Sunday, October 30, 2005

What's New This Week For Your Punk-New Wave-Indie Yuppie Lifestyle

ASW 38114CD

BLACK DICE: Smiling Off CD (ASW 38114CD) 6.50
"The boundary-shattering new single from sonic adventurers Black Dice features a diverse selection of remixes, plus the explosively rhythmic primitivism of the original version. Luomo (aka Finland's Vladislav Delay)transforms the song into a minimal house masterpiece, while the DFA throw down one of their inimitable dancefloor burners, and ZZ Pot (Matt Brinkman of Providence avant-noise conquistadors Forcefield) cooks up a sound collage at once brutal and beautiful. Something for everyone, and essential listening for modern ears. CD includes enhanced video directed by Danny Perez, who directed the Animal Collective video."


KRAFTWERK: Ultra Rare Traxx 1 2LP (KFT 001LP) 25.00
Repress of the first volume in this series. "Superb 2LP compilation of hard-to-find classics by German electronic legends Kraftwerk. Still sounding fresh today, every cut is a killer and illustrate beautifully why this influential band are held in such high regard. All tracks are full 12" versions and cut loud for DJ play. Essential." Track Listing: Side A1. The Model 2. Pocket Calculator 3. Computer World Side B1. The Robots 2. Techno Pop Side C1. Tour De France (FK Mix) 2. Showroom Dummies Side D1. Trans -Europe Express 2. Numbers

WIRE 261


-reissue Radium Debut ' 87 w. bonus.Iggy Pop has
always insisted that the Stooges were really a
free-jazz band in rock drag. If you accept that,
then you'll likely find Sweden's Union Carbide
Productions to be the best - or at least the most
authentic - band mining the Dee-troit vein of
sonic scrunge. The first album's top tracks
("Financial Declaration", "Cartoon Animal") could
play hide'n'seek on any late-'60s Michigan
compilation tape you'd care to make, while the
furthest out (like the epic "Down on the Beach")
owe more to Sun Ra. By adding howling horns (two
members double on sax) and a non-traditional
rhythm section that rarely functions as just a
timekeeper to the wah-wah heavy rock on In the
Air Tonight, UCP neatly sidesteps any charges of
revivalism. IMPORT CD $18


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