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Sunday, 28th of August, 2005

Playlist 28.08.05 (10:03 pm)

Starting with a true oddity tonight, from Sufjan Stevens' very strange and cool Enjoy Your Rabbit album from a few years back... And because it's FBi's second birthday sometime right about now, I thought I'd delve into the back-catalogue and play a couple of tracks from the very first Utility Fog ever...

Sufjan Stevens - Year of the Rat [Asthmatic Kitty]
Sufjan Stevens - Jacksonville [Asthmatic Kitty/Spunk]
Four Tet - Unspoken (promo version with intact Tori Amos sample, from Winter) [Domino Records]
Enduser - Basement [Mirex]
part timer - morepiano [unreleased wonderfulness from John of Clickits, based in Melbourne]
Aronas - Happy Song [Strange Records/Vitamin]
Matthew Herbert - An Empire of Coffee [Accidental Records]
4 Layers of 9 - Hodogaya [Sound Malfunction]
Frog Pocket - Eye Beby Y Ben II [Planet µ]
Clue to Kalo - ignore the forest floor [Mush/Spunk]
Giardini di Mirò - The Swimming Season (Hood remix) [2.nd rec]
Plonn - Many Hours Passed [F Communications]
Melodium - la fin de tout [Autres Directions in Music]
Steffen Basho-Junghans - Nothing, but Nice [Preservation]
Qua - devil eyes [Surgery]
Khonnor - An Ape Is Loose [Type/Speak & Spell]
Signer - Machines at Low Tide [Carpark]
Bloc Party - So Here We Are (Four Tet Remix) [Wichita]
Kayip - Gryningsfabriken [Sonic360]
Scissors for Sparrow - Moping, Coping, Hoping [self-released CDR Oh... hello!]
Pivot - La Mer [Sensory Projects]
Vorpal - Gymnopedie v1.01 [Cockrockdisco]
Mr. Mezzy - s.m.b.#1, w-1,1-1 [dross:tik]
0=0 - Soda411 [Tigerbeat 6]
Exile - Silicon Chop [Planet µ]
Arcon 2 - Liquid Earth Part 1 [Reinforced]
Source Direct - Black Domina [Science]
Foley - willow [From an awesome self-released CD of solo stuff from Alon Ilsar, drummer in Sydney quintet Gauche. This track features his partner Jane Sheldon, also from Gauche, on vocals]
QWERTY - soundtrack 1 mix [self-released, excellent stuff from Marrickville, Sydney!]
Downliners Sekt - The Pledge [F Communications]
The Random Numbers - Fluffy Space Rocket [demo mp3, created entirely on a Palm Tungsten T on various trips on the Tube in London, by an Aussie expatriate from Melbourne]

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Sunday, 21st of August, 2005

Playlist 21.08.05 (10:12 pm)

Tonight, Matthew Herbert gives us the politicised sounds of food, we have new sounds from Melbourne's lovely Mr Jon "Scissors for Sparrow" Tzhia, awesome live duo material from Keith Fullerton Whitman and Greg Davis on Keith's Entschuldigen label, new Aaron Spectre vs Aarktica... all good!

Subtle - The Long Voice of the Law (remix of "The Long Vein of the Law by Mike Patton with Alexis Anne) [Lex Records]
Matthew Herbert - The Truncated Life of a Modern Industrialised Chicken [Accidental Records]
part timer - hopeless daytime [unreleased wonderfulness from John of Clickits, based in Melbourne - currently available as a download from Igloo Mag - search for "part-timer" or go to downloads]
Alarm Will Sound - 4 [Cantaloupe Music] {More from the Aphex Twin covers album by this contemporary classical ensemble}
The Bad Plus - Flim [Columbia]
Pivot - Incidental Backcloth [Sensory Projects]
Gauche - Savoir Faire [Invada]
Scissors for Sparrow - Block Transit [self-released CDR Oh... hello!]
Frog Pocket - Celebrimbor Tur-Anion [Planet µ]
Exile - Spring Cum Air [Planet µ]
Dollboy - Cymbaline and Celeste (Dollbeast remix by Tunng) [Static Caravan/Different Drummer]
Epic 45 - Onwards As The World Sinks [Make Mine Music]
Little Aida - One Thing Lost [little rat records (self-released)]
Keith Fullerton Whitman and Greg Davis - second half of live performance at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA on April 29th 2005 [Entschuldigen]
Three Month Sunset - stom-ache [self-released, demo? - has a release out early 2006 from the lovely hellosQuare recordings]
Frog Pocket - Follow Erol Raët [Planet µ]
Amina - fjarskanistan [Speak n Spell]
Tujiko Noriko (with Aki Onda, Sakana Hosomi Lawrence English) - Tablet for Memory [Room40]
Akron/Family - Before and Again [Young God]
Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day [Asthmatic Kitty/Spunk]
Aarktica - Ocean (Aaron Spectre remix) [Moonbunny]
Hrvatski - Une Drôle de Journée [Ache Records] {finally out! part of the Divorce Series of split 7"s}
Exile - Open Mike [Planet µ]
Enduser - Timehold [Outbreak]
End - World Went Down (Silly Lil' Planet's Going Down remix by Society Cleaners) [Hymen]
The Flashbulb - passage d [Sublight]
QWERTY - Hello There [self-released, excellent stuff from Marrickville, Sydney!]
Scissors for Sparrow - South Sea Syndrome [self-released CDR Oh... hello!]

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Sunday, 14th of August, 2005

Playlist 14.08.05 (10:13 pm)

New stuff from contemporary classical group Alarm Will Sound covering Aphex Twin, Sigur Rós collaborators Amina, Sydney indie-post-rockers Little Aida, Tujiko Noriko in collaboration with Lawrence English... plus amazing complex futuristic drum'n'bass from Exile on Planet µ and two beautiful remixes of Giardini di Mirò.

Sufjan Stevens - They Are Night Zombies! They Are Neighbors! They Have Come Back From the Dead! Ahhhh! [Asthmatic Kitty/Spunk]
Akron/Family - Lumen [Young God]
Alarm Will Sound - Cock/Ver 10 [Cantaloupe Music] {Yep, Aphex Twin cover from this contemporary classical ensemble - from a whole album of AFX covers by them. Pretty cool.}
Ilkae - (Daedelus remix) [Merck]
howard - a musical interpretation of myself [from unreleased album Electronic Music of a Programmatic Nature - great undiscovered Sydney talent, soon to be released so check his website and this radio show for more info]
Amina - hemipode [Speak n Spell]
Three Month Sunset - threads [self-released, demo? - has a release out early 2006 from the lovely hellosQuare recordings]
Little Aida - Laika [little rat records (self-released)]
Tujiko Noriko (with Lawrence English) - Niagara Hospital [Room40]
Giardini di Mirò - Last Night in Bairs (remixed by The Sea with help from their friends The Boats) [2.nd rec]
Clickits - in my field of view [Moteer]
part timer - hear... to something [unreleased wonderfulness from John of Clickits, based in Melbourne]
Subtle - the long vein of the law (remix by Hrvatski) [Lex Records]
End - The Sick Generation (El Lubo mix by Foetus) [Hymen]
Gauche - Butter [Invada]
Ni-Hao! - Candy [Ten-Zen-Men]
Radarmaker - Atlas Shrugged [self-released EP from this great Perth post-rock band]
Giardini di Mirò - The Swimming Season (Hood remix) [2.nd rec]
Scissors for Sparrow - Swim Proper [self-released dizzy donor CDR]
Ill Bravados - Hall of Annexed Records [Feral Media]
Alarm Will Sound - Cliffs (SAW II CD1 track1) [Cantaloupe Music] {Another track from the Aphex Twin covers album Acoustica - this one so note-perfect it's pretty stunning}
Aphex Twin - SAW II CD1 track1 (Four Tet remix) [Warp Records]
Pivot - Montecore [Sensory Projects]
µ-Ziq - Ease Up [Planet µ]
Exile - Silicon Chop [Planet µ]
Venetian Snares - Hajnal [Planet µ]
Rotator - Ruptch "A_ttak (a remix of Descarridada by DJ /Rupture) [Brøklyn Beats]
Noize Creator - In Memory Of [Thorntree]
Exile - Broken Language (Exile remix of John B) [Planet µ]
Sage Francis - Sun vs Moon [Epitaph]

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Sunday, 7th of August, 2005

Playlist 07.08.05 (10:05 pm)

The usual hodge-podge tonight - stuff inspired by things that have happened this week, new stuff, old stuff, la la la. Newness includes the awesome Japanese punk-pop madness that is Ni-Hao!, and a new µ-Ziq 12"! Also crazy remix action from End (remixes of End, that is)...

Radarmaker - Arm vs. Fiery Antenna [self-released EP from this great Perth post-rock band]
Ni-Hao! - Candy [Ten-Zen-Men]
Gang Gang Dance - God's Money V [The Social Registry]
Tujiko Noriko - Narita Made [Tomlab]
Clickits - Lilophone [Moteer]
David Holmes - Coming Home To The Sun [Go! Discs]
µ-Ziq - Wergle The Proud [Planet µ]
Pivot - Helps None But Hurts None [Sensory Projects]
QWERTY - Nightmare Zan [self-released, excellent stuff from Marrickville, Sydney!]
End - Brooklyn Home Invastion (Le Grand Remix by Ning Nong) [Hymen]
Ni-Hao! - i love smurfy [Ten-Zen-Men]
Akron/Family - Before and Again [Young God]
Tunng - No Man Can Find The War [Full Time Hobby]
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]
Final Fantasy - Please Please Please [Tomlab]
Why? - Miss Ohio's Nameless [Anticon]
Pia Fraus - Mooie Island (Hood remix) [Vinyl Junkie Recordings]
Gauche - When Clouds Collide (Alpen remix) [Feral Media]
Hood - none of the above [from the very limited album of "non-recordings 2004-2005" called The Hood Tapes, sold at some live gigs earlier this year and briefly available from Norman Records]
Akron/Family - Part of Corey [Young God]
65daysofstatic - 65's hole sea-shanty remix [Dustpunk Records]
Youthmovie Soundtrack Strategies - ...Spooks the Horse (65daysofstatic remix) [available as a download from ymss.org.uk and on a CD from Fierce Panda]
µ-Ziq - Ease Up V.I.P. [Planet µ]
QWERTY - Core Nu [self-released, excellent stuff from Marrickville, Sydney!]
End - The Sick Generation (The S(l)ick Generation - remix by Drop The Lime) [Hymen]
Vytear - Friends of Jelly [g25productions]
Enduser - Line 47 remix: Vishnu's Eastern Block [Ad Noiseam]
Juryman vs Taraf de Haïdouks - Cind eram la '48 (chronicle of a peasant uprising) [Crammed Discs]
Aronas - Aronas [Strange Records/Vitamin]
The Flashbulb - kirlian shores [Sublight]
Four Tet - Sun Drums and Gamelan [Domino]

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