Wednesday, 01 August 2007
Easily one of the most discerning magazines out there, Waxpoetics is always a damn good read from cover to cover, throwing two fingers at internet only magazines everywhere. This time there is a cover feature on sonic shape-shifters Mandrill, a killer live-poster feature on James Brown (typically lavishly printed I might add), an article on Portishead man Andy Smith, and writing on Brazillian musician Marcos Valle among many others. It's the kind of magazine that you can't help but learn from, priding itself in solid writing and being feature packed rather than dumbing down like … Read more
Monday, 02 July 2007
Tuesday, 08 May 2007
Legendary Factory Records post-punkers Section 25 are on the cusp of releasing their latest album so it seems just about the right time to launch this live DVD on the world. Formed back in 1978 when the planet was just that little bit easier to get along with, the band ended up touring with Joy Division, Durutti Column and A Certain Ratio among other bands and released four albums for Factory Records before disbanding in 1986. Eventually the band reformed in 2001, and the performances captured here are from their 2006 tour. This is stunning stuff showing the return of an under-appreciated part … Read more
Thursday, 01 February 2007
This double-disc DVD features footage from two different shows on two different tours. The concert on the first disc is taken from the second of the band’s three-date sold out stint at Brixton Academy back in 2004, during the Abbottoir Blues European tour. The second disc features footage culled from the Hammersmith Apollo show on the Nocturama tour of 2003, alongside some great bonus material like a behind the scenes look at the ‘Bring It On’ video shoot and the short film, ‘Abbottoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus’. In addition to all this, you get music videos for seven … Read more
Friday, 26 January 2007
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Wednesday, 25 October 2006
Massive collection of videos and remixes for the 'Sound Mirrors' album, with a beautifully designed DVD menu and 32 page booklet packaged in a DVD box. Made in collaboration with freelance music video commissioner Vez they set about taking the medium of the music video out of the realm of MTV and the cheesy promo, resulting in a lush and detailed audiovisual archive for the album. The DVD tracklisting is as follows : True Skool (Clay Lipsky) Just For The Kick (Smuggling Peanuts) Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Clay Lipsky) Mr Nichols (Andreas Riiser) A Whistle & A Prayer (Woof Wan-Bau) Ev… Read more
Wednesday, 11 October 2006
ISIS fans take note, this is a release made just for us - without any pretentiousness or cynicism we have a bumper DVD package that compiles not only the finest moments from their live tours (including an entire performance recorded in Australia!) but a gorgeous full length promo video and a bunch of extra material. It really is a fan's dream package, the selected live excerpts concentrating on much loved tracks (of course replayed the 'live way' for extra value) and the live show being one of the band's favourite ever performances. It always seems to be difficult for me to get excited about DVD … Read more
Monday, 25 September 2006
Just as I was beginning to get bored with regular magazines this drops onto my desk to prove there's some life in the old dog yet. Printed like a thick paperback and coming packaged with a bumper cd this is really proof that you can actually do things differently. With interviews, features, comics and more it's a fabulously diverse read, giving a good overview of why American independent culture is worth giving a damn about right now, and the cd's just great, featuring :Page France, Okkervil River, Radio Four, Destroyer, Califone, The Blow, The Plants and many more! Evidently quite the labour of love, and a wonderful read to boot.
Tuesday, 11 July 2006
Now available at a special price for a limited time only. Since the mid-nineties and the groundbreaking Stealth parties at the Blue Note in Hoxton Square, Ninja Tune has been almost as well respected for its engagement with visuals as it has for its audio. Now at last, the two come together on this massive retrospective of almost a decade of experiment, innovation, humour and weirdness. The ZenTV DVD has twice the capacity of a normal DVD, containing as it does 35 promo videos from the label, a fifteen minute audiovisual mix and a 30 minutes audio mix from Hexstatic.. You can also look up a… Read more
Thursday, 15 June 2006
Latest issue of this excellent mag, featuring Aphex Twin, Dirty Pretty Things (coverstars), The Raconteurs, Klaxons, Altern 8, The Rapture, The Futureheads, Hop Hop Family Tree, Nick Zinner, Peaches, Thurston Moore, Luciano, Dan Sartain, Lilly Allen, Kitsuné, Professor Green, Nation Of Shopkeepers, Jamie T, The Pipettes, The Fratellis, Boys Noize, Newham Generals, Mr Hudson, Bat For Lashes, MC Ghetto, Xerox Teens, Digitalism, Vile Imbeciles, Konrad Black...132 pages of the finest music, penned by the country’s best writers and the captured by the finest photographers.
Thursday, 01 June 2006
A tasty compendium of Maximo Park's 'A Certain Trigger' campaign, featuring a veritable array of content for Maximo fans and music lovers alike. A two disc (one DVD, one CD) set housed in a limited edition deluxe casebound book with 16 page booklet featuring writing and photos from the band. Includes live performance at Brixton Academy in London, the final date on their 2006 Headlining NME Awards Tour, mastered in 5:1 surround sound. Close up and personal documentary filmed intimately by friends of the band whilst on the NME tour. Live in Newcastle on 29.01.06 capturing the hysteria and raw … Read more
Thursday, 26 January 2006
This excellent double DVD package features the legendary tour film “The road to god knows where” and “Live at the Paradiso”, both available together here for the first time on DVD. Described by the NME on its original VHS release as “the definitive documentary of the music business in its glorious, monotonous reality”, The Road To God Knows Where by Uli M. Schueppel is an intimate and revealing insight into a band on the road. Filming during their US tour in Feb / March 1989, we see life on the road as it truly was. On the road – at the hotel – s… Read more
Friday, 09 December 2005
The DVD Edition features the video for the single, plus exclusive behind the scenes footage, plus another ace remix, this time from DUB operator Kettel...
Thursday, 08 December 2005
Foggy Notions is back , re-launched with number 100 issue ( just the re-start no.) Full of bumper interviews and reviews of every genre of music. As with all Foggy Notion's its an 80 plus page coffee table type mag, boasting a strong visual design, in depth writing and original illustrations on a tactile matt paper finish. Franz Ferdinand grace the cover of this issue which also includes in-depth articles and interviews with Antony and the Johnsons, Gang of Four, Devendra Banhart, Diplo,Sufjan Stevens, Konono no.1, M.I.A etc aswell as many other feature's , reviews and drawings… Read more
Thursday, 24 November 2005
This is the band’s first DVD, over 4 1/2 hours of live performances & extras. The 2 DVD set comprises of a 14 track selection of the bands favourite performances from around the world, including their first ever US show & their homecoming at T In The Park 2004, ‘Tour De Franz’, a behind the scenes look at the band on the road, and specially commissioned Karaoke videos of ‘Take Me Out’ & ‘The Dark Of The Matinee’, so you can sing along to your favourite Franz songs. On the 2nd DVD are two full live shows, Live in Brixton and San Francisco. These shows are presented in Dolby 5:1. It doesn’t stop … Read more
Thursday, 03 November 2005
A bit of double-team action from the boy Hebdon here, releasing both a DVD of visual accompaniment to his 'Everything Ecstatic' album and a CD full of reinterpretations and new tracks that don't look beyond the mirror for contributors. Coming on the back of his fabulous 'A Joy' EP, the new rejigs of 'Everything Ecstatic' included here greatly reward with perseverance; a 'Turtle Turtle Up (extended mix)' building into a terrifying polemic on the power of repetitive and gently garnished beats, whilst 'This Is Six Minutes' (which clocks in at 6:03 by our reckoning...) soun… Read more
Friday, 14 October 2005
Stephane Sednaoui has become one of the most internationally renowned photographers and directors since his introduction to the world of fashion by Jean-Paul Gaultier. At age 21, Stephane worked with photographer William Klein as the casting director and still photographer for his film La Mode, Mode D'Emploi; by age 22 he was working full-time as a professional photographer. Since 1985 Stephane has applied his unique photographic style to editorial fashion, celebrity portraiture, advertising print, and photojournalism, becoming one of its most celebrated players.His first ma… Read more
Thursday, 06 October 2005
The first single to be taken from the Mode's 11th studio album (daringly entitled, wait for it...'Playing The Angel'), 'Precious' is a fancy-ass DVD (videos, the lot!) release that is textbook fare; made intriguing by their ability to coax Kompakt into providing Michael Mayer on remix duty. Written by Martin Gore and produced by Blur and Doves man Ben Hillier, 'Precious' is just as you'd expect; hi-NRG and lots of hooks that seem initially flat but are soon buried deep within the subconscious making a right nuisance of themselves. Ignoring the dot-to-dot rejig (which isn't bad) from Motor, Michae… Read more
Thursday, 07 April 2005
A Live dvd + cd document of contemporary wire, recorded in april 2004, at the three-city triptych festival in scotland. honed to a fine performance edge from their live forays to europe earlier in the year, wire present their fierce, high-velocity set based around the 2003 album 'send', with encores including 'strange', '106 beats that', 'surgeon's girl', and 'pink flag'. their first album in over a decade, 'send' marked a return to their trademark gimlet, shivved, short sharp shocked writing style. filmed by visual artist tom gidley in forensic detail, this document shows the complete visc… Read more
Friday, 30 April 2004
A collection of Nick Cave & The Bad Seed's promotional films including the rarely seen ‘Stagger Lee’ and ‘Wanted Man’, along with such classics as ‘The Mercy Seat’, ‘The Ship Song’ and ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’ (featuring Kylie Minogue). This compilation is an uncompromising and vivid portrait of one of the world's most critically acclaimed songwriters. Now on DVD for the first time. With introductory links by the band themselves, it provides an informative, provoking, illuminating and passionately intimate journey through the very best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Includes : Sta… Read more
Friday, 13 June 2003
Just what it says on the tin! Straight into the 2002 world championship held at Brixton Academy. From dope displays of pure skills and originality to wack show off moves (though in places performance art rules the roost). God some of these guys make Z-Trip look like Christian Marclay. Ten deejays from all corners of the earth displays their talent over the traditional six minute routine space. I'm old school though and all this mainly does for me is make me reminisce about the old days battles between the likes of Chad Jackson, Orlando Voorn (yes him), DJ Cheese and late… Read more
Friday, 25 October 2002
Mad phat compilation video of DJ action, Flare, Q-Bert (full Invisble Skratch Piklz unit), Ken Blokes amazing video collage 'Jazz Overload' plus tonnes more - one hour playing time. Ruffness and tuffness.