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Monday, 16 November 2009

Old gits



In truth, I'm more engaged by Professor Scanner's compelling new Conversations with the Dead & his mesmerising iPhone Whisper than the new Githead - even after fellow Git Colin Newman's fine recent trans-generational WireTortoise collaboration.

But Landing's arrival is also a welcome excuse to revisit some classics of earlier Gittery. On form, this unlikely collision of talents sums each other's disparate parts into something distinctive & valuable - Newman's sardonic, knowing vocals freighted in a gliding post-postpunk...


Githead > To Have and to Hold (from Headgit, Swim) > Option Paralysis (from Profile, Swim)

NB: top photo by Arne Wojciechowski


Bonus: Scanner > Moscow Radio (from scannerdot.com)

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