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#31 RachelF

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:44 AM

Nick Cave is a good source

The Mercy Seat. Couldn't find a good video of this.

captainmcdan, I will have that Neubauten song stuck in my head all day now! One of my husband's fave's.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:16 PM

OK, so I've been getting ever so slightly bored with making mixes (they're here, should you want to hear them), so I'm moving sideways into more freeform stuff, kind of podcasty; music and film bits and poetry and fiction and, well, stuff that seemed like a good idea at the time, you know, sort of sound collage stuff. This is the first one, a tad over 2hrs long.

Thing is, as I made it, it got darker and darker, until I realised that a lot of it is about death (murder, suicide, execution, war), and the parts that aren't, seem to be about depression and/or alienation and/or torture and/or political repression. Oh and some James Bond for light relief.

Enjoy!
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#33 Sidney Ruff-Diamond

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

This is the first one, a tad over 2hrs long.


Obviously I haven't listened to the whole thing, I've only done a quick scan through but I like what I hear. Have you got a track listing?
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:52 PM

Erm yes, it's at home, I'll post it here later...
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:57 PM

I couldn't say what the lyrics are all about but the tune is haunting enough...


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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:59 PM

Have you got a track listing?


Here you go Sid:-


Sample from Fifth Element
Pray For Rain - Massive Attack
How Soon Is Now - Janice Whaley
Mirror in the Bathroom - Belleruche
Sample from Fifth Element
The Liberty of Norton Folgate - Madness
Bedazzled - Bongwater
Lullaby of Broadway - Busby Berkley
Flowers of Romance (DJ Flere Imsaho Vons and Taquitz Mix) - PiL
Flowers of Romance (7” Edit) - PiL
Lady Jane - Rolling Stones
Pearl & Dean
You Only Live Twice Radio Spot
007, a Fantasy Bond - Barry Adamson
Timber - Grantby
Live & Let Die - Wings
Sample from 2001
Folk Song - Bongwater
Sample from A Clockwork Orange
Theme from A Clockwork Orange - Walter Carlos
3 samples from Blue by Derek Jarman
Coming - Jimmy Somerville & Sally Potter
Long Time Man - Tim Rose
The Electrician - Scott Walker
Sample from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
If I Had a Heart - Fever Ray
The Overload - Talking Heads
Sample from audiobook of Complicity by Iain Banks
Black Hit of Space - The Human League
Dreams of Leaving - The Human League
The End - The Beatles
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#37 Sidney Ruff-Diamond

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:12 PM

If I Had a Heart - Fever Ray
The Overload - Talking Heads
Sample from audiobook of Complicity by Iain Banks
Black Hit of Space - The Human League


I'm not a big TH fan but that's stunning. Never heard it before. Cheers!
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:52 PM

My pleasure. The story goes that they were told by Brian Eno all about this band from England called Joy Division; he described the music to them, but before he could play them a song, David Byrne decided to try an experiment and make a song that he thought would sound like JD from the description alone, The Overload is the result. It really is a superb piece of music, from a fantastic album, Remain in Light.

Edited by nikdevlin, 01 October 2012 - 04:52 PM.

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#39 Sidney Ruff-Diamond

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:34 PM

Two more upbeat stomping rockers from those wacky Leeds funsters...




...and I wonder why I've got a history of problems with depression. :D

Edited by Sidney Ruff-Diamond, 01 October 2012 - 10:35 PM.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:47 PM

I would have to say joy division or my discovery of them would be my music defining moment. Love will tear us apart was my exact time. What a timeless piece that is.

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Substance What an album

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:43 AM

Me too, they really were an extraordinary band, and while New Order have done some amazing stuff, they're never quite as good as JD were.

Unknown Pleasures is the album for me; the intro to She's Lost Control still sends shivers down my spine:-


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:58 PM

Just watched part 3 of The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler. Nothing new in it at all, too many lengthy bits of Lohengrin with aerial shots of the Ober Salzburg, or Holst's Mars b and Berlin being trashed, not to mention pointless dramatised bits in German with no subtitles. They could've put all the information in it into half an hour, and it would've been far more interesting. Waste of time and money. But, you know, Hitler sells.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:31 PM

Very moving.


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:27 AM

I seem to have got some dust in my eye.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:17 PM

Watched "Up" today. What a beautiful film.
I was warned that the first ten minutes would make me blub (it didn't, but it's lovely), but a scene later did make me cry. While still making me feel happy.
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