Wednesday, November 16, 2016

N E O N B O Y S - r u n n i n g i n t h e s h a d o w s

All girl Portland punk. Didn't release much. A 7", an EP, in the 80's. All quality.
I've been in the mood for this as of late.
If only shadows could catch us, or squeeze us with open arms...

Sunday, November 13, 2016

QUAY DASH- Transphobic

Best rap I've heard in a while. Classic 90's East Coast sound, with a modern twist.
Everything about this is 100. Queen of NY is not an understatement.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Suzanne Ciani interviewed by Letterman, 1980

My favourite synth wiz in the world, Suzanne Ciani, amazing David Letterman with her electronic wizardry. 1980

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

HELEN - WITCH

Italo disco perfection... And an ode to a witch!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Anne Clark- performing Sleeper in Metropolis live, 1984

Anne Clark's first two records are perfect, melancholic masterpieces.
'The Sitting Room' ('82) and 'Changing Places' ('83) are simple spoken words over synth sequences. 'Sleeper in Metropolis' would definitely be in my top 50 songs of all time.
Here's Anne performing it live, in 1984

R.I.P Marlene Marder

R.I.P Marelene Marder, guitarist and sole constant of Swiss punk band Kleenex/LilLiput.
One of my favourite bands from that era. The best call and responses of all time lie in these simple yet distinct punk gems. Thank you to Kill Rock Stars for putting out the 2 disc retrospect of the band, back in '93.



Wednesday, May 4, 2016

THE VANISHING- LOVESICK

I lived in San Francisco in 2002, and sporadicly till 2006. This was a period that produced some of the best bands in the U.S at the time, and it all took place here and in Oakland, pre tech takeover.
The Coachwhips, Erase Errata, Deerhoof, Oxbow, Tussle, Hella, Numbers, The Vanishing etc played shows in people's basements, dive bars, parks and the many great venues that were around back then.
The Vanishing were my favourite.
I got to see them play regularly.
I was in the right place, at the right time. Bay area 2002.

LENA PLATONOS- Bloody Shadows From Afar

One of my favourite releases/ re-issues from last year was Lena Platonos' 'Gallop' LP, released by the excellent label Dark Entries label.
Lena, a pianist and composer, was one of the pioneers in the electronic music scene in Greece during the 1980's.
'Gallop' is essentially a spoken word record foregrounded to the sound of synths and 808 rhythms.
Recommended




Wednesday, March 2, 2016

the SCREAMERS

A top 3 punk band for me (+ Germs and Crass)
The Screamers are pure punk perfection. Original synth punks. 
L.A. 



Thursday, February 18, 2016

T H E W A K E

One of the best post punk bands in the history of the universe.
The Wake should have been as big as the Beatles. But the world is what it is so...
The most perfect music. Pace, melody, tone, vox, words, conjure... Tick tick tick tick TICK.



Friday, February 12, 2016

Felix Kubin- Die Fähigkeit Des Körpers

I just revisited my records collection on a trip back to Australia. I have some gems! I forgot the vast speckles and hues of the treasures I own.
I came across a couple of Felix Kubin records, one being his 'The Tetchy Teenage Tapes of Felix Kubin'. It's a collection of youthful experiments orchestrated with a Korg MS-20 Synthesizer.
What results is the uninhibited freedom of a young kid blurting young kid things over steady, wonky stabs of synth and simple drum machine rhythms. Totaly genius music, from the early 80's.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

XOSAR- Holographic Matrix

I'm psyched about this record. New Xosar, just released today. Trickling techno with a warm wobble.
Xosar is from Berlin. She's a great DJ and producer.
Best release of 2016 thus far.



Tuesday, December 29, 2015

LADY LESHURR

One of the best rappers out there today. Period.
LADY LESHURR. Pure fire.
People are predicting that UK Grime will finally break America in 2016.
ABOUT TIME! 10 years over due. Better late than never, Leshurr.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

COIL- 'Backwards'

I'm in joy joy, listening to the newly released 'Backwards', COIL'S attempted follow up to their 1990 masterful 'Love's Secret Domain', which was never fully completed, until now... Drop your existence, this is worthy of faint. This is everything I love about everything. Equal parts brutal, equal parts gentle.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mo-Dettes 'White Mice' rare VHS video

One of my favourite songs.
Somehow I've never seen this rare video! Shot in '79.
This band was way too underrated. Hugs xxx