Ida Maria - Oh My God!
I recently received an email updating the mood of one of my facebook friends. Turns out he was excited. And then I got to thinking……
So this is how we’re feeling round these parts. Hope you’re right there with me. Enjoy.
Ida_Maria_-_Oh_My_God: Play Now
| Play in Popup
I N R A I N B O W S B O X S E T, Y E S T E R D A Y
A lucky fan called “Spuffmeister” has received his InRainbows box set a week early. Although he posted the photos above and others on Radiohead fan site AtEase, WASTE (Radioheads merchandising company) have asked that he not upload the audio tracks that are exclusive to the box set. However he did comment that eagerly awaited track ‘4 Minute Warning’ is “is beautiful, a real end of album track.” Personally I’m not sure if that’s worthy of the AU$100 (ish) price tag.
How I know time travel doesn’t exist.
Because if it did someone would have travelled back and dealt some double barrelled justice to the “Best-Selling Female Pop Artist of All Time”. I’ll leave you with a little thought.
Misfits - Die Die My Darling: Play Now
| Play in Popup
Burial – Untrue.
I have received a lot of emails recently, and they are either asking about the Radiohead webcast or about Burial. The two are intertwined, as Thom Yorke played ‘Near dark’ during his dj set. So I figured why not give Burial his very own _wednesday_weview.
I came across Burial from a remix he did of Block Party’s ‘Where is home?’ and was hooked. I started seeing his name in blogland more and more so tracked down his sophomore album ‘Untrue’, and it’s a fitting album to review following Foley Rooms, because Burial also samples life and uses found sounds. Recent interviews reveal his samples include “Vin Diesel’s car keys in a film, bullet casings hitting concrete in Metal Gear Solid on the PlayStation”.
Running 13 tracks long, this atmospheric, corroded two-step album is ideal headphone space. There is an unnerving tension that pervades this release that I just love. The faintly skittish beats seem to resist their own pace, radio static and atmospherics try to conceal the heavily manipulated vocals, but the snatches of melody are the hook that will have you waking up with the refrain running through your head.
‘Untrue’ is both a step back to dubstep and a step forward to a new place. A place that Burial is intent on sharing, but most reluctant to advertise. ‘Untrue’ will definitely make the top ten for 2007
THINK: Enigmatic home produced london street music
READ: A Burial interview in the Guardian
WATCH: Ghost Hardware Clip
BUY: Download Untrue at Amazon