Wednesday, December 30, 2009

SESSION 44: At Home With Rose

Pretty music for happy times (a.k.a. music for holidays)


Me and Dave are heading off on a short camping holiday in two days and I'm feeling pretty buzzy about it. It's the only time I can truly relax. No distracting domestic duties (I'm not very good at keeping still and doing nought). Just reading, sleeping, eating and drinking (and the occasional perambulation). We go to camping sites with the least facilities - the one we are going to has only drop toilets and no tap water. The logic being, the less the facilities, the less the crowds. We are just crossing our fingers there are no local bogans choosing this spot for their New Year's parties.

So the music this week fits my buoyant mood. Happy. Kinda silly in parts. Kinda whimsical in others.

And don't be put off by the inclusion of Yes and Thin Lizzy. It works for me, okay?! Heh.

Photo is of my family when I was a kid, ready to head off on our summer holiday. I'm the littlest.

Meri Tiitola, 'Lehmikutsu (Calling the Cows)', Folk Voices: Finnish Folk Song Through the Ages, Onedine. [2:35]
Jessica Bailiff, 'beautiful soul', even in silence, Kranky. [9:30]
The Cheap Poet, 'The Pear, The Knife, The Pond', When The Poem Falls and Brakes its Nose, Umor-Rex. [3:50]
Ana da Silva, 'Friend', The Lighthouse, Chicks on Speed. [4:00]
Cloudboy, '(You're So) Pretty', Down At The End Of The Garden, Arclife Records. [4:05]
Windy & Carl, 'Whisper', Drawing of Sound, Icon. [10:41]
Shoeb Ahmad, 'Together, We Will Sleep Under Stars', Mixed Doubles EP, helloSquare Recordings. [3:31]
Tim Hecker, 'Sea of Pulses', An Imaginary Country, Kranky. [4:42]
Animal Collective, 'Visiting Friends', Sung Tongs, FatCat Records. [12:37]
James Yorkston, 'Woozy With Cider (Jon Hopkins Remix)', Sound Concierge #701 Super Romantic (for your moments in love) (Selected and Mixed by Fantastic Plastic), Cutting Edge. [4:16]
The Skygreen Leopards, 'I Fell Asleep In The Sun-Bleached Grass (I'll Just Pass Away)', Windswept Trees & Houses (VA), Jewelled Antler. [2:40]
Joan Of Arc, 'Kissinger's Lament When Some Young Bunny Or Bildeberg Whore Kicks Him Out Of Bed For Snoring (In The Key Of Me)', The Intelligent Design Of Joan Of Arc, Polyvinyl Records. [4:32]
Glissandro 70, 'Voices Are Your Best Friend', See You on the Moon! (VA), Paper Bag Records. [4:15]
Arthur Russell, 'Habit Of You', Love Is Overtaking Me, Audika. [3:14]
Datarock, 'the most beautiful girl', datarock datarock, Young Aspiring Professionals. [3:56]
Amon Tobin, 'Chocolate Lovely', Supermodified, Ninja Tune. [6:04]
Yes, 'Sweetness', Yes, Elektra. [4:36]
Štepán Rak, 'Temptation Of The Renaissance', With The Guitar Around The World. [4:19]
Bongwater, 'Ill Fated Lovers Go Time Tripping', Too Much Sleep, Shimmy Disc. [1:53]
Blectum from Blechdom, 'Love Letter', Haus de Snaus, Tigerbeat6. [1:05]
Garbage and the Flowers, 'Sweet Pea', Runner: A Compilation of NZ Music, Next Best Way. [3:29]
The Shitty Listener, 'We Don't Have To Be In Love', Crying Sweater, Ruralfaune. [1:42]
Damon & Naomi And Ghost, 'The New World', With Ghost, Sub Pop Records. [4:33]
Thin Lizzy, 'Still In Love With You'. [9:29]

Monday, December 21, 2009

SESSION 43: At Home With Rose



It's nearly Christmas and I'm finding it a bit tense - lots to organise. My favourite kind of Christmas is one that is completely laid back and relaxed but I never seem to be able to manage that cos I'm a mother and an organiser and I sometimes wish I wasn't. Well, I don't wish I didn't have my amazing kids, but sometimes I wish I could be the one to kick back and enjoy someone else doing all the shit that is involved with making a nice day for everyone. Anyway, I've formed an escape hatch for Wednesday night with dreamscapes and drones to disappear into for a couple of hours. I hope it can be enjoyed in the same way by others. Escapism Through Music.

Points of interest: new releases from If records - by Dsic and Joined By Wire. Available here. Also M. Pyres EP release, downloadable at Patient Sounds.

Delia Derbyshire & Barry Bermange, 'Track 04', The Dreams, BBC RADIO.
Demarnia Lloyd, 'All Fall Down', Set Upon A Curve, Not on Label.
Diane Cluck, 'Hear From Every Corner', The Golden Apples of the Sun (va), Bastet.
Odd Nosdam w/ Jessica Bailiff, 'Untitled Three', Burner, Anticon.
Claypipe, 'The Math of Random Fractures', Jewelled Antler Library Vol 8: Wayside, Jewelled Antler.
M. Pyres, 'Gravity Deluxe (a grand exit)', & New Past Tense, Patient Sounds.
Eye Baba, 'Damaged Dream Repair', Hand Rolled Oblivion Disc 2, musicyourmindwillloveyou.
Of, 'The Paper Raft', Rocks Will Open, Digitalis.
The Octopus Project + Black Moth Super Rainbow, 'Spiracle', The House of Apples and Eyeballs, Graveface Records.
Molloy And His Bike, 'Oblivious Skies', Oblivion's Fiery Limelight, Dog-eared Records.
Mark Van Hoen, 'Put My Trust in You', Touch 25, Put My Trust In You.
Mogwai, 'Wake Up And Go Berserk', Zidane - A 21st Century Portrait, PIAS/Wall Of Sound.
Dntel, 'Pillowcase', Life Is Full Of Possibilities, Plug Research.
Leafcutter John, 'Mandolin Work', The Housebound Spirit, Planet Mu.
MHFS, 'Track 04', West Auckland Driving Songs, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon.
Neu!, 'Weissensee', Neu!, Germanofon.
Matmos, 'Rag For William S. Burroughs', The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of The Beast, Matador.
Dsic, Track 06, Twig, If Records.
Dsic, Track 07, Twig, If Records.
zort, 'Tornasol', foco lejos, Not on Label
Joined By Wire, untitled, Black Axis 1-4, If Records

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

SESSION 42: At Home With Rose

four hour fucking mixup


I'm running for 4 hours and no playlist. Lots of good shit, that I can tell you.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

SESSION 41: At Home With Rose



Tonight is a 2-hour special of music by Seht. Seht is Stephen Clover. I know Stephen as a friend, but that's not why I'm doing a special of his music. For me, Seht is the music I can listen to no matter what my mood. There are so many levels to Seht. One moment, warm, gentle and organic, the next mechanical, malevolent and dark. But never suddenly. Seht's tracks move seamlessly in a droney haze. Not to say there are not juxtapostions. It's just that dark can sit comfortably next to light. They can seem to be one and the same thing. Tonight I finally found the thread to Seht's music. I found the drone of the machine always sitting somewhere in the outer reaches of the most organic, acoustic track. A pervasive, yet background, hum.

I've sometimes thought of Seht's music as quite filmic and recently saw some films by Kim Pieters with Seht as the soundtrack. Worked beautifully and I found it quite emotionally moving to watch these dark slow images against the dark slow drones. What a match.

I've chosen a good range of tracks although I found it hard stripping some out of my original playlist. The ones I had to trim were the long ones. I could only fit one long track in. I couldn't really do him justice without one long track in my playlist.

Stephen Clover also runs a small label, Palindrone. He is an artist as well a musician. He loves cats. He makes a fine martini.

NOTE: image above is from HRRY cover and is by Stephen himself.

POSTSCRIPT: Check out Boomkat to buy selected Seht albums. Latest album HRRY available as CD and vinyl.

Here's the show:

'Preamble', The Voice of the Taniwha, Last Visible Dog. (1:14)
'Make the Baby Jesus Cry Some More', The Voice of the Taniwha, Last Visible Dog. (6:45)
''We Can Speak Quite Freely ('Evocation Of The Apparition Of Babel' Remix), The Voice of the Tahiwha, Last Visible Dog. (7:36)
'[Epilogue - 13 Seconds Over Aro St.]', The Voice of the Taniwha, Last Visible Dog. (0:13)
'chimnon', dronemusic, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon. (2:41)
'A3. SPFT', HRRY. Digitalis. (8:01)
'B5. JZZA', HRRY, Digitalis. (2:56)
'Sputnik Ii', Sputnik Ii, diagnosis... DON'T! reCoRdings
'phone order', Application Antarctica Download Form, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon. (7:56)
'Communion I: Drinks After Work', Communion Longplayer, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon. (6:01)
'syddo paragone', syddo paragone, Audiobot. (39:42)
'olympus mons', The Green Morning, Digitalis. (15:22)
'Green Faerey', Frannce Compilation CD2: Blanc, Ruralfaune. (6:52)

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

SESSION 40: At Home With Rose

About as dark as I get...


The main thrust of this show is to say YAY! the Evil Ocean CD is out!

Here's what they have to say about their upcoming CD launch (gonna be a Good Time):

"Like primordial beasts rising from the algae-blooming seas, Evil Ocean's self-titiled debut album scuttles uncertainly into existence on ill-formed flipper-like feet, rudimentary limbs that will one day take over the world after having been honed by genetic drift, random mutation and natural selection, processes which will eventually prompt this unfortunate creature to rise on its two hind legs and claim, 'I am the son of God!' and 'I think therefore I am!'-- and other such expressions of wistful hubris."

Launch gigs:

Friday 18th December @ Whammy Bar, Auckland
with Detrytus (WGTN) and Full Fucking Moon (WGTN)

Saturday 19th December @ Mighty Mighty, Wellington
with YACHT (Portland, Oregon)

Otherwise, here's my dark(ish) playlist. I get dark. But I don't get real dark.

Spacedust, 'Devil and the second banana', No kissing in public, Powertool Records. (6:44)
Bowery Electric, 'Long Way Down', Kranky Kompilation, Kranky. (4:11)
Peter Broderick, 'Field Recorder and Postcard Weevil', Ten Duets, Digitalis. (3:04)
Jessamine, '...Or what you mean', Kranky Kompilation, Kranky. (4:34)
CJA, 'Mean Ancient Heavy Industry', Pink Metal, PseudoArcana. (5:01)
Ajilvsga, 'French Revolution', Frannce Compilation CD 2: Blanc, Ruralfaune. (5:47)
Evil Ocean, 'Intro', Evil Ocean, self release. (3:08)
Evil Ocean, '30,000 years', Evil Ocean, self release. (6:55)
Evil Ocean, 'Angel of the Falling Moon', Evil Ocean, self release. (4:37)
Evil Ocean, 'Austrolapithicus Aflorensis', Evil Ocean, self release. (10:10)
Evil Ocean, 'Budgie & Egils', Evil Ocean, self release. (1:06)
Full Fucking Moon, 'Part One: New Zealand', Fantasy/horror, CDR. (5:52)
xochipilli, 'untitled', xochipilli. (2:11)
New Risen Throne, 'Rex Verminorum', Chants for the Cold and Dying Sun, God Is Myth Records. (9:29)
Leaving Earth, 'breathing again', the cosmic abyss EP, Samsa Records. (5:36)
Lustmord, 'Dog Star Descends', The Place Where The Black Stars Hang, Soleilmoon/Side Effects. (6:48)
Boris, 'Huge', Amplifier Worship, Southern Lord. (9:15)
Night shift, 'bab', Untitled CDR. (6:54)
Wings of Vengeance, 'sweet leaf', Miseryguts 3" cdr, Battlecruiser. (1:58)
John Zorn, 'Litany V', Six Litanies For Heliogabalus, Tzadik. (4:31)
Wolf Eyes, 'Black Vomit', Burned Mind, Sub Pop Records. (8:15)