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Soundtracks Of Our Lives 28/3/04
Mar 28, 2004, 15:21
OK, first off I might as well mention the free disc that came with TYR #2 where Cope's two "Odin" albums got reviewed. Frankly I getting tired of most "pagan" music in general, but there are some tracks that aren't bad... Well Mike Mein-Kampf-ihan, err... Moynihan ;^) has two tracks here with his Blood Axis thing -- the first is the best he's done with an Irish folk influence creeping in. The second is a collaboration with De La Joyess De La Princess or something where strangely he sounds like he has the same lisp I do (!) -- but not quite the Rochestarian working-class drawl I have. (Have you had too much Absinthe Mike?)

I don't know what 16 Horsepower are doing here... They've been getting a buzz in the above-ground press for yrs. The singer looks like Tom Petty and sounds like whats-his-name from the Waterboys, but their track isn't too bad... Not too much else I like besides In Gowan Ring (who sound uncannily like Nick Drake) and a really weird track by Waldteufel. But Primordial's prog-folk shite really bites the big Wazoo!
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Other stuff...
Mar 28, 2004, 15:32
Black Sabbath: Mob Rules -- That's definitely a Korg Poly 800 synth in the background (like I have!) Ronnie James Dio originally came from the Finger Lakes region south of my town, by the way. In the early 60s he used to write/produce doo-wop records (or that's what Greg Prevost of the Chesterfield Kings once told me...)

Killing Joke: Outside The Gate -- finally got the infamous worst Killing Joke album... Yeah, as cynical as you'd expect -- pretty much cheesy-pop material, except the keyboards are discordant and fucked, making the whole thing a bit creepy. (The story was Coleman was using Crowley-style numerology to write the songs.)

Primal Scream: Screamadelica -- Did nothing for me outside of "Moving On Up" to be honest...
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Re: Soundtracks Of Our Lives 28/3/04
Mar 28, 2004, 15:45
Vampyros Lesbos Sexadelic Dance Party
HP Lovecraft - II
Wizards From Kansas - S/T (country tinged West Coast style psych reminiscent of HP Lovecraft in places)
Relatively Clean Rivers - S/T (very laid back country tinged psych reminiscent of Grateful Dead)
Front Page Review - Mystic Soldiers
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Re: Soundtracks Of Our Lives 28/3/04
Mar 28, 2004, 15:54
Vampire Lesbos... sounds like fun.
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Re: Soundtracks Of Our Lives 28/3/04
Mar 28, 2004, 15:59
Just had a week off, so plenty of stuff:

Peter Walker - Rainy Day Raga: Great 1966 eastern tinged guitar album.

Faun Fables - Family Album: Only had a couple of listens, not entirely sure if I like it though...

John Bender - I Don't Remember Now: Excellent early 80s minimal electo, kudos to whoever mentioned his work on here.

Xiu Xiu - Fabulous Muscles: This over-angsty guy with a malfunctioning laptop reminds me Nine Inch Nails in a wierd way. It's okay, some fun sounds but can anyone be this depressed?

Black Uhuru - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Pulled out this dark, heavy old classic this morning...
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Re: Soundtracks Of Our Lives 28/3/04
Mar 28, 2004, 16:15
certainly puts a glide in my stride,
its compiled from 3 late 60's early 70's B movies featuring Soledad Miranda
Lots of pumping brass, jazzy organ, twangy sitar and some awesome fuzz guitars, cheesy yes but great fun.
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Re: Soundtracks Of Our Lives 28/3/04
Mar 28, 2004, 17:14
"Vampyros Lesbos Sexadelic Dance Party"

Hee! 'tis THEE favourite driving around remote parts soundtrack in the (absent) Morfemobile.

One can bite and grind to those Les Baxter-type horn(y) arrangements whilst eyeing the fondue set.

Not listening to anything right now except a solitary Minidisc comp (overandoverandover) as am between houses/belongings/freight companies right now. However you've inspired/reminded me to fish out Girl On A Motorcycle soundtrack when I get dirty mitts on stuff.

And the minidisc comp that now spins thru my head (saves batteries) with alarming regularity and recall:

Khan "Space Shanty": Hilarious and sometimes groovesque Hillage/Stewart etc prog fusion overdrive with embarrassing lyrics and even worse titles such as "Stranded Effervescent Psychonovelty No 5"

Clinic - "Porno". Woof. Amazing.

Various Hanadensha from the 'Guitar Narcotic' (Narcotic Guitar?) LP

Orb 'Valley' (again)

loadsa Nick Drake but I rewind to :

Thighpaulsandra - "Limping Across The Sky"

and finally Osibisa - "Flying Bird".

Float on...
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Re: Soundtracks Of Our Lives 28/3/04
Mar 28, 2004, 17:44
i've been listening to the new cd by jeff somebody or other called "jeff"
and a blind guy that plays a mean guitar upside down.its like mindblowing maaaaaaaan. can't remember his name either ,sozza
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Re: is it...
Mar 28, 2004, 18:52
The Jeff Healey Band perchance? That's about the only blind, blues playing-on-lap artist I can think of at the moment!
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Re: Soundtracks Of Our Lives 28/3/04
Mar 28, 2004, 19:13
Been listening to...

Ian O'Brien - A History Of Things To Come. Quirky ambience, jazzy bits and general enjoyable electronic noodling.

HIM - Razorblade Romance. Goth tinged heavy rock from Finland. Melodic and a bit dark in places. Enjoyable enough anway.

Big Room Trance - Mixmag Freebie. Almost nostalgic sounding melodic trance and thankfully, mostly fromage free. Recalls early BT style floaty danceness.

Mongoose - Lo_Level. Heavy beats and electronica twists and experMENTALism all built around the always welcome (to me) filthy squelch of the 303! mmmm Squeeeelchy.

Dead Meadow - Shivering King And Others. 3 piece making heavy noise sort of like if an early '90's shoegazer style band smoked loads of dope and threw a bit of Sabbath style sludge into the shimmering guitar mix. I like it, but there were moments when I was thinking "Be a bit heavier! You know you want to" Nice psyche sounding guitar stuff though.

Led Zeppelin - II. Continuing my trawl through me fave Zeppular archives.

Queen - Queen II. Heavy rock, prog pretentions and pop nous crash in dark and ambitious glamular epics. Loved or loathed no one else sounds like this. And lets face it, you don't get words like "tatterdemalion", "Ostlers" and "Junketers" on a Stereophonics album ;^)

Amused By Genitals - Neil Hamilton's Ball Gagged Penile Penance!

Boards Of Canada - In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country ep. 24 mins of lush sounds swathes. Nice

Miles Davis - Get Up With It. Still enjoying wallowing in the start of the great things to come.

Have a nice week.
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