Firstly apologies for the recent break in service. This is largly because everything has been going rather badly of late. My business is on the verge of liquidation and in two weeks will have ceased trading. I'm in court next week when the bank will try to re-possess my house and my internet access at home has been cut off because I didn't pay the bill. So the upshot of all this is that I'm going to have to find new employment asap and if anyone happens to know of any all offers are welcome.
At least the last bit has been sorted and my internet access was restored yesterday enabeling me to get into my inbox for the first time in about a month so if you have sent files via e-mail over the last month I've only just been able to retrieve them and will try and get through as many of them as possible over the weekend. Some of the tracks I've heard so far have been rather good...
First of all Sunny Summer Day are certainly a band it seems right to listen to at the moment. The music is remeniscent of some of the kind of stuff which would once have been found on the Sarah Records label. This track is taken from the "Me, Myself & The Empty Soul" ep on Letterbox Records and can be purchased for the price of £2.99 from HERE
Sunny Summer Day - So Much Fun
Also avaliable from Letterbox records as part of their current download only series comes an ep by a Polish band who are new to me called "Iowa Super Soccer". They have just released their debut album "Lullabies To Keep Your Eyes Closed" and this too is well worth the effort.
Iowa Super Soccer - The River
....but my favorite band at the moment have chosen to call themselves "My Milky Way Arms" and take first prize for the press release of the week, I mean....
"It was just last summer when MilkMan set out on a dangerous quest to find his true inner self. He traveled north, into the farthest arctic tundra, subsisting off of only melted ice and lamas bread for weeks on end. Just as he was about to turn back, he happened upon a massive castle made of ice and snow. He entered the castle. Inside the castle, Milk Man stumbled upon a pile of elaborate glistening crystals. Each individual crystal produced its own specific frequency. Milk Man brought these crystals back home to study and decipher with his trusty sidekick Tim2k, a young lost soul he encountered in his travels. Using state of the art musical equipment, they successfully broke the mystical code and were soon arranging and composing symphonies out of these crystals; tweaked electronic versions of the original crystal operas. Having found the meaning behind their newly acquired powers, they realized their purpose was to share these melodies with all of humankind. Their mystical collaboration, My Milky Way Arms, showcases a breathtaking blend of noise and electronica. Like staring right into the Milky Way itself, experiencing this music will leave the listener feeling utterly insignificant"
Despite all that they turn out to be just a bit on the good side and their self titled ep which is being released through Milky Syndicate is a bit of a stunner. A couple of things the press release did miss out though is where and where you can buy the damn thing.
My Milky Way Arms - Magneto (Aahhh!!!)
My Milky Way Arms - Unbearable Lightness Of Being
My Milky Way Arms - Sunshine
And finally for today here's a few tracks from Jaguar Farm who name My Bloody Valentine, Stereolab & Pavement among their influences. For more details check out their (I say their, I'm pretty sure it's actually just one person) MySpace Page
Jaguar Farm - Autobus
Jaguar Farm - Blizzard