Monday, April 25, 2011

Used Kids Records - Columbus, Ohio

Just got back from a weekend in Columbus, Ohio. Just a quick getaway but did manage to find a little time to check out Used Kids Records (a vinyl mainstay for a long time...) and some other smaller shops. Was really surprised that Urban Outfitters had a selection of new vinyl. Guess vinyl is kind of, dare I say it, trendy? There is great irony in this because your hardcore vinyl folks are, in general, not exactly hip.

Anyhow, found a few gems for a buck a piece:

- Enigma 12" to add to my vinyl copy of MCMXC a.D.
- a copy of a Red 7 album I didn't even know existed
- a 12" promo of Underworld before they became "cool"
- a vinyl copy of Indio's Big Harvest (this received some press after Eddie Vedder covered the track "Hard Sun" in the movie Into the Wild)

Kinda fun but it's primarily a "classic rock" kind of store with limited selection of new, non-mainstream stuff. I suppose that's the point of digging.

Did see, and passed on, a copy of Mumford & Sons' stunning Sigh No More.

And, finally, just before leaving on the trip, received this little beauty from Murcof:

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Elektrons - Red Light, Don't Stop (2007)

The first track is one of those rare tracks that hooks you and doesn't let go.  Funky, old school style throwback...wicked good.

Check it:



Monday, April 4, 2011

Murcof - Live

Two live performances/mixes from Murcof.

The first is a 2002 podcast on Mutek out of Canada that features his unique glitchy, post-classical minimal vibe in full effect. 

The second file is from the Mary Anne Hobbs show on the BBC from September of 2007.  This was taken from a year end retrospective.  For some reason, it seems really short (only about 15 minutes) but I guess that was it, unless the special from which this was taken was edited.

This is in light of his La Sangra Illuminada sountrack coming out on vinyl.  Previously available only on CD in Mexico, this 2009 release will be limited to 300 copies on red vinyl.

If you aren't familiar with Murcof and his evolving style, his music is a journey worth taking.

P.S. The whole Mary Anne Hobbs year end special can be found here:


Friday, April 1, 2011

Knowone 001 - 004

Volume 001 thru 004.

005 and LP001 are out there too with a little effort.

There is quite a bit of mystery and conjecture surrounding these but the bottom line is that this is some killer music.  It's dub tech but labels too often limit what the music is...

If you don't know what these are you are missing out.