Odelay

Odelay has been added to the Collected Works page and its videos have been added to the Videotheque page.

Record Club 2 T-Shirt Now Available


We’re in the final week of Record Club 2, so we are putting up a limited T shirt of the Leonard Cohen design, printed on high quality, alternative apparel shirts. Get one while they last!

FOUND MUSIC Nº3: Bernard Szajner



This time we have a record from french artist Bernard Szajner, inventor of the ‘laser harp’, released in 1980. It is mostly instrumental and seems to be some kind of a concept piece. The cover featuring a metallic hand clutching an extinguished candle acts as the heavy fist disrupting the new age mellowness of the electronic instrumental records of the time. You can hear echos of it in bands like Air and Daft Punk. Somewhere between prog, electronic and early 80′s horror movie soundtrack, it’s doesn’t really fit into any of those categories.
Here are some clips:

Welcome to Death Row

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Suspended Animation

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A Kind of Freedom

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S-n-o-w-p-r-i-n-t-s

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Charlotte Gainsbourg “IRM” Single



A song from the record I did with Charlotte is on her site. Here’s links to Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and Stereogum.

You can download her single for free off her website charlottegainsbourg.com.

IRM

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Record Club Kid’s Tee and Canvas Bag Now Available



One Foot In The Grave Merchandise Now Available



FOUND MUSIC Nº2: YMO



Our next record is from 70′s Japanese electronic pop pioneers, YMO, also known as Yellow Magic Orchestra. They were seen as a sort of counterpart to bands like Kraftwerk or Devo, because of their early experimentation with electronic instruments, social commentary and conceptual visuals. BGM was their fourth album, released in 1981. BGM stands for background music. With it’s early 80′s synth pop sound, it also contains some early forays into ambient and drone, and, possibly, the first recorded Japanese rap song. Here are some clips:

Cue

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Rap Phenomena

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Ballet

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U·T

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Loom

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Happy End

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FOUND MUSIC NOº1: URI GELLER



We’re adding a ‘record of the month’ feature highlighting lesser known, found records you may or may not have heard of. The first one is an album from 1970′s master of fork bending, as well as Michael Jackson cohort, Uri Geller. You may recognize a few of these tracks from Planned Obsolescence No. 6: Weird Soliloquy. The cover art shows Mr. Geller traversing a steel plated universe bending back the metal with his footfalls to reveal a lush underworld of fauna and verdant life. The combination of surging romantic strings and mind over matter (and forks) poetry is a potent one. I picked this up on vinyl in the early 90′s and it was a favorite to listen to while we were recording Odelay. They recently rereleased it on CD. Here are some clips:

Velvet Space

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Mood

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I Cannot Answer You

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Come On Love

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This Girl of Mine

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New Loser Video



And now, the literal version…

LIMITED EDITION MELLOW GOLD T SHIRT



In conjunction with Mellow Gold content being added we have made a special limited Mellow Gold t shirt available. Its taken from the cover image of a sculpture by Beck’s old friend Eddie Lopez (featured in the Loser and Where It’s At videos), entitled ‘The Last Man After The Nuclear War.’ The original sculpture actually moved and shot fire. Mellow Gold fans can find the shirt over at our NoNoNoYesNo store.

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