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Laconic Hegemony – 2 mixtapes

laconic hegemony
Laconic Hegemony vol 1 & 2 is available for download now.

Laconic Hegemony vol 1
features music from, Aimee Mann, My Morning Jacket, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Anathallo, Death Cab for Cutie and other artists.

Laconic Hegemony Vol. 2
features music from, Chairlift, Vampire Weekend, Fleet Foxes, Ron sexsmith, Denison Witmar, Waterdeep and others.

Download the mixtape now!!!
(i have listened to these and, somewhat surprisingly, they are both very good listening!)

download instructions ;
(click on the link above, click on free user, wait the 40 seconds, click on the blue circle which has a picture of an arrow and the word download on it. click on save on the pop up box and it will save to your computer for you to play. once yourdownlad has started you can move around the web with impunity, safe in the knowledge that your download will continue to download.)

Laconic Hegemony (mixtape 1 and 2)

laconic hegemony
So you decide to record a podcast. You try to find a hosting solution for free which won’t take the files as they are too big. You find that the files as they are sort of a mix tape of the music you have enjoyed over 2008, so brakes copyright protection laws, so no one will take the podcast as it illegal.

Outwith the legality of buying something as using it as you then wish. I have struggled to see how to get these out here. So for you and you only! (okay tell your friends). I have made an mp3 mixtape featuring the best music from 2008.

Laconic Hegemony part 1 – (the best tracks from albums i heard in 2008 (track numbers 1-4)) and Laconic Hegemony part 2 – (the best tracks from albums i heard in 2008 (track number 5-21)). Are available to be downloaded from your local online download file hosting. You do need to get through my wittering. Also the production values of volume 2 is better than volume 1 but some great music form some bands you have never heard of before awaits.

Laconic Hegemony part 1
http://rapidshare.com/files/202943473/Laconic_Hegemony_vol_1.mp3 (featuring The Hold Steady, Death Cab for Cutie, Aimee Mann, The Social Services, Iain Archer, Burial and more)
Laconic Hegemony part 2
http://rapidshare.com/files/202958216/Laconic_Hegemony_vol_2.mp3 (featuring Elbow, She and Him, Denison Whitmer, Jenny Lewis, Waterdeep and more including a surprise headliner for the music!)

enjoy if you have the inclination to downlaod and listen

Danielsons – Trying Hartz

Danielson has a new album out. From the liner notes –

Trying Hartz samples the first decade of the Danielson/Danielson Famile/Br. Danielson oeuvre (all the years before Ships), attesting generously to the movement of the work as a whole, from proto-minimalist eccentric gospel band to prog-metal-dread outfit to music hall choir to indie rock one-man band to outsider art celebrity to family man and family member. It’s a perfect starter volume for listeners who have not had the pleasure of engaging with the evolution of this unusual, surprising, and incredibly moving musical consortium. And yet: please note that no verbal account of the work can possibly summon the effect of the decade digested in this assemblage. After all, as Daniel sings, “My Lord is known by His song.” Not by His press releases. The ecstatic vision of the Danielson project is the unnamable part, the impossible to describe part, and this ecstatic vision is cumulative. It’s not what Daniel says, though he always says it well, it’s the circumstances in which he says it, with family gathered around him, whether related by blood or not; it’s the reiteration of the spiritual thematic material, a reiteration that sounds nothing like early 20th century gospel-it’s far more poeticized, it’s far more elemental-but which has all the seriousness and all the joy of that long ago music. Ecstatic vision. You won’t get it by reading these lines, nor even by reading the lyrics. You will get it by listening to this distillation of ten years’ work and the earlier albums and going to the shows. Then you will experience the humble but devious and complicated grassroots movement that is Danielson. Trying Hartz is an essential place to start.

Dunno about you but that kinda sounds like the type of album i would like to listen to!

Audio Charactor – since august

following on from the post on the 9th of august, the new things I have mostly been listening to are as follows;

Amanda Palmer – Who Killed Amanda Palmer
Anathallo – Floating world & Canopy Glow

Ani DiFranco – Red Letter Year
apollo 440 – Best trips
Bela Bartok – Concerto for Orchestra & Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Belle and Sebastian – The BBC Sessions
Ben Folds – Way To Be Normal & I Made It Up On Stage
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – The Effects Of 333
British Sea Power – Do You like Rock Music
Burial – Unture
casiotone for the painfully alone – Town Topic EP
David Byrne and Brian Eno – Eyerthing That Happens Will Happen Today
De La Soul – 3 Feet High and Rising
Elvis Costello – The Very Best of Elvis Costello
Emiliana Torrini – Me and Armini
Eminem – Various Albums – Greatest hits
Eric Copeland – Hemraphrodite
Faust & Nurse With Wound – Disconnected

Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
Flobots – Flight With Tools
Fredrik – Na Na Ni
Friendly Fires – Friendly Fires
Fucked Up – The Chemsitry of Common Life
George Frideric Handel – various
Glasvegas – Glasvegas
Guns’N’Roses – Various albums – Greatest Hits
Hello Saferide -Introducing & More Modern Short stories from Hello Saferide

I’m From Barcelona – Who Killed Harry Houdini
James Yorkston – When the Haar Rolls In
Janet Jackson – All For You
Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue
Johann Sebastian Bach – various
Kate York – Sadlylove
Kevin Max – The Blood
Kristofer Åström – Loupita
Lambchop – OH (io)
Les Savy Fav – Lets Stay Friends
Like Honey – Leaves
Lykke Li – Youth Novels
Margot & The Nuclear So And So’s – Not So Animal
Mc Hammer – various
Mercury Rev – Strange Attractor

Miss Li – God put a rainbow in the Sky & Late Night Heartbroken Blues & Songs of a Ragdoll
Moby – Moby, Everything Is Wrong & Last Night
Neko Case – Blacklisted & Eurnace Room Lullaby
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!
Noah & The Whale – Noah and The Whale
P!nk- Funhouse
Pas_Cal – I Was Raised On Matthew, Mark, Luke & Laura
Pepi Ginsberg – Red
Peter Bjorn & John – Writers Block
Podcasts – Seasame Street Video podcast!
Portico Quartet – Knee-Deep In The North Sea
Ray LaMontagne – Gossip in The Grain & Till The Sun Turns Black & Trouble
Rosie Thomas – If Songs Could Be Held & These Friend of Mine
Roxette – Various Albums – Greatest Hits
Sandra McCracken – Gravity-Love
Seabear – The Ghost That Carried Us Away

Sixpence None The Richer – My Dear Machine EP
Sly & the Family Stone – Stand!
Snowglobe – Our Land Brains
Sonseed – First Fruit
Tegan And Sara – The Con
The Decemberists – Always the Bridesmaid 1
The Disciplines – Smoking Kills
The Hood – Mixtape 3
The Juliana Theory – Emotion is Dead
The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age of Understatement
The National – Live from Oya Festival, Norway
The Raconteurs – Consolers Of The Lonely

The Smiths – The Sound of the Smiths
The Traveling Wilburys – Collection
Thievery Corporation – Radio Retaliation
TV on the Radio – Dear Science
Two Gallants – Two Gallants
United Bible Studies The Shore That Fears The Sea
Vashti Bunyan – Just Another Diamond Day
Voice Of The Seven Woods – Voice Of The Seven Woods
Was (Not Was) – What Up Dog
Waterdeep – Heart Attack Time Machine
Woven Hand – Ten Stones
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu Tang Clan – 36th CApter
Xiu Xiu – Xiu Xiu

YMCK – Family Genesis
ZZ Top – Eliminator

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…Listening to this stuff.

These are most of the albums I have been listening to since i last blogged about music


1 Giant Leap 1 Giant Leap
Aimee Mann – Smilers
Alphabeat – This Is Alphabeat
Anathallo – Floating World
Architecture In Helsinki – Like It Or Not
Azure Ray – Azure Ray
Bear Vs. Shark – TerrorHawk


Beck – Modern Guilt
Black Kids – Partie Traumatic
British Sea Power – Do you Like Rock Music
Candy Chang – Detroit Detroit
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Some Loud Thunder
Cold War Kids – Loyalty To Loyalty
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
CSS – Donkey
Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs
Doveman – Footloose (covers album)
Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid
Elvis Costello – The Very Best of Elvis Costello


Flight of the Conchords – Flights of The Conchords
Foo Fighters – Echoes, Silence & Grace
Guillemots – Red
Jim Schoenfeld – Schony
King Curtis – Live At Filmore West
Kings Of Leon – Crawl
Kings Of Leon – Because Of The Times
Ladytron – Velocifero
Martha Wainwright – I Know You’re Married
Michael Andrews – Donnie Darko OST


Michael Quint – Michael Quint In Concert
My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges
The National – Liberation CD
Nirvana – In Utero
Over the Rhine – 2008-04-26 Canal Street Tavern (Bootleg)
Pete rodriguez – I Like It Like That
Peter Bjorn & John – Writer’s Block
Primal Scream – Beautiful Future
R.E.M. – Accelerate
Robert Plant & Alison Kruass – Raisin Sand
Ron Sexsmith – Exit Strategy Of The Soul
Saturday Looks Good To Me – Sound on Sound
She and Him – Volume One


Sigur Rós – með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
Sly And The Family Stone – Stand!
Soko – Not Sokute
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Perishing
Sons and Daughters – This Gift
Sun Kil Moon – April
The Black Keys – Attack And Release
The Hold Steady – Stay Positive
The Wombats – A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation
Toby Mac – Portable Sounds
Tom Waits – Live in Akron (Bootleg)
Xiu Xiu – Women As Lovers


Guardian Glastonbury mp3 Album
Now 70
Tsururadio Best of the Year So Far (mp3 blog various album)
Urban Outfitters – LSTN #1 (Mp3 album)

plus various mp3’s from
Beirut, Belle & Sebastian, Belle Stars, Bright Eyes, Chris Starling, Cassettes Won’t Listen, Colin Meloy, Compilations, Daft Punk, Daft Punk vs Bangers & Cash, Damien Jurado, Dean Manning, Fantastic Idea Project, Francis International Airport, Frightened Rabbit, Giorgio Moroder, Hall and Oates, Holidays On Ice, Ida Marie, Jeppe, John Mellencamp, Kermit the Frog, Kuryakin, Lambchop, Lisa Germano, Little Dragon, M.I.A., Matmos, Micah P Hinson And The Red Empire Orchestra, Mikkel Glasser, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Will Smith, Oneida, Parenthetical Girls, Pas_Cal, Jill Sobule, Muse, Portishead, Muse & The Streets, Richard Hawley, Rosie Thomas, Simone White, Team 9 mashups, Tape, Telephathic Boy, The Apples In Stereo, The Dixie Cups, The Dresden Dolls, The Explorers Club, The Social Services, The Ting Tings, The Watson Twins, Tricky, We Are Scientists, Brazilian Girls and Katie Perry who kissed a girl and apparently liked it so much she wrote a song about it!

I should really blog about music more.

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New Music

It has been a while so just for reference purposes, here is a list of new music aquired recently by me over the last four month or so.

My Brightest Diamond – Tear it Down (album cover pictured above.)
Bright Eyes – Cassadaga
Various artists – The Best Dance Album in The World Ever
LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
Ferry Corsten – Right of Way
Air – Pocket Symphony
Barenaked Ladies – Live, Glasgow 09 04 07
Barenaked Ladies – Are Men
The Orb – Adventures Beyond Ultraworld
Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Aqua Lung – Memory Man
Various Artists – 101 80’s Hits
Various Artists – SxSw 07 Downloads
Various Artists – True Nineties
Various Artists – Access All Areas – Positiva sampler
Iain Archer – Magnetic North
Arcade Fire – Magenetic North
The Monroe Calculator Company – Opportunity! The Monroe Years
The Monroe Calculator Company – It’s A Brand New Ball Game
the Apples In Stereo – New Magnetic WOnder
VanDyke Parks – Song Cycle

oh and specoil metniton goes to the dodgy MP3 verson of Dan Le Sac and Scroobius Pip’s great song Thou Shall Kill. Trust me all the cool kids will be into it soon.