KID SHIRT

Thursday, October 04, 2007

CHANNEL TWO

Interesting that Simon R should mention the 2562 single (which imho is fucking great) - I wrote a capsule review of it for the ish of FACT before last which got elbowed out of the ink edition by an extended album review section. It is a triffik single, and v. original sounding, so even tho it's been around for a while, it deserves a big-up and investigation by the more adventurous of y'all, so here a rewind:

2562 – “Channel Two”/“Circulate” (Tectonic)

On “Circulate,” the beats skip in double-time like Fred Astaire’s disembodied dancing-shoes or Dorothy off to see the Wizard. There are splashy claps, robotic dog yelps and a bass-line that rolls along like cast-iron tumbleweed. But “Channel Two” is seriously progressive shit: more futuristic Berlin-Detroit-Dubstep cross-talk with a staccato b-line and syncopated synthsquelch that sounds like Eddie “Flashin’” Fowlkes partying in St. Pauls.


2562 hangs over here - go check if you like beats with broken-legged syncopation. I knew bugger-all about the guy except he was Dutch...when I asked Pinch a few weeks back, he said:
"Well, I don't have a lot of info about him really...he used to produce dubbed-out Broken Beat as Dogdaze and has a more Techno alter ego too, I forget what it is tho, unfortunately...I will send u the beats to listen to in full..."

ACID MOTHERLY LOVE

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O.

'Acid Motherly Love' Tour November 2007

Weds 7 LONDON Old Blue Last (Last.FM Night)
Thu 8 BRISTOL Thekla
Fri 9 BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Sat 10 MANCHESTER Urbis
Sun 11 LIVERPOOL Magnet, Hardman Street
Mon 12 GALWAY Roisin Dubh, Dominick Street
Tue 13 CORK Crane Lane Theatre, Crane Lane / Phoenix Street
Wed 14 DUBLIN Whelans
Thu 15 BELFAST The Pavilion, Ormeau Road
Fri 16 GLASGOW Stereo
Sun 18 LONDON Corsica Studios

ICE BIRD SPIRAL HIT THE (STOKES CROFT) ROAD

Just breaking off from some intense small-hours deadline-chasin' work to make an announcement:

T'would appear that Cloudboy and I in our psychedelic-surrealist-noise guise as Ice Bird Spiral will be supporting the mighty Sunburned Hand of the Man at The Croft, Bristol, on monday, 5th November, a few days before our Trowbridge gig at Sonic Sanctuary.

More news as we get it.

Trying verrrrrry hard not to punch the air right now.