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Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 4 November 2017 CE
Nov 04, 2017, 23:04
The Chieftains - Film Cuts

raison d'être & Troum - XIBIPIIO. In And Out Of Experience

Troum & raison d'être - De Aeris In Sublunaria Influxu

Tommy Dorsey * Frank Sinatra - The Song is You (disc 4)

Steely Dan - Katy Lied

Dzyan - Time Machine

Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time

Goblin - Profondo Rosso

Il Reale Impero Britannico (Goblin) - Perché Si Uccidono (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film)

Tori Amos - Native Invader

Zombi - Cosmos

Frank Zappa - The Grand Wazoo

Popol Vuh - Brüder Des Schattens - Söhne Des Lichts

Popol Vuh - Sei still, wisse ICH BIN

The Pale Fountains - Peel Session 19 July 1982

The Pale Fountains - Pacific Street

The Pale Fountains - …from across the kitchen table

Shack - H.M.S. Fable

Genesis - And the Word Was…..

The Tragically Hip - Fully Completely

The Tragically Hip - Day for Night

Stelvio Cipriani (with Goblin) - Solamente Nero

Stelvio Cipriani (with Goblin) - Un'Ombra Nell'Ombra

The Teardrop Explodes - Peel Session 2 October 1979

The Teardrop Explodes - Peel Session 16 April 1980
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Re: Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 4 November 2017 CE
Nov 05, 2017, 05:55
Roxy Music - first album

Paul McCartney - Back to the Egg - some good moments but meh!

Glorior Belli - Manifesting the Raging Beast
ARTS - Thousand Wounds of War
Some bargain-basement metal I found for relatively cheap. The former tends to be rather by-the-numbers black metal but the latter is faster-tempo and almost No Wave in execution (so to speak...)
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Re: Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 4 November 2017 CE
Nov 05, 2017, 09:22
Tyrannosaurus Rex 'Unicorn' - quite my favourite Bolan LP
Little Feat - first album: love this muchly, as I do all their early LPs
Sex Pistols 'Never Mind The Bollocks' - pure heavy metal, but such fun
Drude 'Trip Advizer' - essential comp of recent(ish) vibes
Deep Purple: Singles and EP Anthology - Purple have always made great 45s: evidence herein
Allman Brothers 'Eat A Peach' - for the incredible 'Mountain Jam'
Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck 'The White House Sessions 1962' - whatever else one could say about him, Kennedy had good musical taste
Curtis Mayfield - excellent compilation acquired from Sainsbury's for £3
Various 'Funny Old Shit' - astoundingly entertaining Trunk Records comp
Various 'V' - reminder of how enterprising and eclectic the early Virgin catalogue was
Nelson Freire 'Brahms' - particularly idiomatic in the late works
Brahms: Symphony no.4 (London Classical Players/Roger Norrington) - decent interpretation despite scrawny original instruments
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Re: Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 4 November 2017 CE
Nov 05, 2017, 09:55
Main replays this week are two bits of smart electronica from a couple of years ago:

Nils Frahm - Screws Reworked
Walls - Urals

All instrumental, been a good backdrop to concentrate my brain.


The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat

Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure

Kate Bush - The Dreaming ("Pull Out The Pin" has been an earworm this week)
New Order - "Temptation" 12"
Orange Juice - You Can't Hide Your Love Forever
OMD - Dazzle Ships
Billy Bragg - Brewing Up With...
Husker Du - Zen Arcade
Kukl - The Eye
Madness - Keep Moving
Section 25 - "Looking From A Hilltop" 12"
Stockholm Monsters - Alma Mater
Billy Bragg - Between The Wars EP
Cabaret Voltaire - The Covenant, The Sword and The Arm Of The Lord
The Durutti Column - Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say
The Durutti Column - Domo Arigato
Echo & The Bunnymen - "Bring On The Dancing Horses" 12"
New Model Army - The Ghost Of Cain

New Model Army - "Get Me Out", "Space", "Purity", "Here Comes The War", "The Ballads EP" CD singles
New Order - "Regret", "Ruined In A Day", "World", "Spooky" CD singles

Gold Panda - Before EP

Blondes - Touched
Masks - Forever Dancing EP
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Re: Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 4 November 2017 CE
Nov 05, 2017, 10:07
Mercury Rev - Yerself Is Steam

Elton John - Madman Across The Water
Elton John - Honky Chateau

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark - Crush
Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark - The Pacific Age
Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark - History Of Modern
Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark - English Electric
Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark - The Punishment Of Luxury

Dave & Toni Arthur - Hearken To The Witches Rune

Hugh Cornwell & Robert Williams - Nosferatu

of Arrowe Hill - Hexadelica & The Speed Of Darkness
of Arrowe Hill - Dulce Domum
of Arrowe Hill - A Few Minutes In The Absolute Elsewhere

John Carpenter & Alan Howarth - Halloween III: Season Of The Witch

Goblin/Ennio Morricone - I Films Di Dario Argento (vinyl comp)

Black Sabbath - Paranoid
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Edited Nov 05, 2017, 11:50
Re: Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 4 November 2017 CE
Nov 05, 2017, 10:13
Kevin Ayers - whatevershebringswesing / Bananamour / June 1, 1974 (with Eno, John Cale & Nico)

The Beatles - Sgt Peppers (50 anniversary mix)

Blue Orchids - A View From The City

John Coltrane - Transition / Live In Paris (1965) / First Meditations (For Quartet) / Cosmic Music (with Alice Coltrane) / Eternity

Julian Cope - Fried (DE 2cd)

The Cure - The Top / The Head In The Door / Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me / Disintegrated

Miles Davis - It's About That Time (Fillmore East 7/3/70) / Paul's Mall, Boston Sept 1972 / Get Up With It

Future Sounds Of London/ Amorphous Androgynous - Lifeforms / Tales Of Ephidrina / Dead Cities / The Isness

Genesis - Foxtrot / Selling England By The Pound

Judy Henske & Jerry Yester - Farewell Aldebaran

Herbcraft - Astral Body Electric

Robyn Hitchcock - You & Oblivion

Paul Kantner - Sunfighter (with Grace Slick) / Baron Von Tollbooth & The Chrome Nun (with Grace Slick & David Frieburg)

King Crimson - Starless & Bible Black / Red

The Lollipop Shoppe - Just Colour

Charles Mingus - Pithecanthropus Erectus / The Clown / Mingus Ah Um / Tjuana Moods

The Moody Blues - On The Threshold Of A Dream / To Our Children's Children's Children / A Question Of Balance

Andy Partridge - Fuzzy Warbles Vol 1

Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Music From The Penguin Cafe

Pink Floyd - Relics / The Final Cut / The Endless River

The Primevals - Eternal Hotfire

Psychedelic Furs - S/t / Talk Talk Talk / Mirror Moves

Public Service Broadcasting - The Race For Space

Rapunzel & Sedayne - Songs From The Barley Temple

Pharoah Sanders - Karma / Jewels Of Thought / Thembi

Sandie Shaw - The Sandie Shaw Supplement

V/A -

Picnic: A Breath Of Fresh Air (Harvest)

Second City Static (The Alleged, Positive Noise, Restricted Code)
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Edited Nov 05, 2017, 17:02
Re: Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 4 November 2017 CE
Nov 05, 2017, 17:01
In honour of the Time Machines reissue (my new copy hasn't arrived yet) I indulged and listened to all the droney Coil I have for most of the time.

COIL - Timemachines/Timemachines II (off youtube)/ANS.
I fell in love with Timemachines the minute It fell into my sweaty little mitts, way back in 2000 when World Serpent Distribution were still around. I guess it was my introduction to all things 'drone', and led onto many a purchace of drawn out 'Kosmische' styles of musics. I even took the 'Telepathine' moniker as my HH avatar. The Coil take on Kosmiche is a little more minimal. I guess if I meditated and needed something to drown out the background noise, this would be perfect, but as it is, I just find it takes me on a serene and calming inner journey (esp on cans). Your mind deffo makes up sounds that are not there too....the moniker of the album is 'Musick Cures You Of Time', deffo works fer me.
I don't own Timemachines II, it was released on a fancy USB for loads of money I didn't have at the time, and it's a different beast in that it's a busier, less contemplative sound, though enjoyable enough. I haven't played ANS for years. It didn't really strike a chord on it's initial release, but have enjoyed it immensely this last week. Again, there was a fancy box set of 3 discs and a DVD released, I do have CDr copies of the album, but the extended work out doesn't get that much airplay. The single disc version seems to have the best tracks anyhow.
Drew McDowall who was involved in Coil for a while has a duo with the guy outta Psychic Ills called Compound Eye that take the Timemachines drone spirit and make new shapes outta it, but the original is still the best fer me (maybe this time i'll get me 6 stickers too).
Timemachines - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYApap08Rcc
Timemachines II - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hj8vDL5rQk
ANS (Disc 1) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu2yp3PYdTQ
ANS DVD - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEMBVBn9LGk

Other Stuff

Jesus and Mary Chain - Honey's Dead

Julian Cope - Black Sheep

Julian Cope - Jehovahkill

Can - The Can Tapes

Primitive Knot - Sub Temple Ov....

Liars - Fins To Make Us More Like Fish EP

Liars - TFCF
Opening track wouldn't sound outta place earlier Liars albums (well mid period). Best Liars album in years. Album - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD68H6bXNOg&list=PLlOx16OHMHLhGEWmn1di-kacoskGEk-Cc

Also caught a dark Swedish film/comedy called LFO, where a guy manipulating frquencies to cure his tinnitus discovers a frequency that can be used to control people. It's up on Prime to watch fer free if you have it.

Anyhow, have a great week.
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Re: Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 4 November 2017 CE
Nov 05, 2017, 18:40
Great list - I could lose myself in that lot!
Squid Tempest
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Re: Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 4 November 2017 CE
Nov 05, 2017, 20:08
First time doing this for a while - it's good to be back!

Uriah Heep - Salisbury
Proggier I expected, with lots of waily waily vocals - great stuff!

Motown Chartbusters Vol 6
Got the CD for £3 in a 2nd hand place, and it's a lot of fun in the car. Always loved the cover (Roger Dean?)

Gorkey's Zygotic Mynci - Barafundle, Spanish Dance Troupe
I'd forgotten how much I love this lot - some very wonderful songs.

Twink - Think Pink
Greenslade - S/T
Brian Eno - Music For Films
The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle
David Bowie - Lodger
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool


Earthling Society - Ascent To Godhead
Essential. This is such a great album, and I keep returning to it. If you can get a sky blue version do so, it is a thing of beauty!

Domboshawa - Minds electrix
Loopy guitars and dreamy synths. Drone Rock records are releasing some fantastic stuff at the moment. Another gorgeous artefact too - splatter vinyl loveliness.

White Manna - Bleedin Eyes
Like if Hawkwind joined the Velvets and had a bit of a party.

Hotel Wrecking City Traders - Passage To Agartha
Noisy loud and spaced-out entertainment. Great double album, fab sci-fi cover.

Thijs Van Leer - O My Love
Good fun this, although not up there with classic Focus. Picked up 2nd hand for a few quid. I want some Jan Akkerman though, particularly Profile.

Blown Out - Superior Venus
To quote an acquaintance "fucking epic". And it is.

Working Man Noise Unit - Play Loud
This is just so bloody good, and currently the album is available for just £5 from Riot Season - £5!!!

The Janitors - Horn Ur Marken
The first thing I heard of this lot didn't grab me, but this album is something else. A pile of fun garage noise junk.

Stereocilia - Hive Mind
Saved the best until last. Another utterly beautiful Drone Rock Records splatter vinyl and cover combo, and the music completely lives up to it. Really lovely - sparkling.
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Re: Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 4 November 2017 CE
Nov 05, 2017, 20:36
Like Squid not done this for a few weeks as was away on a work trip to Chile.

Deison & Mingle – Tiliaventum. Right up my street this one – an electronic album inspired by the Tagliamento River in NE Italy. It comes in a beautifully packaged box with a wrapped pebble from the river and a booklet with photos. Music’s good as well – (dark) ambient feel but beats appear too.

Byron Westbrook – Body Consonance. I think Westbrook is a sound artist by trade. Interesting electronic album, in particular where all the darting electronics are underpinned by drone.

Yair Elazar Glotman – Compound. Another sound artist I really like. Here he is back on his contrabass but playing in a trio (piano and percussion). Two side long pieces that has a Necks feel (given the instrumentation).

KETEV – Trace of Weakness. Glotman’s post-techno project. Recorded using a Buchla Modular Synth. Love it.

Slow Heart Music – This Body is Not Me. Lovely solo acoustic guitar album.

Elodie – Vieux Silence. Gorgeous, timeless music released on Stephen O’Malley’s Ideologic Organ label.

From the archives:

Vesuvio – s/t
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