Friday, January 23, 2009

2008 Favourites - Part 1

2008 favourites - part 1Fashionably late, in no particular order, and just in time to beat the rush... here's some of our favourite records from 2008.

'2008 Favs - Pt.1' mixed by Adam Askew (direct link)

Tame Impala - 'Skeleton Tiger (Retamed by Canyons)' (H.I.T.S.)
Fuck Buttons - 'Ribs Out' (ATP Recordings)
Santogold feat Spank Rock - 'Shove It' (Downtown)
Wight Light Orchestra - 'Chaos & Conciousness (Pt.1)' (C.I.T.C.)
Fluorescent - 'I Heart Italo' (Refectory5)
IBM - 'A Music Box Reflection' (Creme Jak)
Sons And Daughters - 'Killer' (Domino)
The Breeders - 'Bang On' (4AD)
Robots In Disguise - 'I'm Hit' (President Records)
Laughing Light Of Plenty - 'The Rose' (Whatever We Want Records)

Monday, January 12, 2009

All Tomorrow's Parties - Mt Buller Pt 2

ATP was ace!

Great location, not crowded, and hardly any dickheads.

The "light show" during Spiritualized's set; Primitive Calculators singing about 'Nothing'; Afrirampo's inter-song poetry and Nick Cave face mask; crowd participation during The Reels' rendition of 'This Guys In Love With You'; pogoing to The Saints; Harmonia in the Amphitheatre; mooning friends from the chairlift.

Back-2-back hangovers; missing the Louis Wain exhibition; sunburn; friends having to catch the last bus off the mountain @ 12:30am; the random fire alarm at our hotel; cockatoo roadkill.

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Primitive Calculators from the hill
Primitive Calculators - main stage
Fuck Buttons
Harmonia @ the Amphitheatre
The Reels in the sunshine

Sunday, January 11, 2009

All Tomorrow's Parties - Mt Buller Pt 1

Australia's first All Tomorrow's Parties festival happened on the weekend at Victorian alpine region Mt Buller. Curated by Nick Cave, it was an orgy of chin-stroking music, film and art. Despite causing near-heart attacks for many of the oldies who are more used to bar-crawls than mountain climbing, there was a breath-taking selection of sounds on display. Highlights included reformed Oz icons The Saints, Primitive Calculators, The Reels and Laughing Clowns. Internationals who impressed were UK post-nu rave rock duo Fuck Buttons and German noodlers Harmonia. Great moments: Primitive Calculators internal heckling; Reels' Dave Mason's audience heckling; Fuck Buttons demented drum bashing; Bad Seed/Dirty Three member Warren Ellis skipping up to the front of stage to dance to The Reels' 'Bad Moon Rising'; Grinderman 'suprise' set; Bad Seeds live rendition of 'We Call Upon The Author'; the chair lift view of Robert Forster's bald spot; Cave shopping with his kids; seeing hipsters Drones on a chair lift ride; the views. Lowlights: walking the hills...

Cave's thumbs up to fans on Mt Buller's main thoroughfare: