Clark — Ted E.P.

First CD review in a while. Hope you don’t mind. It is short though. I won’t say much about this, but I will say that I am as disappointed in this EP as I was in his last album. After ‘Ted’ itself we are presented with Bibio’s remix of ‘Ted’. I don’t think I’ve ever […]

Music of 2006 — #20–#11: All right I suppose

Over the next four days I’m going to do what every other bore worth his salt does at this time of year, and that’s writing a big list showing off all the records I bought this year. I list them in reverse order of preference. Or I just put them all in a hat and […]

London Sinfonietta — Warp Works & Twentieth Century Masters

(NB. You might notice that in the current batch of album reviews I’m writing at the moment, the albums are getting progressively older. Yup, I’m just writing a bunch of reviews that I didn’t have time / energy to write at the time.) At last, a CD of these concerts has been released. Warp Works […]

Sæglópur delayed (+advert music, ITV’s F1 title sequence)

The new Sigur Rós EP, ‘Sæglópur’, has been delayed yet again. Which is a bit annoying. It was originally meant to be coming out some time in spring, but was delayed because of the belated success of ‘Hoppípolla’, with the single having to be re-issued after it was used on trailers for ‘Planet Earth’ until […]

Excellent live Ae, AFX, BOC, Squarepusher, μ-ziq MP3s

I know there are a few readers of this blog now who are fans of these sorts of artists. Right now the Featured Artists section of WATMM is an excellent place to get your hands on some brilliant live MP3s. Right now I’m listening to a high-quality MP3 of Autechre’s set from last year’s gig […]

Chris Clark — Throttle Furniture

Chris Clark’s first album, Clarence Park, was one of the albums that really grabbed me when I was first getting into Warpy electronic IDM whatever music. He seemed to be an exciting prospect, but I didn’t quite fully get into the EP and album he released in 2003. Well, now Chris Clark has finally re-emerged […]

Rubber Johnny

A DVD landed on my doormat this morning. It’s the latest short film from the weirdo-director Chris Cunningham, who has directed music videos for Autechre, Björk and Madonna, but is probably most famous for his award-winning videos for Aphex Twin. What the hell is Rubber Johnny though? The blurby synopsis thing on the websites probably […]

The inferiority of MP3s

I’ve mentioned sometimes that (until recently) I didn’t like to listen to MP3s because I thought that they were of such poor quality. There is a webpage that demonstrates the lossy nature of MP3s well. You may have heard of the Aphex Twin track where Richard D. James has hidden his face and some other […]

Aphex Twin and WipEout Pure

One of my favourite video games of all time is the WipEout series, especially Wip3out. WipEout Fusion was a big disappointment, but we are promised that the new version for the PSP, WipEout Pure, is a return to form. Aphex Twin has a track in it called Naks Acid. As the title might suggest, it’s […]