Music For Listeners 03/28/2009
1) The Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the CD 'Anthology'.
2) Charlie Parr-"Warmin' By the Devil's Fire" From the CD 'Roustabout'.
3) Super Furry Animals-"Inaugural Trams" From the forthcoming CD 'Dark Days/Light Years'.
4) Art Brut-"Alcoholics Unanimous" From the forthcoming CD 'Art Brut Vs. Satan'.
5) Sergeant-"Swiftly Does It" From the vinyl 7" single for "Swiftly Does It".
6) The Grates-"Worldwind" From the CD 'Burn Bridges E.P.'.
7) Let's Wrestle-"I'm in Love with Destruction" From the brand new Stolen Recordings SXSW 2009 sampler.
8) The Answering Machine-"O Christina" From the forthcoming CD 'Another City, Another Sorry'.
9) White Lies-"Farewell To The Fairground" From the vinyl 7" single for "Farewell To The Fairground".
10) A Classic Education-"Rest" From the vinyl 7" single for "Best Regards".
11) International Waters-"Salt and Sea" From the promo CD single for "Salt and Sea".
12) Will Paterson-"Made Without You" Track given to us by the artist.
13) Voxtrot-"Trepanation Party" From the brand new download single for "Trepanation Party".
14) Bill Callahan-"Eid Ma Clack Shaw" From the forthcoming CD 'Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle'.
15) Goldfrapp-"Happiness (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-Animation)" From the brand new CD compilaion 'Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve's "Re-Animations Vol. 1'.
16) Badly Drawn Boy-"Promises (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-Animation)" From the brand new CD compilaion 'Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve's "Re-Animations Vol. 1'.
17) The Phenomenal Handclap Band-"15 to 20" From the forthcoming vinyl 7" single for "15 to 20".
18) The Boy Least Likely To-"Saddle Up" From the brand new CD 'The Law of the Playground'.
19) Camera Obscura-"French Navy" From the brand new CD 'My Maudlin Career'.
20) Teenage Fanclub-"Everything Flows" From the brand new re-released edition of 'A Catholic Education'.
21) Magic Kids-"Hey Boy" From our friends at RCRD LBL.
22) Springfield Riots-"Bells & Chimes" Track given to us by the band.
23) Micadelia-"Free Ride" From the CD 'Free Ride'.
24) Rainbow Arabia-"Omar K" From the CD 'Tour E.P.'.
25) Grand Duchy-"Lovesick" From the forthcoming CD 'Petits Fours'.
26) The Fireman-"Two Magpies" From the CD 'Electric Arguments'.
27) Mumford and Sons-"The Cave" From the vinyl 10" single for "The Cave".
28) The Late Cord-"The Late Cord" From the CD 'Lights from the Wheelhouse'.
29) Paul Weller and Graham Coxon-"Black River" From the vinyl 7" single for "This Old Town".
30) "The Mid-Morning Recording" Material-'Hallucination Engine'
I've wanted to play this CD for years as a "Mid-Morning Recording", but the William S. Burroughs track has some language not suitable for FM broadcast. That is the only reason, this one hasn’t been played. Unfortunately, we thought it best to censor him in order to play this album. (However, we did let it flow unedited on the web stream version.) This album is certainly an Ambient-Dub classic. There is a little bit of everything in this one: Jazz, Indian music, Dub, Groove, Disco, layers of atmosphere underlying the tracks, and most importantly, Bill Laswell. Laswell, who was the producer and mixer for the famed Herbie Hancock track "Rock It" brought to the table this mix of so many musical styles and genres. Much like the title of the album implies, this album is trippy and can sometimes be quite scary. However more often than not, the listener is transported into another realm that relaxes the mind, body, and soul. I have some words of advice for all reading that got into Enigma way too much - While the masses were gaga over that band, this CD was in my player, and honestly it's ten times better than anything Enigma ever mixed together. This album is full of seasoned musicians, who decided to join together and journey into ambient paths opened up by Brian Eno, The Orb, and The KLF, to name a few. Please go find and listen to this album; it's one of the most celebrated, but also overlooked albums of all-time. "Beware of whores who say that don't want money. The hell they don't, what they mean is that they want more money, much more." - William S. Burroughs
31) James-"Sayonara" From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.