The five thing again? Already? Five more? Again?. Again and again and again (and again). Five more, same as last time (and the time before) five more musical things to explore, another five? Already? Alright already? You never answered the question, you never do, why is that? Poor what? Who? Where’s did we put the plot? Dive? Five more pieces of earfood? Shall we do it again? Back to back to back being back to the five musical things thing and the fractured music portal yet again (and again and again) and yeah, we did say all this last week and this is a test and the weeks before and blah blah blah while the whole world window and no, we never do and the proof of the pudding and all that proof reading. It doesn’t really matter if it was a television fizzing and going off and things back then when we first heard of the Window going off and things. and like we did ask last time, does anyone bother reading the editorial? Does anyone ever actually look down the rabbit hole or is it all just method acting? Cut to the chase, we could just cut ‘n paste the editorial from the last time, there’s loads of music further down the page, well five or so pieces of music, cut to the damn chase, who needs an editorial? Who needs any of this? Who needs it, who needs it…
1: Pili Coit say “Hello! We are happy to share with you this live done at LaPéniche in creation residence. Here’s the track Conveyor Belt, from our upcoming album to be released in the fall!, Sur scène, Pili Coït reproduit le bruit du sable après l’orgasme avec un bidon, des guitares électriques, un synthé-drum, un tom basse, des pédales, et le mélange de leurs genres dans la bouche”. Don’t be asking us now, go ask them, you’ll find more on their Bandcamp page. We understand Pili Coït will release a new album this Autumn and that the album will be on the ever excellent label Dur Et Doux. There is a track on that rather fine compilation we reviewed last week – ORGAN THING: La Fête de la Musique, and it really is a glorious festival of music to explore, a vital compilation album loaded with treasure from Dur et Doux…
And Pili Coit’s 2017 album Pink Noise is well worth checking out while you wait for the new one to land, so many musical treats coming out of France at the moment, so many rewarding bands who want to be a little more than just another band,,
I mean come on, how good is that Pink Noise album, don’t you just love the paths Pili Coit take you down, the flowers they ivite you to drink from.
And from France we head to LA
2: Actually, due to record company/PR person bulshit, the Cuffed Up piece has been removed. I do detest this kind of music industry crap, went through way too much of it back in the day – “Hey, I’m getting in touch about LA-based post-punks Cuffed Up and their new track blah blah blah” said yer man who then had a hissyfit when we shared it. Hey, bands, if you don’t want us to post these things don’t have you’re rather rude people send them in and ask for coverage… Here’s the mightly Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias from the last century instead
Actually, was that new Cuffed Up stuff anything more than that Angel Cage album we released here on our own label ORG back in the day? Probably not. On with it all. I always saw that film Kill Your Friends as a rather factual documentary. Oh the tales I vould tell from back there….
3: Polyhymns – This is rather beautiful, once again they passed our way via a post on our Twitter feed, we posted about something else, that new Peter Hammill album actully, one of the band “liked” the post, we had a look and a listen, I mena, someone in the band has good taste, and well, this is what we heard. Polyhyms are a new name to us, they’re from Sheffield, something rather beautifully understated about this EP
“This EP is named “Hybrid Sunday” in reference to Sheffield’s Hybrid 3 rehearsal rooms and the fact that the band write and record, almost religiously, every Sunday morning. This came about because the band found they were often competing with noise from the bands in the next room, and it was only then that they could ensure peace and quiet. During the recording they also received guidance from local electronic music wizard Rob Gordon (co-founder of Warp Records) who lent them his Korg synthesiser and mastered the final tracks.
Polyhymns write and produce a mixture of electronic experimental music and psychedelic folk songs and have been described as ‘equally chaotic and serene’ (@B4Tapes).
The band formed in Sheffield in 2019 and comprise of Andrew Bolam, Gavin Harris and Sam Smith and all previously worked together in folktronica group Little Glitches. Their first meeting was in a local night club chill out room bonding over a shared love of Burt Bacharach and Aphex Twin. The group take inspiration from Sheffield’s landscape, from the millstone grit to the ancient woodlands.
In their formative years Andrew spent time making primitive computer music on an old PC. Sam cut his teeth working in the Ninja Tune office in London and as a lighting engineer for both E17 and the legendary Blue Note Club. Gavin started his musical trajectory playing a snare in a pit village marching band. They further developed their musical skills at Sheffield’s infamous Red Tape Studios, where they were mentored by amongst others, bass player Jah Wobble and members of Pulp. More via their Bandcamp
4: Manu Delgado – ‘Interference’ is taken from Manu Delago’s new album ‘Environ Me’ – out September 24th, 2021 on One Little Independent Records, more details here.
5: Animal Collective have something new, “Bridge To Quiet” from the ‘Bridge to Quiet‘ EP out now on Domino Recording Co. “During April and May, we took a look at some of our improvisations from 2019 and early 2020. We remixed them, collaged them, and built them into songs, finding our way to Bridge to Quiet. We hope you enjoy it!” – Animal Collective. You can hear the entire EP vis their Bandcamp page.
We could go on, instead we’ll just leave this here in case you missed it last weekend. An hour of music that uses unconventional structures and ‘other’ time signatures – gathered from the worldwide undergrounds of math rock, avant prog, weird electronica and strange pop. This episode features new music from Poil and Plain Cheese Pizza, tracks from Pekka Pojhola and and A Formal Horse, and celebrates the 60th birthday of Cardiacs composer Tim Smith, with music he loved.
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