Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
The loved-up rave scene was a fertile climate
for the proliferation of New Agey ideas.
Between 1988 and 1990 ,there was a subtle
modulation -from music to lose yourself in (acieed)
to find yourself in (ambient house)
S'EXPRESS - MANTRA FOR A STATE OF MIND (ELEVATION MIX)
INNOCENCE - NATURAL THING
Thursday, November 26, 2009
''The original idea behind 808 State's ''Pacific''
was an attempt at modern equivalent of fifties
'exotica' :Graham Massey was a big fun of Martin Denny,
who's tiki music (quasi-Polynesian mood-music for suburban
cocktail parties)often featured tropical bird-calls.
On the album 90,'Sunrise' was a far superior take on the same idea.
tendrils of flute,mist-swirls of spectral sample-texture and lambent
synth-horizons conjure up a Polynesian dawnscape.
On this track and the earlier 'State Ritual' (which sounded like
aborigines trying to make Acid House using flutes and wooden
gourds),808 State are denizens of the 'Fourth World'(Jon Hassell's
term for a future fusion that melded Western hi-tech and traditional
ethnic musics as sketched on albums like Dream Theory In Malaya)''
words Simon Reynolds (Energy Flash)
808 STATE - SUNRISE
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
This is great documentary on Factory records and their darlings.New Order,Martin Hannet,Saville,Mike Pickering,A Certain Ratio.It's all here plus some rare footage of Tony Wilson's ''willy''.Some really funny stuff going on in here like Gillian Gilbert sharing a bathtub with Tony Wilson and Hooky riding on a cross motorbike.Check out you tube for the rest of the parts as i never found any copy of this.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
1.Stomu Yamashta - Mysteries of love
2.Afternoon Delights - Midnight eyes
3.Fever Ray - Triangle walks
4.Coyote - Mongolia
5.Primal Scream -Higher than the sun (Tone 396 mix)
6.Al Di Meola ft Steve Winwood -Time is here
7.Don Cherry -Universal mother
8.Pacific - From outer space
9.Alan Parsons Proj. - Paseo de gracia
10.Future World Orchestra - Mission completed
11.The Grid - Rollercoaster (Global Com.intro)
12.Miyazama - Anjos irmaos (Rainer Truby Trio mix)
13.Ratatat - Swisha
14.Frank Sinatra - Wee small hours
15.Laurie Anderson - Speak my language
16.Architeq - Twilight
17.Nino Ferrer - Looking for you
In the wee small hours of the morning mix
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Great documentary on the Manchester scene for Granada TV.A lot of classic,a lot of oversized pants,a lot of bandwagon jumpers,a lot of factory,rave on,a lot of e,Shaun Ryder and the gang Stone Roses juts like angels,Grand Central Design,The Traitor Bar.Maybe bit dated but everyone who claims that never wore a pair of pants that looked like a bag is a liar.You can find the rest parts of the documentary by pressing