Monday, March 31, 2014

The Pacific Ocean - So Beautiful And Cheap And Warm (2002)















Little known album featuring Connie Lovatt (Alkaline, Containe) and Edward Baluyut (Versus).

Artist: The Pacific Ocean
Title: So Beautiful And Cheap And Warm
Format: CD album
Label: Teenbeat Records
Cat. Num.: TEENBEAT 324
Year: 2002

Tracklist:

01: Adam's Song
02: I'm Part Of Everything Again
03: Fifty Dollars
04: There's No One You Won't Walk Past
05: Waterflower
06: In The Gold
07: Back To Hold You
08: People To People
09: Give
10: '39
11: Less Than The Needle

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tomorrow's Hits Today (1994)















Various Artists
Title: Tomorrow's Hits Today
Format: CD compilation
Label: Summershine
Cat. Num.: shinecd 002
Year: 1994

Tracklist:

01: Velvet Crush - Circling The Sun
02: The Earthmen - Stacey's Cupboard
03: Autohaze - Undecided
04: Velocity Girl - I Don't Care If You Go
05: The Carousel - Yesterday Boy
06: The Sugargliders - Coffee
07: Jupiter - T
08: Beatnik Filmstars - Clothes
09: Blindside - To Be Found
10: Tender Engines - Legend Never Fails
11: The Springfields - Reach For The Stars
12: East Village - Violin
13: HoneyBunch - Mine Your Own Business
14: Clark Springs - Watercress Girl
15: Rainyard - Town I Won't Recall
16: Tender Engines - By His Side
17: Ripe - We're All Trying To Get There
18: The Sugargliders - Fret
19: Saturn V - Happy Trails
20: Autohaze - Hanging Around
21: Jupiter - Sense
22: The Earthmen - Flyby

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Catchers - Mute (1994)















Artist: Catchers
Title: Mute
Format: CD album
Label: Setanta Records
Cat. Num.: SETCD18
Year: 1994

Tracklist:

01: Beauty No. 3
02: Cotton Dress
03: Apathy
04: Country Freaks
05: Worm Out
06: Jesus Spaceman
07: Song For Autumn
08: Hollowed
09: Shifting
10: Sleepyhead
11: La Luna
12: Epitath

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Pioneers of Good Science - Two Worlds (2012)

Excellent indie-rock-shoegaze from Melbourne, Australia. I first heard this on geschwindigkeitfleck, the blog run by dik.dik.dik from mnttaB / Detonic Recordings.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Sundays - Live in Los Angeles (1997)


















Artist: The Sundays
City: Los Angeles (USA)
Venue: The Mayan
Date: November 19th, 1997

Tracklist:

01: Intro
02: Can't Be Sure
03: What Do You Think?
04: Cry
05: I Kicked A Boy
06: Medicine
07: Another Flavour
08: When I'm Thinking About You
09: Homeward
10: Monochrome
11: My Finest Hour
12: Goodbye
13: She
14: Here's Where The Story Ends
15: Joy
16: Summertime
17: Turkish
18: Hideous Towns

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Sundays - Live in New York (1990)






















Artist: The Sundays
City: New York (USA)
Venue: University of New York
Date: September 23rd, 1990

Tracklist:

01: Can't Be Sure
02: I Won
03: I Kicked A boy
04: A Certain Someone
05: Joy
06: What Do You Think?
07: On Earth
08: Skin And Bones
09: Something More
10: My Finest Hour
11: Hideous Towns
12: Turkish
13: Here's Where The Story Ends

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Sundays - Live in Leicester (1990)






















Artist: The Sundays
City: Leicester (UK)
Venue: Leicester University
Date: February 6th, 1990

Tracklist:

01: Here's Where The Story Ends
02: I Won
03: I Kicked A Boy
04: A Certain Someone
05: Joy
06: What Do You Think?
07: Skin & Bones
08: My Finest Hour
09: Hideous Towns
10: Turkish
11: Can't Be Sure

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Multiple Man - Guilt Culture (2014)

First release on this new record label from Australia: Detonic Recordings.



"If Trent Reznor had an ear infection that slowly swallowed his mind, and turned out to actually be a 1,000 year old curse from a Brazilian witch who was into The Fall, you might get something that sounded like Multiple Man."

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Obituary

So that was it, I finally found the courage to end it and move on to some other, still undefined activity. I had been thinking about ending this blog for some time, as far back as last October actually. The reasons for stopping are simple: B & B (broke & bored).

I'm broke. I've now been out of work for 18 months and it's slowly wearing me down, psychologicaly and financialy. I feel like this blog is distracting me when I should be spending more time looking for a job. With unemployement at an all-time high in Europe I don't know if that's going to make any difference though, we'll see...

I'm also bored. This blog hasn't changed much for the past 2-3 years, and I don't see it evolving much in the future. I like it the way it is: the simple layout, the Grooveshark previews, the Bandcamp promotional posts. I don't see how I could improve it in any significant manner. If I had enough imagination to write record reviews I would have done it. But I really suck at describing music, music for me is more of an emotional than an intellectual experience, and emotions are personal. So, creatively, that's as far as this blog will ever go I think. And I don't see myself spending another 5 years endlessly uploading and reuploading.

This image was the original banner of this blog back in 2008. It was a simple 2-column template with the Supreme Leader Kim Jong-il at its top. The current banner with the headphones is taken from Superdrag's album Head Trip In Every Key and tweaked a little bit with Photoshop.

So what's coming next on this blog? Well, in the following months I will be doing some cleaning up and I will also be reuploading some vinyl rips. Quiet a few records were never reuploaded or were never uploaded as FLAC files (some of you will recall that in 2008 the maximum file size on file lockers like MediaFire was a mere 100 Mb!) So expect some of the early posts (circa 2008-2009) to be updated (I will make a list, don't worry). I have also been sent some live shows by the Sundays, some of them in lossless audio, so I will post these as well. And finally I still have around 20 records already uploaded but not yet posted, so expect them to be showing up here in the near future. Then that will be it, for good this time. I need a change of scenery.

And now, time for some boring stats!

Five years and six months, one thousand posts, that's (roughly): 105 promotional posts; 17 DVD rips; 11 VHS rips; 18 "pyrolysebred selection" mixtapes; 21 audio cassette rips; 277 CD albums or compilations; 113 CD singles; 35 miscellany; and the 403 remaining posts are mostly vinyl rips (and a few live shows).

It is also 26 followers, 1 troll and relatively few requests to remove download links (as far as I remember it was always because the record was being reissued). And also one DMCA complaint to Google/Blogger. Those riot grrrls really are angry!!

You probably have noticed a counter at the top of the righ-hand column of this blog. It shows a staggering 174,710 total views. Don't believe any of it, this is just to impress the girls. The download stats provided by some file lockers is a better indication of popularity. And those stats are a lot less impressive. Few records had more than 30 downloads, even less for the FLAC files. From what was uploaded on DepositFiles, at the moment the most popular file still online is... drum roll... this one! Who would have guessed? Then comes Poly Styrene and then The Wake. All in MP3 format.

According to the stats provided by Blogger, over the past 5 years, the overwhelming majority of visitors to this blog came from the United States. Which is a little ironic considering how much energy the US government is wasting fighting so-called piracy. Another example of a government waging war on its own people, nothing new there.


So thank you all for dropping by, leaving comments, sharing music. Thank you also to the record labels and bands featured here for not threatening to sue or kill me. I still believe that, under certain conditions, file-sharing has the potential to generate more revenues than what may be lost through sharing. 5 years of interacting with other music enthusiasts through this blog has only reinforced that belief.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

There And Back Again Lane (1995)


Post #1000

One thousandth post! And the final one. I'll write more about that later, but this blog as it is right now, it's over. Finding what to post to end this blog was a no-brainer. It's not very original and I'm pretty sure most people visiting this blog already have a copy in some form or another, but rarely do record labels have such an influence and devoted following.



Scans of the booklet are enclosed as well as the label's last two newsletters (Sarah 100 & Sarah Obituary). And the record of course. 75 minutes and 20 seconds of pure indie-pop goodness. It's impossible to pick a track as they're all equally good and they all fit nicely together, but these days if I had to pry one apart, I guess it would be All Of A Tremble by St. Christopher. And yes, you are allowed to be sensitive and shed a tear (for the loss of Sarah Records, not of this blog) after Drown's final whistle...

Various Artists
Title: There And Back Again Lane
Format: CD compilation
Label: Sarah Records
Cat. Num.: SARAH 100
Year: 1995

Tracklist:

01: The Field Mice - Sensitive
02: Heavenly - Atta Girl
03: The Sugargliders - Ahprahan
04: The Springfields - Sunflower
05: The Orchids - Peaches
06: Blueboy - The Joy Of Living
07: The Harvest Ministers - 6 O'Clock Is Rosary
08: Brighter - Inside Out
09: East River Pipe - Make A Deal With The City
10: The Wake - English Rain
11: Secret Shine - Temporal
12: Northern Picture Library - Paris
13: Harvey Williams - She Sleeps Around
14: St. Christopher - All Of A Tremble
15: The Sea Urchins - Pristine Christine
16: Boyracer - He Gets Me So Hard
17: Action Painting! - Mustard Gas
18: The Sweetest Ache - Tell Me How It Feels
19: Another Sunny Day - Rio
20: The Hit Parade - In Gunnersbury Park
21: Even As We Speak - Drown

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Harvey Williams ‎- Rebellion (1994)















Post #999

Artist: Harvey Williams
Title: Rebellion
Format: CD album
Label: Sarah Records
Cat. Num.: Sarah 406CD
Year: 1994

Tracklist:

01: Song For A Weekend
02: Gidea Park
03: The Stunt-Man
04: Song For Close Friends
05: The Girl From The East Tower
06: Don't Shout At Me
07: She Sleeps Around

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Mosaic Eyes ‎- A Sunday Dress Till Monday (1992)













Post #998

Artist: Mosaic Eyes
Title: A Sunday Dress Till Monday
Format: CD single
Label: Distorsion
Cat. Num.: DISTO 001
Year: 1992

Tracklist:

01: Let's Party
02: Moody Morning
03: Mother
04: Sweetless Cuddle

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Mosaic Eyes ‎- Europe Not So Far.....EP 7'' (1992)















Post #997

"Shoegaze" is a musical genre that spawned offsprings all over the world, including Belgium. Mosaic Eyes was a 4-piece hailing from a place called Nivelles, about 20 miles south of Brussels. Now the only reason I'm mentioning this is because if you own (and you should) Sarah Records' There And Back Again Lane compilation, you've already read about Nivelles. On page 30 of the booklet you'll find Matt & Clare's account of a poorly organised Heavenly gig in Belgium:

"December 28th 1991. We're in Brussels, or what we were promised would be Brussels but is actually this nameless and drab little dormitory town a few miles outside the ring-road [1] and of course no-one's done any publicity. [2] We're given meals in the pizza restaurant a few doors down the road, Heavenly at one table, the TVPs [3] at the next... we eat, drink, play to an empty room and then spend the night on a cold hard floor fifteen miles south in Nivelles (...)"

[1] Merchtem (14 miles north of Brussels)
[2] true
[3] that acronym stills baffles me today. Textured Vegetable Proteins?

Surprisingly the local tourism office hasn't tried to capitalize on the town's contribution to indie pop history. As if the collegiate church and the tarte al d'jote were enough to lure in international indie pop kids...

Artist: Mosaic Eyes
Title: Europe Not So Far.....EP
Format: 7" single
Label: Sunday Records
Cat. Num.: Sunday 019
Year: 1992

Tracklist:

A1: There Is No End To This
A2: Vicious Games
B: Moody Morning

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