18 January 2012

DENTON & COOK - HONG KONG BEAT & OTHER BBC TV THEMES LP (1980)



I've been recording a few vinyl items recently and here's the first one to make it's way to the blog. After a few attempts, I finally managed to track down a copy of this LP for a very good price last year.

The LP contains 12 tracks; six BBC TV themes that were all released as singles between 1975-80 and their respective b-sides. Highlights include the supreme spy-funk of 'Quiller' from '75, the 1980 proto-techno update of the 'Tomorrow's World' theme and the glorious shuffling groove of 'The Great Egg Race'.

As a (hopefully) nice little bonus I have also included a couple of extra extended edits with the LP. 'The Great Egg Race' by myself and a great 7+ minute extended version of 'Quiller' by Soundhog. I grabbed it from his Soundcloud page so I hope he doesn't mind!

1 Hong Kong Beat
2 Tomorrow's World
3 Jet Lag
4 The Spangler
5 Quiller
6 Inside Story
7 The Great Egg Race
8 Diamonds In The Sky
9 General Direction
10 Circuit Eleven-Miami
11 Chasing The Dragon
12 Scramble
+
13 The Great Egg Race (PVDG Extended Version)
14 Quiller (Soundhog Extended Edit)

27 November 2011

CONTAINER LOVE



To my mild surprise I've already got a brand new mix together and ready to share! 41 minutes of typically PVDG style psych, cosmic electronics, doom laden post-punk and the odd groovy little number. The title is a reference to my recent working environment and work-related accident that have dictated the flow of the last few months in my world.

The mix includes appearances by Haxan Cloak, Edward Artemiev, The Associates, William Shatner, My Solid Ground, Zombi, Peloquin Sauvageau, No UFOs, Jane Weaver & Demdike Stare and Linda Hoyle (from Affinity).

320 kbps. Time 41:10.

FLUX




Another mix moving from my Soundcloud to the blog for a more permanent home. Produced as a taster for Umbrelladelika's Bonnefooi gig in June 2011. Action packed psych, worldwide beats and breaks and the like...

THE LINCOLNSHIRE POACHER
BEAVER & KRAUSE
DYNASTIE CRISIS
LOS MASTERS
DAVE MYERS EFFECT
R. D. BURMAN
HERMAN'S ROCKET
OVNI
ÖZEL
HAYVANLAR ALEMI
SURPRIEZE
RAPHAEL
X'LENTS
ALEXANDER
HARLEY HATCHER
LES FLEURS DE LYS
NINO FERRER
DOM THOMAS
THE DEVIANTS
CLAUDE LOMBARD

320kbps, Time - 39:00

22 November 2011

ULTRA-NOSTALGISCHE POP



While I'm on the subject of promoting other Amateur Athletics related activity, please keep an eye on the Ultra-Nostalgische Pop blog featuring lush, warped and crunchy electronic music and videos from Filipovic, Cleromancer and 80000. Here's a taste of Filipovic's glorious '125 Years' complete with psyched-out, nausea-inducing downhill bike racing sequences...

THE TRAPPISTS



Not much action on the blog since August but there will be more posts and new mixes at some point in the future. However, I've been pretty busy working as one half of The Trappists and can proudly re-direct you to The Trappists' blogspot where you can enjoy an ever increasing number of tracks, re-edits and DJ mixes. All the music is hosted on The Trappists' Soundcloud page and all tracks/mixes can be downloaded for further entertainment. Hope you like it!





28 August 2011

UMBRELLADELIKA TASTER MIX



A short and sweet mix that was previously on my Soundcloud page. It was produced as a taster mix for my DJ set at Umbrelladelika's night at Recyclart in Brussels last September. I've removed it from Soundcloud so thought it best to post it up here!

Tracklist

Acanthus "Drunk With Carnage"
William Sheller "Introit"
Acanthus "The Shiver Of The Vampires"
William Sheller "Excitissimo"
Jacky Chalard "L'Agonie (Instrumental)"
Billy Green "Head Off"
Placebo "Balek" 12:13 14:13
Frog "Motorcycle Mayhem"
Drugi Nacin "Opet..."
Mike Verdrengh "Do It Now!"
Zeus B. Held "Sound Trigger"
Wolfgang Dauner & Charlie Mariano "Abend Am Fluss"
Zafer Dilek "Sultan Çiftetellisi"
Panta Rei "The Turk'
Okay Temiz "Dokuz Sekiz"
Julie Felix "My Electric Angel"


ELLA ELLA AY AY AY



ROCK CAKES


64 minutes of relentless hard rocking grooves. Post-psych, pre-metal heaviness with a few jazzier and progressive moments.

TRACKLIST

MAD RIVER - AMPHETAMINE GAZELLE
TOMORROW'S GIFY - TENAKEL GNAG
CAPTAIN BEYOND - RAGING RIVER OF FEAR
POWER OF ZEUS - IT COULDN'T BE ME
THE PRETTY THINGS - COLD STONE
MAY BLITZ - FOR MAD MEN ONLY
RAW MATERIAL - DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA
TOAD - TANK
JANE - GET THIS POWER
SECRET OYSTER - BLACK MIST
TAPIMAN - SUGAR STONE
THE DAMNATION OF ADAM BLESSING - DRIVER
ET CETERA - THE REALLY GREAT ESCAPE
TWINK - PETER THE PILL
COVEN - BLOOD ON THE SNOW
DECIBEL - FAKMA
THE SCORPIONS - IT ALL DEPENDS
LOS DUG DUGS - LET'S MAKE IT NOW
DEEP PURPLE - FIREBALL
SKORPIO - VEZESS AT AZ EJSZAKAN
HARD STUFF - JAY TIME
DUST - IVORY
NIGHT SUN - PLASTIC SHOTGUN
DECIBEL - ORGAN PATAFISICO
TWENTY SIXTY SIX & THEN - BUTTERKING
BOULDER DAMN - BRTCD
JAN DUKES DE GREY - MICE AND RATS IN THE LOFT



18 August 2011

NEW LINKS FOR OLD MIXES




As I mentioned in the previous post, I didn't keep my Rapidshare subscription up-to-date over the last few months so lots of files and their links have disappeared. Fair enough - in my defence, I did move home (to another country) and get a 'proper' job for the first time in a long time.
Anyway, I don't really have the time to tidy up the original posts so here is a list of some new links...

LIBRARY MIX II - COSMO-SYNTHETICS

LIBRARY MIX III - SPACE COMMODITIES

I LIKE SHORT SONGS

ENOMIX

KOSMISCHE DRIFT

KOSMISCHE MOUND

COLDFINGER

I LIKE SHORT SONGS - ZAPPAMIX

UOVA DI ORO

WATER CYCLES

That's it for now. I'll try and get some of the others sorted out as and when I can.
Hopefully some new mixes soon as well.



I LIKE SHORT SONGS II



OK, back once again after another lengthy absence from the blog. In the meantime, due to lapsed Rapidshare subscription, I've lost the links to loads of the mixes. I'm going to deal with that shortly...

...For now we have a new mix - a sequel to the original 'I Like Short Songs' mix from April last year. The process is pretty much the same although the structure of the separate parts is looser. The rules were slightly more generous as well this time with tracks less than 90secs long suitable for inclusion (for the first mix it was 60secs). It's divided into seven parts so it can be dipped in and out of easily enough (though I would suggest that unlike the original it can only be enjoyed whole in the correct running order).

Followers of the blog will surely know by now what sort of sounds and styles to expect!

I LIKE SHORT SONGS II
PARTS 1-7. 59m35s.
MP3 - 320kbps



23 November 2010

LIBRARY MIX IV: COLOURSOUNDS



I've been meaning to get this one done for a little while now. The three previous library mixes that I posted last summer have been the most downloaded mixes by some margin. So I'm pleased to present a new volume in the series. Essentially it's more of the same - loads of lively, weird and wonderful music from a variety of classic Library music labels.

COLOURSOUNDS
320kbps
Time: 1:04:31

Tracklist

CORVIRIA - PASSI
J.P. DECERF & MARK SACLAYS - MAG
JANKO NILOVIC - DRUG SONG
PAUL PIOT & PAUL GUIOT - NE TIREZ PAS SUR LE BASSISTE
WALTER DÜHRER - SWEET & GENTLE
ROY KENT - AFTER DARK
NINO NARDINI - POP RIVIERA
FRANCOIS AUGER - HARD ROCK COFFEE
THE IAN LANGLEY GROUP - REGGAE CHICK
PUCCIO ROELENS - CONVERSATION IN THREE
MIDAS TOUCH - BLACK BISON
DUNCAN LAMONT - BULL'S BLOOD
PIERRE LOUVET - KENACONTAQUINE
PHILIPPE BESOMBES - LES OISEAUX DE L'ATLANTIQUE
PIERO UMILIANI - DESERTO CHE AVANZA
WALLY ASP - CUMULUS
VLADIMIR COSMA - PAVANE SPATIALE
BENITO BERNADO GROUP - THE COOL ONE
DAVID PERIAN & ALBERTO BALDAN - SENTIMENTAL CRAZY
BASIL KIRCHIN - THE REBEL
KEITH MANSFIELD - CITY LIMITS (D)
ALAN HAWKSHAW - COLLECT
ALAN PARKER - BLACK PEARL
BRIAN BENNETT - CORRIDORS OF POWER
THE SOUNDWORK-SHOPPERS - DISCOMANIA
SAUVEUR MALLIA - REGGAE DIRECTION
PIERRE DUTOUR - SERGEANT DISCO
J.P. DECERF & MARC SACLAYS - THE DODGE
PANTHER - MAGIC TOUCH
PIERRE ARVAY - STILL WATERS
TEDDY LASRY - SQUAW VALLEY PART 1
WILLIAM GUM-BOOT & LAURENCE WIFFIN - PSYCHIC
JOHNNY PEARSON - DELHI DISCOTHEQUE
SAUVEUR MALLIA - DISCOMAX
CLAUDE PERRAUDIN - MONTE CARLO RALLYE

AUTUMN MIX 2010



Another multi-genre mix for hungry ears. Unlike this year's Summer Mix there is no seasonal theme to the mix. It's the usual unusual fair with pop and proper songs colliding with with more abstract passages, hopefully creating a satisfying listening experience for those who get involved!

Autumn Mix 2010
320 kbps
Time: 1:00:10

Tracklist

LARS STROSCHEN - ALL JOCON
LARS STROSCHEN - GOOD MORNING MR. FRIEND
WALLACE COLLECTION - PERU
THE FREAK SCENE - GROK!
ANGELO MCHAJLOV - HIDE AND SHEIKH
DORY PREVIN - ANGELS AND DEVILS THE FOLLOWING DAY
GIAMPIERO BONESCHI - STIMULATING STRIP
E.M.A.K. - ARANEA
THE GASLAMP KILLER - MONSTERFROMTHEUNDERGROUND
CHRONICLE GRIME - CAREER CATS GET TIGER SUITS
UNKNOWN - NIGHT LOTUS POOL
EVENSONG - TAKE YOUR SON TO CHURCH MOTHER
HOLGER CZUKAY - EARTH
DEMETRIO STRATOS - SEGMENTI QUATTRO
UMBERTO - TEMPLE ROOM
EARTH - MIRAGE
BRUCE HAACK - ANGEL CHILD
SVEND CHRISTIANSEN - URVAERK
RAPLH CARMICHAEL - THE ADDICT'S PSALM
COSMOS FACTORY - A HIDDEN TRAP
CAPTAIN TARTHOPOM - AB HOC ET
"DEXEM PO MULTO SHUMPOPLEX"
SPIRIT OF VOODOO - VOODOO JUJU OBSESSION
TRINITY - EL CUMBANCHERO
MOEBIUS - FALSHE RUHE
CORVIRIA - SEAGULL SONG
DOUG RANDLE - VIVE LA COMPANY
BJORN JAYSON LINDH - YOUR OWN HOUSE
ZEUS B. HELD - EUROPIUM SUITE
ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE - MONSOON CLOUDS
CEEPHAX - PROMENADE
SPARKS - EQUATOR



WATER CYCLES



The first of three new mixes going up on the blog in quick succession. Here we have another themed mix with 'round about 1 hours worth of water related sounds and song-craft.

Water Cycles
320kbps
55:25

Tracklist

ROXY MUSIC - SEA BREEZES
ENNIO MORRICONE - BUBBLES
ENNIO MORRICONE - UNDERWATER WAH WAH
JOHN SANGSTER - RAIN
RAGLIANI - RIVERS IN THE PROMISE OF WOOD
DUETER NIGHT - RAIN
TERRY RILEY - ZEN OF WATER
BRUCE NORMAN QUINTET - KEEPER OF THE SEA
PIERO UMILIANI - TROPICAL RIVER
UNKNOWN - RIVER SPIRITS
DONOVAN - THE RIVER SONG
HARMONIA & ENO - BY THE RIVERSIDE
RUTH WHITE - MISTS & RAINS
MARTIN DENNY - THE ENCHANTED SEA
FAR EAST FAMILY BAND - RIVER OF SOUL
DELIA DERBYSHIRE & BARRY BERMA - THE DREAMS -SEA
PIERRE DUTOUR - MAGIC LAKE 3
JEAN-JACQUES PERRY & GERSHON KINGSLEY - MOON RIVER
PIERRE ARVAY - RUNNING WATERS
BOB SMITH - OCEAN SONG
SUNBIRDS - OCEAN SONG
BOB THOMPSON - SEA-SPRAY (SPEED BOAT)
APHRODITE'S CHILD - AEGIAN SEA
MAY BLITZ - VIRGIN WATER



03 October 2010

UOVA DI ORO



A portentous title for this recent mix of Italian only progressive and psychedelic music. I've include plenty of the heavy hitters from the Italian 1970's progressive scene as well as a few more avant-garde favourites and some quality psychsploitation action.



320 kbps


SPANISH PIES PART ONE



Ooh, Spanish Pies! A few months ago I was checking out a whole series of compilations called 'Spanish Bizarro'. They are full of wild Spanish obscurities, pop hits and 60's/70's sonic ephemera. So after overdosing on the stuff for an afternoon I decided to bang a quick mix together. This mix is also a kind of continuation of the 'I Like Short Songs' mix theme. There'll be more of those in the future (I still have a Piero Umiliani one that I haven't uploaded yet).

Anyway, back to the pies. It a schizoid mélange (mezcla perhaps?) groovy beats, flamenco pop, adverts, latin vocal histrionics and burping. Oh yes, there's one hell of a burping song. I shared my findings with Memo and he quickly produced a Spanish Pies Part Two - following a smother and sexier path through the Iberian bizarreness. You can check his mix out on his MEMOGRAMMAFON blog.

320 kbps




22 September 2010

SEX AND COPS



I am very happy to present a special new mix project I have been producing on and off over the last month or so.

My friend Martin Brass has an exhibition entitled 'Sex & Cops II' starting on Saturday 25th September (further details here). We were discussing it a few months ago and I suggested that it would be good fun to do a mix for the event. It's actually ended up as two different mixes, one for the Sex and one for the Cops! Both mixes clock in around 36 minutes and are packed with relevant sample material and groovy music. Needless to say that the 'Sex' mix in particular contains plenty of material that you might not want to expose impressionable young people to!

I'll be DJing at the Sex & Cops II party in Aalst on Saturday 25th so maybe I'll see you there!

Details and download links below. As I'm doing this post in Belgium and not with my usual set up I've had problems uploading a zip file containing both mixes and artwork. Therefore the two mixes have to be downloaded separately. They are meant to go together so please download them both!

SEX AND COPS
1. Sex (Not Just Fucking) - 36:55
2. Cops (Probably A Robbery) - 36:00

21 August 2010

KOSMISCHE DRIFT



Thanks to everyone who's had a little download or two from the blog. I seem to have a steady little trickle of interest in the Amateur Athletics activities to match the steady little trickle of uploads I produce.

I did this mix on the 4th of July and have just got around to knocking up a cover for it and doing the necessary organising and uploading. Been away to the lowlands of Europe for most of the last month so I think this is a fairly fast turn around for me! It was going to be called 'The End of Rationing' (the 4th July 1954, fact fans) but it's a rubbish title with no real relevance to the mix itself. So Kosmische Drift it is - a pretty corny title but a reasonably descriptive one.

Contains 25 tracks, running a few seconds short of an hour, the mix combines plenty of electronic and kosmische artists old and new. Hopefully, some entertaining late night moody fodder to drift off with.

320kbps


14 July 2010

SUNNY SUNSHINE SUMMER MIX 2010



I did this mix in early June when we had the first bout of proper summer heat in the UK. So I thought it was about time I got this one out and about as time is getting on and there are holidays to be had. Almost every track was chosen for it's titular reference to sun and summer. This ensures plenty of proper summer fun as well as a few more abstract sequences for good measure. I've also sprinkled a few field recordings and samples in for the ambience of it all.

Here's the artists listed in order of appearance....

VANGELIS
NINO NARDINI & THE POP RIVIERA GROUP
SUNSHINE
SPINACH
PAUL MAURIAT
FRANCOISE HARDY
BONZO DOG BAND
MICHAEL LEGRAND
STELVIO CIPRIANI
T.I.M.E.
EVENING COLOURS
CLAUDE VASORI
JOHNNY HAWKSWORTH
ELECTRO KEYBOARD ORCHESTRA
UNKNOWN
RAY CONNIFF & HIS SINGERS
J.K. & CO.
LEE HAZLEWOOD & NANCY SINATRA
UNKNOWN
CHEVAL FOU
PAUL LEWIS
KLAUS WUNDERLICH
GOLD
CHRYSALIS
FRANK & THE TOP TEN
THE PRETTY THINGS
NINO FERRER

320kbps. Running time - 1:07:22.

27 April 2010

I LIKE SHORT SONGS - ZAPPAMIX



Following on from the full-blown 'I Like Short Songs' mix (posted earlier)
comes the next in a sure-to-continue-sporadically series of mixes following the theme.
The track length was extended out to a lengthy 2:30 for this one. I've stuck to tracks from the 6 or 7 albums that I have. That still provided plenty of variety with Frank's multitude of sonic stylings all represented and a fair spread of bona fide classics buried in amongst it all. Tracklist included if you want to keep up with the proceedings.

320 kbps. 50 tracks. 55:14.



ENOMIX



Pretty self-explanatory this one. A load of Eno tracks from the 70's and 80's
(and a splash of 90's) lobbed together in the customary Gash style. Shortly after I did it
I saw the DJ Food 'Funky Eno Mix' on Soundcloud. I'd certainly recommend that to Eno fans as well. link here

320kbps. 35 tracks. 1:09:53.

I LIKE SHORT SONGS!



Recorded 26th February 2010.

I'm always pondering loose ideas and concepts
for mixes and I'd had the urge to put a mix together of loads of short tracks, - the intros and the outros and those silly little wonky bits used to fill up and further freak-out many of the obscure albums of yesteryear. So I set about compiling some stuff together. The basic rule was that the tracks had to be less than 1 minute in it's entirity to qualify. The mix is divided into 12 parts, each containing 13 tracks. So that's 156 tracks endlessly flowing over 60 or so minutes. The parts are intended to work individually, in correct running order or at random. More fun for everyone.

Especially designed for the listener with a short attention span!
Full tracklist included.

320kbps, approx 60 mins.


PART ONE

DREXCIYA
BRIGHTBLACK MORNING LIGHT
BURIAL
MAJESTICONS
SAM SPENCE
FAUST
DEEP THROAT
VLADIMIR COSMA
KARL HEINZ SCHAEFER
EGG
BARBERA/CURTIN/HANNA
THE MONKEES
QUATERMASS

PART TWO

KRZYSZTOF KOMEDA
TOTO BLANKE
BROADCAST
ARZACHEL
GUY PEDERSEN
AFX
VANGELIS
ROBERT ALTABER
TUSKEN RAIDERS
ROY BUDD
BLACK SABBATH
SOFT PINK TRUTH
ANTI-POP CONSORTIUM

PART THREE

AKSAK MABOUL
BOB CREWE & CHARLES FOX
THE ORB
PREFUSE 73
PIERO UMILIANI
BRIAN ENO & DAVID BYRNE
J.K & CO
JOE MEEK
JOHANNA GROUP
STRAWBERRY PATH
STOCK, HAUSEN & WALKMAN
UNKNOWN
JACQUES THOLLOT

PART FOUR

ROBERT CALVERT
ROJ
FILLE QUI MOUSSE
BRIAN HODGSON
BUSH TAXI MALI
THE MACHINES
NELSON ANGELO & JOYCE
SND
SYNTHESIZER THEORY
DICKIE SMABERS & THE MOERWIJK CREW
NIGHT RECORDINGS FROM BALI
SONIC BEAT ALLIANCE
ANAGRAM JAM

PART FIVE

THE TRAPPISTS
EXMAGMA
FLYING LOTUS
ACTRESS
RICHARD H. KIRK
BRUNO SPOERRI
TEN YEARS AFTER
FRANCO CASAVOLA
DUCATI DESMOSEDICI
JEAN-JACQUES PERRY
THE CONET PROJECT
FREE
JACK AREL

PART SIX

THE ADVISORY CIRCLE
VHS HEAD
THE BLACK DOG
FIFTY FOOT HOSE
DISCIPLE
GNAGS
HARMONIC 33
STEVE MILLER BAND
CASSETTEBOY
VERA CHYTILOVA
REID & REDMAN
JOHN BAKER
CHRISTOPHER CASSON

PART SEVEN

IBM 7090 COMPUTER
MR.76IX
THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION
GOBLIN
MAN FROM THE BRAO KA-NYING ETHNIC GROUP
TAPES
SUN RA
REMANO ESZILDN
STELVIO CIPRIANI & GOBLIN
NINO FERRER
JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER
PETER WYNGARDE
SPARKS

PART EIGHT

CEEPHAX
CORVIRIA
IGOR WAKHEVITCH
REX BROWN COMPANY
JACQUES LOUSSIER
CYLOB
THOSE NORWEGIANS
MOOG SYNTHESIZER WITH THE CAMARATA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
BERNARD FEVRE
ROXY MUSIC
GAEOUDJIPARL
AME SON
ALDEN SHUMAN

PART NINE

EL TARO DE MOSTAZA
CHROME
H.P. LOVECRAFT
NICO FIDENCO
LES CHATS RENAISSANCE
MOUNT VERNON ARTS LAB
FAUST VS. DALEK
ROEDELIUS
UNKNOWN
HAL WILNER
JUNIE
MR. HOPKINSON'S COMPUTER
HELLS ANGELS ON WHEELS RADIO AD

PART TEN

THE FOCUS GROUP
ALAIN LEGRAND
THE FREE-POP ELECTRONIC CONCEPT
STOCK, HAUSEN & WALKMEN
JAMES T. COTTON
ATOM TM
KEVIN AYERS
BRUCE HAACK
AFX
AFX
BERNARD SZAJNER
CHRISTOPHE
GALE GARNETT & THE GENTLE RAIN

PART ELEVEN

THE HUMAN LEAGUE
GEORGES DELERUE
LILI DE LA RUSSE
RONALD STEIN
BASIL KIRCHIN
DANGER DIABOLIQUE
DON HARPER
DEAD KENNEDYS
BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP
MOOG SYNTHESIZER WITH THE CAMARATA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
CAROL BATTON
HARDYS JET BAND
HARRY GREENFIELD

PART TWELVE

L'UOVO DI COLOMBO
LOS CAVERNICOLAS
T.RAUMSCHMIERE
MR. OIZO
BABY GRANDMOTHERS
DICK MILLS
H.P. LOVECRAFT
FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND
P. PROMDAN
DERRICK MAY
FAT ALBERT
JONNY TRUNK
BASS CLEF

IMAGINATION CAME INTO MY BRAIN



JOHN GOODALL - IMAGINATION CAME INTO MY BRAIN

John's an old colleague of mine from way back who emigrated to New Zealand at the end of the nineties. I hooked up with him again through Facebook so I asked John sometime towards the end of 2009 if he wanted to make a mix for the blog. Sure enough, he sweated away at the height of the Antipodean summer and he delivered the goods during January this year. Finally after a (by now) standard AA delay here it is for your download enjoyment.

John DJs in Wellington on a local radio station - Radio Active 89FM. The show is called The Soul Affair (every Sunday night 9pm-11pm) and as you'd expect treats listeners to sack load of premium quality soul, funk and the like. He's part of the Soul Affair Collective (with 4 others) and they rotate the show each week. You can also check out his Soul Affair blog with posts of his shows available to download.

John's musical interests reach out far wider than that so it was no problem to produce a mix in keeping with the Amateur Athletics principles. Fact fans will note that his excellent feature-length mix is named after a lyric from the Scorpions track - tasty.

Here's John's nice tracklist with annotations!

320kbps. 80 mins. 191MB.

04 April 2010

EASTER BUNFIGHT



EASTER BUNFIGHT MIX - GOOD FRIDAY 2010

A nicely weird beard mix-up for Easter. It's not especially Easter-like
(there's no religious ho-ha for a start) although there are a couple of brief moments to justify the theme. I haven't had time to sort out a tracklist for this one. It may follow, it may not.
It's abstract electronic stuff largely with a few library grooves thrown in. Amongst others there's Richard Pinhas, Monty Python, Pierre Arvay, George Harrison, Omar Khorshid, William Basinski, Moebius and Robin Gibb!

EASTER BUNNIES

08 February 2010

COLDFINGER - 80'S MIX



Well, I was being a bit optimistic a couple of weeks ago when I threatened several posts in one weekend. Nice idea but didn't quite happen. Anyway, we're here now, and this ones a mix of 80's tracks. Sorry no Kajagoogoo this time - maybe the next time. Loads of favourites from back in the day though, with a few more recent discoveries thrown in for good measure.


320 kbps. 25 tracks. 72m 36s.

23 January 2010

KOSMISCHE MOUND



Kicking off 2010 with a veritable flurry of activity that will see three
mixes going onto the blog in quick succession (hopefully all this weekend).
First up is another of my mixes. It started out being a typically broad spectrum mix with plenty of rocking tracks but I was really happy with the flow of the first 10 minutes or so and felt
it would be nice to go back and start with the same tracks and go somewhere quite different. The end result is more coherently cosmic and with plenty of friendly faces from cosmic/electronic scenes new and old! Music for some late night head space.

Polle Van De Gash
Kosmische Mound
320 kbps
Running Time: 1:07:10





08 December 2009

MYSTIC BISCUIT MIX



I'm happy to present the first multi-artist/multi-genre Polle Van De Gash mix for quite some time. Recorded on the 10th November, it's taken me nearly a month to get around to putting the various bits together and get it uploaded. It's business as unusual, a truckload of weird and wonderful tracks mixed and moulded together into a gloriously disorientating and engaging 75 minutes. Rock, psych, library music, electronics, French nutters, Chubby Checker. Well, I hope it's engaging anyway. I'm pretty happy with it so it's tough if your not. You can always drop it in your trash and play some of your usual fare on your iTunes instead. Tidy.

Thanks to everyone that's downloaded some of the stuff on the blog so far. Most downloads are in double figures by now!

It's a pretty big file, 320 kbps. 38 tracks. Running time 75:44.

BITE THE BISCUIT

30 October 2009

THE HELDON MIXES



Ah, the mighty Heldon! Fresh from my Human League post a couple of days ago I got the urge to follow it up quickly. So here we have a C90's worth of Heldon action. If you don't know Heldon then I'm not going to fill you in with too much detail. Suffice to say this is seriously heavyweight French prog/RIO music - in turn harsh, cold, abstract, cosmic and intense but always utterly beguiling. I hope I haven't undermined these qualities by botching together these mixes from their varied LPs. Both the mixes are self-contained but intended to flow one after the other for a 95 minute Heldon-megablast! Go on you buggers, see what you think...

HELDON MIX I - 47:52

ZIND
PERSPECTIVE II
PERSPECTIVE III
COCAINE BLUES
MECHAMMENT ROCK
ELEPHANTA
MOEBIUS
VIRGIN SWEDISH BLUES
BACK TO HELDON
ICS MACHINIQUE
BALLADE POUR PUIG ANTICH
UNE DROLE DE JOURNEE
LE FILS DES SOUCOUPES VOLANTES (VERTES)
MVC II
BAL-A-FOU

HELDON MIX II - 46:52

IN THE WAKE OF KING FRIPP
ZIND DESTRUCTION
BASSONG
OUAIS MARCHAIS MIEUX QU'EN 68 (LE VOYAGEUR)
DR. BLOODMONEY
PERSPECTIVE IV
OMAR DIOP BLONDIN
NORTHERNLAND LADY
LES SOUCOUPES VOLANTES VERTES
STAND BY

320 kbps.

HELDON I
HELDON II

more Heldon linkage...

INTERFACE (WHAT A SLEEVE)
UN REVE SANS CONSEQUENCE SPECIALE
IT'S ALWAYS ROCK AND ROLL

28 October 2009

THE HUMAN LEAGUE MIX



There's been a bit of a Human League thing going down in my corner of Bethnal Towers recently. I think it started when we were playing 'Black Hit of Space' while testing out K-Dog's 'new-old' amp and speaker combo at his place in Aalst a couple of weeks back. To my mild surprise, my girlfriend (hey zoeteke!) was digging it. So I thought a Human League compilation for her would be in order. The compilation covers the first four albums and I think offers a pretty good selection. However, there's an absence of most of the weird and wonderful instrumental stuff and early works so I thought I'd have a bit of fun with it and generate a new blog post in the process.

By the way, thanks to those of you who've downloaded mixes so far. No one's downloaded the Raj & Rolex album yet though. Go on, don't be shy, give it a try!

THE HUMAN LEAGUE - A POLLE VAN DE GASH MIX
21 tracks, running time 43:31.

BUDDHA'S WAITING

26 August 2009

LIBRARY MUSIC III - SPACE COMMODITIES



The third and final part (for now) of the Library Mix series. It was done on the 4th of July shortly after Parts I and II but extensive holiday activities over the summer (lucky me!) means a delay in posting it. More of the same
multifarious melodies and abstractions - 39 tracks squeezed into a 66 minute mix.
320kbps for extra pleasure.

TRACKLISTING

NINO NARDINI - ENCHANTED LAKE
DOMINIQUE GUIOT - BALLET AMOUREUX DES DAUPHINS
THE BIGROUP - WHAT'S COMING
KLAUS WEISS - TIME SIGNALS
CECIL LEUTER - PROTOTYPE
ROGER ROGER - THE HOBSTERS
WILFRED JOSEPHS - SCENE IN MINIATURE
BERNARD FEVRE - CONTEMPLATION OF THE MOUNTAINS
MARK CHANTEREAU & PIERRE ALAIN DAHAN - SYNTHEMETRO
JANNICK TOP & ROLAND ROMANELLI - HELIUM 111
DANNY EDWARDSON & SEAMUS SELL - STUCK IN
GUY PEDERSEN - PRETEXTE POUR INDICATIFS
DOMINIQUE GUIOT - LA DANCE DES MEDUSES
OSKAR SALA - IN A LIGHT MARCH
FRANK REIDY & ERIC ALLEN - COLLISION COURSE
ROBERT CONFORD - BEACHY HEAD
STEFANO LIBERATI - LA MILLE ISOLE
CLAUDE LARSON - HIGH TECH
PIERO UMILIANI - BAMBOLA
DIDIER THIBAULT - RIRE DE PEINE
ROLAND BOCQUET - ASIA
SAUVEUR MALLIA - MACADAM LOCOMOTION
JOEL VANDROOGENBROEK, ERIC ALLEN & FRANK REIDY - CHINESE TORTURE
POWERHOUSE - ROUGH RIDE
NINO NARDINI - JUNGLE MOOD
JOEL VANDROOGENBROEK, ERIC ALLEN & FRANK REIDY - SPACE WALK
JOHANNA GROUP - DREAMING WITHOUT HER
PAUL LEWIS - THIS LOVE OF OURS
ROLAND BOCQUET - ROBOT BLEU
CECIL LEUTER - WEIRD SPACE
BERNARD FEVRE - LE MONDE AVAIT 5 ANS
JOEL VANDROOGENBROEK - ENERGETICS
JOHANNA GROUP - CYMATIQUE DANCE NO.6
JOHANNA GROUP - CYMATIQUE DANCE NO.5
GUY PEDERSEN - INDIAN POP BASS
KLAUS WEISS - DRUMCRAZY
SAUVEUR MALLIA - AFRICAN BREAK
PAUL LEWIS - SAD HERO LINKS
THE JOHANNA GROUP - SBULLP BABY

SPACE

27 June 2009

RAQUEL WELCH: SPACE GIRL DANCE




Two super sweet minutes of YouTube action. Filmed for a Rachel Welch TV special. If you know what the track is then please let me know.