Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Mono ‎– Life In Mono

Life In Mono (CD1)
1997 Echo

Originally the duo was to be called Tremelux but changed at the last minute to Mono, taken from the title of the Phil Spector release Back to Mono. Martin Virgo was part of the Nellee Hooper production team for Massive Attack’s “Unfinished Sympathy” and Björk’s Debut. Siobhan de Maré was a session singer for the Hip Hop & R&B genre. Unfortunately only one album from them but Siobhan went on to work with Robin Guthrie’s project Violet Indiana. With the 60’s spy film tinge, easily one of my favourite songs of the Trip Hop genre. 
  1. Life In Mono (Radio Edit)
  2. Life In Mono (Sweat Band Mix)
  3. Life In Mono (Banana Republic Urban Dub)
  4. Life In Mono (Bushmaster)
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                                                                                      Tuesday, March 28, 2017

                                                                                      Cosmic Baby ‎– A Tribute To Blade Runner Part 1

                                                                                      Cosmic Baby
                                                                                      A Tribute To Blade Runner Part 1
                                                                                      1998 Ultraphonic/Eastwest

                                                                                      Wanted to add on to the great Cosmic Baby posts that Shelf had over on MOD. More great stuff from Harald Blüchel, this time techno-fy-ing Vangelis’s epic work. The “L.A 2018 Main Title” is by far my favourite and probably could work in the new movie coming out in October (can’t wait). Anyone have Part 2 and want to share?
                                                                                      1. A Tribute To Blade Runner (Radio Edit)
                                                                                      2. A Tribute To Blade Runner (L.A 2018 Main Title)
                                                                                      3. A Tribute To Blade Runner (Dance Title 1)
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                                                                                                                                                                      Friday, March 24, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                      Garbage ‎– I Think I'm Paranoid (CD Mini)

                                                                                                                                                                      I Think I'm Paranoid
                                                                                                                                                                      1998 Mushroom

                                                                                                                                                                      Their sophomore release (Version 2.0) issued limited run, blister pack mini cd singles. Kind of a pain in the ass to get out without damaging the packaging but a nice addition to the collectables. Great remixes by The Crystal Method & Purity. Couple killer non-album tracks, “Afterglow” I assume sealed the deal for them doing the James Bond theme song for “The World is Not Enough”. If anyone has Purity’s albums Bullets For Words or Sliding Into Chaos and would be willing to share, I’d be very grateful.
                                                                                                                                                                      1. I Think I'm Paranoid
                                                                                                                                                                      2. Deadwood
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Afterglow
                                                                                                                                                                      4. I Think I'm Crystalized (Radio Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                      5. I Think I'm Paranoid (Purity Mix) (Jill Stark)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Underworld ‎– Born Slippy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Born Slippy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1996 Wax Trax!/TVT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lets celebrate the opening of T2. I introduced my teenage boy to the brilliant movie this weekend (can’t believe its been 21 years!) in preparation of seeing the new one. The .NUXX version is featured in the movie and was the b-side to the original “Born Slippy” single in 1995. If my facts are correct the name comes from the winning dog they bet on at the tracks. And the .Nuxx was inspired by a fault on the computer working files. These lads have never let us down in my opinion, even in their synth-pop days. Of course I can’t sign off without giving props to Tomato (of which Rick & Karl co-founded) for the design.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Born Slippy .NUXX
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Born Slippy .NUXX (Deep Pan)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Born Slippy .NUXX (Short)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Dark + Long (Dark Train)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Banstyle (Alex Reece Mix)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Monday, March 20, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Sugarcubes ‎– Coldsweat (CD3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Sugarcubes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1988 Elektra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Here’s a fairly rare one. I know a few of us remember the short lived CD3 (the 7” of the 80’s), I only have a handful. Always have admired Björk and the quirkiness of The Sugarcubes. Life's Too Good is a amazing album that everyone should have a play often. Think the Coldsweat Instrumental is exclusive to this single but you can’t beat the great Meat Mix.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Coldsweat (LP Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Coldsweat (Meat Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Birthday (Icelandic)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Delicious Demon (LP Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Coldsweat (Instrumental)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday, March 16, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Recoil ‎– Jezebel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2000 Mute

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This was double tough… where to go after Nettwerk and which Recoil (because it’s all gold). We all know that Alan Wilder was a major workhorse for Depeche Mode and after he left they were missing just a bit of the magic. Recoil is where that magic went. From the Liquid album we have a great mix of “Jezebel” (featuring The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet) and “Electro Blues For Bukka White” from Bloodline. Most importantly, the complete beautifully dark “Black Box” which was inspired by his brush with death when a bomber went down in front of him while driving in Scotland. Another Intro masterpiece for the artwork.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Jezebel (Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Jezebel (The Slick Sixty V RJ Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Electro Blues For Bukka White (2000 Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Black Box (Complete)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Monday, March 13, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Download ‎– Sidewinder

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1996 Nettwerk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ok, last Network post for now. This Skinny Puppy side project supergroup grew out of jam sessions held by cEvin Key & Dwayne Goettel. At times very noisy, at all times very cool. Haujobb remixes the epic “Attallal”, a nice crunchy re-mix of “Sidewinder” and a few non-album tracks adorn this masterpiece. One of my favourite album covers by the infamous Dave McKean. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Sidewinder (Re-mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Glassblower (Re-mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Base Metal (Re-mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Chalice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Shemaesin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Im5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Attallal (Re-mix By Haujobb)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Lenge T'agn
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