Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

New This Mortal Coil?

No, This Mortal Coil hasn't reunited to make a new album (sadly), but they may have been reincarnated into an amazing, young British outfit called Antony & The Johnsons.

I heard one of their songs earlier this week (Another World - watch the video here) and I couldn't help but think of the painfully quiet and churning loveliness of TMC's last two albums.

You can find out more about Antony & The Johnsons at their website (free downloads!). I hope you will louvre them as much as I do.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Wix - The Sweatshop Breaks EP

This is my 1996 EP about smoking weed. Every minute of every song is dedicated to this most excellent pursuit.

Heavily influenced by the intelligent jungle movement of the mid-‘90s, I took it upon myself to smoke as much buddha as I could lay my hands on and combine sampling, timestretching, jazz, breaks, vocals, and atmospherics into one stoned-out listening experience. The result is a collection of early drum & bass joints that pay homage to my (then) musical heroes.

(I heard they don't allow you to play this EP in rehab because it causes relapses on contact.)

Wix - Wanted.mp3
Wix - Oak Street Bluesman.mp3
Wix - New Word.mp3
Wix - Starflex.mp3

Fun side note: this EP had limited release (read: I handed out copies to everyone I could in the tri-state area), and yet somehow they know about it in Germany.

Stoned-out thanks go to Ray Keith, Bay B Kane, Miles Davis, Goldie, D'Cruise, Roni Size, Krust, Herbie Hancock, Dillija, Squarepusher, Moby, Andy C, John Coltrane, Photek, LTJ Bukem, Alex Reece & dj Pulse (same guy?), dj Rap, Danny Breaks, and KBEM FM in Minneapolis.

Old skool jungle! What, what?