Thursday, 7 October 2010

Hi, How Are You and Thanks For Visiting.

Nothing new happens here any more, it's all over at the NFR Blog, but my guess is you just came from there.

I do have a load of stuff in here that might be interesting to read and some of the mix/compilation links might still be active, so feel free to hunt down the links archive and see what you can find.


Friday, 6 November 2009

Just to quickly say that...

...I am really looking forward to writing up my top 50 albums of the year this year. The process drives me to the edge every time but it's an enjoyable one and this year especially I have heard some seriously inspired, inspiring and mind blowing music so it's a challenge I am inviting on myself more than ever.

Also, this being the coincidence of my 30th year and the close of the first ten years of the 2000's I am tempted to make a little top 10 albums of the decade. I already have strong feelings over five or six records so I am feeling like I want to do it.

This shit writes itself anyway, doesn't it?


Monday, 28 September 2009

Not For Resale Vol. 5 (IMP 49, August 2009)

It's Not For Resale at the Penthouse this week - Thursday. Diaries out. good good. coincidentally, this month's download mix for you in a Brighton based NFR special.

This is your sneak preview teaser trailer of a mix of demo mayhem. There'll be 4 more hours of this and then some later in the week when we hit the Penthouse for an NFR which might also double as an epliogue or addendum to my 30th birthday from Sunday.

It's the 5th installment of the Not For Resale mixes I make for the Project. Usually these are compiled from demos, self- and subterranean label releases we’ve been playing from all over the world; but this one is more special. This is an exclusively Brighton only mix (except the xbx jingles. He’s from the US, but no one in town has made me a mini-jingle yet…hint hint!) –designed to show off the undeniably awesome strength of a music scene that’s full of razor sharp talent, freaks and undiscovered genius. Just in time for Brighton Live too, which is pretty much lacking in a lot of that.

So here you go. Here’s Brighton for you:


Not For Resale Volume 5 (IMP 49, August 2009)



01. Power Up! – NFR Jingle
02. Masks - Fang
03. 129 Die In Jet! - Progression
04. Elks – Four Pale Letters
05. Awesome Wells – I Think I Just Heard The Hens Applauding In The Henhouse
06. Bellows - Troop
07. xbx – Shut Up NFR Jingle
08. Beadle – Chasing The Feedback Monkey
09. Curly Hair – Oh Brother
10. Halogen – Not The Remix
11. Drum Eyes – 50 50 (Live At The Engine Rooms)
12. Nullifier – If Days Corrode
13. Everyone To The Anderson – The Man Who Was Born Inside A Horse
14. Hind Ear - Coconut
15. Lamp – 1 Means 2
16. Esben And The Witch - Corridors
17. xbx – WolfMeat NFR Jingle


Thursday, 10 September 2009

Crawling Lke A Leech

I haven't listened to this kind of buzz for a while then this turned up on The Worried Well.

Along with the music, it's probably the most disturbing video I have ever seen.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Start Beef I

More of these are getting out there. Check yrselves.

Start Beef: ONE

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Summer Winter (IMP 48, July 2009)

July’s IMP mix concludes my Summer Trilogy on the bleakest of notes. Somewhat predictably of me I realise, but it’s a kind of predictable I can live with especially given the premise of the series – the soundtrack to my summer split into 3. The final part is 70 minutes of black metal, ranging from the claustrophobic through the ambient to feral punk, doom, back-yard and downright (read subterranean) dirty. All that and more. 12 individual caustic/beautiful entities to climax this triptych.

Sounds just right for long summer days lazing around the beach right? Yep.

Fuck off.

Summer Winter (IMP 48, July 2009)


01. De Silence Et d'Ombre - From The Dark Unknown Space
02. Carrion Wraith - Vers Une Nouvelle Ère
03. 1349 - Maggot Fetus... Teeth Like Thorns
04. Woe - Alone With Our Failures
05. Weapon - Cacophony! Black Sun Dragon's Tongue!
06. Bone Awl - Make For Yourself A Last Vision
07. Al Namrood - Atba'a Alnamrood
08. Bone Ritual - Attend To The Signs
09. Darkcell - II
10. Urfaust - Unter Töchtern Der Wüste
11. Teitenblood - Infernal Dance Of The Wicked
12. Cobalt – Two Thumbed Fist


Sunday, 2 August 2009

Summer Strings & Skins (IMP 47, June 2009)

June’s mix is part two of my Summer Trilogy and it’s all the guitar based tracks that my summer is revolving around. That’s as far as the concept stretches but it’s still come out as a really involving listen from the patient intro that builds up and bounces on to Wild Beasts right down to the imploding amp firestorm of Mayyors and out into the quivering pulse of Jungle Gym Vaginas; Shifting through scenes and sounds this keeps a certain heat and excited momentum going throughout.

Summer Strings & Skins (IMP 47, June 2009)



01. The Flowers Of Hell – Bluemchen
02. Wild Beasts – The Fun Powder Plot
03. The Maccabees – No Kind Words
04. Oneida – It Was A Wall
05. Atlas Sound & Panda Bear – Walkabout
06. Best Coast – Sun Was High (So Was I)
07. Velvet Davenport – Ocean Summer Time
08. Ilyas Ahmed – Enter A Shadow
09. The Warlocks – Standing Between The Lovers Of Hell
10. The Phantom Band – Folk Song Oblivion
11. Magic Wands – Kiss Me Dead
12. Mayyors – Deads
13 Jungle Gym Vaginas – Wavy Caps Side A