Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Severed Heads ‎– All Saints Day

Severed Heads
All Saints Day
1989 Nettwerk/Volition

So now that I dove into the Nettwerk stash I’m going to have a hard time leaving. I honestly have not pulled out Severed Heads in a long time. But after ripping this and promptly throwing in Rotund For Success I’m kicking myself a bit. Great industrial synth-pop that fit perfectly among the brilliant Nettwerk roster at the time. Can you hear a bit of fellow Volition label mates Boxcar in the song? I’ve always wondered what that is on the cover and why? Pinecone? 
  1. All Saints Day
  2. Saints Dub Day
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                                  Friday, February 24, 2017

                                  MC 900 Ft Jesus With DJ Zero ‎– UFO’s Are Real

                                  MC 900 Ft Jesus With DJ Zero
                                  UFO’s Are Real
                                  1990 Nettwerk

                                  So Shelf & I were discussing good ol’ Mark Griffin a couple days ago. Hell With The Lid Off is one of my all time favourites, in fact it’s framed on my wall. Partly because the artwork was done by my friend & idol Steven Gilmore (wish he had done this single) - other part, its a frickin’ cool-ass album! One of the most unique albums you’ll ever hear, all the songs are brilliant. This single gives you two non-album versions of the funky title track and the exclusive Revolution 10. Nettwerk was killing it during this time period.
                                  1. UFO's (Exhibit A)
                                  2. Revolution 10
                                  3. UFO's (Exhibit B)
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                                                                  Wednesday, February 22, 2017

                                                                  Hooverphonic ‎– Club Montepulciano

                                                                  Club Montepulciano
                                                                  1998 Dance Pool

                                                                  Over to Belgium for #10. A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular is one of the greatest albums ever in my opinion. Blue Wonder Power Milk being very close to as brilliant in a less James Bond way. Not as enamored with their current sound vs the Liesje Sadonius & Geike Arnaert eras but it’s still well done. By the way, Club Montepulciano was a critically acclaimed and long-running lounge and cabaret club-night that ran themed events across a number of venues in London. Which is where the inspiration came from for this song.
                                                                  1. Club Montepulciano (Radio Edit)
                                                                  2. Club Montepulciano (808 State Remix)
                                                                  3. Club Montepulciano (Dark Dayz Remix)
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                                                                                                Monday, February 20, 2017

                                                                                                Spooky ‎– Bamboo

                                                                                                1996 Generic/A&M Records

                                                                                                As promised, a little Spooky. Had a tough time deciding which release to post. Charlie & Duncan cover a lot of styles from breakbeat/techno to downtempo, and all of it is spectacular. Bamboo is from their 2nd release Found Sound. Similar in ways to my beloved Autechre but a bit more… dare I say “fun”? The iconic track Little Bullet is featured here as it’s live version which is by far my favourite. There will be more from these guys for sure.
                                                                                                1. Bamboo (Original Version)
                                                                                                2. Bamboo (Theme From Workshop)
                                                                                                3. Bamboo (Theme From Catapult)
                                                                                                4. Little Bullet (Live Version)
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                                                                                                                            Sasha ‎– Wavy Gravy

                                                                                                                            Wavy Gravy
                                                                                                                            2002 Arista

                                                                                                                            The only single from the masterpiece Airdrawndagger. The team behind it I’d consider the Tri-Force of early 2000s electronica - Charlie May, Junkie XL & Sasha. Although I do enjoy his Involver releases I pray for Airdrawndagger 2 (same line-up of course). Big fan of May’s Spooky project as well, I’ll go dig out one of those to share next.
                                                                                                                            1. Wavy Gravy
                                                                                                                            2. Fundamental
                                                                                                                            3. Wavy Gravy 4DJS
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                                                                                                                                                    Sunday, February 19, 2017

                                                                                                                                                    Archive ‎– You Make Me Feel

                                                                                                                                                    You Make Me Feel
                                                                                                                                                    1999 Independiente

                                                                                                                                                    Ah Trip Hop… I will always have a soft spot for that genre. Although I wouldn’t consider Archive to be that genre anymore, they always produce great songs. I discovered them from the compilation Massive Beats 2 (which is in the cue to share) showcasing their track So Few Words. Big Fish is a brilliant “b-side” that should have been on the Take My Head album, but most are right? Beloved artwork by the folks at INTRO. When you find some free time go check out their short film AXIOM, it's top shelf.
                                                                                                                                                    1. You Make Me Feel
                                                                                                                                                    2. You Make Me Feel (Spectre Remix)
                                                                                                                                                    3. Big Fish
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                                                                                                                                                                          Tuesday, February 14, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                          Various Artists Mixed By Andrea Parker ‎– Nobody's Perfect

                                                                                                                                                                          Various Artists Mixed By Andrea Parker
                                                                                                                                                                          Nobody's Perfect
                                                                                                                                                                          2004 Touchin' Bass

                                                                                                                                                                          The first of three fabulous mixes by Andrea Parker for her bass-heavy electro “Touchin' Bass” label. Pretty sure I was introduced to her via her DJ-Kicks album in 98 and promptly bought as much as I could find. She’s another one that does no wrong in my book. Her collaborations with David Morley will make an appearance someday soon. Saved as one continuous track to listen as she would want you to.
                                                                                                                                                                          1. Eggfooyoung - Bass Bin (2:24)
                                                                                                                                                                          2. Andrea Parker And David Morley - Early Days (2:09)
                                                                                                                                                                          3. ADJ - Deeptro (1:31)
                                                                                                                                                                          4. Eggfooyoung - B-Boys Take Control (1:08)
                                                                                                                                                                          5. Andrea Parker Featuring DJ Godfather - Bounce That Ass (3:44)
                                                                                                                                                                          6. Chaotic State - Headlock (1:29)
                                                                                                                                                                          7. MANASYt - Scornfinger (3:09)
                                                                                                                                                                          8. ADJ - Raw (2:29)
                                                                                                                                                                          9. Andrea Parker And David Morley - Uninvited (2:58)
                                                                                                                                                                          10. Sync 24 - Sense 3 (3:12)
                                                                                                                                                                          11. Eggfooyoung - Pop And Lock (2:35)
                                                                                                                                                                          12. Andrea Parker And David Morley - Game Over (3:08)
                                                                                                                                                                          13. Hydraulix - Krunk (3:20)
                                                                                                                                                                          14. Cultek - Pressure Lock (3:36)
                                                                                                                                                                          15. Andrea Parker Featuring DJ Assault And DJ Godfather - Freaky Bitches (4:05)
                                                                                                                                                                          16. Bass Junkie - Myami Style (2:42)
                                                                                                                                                                          17. MANASYt - No 13th Floor (2:32)
                                                                                                                                                                          18. Hydraulix - Xero – 1 (2:18)
                                                                                                                                                                          19. Hydraulix - Sector 7 (3:41)
                                                                                                                                                                          20. MANASYt - Welcome Home (1:51)
                                                                                                                                                                          21. ADJ - Hope (3:57)
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                                                                                                                                                                                              Saturday, February 11, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                              Wipeout - The Music

                                                                                                                                                                                              Various Artists
                                                                                                                                                                                              Wipeout - The Music
                                                                                                                                                                                              1995 Columbia/Sony Music TV

                                                                                                                                                                                              How cool is it when an all-star soundtrack accompanies a killer racing video game designed by one of your favourite design shops… VERY cool. Still my 1st choice for road trips, winding roads preferred.
                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Leftfield - Afro Ride (Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                                              2. The Chemical Brothers - Chemical Beats
                                                                                                                                                                                              3. New Order - Blue Monday (Hardfloor Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Age Of Love - The Age Of Love (Jam & Spoon Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Orbital - Wipeout (P.E.T.R.O.L)
                                                                                                                                                                                              6. The Prodigy - One Love (Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Manic Street Preachers - La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh) (Dust Bros. Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Sunscreem - When (K-Klass/Pharmacy Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                              9. B.B. Feat. Angie Brown - Good Enough (Gemini's Psychosis Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                              10. Robert Armani - Circus Bells (Hardfloor Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                              11. Dreadzone - Captain Dread
                                                                                                                                                                                              12. The Shamen - Transamazonia (Deepdish Rockit Express Dub Mix)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday, February 9, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  RAC ‎– Doublejointed EP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Doublejointed EP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1995 Warp Records

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Let’s stay in warp mode for #4. As mentioned, I was a Warp junkie in the 90’s. This EP by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Richard And Chris (get it?) sums up in 25 minutes of electro-wizardry why. They never released enough for me but their catalogue is genius. To this day on heavy rotation in the house. Probably will see more from them here including their producers project “Cherry Bomb” someday.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Doublejointed (2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Distance (Remake)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Nine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Root
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Curve ‎– Radio Sessions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Radio Sessions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1993 Anxious Records

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Picked up “Frozen” after seeing the video for “Coast is Clear” (on 120 Minutes I can only assume). It blew me away, Dean with the killer sounds and Toni with the voice. Everything they did was good and love Dean’s current work under SPC ECO. These tracks were recorded for the John Peel Show and most appear in radically different forms to the original versions. Apparently “Coast Is Clear” was written especially for the session (the day before) so it's still in its embryonic stage.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Ten Little Girls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. No Escape From Heaven
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. The Colour Hurts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Coast Is Clear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Die Like A Dog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Horror Head
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Arms Out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Split Into Fractions

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday, February 5, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Autechre ‎– Basscad,EP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1994 Warp Records

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Appropriately the second post. The first single (on warp anyway) from the dynamic duo of Booth & Brown. These guys are the best, although a little “noisy” these days for me. Their first 5 albums paved my way to becoming an IDM (and Warp Records) junkie. Remixes by the great Beaumont Hannant & Seefeel, of which posts will be here soon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Basscadet (Bcdtmx)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Basscadet (Beaumonthannanttwomx)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Basscadet (Seefeelmx)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Basscadet (Tazmx)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Basscadet (Basscadubmx)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friday, February 3, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Cure ‎– Arabian Dreams

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Cure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Arabian Dreams (Numbered, Unofficial Release)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1987 TVO ID

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Never would have guessed the first post would have been The Cure huh? It seems that most of my Cure gems/rarities have been posted but I didn’t see this one. Appropriately the very first Cure bootleg CD and first bootleg I bought after heading off to college. I believe it was the first place “Descent” was available. What a great song.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1.  Boys Don't Cry (Studio Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.  The Drowning Man (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.  Other Voices (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.  The Funeral Party (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.  Descent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6.  A Forest (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7.  Killing An Arab (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8.  Faith (Live)

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