July 12, 2012 § Leave a comment
Hello. I’ve made an 8tracks dedicated to some of the electronic music which has, over the years, given me the Poe-style tears, both directly and indirectly. We shall know it as TEC_TONICS, because it’s important to feel overwhelmed by beauty from time to time, I think.
Kubrick’s Space Odyssey is, of course, the imagery, partly because astronauts are probably the most iconic visual synonymous with the scientific endeavours and achievements of mankind, and partly because HAL broke my heart (“Daisy, Daisy…”) Also, I was lucky enough to see it at London’s Royal Festival Hall last year with live performances by the Philharmonia Orchestra and Philharmonia Voices, which only served to underscore what a flawless accomplishment it was. I cried my eyes out the second it started, and the fear of never experiencing anything close to it again has left me on a beauty-comedown ever since. Anyway, for your listening (dis)pleasure…
July 4, 2012 § Leave a comment
Recently released on the ever-pleasing Awkward Movements label is Semtek’s latest output, Bento. The London-based producer and founder of label Don’t Be Afraid has delivered another round of his idiosyncratic tech house sound with this anticipated track.
Accompanying Semtek’s release is Scott Fraser’s Decompression Dub remix, which sees the producer end his hiatus with the kind of audio assault that’s so deliciously relentless as to make us truly thankful he did. Pushing a near-obscene level of gratuitous bass, this stand-alone variation sees the Wave/Black Nation artist return in stellar sonic form.
Shamelessly filthy and yours to download now at Juno.
May 29, 2012 § 2 Comments
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears – Edgar Allan Poe.
And so it is that this video from French record label and digital art-mongerers, Stellar Kinematics, caused me to have the tears pertaining to that which I find beautiful. This clip is raw from Camera E-8 on the launch umbilical tower/mobile launch program of Apollo 11, July 16, 1969. This is an HD transfer from the 16mm original. More at http://www.spacecraftfilms.com/. Music by Dusty Brown – This City Is Killing Me.
Free download of Dusty Brown’s This City Is Killing Me EP available on their website, http://www.dustybrown.com/
You might also like…to play and download this Stellar Kinematics release by Playground.
May 22, 2012 § Leave a comment
It’s a beautiful day in London today, and I recommend an audio garnish of Medicine 8’s suitably uplifting remix of their own recent signing, Glass Diamond. Courtesy of the London-based duo’s Trashmouth Records and available as a digital-only release on June 3rd, Girls & Boys is doubtless the sweetest Disco-infused portent of Summer you’re likely to hear. Please enjoy irresponsibly.
Get your downloads here.
May 21, 2012 § Leave a comment
Sci-fi/ Library mix from the UK’s electro/sonic conjuring duo, The Simonsound:
The first Simonsound Transmission …… from inner space to outer space. Features music from pioneering electronic composer Fred Judd, Canadian pop-psych group The Sugar Shoppe and British jazz artist Bob
Downes amongst further library mood music, spaced out rock and electronics.
October 12, 2011 § Leave a comment