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TEN TRACKS: I HEAR A NEW WORLD, November '09The Skinny magazine's musical cocktail maker and shaker of choice, and Said The Gramophone-recommended curator, Milo McLaughlin selects some TUNES!
Anthem For The Call Centre Worker
Reclaiming the corporate-speak of the robot voices that greet us on the other end of the line as a call to arms for all downtrodden customer service representatives. Wounded Knee transforms a common depression into a into a perversely uplifting anthem.
Not many religious songs contain the line “I beat myself off when I sleep on your futon” but the title track from Withered Hand’s new EP combines themes of faith, doubt, sex and inexplicably uncomfortable furniture without blinking an eye.
Robots In Your Eyes
The Kazoo Funk Orchestra
All songs about robots are brilliant – FACT. This 1:12 minutes of mechanical mayhem is even better than that one from the Flight of the Conchords and will probably single-handedly hasten the onset of the singularity, when machine intelligence finally wi
Gummi seems to have the bakery-related blues (“too much hot-cross loving”), but then things take an abrupt turn for the positive:“I wanna go ballooning, right up past the Moon and Mars, and get lost amongst a million billion drillion, zillion stars.
Brainwave - Corrupted
Employee of the Month
From the pristinely produced Brainwave EP, this track is crying out to be used to soundtrack a film with similarly innovative, mind-blowing visuals.
Raasaay is a laid-back love-in that will make dreamers out of over-achievers.
Here, Edinburgh based lo-fi genius Enfant Bastard is trying to convince us that although he appears to be a skinny white bloke, he is in fact the facially-challenged post-black moonwalking nutjob who refers to himself as the King of Pop.
When The Watchmen Leave Their Stations
You know you're in for a treat right away when a big feckin' tuba kicks in, but just wait for the chorus when it all comes together in a swinging, serenading New Orleans-march-through-the-streets-then-onto-a-boat-down-the Mississippi of lovestruck majesty
William Henry Miller Part 1
Meursault are perhaps better known for their blistering electronica-based live sets but here they excel in the acoustic realm with impassioned vocals, banjo, handclaps and harmonies. The EP Nothing Broke from which this comes is ACE too.
Black as a Cat in the Morning
A deceptively simple ode... to depression... as if by depression itself, personified as a young American male who, it emerges, has a rye sense of self-effacing humour. Highly rousing at points, which is surprising for such subject matter.
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TEN TRACKS: I HEAR A NEW WORLD, November '09
The Skinny magazine's musical cocktail maker and shaker of choice, and Said The Gramophone-recommended curator, Milo McLaughlin selects some TUNES!