• 50 Questions About My Top 50.

    12 May 2008, 22:44 by Glejs

    1. How did you get into 29?

    I probably found out about DMX Krew because of a friend. Great music.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?

    Can't remember.. but the first album I heard by Club 8 was "Nouvelle", and it was the song "Me Too" that did it for me.

    3. What's your favorite lyric by 33?

    Ruyichi Sakamoto (feat. David Sylvian) - world citizen

    "There goes one baby's life
    It's such a small amount
    She's un-American
    I guess it doesn't count

    Six thousand children's lives
    Were simply thrown away
    Lost without medicine
    Inside of thirty days

    In the New York harbour
    Where the stock's withheld
    It was the price we paid
    For a safer world

    World is suffering
    World is suffering
    World is suffering
    World citizen

    In Madhya Pradesh
    Where they're building dams
    They're displacing native people
    From their homes and lands

    So they hunger strike
    Cos they believe they count
    To lose a single life
    Is such a small amount

    In the name of progress
  • sleeve notes, september 2005: four point five inches of stealthy pleasure

    31 Oct 2005, 21:46 by sumit

    This month's cover and gatefold (above) are based on the B-2 stealth bomber, a spectacular piece of technology whose aesthetic appeal rather disguises its unpleasant functionality.

    So these are the "sleeve notes" to the first of a series (hopefully) of mixtapes based around what's been on heavy rotation around my way each month. This edition is (very belatedly) for September 2005, which turned out not to be the greatest time to start. For one thing, I listened to a lot of mixes and live sets this month, which don't really lend themselves to the compilation CD format. For another, I hadn't set up the playlists I'll be using to track this stuff in iTunes. But it'll do for starters, and I was plenty pleased with the sleeve design. If you want a copy, send me a message.

    (1) Operating Ease: I picked this up by entering Autechre as a station in Pandora, which turned up a bunch of (interesting) red herrings and (I think) this track…