• Whole Hiking Swath...

    31. Mär. 2011, 22:15 von micahnewman

    ...an anagram for Mogwai's album The Hawk is Howling, which, like the letters in its name, can be mixed in a different order to bracing effect (plus B-sides thrown in for good measure). Try this track order on for size:

    1) The Precipice
    2) I Love You, I'm Going To Blow Up Your School
    3) The Sun Smells Too Loud
    4) Dracula Family
    5) Devil Rides
    6) Local Authority
    7) I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead
    8) Danphe and the Brain
    9) Kings Meadow
    10) Stupid Prick Gets Chased By the Police and Loses His Slut Girlfriend
    11) Scotland's Shame
    12) Batcat
    13) Thank You Space Expert
  • Sun 11 Jan – Mogwai, Remember Remember@Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan

    11. Jan. 2009, 15:44 von emicom

    Sun 11 Jan – Mogwai, Remember Remember
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3462/3212685182_d26ae70934_d.jpg
    Sound was much better than yesterday.

    Remember Remember 19:00-19:30
    Compared to yesterday, he may have had trouble in sampling and getting exact timing to mix.
    There was no sampling with sound of stationery goods usage which I had been astonished how he makes sounds, sample them, and mix them into a multiple layer of heavy sound with guitar or other musical instrument sounds.
    Today, he may not have done more than three songs, I think. Though he said "Sorry." at the last song, as I was so impressed his yesterday's act, I felt so sorry for him, too.
    There had been a lot more audience and sound was a lot better than yesterday, so I'd like the audience to have enjoyed his so unique and impressive live!! That's so pitty.
    I hope he will have success for the next two lives in Japan!
    MySpace http://www.myspace.com/rememberremember
  • Sat 10 Jan – Mogwai, Remember Remember @ Liquidroom, Tokyo, Japan

    10. Jan. 2009, 17:26 von emicom

    Sat 10 Jan – Mogwai, Remember Remember
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3462/3212685182_d26ae70934_d.jpg
    Mogwaiを見に、東京の恵比寿のLquidroomに行ってまいりました。

    Remember Remember (19:00位~19:30位)
    会場に入ると、ステージ上には、既にモグワイのセットがされ、その前に折りたたみの50~60cm位のテーブルが置かれ、テーブル下の足には黒布のトートバックのようなものが口を開けて下げられ、中からプラスティックの半透明な管(後にピアニカの吹く部分と判明)が見えている。その中には色々な文具等の音を出す道具が入っていたことが後から判明した。テーブル上には、小さな鉄琴(蓋にお星様が7つ位貼られていた。)となにやら置いてあった。
    テーブル後ろには、ギターとギター状の電子ピアノのようなもの(楽器分らないのでなんだか不明)が置かれていた。ヤマハの電子ピアノ(キーボード!?)もあったかな。

    ステージの前には、段ボール紙の蓋型にカタカナで「リ」「メ」「ン」「バ」「-」と穴を開けて書いてある(マジックで黒い影が左下につけてある)物の上にオレンジ色の蓋型に同じ文字がかかれたものが乗せられているものが、黒い木製のビール瓶入れのような隙間の開いた箱状の黒い台の上に載せられている。これが邪魔になって、良く見えない。箱とはこの間からみる。

    下記の、記載どおり、ふいご状のもの(サメのおもちゃらしい。)で息を噴出すような音、包装用のプチプチを割る音、ビアニカ、リコーダー、ハサミ、ホチキス、テープ(引っ張ってギザギザの刃で切る音)、折り畳み定規のしゅっと閉まる音、ライターのカチッと言う音、文具類等を色々使って、その場でレコーディングしたものをサンプリングして繰り返し(ループで)載せて多重の面白いリズムとハーモニー(美しいメロディ)を造っていくもの。
    見ていて次に何が出てくるかどんな音をどうミックスするのか面白かった。

    7時になると会場は暗転して、上手からRonald登場。
    1曲目。まず、なんかのおもちゃのようなもの(サメだったようだ)で息を吹き出すような音を録音、ループさせる。
    次に、ビニールのプチブチを録音してループして載せる。そこにギターが載る。そして色んな音を重ねていく。
  • Most played albums of 2008

    1. Jan. 2009, 21:59 von pecusita

    Once again, most played albums of this past year. Sorted based on average plays and listed in countdown fashion to make it look a bit more fun and keep you gripping onto your seat until the very end!!!!!! Ok, got a little carried away there, but it’s better when you are scrolling through the unexpected, wondering: “oh, who could possibly be number one?”

    Average plays = Total Plays / Total tracks in the album

    Only full lengths have been included. I will briefly tell you what I liked and disliked about each album… yes, no one is perfect. As well as highlight my top 3 most played songs and which track was left behind.

    15. Johnny Foreigner - Waited Up 'til It Was Light
    Played 305 times – averaged 23 plays per track

    This was the most fun album of the year for me. Good old fashioned pop punk with a seriously heavy dose of catchiness to go around the world for 3 times and keep going!

    With a 14 song track list, some songs are catchier than others and you could feel like you’ve are being given too much of the same formula…
  • my top twenty-five for 2008 (at least out of what i have)

    8. Dez. 2008, 20:34 von CaptainGaylord

    bear in mind there's a ton of albums that came out this year that i haven't heard, also many that i KNOW i need to hear, like the new Sigur Ros. ....why haven't i heard that, anyway?

    the hell is my problem...

    anyway. on we go. aren't you excited?


    25. Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires
    awesome! finally an indie band that's not married to either the dance-punk sound or the "look how depressed i am" sound or the cookie cutter indie alternative sound. loves it.
    current favorites: In the Hospital, Skeleton Boy

    24. Shiny Toy Guns - Season of Poison
    i haven't had much of a chance to listen to this yet, but from what i've heard i can see that the energy from the debut is intact. i do think the addition of heavy guitars was a good idea, it kind of separates them from that whole neo-electro scene they were lumped in with.
    current favorites: Ghost Town, Ricochet!

    23. Chairlift - Does You Inspire You
    damn. i've got to tell you what a loser i felt like when i found out that bruises was in a commercial…
  • Živě: Mogwai, The Twilight Sad, Four Tet [CZE]

    17. Nov. 2008, 8:20 von wokoman

    Sat 15 Nov – Mogwai, The Twilight Sad, Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid

    Dlouho předlouho dopředu se o tom vědělo. Lístky v suchu také s předstihem. Zdraví upevněno, čas vyhrazen. Nic mě tak nemohlo připravit o další hudební masakr roku. Božští Mogwai, skotští The Twilight Sad a velice elektroničtí Four Tet. Na osmou do Archy, bude to masakr.

    Do útrob Archy jsme se dostali někdy před osmou. Musím konstatovat, že je to asi nejhezčí místo, kde jsem na koncertě kdy byl. Pominu-li tedy O2 Arenu. A i ta má své mouchy. Tady bylo útulno, čisto, nový interiér, prostě príma. Sice se tam úspěšně po pár minutách zahulilo, ale jinak si není nač stěžovat. Nějaký drink na začátek a honem k pódiu. Už tam totiž křepčil šedesátiletý černošský bubeník Steve Reid a Four Tet. Spíše, než že by se drželi fláků z aleb, hlavně jamovali. A můžu řict, že se mi to celkem líbilo. Mistr za bicími tomu prostě rozuměl a do toho Kieran loudil všemožné zvuky. Mohli jste se na jejich vystoupení dívat dvěma způsoby. …
  • Mogwai + Fuck Buttons @ Terminal 5

    20. Sep. 2008, 1:49 von pecusita

    Thu 18 Sep – Mogwai, Fuck Buttons

    I've always felt I've needed more of these live music experiences in my life, but sadly couldn't really fulfill them due to being geographically challenged up until this point. To continue my "making up on time" goal, it came the chance for some 'gwai!

    But first, openers Fuck Buttons. I really liked their Street Horrsing EP, but in all honesty I wasn't thrilled or expecting anything from their live show. Why? Because they're DJs, and DJs are a lacklustering live experience. I mean, why on earth would I pay to see a couple of people reproduce the same sounds I've heard tenths of times? For all I know they could have their instruments off and I wouldn't notice.

    I understand if there's some sort of humongous party around it, because it'll add the exhilarating mob mentality, but seeing that this was a Mogwai concert, it wasn't expected to be such thing.

    Seeing that I like their EP, I obviously enjoyed their set. …