Monday, 31 January 2011
Saturday, 22 January 2011
Friday, 21 January 2011
Sunday, 16 January 2011
A mix that Trish made for a friend just prior to touring Australia has been made available that is well worth downloading - here's the link. It's a wonderful mixture of early electronic music, psychedelia and haunting soundtracks including the suitably nuts proto hip hop of 'The Vampires of Dartmoore'.
Her friend says; "Before she went to Australia Trish sent me a mix CD of bonkers pop music she compiled, I never thanked her. It's called Mind-Bending Motorway Mix and I want to share it with you, please pass the link on, share it far and wide, it's a little tribute to a (as a friend referred to her today) exhilarating woman, we're all thinking about you, James.
"Sorry I don't have a tracklist and to be honest I like it that way. I think it's less about who you're listening to on... that compilation and more about the fact you are listening to something that Trish took time to select and compile for me and in turn yourselves. Sorry but please just enjoy the music."
Monday, 10 January 2011
Friday, 7 January 2011
Truth be told I'd happily cite 'Revolver' as my favourite Beatles lp but it seems a bit misguided attempting to re-illustrate something that's already beautifully illustrated in the first place. Plus the fact I'd do it really fucking badly. 'Abbey Road' and 'Rubber Soul' would also be contenders but I was pretty much brought up on the 'Red' and the 'Blue' album. In fact I used my mum's very own copy of the 'Blue' album to draw from. It used to be my mum's copy anyway. I digress - the 'Blue' album has a couple of half-decent songs on it and I fancied trying my hand at the complex geometric perspective of the flats or something.
I also decided to move away from the shrimp eyes for this one - not really sure why as it fucks up any consistency I had going on in the series but I couldn't capture any facial resemblance with shrimp eyes. Not sure I managed to capture any facial resemblance by drawing them normally in truth - at one point Annie looked over my shoulder and mistook Paul for Chewbacca which is fairly damning/rad depending on your point of view. The Beatles would've been a very different beast if Paul had been Chewbacca but I can't help thinking Chewie would struggle with the melodic complexities of the 'Abbey Road' b side. That said I can't imagine Han Solo would put up with Paul's 'Frog Chorus' vision either.
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
Patchy quality control is something people have criticized Tom Jenkinson about but I don't agree at all. 'Ultravisitor' is to my mind his most consistent album and it features the second best song he's ever produced in 'Iambic 9 Poetry' (after 'Port Rhombus'). In fact he's done tons of amazing songs like 'Theme From Ernest Borgnine', 'Ultravisitor', 'Squarepusher Theme', 'Beep Street', 'Journey to Reedham (7am mix)', 'Tundra' and 'Goodnight Jade' - someone that does get Squarepusher should make a best of quick.