Friday, November 27, 2009

MP3s are doomed

I found some old vinyl at a record fair hosted by the Vinyl Preservation Society. A really great both was hosted by Unified Groove Merchants from Spokane, WA. I can subscribe to this theology:
The 10 Commandments of The Vinyl Preservation Society of Idaho was founded on the following principles and respectfully asks its members to adopt them and embrace them as their own.
  1. Honor the importance of music as an art form
  2. Listen actively and with intention
  3. Respect others and their musical choices
  4. Maintain an open mind and a curious ear
  5. Choose vinyl whenever there’s a musical choice to be made
  6. Preserve our vinyl heritage by caring for and about vinyl records
  7. Recognize your ownership of the Society by actively influencing its direction
    and development
  8. Evangelize the vinyl life and your role as an Ambassador for the Society at
    every opportunity
  9. Share your vinyl history, knowledge and passion
  10. Support your local independent record merchants
Brian Eno - Deep Blue Day
The Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 to 20
Neon Indian - Should have taken acid with you
U.S.E. - Dance with me
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Higher than Stars (st. etienne visits Lord Bank Remix)
Syntaks - Phantasmagoria
The Moon and the Melodies - Sea Swallow Me
Walter Carlos - Fall
Tonto's Exploding Head Band - Timewhys
Atlantis Revisited - Djem
Marumari - Casino vs. Japan
Rex X-Ray - Alias


Friday, November 20, 2009

Beats of Doom

DJ KEMO spins some underground grunge to set the mood on The UNHerd(sic) 5-7PM MT.

It's a sign of the dark times. Half of the new music I've received in the last month is programmed for night gaunts. Music promoters are distributing dystopian soundtracks to accompany our descent into economic eschaton. There is some hope at the end of this set to complete the arc.

Lightningbolt - Rain on the Lake I'm Swimming In
K-OS - Zambony
Dark, Dark, Dark - Junk Bones Odd Nosdam Remix
Antipop Consortium - The Solution
BC - Ode to Gil Scott Heron Feat. Saul Williams
Bassnectar - Cozza Frenzy (Bassnectar Mega-Bass Remix)
King Cannibal - Aragami Style
Rival Consoles - Preoccupied Fashion Bastard
Tipper - Middle Of Nowhere
Boys Noize - Kontact Me
GusGus - Hateful
Bauchamp - Calypso
Claude VonStroke - The Greasy Beat - ft. Bootsy Collins
Matias Aguayo - Rlooerskate Marcus Rossknecht Version


Friday, November 06, 2009

I'm on a Disco Witch-hunt

Modern English and a fan at Einstein A-Go-Go 1986

Growing up in the '80s in a medium sized town in the Bible-belt, a "godsend" was a radio show called "Disco Witch-hunt" aired by WJCT the pubilc station. The max-headroom-esque DJ played super-underground mutant pop that you could not find anywhere else. Today with music blogs galore, the kids have no concept of indie radio being an oasis when you live in a culturally isolated place. I think it indie radio still plays a roll today. Especially being able to broadcast info about what is going on locally in music venues, record stores, etc. I'm really interested in hearing about where people get the 411 on music shows in Boise. Boise Weekly? Go Listen Boise? Record Exchange? Twitter? What else?

Gossip - Dime Store Diamond
The Staple Sisters - Slippery People
Suicide - Dream Baby Dream
Coati Mundi - No More Blues
The Raveonettes - Last Dance
Florence and the Machine - You Got the Love
Vitalic - Poison Lips
Junk Culture - West Coast
The Bloody Beetroots - Theolonius (French Fry Remix)
LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge
Neuronium - Decision