Archive for May, 2011

Sixth Show Playlist – 31st May 2011 – www.koop.org

PLAY ORDER ARTIST SONG TITLE ALBUM  TIME LABEL COUNTRY YEAR
1 Double Handsome Dragons Made By Devils Double Handsome Dragons 6.17 Fluttery Records ENGLAND 2010
2 El Ten Eleven I Like Van Halen Because My Sister Says They Are Cool These Promises Are Being Videotaped 3.55 Fake Record Label USA 2010
3 Cicada The Stray Cat In Zhuwei Over The Sea Under The Water 5.32 White Wabbit Records TAIWAN 2010
4 Granted Earth Historian Thermal Tide 6.09 Self Released USA 2011
5 Wires Under Tension Wood, Metal, Bone Light Science 2.31 Western Vinyl USA 2011
6 Zero Bedroom Apartment Blurry Morning Dance Filmmuzik 1 2.33 Self Released USA 2010
7 The AmericanDollar Bump A Memory Stream 3.17 Self Released USA 2011
8 Glass Gifts Spiders Native Language 3.17 Self Released USA 2011
9 The Sleep Design The Sound Of War All That Is Not Music Is Silence 6.35 Self Released USA 2011
10 Noveller
Waxwing Glacial Glow 4.16 Saffron Records USA 2011

RECORD OF THE WEEK  

http://noveller.bandcamp.com/album/glacial-glow

Sarah Lipstate is Noveller and Glacial Glow is her most assured, accomplished statement to date. Lipstate largely sheds the distortion and feedback present in much of her earlier work. Instead, she relies on instantly memorable melodies, a wider sonic palette, and excellent pacing to deliver arguably her best album.

Noveller announces her intentions from the opening track, appropriately titled “Entering”, as the syncopated rhythm of the melody represents a new twist from her previous guitar work. This is only the hors d’oeuvre for the stunning “Glacial Wave”, which drifts along serenely until Lipstate rains down gorgeous arpeggios like icy shards from the heavens. Other pieces feature sparse arrangements anchored by pulsing throbs which evoke a subtle, creeping anxiety more menacing than the feel-good retro-horror soundtracks making the rounds these days.

Throughout Glacial Glow, Lipstate exercises restraint and a fleeting melancholy feeling pervades the album. It says something about an album’s quality when the closing track, “Ends”, is chosen as the lead-off video. Ocean sounds combine with the lovely chord progression and guitar lines to create an uplifting, yet slightly wistful feeling and a perfect bookend to the record.


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Fifth Show Playlist – 24th May 2011 – www.koop.org

PLAY ORDER ARTIST SONG TITLE ALBUM  TIME LABEL COUNTRY YEAR
1 The Calm Blue Sea The Dragon Sigfried : An Original Score by The Calm Blue Sea 5.51 Self Released USA 2009
2 Yellow6 Repeat Kanshin 6.20 Self Released England 2011
3 Deadhorse Exiles We Can Create Our Own World 5.30 Self Released USA 2010
4 Damian Valles Clime Kanshin 5.42 Self Released Canada 2011
5 Freedom Voyagers Memorial Day Freedom Voyagers 5.27 Fluttery Records Siberia 2011
6 Millimetrik Danse rue de Chabrol danse Mystique Drums 4.22 Makeminemusic Canada 2010
7 Noveller Glacial Wave Glacial Glow 5.54 Saffron Recordings USA 2011
8 All Shall Be Well  (asbwaamotsbw) Forgot Yesterday, Am Today And Will Be Tomorrow Roodblauw 4.22 Self Released Holland 2011
9 Damn Robot! Antics Hunang Skrimlsi 4.46 Hawk Moon Records England 2011
10 Damn Robot!
A Smile Spreads Across My Face Hunang Skrimsli 4.04 Hawk Moon Records England 2011

RECORD OF THE WEEK  

http://hawkmoonrecords.bandcamp.com/album/hunang-skr-msli

Damn Robot! – Hunang Skrímsli is the debut album by Hampshire, UK based brothers Rob Honey (Oceanus, Inachus) and Tom Honey (Good Weather for an Airstrike). Having collaborated on a cover of Frederic Chopin’s Romance/Larghetto the duo decided to establish a more permanent project, and Damn Robot! was formed. Their first song “The Great Landfill In The Sky” was included on the well received Hawk Moon Records: Volume II compilation album along side the likes of The Echelon Effect, …And The Earth Swarmed With Them and Lowercase Noises. Damn Robot! have taken influence from many different artists including The Appleseed Cast, Clint Mansell, Imogen Heap and various Mike Patton projects, as such this album doesn’t stick to just one specific genre, it has elements of electronica, trip-hop, post-rock, ambient and more.

With gigs planned for summer 2011, this could be the start of something big for Damn Robot!


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Fourth Show Playlist – 17th May 2011 – www.koop.org

PLAY ORDER ARTIST SONG TITLE ALBUM TITLE TIME LABEL COUNTRY YEAR
1 Bridges Of Konigsberg Waiting For Stars To Explode We Have Many Faces 4.37 Endless Field USA 2010
2 Commisure Apeechicoo Stars Could Care Less 6.06 Self Released USA 2010
3 Skoud System 20 Systems And Drafts 3.27 Motive Sounds Russia 2006
4 Saur Alien Dinosaur Explosion Saur 4.44 Self Released Portugal 2011
5 Sleepmakeswaves I Will Write Peace On Your Wings And You Will Fly Over The World In Today Already Walks Tomorrow 7.22 Self Released Australia 2010
6 MinionTV Battleships MinionTV 4.47 Self Released England 2011
7 Evolv And They Cant Stop Evolv 3.22 Self Released USA 2011
8 Years Of Rice And Salt Eskimo Kiss Nothing Of Cities 8.18 Self Released England 2011
9 Lowercase Noises Depths Migratory Patterns 4.53 Self Released USA 2011
10 Lowercase Noises Farewell Migratory Patterns 7.32 Self Released USA 2011

RECORD OF THE WEEK  

http://music.lowercasenoises.com/

Migratory Patterns is the latest release by Lowercase Noises.

Previous releases include  Carry Us All Away, Marshall, Seafront, Ambient Songs.

Quite simply it is beautiful music.


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Third Show Playlist – 10th May 2011 – www.koop.org

PLAY ORDER ARTIST SONG TITLE ALBUM TITLE TIME LABEL COUNTRY YEAR
1 The American Dollar Call A Memory Stream 5.25 Self Released USA 2008
2 The Polar Dream The Singing Trees Follow Me To The Forest 4.11 Self Released Mexico 2010
3 Circadian Eyes A Careful Hope Hope For Japan 3.28 Self Released USA 2011
4 We We Will Reunite One Day Hope For Japan 5.00 Self Released Scotland 2011
5 Damn Robot! No Slack, But Luckily The Seats Go Back Hunang Skrimsli 5.41 Self Released England 2011
6 Lowercase Noises Song For No One Migratory Patterns 5.01 Self Released USA 2011
7 Mogwai Hunted By A Freak Happy Songs For Happy People 4.16 Play It Again Sam Scotland 2003
8 The Eternal Twilight Every Morning The Sun Shines After You Everything Resembles You 3.52 Oxide Tones India/Pakistan 2011
9 The Echelon Effect Dividing Line Singularity 1 6.02 Self Released England 2011
10 Sky Flying By More Questions Than Answers Singularity 1 7.44 Self Released USA 2011

RECORD OF THE WEEK  

http://theecheloneffect.bandcamp.com/album/singularity-1

Singularity is a compilation of awesome solo post-rock / instrumental artists

After a few years of “grafting” (probably the only word i can think of to describe sometimes how it feels at 2am) i decided to put together a compilation of some of my favourite solo artists. These people know how hard it is to produce a record from scratch (with the occasional guest musician), i’ve never met these people in my life, and yet being a solo artist myself i like to take time to listen to their wonderful music, i then feel like i we’ve met loads of times!

Because we don’t have bass players to mail copies of our latest EP to stations, because we have to produce everything, our music, i feel sometimes gets lost, probably because we are too into the music. I thought that for once we could be a sort of band, and help each other out..this is the result.

Dave Walters
(The Echelon Effect)


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