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is it possible to get a more thick inky blackness than Sumatran Black ?

His dark Ambient music is truly a thing of rare beauty , I never even knew it was an old friend from my home town making it as he is a happy go lucky guy

I never knew he had such a dark side to him !! anyway enough guff from me check him out

living in Istanbul he makes creepy downtuned smothering waves of sound that are perfect for the living and the dead I realy really hope we can make music together !!

go buy this album

he turned me onto Gas and for that I will be forever grateful


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March 14, 2017 · 8:08 pm


bit  late to blog this but in an effort to get back into life and celebrating music I will note that the ever excellent casper / volte Face / electro survivor has put out out lots of good music on his own BleeD label and the finest one out of many fine ones for me is EP2 and track ,  Rote 3 is the great ‘running through the forrest but not necessarily scared’ track

Im getting Bandulu   Neu /Rother  and Gas  feelings from the very metalic but warm sounding techno and ambient available here

hail the ghost child

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Donau Festival Preview

Donau Festival rolls round again to give Austria another unhealthy dose of outsider art and music in the bucolic ancient roman settlement of Krems – for nearing 10 years this festival has brought legends to host and to play with their various bands , create projects and collaborations in various venues all over the kleine stadt including Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth , John Cale (Velvet Underground ) , Genesis P Orridge ( Throbbing Gristle Pyschic TV) , Jason Pierce ( Spiritualized , Space Man 3 ) and Kenneth Anger to name a few.

In a deeply conservative town there are more shocking visual and sonic attacks to be found and this year promises all out war on the eyeballs and ears – here’s my faves (I’m a bit biased as I’ve worked for them and helped bring Ariel Pink , Gold Panda and this Year Hype Willams through Campari Safari Booking )

top of the list Is Omar Souleyman

cant wait to do the shoulder dance

Next is the deeply disturbing ambient death march music of Raime

A techno Legend who arguably gave birth to the curse of minimal Robert Hood ( albeit his stuff is the real shit )

horror sci fi dystopians Gatekeeper shock with their new material concerning haywire abusive automatons and more – hopefully will play the old horror italo stuff too

psychedelic disco funk jam band and hugely influential for the disco constant evolution !!!

play an epic set

and last but not least my pet project ..Ive been wanting to put them on for years and the time is right they insist on a huge bass system able to trouble your innards and enough smoke and lazers to take you the OTHER SIDE

Hype Williams

this is them in slow haunting dub …

ooh and also BEAK ( Geoff Barrow from Portishead and Bristol top man , Death Grips and Girls Against Boys with David Yow ( Jesus Lizard ) and loads more

tickets get yer tickets!

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Clash Music Uk Special

David James Broughton – Brainlove star
original posted here http://www.clashmusic.com/feature/wax-analysis-3

A UK special this one and in the words of one Mark E Smith it’s time to leave the capital! …well not just yet but it must be said its over-rated, expensive and there’s no need to paraphrase Marc Riley (more Fall references for you).

Here’s the ever excellent Brainlove Records from that infernal London. Let’s have a lookie at some of their great artists: Brainlove is pretty much a one man army with John Brainlove running the label, managing artists, promoting and DJing and writing articles, when does he sleep?

Three things on BRNLV really caught my ear — a beautiful track from the Bleeding Heart Narrative EP (listen to the cello come in about half way through — incredible).

Ghost Cats Disappear Into the Night by brainlove

And a fantastic piece of looping drone-pop from Bastardgeist – listen to that lovely lolling bass and tell me that isn’t sublime — if you liked twin shadow and their soft melancholic electronic pop you’ll love this…

Bastardgeist – Shift by brainlove

Now for some really odd mad staring eyed folk pop marked by a distinctive low growly Yorkshire burr – David Thomas Broughton. His is a life affirming coo of a voice but not in a grating too fey listen how be-cardiganed and loomy I can be way – I’m hooting and howling over this. It’s way too good to stay in the margins of freak folk — he’s obviously got a sense of humour about himself and it’s a very charming thing he’s made — get to know this mad bastard now!

David Thomas Broughton – Ain’t Got No Sole

Now as promised we are out of LDN and over to the west country to visit some mad West Country bastards — argh! ketamine for breakfast drinking cider out of a dead rooks beak and all that. There’s plenty more to the West Country than free parties and hydroponic cultivation but all that adds up to a heady range of influences which feed into the strange discordant teeth rattling NOISEs coming out of the Hacker Farm.

They first caught my attention when they sent me a mail with just the header HACKER FARM, nervously I opened the email expecting twenty million types of diseases to creep through my computer what I found was a link to their crazed music made in deepest darkest Somerset — specifically the cultural hot bed of Yeovil! (The local football team have a hard as nails casual firm you have been warned Hereford!) Working out of an old dis-used farm the hackers create eerie looping discordant ambient noise shying away from any hype they slowly release their electronic apple saft into the world. And their juice is good!

Already sipping from their appley cup is a hero of mine: Simon Reynolds picked their album as a top release from 2011. Hacker Farm, Pound-land in their own words it’s “A celebration of the home-made, the salvaged and the hand-soldered. DIY electronics performed on obsolete tech and discarded, post-consumerist debris. Make-do and mend. Broken music for a Broken Britain.”

Very west politic very good go buy Poundland direct from the grower: http://hackerfarm.net

Here they are freaking out the very excellent Vortex club in the Turkish community / fixie riding handle bar mustache drop out paradise of Dalston (that London again) bringing the spirits of the cow shed to the urban miasma:

….now short pop over the River Severn to Cardiff home to Counter Cultural Heroes Super Furry Animals and a whole host of ambient / noise freaks. One such freak is Justin Toland who records under various names such as Location Baked.

http://locationbaked.bandcamp.com/ and most recently Stuttgarter Strasse

A Deutsche electronische themed tribute to South Wales in his own words: “Stuttgarter Strasse…Road to the future”..

Part homage to a certain legendary German synth quartet, part history lesson at the Isaac Asimov School for Young Robots, Stuttgarter Strasse is the sound of teknologische musik in an era of progress and a spirit of European friendship. “Ansichtskarten aus Wales (“Postcards from Wales”), a 4-track EP based on an imaginary road trip through South Wales by the aforementioned German synth pioneers will be available to download for your listening pleasure in November 2011, with a vinyl release planned for 2012.”

Keep an ear out for this youngster – interesting art and music concepts are bound to flow from his digital hive over the coming years…

Words by Rob Jessup

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Lets Buy Happiness have played the John Peel tent at Glastonbury this year , picked up press in NME and Drowned in Sound for making a glorious shimmering noise and are record of the week on Shaun Keaveneys show on BBC 6 music They play Campari Safari’s sister night Corrupt on the 16th Oct at Barfly supporting a returning fave Love At Death Beach
here’s a free mp3 from their ‘No Hot Ashes’ EP
here’s the full blurb ….Dont forget to come down and see both these bands + ace fey poppers Spaghetti Anywhere on the 16th oct Barfly tix here only £6

“One of the most thrilling new bands I’ve seen in years.”Sean Adams, Drowned in Sound

Despite having formed less than 12 months ago, LET’S BUY HAPPINESS sound like a band that have been around for years; the delayed guitars, tight formation and clipped Nordic-sounding vocals of lead singer Sarah Hall – reminiscent of Liz Fraser of Cocteau Twins or Sugarcubes era Björk – make LET’S BUY HAPPINESS one of the most exciting bands moving forward to 2011.

2009 EP ‘No Hot Ashes’ gained early support from Tom Robinson and Lauren Laverne of BBC 6music, a coveted and outstanding Maida Vale live session, and they have played with bands such as The Temper Trap, Idlewild and The Futureheads and recently performed at this year’s Glastonbury on the John Peel stage.

Six Wolves is a widescreen, icily lupine and ethereal single premiere. It has a cinematic sound that glimmers with the eerie, fairy-dust sparkle of Sarah’s vocals. With an album in the pipeline for sometime next year and tours to be announced LET’S BUY HAPPINESS will surely be a band to watch in the coming months.

… and watch them you should here – beautiful stuff!

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