"An arbitrary succession of more or less irritating sounds"

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Vaguely appropriate

I first heard Ezekiel Honig in a hotel room in Tallinn. So it's vaguely appropriate to be sharing his lovely, scratchy electronica (also richly dub-laden, particularly the ravishing clanking Interlude) from a hotel room in Barcelona...

Monday, 29 September 2008

Teutonic deprivation

Having had to miss out on the tasty Teutonic treat of Hauschka & Mapstation a couple of weeks back, here's some offcuts from this duo's very considered decompositions. The stately shimmer of Red Pencil, which I'm guessing involved both of them, is particularly satisfying.  

Hauschka - Red Pencil (from sessions for Substantial, Karaoke Kalk) [hauschka.de giveaway]

Hauschka - Lipstick Race (from sessions for Room to Expand, Fat Cat) [hauschka.de giveaway]

Mapstation - Tapes [mapstation.de giveaway]

Earlier Mapstation post here, & other bits on Kuchen/September Collective/To Rococo Rot/Paul Wirkus across LMYE...

Saturday, 27 September 2008

"Nobody knows what to save"

To these ears, there's almost no excuse for a flute, ever. But here's one: Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson's majestic, mournful & utterly relevant lament for hyper-inflationary post-Nixon America - Winter in America

Perversely enough, it's not from the pair's the eponymous 1973 album - but rather the subsequent First Minute of a New Day; & also available on various Gil compilations (many of them featuring the redoubtable jazz poet in alarming 80s leisurewear in a clumsy & not very successful attempt to boost sales) - try this one or, for dowloads, this

Bonus track: LMYE's by now brazen & increasingly desperate bid to get some attention for this awesome splicing of fairly minimal techno pulses & swirls with soaring Obama rhetoric: We Cannot Turn Back - a LMYE-curated extract from Francois K Minitek

Apologies for the somewhat abrupt ending (& for bombarding subscribers with this track, wonderful though it really is...). 

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Inextricably linked

Awesome splicing of fairly minimal techno pulses & swirls with soaring Obama rhetoric: We Cannot Turn Back - an LMYE-curated extract from Francois K @ Minitek. Apologies for the somewhat abrupt ending.

Any guidance on the underlying tracks most welcome...

Hope/Progress image by Shepard Fairey.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Something for September (re-up)

If three German lap-toppers improvising together sounds like your idea of an inner circle of Dante's Inferno, think again. There may be chin-stroking, there may be over-earnest philosophising in the background & there may be a very dodgy title. But September Collective's All the Birds Were Anarchists on mosz is a delight - pretty but not cute, alive with ideas & noises, rich in mood & clicky, shuffling texture.

Try the lovely Das Meer.

Good review by eMusic here, by the way...

NB: re-up from LMYE's pre-Hype era, now seasoned under our 'nothing under 1 year old' posting policy & equipped with new links.

Monday, 15 September 2008

Charming compliments

Exclusive: a new remix from Australia's Prince Charming - again reimagining UK indie angst-rock into something more spacious, fractured & moving via a perhaps predictable, but still incredibly resonant, public voice: Compliments (Prince Charming's Admiration).

NB: check out what sounds like a newer version of Videotrip at Charming's MySpace...

Photo by Nils Tober.
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