• Rotations (October 19)

    19 Oct 2008, 23:34 by liftmuziek

    Here comes your October installment of Headphone Commute reviews with a few excellent interviews with Hauschka, Last Days, Max Richter, Deru, Anders Ilar. Some really good albums in here, which I hope you will enjoy. As always, I would appreciate a comment or two, and would love it if you could Subscribe to RSS Feed. No time is wasted - here it comes!



    Hauschka - Ferndorf (130701)

    When I'm in the mood for classical piano and chamber music, I usually turn to a bottomless repertoire of Tchaikovsky, Liszt, Chopin, Stravinsky and Beethoven. For a more edgier, experimental, and contemporary feel, I queue up modern classical composers like Arvo Pärt, Phillip Glass, Nico Muhly and Max Richter. I'm definitely adding Hauschka to the latter list. I first discovered Volker Bertelmann upon the release of his sophomore album The Prepared Piano (Karaoke Kalk, 2005). …
  • My CDs/EPs

    2 Feb 2008, 17:34 by -_Apocalypse_-

    Music I currently have access to (owning the CD or having rented):


    The Fall Of Math
    Hole EP
    One Time For All Time
    The Destruction of Small Ideas
    The Distant & Mechanised Glow of Eastern European Dance Parties EP


    Analogue Bubblebath III

    From Which Of This Oak
    Pale Folklore
    Of Stone, Wind and Pillor
    The Mantle
    Ashes Against The Grain

    Aphex Twin
    I Care Because You Do
    Come To Daddy EP

    Vehicles and Animals
    Beyond The Neighbourhood
    Hurricane (single)


    Badly Drawn Boy
    Hour Of The Bewilderbeast
    Have You Fed The Fish?
    About A Boy Soundtrack
    Live At Glastonbury
    One Plus One Is One

    Bloc Party
    Little Thoughts EP
    Silent Alarm
    Silent Alarm Remixed
    A Weekend In The City
    Hunting For Witches (single)
    Flux (single)

    Boards of Canada
    Music Has The Right To Children

    Brian Eno
    Apollo (Atmospheres & Soundtracks)


    Mask EP

  • Flashbacks (October 14-19)

    20 Oct 2007, 01:43 by liftmuziek

    So this week I decided to dust off some old CDs, just so that I can rip them into Apple Lossless for my new iPod and enjoy them all over again. My biggest personal goal was to find out how well these classics preserved. After a week of revisiting these old and dear friends, I wasn't disappointed. Generally, when speaking about the "classics" I can go on and on. But instead, I want to share a list of what I actually listened to this week. Perhaps it will get you to pop these gems back into your rotations.

    DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (Mo Wax, 1996)
    A beautiful work that still feels fresh after ten years! In his first groundbreaking full-length work, Josh enters the Guinness World Records for the "First Completely Sampled Album". But one doesn't detect even a bit of reuse, as DJ Shadow re-assembles and re-shapes the pieces into new compositions. Still as exciting as the day I bought it. And you! You've heard it, right? To me, besides Preemptive Strike, there haven't been another album like it.
  • Tom Jenkinson and Evan Parker live at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    18 Jul 2007, 15:42 by Juhatuomas


    One of the most anticipated concerts in years came after one of the most confusing events (the amazing Il Tempo del Postino). Virtuoso bass guitar player Tom Jenkinson, who under his moniker Squarepusher has stunned audiences all over the planet with his bolts of hyper-jungle drum and bass playing, performed with music legend Evan Parker on Monday night at the Southbank Center in London.

    The sight of 800 mostly young, hip Warp aficionados at the Queen Elizabeth Hall - reminiscing Warp and Jonny Greenwood with the London Sinfonietta - to see a seated concert in three movements at the impossible time of 7.30 P.M, has become familiarly unfamiliar. Jenkinson, casually dressed and in good spirit, greeted the cheering crowd with a shy smile and sincere thank you before his set, which lasted no longer than 40 minutes.

    A very concentrated performance of extraordinary creativity, a demonstration of the true mastering of an instrument. …
  • A list of Splendid Splendidness

    20 Apr 2007, 22:25 by Gnac

    This entry serves two main purposes: one is sort of useful and the other(s) is/are utterly stupid.

    First, the stupid reasons: to pimp this link in the artist pages of everyone I listen to, to shamelessly get people to click on it, and to annoy those who did.

    Second, to test a PHP script which automatically extracts data from Winamp generated HTML playlists - so I can honestly say that this DOES contain everything on my playlist at the time I made this entry.

    1300 Items

    1-Speed Bike (1-Speed Bike)
    13 & God (13 & God)

    3 Studies for a Crucifixion (3 Studies For A Crucifixion)
    324 (324)
    360° Positive Rockers (360° Positive Rockers)

    The 45 King + John Klemmer (The 45 King + John Klemmer)

    5th Garden (5th Garden)

    8-Bit Weapon (8-Bit Weapon)
    808 State (808 State)
    8up (8up)

    9 Lazy 9 (9 Lazy 9)

    µ-Ziq (µ-Ziq)

    A.P.E. (A.P.E.)
    Aavikko (Aavikko)
    Aavikko & Kabar (Aavikko & Kabar)
    Above the Law (Above the Law)
    Aceyalone (Aceyalone)