“They’re definitely the future of Tamasheq music!” This is what Andy Morgan, for many years Tinariwen’s manager, says about desert blues/ rock band Tamikrest. Formed in 2006, Tamikrest are the “spiritual sons” of Tinariwen. Their hypnotic and intense tunes take the tradition of both Tamasheq blues and rock music to the next level – as can be experienced on their debut album ‘Adagh’, released by Glitterhouse Records in 2010, a German independent label, so far better know for Americana releases. [Source]
“Spoon” is the name of a song by the krautrock group Can, recorded in 1972. It was originally released as a single with the song “Shikaku Maru Ten” on the b-side. “Spoon” also appeared as the final track to the band’s album Ege Bamyasi later that year. The song marked Can’s first recorded use of drum machine coupled with live drums, an unusual feature in popular music at the time. The single reached #6 on the German chart in early 1972 due to being the signature theme of the popular German television thriller Das Messer (after Francis Durbridge). Due to the single’s success, Can played a free concert at Kölner Sporthalle in Cologne on February 3, 1972. “Spoon” was also featured more recently in Lynne Ramsay’s film adaptation of Morvern Callar (2004). Popular indie rock band Spoon took their name from this song, as did Can themselves for their own record label, Spoon Records. “Spoon” was also remixed by both Sonic Youth and System 7 for Can’s remix album, Sacrilege. Sacrilege is a double remix album by the band Can, released in 1997. It features remixes of many of the band’s most well-known songs from the 1960s and 70s, remixed by contemporary recording artists.
On March 20, 2012 Matador Records be releasing Lee Ranaldo’s first song-based solo full-length, ‘Between The Times & The Tides’ on LP, CD and digital formats. While we’ve cited the songcraft, the “shimmering and melodic tapestry of sounds” the assembly of ‘a terrific new band right under our noses’, none of that does much good until you’re given a hint exactly what we’re shouting about. [Source]
Autolux is shoegaze. But has anyone else noticed how perfect their production values are? Every song, every beat is extremely symmetrical and calculated. Unlike, say, Sonic Youth, who I like, but were kind of sloppy IMO. [Source]
[Dedicated to all the members of the gentlemen's club Bongorama!]
Thurston’s turned drippy in his dotage. “Whisper I love you a thousand times”, he purrs over swooning strings on this first – and rather lovely – taster of his forthcoming Beck-produced solo LP, ‘Demolished Thoughts’. Ben Hewitt, writer for NME.
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