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Sunday, 30th of November, 2008

Playlist 30.11.08 (10:09 pm)

Tonight, some “almost live” Why?, more from the incredible new Fennesz album, the new Distance album which features a second CD with all his Chestplate tracks, and more…

Youthmovies – Sad Trash (feat. Adam Gnade) [BLAST First (petite)]
Youthmovies – Magdalen Bridge/Golden Palace (Hugo Manuel remix) [BLAST First (petite)]
Jonquil – Square Rigger [Try Harder]
Why? – A Sky For Shoeing Horses Under (Almost Live From Eli’s Live Room) [not on label]
Björk – Possibly Maybe [One Little Indian]
Brian Campeau – Then Came The Sun [self-released]
Final Fantasy & Ed Droste – Possibly Maybe [Stereogum] {free download from here!}
Castanets – High Plain 1 [Asthmatic Kitty]
Castanets – Glory B [Asthmatic Kitty]
Fennesz – The Colour of Three (feat. Anthony Pateras) [Touch]
Ekkehard Ehlers Plays Albert Ayler 2 [Staubgold]
Maga Bo – Analys D’Amor feat. K-Libre and Edouard Manga on kora [Soot]
Maga Bo – Nakhil feat. K-Libre [Soot]
Distance – Headstrung/Repercussions/Misfit [Planet µ]
Distance – No Sunshine [Planet µ]
Kosheen – Guilty (Plastician remix) [not on label]
The Long Lost – Woebegone (Flying Lotus‘ Luckiest Charm) [Ninja Tune]
Monk Fly feat. Camilla Hill – I Saw You First (Anomie remix) [Frequency Lab]
Breakage – Callahan [Digital Soundboy]
Silver Bone Tone – September [demo/self-released]
Fennesz – Perfume For Winter [Touch]
3ofmillions – inconvenient thankyou [space dairy records]
Why? – The Hollows (Almost Live From Eli’s Live Room) [not on label]
Alias – Death Watch [Anticon]
satanicpornocultshop – c’est bien trop tard (feat. Catherine Ferroyer Blanch) [Vivo]
Tunng – Shove It [Static Caravan]
St. Just Vigilantes – Your Name Like Night In My Mouth [Static Caravan]
Children of the Wave – And then the rain came [Sensory Projects]
Ulrich Schnauss – Stars (Kunstlerpaar dub by Andrew Prinz of Mahogany) [Independiente]
Katharina Franck – Faithful Friend (Ulrich Schnauss remix) [Download from Amazon]
Qua – Dance of the Three Fours [Love & Mercy Records]


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Sunday, 23rd of November, 2008

Playlist 23.11.08 (10:11 pm)

Tonight, we’ve got Youthmovies as usual being a bit different (and excellent) on a new EP, we’ve got the stunning new album from Fennesz, some lovely shoegazey folk(tronica?) from benoît pioulard, and the excellent freak folk of St. Just Vigilantes… and more…

Plus we had Abel & Adrian from 3ofmillions in to talk about their fantastic new album immediate, which they’re launching this coming Saturday (the 30th of November) at the Sound Lounge (downstairs at Seymour Centre). Rock up at 8:30pm for two sets of improvised post-jazz/improv.

Youthmovies – Become An Island (feat. Adam Gnade & Hugo Manuel) [BLAST First (petite)]
Fennesz – Black Sea [Touch]
benoît pioulard – coup de foudre [kranky]
benoît pioulard – ragged tint [kranky]
3ofmillions – hand of god [space dairy records]
3ofmillions – accepting what is [space dairy records]
Lawrence English & Tom Hall – Press, Breathe [Presto!?]
St. Just Vigilantes – Rose Grenades [Static Caravan]
The Riflebirds – Four Years in the Woods [lofly]
St. Just Vigilantes – In Moderate Praise of Senseless Mobs [Static Caravan]
The Riflebirds – I’m Tired [lofly]
benoît pioulard – ardoise [kranky]
benoît pioulard – ash into the sky [kranky]
Rumskib – Springtime [Rubber Records]
Underground Lovers – Your Eyes [Guernica/4AD/Polydor (Aus)]
Mist & Sea – Like A Vampire [Popfrenzy via Rubber Records]
Funckarma – Vell Vagranz [n5MD]
Distance – Konkrete [Planet µ]
Scuba – Twitch (Jamie Vex’d remix) [Hotflush]
Silver Bone Tone – Goin Nowhere Fast [demo]
Williams Break – Aquarian Love-In [demo]
Richmond Lamarr – heather & gabriel [self-released]
Brian Campeau – Then Came The Sun [self-released]
Department of Eagles – Balmy Night [4ad]
Cdatakill – Raining Glass (remix by Abelcain) [Ad Noiseam]


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Sunday, 16th of November, 2008

Playlist 16.11.08 (10:08 pm)

Drum’n’bass producer Breakage starts tonight’s show with his first foray into real dubstep, after a number of awesome dubsteppy d’n’b tunes of late.
Then we have something new from Brian Campeau, who ends the show with another beautiful new track.
There’s somewhat-post-rocky indie stuff from Brisbane’s The Riflebirds, and Sydney dubstep artist Anomie remixing Monk Fly.
We have a new track from 3ofmillions, whose pianist/keyboardist Adrian Klumpes will be dropping in next week for a chat about their new album and album launch.

We had Richard Barbieri (ex-Japan keyboardist), some freaky new Murcof, some excellent new shoegaze from Rubber RecordsTake Me On The Wildest Spree compilation, new Momus (collaborating with Germlin), old northstation and the amazing Maga Bo… and more!

Breakage – Untitled (from Callahan 12″) [Digital Soundboy]
Brian Campeau – Then Came The Sun [self-released]
The Riflebirds – Gone Too Far [lofly]
Monk Fly feat. Camilla Hill – I Saw You First (Anomie remix) [Frequency Lab]
The Riflebirds – El Cazador de Trofeo [lofly]
3ofmillions – conscription [space dairy records]
Richard Barbieri – Cave [kscope]
Björk feat. Thom YorkeNattura [One Little Indian]
Murcof – Louis XIV’s Demons [Leaf]
Colleen – le bateau [Leaf]
Bela Emerson – Skinny Fingers [BiP_HOp]
entertainmentforthebraindead – resolutions (part timer remix) [download via moteer]
Pikelet – My Piano [self-released]
Heidi Elva – Lovers or Strangers (part timer remix) [unreleased]
Smile Down Upon Us – Two Weeks Last Summer [Static Caravan]
Lymbyc Systym – …So We Can Sleep (Daedelus Remix) [Mush]
Sunken Foal – Cash Poor [Planet µ]
Vert – All These Things I Know feat. Louis Moholo & Stan Tracey/Matthew Shipp & Guillermo E. Brown/David S. Ware [Sonig]
Vert – scope/lifetime [Sonig]
Funckarma – Fraid Shim [n5MD]
Ulrich Schnauss – Stars (Maps Remix) [Independiente]
Echodrone – Here We Are [Rubber Records]
Fluorescent – Sleeping [Rubber Records]
Momus – Ichabod Crane [American Patchwork/Darla]
Robert Lippok & Caroline Thorpe – Freedom! [Fractured Recordings] {The George Michael song, not the WHAM! one…}
halfset – riversong (northstation remix) [slow loris]
northstation – unending [slow loris]
Maga Bo – Homeboys (feat. Max Normal) [Soot]
Brian Campeau – Who Cares? [self-released]


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Sunday, 9th of November, 2008

Playlist 09.11.08 (10:12 pm)

Newtown Festival day, always a hot/sunny one! I dashed in after an after-party, as you do, with a big pile of new stuff to foist on you as usual.
We had a number of contributions from Vol. 9 of the bip_hop generation series on (surprisingly) the BiP_HOp label, including Sydney’s own Adrian Klumpes. Also in, is the new album from his amazing trio 3ofmillions, which is out in a couple of weeks and getting launched at the end of the month.
We’ve got the second in Funckarma‘s dubstep-influenced dubstoned series of EPs, plus a new album from the duo, and some new “mutant dubstep” from Cardopusher and something from the debut compilation also on the Greek label Spectraliquid.
The Bug (appearing at next year’s Sydney Festival!) gives us a new single, and also his new duo with Ricky Ranking, King Midas Sound.
In the middle, a few pieces of a more “post”-classical bent, including looped and effected electric cello from Bela Emerson (not very classical at all), Jóhann Jóhannsson first covering Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark, and then combining orchestral and electronic music on his new album Fordlândia. Plus we had a couple of Max Richter‘s 24 Postcards in Full Colour.
Later back to the electronic with Funckarma, and also some amazing stuff from Abelcain & Cdatakill on the ever-reliable Ad Noiseam.

Amazingly, I didn’t even cover all of the new loot from this week, so next week there’ll be more lovely new sounds for ya.

Adrian Klumpes – Together Under Clouds Rolling In [BiP_HOp]
3ofmillions – conscription [space dairy records]
The Bug feat. Killa P & Flow Dan – Ganja [Ninja Tune]
King Midas Sound – Cool Down [Hyperdub]
Funckarma – Nays of Dight [Ad Noiseam]
Cardopusher – Toothsmasher (Innasekt rmx) [Spectraliquid]
Mobthrow – Deathstep [Spectraliquid]
Bela Emerson – Dangerous Friday [BiP_HOp]
Greg Davis and Sébastien Roux – san francisco [ahornfelder]
Kammerflimmer Kollektief – Kassiber [BiP_HOp]
Bela Emerson – Phosphorus [BiP_HOp]
Illàchime Quartet – Cluster pt. 1 [BiP_HOp]
Lawrence English – Organs Lost At Sea [Touch]
Christian Fennesz plays Charles Matthews – Amoroso [Touch]
Jóhann Jóhannsson – Souvenir [Fractured Recordings] {OMD cover}
Jóhann Jóhannsson – Melodia (Guidelines for a Space Propulsion Device Based on Heim’s Quantum Theory) [4ad]
Max Richter – Lullaby from the Westcoast Sleepers [Fat Cat‘s 130701 imprint]
Saddleback – Seven Miles (Aaron Martin interpretation) [Preservation]
Max Richter – A Song for H / Far Away [Fat Cat‘s 130701 imprint]
Saddleback – Scramble To (Post interpretation) [Preservation]
Silver Bone Tone – Swing [promo]
QWERTY – warmnessy6 [unreleased]
Funckarma – Fraid Shim [N5MD]
Cdatakill – Nothing Can Damn My Soul (remix by Abelcain) [Ad Noiseam]
The Teknoist – Closing Up VIP [Ad Noiseam]
Abelcain – Black Bone Orchid (remix by Cdatakill) [Ad Noiseam] {sampling Shostakovich’s 8th string quartet I note. Nice!}
Juana Molina – Los Hongos De Marosa [Domino]


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Sunday, 2nd of November, 2008

Playlist 02.11.08 (10:13 pm)

There wasn’t a lot of new stuff this week, but the new Deerhunter double-shot is FBi’s album of the week for this week! So we had a bit of Deerhunter special…
Some new stuff from Sydney’s QWERTY – it’s been a while! Excellent sounding glitchy drill’n’bassy electronica.
And a swag of new remixes from the ever-prolific, ever-excellent part timer.

Sunken Foal – On Platinum Rays [Planet µ]
The Chap – Caution Me (Thee More Shallows remix) [Lo Recordings]
The Chap – Brace Brace [Lo Recordings]
Anthony Buck – Kayla [Vitamin]
Ohana – Our Distant Foundations [Imperative Residence]
Deerhunter – Young Layer [Stickfigure Records]
Deerhunter – Hazel St [Kranky]
Deerhunter – Fluorescent Grey [Kranky]
Deerhunter – Twilight At Carbon Lake [Kranky/4AD]
Deerhunter – Operation [Kranky/4AD]
Keiran Hebden and Steve Reid – Departure [Domino]
d_rradio – blow out (let’s build forests remix by ylid remix) [Distraction]
entertainmentforthebraindead – fences (part timer remix) [unreleased]
Heidi Elva – Lovers or Strangers (part timer remix) [unreleased]
New North Wales – tears (part timer remix) [unreleased]
Underlapper – Lawn Bowls and Linda Ronstadt (Chris Perren‘s lawn bowls and Philip Glass remix) [forthcoming on Feral Media]
Mr Maps – Your Heels in Sand, Head in Pursuit [unreleased, listen at last.fm]
Korn – Coming Undone (Funckarma remix) [Vell Vagranz special area]
Calmon-H-Salmon – Draftface [QWERTY – unreleased]
QWERTY – glitchtest [unreleased]
QWERTY – second2 [self-released]
Silver Bone Tone – Soft and Squishy [unreleased]
Sunken Foal – Cash Poor [Planet µ]
Department of Eagles – Waves of Rye [4ad]
Cex – No Drag [Wildfire Wildfire Records]
Various Production – Warchild [free download via their mailing list]
Gang Gang Dance – Princes [Warp]
Micachu – Lone Ranger [BrikaBrak]
The Matthew Herbert Big Band – one life [Accidental Records/!K7]
Richmond Lamarr – merlynstone [self-released]
Keith Fullerton Whitman – Vier Fanfares [STRP/Basta]
Jason Forrest – Blood, Blood Everywhere [Sonig]
Qua – Dance of the Three Fours [Love & Mercy Records]
Mountains in the Sky – Synaptic Cleft [Love & Mercy Records]
Alias – I Heart Drum Machines [Anticon]


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