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11/04/2011 Playlist

Water BordersWhat Wiwant – LP – Harbored Mantras – Tri Angle (2011)
Water BordersWaldenpond.com – LP – Harbored Mantras – Tri Angle (2011)
Daniel LentzSolar Cadence – 10″ – After Images – Cold Blue Records (1981)
The Other People Place ft. Mystice Tribe a.i. Sorrow & a cup of Joe – 12″ – Sunday Night Live at The Laptop Cafe – Clone (2002)
LoneCobra – 3XLP – V/A : IOTDXI – R & S (2011)
Michael William GilbertUnwinding – LP – Pictures – Gibex (1978)
TeethOJ – 10″ – Swarm/Shift/Sequence/Spawn Part One – Ramp (2011)
Planetary Assault SystemsRailer (Further Exploration) – 2X12″ – The Messenger – Ostgut Ton (2011)
Michael William GilbertMoving Pictures Logo – LP – Pictures – Gibex (1978)

The ChainSuffer For Your Art – 3XLP – V/A : IOTDXI – R & S (2011)

Eduardo PolonioPara Una Pequeña Margarita Ronca – LP – Cuenca – Nuevos Medios (1988)

Boo WilliamsLazy Mood – 2XLP – Home Town Chicago – Another Day (2011)

Siegried Fink Plaisanterie : Toccata Classique) – LP – Talking Drums – Thorofon (1973)

07/08/2011 Playlist – Guest : Tin Man!

The OscillationLament – 2XLP – Veils – All Time Low (2011)
The ChainLostwithiel – 12″ – Lostwithiel EP – R & S Records (2011)
Bass ClefRollercoasters Of The Heart – 12″ – S/T – Punch Drunk (2011)
Tin ManPerfume – 2XLP – Perfume – Salon Records (2011)

Live interview with Johannes Auvinen of Tin Man fame! The neo-californian producer of finnish origins stoped by the radio for a chilled but insightful conversation after his show at the Rex Club.

Tin ManConfusion’s In – 3X12″ – Acid Acid – Global A Records
Fingers, Inc.Bring Down The Walls – 12″ – Bring Down The Walls – Select Records (1986)

The ITW goes on as we chat about influences and various topics.

Tin ManCool Wave – 12″ – Cool Wave – Cheap (2009)
A Guy Called GeraldMoroccan Black – LP+12″ – Automanikk – Subscape (1990)

We conclude this ITW with a quick stare at the future.

Tin ManMint – CDR – Unreleased (2011)

The Chain & the Bell

Years ago, the former:now reunited Antipop Consortium MC Beans released one of the best indie Hip Hop album of the 00’s with his Shock City Maverick LP. What always puzzeled me back then is that the musically most interesting track on it was an instrumental, You’re Dead, Let’s Disco. With it’s hook made out of a simple MPCed/choped church bell loop, it worked wonders and then braught a seldom heard dynamic in hip hop. It felt more like a continuation of the work from the likes of Mantronix or Chep Nunez. And of course, nobody noticed.

Because of that, I think I developped an interest for bell based melodies in pop music, and as my current biggest interest there now lies in what is horribly called Future Garage (Submerse, Deadboy, early Joy Orbison, etc), I guess I was waiting for that bell to come around.

Thanks to The Chain, a UK outfit signed on R&S but active in house and such under various aliases, I finally got that bell hook back through my ears, and that on their upcomming single Lostwithiel. I’ll let you be the judge of it, but I can tell you I already reserved my copy of this tense melancholic nugget!

Bertrand Delanowave