078: This Wont Hurt... Much! (Hardway Bros)

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Shock World Service 078:
This Won't Hurt... Much! (Hardway Bros)
20/08/18 London, United Kingdom

1. DubXanne - Walking On The Moon
I don't know too much about DubXanne, other than that they are musicians from Hamburg dedicated to exploring the dub roots of The Police's music. I'm not a big fan of The Police and in all fairness they do it with fairly mixed results, but I like the Laswell-like ambience on this one.

2. The Last Poets - Understand What Black Is (Mala Remix)
A recent offering from the Last Poets, their first recordings in almost 20 years and to celebrate their formation 50 years ago. The founding fathers of hip-hop have taken a dubwise turn and sound all the better for it to my ears. 

3. Brain Machine - Crystal Cloud
In which Guido Zen and John Tye (of The SeaHawks) explore the tones, tastes and textures of 1970's Dusseldorf.

4. Yello - Take It All
On from Dusseldorf to Zurich. From their 1981 album,  "Claro Que Si", a timeless piece of experimental, electronic pop music, which sounds as though it could have emerged from a Berlin studio only last week.

5. Curses - Gold & Silber ft. Perel (Chinaski Painkiller Bonus Mix)
The work of Luca Venezia aka Curses and Annegret Fiedler aka Perel, this actually did emerge from a Berlin Studio a matter of weeks ago, but sounds like it could have been made in 1981.

6. Maxi and Zeus - American Dreamer
More time travel, in which Joel Martin and Matt Edwards (aka RadioSlave), conjure images of West Coast psychedelia.

7. Nicolas Jaar - John The Revelator
Nicolas Jaar excavating deeper into the American psyche. This reading of Blind Willie Johnson's 1930's blues number is buried in deep lysergic silt. Who's that writin'?

8. Clive Stevens & Brainchild - Mystery Man (Velvet Seasons & The Hearts of Gold Remix)
It's an international affair - Clive Stevens a genuine englishman in New York produced this record with an all star cast which was later popularised by Italian DJ Daniele Baldelli. Here in it's wonderful Joel Martin and Gerry Rooney remix. Cosmic!

9. Torch Song - Can't Find My Way Home
This could possibly be one of the greatest cover versions of all time. William Orbit & Laurie Meyer's 1986 cover version of the Steve Winwood / Blind Faith song. A testament to the production genius of William, made on an 8 track, still sounds like the future.

10. The Deep Fix - Time Centre
Michael Moorcock was a writer of swords & sorcery novels and sometime Hawkwind collaborator. It's something of a mystery to me as to how he came to be making proto-techno...

11. Edwin Star - Get Up Whirlpool! (Eric Duncan Edit)
Better known as a Motown number one chart topper, but here's Edwin in mind-melting cosmic disco mode. Another Baldelli track...

12. The Pet Shop Boys - All Over The World (This Is A Dub)
Yes, it's the Pet Shop Boys, yes it samples The Nutcracker, yes it's heavy as fuck. What more is there to say?

13. Killing Joke - Requiem (A Floating Leaf Always Reaches The Sea Dub)
Martin "Youth" Glover's monumental dubbing of Requiem. I just love the sonic textures of this record. Proper.

14. Reptile Youth - Black Swan Born White (Keep Shelly In Athens Remix (Extended Version)
Reptile Youth are a duo from Denmark, Keep Shelly in Athens are a chillwave duo from Greece. Together they make an ethereal and soaring racket.

072: Constellation Swan (Alien Jams)

Shock World Service 072: 
Constellation Swan by Chloe Frieda (Alien Jams)
22/11/17 London, United Kingdom

1. Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma - Miracle Mile 
This whole album is amazing, a collaboration between Robert A. A. Lowe and Ariel Kalma called "We Know Each Other Now Somehow." It was released on RVNG in 2015.

2. Xordox - Diamonds
This release came out this year on Editions Mego, a project helmed by JG Thirlwel with Noveller featured in three of the tracks. Shimmering synths morph into an intense horror soundtrack.

3. recsund - Hall of Waits 
This one is by my partner Clifford Sage, I also included a glimmer of this track at the very beginning of the mix, It's from his release Deadsounds V.

4. Charles Manier - Mesrop
I have a few of Manier's records (an alias of Tadd Mullinix) and I always go back to them! Gritty, weird, EBM, industrial goodness, it's hard to pick one track from the record as there are so many great tracks to choose from.

5. Alek Stark - GC 4406 
Alek Stark has an impressive discography, dating back to 2002, many of which I have yet to check out. This release on CPU is pretty solid, some beautiful electro here.

6. Reckonwrong - Morton
This track is from Reckonwrong's release on Pinkman, it's a hard one to categorise. I love how this track unfolds, especially with the "I feel that my music is important" vocal sample.

7. Rings Around Saturn - Synchrotron
Synthy perfection from this electro gem.

8. Jensen Interceptor- Carter's Green Factory
Another one from the mighty Central Processing Unit, a Drexcyan beauty.

9. Dreams - Gut Bounce
This one fits well amongst the Apron back-catalogue, with chugging acid lines and floating melodies.

10. Morphology - Darkstar (The Hacker Remix) 
This track is from a remix record with The Exaltics, JTC, Sync 24 and Deixis on the label Cultivated Electronics. Dark and brooding electro remix by the Hacker.

11. Echo 106 - From Brunnen to the Nile
Euphoric electro, this is one of my favourites.

12. Wilted Woman - Heating Problem
New record on Alien Jams :)

13. Terribilis - Alucarda 
Released on a Quantum Natives compilation "Seize the Means of Production," her set at the ICA this year was wonderful.

018: I'm Dreaming of a Quiet Christmas

Shock World Service 018:
I'm Dreaming of a Quiet Christmas by Cian Ó’Ciobhain
25/12/08 Galway, Ireland

1. Akira – White Xmas (Entropy Remix) 
2. Virginia Astley – A Summer Long Since Passed
3. Ryuichi Sakamoto – Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
4. Takeo Toyoma – Bobbin
5. Sufjan Stevens – Star Of Wonder
6. Mogwai – Christmas Song
7. Mechanical Bride – Umbrella
8. Decoder Ring – Heidi’s Theme
9. Gavin Bryars with Tom Waits – Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet
10. The Caretaker – False Memory Syndrome
11. Tom Waits – Innocent When You Dream (78)
12. Donald Byrd – Cristo Redentor
13. Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley – Pure Imagination
14. The Carpenters – I Can Dream Can’t I?

The Shock World Service Podcast by Jon Averill

006: Another September (Cian Ó Cíobháin)

Shock World Service 006:
Another September by Cian Ó Cíobháin
31/10/07 Galway, Ireland

1. Geir Jenssen - Camp 2: World Music On The Radio
2. A Hawk & A Hacksaw - In The River
3. Panda Bear - Comfy In Nautica
4. My Bloody Valentine - Sometimes
5. Vector Lovers - A Field
6. Italoboyz - Viktor Casanova
7. Roland Appel - Dark Soldier
8. Burial - Ghost Hardware
9. Joy Division - She's Lost Control (Tronik Youth Shred-It Edit)
10. Trans Am - 2378 Regrets
11. The Human Beinz - Nobody But Me (Pilooski Edit)
12. Midnight Mike - Mongloid
13. Mr Hopkinson's Computer - Where Is My Mind?
14. Final Fantasy - The CN Tower Belongs To The Dead
15. Kate Bush - Army Dreamers
16. The Cryin Shames - Please Stay
17. Porn Sword Tobacco - En Hyllning Till Cyckeln