• Cvalda/Dibder's Top 100 Albums Of 2009 (40-21)

    28 Dec 2009, 18:57 by CvaldaVessalis

    So, now I'm on the other end of Christmas weekend and a full four-stone heavier (three Christmas dinners in as many days...!), I can carry on with my Top 100 countdown of 2009; hopefully one can expect a few more surprises before New Year's Eve when I'll be divulging my Favorite Album of 2009? If not, oh well, it's no bother... For posterity purposes, please find the next 20 long players to populate my list.

    40. Last Night The Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes In The Street by Jon Hassell
    Pitchfork: "Melting geometrical structures with blur and bent pitches, turning breath to wind and cheating gravity with every updraft ... Wrapping your mind around this music is about as easy as grabbing a fistful of river, but that's precisely what makes it so rewarding." Link
    BBC: "Last Night The Moon... offers up an impeccable soundworld which gradually reveals a sense of deeply meditative interaction…
  • Dibder's New Music Series: Entry 9

    24 Sep 2009, 10:43 by CvaldaVessalis

    The world of music has been dealt quite a few humdingers this past month, what with rappers humiliating teenage girls, founding members being kicked out of their very own pop institutions, the BBC attempting an X Factor style coup with a glamorous new judge (even giving her the same amazing hair) and Fearne Cotton personally making sure my weekday mornings are groan-inducingly horrible. You'd think I'd appreciate when people talk over the songs they play on the radio, especially the crap stuff, but the fact that Fearne waffles on about nothing and gives inane interviews (along the line of: "What's this?" "Oh, yeah, I loved that!" "I remember, it was great!" "AAAAALLLLLL WWWWIIIIILLLL SSSSSSSUFFFFFEERRRRRR!!!!") in such a grating manner with all of the self-importance of a stage school sixth former is enough to make me scream at the worst of times. Especially when she insists on playing Mika's latest single over and over and demands us to learn each time how much she loves it!