Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I Wanna Be Cremated

Happy Halloween, TAPE readers! Sure, this means that loads of annoying kids will be knocking on your doors and begging for confectionary, but we've got a few seasonal treats for you which will hopefully make up for that slight inconvenience. First up we've got a Halloween mix from edit merchants of the moment, Quiet Village. Originally put together for one of their own Halloween parties, 'Fragments Of Fear' will be sure to raise a fright and a smile in equal measures and is a perfect soundtrack to your own celebrations tonight.

1) Intro
2) Goblin - Zombie
3) SSQ - Trash's Theme

4) Aphrodite's Child - Capture Of The Beast
5) Charles Manson - It's Coming Down Fast
6) John Carpenter - Reel 9
7) Susan Jacks - There's No Blood In Bone
8) Roger Webb Orchestra - Hammer House Of Horror
9) Pino Donaggio - Dead End
10) Fred Myrow - Mineshaft Chase
11) Ralph Lundstein - Horrorscope
12) Donald Rubenstein - Train Attack
13) Hot Blood - Soul Dracula
14) Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper

15) Les Baxter - Necronomicon
16) Christopher Komeda - What Have You Done To Its Eye
17) Paul Ferris - Witchfinder General
18) Chico Hamilton - Repulsion
19) Jack Nitzsche - Iraq
20) Paul Giovanni And Magnet - Corn Riggs
21) John Cacavas - Satanic Rites Of Dracula
22) Anne Clark - Our Darkness
23) Goblin - Tenebre
24) Ennio Morricone - Humanity Pt. 3
25) John Carpenter - Main Theme From
Halloween

Download:
Quiet Village - 'Fragments Of Fear' mix // Whatever We Want

Straying away from the Halloween theme for a second, but staying on a Quiet Village tip, we've got a couple of tracks from The Alan Parsons Project's 1978 'Pyramid' LP, and the first of these ('Voyager') contains a sample used in QV's 'Pillow Talk'. APP edits seem to be all the rage nowadays with a recent version of 'I-Robot' coming out, so you could do a lot worse than check out some of their better material if you see it floating around in your local charity shop's bargain bin. Or Soulseek of course!

Download:
The Alan Parsons Project - Voyager // Arista
The Alan Parsons Project - What Goes Up // Arista

Getting back to the spookiness, I'd like to draw your attentions to a new mix that's been made available on dubstep label Skull Disco's website. As you're probably already aware, we're big fans of SD's Shackleton here at TAPE, so when I discovered that this mix recorded by DubSTa (don't ask - I've no idea who he is) contains 19 tracks from one of dubstep's finest producers, of course I was going to get a little excited. Head over to Skull Disco's site and scare those pesky kids away with some frighteningly deep sub-bass action.

1) Stalker
2) Fumes
3) Out Of Order
4) Spell - Qwack (Shackleton Remix)
5) In The Next World
6) NDoki
7) Eat My Word
8) Majestic Visions
9) Make Me Cry
10) New Dawn
11) Tala Rasa
12) Blood On My Hands
13) I Want To Eat You
14) Tin Foil Sky
15) Massacre
16) Language Of The Beast
17) Naked
18) Limb By Limb
19) Savage Republic - When All Else Fails (Shackleton Remix)

Download:
Shackleton - Mixed By DubSTa // Skull Disco

To finish off our Halloween themed posting, here's a spooky TAPE favourite - Perlon style. I was watching Stephen King's Misery the other day and it reminded me of this wonky pop classic from a couple of years back. Stacatto strums meet sumptuous strings and brass, while the dreamy vocal floats over the top of the delicate percussive backing - simply delightful stuff. Even if you're not a big fan of the usual tripped out Perlon business, this should definitely satisfy your ears on this cold Autumn night.

Download:
Morane - Let Me Out (No There's Nobody In The Cellar Mix) // Perlon

Actually... there's more! Just a quick reminder that the weekly TAPE radio show will be broadcasting on Viva Radio today (at 1pm Tuesday & 2am Wednesday - that's GMT by the way), so get tuned in for a something different to the usual shenanigans. It's also archived, so if you want to access it that way, then go to the 'contributors' tab, then select 'Richard Carnage', and 4 shows will be there ready for you to digest. This week I thought that I'd give the dancefloor stuff a rest and give you a bit of aural valium. Relax your sorry arse, and get ready for a soothing trip encompassing horror soundtracks, kids being exploited, ambient and cosmic shizzle, dubstep, electronica, dub reggae, and plain old indie rock in standard and experimental guises. Oh... and some techno of course!

TAPE Radio - Show #7: I Wanna Be Sedated
Wings - Let 'Em In (Joakim Edit) // White
Thomas Dolby - I Scare Myself // Parlophone
Can - She Brings The Rain // Spoon
Riz Ortolani - Cannibal Holocaust (Main Theme) // Coffin
Langley School Music Project - God Only Knows // Bar/None
The Velvet Underground - I'll Be Your Mirror // MGM
Scott Walker - On Your Own Again // Philips
Max Richter - On The Nature Of Daylight // 130701
Alain Kan - Speed My Speed // Disques Vogue
Asha Puthli - Space Talk // CBS
Chromatics - Physica (Demo) // CD-R
Vangelis - Ask The Mountains // EastWest
ISAN - Lent Et Douloureux // Morr Music
SCSI-9 - Mini // Kompakt
Turner - After Work (Carsten Jost Remix) // Ladomat 2000
Royksopp - Beautiful Day Without You (Wighnomy And Robag Wruhmes Spekkfakkel Remikks) // PIAS
ISAN - Lent Et Triste // Morr Music
Differnet (ft. Action Biker) - Albuquerque // Friendly Noise
ISAN - Lent Et Grave // Morr Music
Junior Boys - In The Morning (Alex Smoke Remix) // Domino
Pinch - Qawwali // Planet Mu
Rhythm & Sound w/ Willi Williams - See Mi Yah // Burial Mix
David Axelrod - The Warning Talk (Part II) // Capitol
Steve Reich & Pat Metheny - Electric Counterpoint // Nonesuch
Papa M - Plastic Energy Man // Drag City
Quiet Village - Days // CD-R

Listen:
TAPE @ Viva - Show #7: I Wanna Be Sedated

Also, as a little bonus I've got a couple of extra bits and bobs for download. As requested, here's an 80s nugget from The Passions that was a favourite of mine during my student years. The guitar sound on intro alone elevates it to classic status in my eyes. I recently discovered that there's a Dave Clarke mix of this that came out on DMC a while back. Does anyone have a copy that they'd like to share?

Download:
The Passions - I'm In Love With A German Filmstar // Polydor

Finally, here's a cover of Burt Bacharach's 'Walk On By' by disco legends D-Train. Fuck those X-Factor cretins - this is how you cover a standard with style.

Download:
D-Train - Walk On By // Epic

Also, don't forget about Mutant Pop this Friday at the Arc Bar, this month featuring guest appearances from Phonica head honcho Simon Rigg, and fellow bloggers Skull Juice. Full details can be found below for anyone interested.

17 Comments:

Blogger Nico said...

great great thanks thanks you you (2 is best)

12:38 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Were you the guy looking for the Passions' track? If so, good taste my man!

1:31 PM  
Blogger Puffin Jack said...

Morane is possibly the most TAPE track ever! I can remeber the first time I heard it sat in Mr Soft's office with a big spliff, brilliant!

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that latest viva radio mix is sublime... cant wait to copy it and listen to it away from me computer! A truly fine collection of choons. Im telling all me mates.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Ah... the anonymous compliments... keep 'em coming! Glad you enjoyed it though. It was nice to compile something different for a change instead of all the bosh bosh dancefloor stuff. It's meant to be listened to at home, after all.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Alex Egan said...

aaahh, the cover for 'pyramid' is fantastic...thanks for feeding my eyes as well as my ears

4:33 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Nice one Al. Great cover isn't it? If you fancy a bit of heinous digital art then head over to this link: http://www.hijackbristol.co.uk/board/index.php/topic,27221.0.html
Simply awful... Luke from Normalise is getting obsessed, the poor boy!

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

It would be interesting to hear what you guys feel about Intergroove's demise.

Can the demise of such a distribution company be linked to the rise of the mp3 blog?

Interesting as well how a lot of you blogger types tend to be the story these days, rather than the music.

Keep up the good work mind

2:06 AM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Intergroove have closed down?! I would've heard of this before if Puffin's record shop hadn't gone down the pan... As far as I'm aware, there were a few other distribution firms moving into Intergroove's musical territory from late last year so that may have something to do with it. You're better asking Puffin - he'll be sure to give you an answer later today.

As you know by now though, TAPE's all about spreading the enthusiasm, the love, and the passion for hunting down great records and tracking them down on vinyl. However much of a digital age that we move into, personally it's only going to be an aid to my record buying to make sure that I'm buying the highest grade shit that I can lay my hands on, and I'm sure that's the same for many others out there. However, file sharing and mp3 blog culture has definitely bred the type of consumer who won't spend a penny on records and support the artists and labels that they get so much enjoyment from. However, record sales are up, and so are vinyl sales so all can't be bad. I think the record buyers are buying more because they can discover so much more music that they love through the internet, and the people who just copied cassettes from the radio and their friends are just the same, but they get access to an almost infinite library of music from their bedrooms. New technology, same old story. You could say that greater access to music has improved the taste of listeners, but I'm sure that many people would dispute that. So is art the winner? The jury's still out...

Anyway, rant over. RIP Intergroove.

3:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was the guy looking - you are a lifesaver.

5:31 AM  
Anonymous Rob said...

Pretty much agree with you there. I think to be honest you guys are the exception though. A lot of these blogs involve getting an upfront track off beatport and posting it for 2000 off their tight readers. If only a couple of those leeches put it on soulseek, well you can do the maths. I take your point about rising vinyl sales, but isn't that more about 6th formers buying razorlight 7 inches?

Regarding Intergroove I'm almost certain that the UK branch went under yesterday, thats a hell of a lot of records stuck in a London warehouse somewhere.

Some sort of Tape smash and grab could be in order to keep them out of the hands of the administrators.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

I see what you're saying Rob. There does seem to be the trend where blogs like to trump each other by posting the most upfront tracks possible before the release date and that's something that we conciously try to steer clear from. It does raise awareness of new releases, however, but like you say - how many people actually buy the tracks they like?

Regarding vinyl sales, you're probably right there seeing as the statistics are probably only coming from major chain organisations, and there has been a major boom in 'indie' rock popularity along with the majors using the 7" as just another chart positioning tool. It did use to annoy me that the shops that I bought from and liked to buy from had no bearing on chart positions, but what does that mean in the end anyway?

A smash & grab at Intergroove would be heaven for myself right now as I'm struggling to budget for my vinyl purchasing at the moment... free vinyl... gimme gimme! But yeah, that's a lot of limited press records that'll be boxed up and put into another warehouse not to be seen for a good few years until they emerge on dodgy secondhand racks. Shame, really. If anyone at Intergroove wants to sort us out with some dodgily discounted records, then drop us a line!

By the way, do you work in a record shop or something Rob?

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

I wish I did Carnage, I'm in the final year of a degree in London. What with nights out and record shops everywhere, its an expensive place to be. Could do with the free records that working at an emporium would supply.

Thinking about coming up to one of your mutant pop nights next year when the funds let me.

Good luck with this one.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Ah... London. So much to do, it's quite all consuming isn't it? The most depressing place in the world to be a poor man, I say. Drop us a mail if you're thinking of coming down to one of them and we'll see what we can sort out for your good self.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Also, it seems like the Viva show didn't broadcast as they had their Halloween special. It'll be played next Tuesday so keep an eye out.

9:47 PM  
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