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CD of the Week!

Congratulations Brent (Spod) on your new album “Superfrenz”

“….what makes Superfrenz such a gloriously deranged listen is how each track has Spod leading through a magical play world of ridiculously over-hyped sexuality and pointed self-conscious reflections”

http://www.spod.com.au/

(article by The Brag)

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The Streets is a band I’m only now properly discovering.  This album is the type to make me want to go back and review their entire past catalogue.  Whilst the ever-present “Mockney” accent and the distinct ‘speaking singing’ style is an interesting curiosity in the ‘Dry Your Eyes Mate’ track (if for you, like me, this was your first experience of The Streets), there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.

The Streets’ lyrics are thoughtful, sometimes abrupt and confronting and if not, poignent or funny.  However, the point of the ‘speaking’ style is not so much about profiling the rich accent, as much as it is about making sure that you hear and, perhaps even, consider the message.

All this is not to say that the music is not also of merit – it is.  Whilst the compositions are straightforward, the range of style is quite wide – tending toward the jingle but often with hip hop bent.

The Streets Website

Impressive Instrumental Work

Trent Reznor and the Nine Inch Nails boys have released a new instrumental album “Ghosts I-IV”. Now ordinarily I am not a big fan of NIN, but the $5 download option for all 36 tracks Lossless(!) or 320 kbps if you really must compress it, is compelling.

ghosts.nin.com/main/order_options…

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Craig Armstrong et al

A new “collaborative project between Craig Armstrong and Scott Fraser. They dusted off their eye-watering collection of vintage synthesizers and set about creating glacial European pop / electro”. I highly recommend it:

http://www.craigarmstr…

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