remix) [Preco]
The Declining Winter – hey, nick heyward [Rusted Rail]
Downpour – Hey Charles Hayward [Drop Beat]
The Declining Winter – oh god c’mon [Rusted Rail]
Part Timer – somewhere that you feel safe [flaü] {from the beautiful album Blue, now available locally through Fuse}
Serafina Steer – Eggs [Static Caravan]
The Notwist – Hands On Us [Domino Records]
Mandelbrot Set – Astronomy and Allied Sciences [2] [Highpoint Lowlife]
Silver Bone Tone – Turn [demo]


Sunday, 4th of May, 2008

Playlist 04.05.08 (11:26 pm)

Couple of older items in tonight’s playlist, including a live Founder CD I’d never seen, from 2004, and last year’s fantastic esp comp on Melbourne’s Nervous Jerk label. Also from Melbourne are the wonderful The Boy Who Spoke Clouds, who kindly sent in a CD of hopefully forthcoming tracks.
We also had an Australian percussion work from 1985 by Nigel Westlake, performed by Michael Askill from Sydney’s original percussion ensemble, Synergy Percussion, who performed recently at Carriageworks

Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts IV track 6 (I think) [self-released]
Founder – Charles Dickens (live at the Hopetoun 2004) [Your Medical Records – bootleg?]
Hi God People – The Sunshine Decides [Nervous Jerk]
The Boy Who Spoke Clouds – Misgiving [demo]
Ass – It’s Really A Good Reason [Headspin Recordings]
Portishead – The Rip [Universal]
Nigel Westlake – Omphalo Centric Lecture (performed by Michael Askill) [Souther Cross Records]
Susumu Yokota – A Heart-warming and Beautiful Flower Will Eventually Wither Away and Become Dirt [Lo Recordings]
Susumu Yokota – The Scream of a Sage Who Lost Freedom and Love Taken for Granted Before [Lo Recordings]
Hood – lo band width [Lo Recordings]
The Notwist – On Planet Off [Domino Records]
The Notwist – Day 7 [Duophonic]
The Notwist – Solitaire [Domino Records]
The Notwist – Lichter (Console-Rmx) [Alien Transistor]
Karoshi – Like Air From Your Lungs [demo]
Mt. Eerie – Cooking [Nervous Jerk]
Mt. Eerie – A Sentimental Song [Tomlab]
Final Fantasy – Joys [Tomlab]
Talkdemonic – Cascade Locks [Arena Rock]
Lymbyc Systym – …So We Can Sleep (Daedelus Remix) [Mush]
Four Tet – Swimmer [Domino]
Foals – Cassius (Keiran Hebden Version) [Transgressive]
The Boy Who Spoke Clouds – Rusty Bed [demo]
Spartak – Ostpolitik (draft 1) [hellosQuare]
Atlas Sound – The Time I Spent With Nico [download from Deerhunter blog]
Francis Plagne – Untitled [Nervous Jerk]
Klumpes Ahmad – Her Lovers And My Letter Hand [unreleased promo!]
Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts IV track 9 [self-released]
Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works Vol II CD1 Tk2 (aka Radiator) [Warp]
Silver Bone Tone – Tearburn [demo]



 
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