Shall we do it again, five more? The Five music things thing for whatever it still might still be worth. Five? There’s something rather compelling about five. Cross-pollination? Five more? Some Faustness from Pas Musique, China’s rather progrsssive OU, French post-punk band Unschooling, who’s McKenzie Stubbert? Moreish Idols, more from hardcore punks Bad Breeding, Yumi and the Weather remixed by Jimmy Cauty and Bloodywood and why do we do all this? Do we need to do the editorial bit again? Is there another way? A cure for pulling cats out of hats? Is there a rhyme? Is there a reason? Was there ever? What do reasons make? Five more, same as last time (and the time before) five, and no, we never do and the proof of the pudding is in that proof reading. When we started this thing, oh never mind, it doesn’t matter and like we asked last time, does anyone bother reading the editorial? Does anyone ever actually look down the rabbit hole or is it all just method acting? We do listen to everything that comes in, we do it so you don’t have to, we are very (very) picky about what we actually post on these pages or play on the radio or hang in a gallery. Cut to the chase, never mind the editorial there’s loads of music further down the page, well five or so pieces of music that have come our way in the last few days and cut cut slash and cut to the damn chase, who needs an editorial? Here’s your five or so pieces of music for today….
1 Pas Musique – We haven’t checked up on them for a bit, a Faust cover (that I’m pretty sure we’ve coved before) went past today on a social media feed, the New York outfit do often come with a hint of a heathy Faust or maybe a Can flavour or two. “Pas Musique started in 1995 out of Brooklyn, NY, USA, driven by the creative talents of Robert L. Pepper working in the mediums of sound and video. Members include Jon “Vomit” Worthley, Michael Durek, and Robert Pepper. Pas Musique have performed in 17 countries and all throughout the United States”. They’re figured on these pages and via our radio waves a time or two now. Bandcamp is the place to go explore more…
2: Unschooling – ‘Shopping On The Left Bank’, the new single from French post-punk band Unschooling, is out now on Fuzz Club imprint Bad Vibrations Records. Stream/download here should you wish to, we expect no thanks for any of this, I mean, who the hell are we, it is all just music, hee today, gone tomorrow, famous for 15 megabites, dson’t you just love the music industry and chew ’em up and spit them out of it all.
3: McKenzie Stubbert – we are sticking to the five thing here aren’t we? Here comes, in no particualt order, the third one. McKenzie passed our way today as well – rather like the way this one tingles, there’s a glow to it, a delight. “Iešana” means walking in Latvian so we’re told. This music video was shot in city of Riga”.
“Curious Music is pleased to announce the release of “Iešana” the first single from the forthcoming album “Waiting Room” by Emmy-nominated composer and musician McKenzie Stubbert. This beautiful video, filmed in Riga, Latvia – choreographed by Lily Skove and directed by TJ Hellmuth, is organized by the Contemporary Dance Choreographers Union. “Iešana” highlights the depth and intricacies of Stubbert’s work. We hope you enjoy it. Waiting Room is available as a hand-numbered limited edition (of 500) cd and digital download releasing on May 31, 2022. Available for pre-order now at curiousmusicia.bandcamp.com” – Well that’s what Curious said, it was the fact that he shared something we’d posted that got us curious, who’s McKenzie Stubbert?
There’s obvious a lot to unpack from Mckenzie, like w said already, he came our way when he shared a Twitter posting of ours about another band earlier today, we’d never heard of him before, we checked him out, we liked the bit we heard, we started followin his feed, we’re rather enjoying what we’ve found so far. This is how it should be, people share and things are discovered. Here;s some more in the shape of a rather fine album, a 2017 album with all music composed, produced and mixed by McKenzie Stubbert, more as we explore….
3: OU – Mountain, a track taken from the rather progressive band’s debut album ‘One’. The album is out on Inside Out on 6th May 2022. They’re from China, they sound rather exciting to us, we’d be playing them on the Other Rock Show if we could get our dirty mits on any of it. More soon probably…
3: Moreish Idols – For what any of it is worth, this is the new video for ‘Speedboat’ by Moreish Idols. Out now on the label they just signed to, Speedy Wunderground. Do bands still sign to labels? “Speedy Wunderground continue their immaculate run of label signings by adding a new five-piece to their ranks today with London’s Moreish Idols” so reads the music industry press release. Mot sure why we still bother with these thankless things, it is a rather good track though, that’s probably why? Can we get a prescription, nah mate, but but but…
4: Bad Breeding – the Stevenage-based self-proclaimed hardcore-punk foursome, “call for solidarity in their fourth album ‘Human Capital’, a pointed and brutal display of aggression steeped in political awareness, out on July 8th via One Little Independent Records and Iron Lung Records in the US. Across twelve merciless tracks they attack Conservative meritocracy and the exploitative forces of late capitalism with a cacophony of blistering guitars and thunderous drums played with an intensity that refuses to abate”. We’ve covered them regularly around here, we’ve played the mob the radio, we haven;t heard the album yet but we take there word when they or their people talk of “twelve merciless tracks”. We see they’re playing on our street, here in sunny Hackney, at the Moth Club on July 15th as part of a UK tour. More about the album, ‘Human Capital’, due out on July 8th via Bandcamp
5: Yumi and the Weather – Jimmy Cauty has remixed Yumi and the Weather so we’re told, the credit reads “Mixed/Arranged by L13 – The Light Industrial Orchestra”. once again you find it on Bandcamp, don’t shoot at us, we just passed it all on. We like L13, I expect we’ll see them at the Art Car Boot Fair in 23 days time, shit, on 22 days now, no time for all this time-eating music, there’s paintings to paint
And while we’re here some 2021 vintage Bloodywood and a track from that year that has just come out came out on the New Delhi band’s debut album in, reelased in February 2022, an album that you can explore on Bandcamp should you feel the need….
More of this in a few days, maybe….
Why? Who knows? Shall we do it all again in a day or two, probably not?