terça-feira, 29 de março de 2011
Special One with Sunshower Orphans
Love Kills Slowly by Teenage Sin Taste
segunda-feira, 28 de março de 2011
"Rock Back for Japan" - Disaster Relief Fund compilation series update!
Rock Back for Japan Vol. 1 01. Purple Bloom- kisses bloomed 02. Apple Orchard- Half steps towards bright skies 03. SPC ECO- Silo Too High 04. Tahaki Miyaki- Somethin is better than nothing 05. Insect Guide- 06. Black Swan Lane- Age end 07. Un.Real- Angel 75 08. Spotlight Kid- All is real 09. Tally Ho!- Rainbow 10. Counterfeit i- Atlantis 11. Panophonic- Disappear into the night 12. Spell 336- Silence 13. Orangenoise- Trust 14. The DeFog- A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing Rock Back for Japan Vol. 2 01. Stellarium- Chocolate & Strawberry 02. Absence of Ocean- Open Heart (Open Fire) 03. Hemming- Swinging at Ghosts 04. Slowness- Slowboat 05. Dead Leaf Echo- Baby Eyes 06. The Ludvico Treatment- Enter secondary character 07. Wavvement- The Girl in the Denim Vest 08. Anthing After- Disconnected 09. The Bavarian Druglords- WorldofSound 10. Ten Pound Troy- Unchained 11. Boy Party- July 12. Pilot Cloud- Meridian 13. Short to the Ground- No Time 14. This Scarlet Mourning- Shine
Rock Back for Japan Vol. 3 01.Ceremony- Control 02.Golden Gardens- The High Priestess 2 03.Bosques- Dorstein Rejse 04.Oblisk- Around the sound 05.Stone Darling- All I wanna Do 06.Resplandor- Twilight 07.Ludwyg- Phantom 08.Dirty Pulp Theatre- Excessive Noise 09. Hope- Wolfredt 10.After Sun- Walking Through This Door Again 11.Wavefield- Automatic Electronic Machines 12.Neorev-The Stars Above Us 13.Jesus Deluxe- No Middle Ground 14.Sway-Thirty Seven Miles Beside the Ocean
Rock Back for Japan Vol. 4 01.Plumerai- Empty Graves 02.Leaving Richmod- Your personal infinity 03.Jazzblaster- Dream 04.93millionmilesfromthesun-Sorrow Song 05.Anne- Perfect teeth 06.The Psychocandies- High Love 07.Periscope- Freak Beat 08.Music For Headphones- Life inside a parka 09.Anji Cheung-Vessel of the Earth 10.Last Remaining Pinnacles- Students of V.U. 11.Phantom Vibrations- Burlington 12.Bloody Knives- Let me out 13.The Sunshine Factory- Sugar Sister 14. Chatham Rise- Air Feat (Featuring EJ Hagen) Rock Back for Japan Vol. 5 01.Screen Vinyl Image- Too much speed 02.Tone Rodent- These Blues 03.Deep Cut- Decision 04.The Tweeds- Christmas Time 05.Victorie & Hyde- Fire we were 06.Presents for Sally- Three 07. SER.ES- Satélite 08. The Hope Slide- The Survivor 09. The High Violets- The Orchard 10.Whirl- Leave 11. FRACTAL - Niña Flor 12.Westkust- Falling through the floor 13.The Telewire- Silence 14. Stellarscope- You always know
Rock Back for Japan Vol. 6 (Still waiting on some tracks) 01.The Lost Patrol- Justine 02.Niels Nielson- Step Aside! 03.Isabela Music Club- What were you thinking? 04.Thrushes- Crystals 05.Elika- Seam 06.Patrik Torsson- Summary 07.The Second Floor- More science than soul 08.Mechanism for People- The taste of a sweet life 09.Starry Saints- The Long Fade 10.Her Vanished Grace- Blue 11.Ill-iteracy- Inside ya mind 12.C’est la Mort- Paper Ships 13.One Unique Signal- Bishops (what does it mean) Please support this cause!www.patetico-recordings.com
quarta-feira, 23 de março de 2011
Club AC30, Because Why The Fuck Not - An Interview with Robin Allport
O mentor de toda essa sensacional tematica chama-se Robin Allport, grande personalidade e grande amigo, que concede ao TBTCI uma exclusiva entrevista recheada de historias e dissecando o porque Club AC30, Because Why The Fuck Not.
***** Interview with Robin Allport (Club AC30) *****
Q. When did Club AC30 start?
A. Club AC30 was born out of frustration with the London live music scene in April 2004.
Q. Do you consider that Club AC30 is a shoegazer oriented label?What´s the context behind it.....
A. It's just about whatever music we happen to like. We just so happen to like a lot of shoegaze style music!
Q. About the gig´s....some classic ones like Chapterhouse, Primitives, Cranes, Swervedriver made part of it.......tell us about this celebrations parties..
A. This has mainly been me trying to do shows for bands that I loved when I was growing up in the late 80s / early 90s. Connecting with these bands, and working with them for AC30 has been a real pleasure. Hopefully the people that attended the shows think so too.
Q. Who are your influences/heroes?
A. Mainly music that I grew up with - so stuff my parents listened to (Bread, The Beatles, The Kinks etc), and then stuff my brother listened to and worked on for his label Cheree and Che Records (The Telescopes, Disco Inferno, Bark Psychosis etc).
Q. What´s your opinion about the classic shoegazer era?
A. I was between 16 and 19 years old when that all kicked off, and at that age when I got into something I *really* got into something. So it was a bit of an obsession for me.
I worshipped The Telescopes, and then grew to love most of the bands that they played with (all the Creation lot, The Belltower, Revolver, Moose, Chapterhouse etc).
Q. What´s your opinion about the new shoegazer era ?
A. It's taken a while for it to really kick in, but now there's so many new bands in the genre that I can't keep up. It really takes something to be incredibly good to stand out from the crowd now.
Q. Made a list of your top five records from all time?
A. 1. Bark Psychosis - Hex
2. Talk Talk - The Colour Of Spring
3. Swervedriver - Mescal Head
4. Disco Inferno - In Debt
5. New Order - Technique
Q. Tell us about forthcoming stuff from Club AC30...
Ringo Deathstarr are back in the studio recording an EP.
Exit Calm are busily writing their second album, and will be recording it very soon.
Deep Cut have finished their second album (it's superb), and that'll be out in the summer.
Air Formation are just finishing writing their next album, they'll be going in the studio in the summer.
Daniel Land & The Modern Painters are also starting to record their second album too.
Q. What´s your favourite Club AC30 realese?
A. 57 Octaves Below by Air Formation. It's the perfect EP.
Q. Any parting words...
A. Buying a record really makes a difference. Even if it's just a 7" single. Even if it's just one MP3 on iTunes. If you like labels like AC30, and you like the artists on our labels, please buy something - it helps more than you think!
Power, Corruption and Lies with Screen Vinyl Image
Para melhor exemplificar a grandiosidade das duas canções, nada mais nada menos do o proprio Jake, aproveitem.
Too Much Speed
This song is partially inspired by this great movie called Two Lane Blacktop and also came about during a really shitty period of time we were going through. You know, just a lot of bad stuff kept happening to us and we ended up watching this movie for the first time and it all sort of clicked to have a song loosely about both things.
This song is kind of a lot of different things put together. The title comes from this really cool cult movie They Live, but the lyrics are actually inspired by a number of different things we were reading and listening to at the time. The noisy ending was Kim's idea as a way to pay homage to the mighty Ciccone Youth which we had gotten back into over the summer.
A Kiss in the Dreamhouse with Evi Vine - An Interview
Aproveitando o lançamento do album, o TBTCI atraves do grande amigo Matt Wyatt ex Club AC30 e atual White Label Music, viabilizou uma entrevista especialissima com a já musa Evi Vine, só posso dizer obrigado Matt e meus amigos deleitem-se.
A. Musical early memories are more visual, The Cure, Siouxsie Soux...i loved the idea that there was this subculture living in the shadows creating all this great sounding music.
Q. What’s your best remembrance about Eden House?
A. I had an existing relationship with jungle records through Bob White from the band 'NFD', i was contacted midway recording an album with Peter Yates when Tony Petit called me...it seemed like a wonderful opportunity and one not to miss - performing live with Amandeen was an amazing experience.
Q. What´s your personal influences?
A. We all came from very different backgrounds and I have actually been writing and performing for nearly 10 years so i think we brought alot of experience to each other...into the melting pot collectively
Q. How you describe your sounds?
A. The premier EP Human Remains from 2006 felt very raw and sorrowful with no way out, suffocating but it felt like there had been a shift somehow and working with Steven, producing the music together felt more like sunshine and change suddenly - as opposed to suffocating.
Q How was the experience to work with great names of music like Dave Allen, Stephen Street for example?
A. Dave Allen worked with the Cure who are one of our favourite bands so it was an amazing experience, full of wise tales…then he painted our lightbulbs purple…. Stephen Street equally amazing in a totally different manner, again have to appreciated the bands these guys have worked with….I was lucky of the chance.
Q. How was the process to recording the debut album?
A. As always the recording process was amazing i cant fault it - it was a major learning experience for us both but we enjoyed every minute including production which we have never done before, not on this level. we got stung on the mixing however and lost too much money and too much time...you know who you are. after that we decided to go alone and mix the record ourselves as we own this music and felt like we knew how it should be.
Q. About gig´s, what´s the feeling to playing alive...
A. I kind of close myself and just focus on my guitar and my hands..the silence...what i have to do as well as make sure the band are happy, with steven playing electirc/sonic guitars and sometimes drums, ruban bass plays bass, al richardson on drums, hannah gillett, ben roberts on Cello and i will be on vocals and guitar...
Q. Made a list of your top 5 albuns of all time...
A. Fields of the Nephilim - Elizium
PJ Harve - Dry
NIN - Downwars Spiral
Arvo Part - Speguil
Sisters of Mercy - First And Last And Always
Q. Which new bands do you recommend? A. Warpaint are amazing, Bon Iver set the scene for beautiful home recordings again, Noah and the whale, Laura Marling…anything new by Massive attack and Mogwai…
Q. About the future, what are your plans?
A. The next record!
Q. Any parting words...
A. Thank you so much
Thanks Evi, thanks Steve and thanks Matt....
segunda-feira, 21 de março de 2011
Degausser by Between The Cities Are Stars
Maiores detalhes, peguem diretamente com a fonte, Mr. Kyle nos direciona ao caótico mundo do BTCAS.
"Well How do I start this one???? These songs are the hardest yet simplest to define. Heather and I wanted to record some new riffs we had been working on. We thought of them while jamming alone in the studio, oddly enough, the four songs ended up sounding as if it was done by one person. Heather wrote Kiss and Crystals Not Clear, and I did Tabitha and Drown. It was recorded here at our house during the late night hours and nights off.
Once basic structures were formed, we began to merge vocals with fuzzed out distortion and noise. With the help of a drum machine, Heather and I decided to take to the old Dr 202 for some rhythm to make tracks to. I've always been a really big fan of underground punk, hardcore, and metal bands that don't use lots of tracking techniques and keep it very minimal. It got kind of hard with just the two of us so we played the songs for months before we recorded.
We started recording in late November and spent about 2 weeks tracking. Heather and I both work, so like most people, we had to make time rather than find it, which can actually be the hardest part. Trying to balance going to work and then putting you're self on a timeline to get a creative project done can be a difficult task. In this day in age, that is a full time job. I have a lot of respect for people that do it. We don't want the bill collectors calling us so music tends to be more of a reward for us. A way for us to make sense of life and enjoy the things that naturally feel right and its the only thing I've liked to do since I was 11, so its all I know and its something I can't quit.. I've tried.
We are both very DIY when it comes to making and creating music, the EP was done using basics. BASICS, BASICS, BASICS!! We used under 10 tracks and just had a lot of fun with the whole process. Spending time mixing. With as little production as possible to keep that old feel. Not leaning on one direction but making a concoction of sounds and ideas. Neither of us have conquered the art of mastering and after looking around awhile, we found Kramer. He also had worked with Bloody Knives which is how he first caught my attention, cause I love their sound. So we sent the mixed songs out to Kramer for mastering, who is just amazingly AWESOME! He took the songs and created a better flow and sense of completeness.
Preston with Bloody Knives was nice enough to put out our record for free on Kill Red Rocket, which worked out great since we did "Decadence" with them featuring Bloody Knives, Stellarium, Was She A Vampire, and Suicide Party. Plus, as music fans, we can also appreciate a free Ep or compilation from time to time. All in all, Degausser came out of more of a need to play music and enjoying the process.
Thanks again Renato!!!! You are a great friend with a rad blog!!
quinta-feira, 17 de março de 2011
Eurotrain by Ceremony
Ceremony European Tour Dates:
April 8th King Kong Club-Berlin, Germany
April 9th Gruner Jager-Hamberg, Germany
April 11th Koln, Germany
April 12th Exhaus-Trier, Germany
April 13th Sonnenkeller-Balingen, Baden-Wurt Germany
April 14th Zwolfzehn-Stuttgart, Germany
April 15th Kranhalle-Munich, Germany
April 16th Deposito Giordani-Pordenone, Italy
Dave A. da Custom Made Music autorizou o TBTCI a deixa Not Tonight disponivel para a satisfação de todos.
quarta-feira, 16 de março de 2011
Losing Touch With the Mind with Two Step Horror - An Interview
***** Interview with Two Step Horror *****
1. When did the band start?
A. It started out in November 2008 shortly after we got together. Our musical tastes fit together like a fisted glove and we kind of just started spending evenings churning out some tunes. That’s how Two Step Horror started.
2. What are the bands influences?
A. Sixties music, shoegaze, Kraut, psychedelic rock. We share a passion for bands like The Cramps, BJM, Suicide, Neu!, Düsseldorf, Kraftwerk, Broadcast, Alan Vega, July, The Spacemen 3, Link Wray & All of the Vebeth organization.
3. Tell us about the Two Step Horror gigs, how is it?
A. Limited to our studio as we focus not so heavily on performing as to creating good music. I guess you could say TSH is more of a music project than a band. Also there's a very limited crowd here who likes or care about what we are doing. but hopefully in the spring we may have a show or two and they will of course be dark, smokey and astounding.
4. Tell us about the process of recording the album.
A. Well it's really just a matter of sitting down with a bottle of red wine and try to be honest.
We try to say something about our life and hopefully that will speak to someone and their life.
5. Describe Two Step Horror sounds
A. Like a mogodon fulled skiffle ache, straight outta twin peaks, like an hypnotic bullet... a bullet of quietly bewitching, creepy loveliness...or lovely creepiness. Or that's what one guy said.
6. Made a list of your personal top five records for all time.
A. Spectrum - Sonic Boom
Singapore Sling - Life is Killing my Rock 'n' Roll
Broadcast - The Noise Made by People
Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gate's of Dawn
Neu! - Neu!
7. Which bands would you like to do a cover version of?
A. Evil Madness, the one and only.
8. Which new bands would you recommend?
A. Death and Vanilla, The Go-Go Darkness, The Third Sound, The Dead Skeletons, Blanket of Death & The Dandelion Seeds.
9. What are your plans for the future?
A. Keep making music and art, it's the only possible way.
It would be really cool if we could have a Vebeth night at some point.
Vebeth is a kind of collaborate between like-minded people including The Meek,
DJ- Musician & The Go-Go Darkness to name a few.
That would be a night to remember.
10. Any parting words?
A. Just above all things try to be honest and the rest will come easy.
Two Step Horror - King Bee
segunda-feira, 14 de março de 2011
Interstellar Overdrive with Last Remaining Pinnacle
Vamos ao que interessa, e simplesmente uma exclusividade daquelas de tirar o folego, uma paulada nos ouvidos sem haver tempo para respirar, diretamente do bacanerrimo Custom Made Music, lar de bandas como Ceremony, SVI, The Sky Drops, Stellarium dentre outras aqui apresento com total satisfação o fantastico 7´´ Split contendo o colossal Last Remaining Pinnacle e o não menos denso Pan Galactic Straw Boss, essa preciosidade intitulado Last Remaining Pinnacle é um projeto do dono da gravadora Dave A. e sua esposa Chrischa, um mix entorpecente e caótico tendo suas diretrizes calcadas no minimalismo do kraut condensando-se com doses insanas e cavalares de Velvet Underground, Spacemen 3 e Piper Gates of Dawn leia-se Syd Barret, e a canção que abre esse 7´´ é exatamente isso e muito mais Students of the V.U. é um assombrosso e destruidor cruzamento entre Revolution do Spacemen 3, Interstellar Overdrive do Pink Floyd e Hallogallo do Neu! ou algo proximo disso, simplesmente essencial, caotica e viciante. O ouro lado do disquinho vem Pan Galactic Straw Boss e a hipnotica Sleepless, prepara-se porque a viagem contida em seus poucos mais de 6 minutos estende-se da mente para a alma e da alma para o universo.
Só um conselho, anote muito bem esses dois nomes e não perca os proximos passos dessas pequenas perolas do underground da Virginia.
Last Remaining Pinnacle - Students of the V.U.