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Category Archives: Sampledelia

Tipsy – Liquordelic

Get your cocktails out (matron) and do the rhumba, because Tipsy are here with some dayglo, loungecore plunderphonics from their 1996 album ‘Trip Tease’.


Manorexia – Fluorescent Radiation

Fantastic stuff from Thirlwell here, as he imagines a Western cum Space opera soundtrack on his second Manorexia album, 2002’s ‘The Radiolarian Ooze’.

Tipsy – Space Golf

Well, after posting Stock, Hausen & Walkman yesterday, it only seems fitting to post material from a US band who released an album of Sampledelic loungecore the very same year the aforementioned brits released ‘Organ Transplants: Vol 1’. Tipsy gave the world the fantastic ‘Trip Tease’ in 1996, where formica psychedelics meets morphing draylon sofas.


Stock, Hausen & Walkmen – Schweitzer

Plundered lounger buffoonery from the bands classic 1996 album ‘Organ Transplants: Volume 1’.


Manorexia – Planet of the Aches

Wayward electronics and plunderphonics from master of disaster Jim “Foetus” Thirlwell’s Manorexia project. This is the finely titled opener of his 2002 album ‘The Radiolarian Ooze’. Is that James Bond I spy?


The Caretaker – Bewildered In Others Eyes

James Leyland Kirby has thus far released three “stages” of a six stage release titled ‘Everywhere At The End Of Time (stages 1-6)’. The idea behind this stems from what Kirby initiated on his 2011 album ‘An Empty Bliss Beyond This World’, which was based on studies of Alzheimer’s patients and music. Now, it’s as if that project itself has dementia (to paraphrase Kirby), and the condition worsens on each “stage”. This track is from 2017’s ‘Stage 3’, and is where the project starts becoming truly affecting. The track selected here invokes a feeling of anxiety and fear; whilst much of what follows is deeply sad and heartbreaking. Stages 4- 6 could just be too much, but it’s something we will have to hear before we know how much we can take.

* We’re guessing the video is fan made; whoever did it, kudos to them as it really does match the feel of what Kirby is doing brilliantly.


Jan Jelinik – Tendency

This track is Microhouse from the original wave of said sub-genre; off of Jelinik’s sublime 2001 album ‘Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records’, where the title speaks for itself and Jelinik constructed the entire thing from samples off of Jazz records. The album has a lot of tracks that are the kind of clean, minimal Electronica that was au fait at the time (think Kreidler, To Rococo Rot, et al). However, this tune, as previously stated, is super minimal microhouse. The devil is really in the details in this incredible piece of music.



The Caretaker – Moments Of Sufficient Lucidity

*On 2011’s ‘An Empty Bliss Beyond This World’, my favourite so far from The Caretaker, James Leyland Kirby had the courage to pare down the concept to its fundamentals: loops and snippets of 78s played too slow, through big, warm reverbs: Hauntology condensed. A truly beautiful and genuinely haunting album from start to finish.

  • This is an edited/re-adjusted post from one made by Graham Dunning in 2012.

Die Trip Computer Die – 7th Beatle

Some wayward Sampledelia and nonsense from ex Homosexuals members. This is from their 2006 album ‘Die Like Rock’.


Tipsy – Tuatara

Here’s one from Tipsy’s dizzying foray into loungecore plunderphonics, 1996’s ‘Trip Tease’, and one can almost smell the palm tree’s. Lush, lovely intoxicating stuff.

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