EP Recording

July 26, 2008

Tiring business spending all Saturday recording.

Anyway, more details at myspace.com/alkandalc. Hopefully uploading the tracks to last.fm once they’ve been mixed πŸ™‚

Anybody got a good band name suggestions?

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Totem Destroyer | Armor Games

July 25, 2008

Totem Destroyer | Armor Games

What an awesome little game. Stuck on level 24 though.


If Alasdair was in charge of the Mercury Music Prize Shortlist

July 23, 2008

Well, yet again, another largely rubbish shortlist (with the exception of In Rainbows). Not that I really care, but it was in the news and gives me something to write about). So, here’s my list of the best British albums of the past year:

(in no particular order)

Portishead – Third

Radiohead – In Rainbows

RΓ³isΓ­n Murphy – Overpowered

Richard Thompson – Sweet Warrior

Porcupine Tree – Fear the Blank Planet

Richard Thompson – Sweet Warrior

Nostalgia 77 – Everything Under the Sun


Kylie Auldist: Just Say – Alasdair’s Tip for CD of the Summer

July 21, 2008

Kylie Auldist Β» Tru Thoughts artists

Just thought I’d give this album a thumbs up. It was an impulse buy from Tru-Thoughts’ MP3 net shop (shock horror – I never usually never buy mp3s. Kinda wish I had the cd now). Anyway, I thought it was ok for an afternoon listen. Then i quite liked it on my second listen. And now, several listens later, it’s probably my cd of the summer. It’s nothing fancy, just good old fashioned soul/funk done well. Tight grooves from The Bamboos, good vocals (Kylie’s vocal range is about the same as James Browns’ singing range). Good songs, and happy vibes πŸ™‚ And a lot more grounded than the sheer craziness of PlantLife’s new album (which is great, but mad).

Nuff said.


WarrZONE.com: Warr Guitars just purchased laser cutter

July 12, 2008

WarrZONE.com: Warr Guitars just purchased laser cutter

Ooooh. I wonder what Mark is going to do with it. Lasers………


New Track: You Said It

July 4, 2008

At long last, here’s a new electronic-y track from me. Thanks to Edlundart for vocals and guitar. Read the rest of this entry »


The Early Bird Catches the Worm

July 1, 2008

Yawn.

It’s still not 6am and I’m at work. Crazy. I wonder if anybodies made coffee in the mathematics common room…

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