Sunday, November 18, 2007

Spiritualized at the Apollo Theatre, November 16, 2007.

The setlist:

Sitting On Fire
Lord Let It Rain On Me
True Love Will Find You
Cool Waves
Going Down Slow
Feel So Sad
Soul On Fire
Walking With Jesus
Stop Your Crying
All Of My Tears
Baby, I’m Just A Fool
Anything More
Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
Broken Heart
I Think I’m In Love
Encore: Lord Can You Hear Me
Oh Happy Day

Photo Credit

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A few things I've been enjoying lately:

Burial- Untrue
Will Saul- Simple Sounds
Pan Pot- Panorama
Pole- Steingarten Remixes
Elektrons- Get Up (Greg Wilson's Special Mix)
Klimek- Dedications
Sigur Ros- Hvarf-Heim
Valet- Blood is Clean
Valet- Fire
Sun- I'll be the same
Sally Shapiro- Disco Romance
V/A- Pop Ambient 2008
Goldmund- Two Point Discrimination
Wooden Shjips- Wooden Shjips
Chloe- The Waiting Room
Holy Ghost!- Hold On
Still Going- Still Going Theme
Tracey Thorn- Grand Canyon EP
Donnacha Costello- Colorseries

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

I'm in Chicago at the moment with Speck Mountain, who are in the studio recording a new single, including "Blood is Clean," a cover of the Portland-based band Valet.

In Karl's words:
"We recorded this last month at Soma Studios with Tim Iseler... A lot of people do covers, but not many do covers of their contemporaries... It was the easiest song we've recorded so far; a day in the studio and about 2 hours to mix...The entire process was effortless-- we didn't think too much."

"Blood is Clean" is the UK bonus track on the band's album, Summer Above, to be released on Peacefrog in March. The track will be released in the US as a single. Formats, etc, TBD.

Speck Mountain- Blood is Clean

Friday, November 02, 2007

I'm working on a feature on UK producer, remixer and A&R, Will Saul.

Some bits and bobs from my notebook:

"It's very easy to make a dancefloor record that has power without any melody-- Drums, drops, big bass lines, eq's.

It doesn’t take a lot of musical background or pedigree to do just that.

The thing that really gets me going is a really interesting melody, as I think it's really hard to make a great melody into a strong dancefloor record -- a listenable record yes, but whenever you can channel the two things together it can be very powerful."

Stay tuned for the whole thing.

Thursday, November 01, 2007