Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pod Fodder (Volume One Hundred And Eighty Six)

1. Ghost Of Chance - Wooden Tambourine (Obscure Me)
What an E.P. This is one of four tracks on what I believe to be the New Haven bands debut release but will probably turn out to be their fiftieth just to make me look like a tool. It will be released as a seven inch single on 15th November on the Obscure Me label.

10/30/12 Mr Roboto Project Pittsburgh, PA

 11/1/12 Haymarket Whisky Bar Louisville, KY
11/2/12 tin roof Nashville, TN 
11/3/12 the nick Birmingham, AL
11/4/12 Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta, GA
11/5/12 The Cave Chapel Hill, NC
11/7/12 Kraken bar Chapel Hill, NC
11/8/12 Velvet lounge Washington, DC
11/10/12 Kung fu neck tie Philadelphia, PA
11/12/12 Death by Audio Brooklyn, NY
11/14/12 Bar New Haven

2. Potty Mouth - Superfriends (Feeble Minds/Puzzle Pieces/Ride The Snake)
Another vinyl release which is giving me pleasure at the moment is the debut E.P. by Potty Mouth and I can't really tell you much about it as I know bugger all  except for the fact that it contains six trackks and makes a lovely noise. What more can you ask for? Interestingly this record seems to be a split release between no less than three labels. How that works I have no idea I'm just glad someone has put this record out.

PSY058 Samora - The Unspeakable 
The Unspeakable is a beautiful collection of Ambient tracks that feature spoken word poetry by accomplished cellist Christine Hanson. 
Enrico provides the perfect soundtrack and creates drifting washes of ambience where time seems to stand still.
Enrico Marani - After T.A.C. (Tomografia Assiale Computerizzata), the cult post-industrial Italian band, he joined Le Forbici Di Manitù and later founded Duo Zero and 2 Blue. He collaborated with musicians such as Ursula Rucker, Tim Motzer, Christine Hanson, Dj Rocca, Maffia Soundsystem, Fabrizio Tavernelli among others. He worked even for art expositions producing soundscapes in collaboration with artists as like Andrea Chiesi and Paul Caponigro.
Christine Hanson - Music has taken Christine from touring Canada’s High Arctic with a tango trio to playing traditional music in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. While classically trained, Christine in her many roles – cellist, composer and sound designer – is eclectic in her musical explorations. Her experiences include compositional commissions, arranging, studio work, theatre work, and performing as an ensemble musician with a variety of groups that play classical, folk, pop-jazz, and experimental music. She is also an experienced instructor, teaching professional master classes in workshop settings on both sides of the Atlantic.Christine also appears with the Amati trio in Canada.
Album stream here :

3. Samora - Caos (Psychonavigation)
Check out that sleeve. Give it a couple of months and hopefully that will be the view from my window (minus the trees and add a few houses). The music just about equals the beauty of the sleeve with six ambient pieces interspersed with a rather nice voice (Christine Hanson) reading poetry as you will discover on this track.

4. Shoxx - Dark Cylinder (Demo)
Possibly not the best quality sound but I quite like it that way. This is a track from a demo cassette by Shoxx who I'm pretty sure come fighting out of New York City but as with everything I say don't take is as gospel as I have been know to have been completely wrong on more than a million occasions. I'm not entirely sure where you can get a copy of this cassette. I thought it might have been available on the c6 Recordings website but as I write this it isn't.

5. The Telescopes - Black Eyes Dog (Trensmat)
This is the lead track on a seven inch single released earlier in the year on Trensmat Records. Unfortunately the seven inch is now sold out on the Trensmat website but they do have several other records for sale which look interesting and I think an order will have to be placed.

Niña Ciboulette cover art

6. Nina Ciboulette - Nubes (Self Released)
Taken from Nina Ciboulette's self titled debut album which is available as a free download from here. Very nice.

7. Delay Trees - Future (Soliti)
Taken from the Finnish bands new album album "Doze" which is available now on Soliti Records.

My Society cover art

8. Heart Of Hearts - Grass Mask (Bleek)
This track come from the new record by Greg Hatem aka Heart Of Hearts. The album is called "My Society" and features a trio of fanatical looking birds on the sleeve which look quite menacing after a bottle of wine. It's available digitally if that's your thing or you could push the boat out and get one of the very limited (100) vinyl copies which would enable the three birds with four feet to look even more haunting.

January, February, March, Ely, Cambridge EP cover art

9. The Sunbathers - It Doesn't Matter If It Rains (Dufflecoat)
One of five tracks on an E.P. entitled "January, February, March, Ely, Cambridge" which is available from Dufflecoat Records or as a download from their Bandcamp page.


10. Russell Haswell - Aarhus, April 5, 2010, Part 2 (UHJ) (Ideal)
I finished the last Fodder with a track from the new Russell Haswell E.P. "Factual" which is probably the best electronic record I've heard all year. This by comparison is a track from a new album which is not strictly new as it was recorded live or should I say taken from live recordings made across Scandinavia in 2010 and thus has the snappy title "Scandinavian Parts (Immersive Live Salvage Supplement)" and is as noisy as my missus in a bad mood. As far as I'm aware it's only available on CD which is a bit of a rarity these days although I could be completely wrong about that.

Elsewhere cover art

11. The Pear Traps - Sister (Self Released)
Taken from a four track E.P. called "Elsewhere" which can be downloaded for a price of your choosing from their Bandcamp Page.

Snow Light

12. Snow Palms - Index Of Rivers (Village Green)
I'll finish this weeks fodder with some moments of beauty. It is actually snowing as I write this. It's the first time I've ever seen snow in October but I'm sure it must have happened before. Personally I'm hoping for a harsh winter with loads of the stuff but perhaps I'm in a minority there.
This album sounds like it's all about snow and is the perfect soundtrack to those snowy days which hopefully won't be too far away. The record is called "Intervals" and will be released on Village Green on 19th November.


  1. Boo! MediaFire appear to have spiked it already!

  2. Anonymous10:34 am

    This file has been identified as a copyright protected work and cannot be distributed using MediaFire. Anychance of re up via different site!

  3. Anonymous11:30 am

    Hey Kris i have tried link again and get same message "This file has been identified as a copyright protected work and cannot be distributed using MediaFire"
    Permission Denied.
    So don't know whats going on. Have you tried link without being logged into mediafire?

  4. Should be fine now. I have no idea what the issue is as no one has emailed me and Mediafire have told me nothing. As far as I'm aware all tracks are fine to post.

  5. Anonymous3:23 pm

    Cheers Kris
    All working now, i have never had a problem before with any download from your site, it seems really strange.

  6. Anonymous5:24 pm

    Hmm still seems to not be working

  7. Same issue here. I had this happen to my blog a week ago. Now I'm using a different filesharing site.

  8. Anonymous1:51 pm

    i get the same error... somebody doesn't like one of your tracks this week

  9. Graham7:13 am

    Still getting the same error :( Got it on someone else's mix on mideiafire a week ago as well. Oddly your other more recent downloads are fine although they all seem to require a captcha

  10. Anonymous9:42 pm

    Any chance of a re-up of this one? Or a posting to another host? Would love to hear a couple of these tracks. Thanks.

  11. Anonymous7:20 pm

    Cannot download this for the same reason as everyone above :( Can you upload on a different host?

  12. Adrian8:10 pm

    I can't download either - would love to hear it. Could anyone who has downloaded post it to another host?

  13. Never did get to download this. Anyone manage it?

    Shame that Mediafire is taking Pod Fodder offline almost instantly. No one else seems to re-up.

    Any chance of a re-up Kris?

  14. Anonymous3:54 pm

    same here. please re-up. thanks

  15. Sorry chaps but I can't upload this one again. I've tried three times and every time it gets taken down almost immediately. I have no idea why or which is the offending track. I will however be including some of these tracks in future Fodders so if there is a particular one you want to hear let me know.

  16. Thanks Kris, appreciate you trying.

    You've already included the track I wanted to hear in another recent Fodder, so happy me :)

    Aside from wanting to collect an entire set of your Pod Fodders, I can't really whinge now! Just glad you keep bringing me new music that I can then go on to buy.