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Tag Archives: 1996

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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Stereolab – Percolations

This is from their spilt flexi 7″ with Faust and Foetus, titled ‘überschall’ (1996), and sounds like it was an offcut from ‘Dots and Loops’.

Ui – Butterfly Who

New York’s Ui take their Post Rock into funky Disco territory; with an irresistible section after the 2:00 mark. From their 1996 debut ‘Sidelong’.

Paul Schütze – Font

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

Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 – A Lamb’s Lullaby

From the acts 6th studio album, 1996’s ‘I Hope It Lands’, this track is almost an anthem compared to the rest of the bands work; an anthem for the lo-fi US indie brigade. Sweet.

Ui – The Piano

A languid, funky number from Ui with nary a Piano in sight (well, apart from at one point….kinda). This is from the bands fantastic debut ‘Sidelong’ (1996).

Ui – Golden Child

New York’s Ui give us some funky Post Rock with the addition of Banjo; which is always more than welcome. This is from their superb 1996 album ‘Sidelong’.

Ui – August Song

New York’s Ui were part of the American ‘Post-Rock’ scene; whatever that term meant to people or, indeed, the band themselves. There were similarities with fellow travellers Tortoise, that almost woody sound and a distinctly American play on the remnants of Krautrock. Ui however, were looser, funkier, and more playful; plus, they used Banjo. This is the opening track from their wonderful 1996 album ‘Sidelong’, and should bring a touch of August to this February morning.

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Stagger Lee

Foul mouthed track off of 1996’s ‘Murder Ballads’; all funky bar room blues Cave style with the inimitable Blixa Bargeld on guitar and scream duties.

Main – XV

The final track from Main’s 1996 album ‘Firmament III’ is a vast sonic crater that pulls the listener in to its vortex. Thuds, and shimmering dubs all intertwine before the track collapses into a quiet, pulsing drone piece.

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