Fascinating account of an encounter with Jaz Coleman here.
In anticipation of Explosions In The Sky in Brixton this week, this Koyaanisqatsi-esque mash-up located on yertube.
Nice work TheShadyOne.
_Horses have played a fairly limited role in my life so far, but in a spooky instance of hauntological recall, I had for some time been in vague pursuit of Vangelis' Pulstar, without knowing what it actually was. This bit of bombastic syntheny soundtracked a 1970s BBC kids' programme about ponies 'n' that, presented by Blue Peter's Lesley Judd, called Horses Galore. Now that I have discovered what that piece of music actually is, we pitch it against the Chemical Brothers' galloping bit of retro-big beat, Horse Power. The Chemical Brothers have a film out for just one day next week. Don't think here.
An excellently curated and disorientingly eclectic dubstep* mix from our friends Dadub here.
*Definition disclaimer: I don't really know what this means anymore either.
The great Mark Lanegan has a new album out called Funeral Blues. He is literally giving away an entire song for free over on the Drowned in Sound site.
You'll recall that a while back we were chewing over Bill Drummond's A Smell of Sulphur in the Wind - his project to slice up Richard Long's photograph of an Icelandic landscape into 20,000 pieces, sell them and then take the cash back to Iceland, where he intends to bury the proceeds in a wooden chest. (Here's the earlier post, should you wish to refamiliarize yourself with it).
Anyway, I am happy to have helped Bill towards that noble goal. Today arrives one twenty-thousandth of Long's original artwork, stuck to a postcard signed by Bill himself. There still appear to be a few left. Get yours for a fiver here.
Cocteau Twins^10 x Cranes (Leeds/November @ 1987) ÷ Warpaint (snakebite scented hairspray) + charity shop Miranda Sex Garden LP (scary woods somewhere near the M62 at dusk) ~ 2:54. The wintry melodrama playlist proceeds...