The atmosphere was certainly friendly enough and I got the feeling that they were used to people wandering in for a gawp. This photo shows 4 of the buggers! And there were more scattered around the rest of the shop.
So, all in all, a fun and worthwhile trip. This is stark contrast to the UK where buying film would always involve putting together an online order and waiting days for the film to arrive. And the cool thing is that all the emulsions are stocked in all formats — 35mm,4 x 5, 8 x 10…. Whether or not the steady erosion of available film types will continue into the future remains to be seen over the next few years….
Saw this linked on Matrixsynth today. It has kind of a Streethawk vibe to it — just fantastic! Split into 2 parts, I found the first to be fantastic. It was something of a minor shock to be greeted by an elder statesman of the Goth tradition! After such an assured start, part 2 made a slighty less cohesive job of retelling how this new music spilled out from art schools and into the charts at large.
The problem for the most part lay with the bouncing back and forth in time that the narrative took. With that said, Mega Donutz Dub - Various - Warp20 (1989-2009) (Vinyl, all is forgiven once the archive footage is taken into account. Just lovely. Whilst I can fully appreciate the undesirable associations — Spandau Ballet anyone?! As a bit of a synth boffin, there was always going to be as much appeal in seeing the artists in their studios as there was in hearing what they were saying.
And in this regard Synth Britannia did not disappoint, unless you include Throbbing Gristle who, as far as I could tell, were interviewed in their kitchen. Here it is via YouTube:. Part 1 of my look at the Warp20 box set can be read here. Since part 1 went online, I note that Hard Format has given his copy the once over and produced some very nice images that make my efforts look supremely amatuerish.
Whilst not as luxuriant in the photo department, Gutterbreakz has also produced a post documenting the arrival of his copy. And yesterday, The Quietus went live with the strangest of reviews. Favourites of this writer, Autechre, contribute a single track to the package, taking up the majority of side B.
The familiar sound of a TR and Juno LP) betray this as being from the Incunabula period. A quick peek at the small print confirms this with publishing rights for the track dated at And the definition of Unheard continues to be stretched.
Two contributions each from Nightmares On Wax and Plaid are joined by a token track from Elektroids, an uncharacteristic turn from Flying Lotus, and solid tracks from both Broadcast and Seefeel.
The second track from Nightmares On Wax, Mega Donutz Dub, from the same era, was LP) abomination in the first place and is not helped in any way by the Dub treatment! Both tracks from Plaid exhibit the usual Plaid trait, a bit dull to begin with, build to a luscious cresendo, and forgettable once the track has finished. Finally, things pick up on the last side of the last disc. The sound of Broadcast is one that I can listen to over and over and Sixty Forty is no exception.
Pretty much the same goes for Seefeel, whose Succour album I often find myself returning to. Is it really possible that a chap who boasts in nearly every interview about how big his mountain of unreleased material is was unable to locate a single DAT from the stock pile? Similarly, Squarepusher is also notable by his absence. Perhaps less Plaid and Nightmares On Wax might have made these additional inclusions possible?
I like it a lot in fact. Other than a similar sense for both density and space, there is little about La Barca that betrays this DNA.
For the most part this probably comes down to the current vogue for combing field recordings and treated acoustic instruments. La Barca is quite the case in point.
Each of the 12 tracks is named for a GPS coordinate, which seems somehow spurious given that each recording wears its location on its sleeve by virtue of the inclusion of, and focus on, the human voice. The inclusion of the coordinate in the title of each piece actually further reinforces that this CD documents how we speak and how our location and environment affect not only how we sound but also what we hear.
The EP opens with the stretched-out, soulful deep house of "World Inside", which not only boasts a wonderful vocal from Andrew Ashong, but also snappy, dub-influenced rhythm patterns reminiscent of some of his early bleep productions. That aspect of his career is also referenced on "Reclaim The Balcony", a breakbeat-driven house bumper that boasts some seriously heavy sub, and electro-tinged wobbler "Dirty Triumphant", which was co-produced by Acid Mondays. The Sweetest. Flip Ya Lid.
African Pirates. Mind Elevation. Smokers Delight. Groove St. Carboot Soul. In A Space Outta Sound. Still Smokin? Les Nuits. Thought So Thought So? Hey Ego! Citizen Kane. Deep Shadows Moodymann remix. Look Up. Deep Shadows. Deep Shadows Remixes. Know My Name. Set Me Free. A Case Of Funk. A Word Of Science. Yes, George Evelyn and Robin Taylor-Firth have been around the scene for almost three decades now, and they are literally the longest serving members of the equally mythical Warp imprint, out of London.
Chicago house legend Ron Trent is called up for the remix duties, and his 'Night Dubbin' remix is as deep and sensual as you'd imagine from an artist of his experience and calibre, and the tune is backed by an even sexier vocal version. If all that wasn't enough, the EP also contains an original mix, which will be showcased on the legends' upcoming album. Feelin Good. Of course, the Leeds native left that style behind years ago - though, interestingly, two tracks on this belated seventh album "Eye Can See " and "Tapestry" touch on soul-sampling house - instead turning his attention to slinky downtempo grooves.
For the most part, Feelin' Good sticks to the plan, offering up slow, laidback, summery fusions of soul, dub, funk, instrumental hip-hop and string-drenched Balearic moods. It's something of a return to form after a string of so-so sets, recalling Evelyn's two greatest moments, LP) downtempo classics Smokers Delight and Carboot Soul. E' Evelyn and then production partner Kevin 'Boy Wonder' Harper sat down and recorded "Dextrous", their monstrous, bleep-era classic on Warp.
A LP) of a century later, Evelyn is still going strong, though the grooves have mellowed a lot in that time. Here, Warp celebrate the producer's epic career with a much-deserved retrospective. All the familiar favourites are present, from the rush-inducing thrill of early dancefloor smashers "I'm For Real" and "Aftermath", to the sinewy downtempo goodness of the decidedly Balearic "Les Nuits", the blazed hip-hop dub of " Llbs" and stoner soul of "70s 80s".
Back To Nature. Shape The Future. Put simply, George Evelyn is one of the most respected producers in UK electronica and we're sure excited whenever he puts out new music.
Mixing hip-hop, dub, soul and gospel sounds, the album features guest artists such as Kuahitl Vasquez, Jordan Rakei and Sadie Walker. Evelyn has explained that the album was a journey 'both inwardly and outwardly all over the world, and both physically and emotionally'. Deep Shadows Illa J Remix. Ahead of his upcoming album Shape The Future, George Evelyn serves up "Citizen Kane" and it's one fine example of the veteran producer's new musical Mega Donutz Dub - Various - Warp20 (1989-2009) (Vinyl, as presented on the new album: where he presents a mixture of soul, hip-hop, dub and timeless club music.
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