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JAGA JAZZIST, PLANETAKIS, TIME

JAGA JAZZIST [NORWAY] oslo skyline direct download if you have yet to check into the jaga jazzist hotel, you’ve missed out on a great deal up until now. never fear, their new album ‘what we must’ is a great jumping-on point. released through the norwegian label smalltown supersound and via ninja tune, it represents some of their most accessible material to date. a ten-piece featuring a core team of three horntveth family members, the band released their first material back ...

What Is Music? – OOIOO, Pan Sonic, The Residents

Back in march of this year, the WHAT IS MUSIC festival rolled into Sydney as part of a national tour, and – in addition to the smaller shows happening across town – it set up camp at the metro theatre for a one-night “Onathon”. the bill included the residents, chicks on speed, pan sonic, sun o))), gang gang dance and – my personal highlight – OOIOO from japan. Matt Torbus is a Sydney photographer who has done a great deal of work for me at fbi 94.5fm and ...

MIA DOI TODD, JOHN TEJEDA, THOMAS FEHLMANN, LANGUIS

MIA DOI TODD [U.S.] the way mp3 for a label usually associated with electronica / dub et al, mia doi todd is a surprising addition to the plug research stable. singer / songwriter todd is essentially a folk artist, however it’s useful in that context to quote from an interview with american duo the books in this month’s wire magazine: “folk is one of those terms that has been defined and then destroyed and then redefined so many times that its really difficult to know what ...

KONONO NO.1, INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE

KONONO NO.1 [CONGO] ditshe tshiekutala mp3 there’s been plenty written about konono no.1 around the blogshere for the last six months, and – when clearing out my bookmarks – i realised that i should have really posted this free mp3 some time back. if you’re not already aware of why konono no.1 are gaining so much critical praise – it’s simple. they are one of the most original groups operating in africa today, mainly due to their use of the electrified / ...

LADYMAN, DJ OLIVE, LUNCHBOX

i came across the agriculture label some time ago when searching the interwebhighway for anything related to barcelona-based producer and dj par-excllence dj rupture (his nettle project surfaced on the label some time back). i promised many earth moons ago that i’d post some tunes from agriculture, so here’s a sampler. for more on the label, and to hear tracks via their radio player, head over to theagriculture.com. LADYMAN [ISRAEL] infomercia mp3 lady killa mp3 ladyman is raz ...

PRINCESS ONE POINT FIVE, JOHANN JOHANNSON, THE INVISIBLE CITIES

PRINCESS ONE POINT FIVE [AUSTRALIA] by the time i get to phoenix i’ll be… mp3 inadequate response mp3 it’s heartening to find a few north american blogs are finally discovering what we’ve known all along – australian music is undergoing an exuberant renaissance with artist after artist proving that we can clearly play the anglo-american axis at their own game. good too see wolfmother, cut copy and the presetsall making waves (even if they are all on the same ...

AITANNA 77, IRISH, CHICA AND THE FOLDER, ULTRASOM

AITANNA 77 [SPAIN] love is colder than death mp3 + IRISH [JAPAN] coma and pray mp3 a great find this week – the unassuming porteguese net label, test tube, home of beautiful abstract electronica, soundscapes, alt-folk and more. first up here is mikel martinez from spain, and his aitanna 77 project. his e.p. is entitled ‘spring is coming soon’ and features one of the few instances where folktronica genuinely gets it right. too often for me, folktronica seems to be just an ...

MALCOLM MIDDLETON, RETINA IT, DJ BC

MALCOLM MIDDLETON [SCOTLAND] a happy medium mp3 malcolm middelton is one part of the scottish band, arab strap – renowned for their dark, twisted tales of modern life, usually involving being down the pub and fighting with your ex-girlfriend. if it sounds banal, it’s far from it – arab strap have an incredible ability to give the everyday trials of life a deep gravitas, there’s drama in the humdrum. there’s a scottish word ‘dour’ which means ...

On Baile Funk – Funk Neurótico, MC Vanessinha

following on from last week’s m.i.a. playback on the radio show, i’ve put together some info and links on the sound that’s been championed by m.i.a. and is picking up a great deal of press – ‘baile funk’. an interview with dj marlboro on hyperdub: “In a famous quote, Chuck D refers to rap as the black CNN. In many respects Rio or baile funk could be referred to as favela CNN. That is, it’s used as a medium to convey how the people who live in ...

TETINE, MUGISON, MOE LODIN

TETINE [BRAZIL] eu sou tigrao mp3 earlier today i was reading simon reynolds critique of m.i.a., and followed an interesting discussion on a track called ‘injeção’ by deise tigrona. the track has been around for quite a while but some folks out there believe that it has been ‘borrowed’ wholesale by m.i.a. for her track ‘bucky done gun’. you can decide for yourself as it features on a compilation album entitled ‘slam dunk presents funk corioca’ ...

APPARAT, PARK ATTACK, MOBIUS BAND, CHRISTIAN HARDER

APPARAT [GERMANY] komponent mp3 been krazy in love with this track for the last few weeks and delighted to see mr. apparat has offered it as a free download on his site. i picked up apparat’s last album ‘duplex’ on shitkatapultafter hearing the superb dj mix set that’s also available from his site. the album took melodic glitch to new heights, pushing the envelope in both directions – some of it was gloriously unlistenable, and all the better for it. so ...

OOIOO, WE ACEDIASTS, ROVO, MARXY

OOIOO [JAPAN] right hand ponk mp3 ene sode mp3 @ better propaganda page i’m off to see OOIOO tonight in sydney, so only right to herald in a quartet of japanese tracks today>> pronounced oh-oh-ey-oh-oh, OOIOO is the brainchild of the uber-talented yoshimi yokota – best known for her work with the boredoms as well as lending an occasional hand to kim gordon’s free kitten. [you may also recognise the name from the flaming lips‘ tribute ‘yoshimi battles the ...

THE EMERGENCY, MINIMUM CHIP, SPOD, DECODER RING, TALKSHOW BOY, DSICO

i don’t usually play australian music on the fat planet radio show – the listeners in sydney hear that all the time on fbi, so i take the angle that its ‘music from everywhere else but here’. obviously, judging from your comments / referrals, the vast majority of people clicking onto this site are from outside oz, so it seems only right to check in with the local scene now and again. any day now, fbi will be launching live to world via online streaming, but in the ...

GHISLAIN POIRIER, ALEXANDROID, THE TINY, TYCHO

GHISLAIN POIRIER [CANADA] cold as hell (feat. BEANS) mp3 civil disobedience mp3 my new adopted family of favourite artists (aka dj rupture, mutamassik et al) revolves around the sadly all-too rare exploration of international sounds (mostly eastern) and contemporary broken beat / hip hop / breakcore. ghislain poirier comes to the dinner table bearing forthcoming releases on the excellent shockout label, a mix in the back for rupture and this chocolate industries collaboration (from the e.p. ...

AK-MOMO, DJ DELORES, SWEET BILLY PILGRIM, STERO TOTAL, HUUN HUR TU, BOSTICH, PRO FORMA, DJ C, LE TIGRE

sometimes life just catches up with you – apologies for the seemingly decreasing lack of updates of the site, having gone from 2-3 per week at the 2nd half of 2004, to now less than one a week. assistant editors are welcome to apply 🙂 with an even busier week than usual- on top of everything else – i’ve had to curtail some of the editorial on the downloads in this update. suffice to say, all of these tracks are worth checking out, so take 20 minutes out of your day and ...

AMON TOBIN, GUSTAVO LAMAS, PET, VISIONARY UNDERGROUND, CIBO MATTO, THE VIDEO KID

AMON TOBIN [BRAZIL] the lighthouse mp3 gaming is a multi-million (billion?) $$ industry these days and convergence between music, movies and games is now a well-trodden part of the cultural landscape. it therefore comes as little surprise that the company behind the new splinter cell offshoot ‘chaos theory’ have turned to london’s ninja tune to lend them a hand with the soundtrack this time around. this stirs a few memories and my mind drifts fondly back to the ...

ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION, LUNZ, EZ3KIEL, DJ SPOOKY

it was only a matter of time before the record industry decided to get serious about copyright infringement on mp3 blogs. i believe – and hopefully you do too – that mp3 blogs provide a gateway to music for their readers. by downloading 1-2 tracks from an artist from an mp3 blog, you’re encouraged to find out more and perhaps buy an album. if the volume of email i receive from independent labels and bands is any indication, then this would appear to be a service in ...

CARLOS LIBEDINSKY, NOVALIMA, CALAMALKA, JENS LEKMAN

it’s hard getting back into the groove after new year, especially when sydney has just exploded with touring bands, festivals, film events and so much more. january in sydney is when most of the year’s major cultural events happen, both high brow and low brow. last week i caught the wonderful philip glass and his orchestra playing a live simultaneous score to the classic ‘koyanasqatsi’, plus the opening international program in the flickerfest short film festival. ...

ANCIENT MITH, PETER BJORN & JOHN, HALF COUSIN, UNCUT

happy new year to y’all. the start of a year is always a good time to blow out the cobwebs, tear down the walls, kick out the jams (or the chairs) – hope you can find some space to do at least one of those things this week… ANCIENT MITH [US: COLORADO] bloody flags (remix feat. demune & the mole) mp3 kicking off 2005 with a whole roster of artists to get your bandwidth crackling over at motionrecordings.com. i was lead there by the excellent album from mattr and ...

Can, Airborn Audio, Ming, Boom Bip, Tiefschwarz, Coppe, Autechre

for today’s mp3 smorgasbord, i’m rounding up some of the links that have been sitting brooding, quietly at the back, and have yet to make it onto the blog. before that though, a heads up to irmin schmidt from can (pictured top left) who i interviewed on today’s show… CAN [GERMANY] oh yeah (from ‘tago mago’) mp3 pinch (from ‘ege bamyasi’) mp3 when introducing the irmin schmidt interview today, i went so far as to say that anyone making music ...

Konono No.1, DJ Rupture, Magneta Lane, Pitch Black, Sitjn

monday morning (yawn) … up with the worm-catchers to bring you some mp3s from yesterday’s show. next sunday, if you’re a sydney-sider, then get close to yr li’l radio box as i’ll be ending the year with a special treat – fat planet meets IRMIN SCHMIDT, founding member of the legendary german krautrock pioneers CAN. tune in from 3pm on sunday 19th for this rare interview and tracks from newly re-issued CAN albums. KONONO NO.1 [CONGO] (pictured) ditshe ...