fingertrouble: every nun needs a synthi (holy synth)


Hmm this is why I don't usually post on LJ because it just seems like I drop by and spam stuff, or moan privately ;-) I do read LJ though, and comment on occasion, I'm still here...but also know some of you aren't on FB/Twitter etc. which is fine, but means you miss stuff unless you follow Radio Clash. I do try not to duplicate...hence why I stopped posting podcasts here - still going, still being uploaded, but it seemed a little spammy!

But I've released (if that's the word) an album of experimental/horror type soundtrack live electronic music over at Bandcamp - think Radiophonic, Scanner, that sort of thing. I did it originally in 2000 and completely forgot about it, left it on a Minidisc. When Sony announced that MD was to be no more I thought 'uhoh' and dived into my old MDs to see what was there...I was pleasantly surprised. So much I decided to transfer the best bits and make a few albums out of them.

Kylie it isn't, and not for everyone - I tended to do a lot of experimental 'found sound' drone pieces and early live remixing on my PC at this period - but given all this hauntology shizzle and love for Radiophonic/Broadcast spooktronica/horror soundtrack and 'hypnagogic' music this strangely fits right in...I used to do a lot of sound pieces, experimental stuff, live stuff, remixes, cutups etc. but never release them...there wasn't the audience. Hence Reality Engine on Bandcamp, if one person gets it then the job's a good un.

So here's Transmissions 1: Forgotten Building - the 'Forgotten Theme' is surprisingly Kraftwerk/Boards of Canada like, which as I only dimly remember recording this I started to worry this was all a transfer from some IDM/Warp CD and not as labelled...the dropping into mono parts reassured me though...it does seem surprisingly listenable, I'm usually my own worst critic, so. But it's an unusual original work from me (they do exist, I should post a few of the more recent ones, although apart from the Acid Reign LP I've not created an 100% original piece for many years - part of the problem I have is I don't write in 4/4 or even normal structures as a non-muso, I come up with loops that tend to syncopate and off-time and evolve - that was an issue for the acid track for example, pulling it back into 4/4).

It's pay what you want for download - including nothing if you want...limited credits on my account though, so if suddenly if I get a hit *COUGH SPLUTTER YEAH RIGHT* those will expire...

P.S. The image dates before 2000, from around 1992 during my art degree I had fun creating light trails in the old house I was living in...this is a remixed 'spooky version' of the original you can see here - and some of the rest of the pictures, which were in part about 'the man on the top of the stairs' which I was scared off as a kid. Not there, or was he? I always ran down the stairs as a result, the landing spooked me.
fingertrouble: (Radio Clash Podcast from a Pirate Satell)
Latest artists this week - been listening to loads of new tunes so movement on the music front!

timbearcub's Last.fm Weekly Artists Chart

Spank Rock, mochipet, Adavantage and Smoosh will all appear on future RC shows. They're Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!

Weirdly my 'recommendations' on last.fm is Arcade Fire. Can you just bleeding drop it?
I hate the Arcade Fire...despite every blogger on the planet recommending the goth wastrel mardy bastards to me at every turn...
fingertrouble: (Radio Clash Podcast from a Pirate Satell)
Latest artists this week - been listening to loads of new tunes so movement on the music front!

timbearcub's Last.fm Weekly Artists Chart

Spank Rock, mochipet, Adavantage and Smoosh will all appear on future RC shows. They're Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!

Weirdly my 'recommendations' on last.fm is Arcade Fire. Can you just bleeding drop it?
I hate the Arcade Fire...despite every blogger on the planet recommending the goth wastrel mardy bastards to me at every turn...
fingertrouble: (Radio Clash Podcast from a Pirate Satell)
Latest artists this week - been listening to loads of new tunes so movement on the music front!

timbearcub's Last.fm Weekly Artists Chart

Spank Rock, mochipet, Adavantage and Smoosh will all appear on future RC shows. They're Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!

Weirdly my 'recommendations' on last.fm is Arcade Fire. Can you just bleeding drop it?
I hate the Arcade Fire...despite every blogger on the planet recommending the goth wastrel mardy bastards to me at every turn...
fingertrouble: (Default)
Latest artists this week - been listening to loads of new tunes so movement on the music front!

timbearcub's Last.fm Weekly Artists Chart

Spank Rock, mochipet, Adavantage and Smoosh will all appear on future RC shows. They're Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!

Weirdly my 'recommendations' on last.fm is Arcade Fire. Can you just bleeding drop it?
I hate the Arcade Fire...despite every blogger on the planet recommending the goth wastrel mardy bastards to me at every turn...
fingertrouble: (timbearcub moody shot)
OK here's a confession. I download music

Shock horror!

Although I'll let you work out whether I download legally or no, here's one case why either way, record shops are losing the battle.

I spent most of today because I wasn't working trying to find records by Harry Partch - someone talked about in Songs in the Key of Z by Irwin Chusid that I'm reading. In fact he says there are 'loads of CDs' out there by Partch.

Where exactly?

It's a familiar story, and one I used to repeat regularly when I used to trawl for records (well trawl as in current Cod levels, ie. one lonely fish somewhere out there...) -

1) Goto big megastore. Try and find it on shelves. Either not in the right category or not there. Goto information desk, who tell me they had it on order in 1979 and not since and they can 'order' it for me. This is not helpful since even Amazon or P2P does not take 2-3+ weeks like they do, and still not have it since 'their distributors don't have it/it was eaten by the dog', yada yada yada...

2) After trying a few big megastore type places in one of the World's biggest cities and capital of culture and still finding them totally blank and unknowing; goto small hip record store. Small hip record store seemingly has moved into new premises and rather than getting more eclectic stock or different categories seems to have inherited stock from previous store and just is more of the same, showing wannabe megastore tendencies but surviving by being slightly less terrible that them. They don't even have the category, let alone the artist. Try a few other places in Soho, still no luck.

3) Give up and finally order online if it's available (and wait days for it not to arrive, or in the case of Play.com not at all, cos they cancel your order because they felt like it) or if you're in a hurry, download it. Again if it's shared...

Thing is, with iTunes et al the BPI and the music authorities seems to think the whole 'downloading illegal music' issue is settled. Well when the online downloadable record stores have more choice and more than offline stores then and ONLY then is the matter settled. A lot of people downloading P2P or torrent are actually music geeks and audiophiles getting not the tunes by Robbie or Madonna but the out of print records from 1970 and the promo 12" mixes that unless you were like God (or shagging their PR manager) never were available anyway, and certainly not anymore.

iTunes et al just pump out more of the same - the record shops were depressing as I went through them going 'shit...shit...crap...shit...more shit...' as universally the records they stock are unimaginatively commercial or old. I strangely see no difference online. The key feature of Audiogalaxy was that it's system valued rarity - you'd get a better download rank or speed if you were sharing files it didn't have, rather than files it did where it would go 'no thanks'.

Shame the online and offline record stores don't have the same idea about rarity - there are probably 10's of 1,000s of albums out there that are deleted that now could be shared online. I'm not seeing a sudden resurgence in rare band sor tracks hitting those download charts tho; just the same old shit.

And I didn't find any of the Partch records I wanted, just some newer Kronos CDs and a few later 'interpretations'. Really if finding a record is made SO hard, it should be legal to download the fucker, don't you think?

I've often thought that deleted records should go into the public domain quickly, encouraging the record labels to either as the americans say so wonderfully 'shit or get off the pot' and release old records or let them fall out of copyright so someone else can. It seems odd that labels can sit on an album for 50 years - I've known artists personally who've had that happen, it seems so wrong.
fingertrouble: (timbearcub moody shot)
OK here's a confession. I download music

Shock horror!

Although I'll let you work out whether I download legally or no, here's one case why either way, record shops are losing the battle.

I spent most of today because I wasn't working trying to find records by Harry Partch - someone talked about in Songs in the Key of Z by Irwin Chusid that I'm reading. In fact he says there are 'loads of CDs' out there by Partch.

Where exactly?

It's a familiar story, and one I used to repeat regularly when I used to trawl for records (well trawl as in current Cod levels, ie. one lonely fish somewhere out there...) -

1) Goto big megastore. Try and find it on shelves. Either not in the right category or not there. Goto information desk, who tell me they had it on order in 1979 and not since and they can 'order' it for me. This is not helpful since even Amazon or P2P does not take 2-3+ weeks like they do, and still not have it since 'their distributors don't have it/it was eaten by the dog', yada yada yada...

2) After trying a few big megastore type places in one of the World's biggest cities and capital of culture and still finding them totally blank and unknowing; goto small hip record store. Small hip record store seemingly has moved into new premises and rather than getting more eclectic stock or different categories seems to have inherited stock from previous store and just is more of the same, showing wannabe megastore tendencies but surviving by being slightly less terrible that them. They don't even have the category, let alone the artist. Try a few other places in Soho, still no luck.

3) Give up and finally order online if it's available (and wait days for it not to arrive, or in the case of Play.com not at all, cos they cancel your order because they felt like it) or if you're in a hurry, download it. Again if it's shared...

Thing is, with iTunes et al the BPI and the music authorities seems to think the whole 'downloading illegal music' issue is settled. Well when the online downloadable record stores have more choice and more than offline stores then and ONLY then is the matter settled. A lot of people downloading P2P or torrent are actually music geeks and audiophiles getting not the tunes by Robbie or Madonna but the out of print records from 1970 and the promo 12" mixes that unless you were like God (or shagging their PR manager) never were available anyway, and certainly not anymore.

iTunes et al just pump out more of the same - the record shops were depressing as I went through them going 'shit...shit...crap...shit...more shit...' as universally the records they stock are unimaginatively commercial or old. I strangely see no difference online. The key feature of Audiogalaxy was that it's system valued rarity - you'd get a better download rank or speed if you were sharing files it didn't have, rather than files it did where it would go 'no thanks'.

Shame the online and offline record stores don't have the same idea about rarity - there are probably 10's of 1,000s of albums out there that are deleted that now could be shared online. I'm not seeing a sudden resurgence in rare band sor tracks hitting those download charts tho; just the same old shit.

And I didn't find any of the Partch records I wanted, just some newer Kronos CDs and a few later 'interpretations'. Really if finding a record is made SO hard, it should be legal to download the fucker, don't you think?

I've often thought that deleted records should go into the public domain quickly, encouraging the record labels to either as the americans say so wonderfully 'shit or get off the pot' and release old records or let them fall out of copyright so someone else can. It seems odd that labels can sit on an album for 50 years - I've known artists personally who've had that happen, it seems so wrong.
fingertrouble: (timbearcub moody shot)
OK here's a confession. I download music

Shock horror!

Although I'll let you work out whether I download legally or no, here's one case why either way, record shops are losing the battle.

I spent most of today because I wasn't working trying to find records by Harry Partch - someone talked about in Songs in the Key of Z by Irwin Chusid that I'm reading. In fact he says there are 'loads of CDs' out there by Partch.

Where exactly?

It's a familiar story, and one I used to repeat regularly when I used to trawl for records (well trawl as in current Cod levels, ie. one lonely fish somewhere out there...) -

1) Goto big megastore. Try and find it on shelves. Either not in the right category or not there. Goto information desk, who tell me they had it on order in 1979 and not since and they can 'order' it for me. This is not helpful since even Amazon or P2P does not take 2-3+ weeks like they do, and still not have it since 'their distributors don't have it/it was eaten by the dog', yada yada yada...

2) After trying a few big megastore type places in one of the World's biggest cities and capital of culture and still finding them totally blank and unknowing; goto small hip record store. Small hip record store seemingly has moved into new premises and rather than getting more eclectic stock or different categories seems to have inherited stock from previous store and just is more of the same, showing wannabe megastore tendencies but surviving by being slightly less terrible that them. They don't even have the category, let alone the artist. Try a few other places in Soho, still no luck.

3) Give up and finally order online if it's available (and wait days for it not to arrive, or in the case of Play.com not at all, cos they cancel your order because they felt like it) or if you're in a hurry, download it. Again if it's shared...

Thing is, with iTunes et al the BPI and the music authorities seems to think the whole 'downloading illegal music' issue is settled. Well when the online downloadable record stores have more choice and more than offline stores then and ONLY then is the matter settled. A lot of people downloading P2P or torrent are actually music geeks and audiophiles getting not the tunes by Robbie or Madonna but the out of print records from 1970 and the promo 12" mixes that unless you were like God (or shagging their PR manager) never were available anyway, and certainly not anymore.

iTunes et al just pump out more of the same - the record shops were depressing as I went through them going 'shit...shit...crap...shit...more shit...' as universally the records they stock are unimaginatively commercial or old. I strangely see no difference online. The key feature of Audiogalaxy was that it's system valued rarity - you'd get a better download rank or speed if you were sharing files it didn't have, rather than files it did where it would go 'no thanks'.

Shame the online and offline record stores don't have the same idea about rarity - there are probably 10's of 1,000s of albums out there that are deleted that now could be shared online. I'm not seeing a sudden resurgence in rare band sor tracks hitting those download charts tho; just the same old shit.

And I didn't find any of the Partch records I wanted, just some newer Kronos CDs and a few later 'interpretations'. Really if finding a record is made SO hard, it should be legal to download the fucker, don't you think?

I've often thought that deleted records should go into the public domain quickly, encouraging the record labels to either as the americans say so wonderfully 'shit or get off the pot' and release old records or let them fall out of copyright so someone else can. It seems odd that labels can sit on an album for 50 years - I've known artists personally who've had that happen, it seems so wrong.
fingertrouble: (Default)
OK here's a confession. I download music

Shock horror!

Although I'll let you work out whether I download legally or no, here's one case why either way, record shops are losing the battle.

I spent most of today because I wasn't working trying to find records by Harry Partch - someone talked about in Songs in the Key of Z by Irwin Chusid that I'm reading. In fact he says there are 'loads of CDs' out there by Partch.

Where exactly?

It's a familiar story, and one I used to repeat regularly when I used to trawl for records (well trawl as in current Cod levels, ie. one lonely fish somewhere out there...) -

1) Goto big megastore. Try and find it on shelves. Either not in the right category or not there. Goto information desk, who tell me they had it on order in 1979 and not since and they can 'order' it for me. This is not helpful since even Amazon or P2P does not take 2-3+ weeks like they do, and still not have it since 'their distributors don't have it/it was eaten by the dog', yada yada yada...

2) After trying a few big megastore type places in one of the World's biggest cities and capital of culture and still finding them totally blank and unknowing; goto small hip record store. Small hip record store seemingly has moved into new premises and rather than getting more eclectic stock or different categories seems to have inherited stock from previous store and just is more of the same, showing wannabe megastore tendencies but surviving by being slightly less terrible that them. They don't even have the category, let alone the artist. Try a few other places in Soho, still no luck.

3) Give up and finally order online if it's available (and wait days for it not to arrive, or in the case of Play.com not at all, cos they cancel your order because they felt like it) or if you're in a hurry, download it. Again if it's shared...

Thing is, with iTunes et al the BPI and the music authorities seems to think the whole 'downloading illegal music' issue is settled. Well when the online downloadable record stores have more choice and more than offline stores then and ONLY then is the matter settled. A lot of people downloading P2P or torrent are actually music geeks and audiophiles getting not the tunes by Robbie or Madonna but the out of print records from 1970 and the promo 12" mixes that unless you were like God (or shagging their PR manager) never were available anyway, and certainly not anymore.

iTunes et al just pump out more of the same - the record shops were depressing as I went through them going 'shit...shit...crap...shit...more shit...' as universally the records they stock are unimaginatively commercial or old. I strangely see no difference online. The key feature of Audiogalaxy was that it's system valued rarity - you'd get a better download rank or speed if you were sharing files it didn't have, rather than files it did where it would go 'no thanks'.

Shame the online and offline record stores don't have the same idea about rarity - there are probably 10's of 1,000s of albums out there that are deleted that now could be shared online. I'm not seeing a sudden resurgence in rare band sor tracks hitting those download charts tho; just the same old shit.

And I didn't find any of the Partch records I wanted, just some newer Kronos CDs and a few later 'interpretations'. Really if finding a record is made SO hard, it should be legal to download the fucker, don't you think?

I've often thought that deleted records should go into the public domain quickly, encouraging the record labels to either as the americans say so wonderfully 'shit or get off the pot' and release old records or let them fall out of copyright so someone else can. It seems odd that labels can sit on an album for 50 years - I've known artists personally who've had that happen, it seems so wrong.
fingertrouble: (Radio Clash Podcast from a Pirate Satell)
So this is for those like me in a festering rather than festive mood, I dedicate this mix to you. I hope you survive the Xmess and all it entrails intact.

http://www.mutantpop.net/go.php?url=111 (41Mb, 44:37s)

Tracklist:
    Have a depressed Xmas!

    Vince Guaraldi - Christmastime is here
    RIAA - Santa's Acid Hawaiian Space Disco
    Cassetteboy - Bingmas
    Culturcide - Depressed Xmas

    Have a dysfunctional Xmas!

    Cassetteboy - Santa Claus Is Drinking (feat. Wesley Willis)
    Sufjan Stevens - That was the Worst Christmas Ever!

    Have a depraved Xmas!

    Cassetteboy - Festive Christmas (excerpt)
    Kip Addotta - I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus
    Culturcide - Santa Claus Was My Lover
    Adam Sky - Shakin' and Bakin'
    Pansy Division - Homo Christmas
    Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra - Fairy on the Christmas Tree
    Vandals - Christmastime for my Penis
    Henry Hall and BBC Dance Group - Does Santa Claus Sleep with His Whiskers?

    Hve a detuned Xmas!

    Kids of CPH - Oh Come all ye Faithful
    The Singing Dogs - Jingle Dogs
    DJNoNo - 12 Vaulting Hippos (Pendulum vs Gayle Peevey)
    ebn ozn - rockin robin

    Have a de-Lightful Xmas!

    Cassetteboy - Happy Cliffmas
    Bob Rivers - Chipmunks Roasting on an Open Fire

    Have a debt-ridden Xmas!

    Culturcide - They Aren't the World
    Cassetteboy - I Believe in the Virgin Megastore
    Stan Freberg - Green Chri$tma$
    John Baker - Christmas Commercial
    Mae West - Put the Loot in the Boot, Santa

    Have a deliquent Xmas!

    Bob Rivers - Wreck the Malls
    Basement 5 - Last White Christmas
    Wesley Willis - Merry Christmas

    Have a decoratively deforested Xmas!

    Line Material - Let's Trim the Christmas Tree
    Cassetteboy - Christmas Tree
    Wild Man Fischer - I'm a Christmas Tree
    Bob Rivers - Decorations

    Have a diseased Xmas!

    Cassetteboy - Festive Christmas (excerpt)
    Line Material - The Day Santa was Sick
    Tiny Tim - Santa Claus Has Got the Aids this Year

    Have a death-row Xmas!

    The Reverend Glen Armstrong - Even Squeaky Fromme Loves Christmas
    Cassetteboy - Festive Christmas (excerpt)
    Crass - Merry Crassmas
fingertrouble: (Radio Clash Podcast from a Pirate Satell)
So this is for those like me in a festering rather than festive mood, I dedicate this mix to you. I hope you survive the Xmess and all it entrails intact.

http://www.mutantpop.net/go.php?url=111 (41Mb, 44:37s)

Tracklist:
    Have a depressed Xmas!

    Vince Guaraldi - Christmastime is here
    RIAA - Santa's Acid Hawaiian Space Disco
    Cassetteboy - Bingmas
    Culturcide - Depressed Xmas

    Have a dysfunctional Xmas!

    Cassetteboy - Santa Claus Is Drinking (feat. Wesley Willis)
    Sufjan Stevens - That was the Worst Christmas Ever!

    Have a depraved Xmas!

    Cassetteboy - Festive Christmas (excerpt)
    Kip Addotta - I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus
    Culturcide - Santa Claus Was My Lover
    Adam Sky - Shakin' and Bakin'
    Pansy Division - Homo Christmas
    Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra - Fairy on the Christmas Tree
    Vandals - Christmastime for my Penis
    Henry Hall and BBC Dance Group - Does Santa Claus Sleep with His Whiskers?

    Hve a detuned Xmas!

    Kids of CPH - Oh Come all ye Faithful
    The Singing Dogs - Jingle Dogs
    DJNoNo - 12 Vaulting Hippos (Pendulum vs Gayle Peevey)
    ebn ozn - rockin robin

    Have a de-Lightful Xmas!

    Cassetteboy - Happy Cliffmas
    Bob Rivers - Chipmunks Roasting on an Open Fire

    Have a debt-ridden Xmas!

    Culturcide - They Aren't the World
    Cassetteboy - I Believe in the Virgin Megastore
    Stan Freberg - Green Chri$tma$
    John Baker - Christmas Commercial
    Mae West - Put the Loot in the Boot, Santa

    Have a deliquent Xmas!

    Bob Rivers - Wreck the Malls
    Basement 5 - Last White Christmas
    Wesley Willis - Merry Christmas

    Have a decoratively deforested Xmas!

    Line Material - Let's Trim the Christmas Tree
    Cassetteboy - Christmas Tree
    Wild Man Fischer - I'm a Christmas Tree
    Bob Rivers - Decorations

    Have a diseased Xmas!

    Cassetteboy - Festive Christmas (excerpt)
    Line Material - The Day Santa was Sick
    Tiny Tim - Santa Claus Has Got the Aids this Year

    Have a death-row Xmas!

    The Reverend Glen Armstrong - Even Squeaky Fromme Loves Christmas
    Cassetteboy - Festive Christmas (excerpt)
    Crass - Merry Crassmas
fingertrouble: (Radio Clash Podcast from a Pirate Satell)
So this is for those like me in a festering rather than festive mood, I dedicate this mix to you. I hope you survive the Xmess and all it entrails intact.

http://www.mutantpop.net/go.php?url=111 (41Mb, 44:37s)

Tracklist:
    Have a depressed Xmas!

    Vince Guaraldi - Christmastime is here
    RIAA - Santa's Acid Hawaiian Space Disco
    Cassetteboy - Bingmas
    Culturcide - Depressed Xmas

    Have a dysfunctional Xmas!

    Cassetteboy - Santa Claus Is Drinking (feat. Wesley Willis)
    Sufjan Stevens - That was the Worst Christmas Ever!

    Have a depraved Xmas!

    Cassetteboy - Festive Christmas (excerpt)
    Kip Addotta - I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus
    Culturcide - Santa Claus Was My Lover
    Adam Sky - Shakin' and Bakin'
    Pansy Division - Homo Christmas
    Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra - Fairy on the Christmas Tree
    Vandals - Christmastime for my Penis
    Henry Hall and BBC Dance Group - Does Santa Claus Sleep with His Whiskers?

    Hve a detuned Xmas!

    Kids of CPH - Oh Come all ye Faithful
    The Singing Dogs - Jingle Dogs
    DJNoNo - 12 Vaulting Hippos (Pendulum vs Gayle Peevey)
    ebn ozn - rockin robin

    Have a de-Lightful Xmas!

    Cassetteboy - Happy Cliffmas
    Bob Rivers - Chipmunks Roasting on an Open Fire

    Have a debt-ridden Xmas!

    Culturcide - They Aren't the World
    Cassetteboy - I Believe in the Virgin Megastore
    Stan Freberg - Green Chri$tma$
    John Baker - Christmas Commercial
    Mae West - Put the Loot in the Boot, Santa

    Have a deliquent Xmas!

    Bob Rivers - Wreck the Malls
    Basement 5 - Last White Christmas
    Wesley Willis - Merry Christmas

    Have a decoratively deforested Xmas!

    Line Material - Let's Trim the Christmas Tree
    Cassetteboy - Christmas Tree
    Wild Man Fischer - I'm a Christmas Tree
    Bob Rivers - Decorations

    Have a diseased Xmas!

    Cassetteboy - Festive Christmas (excerpt)
    Line Material - The Day Santa was Sick
    Tiny Tim - Santa Claus Has Got the Aids this Year

    Have a death-row Xmas!

    The Reverend Glen Armstrong - Even Squeaky Fromme Loves Christmas
    Cassetteboy - Festive Christmas (excerpt)
    Crass - Merry Crassmas

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