The Sentinel

micro-blog from music lovers sharing their passion

Harmonia – Veterano

Floaty, Kosmische music from the holy union twixt Cluster and NEU!’s Michael Rother. This is from their 1st album, 1974’s ‘Musik Von Harmonia’.

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Techno Animal – Resuscitator

Doom drone from Techno Animal’s 1995 album ‘Re-Entry’.

Wire – I Am The Fly

Absolute classic from UK Post Punk masters Wire. This is from their brilliant 1978 album ‘Chairs Missing’.

Brian Eno & David Byrne – Very, Very Hungry

A track from an album that has had so much said about it over the years; an album that pre-empted much of the psychedelic post-Electro dance music out there. This track is a stuttering ambient funk number that could be on an alternative reality Blade Runner soundtrack.

The Martian – Soulshine

Mike Banks delivers some warm, soulful, Housey Detroit Techno under his Martian moniker and gets to the heart of future Disco. This can be found on 1999’s ‘LBH – 6251876 (A Red Planet Compilation)’.

L.Voag – Kitchen

Utensils and white goods are fetishised in this track from ex-Homosexuals member L.Voag’s 1979 album ‘The Way Out’. This was covered by Drew Daniels via his The Soft Pink Truth project.

Matthew Dear – Little People (Black City)

At 09:21, this track can probably be described as the centrepiece to Dear’s 2010 album ‘Black City’, and it’s a doozy. A track made up of several parts, each one doing their thing perfectly. This track also has a true golden section bang on the 04:00 mark. True bliss.

Soft Machine – Dada Was Here

Stunningly beautiful track from the second Soft Machine album, Volume 2 (1969). This one is sung in Spanish and does strange things to the listener. Feelings, feelings, feelings.

Kemialliset Ystävät – Ei Millään Kielellä

What do you get if you take the music of Grotto gnomes and mix it with some hints of electronica and frosty the snowman’s ballbag shavings? This!

Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band – Semi-Multicoloured Caucasian

Sweet ‘n’ lovely instrumental from the Captain’s final album, 1982’s ‘Ice Cream For Crow’. Combine this with a sunny day and it’s sure to bring a smile to your face.

For Karl-Heinz Exner. Float on buddy.

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