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  • Nigel Quest on Radio4A.org.uk 9/11/08

    9 Nov 2008, 16:30 by ramblin_man

    From 6:30-8pm GMT I'll be playing music from:

    Shellac
    The Samuel Jackson Five
    Don Caballero
    Grails
    My Bloody Valentine
    Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid
    You Slut
    The Tuss
    Slint

    Listen here (from web browser) or here (drag link into Winamp, Foobar, Itunes or whatever other media player).
  • For Brightonians...

    15 Oct 2007, 16:02 by megabyte_

    City by Billie The Vision and the Dancers speaks volumes to me, as a Brighton resident.
    I love this city.
  • Smugbunting tracklist : 23/04/07

    25 Apr 2007, 03:11 by ramblin_man

  • Top 10 Music Quiz

    12 Feb 2007, 03:51 by willmunn

    Name your top 10 most played band on Last.fm:

    1 Nick Drake
    2 Pink Floyd
    3 Roots Manuva
    4 Sigur Rós
    5 Davy Graham
    6 Radiohead
    7 Soweto Kinch
    8 Four Tet
    9 DJ Shadow
    10 Björk

    Now answer the questions according to the numbers:

    1. What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    Radiohead - Karma Police

    2. What is your favourite album of 2?
    Pink Floyd - Darkside of the moon

    3. What is your favourite lyric that 5 has sung?
    "Hey Baby won't you please come quick, this old cocaine's making me sick, cocaine all around my brain."

    4. How many times have you seen 4 live?
    None.

    5. What is your favourite song by 7?
    Soweto Kinch - Ridez

    6. What is a good memory you have considering the music of 10?
    Discovering her whilst guitar teching for simon and sarah (they covered one of her songs)

    7. Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
    Roots Manuva - Too Cold
    (that's pretty sad i guess but it doesn't make me particularly sad)

    8. What is your favourite lyric that 2 has sung?
    "If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding, how can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?"

    9. What is your favourite song by 9?
    Dj Shadow - Short Stem, long stem

    10. How did you get in to 3?
    My Good friend mr Paddy White

    11. What was the first song you heard by 1?
    Nick Drake - River Man

    12. What is your favourite song by 4?
    Sigur Ros - Svefn-g-englar

    13. How many time have you seen 9 live?
    Once, awesome show, in hyde park, highly recommend.

    14. what is a good memory you have concerning 2?
    Getting scared shitless the first time i heard the clocks in "Time"

    15. Is there a song of 8 that makes you sad?
    Four Tet - Unspoken

    16. What is your favourite lyric that 3 has sung?
    "I hate this world so much i'm shitting out love!"

    17. what is your favourite song of 1?
    Nick Drake - Day is done

    18. What is your favourite song of 10?
    Bjork - Hyper Ballad

    19. How many times have you seen 8 live?
    Zero.

    20. What is your favourite album of 1?
    Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left

    21. What is a great memory you have considering 9?
    Reading 1984 by george orwell with entroducing in the background, the perfect soundtrack.

    22. What was the first song you heard by 8?
    Four Tet - she moves she (probably my favorite four tet song)RadioheadNick DrakeRoots ManuvaSigur RosDavy GrahamSoweto KinchFour TetDJ ShadowBjork
  • Top Albums Of 2006 and why

    19 Dec 2006, 04:19 by willmunn

    Here Are My Favorite Albums Of The Year with a little bit about why i like them, Please add albums or extra comments to the list...

    Thom Yorke - The Eraser

    The attention to detail of producton on this album is phenomenal, from the 8 bit filtered Piano on the breakdown of the title track to the funky bassline mixed with eerie synths on Black Swan and the precision of the drum editing throughout the album. This album is the perfect blend of electronica and song writing. Genius

    The Mars Volta - Amputecture

    Although this album seems to break away from the complexity of it's predecessor, It brings the melodic talents of the band to the forefront. Particularly poignant is the warped spanish acoustic Asilos Magdalena. The album still displays the virtuousity of it's members (The intro bass solo on Day Of The Baphomets is particularly impressive) and their talent for establishing and evolving rhythmicly hypnotic cells. Although perhaps not the bands best effort It's definately worth a listen.

    Jenna G - For Lost Friends

    Finally Someone injects a little soul into Drum 'n' Bass! Jenna's voice adds the live element which is so often missing from electronic music. Rather than simply producing a load of dance floor friendly tunes, she brings true songwriting skills adding a mixture of catchy and dark melodies and at times very personal lyric writing. The album also features some of the top producers in the genre such as Zinc, Chase & Status and AI. My Favorite track has to be Don't Bury Me. Although I only bought the 4 track vinyl edition, I'm sure the CD edition is worth getting.

    Hot Chip - The Warning

    I only properly discovered Hot Chip this year after hearing a lot about them and seeing them live at lovebox festival where their impressive performance brought me to getting this album. The album sounds like what I think daft punk would have had they been british and slightly depressed fused with the soundtrack to Blade Runner. The album has a kind of sarcastic funkiness about it that reminds me of kraftwerk and although it seems to emphasise an electronic coldness, it manages to be emotinaly striking at the same time. Stand out tracks for me include 'And I was A Boy From School', 'Look After Me', 'Arrest Yourself' and the single, 'Over and Over'.

    Tool - 10,0000 Days

    This album had a lot to live upto, and although it isn't quite on the same level as Lateralus, Tool manage to engulf you into a dark atmosphere of tribal rhythms, psalm like chants and epic apocalyptic riffs and even get quite funky on 'the pot'. This is one of those albums you have to listen to from begining to end to realy understand. Reading this back I sound pretty negative for some reason but this is a great album!

    The Mars VoltaAmputectureAmputectureThe EraserJenna GJenna GHot ChipTool
  • Faces For Radio's Thematic Connections, Part One - One.

    5 Jun 2006, 13:35 by facesforradio

    Starting in the new academic year the radio show I do with my girlfriend is going to take new shape in that we, as well as the other shows on a Wednesday night under my influence are going to focus on a single theme and carry this theme across the three hours.

    Anyway, to get more speedily to the point, our opening show is going to be devoted to the great opening tracks. What better theme indeed to get things off to a kicking start?

    I thought that those interested in music would like also to consider their collections and join in with the fun.

    For my first contribution, as it should be I should like to offer the following:-

    Rich

    This is the opening track from Fever To Tell, debut album back in 2003. This to me speaks of a time when music was beginning to get interesting again. Coming out at about the same time as Make Up the Breakdown, they were the modern equivalent of Siouxsie to the Heat's Cure.

    The moment upon which I heard this song, therefore, is the same moment in which the spark of interest in the musical world around me was reinvigorated.

    But old or new, the opening track of the album has almost always stood as the ultimate test on any self-respecting band's opus. First impressions count for a lot, so tell me: which first impressions really stand out for you?
  • Who else HATES James Blunt?

    2 Feb 2006, 19:26 by no-genius

    There must be more people who don't like James Blunt. let the backlash begin (er, continue)
  • University of Sussex community.

    24 Jan 2006, 12:29 by facesforradio

    Though I have been inactive for a while, taking a brief hiatus up in York, I am still looking for ways to build the University of Sussex group into something bigger. If we gather enough members to the group then we can generate a series of charts that, should I decide to follow it through, I can play on URF, our student radio station, to rather more truly reflect the transient tastes of the students of the university.

    So, keep on listening to music and get other people to join the website and the group and, once these charts start to take shape, I'll dedicate a show to playing them through. This has been discussed and met with approval at the most recent of the URF society meetings.

    Thoughts on this will be welcomed. And if you are a University of Sussex student please do join up and convince others to do so. We can make this something big.

    Jay (Faces For Radio).