Tuesday, 13 February 2018

THE STROKES



























"room on fire"
Year:    2003
Country:    US
City:    New York
Label:    Sony
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    11
Time:    33 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Alternative Rock











The Strokes are an indie rock band formed in 1998. the band is composed of singer Julian Casablancas, lead guitarist Nick Valensi, rhythm guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., bassist Nikolai Fraiture, and drummer Fabrizio Moretti. Following the conclusion of five-album deals with RCA and Rough Trade, the band has continued to release new music through Casablancas' Cult Records. Met with widespread critical acclaim, the Strokes' 2001 debut, Is This It, helped usher in the garage rock revival movement of the early-21st century—and ranks number eight on Rolling Stone's 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time, number two on Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the '00s,[3] 199 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and number four in the NME top 500 albums of all time. Their music is helped by other styles such as: punk rock, garage rock and pop, with easy, simple and direct compositions, sweet melodies, optimistic lyrics and positive attitude. Brief, this is just an excellent pop band.
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Monday, 8 January 2018

COLDCUT


























"let us play"
Year:    1997
Country:    UK
City:   London
Label:    Ninja Tune
Format:    CD
Tracks:    12
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Breakbeat            Turntablism













Coldcut are an English electronic music duo composed of Matt Black and Jonathan More. Credited as pioneers for pop sampling in the ‘80s, Coldcut are also considered the first stars of UK electronic dance music due to their innovative style, which featured cut-up samples of hip-hop, soul, funk, spoken word and various other types of music, as well as video and multimedia. According to Spin, "in ’87 Coldcut pioneered the British fad for ‘DJ records’". Coldcut's records first introduced the public to pop artists Yazz and Lisa Stansfield, through which these artists achieved pop chart success. In addition, Coldcut has remixed and created productions on tracks by the likes of Eric B & Rakim, James Brown, Queen Latifah, Eurythmics, INXS, Steve Reich, Blondie, The Fall, Pierre Henry, Nina Simone, Fog, Red Snapper, and BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Beyond their work as a production duo, Coldcut are the founders of Ninja Tune, an independent record label in London, England (with a satellite office in Montreal) with an overall emphasis on encouraging interactive technology and finding innovative uses of software. The label’s first releases (the first four volumes of DJ Food - 'Jazz Brakes') were produced by Coldcut in the early 90s, and composed of instrumental hip-hop cuts that led the duo to help pioneer the trip hop genre, with artists such as Funki Porcini, The Herbaliser and DJ Vadim. Influential UK DJ and production act working broadly in the field of electronic music. They also founded the eclectic label Ninja Tune.
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"sound mirrors"
Year:    2006
Label:    Ninja Tune
Format:    CD, 2 x LP
Tracks:    12
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Breakbeat            Turntablism












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Saturday, 30 December 2017

WILCO



























"yankee hotel foxtrot"
Year:    2002
Country:    US
City:    Chicago
Label:    Warner
Format:    CD, 2 x LP
Tracks:    11
Time:    40 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Alternative Rock













Wilco is an American alternative rock band based in Chicago, Illinois. The band was formed in 1994 by the remaining members of alternative country group Uncle Tupelo following singer Jay Farrar's departure. Wilco's lineup changed frequently during its first decade, with only singer Jeff Tweedy and bassist John Stirratt remaining from the original incarnation. Since early 2004, the lineup has been unchanged, consisting of Tweedy, Stirratt, guitarist Nels Cline, multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone, keyboard player Mikael Jorgensen, and drummer Glenn Kotche. Wilco has released ten studio albums, a live double album, and four collaborations: three with Billy Bragg and one with The Minus 5. Wilco's music has been inspired by a wide variety of artists and styles, including Bill Fay, The Beatles and Television, and has in turn influenced music by a number of modern alternative rock acts. The band continued in the alternative country style of Uncle Tupelo on its debut album A.M. (1995), but has since introduced more experimental aspects to their music, including elements of alternative rock and classic pop. Wilco's musical style has evolved from a 1990s country rock sound to a current "eclectic indie rock collective that touches on many eras and genres.
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Saturday, 16 December 2017

RADIOHEAD



























"ok computer"
Year:    1997
Country:    UK
City:    Oxford
Label:    Warner 
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    12
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Alternative Rock












Twenty years on, Radiohead revisit their 1997 masterpiece with a deluxe reissue. The bonus material includes familiar B-sides and a few previously unheard recordings that hint at an intriguing road not taken. might be, Radiohead faced, if not a crossroads, then an unusually open stretch of road. They had toured with Alanis Morissette in support of their second LP, 1995's The Bends. They had appeared, pale and blinking, before tanned and greased hordes on “MTV Spring Break,” wailing the chorus to a massive runaway hit that was now fading in their rearview. On their first two records, they had worked with two different conventional rock producers, and now they itched to cut tether from professional studios altogether. They had earned the freedom to thrash around, to spend some record label money and burn some of the industry goodwill they’d accumulated pursuing whatever they wanted. So what would that be?

It’s still funny to think, two decades later, that Thom Yorke’s first answer to that question was to create Radiohead’s first “positive” album. No more iron lungs, or songs inspired by brutal gun rampages, he swore: This time, he told NME, “I’m deliberately writing down all the positive things I hear or see.”

It’s unclear what happened to that album. OK Computer obviously wasn’t it. But there has always been a tantalizing alternate-history version of Radiohead’s third LP lurking behind the finished product. Their sessions weren’t exactly a deep-dive into hell, despite the record’s now-concrete reputation as a piece of digital-age prophecy. For every dour “Paranoid Android” thunderclap, there was a shimmering, lighter “Melatonin” as its B-side. More than 20 songs were winnowed down to 12, in fact, and the narrative the discarded tracks suggest has been kept under quite deliberate lock and key by the band. But now, years on, they are cracking open its vaults, perhaps to slyly underscore the point that they were always more human, and connected to good old hoary rock music, than their reputation suggests (*Review by Jason Green )
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"kid  a"
Year:    2000
Label:    Warner
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    10
Time:    55 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Alternative Rock







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Friday, 8 December 2017

SAMIAM



























"trips"
Year:    2012
Country:    US
City:    Berkeley, CA
Label:    Hopeless
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    13
Time:    35 min.
Lyrical themes:    social issues, conscious
Genre:    rock
Style:            Alternative Rock













Samiam is a left-wing band formed in late 1988 after the breakup of the Gilman club mainstay Isocracy. Their first show was in January 1989 with Christ on Parade. They released records through New Red Archives and Hopeless Records in the US and Burning Heart Records in Europe. In the mid-'90s, the band had two releases on major labels, Atlantic Records in 1994 and Ignition/Tommy Boy in 1997. This path achieved modest mainstream success; a video for "Capsized" gained a lot of airplay on MTV, they performed on The Jon Stewart Show in 1994 and the single "She Found You" garnered considerable radio play in 1998. The band toured extensively throughout Europe, North America, and Japan with Green Day, Blink-182, Bad Religion, The Offspring, The Toadies and Millencolin. easy, simple and excellent alternative music with big doses of pop punk.
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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

THE ALMIGHTY




























"just add life"
Year:    1996
Country:    UK
City:    Glasgow
Label:  Universal
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    12
Time:    38 min.
Lyrical themes:    social issues, conscious
Genre:    rock
Style:            Alternative Rock












Formed in 1988, The Almighty are a rock band, from Glasgow Scotland. The band's music veered between punk and hard rock on albums including 1989's debut 'Blood Fire and Love', 'Soul Destruction (produced by Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor). In the 90s The Almighty were considered as alternative rock band,, despite their clear hard rock influences. They are still active in Glasgow in Scotland who formed in 1988. Three of the founding members, Ricky Warwick, Stump Monroe and Floyd London were friends who met at school. Although the band members musical roots were in punk rock, The Almighty adopted a more heavy metal or hard rock mainstream oriented musical direction in their early years. Later albums saw the band's musical style move towards the band members' original punk rock roots. Despite they are neither political band nor militant band, The Almighty lyrical themes are usually related to: social issues, conscious, ecologism, pacifism, politics, etc. Until 2018 they have released seven studio albums, two anthologies and one live album. After some periodes of inactivty The Almighty reunited in 2009 until nowadays.
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"crank"
Year:    1994
Label:    Universal
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    12
Time:    40 min.
Lyrical themes:    social issues, conscious
Genre:    rock
Style:            Alternative Rock












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Saturday, 25 November 2017

AUBE



























"variable ambit"
Year:    2011
Label:    Housepig
Format:    CD
Tracks:    8
Time:   66 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Space            Noise












This long-awaited disc finally sees the light day! Recovered from a now-defunct label, delayed for various reasons including a fake cd plant scam, Housepig is proud to present "Variable Ambit"! The master of single-source recording takes a simple starting point - feedback - and manipulates it into a rich tapestry of overlapping tones and textures. Eight tracks, 66 minutes. Pro CD in jewel case with full-color four-page booklet, limited to 300 copies.
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"Chain [Re] Action"
Year:    2004
Country:    Japan
City:    Tokyo
Artist:    Nakajima Akifumi
Label:    Blossoming noise
Format:    CD
Tracks:    5
Time:    45 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:             Ambient            Noise













AUBE is a solo project, begun in 1991 by Akifumi Nakajima. Many tend to lump together AUBE with other noisicians from Japan. Nakajima however, does not agree. “I don’t think of myself as a musician or an artist. I’m a designer. I therefore consider my sound works to be designs as well”. Taking a minimalist approach for his recordings, Nakajima uses simple source sounds which are fed into his system, then heavily processed into a vast, dimensional, landscape of sonic textures. These source sounds can range from the organic sounds of gurgling water, to isolating elements of technology, such as the curious hum of luminous lamps. The result is a mixture of controlled manipulation and beautiful accident. Since May of 1992, Nakajima started and continues to operate GROSS Records, his own cassette label dedicated to releasing experimental music and noise, in addition to his own recordings as Aube. He has worked on recordings with artists from Japan, Europe and the United States, and has designed packaging for many other releases. This interview was conducted over the course of trading letters with Nakajima via the postal system.
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"materialization"
Year:    2005
Label:    Gross
Format:    CD
Tracks:    10
Time:    45 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Experimental            Noise








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"redintegration"
Year:    2002
Label:    GROSS
Format:   CD
Tracks:    5
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Experimental            Noise










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AUBE + TELEPHERIQUE
"R-S+C"
Year:    1999
Label:    Duebel
Format:    CD
Tracks:    5
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise





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"deglaze"
Year:    1998
Label:    Iris Light
Format:    CD
Tracks:    4
Time:    55 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Abstract            Noise









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"flare"
Year:    1998
Label:    Iris Light
Format:    CD
Tracks:    4
Time:    72 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Abstract            Noise








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"metal de metal"
Year:    1996
Label:    GROSS
Format:    CD
Tracks:    6
Time:   60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Ambient            Drone








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"magnetostriction"
Year:    1995
Label:    God Factory
Format:    CD
Tracks:    4
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Abstract            Noise








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"luminous"
Year:    1993
Label:    Gross
Format:    CD, cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    44 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise









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"spindrift"
Year:    1992
Label:    Gross
Format:    CD, cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    44 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise            Experimental









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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

PAVEMENT



























"wowee zowee"
Year:    1995
Country:    US
City:    New York
Label:    Warner
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    18
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Alternative Rock









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