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Don't Call Me Whitey...

Don’t Call Me Whitey…

Friday, March 23 is Whitey day! From tomorrow all the Whitey (aka Nathan J. Whitey) albums… The Light At The End Of The Tunnel Is A Train (16-track version featuring rare singles, b-sides, and lost tracks); the leaked but never officially released Great Shakes, including volume 2, described as “a sprawling buzzing genre collision that derailed...
NY77: The Coolest Year In Hell (Watch)

NY77: The Coolest Year In Hell (Watch)

NY77: The Coolest Year In Hell tells the story of one of the most astonishing pop culture years in American history. New York City had fallen in decay and chaos. There were not enough jobs, not enough money, not enough police, not enough schools, and not enough social services. There was a city wide black...
Inside Lindstrøm’s Studio

Inside Lindstrøm’s Studio

A nice little look inside Lindstrøm’s studio courtesy of Anthem Magazine. What are these three keyboards? When did you get them? How often do you use them? The small one on top is the Yamaha DX-100, famously used by Roger Troutman (Zapp) with his talk box … or did he use a Minimoog? Anyway, it´s a nice...
Clare Fischer interview

Clare Fischer interview

Sadly the other week the musician Clare Fischer passed away. Now the name might not immediately mean anything to you… but Fischer, as well as producing over forty albums under his own name, is the man behind most of Prince’s unique orchestral arrangements from Parade (without a doubt our favourite Prince album) onwards. These include...
Les Rythmes Digitales live album

Les Rythmes Digitales live album

Sadly I have forgotten pretty much everything about how I came across this Les Rythmes Digitales live album. What I can recall is that it was official, Jacques Lu Cont (aka uber producer Stuart Price) put it together as an exclusive for some now defunct online mp3 store, and that he relished the opportunity at being able...
Vince Clarke's Dome Studio

Vince Clarke’s Dome Studio

Vince Clarke doesn’t really need much on an introduction. He’s synonymous with synth pop, and a legend in the history of electronic music as a founding member of Depeche Mode, Yazoo and Erasure (and not forgetting his recent reunion with Martin Gore as VCMG). Needless to say, we’ve always been fans of his. Anyway, I’d...
Add N To (X) (Watch/Listen)

Add N To (X) (Watch/Listen)

Another of our favourite and now sadly defunct bands, Add N To (X). The sound of dirty, old, submissive analogue synths being forced to do things against their will. Add N To (X) – Take Me To Your Leader Add N To (X) – Poker Roll (Pok ‘er ‘ole) Add N To (X) – Metal...
“Look, I’ve got my cricket gear in my car.”

“Look, I’ve got my cricket gear in my car.”

I always find it pretty exciting when new tidbits like the one below come to light, especially considering how much we already know about A Clockwork Orange. This great interview with Malcolm McDowell and Leon Vitali is full of ’em. McDowell on how the iconic white Droog outfits came about… The codpiece and the white...
Charles Ross: Star Axis

Charles Ross: Star Axis

Star Axis is an amazing piece of sculpture (still unfinished some 35 years after work began) in the New Mexico desert by artist Charles Ross. I could quite easily imagine this cropping up in a Kenneth Anger film. I just dearly wish we had the time and money to pay it a visit. Judging by...
Dustin Farrell: Timelapse Landscapes

Dustin Farrell: Timelapse Landscapes

Beautiful timelapse photography by Dustin Farrell (also check his Flickr), all shot in Arizona and Utah. Reminds me a lot of the look and feel (although slicker) we were going for with the Fire & Ice video. Make sure to scroll down to see the videos. Via ISO50
Laurie Love (Video)

Laurie Love (Video)

A few of our favourite Laurie Anderson moments…
This Is A High Society (Listen)

This Is A High Society (Listen)

Another short-lived, mainly 7″ label that I was a big fan of (especially the Ed Laliq releases) was High Society. Existing for two short years between 2002-2004 it was run by PPQ label manager James Mullord (read all about PPQ here), who would later go on to manage Pete Doherty (also releasing his first solo...