Saturday, August 26, 2006

Home On A Sunday

Again, sorry for the long absence but hopefully we’ll be more than making up for it in the coming weeks. There’s a new Beyond The Wizards Sleeve that we should be posting up soon that sounds like it’s going to be absolutely killer. I haven’t heard it myself, but when it’s an edit of Love’s ‘A House Is Not A Motel’ from their ‘perennial pan-narcotic classic album’ (© Mr Soft) Forever Changes, you can’t go far wrong. Originally it was going to feature on their new EP, but Erol thought that would be wrong to do since his passing. This is their tribute to the late legend that is Arthur Lee and what was arguably the best guitar album in the last 40 years. If you haven’t bought ‘Forever Changes’ yet, then I’d strongly advise you to pick it up the before you even think about buying another record! Also, Puffin Jack’s just recorded a new techno mix and it’s sounding top notch, so make sure that you download it when I manage to get it up on here.

{EDIT: Here's the BTWS edit of Love. I'll leave the words to Erol...]

"(Giving the edit out over the internet)...seems the simplest way to get the edit out there as a tribute not just to him, but to one of the greatest albums ever made. The biggest joy to doing the BTWS edits is seeing kids absorb this incredible music, some of which was made 40-50 years ago."

Love - A House Is Not A Motel (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Edit) // Third Mynd

The Riton show at Buoyancy last weekend was really good fun, apart from some headphone breakage and the place being hotter than hell itself! My memory’s a bit patchy, but I do remember quite a few Tape classics coming out, and I think that we warmed up the crowd enough to make it easy for Mr Smithson. Even the section that we mixed without headphones went down really well. On my instruction, Puffin mixed the SebastiAn mix of Benjamin Theves (‘Honestly, you can just bang it in!’), and then I followed with the new Carl Craig remix of X-Press 2. Its huge throbbing bass synth and cymbal/clap percussion is quite ravetastic, I must say. As usual, Carl tweaks the fuck out of the simplest of elements and makes them sound like absolute genius. I’ve been flitting about in deciding if I actually like the oikish, baggy mantra that is Rob Harvey's vocal or not, but by the time that synth hits three minutes from the end it doesn’t matter. I’m already won over.

X-Press 2 – Kill 100 feat. Rob Harvey (Carl Craig Remix)

Riton went on after us and set the dial to ‘bosh’, killing it track after track. Highlights were Doppelwhipper (of course), a track from the new Fuckpony LP, and the aforementioned SebastiAn remix. Unfortunately his new track with Heidi didn’t get an outing due to it not having the required bosh factor, but even without it he played a really enjoyable set. While me and Puffin were partying away at Riton’s show, Mr Soft was present at Luciano’s Fabric set. Back came reports of a new minimal monster that echoed the emotions that me and him went through the first time that we heard the now infamous ‘Seeing Through Shadows’ during his T-Bar set a few months ago. This is a totally different kind of beast; the chicaning riffs replaced by repetitive yet mutating synth squelches and a simple three-note bassline. The key to its appeal, however, is the subdued locomotive drop that pulls the dancefloor from under your feet and commanded Soft to join the mob of attractive Europeans that lay before his widened eyes.

Microfunk – Pecan // Remote Area

I first heard these two gems a few weeks ago when I got Damian LazarusEssential Mix posted through my letterbox. I was browsing through his site a month or so earlier to see if he’d updated his occasionally hilarious diary section, and stumbled upon a little competition where you had to say in twenty words ‘why music is an essential part of your life’. Now some (ie. everyone else who won) might go about constructing a passionate, inspirational comment about how music warms their soul, but what do I go and do? Fire off a sarcastic and indirectly derogatory funny-not-funny answer? Of course! So why is music such an essential part of my life?

“I'm an impotent, blind paraplegic. What else am I going to do with my spare time?"

Such is the bane of my existence. Indeed. That rash gesture of attempted humour gave me the chance to check out Laz’s top quality 2 hour mix, and there were a few choice cuts that I hadn’t yet got my ears around. Tobias Freund’s ‘Street Knowledge’ is simplistic boompty acid techno that’ll have your knees wobbling like Homer Simpson’s belly, topped off beautifully with sporadic synth stabs and drum fills. Released this April, it came from the man who’s responsible for the ‘Sieg Uber Die Sonne’ project with the almost sickly consistent legend of Perlon that is Dandy Jack, and NSI on Cadenza with Max Loderbauer. That said, some of you might be expecting beard stroking minimal shenanigans, but this is definitely four to the floor all the way with more of a vintage house and techno feel.

Tobias – Street Knowledge // Logistic

Berlin’s newest Chilean import Alejandra Iglesias is the woman behind Dinky, and ‘Home On A Sunday’ is her second solo release on her Horizontal label following on from her releases on Cocoon and Traum. As a paen to Sundays at home after a hard weekend’s clubbing, you might expect it to be lush padded techno; but its trebly Ricardo style percussion and eerie minor key melody makes sure that it has paranoia and claustrophobia written all over it. Halfway through, all this darkness gets enveloped in an equally gloomy hard-hitting arpeggio wonkfest, carried along by the monotone monologue of having ‘my music, my food, my house…’ Doesn’t sound like the most enjoyable of listening experiences, but you’re going to have to trust me on this one!

Dinky – Home On A Sunday // Horizontal

Make sure that you have a good bank holiday, everyone! Buy some records, and enjoy yourselves. Randomly enough, me and Puffin will be getting our disco out (ahem) and mixing it up at Jules October’s dad’s birthday party. Ah.. disco…(Ah... Bisto? Oh, never mind).

Disco delights:
Gary's Gang - Do It At The Disco // Columbia
Richard Carnage - 'Mutant Disco' mix

And remember to make a note on your calendar for next Friday...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dunno if you've heard a track called Patrick122 by Mr. Oizo. It's his glitch re-work of Do it at the Disco. It was on his myspace for a while, gone now.
It's at the start of this mix:

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carnage / Puffin / Kiran or whoever it was that found that Microfunk tune.... I love you!!

Sebo K played it at the Mobilee records night at Raum in Barcelona and I've been trying to track it down ever since.

I have a feeling it's going to be like Geht's Noch and get overplayed and really annoying after a while but until then I will be hammering it!!

11:51 AM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Kiran notified me of it, and I tracked it down from his description. Top drawer, ain't it? I think it features in Magda's August chart as well.

1:40 PM  
Blogger headphonesex said...

New Carl Craig!!! :-D

You've made me a happy man....

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey chaps have a great one at mutant pop on Friday, sorry i'm gonna miss another one but i'll be in Scotland at Indian Summer and Optimo, i'll spread the word and try and get others down in my absence though.

Still up for a bit of Phonica in a few weeks?

see you soon


12:41 AM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Plazzt - very interesting! Short but sweet in that inimitable Oizo stylee. Do you know if it ever got a release?

Al - Hopefully should be making it down to the Phonica do, but with the state of my finances at the moment, I get the feeling that if I do go, my spending will be suitably minimal.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

post something new you bastards!

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mutant pop tonight was superb, top top night, hope the afterparty is going well you bastids!!!!

2:35 AM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Sorry Matt - been really busy with Mutant Pop stuff this week and I've been busy sorting out a new venture for Tape. All will be revealed in the coming weeks...

Hope those tracks are coming along nicely by the way. Muchly looking forward to hearing the fruits of your labour!

7:29 PM  
Anonymous porn said...

Kiran notified me of it, and I tracked it down from his description. Top drawer, ain't it? I think it features in Magda's August chart as well.

10:41 PM  

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