Despite having never heard anything by Standish/Carlyon, I had been eagerly awaiting for their album to drop, after PC and Dave strongly advised me to keep an eye out for them. So I pre-ordered “Deleted Scenes” and patiently waited… And luckily, it was most definitely worth the wait. This is quickly becoming one of my favourite albums of 2013. It feels like a very worthy successor to Nicolas Makelberge’s wonderful “Dying In Africa”. Much like Makelberge, Standish/Carlyon have groove and charm, and they are a pleasure to listen to. This album is well worth checking. Big recommendation from the ssgs:
You can buy it directly through bandcamp.
I’ve been wanting to put together a new mix for a while, but haven’t really had the right time / headspace to do so. I’m now traveling in Europe and I am currently in Copenhagen, a city I really appreciate. Being here and being reunited with PC was enough inspiration to make this new mix happen. It’s nothing fancy, just a collection of tracks I’ve been enjoying recently. The mix is perhaps a bit ‘lighter’ than what’s normal for me, but that’s fine… Hopefully it is something you can relax to and enjoy.
1. Johnny Hawksworth – ‘The Beginning’
2. David Behrman – ‘On The Other Ocean’
3. Justin Meyers – ‘Drone No Stasis’
4. JD Emmanuel – ‘Illusions’
5. Food Pyramid and Roy Orb D.M.T. – ‘Passage Rites’
6. Larry Heard – ‘Rain’
7. Entro Senestre – ‘Constant Elevation’
8. Steve Moore – ‘Light Echoes’
9. Petar Dundov – ‘Ideas From The Pond’
10. Hermann Langschwert – ‘Integrator’
“Recently discovered long-lost gem! First released on an obscure label in the 70s/80s, now remastered by Dubplates and Mastering (who else does mastering?!), 500 copies, 180 gram coloured vinyl, deluxe special gatefold edition with extensive liner notes. Essential must have! No represses! (until this one sells out).”
A variation on this blurb appears on Boomkat on an almost daily basis, and plenty of the time these reissues turn out to be horribly mediocre. I’ve been burned by a lot of reissued crap (this one most recently) and I now tend to be much more sceptical. But sometimes you do hit across some really amazing records that have been rediscovered. These are two ones I’ve picked up recently, which I strongly recommend checking:
Klaus Schulze & Günter Schickert – “The Schulze-Schickert Session“: This could be my favourite record of the year. Blissful combo of synths and guitar. Reminds me a bit of the lovely Franco Falsini reissue on Spectrum Spools last year. I’ve got the vinyl, but supposedly the CD version has a few extra tracks, so I have just ordered that too.
Mammane Sani et son Orgue – “La Musique Electronique du Niger”: Just picked this one up and it’s pretty amazing. Basically it is just one dude jamming on his shitty electronic organ in the 70s. In that way it is a bit reminiscent of Heatsick’s work, as he is getting the most possible out of some very limited gear. But it also has an almost J.D. Emmanuel kind of vibe with the melodies and ambiance he creates.