Kelpe – “Chocolate Money” (Audio)

May 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

Burial – “Street Halo” (Hyperdub)

May 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

Chip Tha Ripper – “(Bitch I) Feel Good” (Gold Panda Unofficial Hancock Version)

May 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

Amon Tobin – Back to the Basics Cloudcast by ninjamixdump

May 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

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April 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

Carefully compiled by myself, ELECTR_ODE_ is my 9-track 8tracks which, as the title suggests, is an ode to electronic music, and you can listen to it here:

Know, reader, that due to licensing balls the order will only be as intended once per person, after that it’ll be rendered unto the fate we know as randomised plays, though this will doubtless be an irritation to nobody but myself. Enjoy!

Artwork is Color Blind by Jens-Peter Giesel, whose works can be viewed here:

Matthew Dear – “Slowdance” (How To Dress Well Seance) (Ghostly International)

April 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

Bat For Lashes – “Glass” (Kato’s ReTouch)

April 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

Depakote – “A Dollar To My Name”

April 14, 2011 § Leave a comment


“Rubber” (Review)

April 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

It would not be unheard of for me to complain, like many others, about Hollywood’s increasingly worrying lack of original content. The machinations of this moneyed industry have truly gone into overdrive with the cashing-in of ‘known’ titles and an excess of bums-on-seats guff. You can imagine, then, how excited I was at the promise of Rubber; Quentin Dupieux’s (he of the better-known musical moniker, Mr. Oizo) avant-garde offering concerning one telepathically murderous tyre. It is well, then, that we might subtitle Dupieux’s seemingly admirable creative flexing exactly as he himself has rather obtusely pitched it from the outset: Quentin Dupieux vs. Hollywood.

And so it is that the gloves came off and our eyes were to be opened to a rejection of Hollywood’s relentless shackles in favour of something original, funny, dark, charming, carefully studied and, above all, different. This was the tempting premise and, judging by the teasers and trailer, Dupieux was set to nail the delivery. And indeed he might well have had he actually made a study of a murderous tyre. That he did not is where the problem lies…

The tyre’s dusty awakening was such a beautiful and darkly amusing observation of the lone and the inanimate and, had Dupieux ditched the arrogance in favour of continuing with this, he’d have had a much subtler and, consequently, more valid basis for his commendable argument. However, what we instead get is 82-minutes of the most unfounded ego trip I’ve yet seen in the cinematic field. Dupieux’s ‘film within a film’ is his personal pop at the industry and as such is the most horribly contrived, disengaging, near-baseless letdown of a directorial vehicle I’ve yet had the distinct displeasure to view. To have shelved the promise of something so deliciously unique for a cinematic weaving of new clothes for the Emperor is unforgivable and, in fact, given that I ended up feeling I’d rather have watched anything featuring Jennifer Aniston simply for the lack of fraudulence, bizarrely bucks its own purpose. Previous to this, the angriest I’ve felt about a film acclaimed yet under-delivering is Michael Haneke’s Hidden. In light of Rubber, however, this pales given Haneke’s rightly well-respected body of superior work and on-point criticism of the media. Dupieux has yet to prove himself and attain this right, and, unless he drops the ridiculous conceit and critical ham-handedness, I can’t honestly see him doing this. And that is why the result for Dupieux’s painfully self-styled filmic fisticuffs can only be: Hollywood: 1, Quentin Dupieux: 0.

365 Days of Sound – Effected Electromagnetic Waves of Digital TV Receiver (March 27th)

March 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

This recording is of the electromagnetic waves of a digital TV receiver in my hotel room effected in Audacity with a delay, reverb, chorus and waveshaper. This was recorded using a Zoom H-1 digital recorder and a telephone pick-up microphone.

March 27th’s entry into the experimental and downloadable sonic diary of 2011.

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