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Sunday, 3 June 2018

Charlemagne Palestine - Wire Magazine feature for BLAST First (petite)

Best to leave "it" for a while. "It" will be better then.
Never a truer word spoken. It, as in information technology, marriage, and whatever big ideas we have.

Big ideas take a while - take this Wire magazine featured advertisement and artwork by Charlemagne Palestine. I have liked some of his/her (I can't remember seeing a non-artisan photograph, so it could be either), work before, namely the drone style stuff that is similar to Ben Frost and Pauline Oliveros.

Afaik, Palestine is a more multi-layered and tribal noisemaker, taking in African and Chinese music(s), I could be completely wrong, The Wire magazine has unearthed MANY HOOOGGE discoveries for me over the years. The important point is this new release, with a intriguing title - "70th Bearth-Dayze", looks and I imagine sounds very tasty indeed...a 10 hours WAV collection with teddy bears.

And I am a tall lonely teddy bear, so what's not to like?

Check this link for more information about the £50 (for everything on 500g vinyl with art and digital extras) project:


Friday, 1 June 2018

SV Stop 313: www.focisleft.bandcamp.com update (Muttley SV musologue)

Foci Left & Foci Right - Iridescence Is Irrelevance Liveset

by FL & FR

  • Digital Album
    Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

     You own this




The first catalog-stroke-stylistic-mash between the Foci Left and Foci Right aliases, after about 100 public releases on the internet that people sometimes send me money for. It's all infinitely appreciated, of course, but seeing as I ain't motivated by financial gain, I am setting this Sparky New Moon practice run free. It's comprised of my awful voice, boring narrations, plinky plonk piano sounds and abysmal attempts to be guitarist Jon Fahey. 

SV Stop 312: Random Thoughts Instalment 1st June 2018

I'm a pretty liberal person, relating to my last writings, whom likes to see the good in everything, and satirises the bad. What is bad, anyway? It's a fluid question in itself.

It's the same with genderqueer theory, I consider myself gender-fluid, that is the fluidity to be both male and female, but it all sounds so poncy, all these millennial terms applied to everything.

In fact these terms had been going long before the term millennial was invented, of course they were there, it's just the mass groupings of categorisations I don't like. I predicted this with TDD, and the fools have gone arse-about-tit with the predication. That is, instead of being descriptive, they create different terms for the same thing and create confusion for absolutely everybody. Crap trap, meet claptrap, y'knowwhatammeen chavvy?

Unfortunately life is made up of chancers and people who think you have all the time in the world, time enough for life, to unfold, but often, you have less time than them, and they are wasting theirs in a coffee shop somewhere.

SV Stop 311: [Politics] Lord Lawson and the Brexit slurry pit

In typical Partridgean style, enter the Conservative Party "Vote Leave" head operative, Lord Lawson. He ruined last generation's election, he'll do it for the next, and all he wants isn't another baby, it's to keep his French luxury home with a cote du jour amendment to the French residency plea after Britain leaves the European Union.

Yes, that's the long and short of it. Lord Lawson wants to stay living in France, even though he was head chancellor of "Vote Leave" in the UK Referendum that happened not so long ago now.

Hypocritical, isn't it? Yes, it's not French nationality, but that's a cop-out anyway - he's English.

But let's not get waddled in with benign and banal facts; if Henry VIII can tear down several monarchies for the sake of another shag, what really commits these deluded psychopaths that their place in the world is so important?

This type of political shambling has been happening too many times that I don't care to remember, but this really got my goat last night to comment on it. I mean, what a waste of space. What's wrong with the English countryside you so seek to advocate? And furthermore, less dubiously, why do you think it's fine, Lord Lawson to carry on living in a foreign land when Joe Bloggs is UK-stricken?

The aristocratic bastards, I hate the lot of them. Damn you! :shakes fist but it's more like a wanker sign at this point:

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

SV Stop 310: Dua Lipa

Got a bit of a thing for Dua Lipa at the mo =)
It's just plain nice pop dance music. Cool implementation of guitar fretwork.
"IDGAF" club mixes hit the spot. They optimise themselves in Dorian mode and do it well.
I can get them from ZIPDJ.com legal subbie. That's my go-to for most club music I hear dreaming.
Glad she won a Brit Award. (The artist)
Same happened for BFL and Saint Vincent, and I've seen/known those performers too.
Real women do it better. Chauvinist pigs and irritating arrogant men aren't where it's at.
Yeah I'm a mincer, but I'd rather be prolife than psychopathic.
Way too many idiots about in hyperspace for my liking. And the reason I stay away from cities.
Why don't you all just go to Benidorm already and get it over with?
That would mean not buying so many six packs to fit your twenty pack bellies though, wouldn't it.
Really though, I've got stories circulating around my arse for where these alienoids come from.

SV Stop 309: Syncopathic Recordings new project ANMA


Amidst the dust and decay of retrostylin' dial-up lagtime in thought and handling internet processes, I am actually understanding the admins at SC give me about 5 fresh topics a day to keep me entertained. Generally it's non-crapper stuff, Dastardly Exposure/Twitter/FaceBook style projects of algorithmic fortuity. And also very non-crapper is this exceptional jazzy electronica from various artists related to SC and Syncopathic Recordings respectively.

Sounding professional to a tee, this kind of Ekziel Honig style multi-instrumentalism is no coffee table interloper, preferring to swoon and swoop at the fringes and eschelonic practices of rhythm against solitude. Tilman Ehrhorn and Murcof, Matmos and Animal Collective also spring to mind. All very organic stuff, and that piano hits joyous notes in my heart. The great thing is that the music could be slapdash and untidy all the time but it chooses to be elegantly arranged and absorbant, like a wet kitchen towel to a beer spill. By track three we get washes of delay and pinpoint piano precision, raspy electronic crackles and annotated bassline zorbing. This trend continues through a cracker of a release. Check out straight away, you won't be disappointed!

SV Stop 308: Flying Vinyl Podcasts


I'm having all sorts of things go very very slow with my operating system recently. Lawwwd 'aaaaav mercy on the man.
I know I am on 2GB internal storage 20GB secondary slave on this lappy, but it's pretty bad.

In optimistic terms, I came across this for the fourth time in my email newsletters. Eventually I will get it to load. It's the @FlyingVinyl podcast for iTunes.

Highlight generally of the show is the fluidity and high ideals conceptualising of the label owners - something that got them to break artists like Regina Spektor.

If you don't know FlyingVinyl, they are basically an ongoing £20 a month subscription series that ships you out a box of 5 double-sided seven-inch singles per month with a picture disc and booklet, sleeves etc. It's a quality deal, the music is great, and the artwork matches it nicely.

Bands included Willie J Healey, Black Honey, InHeaven, and more. Many more.

In growth, you HAVE TO respect the original artists. The people who made your music for you. Regardless that you invest in it, you are basically being paid to listen to it.

So, check out Craig Evans cause this week Subverts, I'm sure you'll find something to like.
I did not write this on SC because we're basically a ghost blog on there now, only bots visit there.