Thursday, September 02, 2004

That boy needs therapy which I dredge some old stuff up from my Soulseek folder. Enjoy!

The Avalanches, "Frontier Psychiatrist"

From the Avalanches' 2002 debut Since I Left You, which I am embarassed to say I missed out on completely. "Frontier Psychiatrist" is simply one of the best uses of film samples I've ever heard, and the frenzied scratching on a sampled parrot squawk about two-thirds of the way through doesn't hurt either. Very funny, but not just a cheap novelty- try this if you like Kid Koala.

Alan Splet, "Space Travel With Changing Choral Textures"

The late Alan Splet is best known as the sound designer for David Lynch's first four films; here's a piece of one of his experimental noise compositions. Headphones are mandatory.

Links and things

The DNA Lounge has the world's coolest ATM. Except for the transaction fee, which is highway robbery.

Farewell Absorb. Now I'm without a giant free magazine of electronic music reviews. Dammit.

The Robots have uploaded a fantastic song by the Presets, a new act on Australia's Modular label (who coincidentally also published the Avalanches' record and more recently Cut Copy's Bright Like Neon Love. This makes them far, far cooler than you or I. Bask in their glory.)

Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore is finally being released in English translation, though the wait until January will be excruciating.

The Amazon listing for the domestic edition of Junior Boys' Last Exit. The bonus disc apparently contains all the b-sides from the vinyl-only Kin EPs, and more interestingly, Domino's ad copy mentions a remix by Matthew Dear.

Wire, On the Box live coming out soon. This is tremendous.

And I'll be the first to admit that Doseone appeal, but the new Subtle 12" on Lex is gorgeous stuff. Give it a listen on Bleep.

Clinic, "The Magician." Don't complain about how similar it is to "The Return of Evil Bill," just bask in the weirdness of the faux-Gilliam video. And do try not to get spit or coffee on your monitor; that's just unhygienic.

Cut Copy, "Saturdays." (note: downloadable; direct link). My love for this video is like a truck. Needs more key-tars, though.

M.I.A, "Galang." We loves M.I.A, yes we do, even if we're still not particularly sure how to pronounce her name.

And I'm out of class tomorrow, so if I can't sleep (again) I'll be able to spend the time de-uglifying the blog template, updating sidebars, writing long-overdue comment responses, etc.


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M.I.A. is pronounced, surprisingly, Maya.

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Curse you, misleading dots! CURSE YOU

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