Our latest podcast! Warmer n fuller than Thanksgiving dinner, more powerful than tryptophan! Here’s some new ambient/dub/noise/techno etc.
Clinic – Miss You (Peaking Lights Remix)
Roll The Dice meets Pole – The Skull is Built Into the Version
The Faint – Evil Voices
Heat Stroke – There It Is
Emeralds – Adrenochrome
Halls – Roses For the Dead (Max Cooper Remix)
Philip Glass & Dan Deacon – Alight Spiral Snip
Umberto – The Investigation
John Talabot & Pional – Braves
The Crystal Ark - Morir Soñando
Horace Andy – Skylarking (Oliver Frost Remix)
Bee Mask – The Story of Keys and Locks
Loops Haunt – Mun Rhul
Sigha – Aokigahara
Andy Stott – Numb
Tropic of Cancer – Temporary Vessels
Skudge – Man on Wire (Marcel Dettmann Low Key Version)
Bee Mask – Frozen Falls
-Gustav Mahler “Allegro Maestoso” from Symphony no. 2 in C Minor (Ressurection) (Westminster HiFi)
-Throbbing Gristle “Rabbit Snare” from Part Two - The Endless Not CD ALBUM (Mute/Industrial Records 2007)
-Master Musicians of Joujouka “War Song” from Brian Jones and the Master Magicians of Joujouka
-Cabaret Voltaire “Yashar” from 12” 12-INCH SINGLE (Factory 1981)
-The Dave Pike Set “Mathar (seven inch edit)” from Sitar Beat!
-The Orb “A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld: Live Mix MK 10” from Adventures -Beyond the Ultraworld (Island w 1991)
-Ulrich Schnauss “A Strangely Isolated Place” from a strangely isolated place CD ALBUM (Domino www.dominorecordco.com 2003)
-La Mystere Des Voix Bulgares “The Dahlia Blossoms and Doesn’t Fade” from A Cathedral Concert (Jaro)
-West Lawn Dirge “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” from v/a: Trauermarsche
-Ulver “1” from teachings in silence CD ALBUM (Black Apple 2003)
-Orbital “Attached” from snivilisation CD ALBUM (FFRR 1994)
-Dead Can Dance “Fortune Presents Gifts Not According to the Book” from Aion LP ALBUM (4AD www.4ad.com 1993)
-Tremme Brass Band “Old Wooden Cross” from v/a: Trauermarsche
-The Durutti Column “U.S.P.” from A Night in New York (ROIR www.roir-usa.com)
-Diamanda Galas “Confessional (Give Me Sodomy or Give Me Death)” from plague mass CD ALBUM (Mute www.mute.com 1991)
-Current 93 “All the Pretty Little Horses” from All the Pretty Horses CD ALBUM (Durtro www.durtro.com 1996)
…not too shabby, eh?
Ruby Ridge has just released our best, darkest, most mnml EP to date. It is our first release since ditching guitars and bass in favor of a full-on electronic approach and I really, really think you’ll like it. Click the above link to visit our bandcamp page and you can pay whatever you like… or not pay at all! And hey, if bandcamp is not your cup of tea, go snag it on Soundcloud!
PERIDOTS - NO WATER
Among the new releases I’ve obtained recently, one of the best is a compilation entitled Strange Passion: Explorations in Irish Post-Punk, DIY and Electronic Music 1980-83. As a person of German and Irish ancestry, I have always found it much easier to explore the weird, interesting and dark recesses of my German heritage than the side from the emerald isle.
Sure, Ireland has a few mainstream anomalies like U2, Sinead O’Connor and the Cranberries… some classic punk bands like Stiff Little Fingers and the Undertones… a handful of anarcho-punk and crust bands… one or two good modern producers (Boxcutter comes to mind)… But compared to the German legacy of komische, techno, ndw, industrial, psych and modern classical, there is very little I know about challenging, experimental music from Ireland. This comp changes all of that: with the exception of the Virgin Prunes, it is comprised entirely of artists and groups I have never had the pleasure of hearing before. There are a ton of hidden gems on this record!
I’ve included “No Water” by PERIDOTS here for your listening pleasure. It’s a delectable slice of Joy Division-influenced minimal synth, but it only just scratches the surface of the wonderful sounds this compilation has to offer. Track it down as soon as you can. You will not be disappointed.
Ruby Ridge - Cuttlefish
Here is our first official music video, for our earliest single, Cuttlefish. It was mostly filmed in Orleans, MA during January of 2012 and was directed and produced by Rory Gory Pictures.
Fact Magazine is currently streaming Laurel Halo’s new LP Quarantine (coming soon from Hyperdub) and I recommend you check it out post haste. The hazy synths and sultry vocals found in her previous output are refined and polished here. They sound less showy than they did on earlier releases like Hour Logic, but also much more laid-back and pop orientated than the music on her more recent releases under the King Felix moniker. On the whole, it’s the record I’ve been waiting for her to make. Simple and brilliant.
BIG DIGITS - ATTENTION
Directed by Ashleigh Carraway.
from the 2011 album Know Tomorrow.
From my ancestral homeland of Massachusetts comes the annual free compilation from the folks at Compound 440R. This year’s collection features as diverse and ass-kicking a lineup as ever, including standouts like party rap faves Big Digits, synth wizard Andre Obin, garage fiends Thick Shakes, art pop weirdos The Needy Visions and many more. An excellent primer for those interested in what’s going on in Massachusetts, or just for discerning underground music fans anywhere.
WE CONFESS: 1977-1984
(compiled and mixed by The Black Dog + Regis)
An absolutely crucial collection of post-punk, anarchopunk, goth and industrial, as mixed by some of my favorite electronic musicians for one of my favorite blogs, mnml ssgs.
Virgin Prunes - Sweethome Under White Clouds - 1982
Associates - White Car In Germany - 1981
Human League - Marianne - 1980
Alex Fergusson ( featuring Daniel Miller ) - Stay WIth Me Tonight - 1980
Dave Ball - Sincerity - 1983
Crawling Chaos - Sex Machine - 1980
Ultravox - Hiroshima Mon Amour - 1977
Thoma Leer - Private Plane - 1978
The Wolfgang Press - Prostitute - 1983
Dorothy - I Confess - 1980
Fad Gadget - Coitus Interruptus - 1981
B Movie - Remembrance Day - 1981
Vision - Lucifer’s Friend - 1982
The Chameleons - Don’t Fall - 1983
Felt - My Face Is One Fire - 1982
UK Decay - Disco Romance - 1980
Sex Gang Children - Into The Abyss - 1982
1919 - The Scream - 1983
Play Dead - Walk Away - 1984
Josef K - Sorry For Laughing - 1981
Test Dept. - Pulsations 2 -1983
Crispy Ambulance - Drug User Drug Pusher - 1983
Honey Bane - Boring Conversations - 1979
Adam and The Ants - The Day I Met God - 1979
Rudimentary Peni - Dead - 1981
Zounds - Demystification - 1981
Poision Girls - Persons Unknown - 1980
David J & Rene Halkett - Nothing - 1981
The tenth installment in our podcast is the most schizophrenic mix to date. From Kanye to Ty Segall to Apparat + more!
Full track list:
Nicki Minaj – Fire Burns (∩∪ʍᑲ Ԁ△ʍɆ Remix)
Ming Ming – Skidmark Susan
Belbury Poly – Chapel Perilous
Actress – Ascending
Death Grips – Get Got
Dylan Ettinger – Tipoff
Boris Divider – Genoma
Nightmare Fortress – Killing Time (Bruxa Remix)
Deathday – Blood on a Summer (Mellow Grave Remix)
Tycho – Drive (Memoryhouse Remix)
Kanye West – Mercy (ft. Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz)
Legowelt – Spring Equinox
2562 – Nocturnal Drummers
Ty Segall & White Fence – I Am Not A Game
Amps For Christ – Lord Bateman (Child #53)
Beach House – Lazuli
Apparat – Candil De La Calle (Fennesz Remix)
Joy Orbison & Boddika – Froth
The Melvins – The War On Wisdom