Friday, August 13, 2004

Mutamassik, "Gulf Rock Mix"

Mutamassik, "Gulf Rock Mix"

One of the best tracks from Sound-Ink's Colapsus compilation. Mutamassik's debut album is out sometime this fall (I think), and she has a split mix with DJ /rupture out on Violent Turd. More tomorrow (and the actual text for yesterday's Elliott Smith post); right now I desperately need some sleep. For now, suffice it to say she rules- Mutamassik is heavy Arabic/African-influenced hip-hop, and this track hits especially hard. Sorry if I don't get more descriptive, but I'm afraid I don't know most of the instruments sampled and can't make out the sampled vocals, or even what language they were originally in. Keep an eye out for the Definitive Works LP; this is extraordinarily promising stuff.

Buy The Bidoun Sessions
Buy Colapsus or High Alert 12"

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Elliott Smith, "A Distorted Reality..." 7" version

Elliott Smith, "A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to Be Free" (early version)

(An extra mp3 for Thursday. More text later; for now here's the file...)

David Sylvian, "Late Night Shopping"

David Sylvian, "Late Night Shopping"

Here's one of my favorite tracks from David Sylvian's 2003 album Blemish. Reminds me of late-night/early-morning flourescent-lit runs to the grocery store and walking through Grant Park in winter. And of course I have to include Atsushi Fukui's great album artwork...

Blemish isn't available domestically, but you can get it at a domestic price directly from the SamadhiSound label.

Also Added Never Came Home, Moebius Rex, and The Tofu Hut to the link sidebar. If you're not reading them already, what are you waiting for? Hmm?

Edit has three mp3s available for download- including what appears to be a Sylvian remix of a Tweaker remix of "Late Night Shopping," and "Mothlight" (named, I assume, after Stan Brakhage's classic experimental short).

Monday, August 09, 2004


Sorry for the late update- my computer's been giving me trouble, specifically the all-important network card, which has been developing charming new eccentricities at an alarming rate. Anyway, here's the song for today:

DJ Signify, "Winter's Going" (Instrumental)

The first single from DJ Signify's debut album, Sleep No More, stripped of Buck 65's verse. Signify's production can stand on its own, though, and this is a good example.

(Yeah, between this and the Chris Clark earlier, it kind of looks like I'm riding Warp's jock for promos or something, and while I certainly wouldn't mind but rest assured these are just what I have in my CD wallet at the moment. There's more variety coming soon, with some Sound-Ink stuff, some Massive Attack rarities, and some microhouse.)

Links and things

A great animated video for Dabrye's "Smoking the Edge"

The video for Dizzee Rascal's new single...not sure I like the smoother sound, but it's solid.

According to Home Video's site, they'll be releasing a new 5-song EP on vinyl and (yes!) CD in early fall, called Citizen. And speaking of irrationally hated Warp acts, Gravenhurst will be releasing the Black Holes in the Sand mini-album in early October.

The Fabric London page for Michael Mayer's mix includes two exlcusive radio mixes by Mayer- in Realmedia, unfortunately, but nicely high-quality nonetheless.

Here's the cover to Interpol's upcoming Antics album.


Completely non-music-related, but if you haven't seen Bruce Robinson's How to Get Ahead in Advertising, do it. I caught it on cable today, and haven't enjoyed a black comedy this much since Being John Malkovich or Robinson's own Withnail and I. It has some fairly serious structural problems, but Richard E. Grant is fantastic and the script is wonderfully nasty.