Well I Wonder ...

All men have secrets and here is mine so let it be known...

Monday, January 24, 2005

The Message...

Listening to : St. Germain -Sure Thing

Yes. I'm still alive. Well? Well I dunno... Alive is good enough i suppose. People keep telling me I have plenty to be thankful for so I'm going on their word for now.

As for music... despite the fact that I'm currently listening to some fabulous modern techno-jazz fusion vibes at the moment I've been wasting inordinate amounts of free time digging out cheesy 80s retro-dance, breakdance, and old school club hits. It was all brought on by listening to a few strong retro sounding tracks from the stellar new Prodigy album and a couple of other synth drenched tunes by Robots in Disguise (thanks Ry - I'm addicted now!!!). Classics by Afrika Bambaata and the Soul Sonic Force and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Hashim, The Freaks Come Out At Night by Whodini, File 13, Look Out Weekend by Debbie Deb, Tour De France by Kraftwerk, and my current fave for some reason - the lush synthpop sounds of Walkman On by SSQ (who eventually became known as Stacey Q) - this is a taste of what has been gracing my soundsystems lately. Sorry to disappoint but we all get in these moods... Well I do anyways...

On a different note... Another amazing album I've been checking out lately is Cooper Temple Clause - Kick Up The Fire, And Let The Flames Break Loose. I mentioned about being a bit intrigued by a bunch of bearded weirdos playing some quite likeable stuff at Curiosa on the second stage in the summer. There was so much to absorb from that concert that i never got around to digging some of their stuff out till recently. Well wow!!! I managed to get a copy of this cd and it is stellar. Wish I checked it out sooner. A load of indie style guitars and writing, a touch of synthpop and a splash of heavy rythms thrown in here and there making for a spacious collage of sonic art. Intriguing and very special. I'm Hooked.