Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Black Dog - Music For Real Airports (2010)

From The Black Dog's website:

Music for Real Airports is a multimedia art project by musicians The Black Dog and interactive artists Human which is presented in art galleries. It is also a new album of music by the Black Dog. It is a response to the reality of occupying the semi-public space of an airport, and a contemporary reply to Brian Eno's work from the 70s.

Airports are important and revealing. They are dystopian microcosms of a possible future society. The necessity of safety requires that they be systems of human control which only elevate the stress of their transient occupiers. Airports' promise travel, exploration and excitement but endlessly break that promise with their stale, tedious pressure. They are intense and overwhelming environments. Anyone who travels by air will have been puzzled by the way that airports tend to reduce us to a worthless pink blobs of flesh, the human equivalent of the bags on the conveyor belt. Yet despite the frustration of being in that atmosphere, some of the best of human nature is revealed, alongside some of the very worst. Airports make for great "people watching".

The artistic intent of Music for Real Airports is therefore to examine the nature of airports and to explore what they could be. We argue that, considering their importance in our lives, airports have not been sufficiently represented by artists. Perhaps the best known artistic response to airports is Brian Eno's Music for Airports, whose purpose seems to be largely elegiac, even if conceived as an antidote to the stress of plane delays. Our performances, events and installations are a more accurate update to Eno's work, and a to a degree, a riposte. Some members of The Black Dog were disappointed by Eno's treatment of the subject in 1978 and have been considering how to produce a more meaningful response ever since.


Give this your valuable attention, give it time, it won't dissapoint.

Tracklisting:

1.M1
2. Terminal EMA
3. DISinformation Desk
4. Passport Control
5. Wait Behind This Line
6. Empty Seat Calculations
7. Strip Light Hate
8. Future Delay Thinking
9. Lounge
10. Delay 9
11. Sleep Deprivation 1
12. Sleep Deprivation 2
13. He Knows
14. Business Car Park 9

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Ramadanman - Glut - Tempest (2010)

Keeps releasing good shit. Love his hybrid sound.

Tracklisting:

1. Glut
2. Tempest

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Fuck Buttons - Olympians (2010)

Their albums can be pretty intense and from what I understand so can their live sets. Hopefully one day I'll have that opportunity. Olympians is a single from their 'Tarot Sports' release which I suggest you go out and purchase. Been on rotation for months now.

Tracklisting:
1. Olympians (Radio Edit)
2. Olympians
3. Olympians (Spaceman Vs. The Olympians Remix)
4. Rough Steez (White Hot Heat Remix)


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John Carpenter - The End (1983)

Remix From The John Carpenter's Film "The End" (Assault On Precinct 13). Sampled and used by an entire generation of hip-hop and electro producers and starting to rear its head once again in various mix compilations I've noticed. The guy's a genius, it really is that simple.

Tracklisting:

1. The End (Disco Version)
2. The End (Sound Version)

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Paul Hardcastle - 19 (The Final Story) - Maxi Single (1985)

'The Final Story', or remix as we'd call it these days.

Tracklisting:

1. 19 (Destruction Mix)
2. 19 (The Final Story)

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Paul Hardcastle - 19 - Maxi Single (1985)

I've always loved Paul Hardcastle. Got slated for posting Rain Forest a year or so ago and describing him as underrated. But I'm sticking to that call. Probably his most successful and memorable release from 1985. I was simply blown away by this when I was 14 or so.

Tracklisting:

1. 19 (Destruction Mix)
2. Fly By Night
3. Dolores
4. The Asylum (It'z Weird)

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Gwen Guthrie - Padlock EP (Plus Bonus Tracks) (1983)

Couple of reasons for posting this, one is that someone asked me if I had it, which I do, the other is because of this line up:

Larry Levan, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Wally Badarou and not to mention Gwen herself.

Tracklisting:

1. Peanut Butter prelude (0:13)
2. Hopscotch (8:13)
3. Seventh Heaven (7:22)
4. Getting Hot (4:37)
5. Getting Hot prelude (0:15)
6. Peanut Butter (6:04)
7. Padlock (7:02)
8. Hopscotch (Larry Levan Remix Instrumental) 7:27
9. Seventh Heaven (Album Version) 4:21
10. Getting Hot (Original 12-Inch Version) 5:38
11. Peanut Butter (Original 12-Inch Version) 5:03
12. Padlock (Larry Levan Remix Short Vocal) 3:54

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