Saturday, August 29, 2009

Boris - Akirame Flower

welcome to the beginning of autumn! here is the theme song of Autumn, 2009!

[Soundtrackage] Speechwriters LLC - Westend

Here's a lovely track from the documentary Monster Camp, which tells the tale of a company of LARPers and which I can't recommend enough.


Friday, August 28, 2009

Do Not Touch It: A Warrior Queen Mix

warrior queen is one of my top favorite rappers. versatile vocals, clever rhymes and gets dirty with the best of them. here is an all-warrior queen mixtape just for you:

01. Razor X Productions - Killer Queen (ft. Warrior Queen)
02. DJ Zinc - Snipers Den (ft. Warrior Queen)
03. Warrior Queen & The Heatwave - Things Change
04. Sarantis - Retaliate (ft. Warrior Queen)
05. The Bug - Aktion Pak (ft. Warrior Queen)
06. The Bug - World War 3 (ft. Warrior Queen)
07. I-Wolf & Burdy - They Don't Care (ft. Warrior Queen)
08. Dub Terror - Reload Warrior (ft. Warrior Queen)
09. Sunship - Quits (ft. Warrior Queen) (Kalbata Remix)
10. Skream - Check-It (Feat. Warrior Queen)
11. Sunship - Almighty Father (ft. Warrior Queen) (Vocal Mix)
12. Vex'd - Take Time Out (ft. Warrior Queen)
13. Pressure - Money Honey (ft. Warrior Queen) (Original)
14. Ladybug - Dem A Bomb (ft. Warrior Queen)
15. The Bug - Poison Dart (ft. Warrior Queen) / (Stereotyp Remix) / (Skream Remix) / (South Rakkas Crew Remix)


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Pilot Scott Tracy - Angel Of Death

nice Hank Williams cover that sort of reminds me of The Rentals.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tom Scharpling and Patton Oswalt get Metsmerized

Roky Erickson & the Aliens - Creature With The Atom Brain

this whole song is great but the spoken word breaks are especially brilliant. it's like hearing both sides of the conversation a crazy man has in his head. you could probably write a psychology thesis just on interpreting this album.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Les Paul & Mary Ford

Goofus: If Super Mario was created in the 50s, this is what the soundtrack would've sounded like.

How High The Moon: Probably the most well-known recording of this jazz-standard.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Deadmau5 and Kaskade - I Remember

yeah i am really posting house music with pop singing. this is a great song. there are a ton of remixes but i like this original version a lot. imo it's just very a simple and enjoyable song that works well because it has a great melody over a great chord progression. stating the obvious, but you could pretty much play this music with anything - acoustic instruments... there's nothing fancy about it, no production tricks of any kind, it's just a very simple device over and over for just the right amount of time.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

a couple of Cows b-sides

the Cows, one of the greatest noise rock bands of all time, was not above covering the odd novelty song (written by Slim Gaillard). do the hot new dance sweeping the gutters - the chicken rhythm!

bonus b-side, One O'Clock High

The Violent Sequence

I watched a documentary about the making of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, which gave me some insight into why I can't stand that album. It's mostly in the production, the execution, if you will. In the film Roger Waters and David Gilmour play Dark Side songs acoustically and suddenly they didn't sound completely horrible and shit anymore.

One of the songs on Dark Side is Us and Them, which originally was based on a 6-minute piano piece Richard Wright composed for the film Zabriskie Point, although director Michelangelo Antonioni decided not to use it.

I can't stand Us and Them, which is sad, because the original Violent Sequence is really quite good.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Clinic - Porno

I like this song. I like it a lot. Be prepared for the semi-earsplitting noise at about 2:29, when the word 'spastic' has to be censored, apparently.


Bonus track - a live version:

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Great Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - Wuthering Heights

Especially for ahem, another cover of that most songly of songs (some even say it's the very songest of them all), Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights.

Please take note of the heady combination of Frank Sinatra with a Yorkshire accent and audience participation. It all makes sense, when thee hears it.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Masaru Satô - music from The Incident At Blood Pass

once again, interesting music ripped from the movie, i don't have info on these. Masaru Satô was a very famous film score composer who worked on many classic Japanese movies you've probably seen, such as High And Low, Goyokin, Throne Of Blood and Yojimbo.

these two pieces appear at the start of the film Machibuse aka Ambush aka The Incident At Blood Pass. the first piece of music is really the exciting one to me because the sounds are so strange and the music is so unique. it has a great effect when you see the atmospheric opening shot of the dark, wet forest and you hear this alienating music... the second piece begins with Toshiro Mifune's narration as he braces for the adventure to come, and then the opening credits roll.

not a bad movie, but not one of my favorites of Mifune's. there was some really sloppy fight choreography and i found the antagonist character to be too unsympathetic to give him the pass you're meant to in the ethically-nebulous story. i found this music to be really interesting though, so here it is.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Leigh Harline - opening theme music from Isle Of The Dead

i watched this Boris Karloff movie last night... but this music that played over the opening credits was pretty much the only thing i liked about it. i don't know the actual title of it, but the credits say the music was done by Leigh Harline.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Damin Eih, A.L.K. And Brother Clark - Thundermice

"Thundermice, thundermice, thundermice!"

this song is insane.