Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Show love...

The bew 8bit version of paranoid android is being hosted on two blogs.

I am thrilled.
Some people having a good time in a field.

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Fridge at The Village Dublin. A carbon neutral show. Fridge are now a five piece. They played a fantastic mix of old and new material and some jams that weren't familiar at all (maybe improvised?).
I don't know the name of this laptop player who was the warm-up for Fridge but he played a good range of sounds which I found very enjoyable.Sophie Cocault and Barry Cullen are the Hammock District! We played our first show on Saturday night as part of the Home Made Jam festival. Well it was a BEW gig but I thought it would be nice to try to play some gentle material at the start of the set before going mental with noise. No-one threw any shit at us, so I guess we weren't too bad. The minidisc recording I took from the mixer is amazingly bad though - like someone stuck layers of noise on top of everything...odd, as it sounded quite good to me (I was squatting on the ground with no monitors though...). The Hammock District songs were written for my sister's first daughter. A collection of electronic lullabies.I have become an uncle again. My older sister gave birth to a healthy little boy. Smiles on all the family's faces.
hammock districtliving room 01

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Friday, August 17, 2007

New Material published.

Two new tracks by the Translucent Knees.
The bew 8bit mix of 'Paranoid Android'.

Follow the links and listen.

Sophie will be onstage with for a debut of the Hamock District as part of the BEW performance at Home Made Jam.

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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Gigs and photos...

The flyer for Home Made Jam has grown. I find it amusing that I am listed as being from the Czech Republic, but then again; if that's what I have on myspace a promoter is going to use what's there...
The gig in the Black Box was good fun - I nearly missd my chance to play - arriving at the venue an hour before going on I found that the curators (Diston) had made a running plan for the evening that involved me not playing - Blast/Bless the bus system...I got a chance to play to the end though and that was fun.
I have an mp3 of the show ready to put online for anyone who wants to hear it, and the BEW version of 'paranoid android' but I can't connect to yousendit or any other share sites thanks to a filter on my present net connection. A post with links to these audio files will be online shortly.
BEW; clicking on icons in front of a room of people.
Brian Robinson and friend make an Apple powered audio-visual treatThat Oh Yeah Computer show a lot better than I thought it would. A few people have taken the time too write a few lines about it on various sites. There are some short videos at the Oh Yeah site.
Links to those other people's opinions...
Culture Northern Ireland.
Good On Paper.
No Clarity.

I had a chance to see Dry County playing live for the first time in about two years and I was blown away by how their sound has changed as a live act. I have been playing their album a lot in work and getting into the tunes - but the live show takes them to another level with the four men keeping very busy with their tools whilst the video show keeps the crowd fed with rythmic eye candy. The crowd responded well too, dancing and throwing their arms in the air. The new material is bouncy stuff that is leagues away from the indie-tronic tunes they played last time I saw them. Bangin'.
Phil 'Weakling and King' Porter, rocking out yesterday.
Kevin banging with the Dry County gang
Sophie and Hanna showing their teeth.

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