Monday, 13 June 2011

Come to Daddy - Psychoville version

Maureen and David Sowerbutts' tribute to Aphex Twin and Chris Cunningham.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Maya Deren soundtracked by Boards of Canada

Just came across this mesmerising video featuring an excerpt from a Meya Deren film which has been expertly synchronised with Left Side Drive by Boards of Canada.

Monday, 30 August 2010

The Rezz, Romford

Sometime around 1986/87 I went to see a band called The Mighty Lemon Drops, who were one of the bands featured on NME's C86 cassette. I wasn't a particularly big fan of the band and the gig was ok but nothing that blew me away.

The main point of interest for me was the venue, situated in North Street Romford, called The Rezz. I knew The Rezz primarily as a nightclub in the disco days of the late 1970s. I don't recall going there myself but my sister went there several times with her mates. So it was weird to be there to see an indie band. In fact it was odd to see any bands (other than pub bands) in Romford at that time.

It turns out that the MLDs were just one of several bands that played at The Rezz during the 80s. I found some videos of an early raw performance there by Nitzer Ebb. Their version of Whiter Shade of Pale reminds me very much of Einsturzende Neubauten, another band that I saw in the 80s (although not in Romford).

I've often wondered whether Underworld, who are from Romford, had been inspired by the club when they named their 1993 single Rez. If I ever happen to meet Karl Hyde I'll ask him...

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Twitterfeed - testing testing

I'm about to find out whether Twitterfeed actually works - here goes nothing...

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Riton - Eine Kleine Nacht Musik

Mixtape by Riton as a promo for his new Eine Kleine Nacht Musik project:

eroc - zimperlein
edgar froese-pinnacles
intence-jump on velvet paws
kraftwerk- boing boom tschak
kraftwerk - neonlicht
tone band-this is germany calling
toy planet - two dophins go dancing
faust-its a rainy day, sunshine girl
guru guru - globetrotter
conrad schnitzler- das teir
peter bauman - the third state
cluster - caramel
cluster - grosses vasses
holger czukay-on the way to the peak of normal
die grune reise-ich bin
baffo banfi - indian
rheingold- drieklangsdimensionen
canaxis 5 -boat woman song
amon duulII-
uberfallig- puls
neu- hallogallo
eloy -impressions
holger czukay- persian love
tangerine dream - love on a real train
segius golowin - die weibe aim

Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Ghosts Of Christmas Past/Chantons Noël

My favourite Christmas lp, originally released by Les Disques du Crespuscule in various vinyl editions in the early 1980's (I have the "Remake" version), has been reissued on CD by LTM. Further details on Cerysmatic Factory. Merry Christmas!

Friday, 23 November 2007

THE TIMELORDS / KLF - Doctorin' The Tardis

A classic piece of 80s samplerdelica featuring the crappest daleks ever - pure gold!