Thursday, 19 March 2009

The Procession

Electric Wizard - The Procession
Rise Above

There is a new one song Electric Wizard release thing! Not sure how else to describe it. It sounds like it was recorded on Spanish radio or something. What it is, is a 500-copy limited pressing on single-sided black vinyl with fold-out cover and A2 poster, released for the Rise Above Records 20th Anniversary Show at London ULU, Saturday December 13th 2008, where it was sold exclusively. That will be why I am a bit slow on the uptaek on this. But new Wizard is always exciting and this is no wait, it is very different! Listen >>>


Monday, 16 March 2009

DJ VS. Band Vs. Blog Action

Me and Fokka Wolfe have been busy blogging and setting up the new NFR blog over here - We have no idea whether anyone will read it, or even how to get anyone to read it. Answers on a postcard if you do know....seriously. I will be focussing all my NFR related stuff on that blog, and using this Black Static for more personal things - well, not personal as such, just less NFR-oriented. I am not sure how well that will work, but I guess I will be putting anything that is more Brighton or demo oriented over on the NFR and anything and everything else here.

So far we've posted up our opening mission statement, March's Penthouse setlist, a bit on Japanese shoegazers Hedgehog and a review of the Everyone To The Anderson gig we DJ'd at on Friday. Things to come will be a bit on Revenge of Shinobi, an Old Mayor preview for Wednesday (so that's coming in a minute!), and if all goes well and according to plan (which is very unlikely considering how quickly all major operations are going with me at present), a new download for you too.


Friday, 13 March 2009

Look at us, we made a BLOG!

Yes, me and Fokka Wolfe have made a Not For Resale blog. Our mission
statement first post is up, plus our first setlist and extra curricular gig details >>>

see you there!


Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Friday mega gig

I am DJing at this on Friday. Bring everyone you know >>>

Everyone To The Anderson are my favourite Brighton band, on record and live. I don't even need to say Brighton, they are one of the bands I enjoy most full stop. There is an intensity and aggressive to them that commands attention, a (barely) controlled sense of chaos and a proclivity to volume that verges on hostile. All wrapped up in a warm and cosy sense of fun.

Elks I have not seen yet so I do not know about them. If Ben is putting them on, I trust they will be worth watching.

P For Persia are great! Psychedelic doom rock, full on volume and dirty low slung good times, telephone vocals and disco keyboard mayhem. Or something like that.

Be there.


Saturday, 7 March 2009

NFR Setlist 5th March, 2009

Another Not For Resale setlist for all who came and stared in wonderment at the speakers wondering what it meant. And another setlist for youze who missed out and can read what you missed out on. No instant link to Fokka Wolfe's set yet, but I'll stick it in place of this sentence when I do.

We are working on an NFR blog as we speak, and I suspect this setlist will be the second post up there - after an introductory/celebratory one, naturally. More news on that as and when.

Here you go, Meatbreak's jamz from the Penthouse. The first hour was pretty stargazey droney and intense - School Of Seven Bells clicked it back into the realms of pop and we hit it up and off, kicking and screaming from there:

Crippled Black Phoenix – Rise Up And Fight (The Resurrectionists, Invada)
Heavy Winged – Wool And Water (Monolith:Earth 12”, Music Fellowship)
Wolves In The Throne Room – Ahrimanic Trance (Black Cascade, Southern Lord)
Kontakte – Motorik (Soundtrack To Lost Road Movies, Drifting Falling)
These Feathers Have Plumes – Quiet Sun, Indian Summer (These Feathers Have Plumes, Period Tapes)
Six Organs Of Admittance - Punish The Chasms With Wings (RTZ, Drag City)
School Of Seven Bells – Iamundernodisguise (Alpinisms, Ghostly International)
Passion Pit – Sleepyhead (Demo)
Minnaars – To Jackals (Minnaars EP, Self-Released)
Turbowolf – Seven Severed Heads (7”, X-Taster)
Lloop – Lei-Tei (60 Hertz, The Agriculture)
Distance – Konkrete (Repucussions, Planet Mu)
Yeah Yeah Yea’s – Zer (It’s Blitz, Interscope)
Mayyors – Airplanes (Megan’s LOLZ 7“, Self-Released)
Everyone To The Anderson – Harpoon Flesh Wound (Doodlebug, Toy Soldier)
Action Beat – Dinosaur (The Noise Band From Bletchley, Southern)
Cotti – The Search (12”, Soul Jazz)
Apollo Sunshine – Brotherhood Of Death (Shall Noise Upon, Headless Heroes)
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – This Love Is Fucking Right (The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Slumberland)
Turbowolf – Read And Write (7”, X-Taster)
Crippled Black Phoenix – Rise Up And Fight (The Resurrectionists, Invada)
Quttinrpaqq – The Sea And The Birdman (Dragged Through The Streets, Blackest Rainbow)
Ty Segal – Watching You (Ty Segal, Castle Face)
Blank Dogs – Spinning (The Fields, Woodsist)
Lotus Plaza – Different Mirrors (The Floodlight Collective, Kranky)
Wormsblood – Inheritor (In The Stars, Skulls Of Heaven)
Emeralds – Living Room (What Happened, No Fun Productions)
Alva Noto – Xerrox Phaser Acat 1 (Xerroxx Vol II, Raster Norton)