The God Machine
formed in San Diego in 1990, and within a year or so had moved to London. Between then and their untimely demise in 1994, they would record two albums – Scenes From The Second Storey
and One Last Laugh In A Place Of Dying
– a handful of EPs and a particularly intense Peel Session
. They're one of the great unsung bands of the 1990s, and though short-lived, they were a bridge between their predecessors – Black Sabbath, Swans, Janes Addiction – and those they would subsequently influence, such as Mogwai
and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. They were heavy
but they were much more than that too. [more inside]
posted by Len
on Feb 22, 2013 -
If you only have three minutes to spend on this post, listen to this song.
The Yummy Fur was an unfairly obscure Scottish art-rock group active from 1992-1999. The group is best known for having two band members who currently comprise half of Franz Ferdinand, but that says little about the Yummy Fur proper. The group has a low-fi, angular, sound with mostly-spoken lyrics - the most familiar analogue might be the verses from Pavement's "Stereo
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posted by LSK
on Aug 20, 2012 -
John Peel's Record Collection
"Online interactive digital museum" The Space
has begun the mammoth task of digitising DJ John Peel's record collection. Now, nearly 8 years after his death, the first 100 albums under the letter A are ready, with a new letter to be released every week. With bonus content such as photos, Peel Sessions and samples of radio shows
(Spotify may be required for some audio), it's a fascinating look inside the great man's never-ending enthusiasm for music.
posted by jontyjago
on May 1, 2012 -
If you've ever wanted to peel back the corners of your browser window again and again to reveal different colors, then colorflip
is for you.
posted by hydrophonic
on May 19, 2008 -