Saturday, June 21, 2003

The BBC is cool. BBC radio over the internet is essential for an ex-pat in Brazil. Now 1-Xtra has joined The Archers on regular rotation here.

0204 : Starts with lush, ponderous synth. But then the rapid offbeat snares speed the whole thing up. Off pitch clinking adds an unworldy sheen.

0203 : Another rain of tinkling bells. Over a froggy kind of bass. What could you do with it? Be creative.

You missed 'em : up to 0145

Last chance saloon :

0146 : A whole lunar ecology of gloopy sounds. The Clangers mooch about as desperate radios broadcast their last.

Friday, June 20, 2003

One day I may suddenly flip and think Cohen is up there in that pantheon of great songwriting geniuses. I know it could happen. But right now ...

0202 : it's almost a full track. Long and lazy. Echoed percussion. Punctuated by rare bursts of beautiful synth

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

ILM is asking about Brazilian funk.. I'd like to know more too.

Ever since I was a child, I've always wanted to be a Bar DJ

0200 : Yey! It's BeatBlog's 200th beat! "Fresh beats (nearly) everyday" is perhaps a bit of a misnomer as I've bene going more than a year, :-(

Still, this is a cracking bit of echoey, phased, paranoia

0199 : Starts with a swing, then income the strings ...