a simply beautiful winter song, good to see you again
when I was younger we used to always hang out in my friends' flat. He had two turntables and lot's of records and we used to drink beer and take turns mixing. This track makes me think of all the times I've hung out there.
I sort of miss it.
About the track, it's repetitive and a bit dubby techno. Sounds a wee bit like Bandulu (when Bandulo's good). If you like this check out the stuff he's released as Mr. James Barth. It's sort of a slowed down version of this.
catchy ditty sounded like the song from snatch
Re-issue corner #1, A perfect sub 3 minute French pop song about ping pong, from the hit packed French Synth Wave 1979/85 compilation.
Re-issue corner #2, an abstract disco/ proto hiphop freakout
from Gary Davis with more than enough whoops and whistles, and I'm not only uploading this because of the title honest..
Steel drum rendition of the Gary Numan classic.
I heard this track on the radio and it made me want to dance around in the living room - this is fun, tongue-in-cheek, lo-fi bitrock, sounds like the soundtrack to a fantastic game or something.
Apparently these guys are pretty big in Sweden but this is the first I've heard of them, so don't know how old the track is. Reminds me of Desert Planet
from Finland - also great stuff worth checking out.
Playful krautpop for the likes of Lali puna or stereolab. This bedroom gem comes from their 1997 album "Zuhause".
Apparently the band's first gig was at a party in a berlin living room where they got immediatly signed by Monika for two wonderful Lp's (the second one, konigin, being mixed and produced by electronic wizard Pole) . The band was huge in Germany which got them signed to Columbia records where they shifted their living room electronica sound for a minimal electro one.
Just grab this off the Dsico website: Dsico.org
. Its a dirty electro cover of Ministry's classic Everyday Is Halloween.. just in time for the October.
"the heart at the end of the fingers" 60's French pop with a horn section to die for.
I have a lot of trouble describing the cumulative works of Nero's Day at Disneyland. Some songs use sampled classical music played at faster speeds than intended, while others provide a quirky yet rocking party atmosphere. This one is just one of the directions the unit has gone
More French music, some electronic new wave from 1985.
the shapeshifter, Heinrich Mueller.
Goth Disco. Tones on Tail where a short lived side project formed after the goth originators Bauhaus
collapsed in 1983 featuring 2 members of the band and a roadie. 2 facts: Tones on Tail's track "Go!" was the source material for Mobys
"GO", and as a rejection of Bauhaus's black attire, they only played dressed in white - very disco..
Dark, sleek funk from New Zealand. I suppose this qualifies as 'dancepunk' but it's more Banbarra than Wire. Detached Factory-esque female vox, scruffy guitar hooks that remind me of the Dead Kennedys on codeine, and a chill yet intense vibe. The supertight rhythm section boasts bongos, handclaps and a funky bassline that would make A Certain Ratio's collective jaws drop.
Been a while since I posted anything, as I was in Irish broadband limbo for over 3 weeks after moving house, don't even get me started about f'ing broadband in this country! Anyways I'm posting this as stream only since its available from all the online shops, etc. And yeah its been posted on some other boards lately like fluo kids, but its one of the coolest tracks I've heard in a while. Totally addictive, I dare you not to move with that bassline.
I'm sorry, the quality is very poor. Still a great tune.
I wanted to upload something from defocus records for db, but my vinyls off limits at the moment as my pre-amp's f**ked. So this warm slab of Casio vs Japan style [Censored Genre] from CiM's reference CD will have to do. I Know I've posted another track by CiM before (infact my first ever post on gabba) but.. Well, it's lush and I know you'll all make the effort to buy sumink if you like it... infact the Did You See compilation is a great synopsis of the now defunct lable.
A divine reinterpretation by Fred Heimermann and Justus Koehncke. Little else to say except it makes me very happy.
the latest release from robert porschke, alias ninja massacre. sweden's answer to the faint...i just made that up, don't quote me on it.
this is a dancy synth/punk sort of track, released as a AA single with 'the masterplan', which has a slower, more jazzy feel. this single, and all his previous ones are free to download from his website.
all of his stuff has a diy feel to it, which gives it great immediacy. i hope you like it.
The original disco punks first release under his own name came out last week, and its 100% bass heavy rockabilly guitar disco, stupefying..
. A week late for halloween, but maybe Nov 5th is more relevant for this very English music. Taken from the amazing Ghost Box label, Belbury Poly create music that sounds like grainy soundtracks to 1970s infomercials. If you like this its well worth tracking down the Ghost Box albums as a lot of this music works a lot better as a album than as individual tracks, and the CD packaging is great to.
Found this in a 5 year old cd a friend burned for me (yet the song is actually 12 years old - May 1994 that is).
Tried to find a bit of info on the song or the artist but only found that comes from the out-of-print Bitflower
12" out on Planet E.
The song gets interesting past the minute mark when the machine drums start to creep in until the song is completely overtaken by them and plaid-sounding synths. The only flaw of the song in my humble opinion would be that distorted voice sample that never quiets throughout the song - any guess on what he's saying?
JT Mouse are a great band from my hometown of Cardiff. They're so obscure they hardly exist. In fact, I don't think they do exist any more.
This is the opening track from their 2003 album 'Clusters'. It's simple and melodic, but slightly unhinged and wild in places. Just the way I like my music.
the Orb's 'Land Of Green Ginger' remixed by Bus.
4 minutes 25 seconds.
from the Meteosound 'Hitek' compilation released in 2004.
and the 'Meteosound Mp3 Compilation' released in 2006.
file under electronic.
it's somewhat rare. it doesn't appear on any orb cd or vinyl.
! Some proper new school/old skool wonktronics.
Ever wondered what it might be like to stand shivering naked in a line of other naked men in a make-shift army brothel to have your virginity forceably lost to a disease ridden s3x professional and whilst waiting hear the repeated barking of ‘NEXT
!’ as you shuffle forward for your permanently psychologically scarring moment of coitus?
Well it appears Jacques Brel had an insight, and this cover by the justifiably sensational Alex Harvey paints a very
Unseasonal. UKG/Grime has been mining the seam of urban alienation for so long its really good to see the super prolific JME
come up with something that's a bit more "for the ladies". This is taken from his new mixtape thats full of decidedly unseasonal 90's sounding cut up bangers.
More filth from the early 70's, this time at least it sounds consensual.
I can't think of a ruder top ten single. belgian apparently. (thanks again andy)
some soon to be seasonal music...a year or two old but still holds it own as a uniquely addictive hybrid of jiggy and glitchy. the opening line says it's a nice day out but the beat sounds as cold and as dark as nuclear winter in the desert of the real.
This was the first Bohren track I ever listened to and it changed my world and the way I was listening to music forever. Maybe it will do the same for you?
I checked the archives and no Futurists; not a "mix", but you can still dance to it. Kind of. Their live set-up is 4 guys on keyboards; lot of fun!
Debut single from Dubbed-Out Funk. . . hypnotically sweet lo-fi instrumental downtempo-y goodness in a Stones Throw vibe, from the maxi-single of the same title.
Orbital's 'Halcyon' probably remixed by Orbital.
6 minutes 32 seconds.
probably from 1992.
file under electronic.
the remix is nothing special but it's not the 7", not the 12", and not the album version (halcyon + on + on) so that's why i'm putting it up.
does anyone know where this version is from?
Swedish bitpop, in the mould of the Slagamathingy track below that got so raved about.
Download more tracks from the band's website.
this guy is from Iceland. have'nt had time to check his other stuff yet but have been playing this for a couple of weeks now and thought you might like it. Its how i feel right now. Or somwhere in between this and Fight the Power.
uusitalo (vladislav delay) live in 2000, excerpt
This is a classic from 1980. THE punk poet JCC. With Martin Hannet ( Joy Division, ESG , Stone Roses and almost every band on Factory Records )on production. its a tasty piece and way ahead of its time. Hannet produced other tracks for JCC and alot of them are amazing. Evidently Chicken Town being the best example. Neither ahead or behind, he created his own time. R.I.P
I'm sure some of you will be over this kind of thing and the comparisons are obvious.
BUT!, i heard it in a club 2 weeks ago in NYC and the place went off and i got swept along and bought it the next day. This is her second single, Sunshine was first, and its from her LP-" Miss Diamond To You". watch out for the slap bass, it will take your head off.
Maurice Fulton on production.
Happy Christmas Gabbadabbas.
Something totally secular but also totally Christmassy (in my house at least). I tried to blend this and the Hans Zimmer pastiche from true romance to make the post abit more interesting but I'm crap and it didn't work. sausage fingered fool..
I always loved the Peel's Festive 50 so by way of celebrating Gabba and cos I love a list,here's my own Festive, er, 32. In my opinion the best tracks ever posted on Gabba (cough, apart from mine!). Hats off to anyone who posted any of these tracks. Thank you..
Another Green World - Brian Eno
Behind - Lacquer
Broken Home - Burial
Chainsmoking - Dykehouse
Computer Camp Love - Datarock
Coronation Street - Izzy Royal
Crazy Girls - Codec & Flexor
Das Ist Tekno s3xxx - Baron Von Anal
Departures - Closer Musik
Firecracker - Yellow Magic Orchestra
Gebrünn Gebrünn - Paul Kalkbrenner
Hello - Felix Kubin
Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap
Hot Room - Linda Lamb
If I Ever Feel Better - Phoenix
Incident - Joris Voorn
Incurable - Piano Magic
Midas Touch - Hell Interface
Party Fears Two - Associates
Polaris - Bostich
Punk Motherf**ker - Funkstörung
Shipbuilding - Robert Wyatt
Step back (Two lone swordsmen remix) - Shystie
Such Great Heights - The Postal Service
Take Ecstasy With Me (Magnetic Fields Cover) - !!!
Telstar - Tornados
Trapped - Boards Of Canada
Triton - Loscil
Utopia - Jackson
What Else Is There? (Trentemoeller Remix) - Röyksopp
Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
Y.C.G.N.W.F.B. - Bauchamp
I think Nick wins..
lonely long meaningless way home
Something a bit different from me this time. An amusing song satirising America's McCarthyism of the 40s and 50s. By the largely forgotten Chad Mitchell Trio who were part of the 60s folk revival in the US.
I'll be very interested to hear people's comments.
In my defence this time, I'm just gonna say that it's impossible to do this band justice with one song.
Need New Body mash up all sorts of genres from post-rock, jazz, electro, hardcore, and, yes, folk, treating each one with their own goofy sense of humour.
The resulting melange of weirdness often throws out scrappy little nuggets of not-fully-realised songs.
Show Me Your Heart may be about as close as they've come to a coherent 'normal' song structure, and wonderful as it is, it's still nothing compared to the effect of listening to an entire album.
I found the 1976 vinyl to "moonlight feels right" while gazing through my dads lp's. I was pretty surprised, don't recall hearing them through my youth so I think he never played the stuff back then. Other than the track "moonlight feels right" noone seems to remember the band so I'm guessing they were one-hit wonders, I fancied even more "a fool in line" than that one so I'm offering this one instead (plus it's pretty easy to find "moonlight" everywhere).
Funky synth pop of sorts from Atlanta, I may be out of line with the comparison but they sound to me like the direct influence to Phoenix's music.
Feliz navidad a todos.
1981 new romantic electro disco ish - B side of a 12 bought from charity shop in loverley cotteridge, brum. not much info sorry, i'm too tired to research or elaborate.
No list from me this year, far to much work and research needed. Instead here's some of my favourite things either discovered or released this year, all lovingly cross faded, compressed and normalised for Christmas car journeys, long bus journeys, or just home listening..Track List:
Booty Lickin - Phon.o
Propain - My My
Out Of the Curious (Luke Dzier Remix) - Minilogue
Universal Language - Sebastien San
On Tigris I Thirst - Sneak Thief
Pearly Spencer - The Modernist
Blissfull Burden - Unai
Performance - Tones On Tail
Shake it - Chadronnet Vs. Afrilounge
Viol Af Dis - Casino Music
Patrick 122 - Mr Oizo
Y.C.G.N.W.F.B. - Bauchamp
Love In Indigo - Escort
Rendez-vous Dans l'Espace (Morgan Geist Mix) - Telex
Someone Great - LCD Soundsystem
55566688833 (Superpitcher/Tobias Thomas Remix) - James Figurine
(Its a Christmas mix, but there's no bells!)
Bollywood disco from the early 80's. A lovely mixture of shimmering synths and schmaltzy strings to a disco beat that sounds oddly NES-like. Composed by the famous brothers Kalanji and Andandji. Y.O.G.A. and some other bits of the soundtrack are also ridiculously excellent.
chilled out lo-fi electronica with a twin peaks theme vibe to it. not much else known about the artist although there is a myspace. dont know of any other tracks. hope you enjoy though...