I am not sure there will be much call for this amongst readers of the blog but I have been messing around with some new mixing kit and decided to put a mix together of my favourite electronica tunes, mainly … Continue reading Electronica Mix Q1/2021
Rotters Golf Club recently marked a year since the passing of Andrew Weatherall by releasing a digital version of a single by his brother Iain and collaborator Duncan Gray, known as The Slough Boys, as a tribute. It’s a cover … Continue reading IWDG – In A Lonely Place
This weeks pack of three includes three tracks from genres not generally associated with this blog. Dense & Pika – Oxbow Back in the day (very far back considering it was the early 1990s!) I was a massive fan (er … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? Three Completely Different Tracks
Weathering release their new single Chimera next month. Whilst it is not yet available for streaming the flip side, which is a cover of Depeche Mode’s Blue Dress is. I am not that familiar with the original but, after playing … Continue reading Cover Me…..
Defender Waves is the project of the same individual behind Dallas Tears. Whereas the latter has been described as “lo-fi bedroom shoegaze” this EP is pure electronica. It’s A Starry Night, Sunrise Girl is laid back techno soul whilst the title track gets brings up imaginary of space and the odd robot or two. Shoulders Of Helen is pure vintage minimal/coldwave with sampled voices initially over a repetitive beat before it gets a coat or two of shimmering electronica. Summarising The Caroline Phase is an EP chockfull of succulent keyboards and drum machines. Get it from here. Soundcloud Continue reading Defender Waves – The Caroline Phase
Continuing my recent exploration of music released in the past three months tagged as Brussels or Bruxelles on Bandcamp. Route 77 – Route 77 Post-punk yesterday and some punk today in the shape of this self titled effort from Route … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? Three, Maybe Four, From Bruxelles
55 tracks in my best of this year. Were they the best tracks in 2018? For me yes as they gave me plenty of plays, thoughts, meaning and enjoyment. Looking at the 55 choices my tastes have certainly changed this year. I have listened to Techno a lot more this year. Almost as much since I started listening to it 25 years plus ago and I was amazed that artists from then are still making some amazing tunes. Coldwave influenced post-punk gets stronger or maybe it’s because I am listening to and discovering more. Epic Shoegaze has also featured highly … Continue reading Records I Like Podcast December – Best of 2018
Some electronica today. The new EP from Larry Jefferson reminds me of the likes of Biosphere, Pete Namlook and those ambient compilations Apollo and Positiva used to put out. Blissful stuff. Get it digitally via his bandcamp page. EDIT: It seems there is another EP out this time on 1-2-3 Recordings. It features the excellent Over The Bridge at Whitby track which I have mentioned before.. Available digitally via Beatport. Soundcloud Continue reading Larry Jefferson – Space Missions Are Lame Now E.P & When That Day Comes EP.
I have mentioned Larry Jefferson before and was well impressed on his Detroit inspired techno/acid house tunes. He has now posted the opening track from the forthcoming album Space Missions Are Lame Now which has been sadly delayed. Solution is another fine piece of acid house. Note that his first album Journey is still available at Bandcamp. Soundcloud Continue reading Larry Jefferson – Solution
Nope not that Josef K if you have given this post title a second glance. This Jozef K is a resident DJ at Sankey’s in Manchester whilst Winter Son is Thomas Ragsdale from Ghosting Season. This is excellent techno with more than a dash of melancholy. Out now on Sasha’s Last Night On Earth label. Jozef K Continue reading Jozef K + Winter Son – The Straw That Broke The Camel’s Back EP