Monday, June 30, 2008
FLYING RHINO RECORDS - "Singularity" (1998)
It's been a while since I posted something from Flying Rhino! So here it is: Classic Goa/Psy that will rock your mind!
1. Sheyba - "Ancient Lands"
2. Slinky Wizard - "Lunar Juice (Original Version)"
3. Technossomy - "Pyramid"
4. Slinky Wizard - "Slick Witch (Slink Remix) "
5. Unconscious Collective - "Fluorostani Transcendance"
6. Darshan - "Accelerator"
7. The Green Nuns of the Revolution - "Ring of Fire (Eat Static Remix)"
8. Process - "Internal Horizon"
"It was a machine... the most beautiful thing I've ever seen!"
Sunday, June 29, 2008
ZOMBIE ZOMBIE - "A Land For Renegades" (2008)
I am in love with this album! Seriously. As a fellow horror-based electronic musician, I am always thrilled to death to hear other people who like to cross the two themes without getting all gabber/hardcore.
So supposedly the story with this album is that the sounds and patterns are meant to give give you the same emotional responses that you get from watching a really intense, horrifying movie. And to tell you the truth, that is exactly what it does! Not that this is really scary or dark, mind you! It is really dancey and the vocals are sometimes very catchy and memorable. That's what makes this album so clever!
I highly recommend this to other techno-horror hounds!
1. Driving This Road Until Death Sets You Free
2. I'm Afraid Of What's There
3. A Land For Renegades
5. What's Happening In The City?
6. Before Night Falls
7. Jay Rules
8. Psychic Harmonia 2
9. Texas Rangers
11. When I scream You Scream
"Some creatures play games with you, but you wont see them or hear them..."
LO-FI-FNK - "Boylife" (2006)
This is such a happy, feel good electro-pop album, so I thought I would share it with all of you! Lo-Fi-Fnk hails from Sweden, and their "Boylife" album makes me smile and bob my head every time I hear it!
Really cool and catchy vocals, as well as synthy melodies and riffs!
4. Wake Up
5. System (feat. Maiden)
6. What's On Your Mind?
7. A.D.T. (Act, Don't Talk)
8. Steppin' Out
11. The End
"Steppin' out is hard to do..."
PONI HOAX - "Images Of Sigrid" (2008)
Here's the wonderful 2nd album from France-based electro-rockers, Poni Hoax! This is one heck of an album, with some heart-stopping, chill-inducing monsters (especially 'The Paper Bride'!).
Strap on the saddle and hop on the Poni Hoax!
1. The Paper Bride
2. The Bird Is On Fire
3. Pretty Tall Girls
5. Images Of Sigrid
6. You're Gonna Miss My Love
7. Crash-Pad Driver
8. My Own Private Vietnam
9. The Soundtrack Of Your Fears
11. You Of The Broken Hands
12. All Things Burn
13. Faces In The Water
"There is nothing more to say, we will burn the paper bride today."
Saturday, June 21, 2008
DJ ME DJ YOU - "Simplemachinerock" (1999)
Here's a really cool electronica/trip-hop EP from DJ Me DJ You. It has a neat retro psychedelic feel to it, and some really off the wall sampling. This was released in 1999 on the Emperor Norton label.
DJMDJY is Craig Borell and Ross Harris, and also have a band called The Inner Thumb.
for more info on these guys go here.
2. Take Your Medication
3. Vital Target Area
4. Taste of Scandinavia
5. Robot Probe
"Take one goal of Karate - develop speed and power for the delivery of a focused attack to areas of the body that are the most vulnerable."
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
CHICKS ON SPEED - "Chix-52" EP (2000)
You might have noticed that I have moved both of my B-52's posts to the top of the blog again. Usually this is something I would have done for the simple reason that I am a borderline fanatic, but really I wanted it to tie in nicely with this simply AWESOME single from Chicks On Speed, which just happens to contain 3 really unique and interesting covers of 3 of my very favorite songs by the B's! Although, really, I could say that they are all my favorite...
This is really artsy technopop from Germany that quite often finds its way into my ears! If you like this, you should check out more albums from Chicks On Speed!
1. Give Me Back My Man
3. Song For A Future Generation
4. The Chixmachine
5. The B-52's: Give Me Back My Man
6. The B-52's: Strobelight
7. The B-52's: Song For A Future Generation
"I love computers and hot tamales!"
THE B-52's - "Rare Stuff" (1979 - 1989)
Here's a collection that I got about 7 years ago from a guy named Aaron in Denver who supposedly knows the B's. I only met him once, but he was a really neat guy. I think I might have scared him a little bit, but um... that's a different story... back to the music.
These songs are extremely rare and hard to find. Way more so than the Mesopotamia remixes I posted earlier. The first track is a wonderful version of 52 Girls, sung an octave lower than the version on their first LP. The second track, 'Don't Worry', was originally part of the "Whammy!" album from 1983, and was a cover of a Yoko Ono song. But the Wicked Yoko of the West sued them and made them take it off the album. So it was scrapped and replaced with 'Moon 83', which is an update/remix of their song 'There's A Moon In The Sky (Called The Moon)'.
Then, we have alternate versions (possibly remixes?) of 3 songs from "Mesopotamia". These are excellent versions, and I have absolutely no idea where they came from. Next is a song with the Ramones! A silly one called 'Chop Suey'. Silly good, not silly bad.
Then there's a couple of really neat DJ medlies, and 2 WICKED remixes of tracks from their first album, 'Planet Claire' and 'Rock Lobster'.
**I have no idea who did the remixes on these tracks, with the exception of DJ Soul Slinger's insane Jungle/Drum'n'Bass remix of 'Rock Lobster'. If you have ANY additional information, please contact me, because not only would I like to post it here, but for my own peace of mind as well.
1. 52 Girls (alternate version)
2. Don't Worry
3. Loveland (alternate version)
4. Cake (alternate version)
5. Throw That Beat In The Garbage Can (alternate version)
6. Chop Suey (with the Ramones)
7. Whammy! Mini Medley
8. Cosmic Medley Thing
9. Black Planet (Claire Mix)
10. Rock Lobster (DJ Soul Slinger Remix)
11. Uptown Girl Escapes To The Love Shack
"According to my recipe, you put it on a slow bake."