Monday, 1 February 2010
Bonjour Afrique - To my place
Sunday, 10 January 2010
Monday, 28 December 2009
Dum Dum girls & Crocodiles - Merry Christmas baby (Please dont die)
Sunday, 27 December 2009
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Friday, 4 September 2009
Thursday, 3 September 2009
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Happy End. Hosono is bottom-right.
Fronted by Haruomi Hosono (細野 晴臣), one of the guys from Yellow Magic Orchestra (i.e. awesome disco maestros), はっぴいえんど (Happy End) was a band he was involved in before YMO. It was a progressive/psych/folk-rock band active 1970-'73. 'Kaze Wo Atsumete' (English trans.) featured on the BAFTA nominee Lost In Translation soundtrack compiled by Brian Reitzell (my favourite soundtrack of all time).
He's also founded his own label, called Daisyworld (the fucking hippie) and only releases things he likes.
Have a listen:
Monday, 22 June 2009
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
When these are your instruments you are cool. It don't matter if you hang with Fritzl in your spare time or wank like David Carradine. You are still cool.
Do Not Bend (This is wrongly named as Mate, Sorry)
Sunday, 31 May 2009
Sorry there haven’t been many posts recently. This has been due to a number of factors:
- Our stolen Internet no longer can be picked-up (Netgear, you are sorely missed. You too, SpeedTouch39EAFA.)
- The library (and thus the Mecca of Internet access for us) is sofahway.
So, we are muchly sorry. But now, all there is to do is drink Frome Valley cider (the best ever – yes I’m totally advertising it for free: DRINK THIS STUFF) in a hammock erratically and unsafely tied to part of a mutilated mutant of a shitty garden, with the sun reflecting off my Macbook screen as I type. All for you, you lucky sods.
Alright! Radiant Dragon make music that's a cornucopia of cultural-genitalia clashing. If you like Yeasayer, Animal Collective, and real ethnic and folk music, give it a whirl.
It reminds me firstly of an organ in distant space, speaking through dreams in Animal Collective-esque distorted vocals, accompanied by cowbells and backwards slurs.
I like it. I really like it. I don’t know exactly where I’d listen to it though…Maybe an indie-disco with The Jetsons?
Shimmering backwards slurring erring records bleeding into a helicopter sound made entirely of violins, quickly morphing into a romping, soft, desert-island beat with clouded, vocoder-style harmonic voices. Country-and-western drums amalgamated with Theremin-like wails and dribbling robotic sentences. It’s certainly a conjurer’s cauldron concoction of contrasting categories (in musical terms). Unconventional and disparate. Give this a listen! I should expect they’d be good live. *I'm still listening* Oh good! I can hear more synths now.
This sounds like a Sunday morning radio classic from ten years ago mixed into a tropical beat, and Nirvana-influenced guitars strumming alongside rattlesnake tails and Bongo drums.
Smoky Indian sitar-like oscillations softly penetrating the ear-drums with sea-shanty harmonicas (softly, and it works) pushing towards a snake-charmer’s rhythm, only more electronic, against Britpop beats.
Thus, to conclude, Radiant Dragon create really surprising amalgamations of things that just shouldn’t mix, but do, producing an eerie sound for the accompaniment to modern folk tales as a result. The only thing I don’t like is the name.
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Thursday, 7 May 2009
Piss poor scan of a lyric sheet paper airplane from MEN
Men is the new project from JD Samson of Le Tigre. They have a song on the new Kitsune. Do you really need to know more?
Off Our Backs
Credit Card Babie$
Youves, who used to be Mirror! Mirror! have just released a mini album on Holy Roar. Dance punk is getting thrown around as a description but they have more balls than the rapture and their ilk. Closer to Black Flag than Black Strobe.