Archive for May, 2008

Touch Screen Turn Tables

May 27, 2008

I was up at the Dundee Art School degree show last week and I had a go on some touch screen turn tables. It was great fun, though I am sure the people in the room were probably quite bored of me scratching badly! Check out the video though. It’s pretty damn cool.

Voice Of The Seven Woods live

May 26, 2008

Did you know that you can listen to Voice Of The Seven Woods live at Supersonic 2007 on Last.fm? Well you can, simply do so by clicking here. Then pressing play. It’s that simple. I hope you enjoy it. I wish he would play some more live gigs again. Speaking of Supersonic, I am unsure if I am going to go to this year’s one. It’s too bloody far away.

Recent Four Tet EP

May 26, 2008

I’ve really been enjoying the Ringer EP by Four Tet recently. The first track is mindbendingly good. It’s just so repetitive. I could see it working in a documentary about computer processors from the 1980s or something like that. Anyway, I was looking through youtube at the weekend and I stumbled on this interview with him to do with his DJ Kicks album. It’s pretty interesting. I always think he comes across quite well in interviews.

Quigley

May 26, 2008

My friend Warren has started up his own blog. Mainly showcasing images that inspired him or ones he has created. Cool idea. Anyway, it’s called Quigley.

The Trilogy Tapes

May 25, 2008

The Trilogy Tapes

Will Bankhead‘s new t-shirt company, The Trilogy Tapes is now live. Each t-shirt comes in one colour and there are only 30 of each tee. Don’t sleep.

That MRR-ADM record

May 25, 2008

Is free to download over at last.fm! So I recommend getting over there and downloading it now.

Paris Hilton

May 24, 2008

This will probably get me lots of hits, but here is the video for Paris Hilton by Mu. I must be on a Maurice Fulton tip again. His music is great. The Kathy Diamond album is wicked as well.

House Of Jealous Lovers

May 24, 2008

I bought this on 12″ when it came out donkeys ago. I’ve just been listening to it. It really is their finest record, though there are some cracking tunes on Echoes. It’s not that bad an album, though why did it only come on single vinyl and not double? I guess it doesn’t really matter any more. Where are they now? Who cares. Shynola did the video for this and as usual, it’s great! I also managed to finally listen to the Maurice Fulton remix of this, which is all a bit Syclops. Speaking of which, looks like the album is out on June the 9th! Hooray!

The return of Gramme

May 24, 2008

Years ago i heard a track called Mine by a band called Gramme. I heard it on an old Drop The Beats compilation. It was superfast with a tight bassline and I was impressed that it was played by a band. Anyway, they released that track on a 7″ on Output Recordings. It was produced by The Underdog, which was Trevor Jackson‘s hip hop alias. They released a 12″ EP as well which had the fantastic Like You on it, which was used by Hot Chip on their DJ Kicks. Anyway, above is the video for Close Your Eyes.

Four Sound Effects That Made TV History

May 15, 2008

There is an excellent article on the BBC Radiophonic workshop over at the BBC website (how surprising!). Anyway, get on over there and check it out. Supposedly there is going to be a CD release soon. Exciting. On a Radiophonic tip, the fantastic Trunk are going to be releasing two CDs and a vinyl lp of material by John Baker. Some of the music being released has never been released before. This is quite exciting.