Saturday, September 25, 2004

more misc.

"If ye wrote about Bono like you wrote about me, he'd kick your asses." Classic. And it's not like we don't mock Bono already...

When I linked Black Moth Super Rainbow a few days ago, I forgot to mention they have a page of mp3s. Look past the silly sub-Boards of Canada names, they're actually very good. (And "I Think It Is Beautiful That You Are 256 Colors Too" is not just a damn fine [and geeky] name, but my favorite, for what it's worth.)

Type Records, co-owned by the highly nifty Xela, has several downloadable mixes, heavy on the moody, lush electronica stuff.

And I may have linked Mr. Trick already, but if not, well, there he is again. He has mixes, boots, mashups, and excellent linkage, and runs the increasingly impressive Needlework label.

[more to be added later as I come across it or remember to clear it from my backlog of links]

Friday, September 24, 2004

misc.



This has nothing to do with music, so feel free to skip down to the links section, but there's a video game coming out soon in Japan I feel the need to talk about a little bit. PS2 owners take note. It's called Wanda and the Colossus, and ungainly title aside, looks to be one of the most beautifully designed games I've ever seen. Check out the short teaser trailer here. Wanda is a pseudo-sequel to 2002's puzzle/adventure hybrid Ico, and certainly looks like a clever idea- dunno about the execution yet, for obvious reasons, but my hopes are high.




Okay, now the music stuff...

Anti- have two mp3s from Elliott Smith's From a Basement on a Hill and a video for "Nature Boy" from Nick Cave's Abbatoir Blues.

Anticon's new website has loads of new mp3s, including Pedestrian's "The Toss & Turn," which debuted on the label sampler mix CD.

Scissorkick has two Secret Frequency Crew mp3s. Beautiful, Bola-esque stuff on Schematic, after I'd almost given up on them for all the Otto von Schirach breakcore grossout nonsense...

Daedelus, whose Of Snowdonia continues to grow on me like some kind of happy fungus, will be releasing a new album (titled Exquisite Corpse) in early 2005, with guest appearances by MF Doom, TTC, Prefuse 73, Mike Ladd, and others. And anyone who catches him on the Mush fall tour will be able to buy a copy nearly five months in advance. I can't make it to any, unfortunately, but if anyone out there can, drop me a line and we can work something out...

Also, Always Outsiders Never Outdone is miles ahead of the disappointing London Booted. Very, very nice.

Edit
The trailer for Wong Kar-Wai's 2046 is now online.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

It doesn't fit you anymore...

I Monster, "Hey Mrs"


Clinic, "Porno"


Again, two extremely different songs for you today. Neither of them is particularly fresh, nor is there a thematic link. Sorry for that, and for the looong posting delay, but I've been kind of wondering what direction to take with this blog. I can't really give out early copies or previews, since I'm not comfortable with downloading leaked albums, let alone spreading them, and I don't really have much of a perspective to write from, having only been into music seriously for the past five years or so. So while I work on the writing thing, I'll keep posting whatever seems like a good idea at the time.




[track descriptions go here]




Warp Films have set up a preview site for Shane Meadows' forthcoming Dean Man's Shoes. Not much to go on, but it's nicely spooky, and if the critical reactions so far are any indication, the film is more Straw Dogs than Death Wish (or, for that matter, more A Room for Romeo Brass than Once Upon a Time in the Midlands). Quite looking forward to the trailer for this, and the soundtrack looks excellent as well.

Huge blob of Skam news, including details of a new Bola album (titled Gnayse, heh), a Quinoline Yellow full-length, that weird cat compilation thing they were on about a few months ago, and a release from Mortal & Chemist that sounds like a mix CD (especially with the catalog number AMKS1).

Black Moth Super Rainbow are fantastic- thanks to Fluxblog for the heads up.

Not only is the new Subtle single the best thing Doseone's ever been involved in, to my mind at least, the video is gorgeous. Take a look.

And Philip Sherburne hits the nail on the head re: M├ędulla.

EDIT BetterPropaganda have two mp3s from DJ /rupture's upcoming debut album, Special Gunpowder.