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Porter Ricks – Port Of Tangency

Lovely, lovely Dub Techno from the renowned duo. This excellent slice of minimal dance abstractions is from their recent album ‘Anguilla Electrica’.

Jan Jelinek – Lemminge Und Lurchen Inc

Jan Jelinek’s 2005 album ‘Kosmischer Pitch’ was to Krautrock what his 2001 album ‘Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records’ was to Blue Note. There’s hints of the original material here; though it’s more of a fleeting feeling. Jelenik plunders late 60’s/early 70’s German psychedelic Rock to crete something new from the debris. This isn’t Krautrock plunderphonics in order to make a faux-Krautrock replica, and it hasn’t been done to do a kind of Micro-House “update” of the Teutonic Motorik sound; instead, Jelinek has used the source material to make a multi-textured Ambient album. The album is like a fuzzy, analogue Paul Schütze; when Schütze is in the mood to wander off from the grid more often. This track is quite wired compared to the general feel o the album. However, it’s still a rather sedated mania, where one can feel oneself happily giving in to the lunacy as it sits at the end of a flower-littered forest path.

Devo – Praying Hands + Shrivel up Live 1975

Devo being DOVE (the band of Love) back in 1975; playing some of the hits from their debut album.

Krzysztof Penderecki – Polymorphia

Well, many have been talking about the use of Penderecki in the, frankly, mindblowing 8th episode of ‘Twin Peaks: The Return’. However, Penderecki has been used with devastating effect in film before; most notably when Friedkin used him for ‘The Exorcist’, or when Kubrick did the same for ‘The Shining’. In fact, both of the films mentioned featured this spine tingling masterpiece. This track travels some in it’s 10 minutes; although every corner it takes you too is as terrifying as the last. The piece begins quietly, and after a period of barely heard rumbling the track builds and builds until the listener is in the eye of the skin-crawling storm. Then you get onto the plucking; which stumbles into a section that approaches bombast.

The Beatles – Things We Said Today (live, Top Gear, July 16 1964)

Here’s that merseyside Pop combo that everyone’s been talking about.

Half Japanese – Real Cool Time

Jad Fair and co with a spiffing cover of The Stooges’ ‘Real Cool Time’. Off of their 1988 album ‘Charmed Life’.

Vapourspace – Space Walk

Mid 90’s Techno with some excellent finger clicks. This is from Mark Gage’s ‘Themes From Vapourspace’ (1993) album, an album that has aged pretty well and could still do some dancefloor damage.

Paul Schütze – Font

Beautifully lush, moist ambient from the Australian. This is from his lovely 1996 album ‘Abysmal Evenings’.

Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel – The Only Good Christian is a Dead Christian

Jim Thirlwell rockin’ his Foetus persona under the ‘Scraping….’ permutation back in 1984.
This was a track that featured on the Some Bizarre comp ‘If You Can’t Please Yourself, You Can’t Please Your Soul’, and was recorded around the time the material for the ‘HOLE’ album was (it certainly sounds like it).
Inverted Gospel; literally.

“Six Hail Margueritas, we’re headed straight to Hell”

Lou Reed – This Magic Moment

Fantastic version of the Doc Pomus track from 1960 (as performed by Ben E King & The Drifters). This featured on the 1995 Pomus tribute album, ‘Till The Night Is Gone’, and was recorded around that time. It was, of course, also used in David Lynch’s 1997 film ‘Lost Highway’, and features on that soundtrack.

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