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October 31, 2011

Orphx - Radiotherapy LP review

It was less than a minute into first playing Orphx's Radiotherapy full-length in one of my living spaces when it seemed that something in my home was now emitting a low drone with a slight buzzing or humming.    Realizing after nearly a minute that it was, in fact, the opening track, I continued on with my life and listening curiously.    Radiotherapy follows an oddly hypnotic path of Orbital riding a train through Kraftwerkia, but manages to travel this route with capable production and arrangements.    This recurring quality creates a tension not unlike Daft Punk's ability on their soundtrack for the film 'Hanna'.    A worthy progression from this Canadian group developing their sound for over 10 years now.

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Song: Lost Again
Album: Radiotherapy
Group: Orphx
Year: 2011


Song: Contamination
Album: Radiotherapy
Group: Orphx
Year: 2011


Song: Tensile
Album: Radiotherapy
Group: Orphx
Year: 2011


Song: 1200 μRH
Album: Radiotherapy
Group: Orphx
Year: 2011

October 30, 2011

Pure Radio Cosplay
...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead
Top Tracks of 2011

The mind-blasting 'Pure Radio Cosplay' by Austin's hidden treasure ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead.

Click here for the full review of 'Tao of Dead' by ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead

Track: Pure Radio Cosplay
Album: Tao of Dead
Band: ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead
Year: 2011



Drum Lesson by Nate Brown from ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead

October 27, 2011

Give Away Your Heart by The Unthanks from Last LP
Top Tracks of 2011

A gorgeously sad song and absolutely one of the best tracks of 2011 from UK folk band The Unthanks from their album 'Last'.

Track: Give Away Your Heart
Band: The Unthanks
Album: Last
Year: 2011

October 26, 2011

Candil de la Calle by Apparat from Devil's Walk
Top Tracks 2011

'Candil de la Calle' is an excellent introduction to Apparat's majestic 2011 LP The Devil's Walk. Click here for full review of The Devil's Walk album.

Track: Candil de la Calle
Artist: Apparat
LP: Devil's Walk
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Renegades of Jazz-Hip to the Jive review

A steamroller of samples taken from riffs, fills and basslines from classic big band jazz and then refitted with modern beats, Hip to the Jive from Renegades of Jazz draw comparisons to Dining Rooms, Nicola Conte, Bobby Hughes Combination, and relatively unknown Dining Rooms off-shoot Double Beat.    Tracks to build a nice EP starter set from the Renegades of Jazz LP would be the title track Hip to the Jive, Blow Your Horn and Karabine.

Renegades of Jazz - Hip to the Jive
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Hip To The Jive by Renegades Of Jazz

Renegades of Jazz - Remixes 2011
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Remixes 2011 by Renegades Of Jazz

Renegades of Jazz - Stereotactics Mixes
Stereotactics Mixes by Renegades Of Jazz

October 25, 2011

Six Finger Satellite Severe Exposure Review

Once upon a time, there were these guys from Rhode Island who kept their day jobs and balanced touring with their vacation time from work.    They called themselves Six Finger Satellite.    6FS released the brilliant mess of Pigeon is the Most Popular Bird and then released their opus Severe Exposure in 1995.    This music had a violently captivating flavour like forgetting your earplugs at the best and loudest concert you've every experienced and not fashioning a pair out of squished up napkins.    And, once upon a time, Beavis and Butthead included the Parlour Games video on their show.    My ears still ring from Severe Exposure many, many years later.

Six Finger Satellite - Simian Fever (from Severe Exposure LP)
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Six Finger Satellite - Parlour Games (Severe Exposure LP)


Six Finger Satellite - Simian Fever (Severe Exposure LP)




Six Finger Satellite - Severe Exposure track list

Tracklist:
1. Bad Comrade
2. Parlour Games
3. White Queen to Black Knight
4. Pulling a Train
5. Simian Fever
6. Cock Fight
7. Dark Companion
8. Where Humans Go
9. Rabies (Baby's got the)
10. Board the Bus

October 21, 2011

Second Chance by Junior Boys from It's All True LP
Top Tracks of 2011

Canada's Junior Boys build a trippy classic with 'Second Chance' on their It's All True full-length.
Click here for full review of their It's All True album and some FREE Downloads.

Second Chance by Junior Boys from It's All True EP


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Album Review:
Chris Isaak - Beyond the Sun

Respected crooner Chris Isaak pays homage to historic 1950s and 1960s Americana on his latest LP 'Beyond the Sun' with an impeccable collection of tracks including Ring of Fire, I Walk the Line, Great Balls of Fire, and many other recognizable moments in rock history plus a couple of Isaak originals that fit right in.    The deluxe version of the album is an additional 11 tracks that will assuredly boost Isaak's sales numbers, which also may increase your enjoyment of the album with My Baby Left Me, Pretty Woman, and I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry.    Mr. Isaak's gifted delivery paired with his respect for this classic source material left by Presley, Orbison, Cash, Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis is a treat to witness.

Chris Isaak - It's Now or Never (Live at Sydney Apple Store 7th October 2011)


Chris Isaak - Can't Help Falling in Love (Live at Sydney Apple Store 7th October 2011)


Chris Isaak - Beyond the Sun Samples by ChrisIsaak




Beyond The Sun (Standard) tracklist
1. Ring of Fire
2. Trying To Get To You
3. I Forgot To Remember To Forget
4. Great Balls of Fire
5. Can’t Help Falling In Love
6. Dixie Fried
7. How’s The World Treating You
8. It’s Now or Never
9. Miss Pearl
10. Live It Up
11. I Walk The Line
12. So Long I’m Gone
13. She’s Not You
14. My Happiness

Beyond The Sun (Deluxe Edition) tracklist
1. My Baby Left Me
2. Oh, Pretty Woman
3. Doin’ The Best I Can
4. Your True Love
5. Crazy Arms
6. Lovely Loretta
7. Everybody’s In The Mood
8. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry
9. Love Me
10. Doncha’ Think It’s Time
11. That Lucky Old Sun

You Was Me by Jonny from self-titled LP
Top Tracks of 2011

Jonny's self-titled LP has several sweet spots and 'You Was Me' is a highlight.
Click here for full review of Jonny's 2011 album.

Jonny - You Was Me (Jonny LP)


Jonny - You Was Me (Jonny LP)
Jonny - You Was Me (Marc Riley) by terjely

October 19, 2011

October 18, 2011

Catacombs by Cold Cave from Cherish the Light Years
Top Tracks of 2011-

Cold Cave's mediocre 2011 release Cherish the Light Years that has a great moment in 'Catacombs'.
Click here for full review of Cherish the Light Years.
Catacombs by Cold Cave from Cherish the Light Years LP


Catacombs by Cold Cave from Cherish the Light Years LP
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Do It Yourself by Eddie C from Parts Unknown LP-Top Tracks of 2011-

Absolutely stunning dance-floor or kitchen-floor funk from new Canadian discovery Eddie C with Do It Yourself.
Click here for full review of Eddie C's Parts Unknown album.

Eddie C - 'Do It Yourself' from Parts Unknown album


Eddie C - Do It Yourself from Parks Unknown album
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Eddie C-Do It Yourself by Radio Cosmos

Album Review:
Jane's Addiction - The Great Escape Artist

Rock and roll was beginning to bore me with its lack of growth until Jane's Addiction brought forth some evolutions for this hard-working style of music on their 2011 LP The Great Escape Artist.    Having enjoyed a few of Perry Farrell's creative tangents after the passing of Jane's Addiction of the 90s, including Porno for Pyros and his vocal work for Thievery Corporation, Jane's newest takes some pages from the now collapsed recipe book of Catherine Wheel, Plexi and Interpol.    On the 10 track non-deluxe album, which is the one you should consider, the album propels itself in many directions with plenty of layers of Dave Navarro's guitar work, some diverse songwriting and distinct Ferrell vocals.    I'm glad that rock is still evolving.

TRACK 2 = Jane's Addiction - End to the Lies from The Great Escape Artist LP


TRACK 4 = Jane's Addiction - Irresistable Force (Met the Immovable Object) from The Great Escape Artist LP
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Jane's Addiction "Irresistible Force" by GrillMarketing

TRACK 7 = Jane's Addiction - Ultimate Reason from The Great Escape Artist LP


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Suplex- Porno for Pyros Pets RMX by Alex Suplex



Jane's Addiction - The Great Escape Artist Tracklist

01. Underground
02. End To The Lies
03. Curiosity Kills
04. Irresistible Force (Met The Immovable Object)
05. I’ll Hit You Back
06. Twisted Tales
07. Ultimate Reason
08. Splash A Little Water On It
09. Broken People
10. Words Right Out Of My Mouth

October 17, 2011

Top Tracks of 2011-I Wanna Go by Britney Spears from Femme Fatale LP


Britney Spears' 'I Wanna Go' from her partially satisfying 2011 release Femme Fatale.    Click here for full review of the album.

Britney Spears - I Wanna Go (Femme Fatale LP)


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Britney Spears - I Wanna Go (Johnny Labs Remix Edit) [without dubstep] by JohnnyLabs

FREE Download of Britney Spears - I Wanna Go - Soul Voxxy Dub Remix
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Britney Spears - I Wanna Go - Soul Voxxy Dub Remix by SOUL VOXXY

FREE Download of Britney Spears - I Wanna Go (The Rockstars Dubstep Remix)
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Britney Spears - I Wanna Go (The Rockstars Dubstep Remix) by THE ROCKSTARS

Latest tracks by Britney Spears

Top Tracks of 2011-Go Out and Get it by The Black Lips from Arabia Mountain LP

Party surf-punk fun with The Black Lips 'Go Out and Get It' from their quite excellent Arabia Mountain album.



The Black Lips - Go Out and Get It (from Arabia Mountain)
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The Black Lips - Go Out and Get It (from Arabia Mountain)

October 15, 2011

Top Tracks of 2011-Before by Washed Out from Within and Without LP

'Before', an 80s pop lullaby with a 21st century sheen from the LP 'Within and Without' by Washed Out.

Washed Out - Before (from Within and Without LP)


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October 14, 2011

Album Review:
Sonoio - Red

On the 2011 LP Red by Sonoio, the listener will find an edgy mix of Moby, early 90s Nine Inch Nails, with a little bit of Witching Hour era Ladytron.    The inclusion of well-known pop culture in 'Scientist' that, "These are not the droids you're looking for," is just plain science fiction fun.    Most of Sonoio's song progression seems true to anxious early NIN, but there are a few welcome inconsistencies.    Sonoio joined Ladytron for much of their 2011 tour.



FREE Downloads from tour sampler, including Ladytron remix and selections from BLUE and RED



SONOIO - Scientist


SONOIO - Enough


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SONOIO - Houdini [Big Black Delta Remix] by TJ.Zawsum

FREE Download of SONOIO - Just Me (Teddy Ruxpin Remix)
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SONOIO - Just Me (Teddy Ruxpin Remix) by TeddyRuxpin

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SONOiO - Not Worth Remembering - Richard Devine-Remix by RichardDevine

Top Tracks of 2011-Enough by Sonoio from Red LP

One of the best tracks you've never heard from Sonoio is a mix of Nine Inch Nails and Witching Hour era Ladytron.


Sonoio - Enough


Sonoio - Enough (Demo)
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Sonoio - Enough 200 wip1 (demo) by EdgardLynch

October 13, 2011

Top Tracks of 2011-Corinne by Metronomy from The English Riviera LP

Thanks to the evolution of 80s Brit-pop, we have Metronomy's LP The English Riviera that includes the mesmerizing 'Corinne'.

Top Tracks of 2011-Ready To Go Steady by The Go! Team from Rolling Blackouts LP

A simply clever track from The Go! Team's Rolling Blackouts that recalls some historic pop.
The Go! Team - Ready to Go Steady by thegoteam

Top Tracks of 2011-Henry Don't Got Love by Le Butcherettes from Sin Sin Sin LP

Sloppy fun from Mexico's Le Butcherettes on 'Henry Don't Got Love' from their Sin Sin Sin album.
Le Butcherettes - Henry Don't Got Love by INgroovesmarketing

Top Tracks of 2011-Alice by Johan Agebjörn from Casablanca Nights LP

Purposeful English lyrics that recall ABBA with 21st century production.    Replete with Swedes.
Johan Agebjörn & Le Prix feat. Fred Ventura & Sally Shapiro - Alice by Johan Agebjörn

October 12, 2011

Top Tracks of 2011-Black Water by Timber Timbre from Creep On Creepin' On LP

The smoky rock of the Great White North's Timbre Timber on 'Black Water' from their Creep On Creepin' On LP.
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Timber Timbre - Black Water by Arts & Crafts

Top Tracks of 2011-Le Big Bob by Mason

Mason tear up the floorboards on this fantastic little oddity.
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Mason - Le Big Bob by Mason

Top Tracks of 2011-Bigger Than Us by White Lies from Ritual LP

The UK's White Lies' stadium pop from their 'Ritual' album.
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White Lies - 'Bigger Than Us' by plus one

Top Tracks of 2011-Que Veux-Tu by YELLE on Safari Disco Club LP

France's fun factory Yelle with 'Que Veux-Tu' off of their Safari Disco Club LP.
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Que veux-tu by YELLE

Top Tracks of 2011-Looping State of Mind by The Field from Looping State of Mind LP

Some truly evolutionary music is being built across the planet.    The Field is from Sweden.    Hypnotic.


Track: Looping State of Mind
Artist: The Field
Album: Looping State of Mind
Year: 2011

October 11, 2011

Top Tracks of 2011-Ok by Beastie Boys from Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

A good return to form on the Beastie Boys' newest LP.    The track 'Ok' is a sign of their evolution.
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Ok by Beastie Boys

Concrete Wall by Zee Avi from Ghostbird album
Top Tracks of 2011

'Concrete Wall' by warm throated Zee Avi from her 2011 album 'ghostbird' is evolutionarily brilliant.

Track: Concrete Wall
Artist: Zee Avi
Album: Ghostbird
Release: 2011

October 10, 2011

October 8, 2011

Track 6:
Impressionable by Star Slinger
Rogue Cho Pa

Sample master Star Slinger is giving away another free track. Get this track when it's still FREE!
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Star Slinger - Impressionable by Star Slinger

Track 3: Baby Mama by Star Slinger on Bedroom Joints EP

One of the funkiest electronic tracks of the year from Star Slinger is also FREE.

FREE Download of Baby Mama by Star Slinger on Bedroom Joints EP
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Star Slinger - Baby Mama by Star Slinger

October 5, 2011

Album Review:
Kasabian - Velociraptor!

As Kasabian's guitarist and songwriters claim in the track by track guide to Velociraptor!, the title of the LP is meant to be screamed, but I think as more of a warning for others in the area who might also have functioning ears.    The new Kasabian full-length is a blend of Happy Mondays, Oasis, and Space, but do not include any of the positive components of the aforementioned bands nor do they make valid comparisons of their own songwriting in the track by track against other historically relevant pop groups.   An immediately tiring and consistently, though accidentally, humorous album throughout, Kasabian suprisingly receives substantial acclaim in the UK.    Replete with many awkwardly funny moments, the track by track interview clips expose a band struggling to describe their music with unexpected results.

Kasabian's track by track guide to Velociraptor! with Serge and Tom


Kasabian - Velociraptor! from the album Velociraptor!


Kasabian - Switchblade Smiles from the album Velociraptor!


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Kasabian - Vlad the Impaler (Tribal Riot remix) by Tribal Riot

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FREE Download of Kasabian - Fire (Alex Simmons Remix)
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Kasabian - Fire (Alex Simmons Remix) by Alex Simmons Music

FREE Download of Vlad the Impaler - Kasabian (AmpedMind remix)
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Vlad the Impaler - Kasabian (AmpedMind remix) by AmpedMind

FREE Download of Kasabian - Reason Is Treason (idiotech remix)
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Kasabian - Reason Is Treason (idiotech remix) by IDIOTECH

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Kasabian - Vlad The Impaler by Sir Awesome

FREE Download of KASABIAN-FIRE (THE WUNDERSTATION REWORK)
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FREE Download of Kasabian - ID (5:am Remix)
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Kasabian - Processed Beats (Jacknife Lee Mix) by home_35

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Kasabian - Club Foot (remix) by Uwasa