Saturday, December 20, 2014

Remembering the Future

This episode features songs dealing primarily with technology, simulation, and authenticity. It's co-hosted by Heather, a text-to-speech program.

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David Bowie - Saviour Machine (The Man Who Sold the World - 1970)
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Metal Postcard (Scream - 1978)
Joy Division - Isolation (Closer - 1980)
Kraftwerk - The Man Machine (The Man Machine - 1978)

Depeche Mode - Photographic (Speak & Spell - 1981)
Ultravox - Mr. X (Vienna - 1980)
John Foxx - A New Kind of Man (Metamatic - 1980)
Gary Numan & Tubeway Army - We Have a Technical (Replicas - 1979)

Orchestral Manoevres in the Dark - The Future Will Be Silent (English Electric - 2013)
Pet Shop Boys - Minimal (Fundamental - 2006)
Visage - Lost in Static (Hearts & Knives - 2013)
Duran Duran - Blame the Machines (All You Need is Now - 2011)


Image by Hideaki Kodama, 1987.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Four O'Clock Sunsets

Sorry nothing's been posted in the last few weeks. I've been pre-empted by games and taken the time to work on homework. That time of year.

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Sea Oleena - To Hold (Shallow - 2014)
Cloakroom - Dream Warden (Lossed Over 7" - 2014)
Overseas - The Sound of Giving Way (Overseas - 2013)
Overseas - Hellp (Overseas - 2013)

Ultimate Painting - Ultimate Painting (Ultimate Painting - 2014)
The Velvet Underground - What Goes On (The Velvet Underground - 1969)
Low - Just Make It Stop (The Invisible Way - 2013)
Dean Wareham - Love Is Not A Roof Against the Rain (Dean Wareham - 2014)

Carla Bozulich - Don't Follow Me (Boy - 2014)
Sun Kil Moon - Richard Ramirez Died Today of Natural Causes (Benji - 2014)
Mamiffer - Flower of the Field (Statu Nascendi - 2014)
Grouper - Clearing (Ruins - 2014)

Marianne Faithfull - Late Victorian Holocaust (Give My Love to London - 2014)

Friday, November 7, 2014

4AD Retrospective

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Bauhaus - Dark Entries (In the Flat Field - 1980)
The Birthday Party - Zoo Music Girl (Prayers on Fire - 1981)
Xmal Deutschland - Incubus Succubus II (Tocsin - 1984)

Cocteau Twins - Ivo (Treasure - 1984)
Dead Can Dance - Carnival of Light (Garden of the Arcane Delights - 1984)
Modern English - After the Snow (After the Snow - 1982)
Clan of Xymox - Muscoviet Musquito (Subsequent Pleasures - 1983)

This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren (It'll End in Tears - 1984)
Lush - Sweetness and Light (Sweetness and Light EP - 1990)
Pixies - Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf Mix) (Here Comes Your Man - 1989)
The Breeders - Do You Love Me Jr. (Divine Hammer EP - 1992)

Unrest - Teenage Suicide (Isabell Bihshop EP - 1993)
Pale Saints - Hair Shoes (Demo) (Flesh Balloon EP - 1991)
Swallow - Cherry Stars Collide (Blow - 1992)
Mojave 3 - Mercy (Strings Version) (Shoe Pie - 1997)

Check out Martin Aston's new(ish) book detailing the history of 4AD records, Facing the Other Way.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Special

Have a terror-ific Halloween every body. Here's some titillating tunes for all you groovy ghouls:
Scream or Drownload

Siouxsie & the Banshees - Spellbound (Juju - 1981)
David Vanian & the Phantom Chords - Voodoo Doll (S/T - 2004)
Alien Sex Fiend - I Walk the Line (I Walk the Line 12" - 1986)
45 Grave - Evil (Sleep in Safety - 1983)
Misfits - Ghouls Night Out (3 Hits from Hell - 1981)
The Cramps - GooGoo Muck (Psychedelic Jungle - 1981)
The Frantics - Werewolf (Werewolf 7" - 1960)
Round Robin - I'm the Wolf Man (I'm the Wolf Man 7" - 1965)
Bobby Bare - Vampira (Tender Years - 1965)
The Meteors - Corpse Grinder (Don't Touch the Bang Bang Fruit - 1987)
TSOL - Silent Scream (Dance With Me - 1981)
13th Chime - Coffin Maker (Cuts of Love 7" - 1981)
Bauhaus - Of Lilies and Remains (Mask - 1981)
Tones on Tail - Burning Skies (S/T - 1985)
Dancing Did - Wolves of Worcestershire (And Did Those Feet - 1982)
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Curse of Millhaven (Murder Ballads - 1996)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

David Lynch Tribute

Celebrating the return of David Lynch and Mark frost to the world of Twin Peaks, here's a brief look at some of the music that inspired David Lynch, some of the music his work has inspired, and other songs that fit well within that Lynchian milieu.
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The Viscounts - Harlem Nocturne (1959)
Corsairs - Smoky Places (1962)
Jimmy Clanton & His Rockets - Just A Dream (1958)
Tom Waits - Dead and Lovely (Real Gone - 2004)

Dope - Dark Night of the Soul [David Lynch cover] (self released online 2014)
David Lynch - The Big Dream [Moby Reversion feat. Mindy Jones] (The Big Dream Remix EP - 2014)
Widowspeak - Wicked Game [Chris Isaak cover] (Gun Shy 7" - 2011
Chrysta Bell & David Lynch - Real Love (This Train - 2011)

Bohren & der Club of Gore - Prowler (Sunset Mission - 2005)
David Lynch feat. Lykke Li - I'm Waiting Here (I'm Waiting Here 7" - 2013)
Ringo Deathstarr - Just You [Twin Peaks season 2 cover] (Shadow EP - 2012)
Pluramon feat. Julee Cruise (Dreams Top Rock - 2003)
Antony & the Johnsons - Mysteries of Love [Julee Cruise cover] (I Fell in Love With a Dead Boy EP - 2001)

Long time listeners may also remember a past show exploring the musical worlds of David Lynch. For those interested, that episode is archived here.

Bonus Video Time!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

A Dark Ambient October

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Young Magic - Holographic (Breathing Statues - 2014)
Trentemøller - Deceive (feat. Sune Rose Wagner) - (Lost - 2013)
Portishead - The Rip (Third - 2008)
The Acid - Veda (Liminal - 2014)

Vaults - Premonitions (Premonitions 7" - 2014)
Purity Ring - Cartographist (Shrines - 2012)
Holy Other - In Difference (Held - 2012)
Wife - A Nature (Shards) - (What's Between - 2014)

Maya Jane Coles (feat. Karin Park) - Everything (Comfort - 2013)
Grimes - Visiting Statue (Visions - 2012)
oOoOO - Break Yr Heartt (Our Loving Is Hurting Us - 2012)
Hundred Waters - Chambers (Passing Train) - (Moon Rang Like A Bell - 2014)
Rainer Veil - Strangers (New Brutalism - 2014)

Fever Ray - Dry and Dusty (Fever Ray - 2009)

Friday, September 26, 2014

New tracks for 2014

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Perfume Genius - Grid (Too Bright - 2014)
Absolutely Free - Beneath the Air (Absolutely Free - Out 10/14)
The Raveonettes - Wake Me Up (Pe'Ahi - 2014)
The Twilight Sad - There's A Girl in the Corner (Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave - Out 11/4)

Break - Max Richter - Cathodes (24 Postcards in Full Color)

Vessel - Red Sex (Punish, Honey - 2014)
Driftmachine - Call Mr. Moriba (Noctournes - 2014)
Foxes in Fiction - Ontario Gothic (Ontario Gothic - 2014)
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Double Dutch (Sea When Absent - 2014)
MONO - Where We Begin (The Last Dawn - Out 10/28)

This Will Destroy You - Memory Loss (Another Language - 2014)
Grouper - Call Across Rooms (Ruins - Out 10/28)
Swans - To Be Kind (To Be Kind - 2014)