Fanatic! This is a first. I am writing to you from a ship, moving north out of the Arctic Peninsula. It has been an amazing week of sights and information. There is a lot to know about this part of the world from the different kinds of ice, the formation of glaciers, the explorers and those who came to hunt down the wildlife here. …
Fanatic! Writing to you from Ushuaia, Argentina. If you look on the map, you will see how there isn’t much further I can go before I run out of Argentina to be in. Tomorrow, I will be boarding a small ship for Antarctica where I will spend about a week and a half and then return to Los Angeles.
I just got an email from …
Fanatic! As I write this, I am in Antwerp Belgium, in an enormous production hall, where we have been rehearsing for the Gutterdämmerung rollout tomorrow night in London. We will run through everything here one more time and then get on the train and head to London. I won’t be there for long but it’s always great to be there.
The band powering the show …
Fanatic! I hope you are digging your November wherever you are. Temperatures dropped in Los Angeles recently. I celebrated by listening to Nico and Stockhausen. I became interested in Stockhausen watching the “Kraftwerk and The Electronic Revolution” documentary. I only have one record of his, but there’s a lot online to listen to. So far, very interesting stuff.
Some records I have been checking out …
Fanatic! Welcome to November. I am glad we could all be together on the first day of this month. We have a lot of great listening to do in the next five Sundays. That’s right, November is one of those special months.
Before I forget, I wanted to tell you this. As you might know, I am a huge fan of the Wire album Document …
Fanatic! We have yet again put together a great list of tunes that you will hopefully enjoy.
Thank you for listening to last week’s show as we took a moment to acknowledge the passing of Gail Zappa and Steve Mackay.
For this show, our first hour is classic Punk Rock and we get more exploratory in our second hour. The Creeping Pink album is really cool, …
Lo-Fang’s recent in studio performance was a bit of an eye-opener.
Matthew Hemerlein is a classically trained musician who’s cerebral approach to his music re-shapes normal acoustic and electronic elements.
It’s one part Andrew Bird, a little bit Emily Wells, lots of classical influence and a mix bag of sounds from his travels around the world where he wrote most of his debut album “Blue Film”
Fanatics, Friday Free for All, mp3 Stream »
Psychemagik edit — “Au Pays Des Merveilles De Juliet”
Not that there was any question about it, but Psychemagik are the undisputed kings of the remix right now. Their latest offering is an edit of Yves Simon’s single from 1973, “Au Pays Des Merveilles De Juliet“.
While Simon’s original does most of the heavy lifting, the little embellishments Psychemagik add make it a contemporary dancefloor banger.
Fanatics, Morning Becomes Eclectic »
I think Helio Sequence is one of the most underrated indie rock bands. Consistent greatness isn’t always rewarded by the “hype machine” that seems to pervade our worlds with the “next big thing” every other week. I now regret not putting their most recent album on my Top 10 Albums of 2012 after hearing them live on Morning Becomes Eclectic because they turned in an …
Fanatics, London Calling, mp3 Stream »
(Love From London is an ongoing series where correspondents Alex Kenning and Izzy Lawrence introduce us to bands generating excitement across the pond.)
“For Real” is an infectious house tune that rolls along very nicely for me. A great vocal and top quality production combined for full effect.
Art Of Tones is based out of France and grew up making music in Perpignon. He previously …