Tuesday 2 October 2007

mY Indie Soul # 18

After a few delays where is my first Indie Soul of the new bloging era.
It requires much more work and resarch , its also good because im always learning new and interesting stuff about what im listening.
Because this is the first mix i've recorded to be on the blog , i've decided to bring some of my favorite songs and bands and also some new stuff .

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Scout Niblett - Kiss feat Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
A pretty girl in a wig, playing the drums and singing so loudly and gleefully it sounds like her lungs might burst.

Shapes and Sizes - Annihilator
They Say:
Shapes and Sizes inhabit a world in which humanity is stratified into three possible classifications; kindergarteners who don’t wear brand names, Dads who look like wild, forest dwelling warlocks, and undergrads who sometimes laugh aloud when alone in the school computer lab. If you don’t fit into one of these categories, we’re willing to bet you’re lying

Nina Nastasia & Jim White - The Day I Would Bury You
Following last year’s critically acclaimed ‘On Leaving’ album, Nina Nastasia makes a rapid return with a stunning collaborative album with Jim White, the peerless drummer of beloved Australian instrumental trio, Dirty Three.

My Brightest Diamond - magic rabit
What more can i say about them ??

A noisy trio out in L.A. , sometimes they sound even better than the Sonic Youth itself

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Kiss Kiss
New stuff from Karen O ant the YYY , as good as always.

Be your own pet - Electric Shake
These guys have a awesome sound. Nothing’s gonna stop 'em. Four friends (3 dudes, 1 femme) get together in Nashville basement and compare notes. Likes: caffeine, spicy food, T-Rex, Television, bicycles, Iggy & the Stooges, skateboarding, Afri Rampo, sea horses, Velvet Underground, asthma inhalers, Animal Collective. Dislikes: boredom, posers, posers, boredom, flat tires, runny eggs, lameness, boredom.

Pixeltan - Thats the way i like it
One of my favorites edits from DFA , New York label from James Murphy a.k.a Lcd Soundsystem.
PIXELTAN are from the ever-growing scene in Brooklyn, NY and were formed in the Spring of 1999. Their sound is similar to bands such as LIQUID LIQUID, ESG, PIL, MEDIUM MEDIUM, or any other percussion-based bands to come out of the NYC scene of the late '70s, but with a harder, more electronic edge. The band contains Hisham of BLACK DICE on the drums. His style is erratic and machinelike and leaves many in awe. The guitarist plays unlike anyone we have seen, using pedals and effects to create one of the most original sounds we have ever heard. The vocals are used like an instrument as well. She yelps, screeches and wails away in an almost Patty Waters like style. All of this with a dance beat in the background! PIXELTAN is definitely a force to be reckoned with, and is one of the most original bands to come out of NYC.

Test Icicles - Circle Square Triangle
Test Icicles were a short-lived rock band formed in the UK, primarily influenced by indie rock but containing musical elements from a variety of genres (notably rapcore, hip-hop, crossover thrash and punk).

Clap your hands say yeah Satan Said
They are notable for achieving their initial fame and commercial success via internet. They garnered even more press after David Bowie and David Byrne were spotted at some of the band's shows in 2005

!!! - Must be the Moon
Awsome Emperor Machine remix

Chicken Lips - Me and Jill (Ciccone Youth Rework)
Theres a lot to write about this song , but have to get back to this another day.
Ciccone Youth was a tribute to Madonna's long-lost last name, Sonic Youth produced a cover album of Madonna songs. More dance-oriented than typical lo-fi Sonic Youth sounds, the album was still much harsher than Madonna's original versions of the songs. Anyway i love what the Chickens did to it.

Lcd Soundystem - Losing my Edge
Probably one of my favorite songs ever.
For someone who hails from the very epitome of small-town America, James Murphy is extremely partial to a very English insult. Particularly when it's a self-deprecating one. Despite being labeled as a tragically hip super-producer - 'the Pharrell Williams of punk-funk' - the wiseass sarcasm that comes out of his own songs is generally aimed, first and foremost, at himself. The 'tit' reference is provoked by a conversation about Losing My Edge, the 2002 single that launched LCD Soundsystem's recording career, skewered the vanity, insecurity and one-upmanship of the ageing hipster with hilarious accuracy, and remains, thus far, his signature tune. 'It still kinda weighs on me a bit', confesses James, 'because we keep getting better and better at playing it live. It's surprising how long Losing My Edge lingers around, for a dance song. But everyone's silly and shallow and insipid and vain and the more they accept it the less boring records we'll have. This year I made 'Yeah', which pretty much consists of me saying yeah over and over, to try and erase the expectation that it was gonna be another clever diatribe of lyrics. Etched into the vinyl of Yeah is, "Not as good as Losing My Edge". I always try and help people write the reviews.'

Black Strobe - I'm a man
Dark lords of electro , a world class apart .
I will make a full post about them another day

Justice - Phantom Pt. II (Soulwax Nite Version)
Another kick ass remix from the belgium Soulwax team .

Justice takes this history of the French rave era and blows it out by embracing 21st-century stadium-rock production. They squeeze everything into a mid-range frequency band so loud that the riffs on tracks like "Let There Be Light" and "Stress" practically cock-slap you in the face. ("Stress" in particular sounds like a disco-era string arranger came to an in-house orchestra with the injunction "make it sound like Emergency Broadcast System.") The drums on "Let There Be Light" and their big breakthrough single "Waters of Nazareth" are the rat-a-tat rhythms of electro scraping like Freddie Krueger's fingertips along the slimy walls of some basement dungeon. That's it-- engorged electronic riffs, dizzying astringent strings, vocal samples torqued to all hell, and nasty metallic drums. It's astoundingly unsubtle stuff and bracing as fuck, a decade's worth of French electronic music stripped down like a Peugeot parked overnight in a bad neighborhood. -Jess Harvell, June 12, 2007

Soulwax " Most Of The Remixes We've Made Over The Years Except For One By Einsturzende Neubaten Because We Lost It And A Few We Didn't Think Sounded Good Enough Or Just Didn't Fit In. But Including Some That Are Hard To Find Because Either People Forgot About Them Or Just Simply Because They Haven't Been Released Yet. A Few We Really Love. One We Think Is Just OK. Some We Did For Free. Some We Did For Money. Some Just For Ourselves Without Permission And Some For Friends As Swaps But Never On Time And Always At Our Studio In Ghent"