Our own Piratio features in this rather good promo mix for Nute Records.Originally started as an LP offshoot of the, now defunkt, Trensmat Records – Nute continues to release quality psyche-electronic CDs by artists such as Whirling Hall Of Knives and also sporadically transmit some amazing mix-shows under the c60 podcast moniker.
01 The Horror Factory – Intro
02 Shaolin Wooden Men – Brother Ray (On The Radio, Joe!)
03 Silo – Those Adopted By People
04 Whirlywirld – Window To The World
05 Telex – Pakmoväst
06 The Cosmic Nanou – The Miraculous Intervention
07 Thomas Dinger – Ballgeflüster
08 World Of Skin – Breathing Water
09 All About Eve – Some Finer Day
10 Suicide – New City
11 Piratio – Boil Into UV
12 Children Under Hoof – Tactical Assault 2
13 Thread Pulls – Cycle Path
14 Ollie Olsen – 00:09:26
15 Tones On Tail – Rain
I love John Cohen. His eponymous release on Net-Lab is awesome and this one is even better… I love his music so much, that I couldn’t think of a single thing to say about this release that didn’t sound massively biased (we’re in Dead Fader together) or just plain sycophantic. So instead, I pasted (below) a badly translated paragraph from a review by French musician and writer Stephane Obadia [aka Nudist with Laptop (Wrong Music) and Rob Steady (Net-Lab) – if you fancy your french, the full review is linked below.
How to describe it; it’s like after a great cataclysm… a few scattered traces of life on the earth’s surface. And there, we try to get in touch with our loved ones. It’s very cinematic listening this music is like seeing a film in a blockbuster with lots of bass… really full… Except that you are urged to imagine behind your eyelids, behind the deluge of sound John, the Apocalypse according to Cohen, is complacent in the dark, hoping, destroying everything. It is just a magnificent universe projected by the brain of this young man of 18, the age when he recorded this disc… And I can not help but find it incredible to make a record like this at 18. I can not help but imagine that it would do him a world of good to listen to something like this:
… or offer him a home for life in a haunted southern England castle, for it saves a lot of great hymns and other large pieces of this kind. Beaches in the area where violence is always latent (sometimes it looks like a storm in the mountains), benefits for wandering ghosts on the premises of their misfortunes.
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While uncovering a series of increasingly exquisite relics, the mouth of an enormous ancient well is discovered, barely visible at first through the dense vegetation. Peering down, the shaft begins to rotate slowly and far below a collection of unidentified stones create a constantly shifting display of coloured patterns on its mirrored walls. The chiming jewels seem to sing as they are turned over and the temptation to descend to the bottom is too great to resist. Once the floor is reached the opening above is sealed shut – and there you remain.
I first came across The Last Sound when he stayed on my couch back in Ireland a few years back. I have to admit that, at first, I didn’t really appreciate his sound. All that changed when Frieze arrived in my inbox. A huge departure from mere electronica, this release is serious music and displays an earnest exploration of texture, arrangement and production. I rate Fades as one of my all time favourites and I’m delighted that this is amongst the first batch of releases on Open Music. Check it out.