Song of the Day Thread

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Re: Song of the Day Thread

Post by shadowplay » Thu May 09, 2019 2:35 am

Samuel Kerridge & Taylor Burch - Transmission 2 Samuel and Tayor straddle the hithertoo undiscovered ley line between Manchester and California on a really interesting record where Taylor (of the most wondrous Tropic of Cancer and DVA Damas) read excerpts of Jean Cocteau while Samuel does his trademark ominous mechine clanking. This is the record at it's most becalmed at other times is a morass of falling over itself junglism and rythmic cupboard slamming that's reminicent of Tri Repetae period Autechre.

RAKTA - Estrela Da Manha thanks to my learned friend aRoseisaRoseis for drawing my eye to this absolutely wonderful record. This comes on like some ultra panda eyed early Cocteau Twins hear through a cursed gramophone.

A Body Without Organs - Scrap The eye was drawn to this because of the Egyptotastic sleeve art but I stayed for the wonderful music. This track wasn't on the original 1985 cassette and it's a fantastic bonus sitting somewhere on the thread of spider silk linking Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, Shoc Corridor and Pink Industry.

Body Without Organs - Osiris Rises*

Alan Rankine - Can You Believe Everything I See (Part 1 & 2) total master track finding the common ground between electropop French film noir and Morricone.

Alan Rankine - Can You Believe Everything I See (Part 3)

Snow Ghosts- Black Widow I'm definitely more into the pretty songs ont he new Snow Ghosts.

Snow Ghosts - Ribcage

Snow Ghosts - SPinner

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Body Without Organs were a duo from New York City consisting of Richard Behrens (lyrics, vocals, guitar) and Carl Howard (electronics, effects) formed in 1982. The pair brought together skill and ideas from such diverse areas as writing, poetry, ceremonial magic, studio technology, and mass media sounds and images. The name Body Without Organs could mean several things: a body, being an organization, without organs, or hierarchy; a form of anarchy, certainly opposed to the capitalist system, and if not directly opposed, then deeply skeptical of its effects on society. Richard was interested in anthropology and mythology and the Golden Dawn System of Magick as a meditative tool. Sort of aural performance artists doing their performance work who released four cassette albums through Howard’s Audiofile Tapes between 1985 and 1987.
We are proud to reissue their debut album “Isis and Thoth” from 1985 on vinyl for the first time. The album’s title pays homage to Isis: the protectress of the dead whose mournful tears for her husband/brother Osiris [the god of the dead who was murdered by his brother Set] were said to flood thee Nile annually, and unto the ibis or baboon headed Thoth: the heart [intelligence] and tongue [voice] of the sun god Ra. The nine compositions were created as scenes or moods with taped effects, delay pedals and found vocals. The duo employed droning synth syncopated with sparse percussive accents, esoteric vocal chanting, looping delayed beats, dissonant guitar and stuttering bass lines. Richard sadly passed away in 2017 and his widow Anna sent us the entire BwO cassette archive and we discovered a previously unreleased track “Scrap” included here. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios. Each copy includes an 8.5x11 insert with photos and interview with Richard Behrens. “When you will have made him a body without organs, then you will have delivered him from all his automatic reactions and restored him to his true freedom" - excerpt from the radio play by Antonin Artaud: "To Have Done with the Judgment of God" (1947)
I like that old time rock 'n' roll, don't try to take me to a disco.

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Re: Song of the Day Thread

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Re: Song of the Day Thread

Post by windmill » Fri May 10, 2019 3:52 pm

Drive By Truckers - Decoration Day

Was down at a local pub last night listening to one of the best young guitar players in town and his band and they started playing a song and I thought that sounds good, I think I know that song.

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Re: Song of the Day Thread

Post by shadowplay » Wed May 15, 2019 2:29 am

Not Glass - Ut Ameris, Amabilis Esto Not Waving + J Glass Dubs = Not Glass. Stunning meeting of minds that roves from post punk neoclassical to radiophonic cultism.

Maria Somerville - Dreaming ghost dance swoon for the haunted ballrooms of you mind.

The Home Current - Leave Your Fears sublime synthpop. Interestingly not on Polytechnic Youth but on Castles in Space (a similarly fine place to spend money earned on your paper round).

Bourbonese Qualk - God With Us the reissue on mannequin sounds great and it's wonderful having a brand new copy. What's REALLY weird is the difference in colour between my 34 year old original and the new one. Not due to any inaccuracy in the reprodution but because the white on mine in now tan with age and the black has gone brown. Some old records end up looking quite interesting as they age, I played Coil Scatology the other week and it's white cover is sort of sunburst with age brown at the edges fading into near white in the middle like some arcane olde scrolle.

Much more pronounced in person but you get the idea.

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Oh dear and here's me saying there's nowt more boring than photos of records.

Coil - Tenderness of Wolves (with Gavin Friday of Virgin Prunes)

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Re: Song of the Day Thread

Post by shadowplay » Thu May 23, 2019 3:07 am

Oliver Cherer - Weight of Water This album is ridiculously good and a must for fans of; (quoting myself from the thread on it) Durruti Column, Robert Wyatt, Maximum joy, Weekend and (YMG), Radio Dept., Once, mid 80's Eyeless in Gaza, Deux Filles, Furniture, Tracey Thorn's A Distant Shore (which was the first thing I ever played on guitar), Solo Ben Watt, Brian Eno (AGW), Felt (and Maurice Deebank ), Cherry Red.

Oliver Cherer - Sinners of the World

Oliver Cherer - Untitled 1983 I feel like I've owned this album most of my life.

Werkbund ‎- Perl Weiss I wasn't cool enough to buy the original double seven, this is a reissue (sold out mostly) of but I'm glad I'm cool enough to buy this slice of maudlin kosmische intropection which sits at the nexus between Coil, Klaus Schulze and the emptiest ut son Chain Reaction.

Stano - Seance Of A Kondalike What a find! I had no clue Stano existed and this Irish artist is IMO a major find. This came out in 1983 and I have to wonder where it's been all my life. I was drawn to it by it's dreadful sleeve.

Stano - A Dead Rose like Popul Vuh crossed with Virgin Prunes. Features Michael O'Shea who I did a thread on that no one posted a reply in (as usual).

Patience - Voices In The Sand Roxanne from OSG favourites Veronica Falls goes the full synthpop on a fantastic wee elpee on Night School my end of Glasgow's premier record label. Contains her three long sold out seven 'a' sides. Kinda like a synthpop Cocteau Twins

Patience - Girls are Chewing Gum the first feel good song of the summer. Picked this as a single before I think.

Patience - White of an Eye OK it's been through Chris & Cosey's and New Orders bins like a bin bag rippign urban fox but I like urban foxes.

Warm Drag - Cave Crawl I bought this ages ago but a child stole it off the mat like a blue tit after the cream on top of your milk and I only realised it the other day. It's a stray Oh See with a female singer and runs the gauntlet from Suicide to the Cramps to the Stooges to King Tubby to Blues Explosion to Stooges to the Kills to Gallon Drunk to JAMC

Warm Drag - End Times

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Re: Song of the Day Thread

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shadowplay wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 3:07 am
Stano - A Dead Rose
Love this and the Michael O'Shea record. Heard a Dead Rose a while back on Carla del Forno's NTS show..and forgot to get it as I was skint. :fp:
Thanks for the reminder.
Have you heard Stephan Micus?
Stephan Micus - Borkenkind
He plays a domestic Bavarian Zither among other more exotic instruments. IMO a truly masterful multi-instrumentalist, without ever overly self-indulgent or verging on cringey tropes, his later records are a bit mellower though.
The singing throughout the Implosions album keeps reminding me of the ending to Batwings (a Limnal Hymn).

I'll have to catch up on the rest, but found the Werkbund, Samuel Kerridge&Taylor Burch and Body Without Organs to be great , honestly I thought I was onto Suns of Arqa when I saw the sleeve of the latter.
Philippe Laurent - RapideAnother very welcome reissue on Platform23/Mannequin. Daft as fuck and so much fun.
Topo - Ba Ba Go, Go
Plastix - Konsumier Mich

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Re: Song of the Day Thread

Post by Johno » Fri May 24, 2019 12:40 am

Really enjoying the Viagra Boys album Street Worms past few days.... seeing them & Fat White Family on Saturday at All Points East, should be a good one...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjL7D33xpS4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvLvVgVr0z0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QPn6U3B9nQ

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Re: Song of the Day Thread

Post by Jaguar018 » Sat May 25, 2019 6:52 am

Just heard this song by the Sacred Paws. I haven’t investigated further, but I really like it.

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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sat May 25, 2019 10:36 am

You think you can't, you wish you could, I know you can, I wish you would. Slip inside this house as you pass by.

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Re: Song of the Day Thread

Post by shadowplay » Thu May 30, 2019 4:42 am

HELEN (not the Grouper spin off but klassik italo) - Witch my copy has always had a massive pop on the cusp of the first chorus so when I saw Dark Entries had re-issued this I jumped on it. Massive electro disko romanticism that almost on on the cusp of neo classical.

FKA Twigs - Cellophane ordinarily I struggle with getting all the way through any pop video but this is way above average with stunning danse moves and to be honest I'd have like more dancing and I'm docking points for the second half of the video due to substandard chimeric angel thingy and less dancing. Good tune if not quite at the level of EP1/2

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Re: Song of the Day Thread

Post by windmill » Thu May 30, 2019 2:06 pm

The Shadows - Apache

This is just a glorious sound.

The classic Shadow hits are some of the best produced recordings you will ever hear.

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