Category Archives: Findings

The Cleaners From X-Mas Eve

Yes it’s already that far with Martin Newell, just after Robbie Williams offered his seasonal highlight to the record buying public here he rides the season with his very own free digital EP with a lovely designed used 7″ cover;

Martin Newell on the other side far from retiring with a youthful age of 66 he just published his second Memoir, “The Greatest Living Englishman” (of course…).
No this does not sound pretentious – This is of course a homage to his best-known solo Album which finally put him on the map for wider recognition and left critics overwhelmed with joy due to the Andy Partridge production. Well, just to let you know I think the production is far from superior – at least the tracks I’ve known before sounded more direct and electrifying before this elder statesman of complicated Pop layed hands on them. But it worked and Newell was gained with moderate success so I won’t complain.
In this bound (!) book he tells his story 1975 up to 1995, if it’s as entertaining written as his “Little Ziggy” in which he took a close look on his 60’s let’s hope that he continues up to the revival he went through during the last years general reissue campaigns by Captured Tracks a.o.

2018 – Through The Looking Glass

As it seems it’s about time for a short review what really mattered to me in 2018.
Of course this can only be a glimpse on the amount of music released, re-released & unearthed from my small point of view, further narrowed down due money + time at hand but anyway here are my personal highlights of the year:


Albums

    Simon Crab : Demand Full Automation (CD, Klanggalerie)
    Marco Milanesio : L’ultimo Viaggio Del Conte Rosso (CD, Swiss Dark Nights)
    Kallabris : Red Square (LP, Inselkind)
    Shriekback : Why Anything? Why This? (CD/LP, Shriekback)
    KatzKab : Le Syndrome De Diogené (Digital, KatzKab)
    Duende with David J : Oracle Of The Horizontal (CD/LP, Glass Modern)
    Cousin Silas and The Glove Of Bones : Spirit Of Afrodubism (Digital/MC, Submarine Broadcasting)


Singles / EP’s

    Drew McDowell x Hiro Kone : The Ghost Of George Bataille (12″EP/Digital, Bank Records)
    Gary Clail Soundsystem : Electric Skies (10″/Digital, Sugar Shack)
    Heavensbee : Gonna Dub Now (Digital, Heavensbee)
    Ben Coda : Silk Road (Digital, Lowering The Tone)
    DsorDNE : Grafio Ricerca 010 (Digital/MC, Asbestos Digit)
    Soft Cell : Northern Lights (CD/7″/Digital, Universal/Mercury)


Reissues / Rediscoveries / Remixes

    Coil : Scatalogy Sessions, Hidden Hydrology, Contaminated Apples, Wormsongs (Digital, Live Coil Archive)
    Coil, Zos Kia, Marc Almond : How To Destroy Angels (CD/LP, Cold Spring)
    Black Light District : A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room (CD/LP, Dais)
    Soft Cell : Keychaines & Snowstorms (9CD & DVD Set, Universal/Mercury), Club Remixes EP (12″, A Big Frock)
    Magic Moments At Twilight Time : Creavolution Reborn (CD/Digital, TMR)
    Robert Rental : Different Voices For You, Different Colours For Me – Demos 1980 (LP/Digital, Optimo)
    Bauhaus : The Bela Session (CD/12″EP/Digital, Leaving Records)
    Officine Schwartz : L’Opificio (CD, Again Records)


Podcasts / Mixes

& of course the Klappstuhl Records releases……..;

    M. Nomized : Sample 4 – Director’s Cut (Digital, SP 019)
    Kallabris : Kettenwindel Bingo (Digital/CDR, SP 020)
    Glove Of Bones : X OST (Digital, SP 021)
    V/A : Klappstuhl ‘To Go’ (Digital, SP 022)

R.I.P. and Thankyou Pete Shelley, you’ve been an inspiration !!!

Oh it’s that time of the year again – Festive Dots 2018

And here a full Halloween Show from 2002;

And a great collection of years of special releases for these and more occassions like X-Mas :

Time Is Short – Sing While You May