Looking back over the last few posts it all seems to be nostalgia here at the moment: Bambaataa, Duck Rock, Star Wars figures, Boards of Canada represses and old copies of Sounds magazine. I guess it’s pretty obvious where my tastes lie right now, although that’s not to say I’m not loving any current music. But, since I don’t do any current charts here any more I thought I should maybe put together a list of (new) things that I’m loving at the moment.
Sinoia Caves ‘The Enchanter Persuaded’ – this is actually from 2006 but I totally missed it at the time, discovered because Jeremy Schmidt (aka Sinoia Caves) did the soundtrack to ‘Beyond The Black Rainbow’ last year
Dharma Protocol feat. Boy George ‘Coming Home‘ (Psychemagik remix) – no one is more surprised than me that I like this, incredible slice of classic House
Black Moth Super Rainbow ‘Dandelion Gum’ LP – again, a few years old but new to me, beautiful summer analogue lo-fi on LSD
Melt Yourself Down ‘Melt Yourself Down‘ LP (Leaf) – Pigbag meets Fela Kuti meets Liquid Liquid with a drop if acid electronics, the most exciting new band this year.
Chop ‘Mutant’ EP (Now Again) – Formally Mr Chop, also awaiting the ‘Illuminate’ LP to drop through the letterbox
Boards of Canada ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’ (Warp) – still on rotation
The Simonsound - ‘The Beam’ / ‘In The Shadow of the Skylon’ 10″ (Project Blue Book) – new monorail-themed single from Brighton’s finest
Four Tet & Rocketnumbernine ‘Metropolis’ (Text)
Lone ‘Airglow Fires’ (R&S)
Mark Pritchard ‘Lock Off’ EP (Warp)
Ras G ‘Back To The Planet’ LP (Brainfeeder)
Dawn Day Night ‘Higher Plains’ (Astrophonica)
Yosi Howikawa ‘Vapor’ LP (First Word)
That’s some of it anyway, there’s more that I’m waiting on like the Dark Seed 12″, the ‘Cosmic Machine’ compilation and I’m going to need a new tape player before I can hear the ‘Diabolical Melodix’ Beat Tape that Andy Votel just put out. As far as my own output, the summer holidays have slowed things down somewhat with children to look after etc. but I just remixed a track for a Playstation game and subsequently had it turned down so that was a waste of time. I’ve also just finished an epic Four Tet interview for the Dust & Grooves website, not sure when it will be published but it is HUGE and was a lot of fun to do.