Thursday, January 20, 2011

Guybrarians strike again

The information and library scientists of sound, mathematically putting it down in your funky database, baby.
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Saturday, January 15, 2011


Trish's Mindbending Motorway Mix

1. Emerald Web - Flight of the Raven
2. Harumi - What a Day for Me
3. ??
4. Mandy More - If Not By Fire
5. Tages - You're Too Incomprehensible
6. Twice as Much - The Spinning Wheel
7. Tangerine Peel - Trapped
8. Twice as Much - Playing With Fire
9. Catharsis - Masq
10. Victor Jara - El Aparecido
11. Natty Bumpo - Theme from the Valley of the Dolls
12. Koji Ueno - Professor Parsec
13. Fuat Saka - Atladm Girdim Baa
14. ??
15. The Vampires of Dartmoore - Tanz de Vampire
16. Rock Revival - Venus 2038
17. Mark Charron - The Girls and the Boys

From the Broadcast message board:
"Before she went to Australia, Trish sent me a mix CD of bonkers pop music she compiled, I never thanked her. Its called Mind Bending Motorway Mix and I want to share it with you, please pass the link on, share it far and wide, it's a little tribute to a {as a friend referred to her today} exhilarating woman. We're all thinking about you James."

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2010 Double Scrubble: Have Yourself a Merry Scrubble Day Mixtape

Bringing up the rear is in fact a perfectly likely thing for DJ Scrubbin Bubbles to be doing, except that it is usually accompanied by a subsequent putting down of the rear, or just as likely, some kind of side to side movement.

In any case, these were some of the tracks that moved my body the most in 2010, all of them discovered (or bought on vinyl) for the first time this year, though some be as old as the hills, young whipper bug.

The common thread here is "beat oriented," but I tried to cover some tempo, genre, and nation-state ground. Looking at the mix in retro-vision, three clear influences emerge: Fool's Gold, Mad Decent (run by fellow Mississippi native son Diplo), and the long-awaiting opening of All Day Records in beautiful downtown Carrboro, which caused me to spend a whole lot of money in a fairly ecstatic kind of way. And let me tell you, this does not necessarily result in good record purchases, but which nevertheless was a hell of a lot of fun. The two strange vocoder work-outs at the end were finds from All Day. Sorry, I can't resist mixing them together all the time. Thanks Ethan and Charlie!

One final 2010 side-scrubble: was very happy to see the debut of the new record label Paradise of Bachelors, co-run by my former WXYC boss and local soul authority Jason Perlmutter. Said I Had a Vision was a fantastic first effort from them.
Have Yourself a Merry Scrubble Day Mixtape by scrubbin bubbles
M.I.A. - Paper Planes (Todd Terje remix)
Matthew Dear - I Can't Feel
Big Boi – Shutterbug
Sabo & Cassady - Esa Loca Cumbia
Delorean - Real Love (Tiedye Remix)
Hall and Oates - I Can't Go For That
Pogo - Upular (Rynecologist Helium Rework)
Beat Connection - In the Water
Depressed Buttons – Ow!
The Party Squad - Murderer
Douster & Savage Skulls - Bad Girl feat. Robyn
A-Trak - Trizzy Turnt Up (Scrubbin Bubbles edit)
Stush & Hard House Banton - We Nuh Run (Jubilee Remix)
Esplendor Geométrico - Moscú Está Helado
The Suzan - Animal
Mathématiques Modernes - Disco Rough (I. Smagghe Edit)
Bernard Krause - Twist of Fate
Yush 2K - Outlaw Robot

Top albums include:
Matthew Dear - Black City 
Said I Had a Vision: Songs & Labels of David Lee, 1960-1988 (Paradise of Bachelors)
Future Islands - In Evening Air
Delorean - Subiza
Beach House - Teen Dream
The Books - The Way Out
Horaflora / Secret Boyfriend split LP (Hot Releases)
Pykrete - Liber Novus (FrequNC)
The Budos Band - III

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2010 Tippy Tops

So I'm gonna be the odd man out here that loves techno, but hurr goes...

-10. Ikonika "Contact, Love, Want, Have"

-9. John Roberts "Glass Eights"

-8. Teebs "Ardour"

-7. Actress "Splazsh"

-6. Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts "Breaking The Fourth Wall"

-5. Gonjasufi "A Sufi And A Killer"

-4. Mount Kimbie "Crooks & Lovers"

-3. Eleven Tigers "Clouds Are Mountains"

-2. Jimmy Edgar "XXX"

-1. dOP "Greatest Hits"

Monday, January 3, 2011

Mojave Off-Road Enthusiast: Goldwood.

Other honorable mentions/reissues/heavy contenders/repeat>mode offenders of 2010:

• BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa – Space Finale (Editions Mego)
• Mudboy - Impossible Duets (Hundebiss)
• Flower-Corsano Duo - You'll Never Work in this Town Again (Not On Label)
• Phurpa - Trowo Phurnag Ceremony (Sketis Music - from 2008 but loved it in 2010)
• Mel Croucher and Automata U.K. ltd. – Pimania (Feeding Tube)
• Ted Lucas – The Om Record (Sebastian Speaks/Yoga)
• Sun City Girls – Funeral Mariachi (Abduction)
• Imaginary Softwoods – Imaginary Softwoods (Digitalis re-release)
• Kevin Drumm – Sheer Hellish Miasma (Editions Mego)
• Kevin Drumm – self-titled (Thin Wrist)
• Douglas Quin – Fathom (Taiga)
• Prurient / Nico Vascellari – Jesus (Hospital)
• Seijaku - Mail From FUSHITSUSHA (Doubtmusic)
• Celer – Compositions for Cassette (Avant Archive)
• Migrations in Rust – Veiled Jewel (Razors and Medicine)
• Outer Space – Eastern Veil (Wagon)
• Smegma/Kommisar Hjular and Mama Baer - split (Goaty Tapes)
• Willie Lane - Sleepy Hands/Arrested For Decay (Cord-Art)
• Daniel Menche – Hover (Touch)
• Earn – In a Year (Jugular Forest)
• Pedestrian Deposit – East Fork/North Fork (Housecraft)
• Thomas Ankersmit - Hangar Performance, Tallin, May 29th 2010 (from Touch Radio)
• RV Paintings – Samoa Highway (Helen Scarsdale Agency)
• Gray – Shades of… (Plush Safe)
• Conny Plank/Michael Ranta/Mike Lewis – Mu (Metaphon)
• Popcorn LP (Ultra Eczema)
• Keith Fullerton Whitman – Disingenuity/Disingenuousness (Pan)
• Sissy Spacek – 15-Tet Oakland (Misanthropic Agenda)
• Jason Lescalleet - Fantasy and Electricity (Kye)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Sounds of 2010

Ken Camden-Lethargy and Repercussion

Volcano The Bear-Volrudolf / Grande Pfungst (Volfurten 2010)

Holy Sons-Survivalist Tales

Hiss Golden Messenger-Bad Debt

Umberto-Prophecy of the Black Widow

Arp and Anthony Moore-Freakways Vol. 3

Grouper and Roy Montgomery-Root Strata