• My Favorite Albums of 2010

    23. Mär. 2011, 3:34 von nothere413

    This list has been crowding up my profile for the past few months, so I guess it's time to retire it into Journal form, now. And I added a few, for good measure.

    John Grant - Queen Of Denmark - Folk-Rock with a little bit of synth thrown in. Brilliant metaphorical lyricism, and phenomenal piano playing and singing. Needs to be heard by all, far and wide. More than makes up for Midlake's disappointing 2010 release (I said disappointing, not bad). Can't recommend it enough.

    Fionn Regan - The Shadow Of An Empire - Another folk-rock album, but this one is more rock than folk. Fionn's traded his acoustic in for an electric for his second LP, and it sounds damn good.

    Menomena - Mines - Experimental Rock with lots of piano and occasionally some saxophone. Menomena's 3rd (or 4th if you want to get technical) LP. With it comes the sound of a band that is on the edge of falling apart. A bit more melancholy than their other albums, but I think that's what I like about it.

  • Dandelion Radio - December 2010 shows

    30. Nov. 2010, 22:56 von DandelionRadio

    Festive 50:
    Continuing a Christmas tradition started by the late broadcaster John Peel in 1976, an assortment of our DJs will be counting down through the best 50 tracks from 2010, as voted for by listeners to Dandelion Radio, with Rachael Neiman announcing this year's winner!
    The show will broadcast daily (at different times) from Christmas Day until the end of January.

    Festive Fifty Build Up Show:
    Join a selection of Dandelion Radio DJs on Christmas Eve for this one-off, Festive Fifty Build-Up show. DJs will introduce some of their picks of 2010 that didn't make it into this year's listeners' poll, while warming up for the first play of 2010's results at midnight on Christmas morning.

    Andrew Morrison:
    Andy has a very special 3-hour show with three guests to round off the year: a spoken word session from The Orch; a second session for the show from Raw Milk (featuring two extraordinary cover versions); and an exclusive mix of material by High Frequency Bandwidth, the new project by Alex Patterson from The Orb and Dom Beken. …
  • New Music August 2010

    10. Aug. 2010, 21:43 von Nialloleary

    I'm planning to use this Journal Entry to log all the new interesting bands/music I come across in the media/radio etc to research at a later time. If anybody has an pointers or advice on tracks/albums/bands please do let me know or make a comment.

    Clash September 2010


    Link to current issue

    Random Recommended Albums

    Arcade Fire new album entitled “Suburbs”
    (Rated at 9/10) CLASH RECOMMENDS
    Described as “Flipping the mundane trappings of suburban life into a captivating concept album, The Arcade Fire once more whip us into transcendental flight that’s a confident step forwards.

    Taking their perennial themes of loss, fear, control and time they’ve re-woven their epic art rock around their fascinating suburban theme that literally lies on our own doorstep. Album reviews are often littered with hyperbole yet ‘Suburbs’ flattens them like the demolition balls that have so shaped their urban subject matter. …
  • Nobuooo February '10 - Highest Voted Items

    9. Mär. 2010, 16:53 von jeriaska

    The Nobuooo news website takes a look at the most read, voted and tweeted items for February 2010.

    This past month Garry Schyman scored BioShock 2, a soundtrack album was announced for ThatGameCompany's Flower, Akira Yamaoka joined Grasshopper Manufacture, and the Korg DS-10 Plus software debuted.

    These are a selection of items from 2.10.


    Fan-Fueled Retro Game Revival - Comic Market 77

    Comiket attracts hundreds of thousands of amateur artists from all over Japan. This GameSetWatch report takes a look at the remixed videogame music of Comic Market 77, including interviews with the participants.


    Flower soundtrack announced

    Coming soon, That Game Company will be releasing the original soundtrack for Flower composed by Vincent Diamante. The soundtrack has been remastered and mixed specifically for the release, and more details will be announced in the near future on the official Playstation Blog.


  • Nobuooo January '10 - Highest Voted Items

    3. Feb. 2010, 4:16 von jeriaska

    The Nobuooo news website takes a look at the most read, voted and tweeted items for January 2010.

    Last month saw the nomination of the Independent Games Festival Awards, due to be given to recipients at the Game Developers Conference next month. Comic Market 77 brought together the world of videogame arrangers in Tokyo, Japan. Q&As took place with High Frequency Bandwidth of PixelJunk Shooter, Chris Mahoney of ACTIVE KNOWLEDGE, and Keiki Kobayashi of Ace Combat Zero.

    Here is a selection of items from the first month of Nobuooo.


    Boing Boing Guide to the 2010 Indie Games Festival

    Boing Boing's Brandon Boyer has released a guide to this year's IGF finalists. Read about audio nominees Super Meat Boy, Shatter, Closure, Rocketbirds: Revolution and Trauma, along with a collection of other strange and interesting indie game titles to be showcased at the Game Developers Conference in March.