2009

Tomorrows World

8/7/17 – James Last – Silver Machine – 1974 / Röyksopp – This Must Be It (featuring Karin Dreijer Andersson) – 2009 / Eroc – Norderland -1975 / Richie Havens – Strawberry Fields Forever – 1969 / Robert Wyatt / Gilad Atzmon / Ros Stephen – Laura – From For The Ghosts Within – 2015 / Guru Guru – Oxymoron – 1972 / Tomorrow’s World Present Kraftwerk – Autobahn – 1975 / Tomorrow’s World Present The CD – 1971 / Stephen Fry’s 100 Great Gadgets – Eighties / Frankfurt Record Stores – Mythos – Sick Wreckords

On a scorching hot German day we left Olivia’s secret village for a trip to Frankfurt with her Mum. Siv flying to Sweden to see relatives, Olivia and I having a day exploring Frankfurt or in truth checking out some record stores. Leaving at 7 AM was tricky for night owls and once Siv had […]

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6/7/16 – Leaves – Drunken Starlit Sky – Live At Nasa – 2009

With all the attention that both Sigur Rós and Björk receive, it must be terribly frustrating for other Icelandic artists that are trying to be noticed internationally. On one hand it brings attention to the country’s pool of talent on the other they find themselves constantly in the shadows of their country men and women’s […]

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3/5/16 – Anekdoten – Until All The Ghosts Are Gone – 2015 / Colin Blunstone – Misty Roses 1971 / Flamin’ Groovies – Slow Death – Live TV 1972 / Shake Some Action – 1976 /A Don Piper Situation – Snow On Me – 2015 / Spontaneous Combustion – Spaceship – 1973 / Pal Shazar – When I First Met You – 2009

It’s official, I have moved, that’s where I have been. I left Stockholm and the glorious Pet Sounds record store on April 22nd and I have been on my way to new adventures that have taken me from packing boxes of records all night long and continuing on to a show that night with Anekdoten in […]

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23/4/14 – Simon Dupree & The Big Sound – Kites – 1967 / Gentle Giant – Live In A Brussels Film Studio For German TV ZDF -1974 / Three Friends – Schooldays – 2009/10

Formed by the Shulman Brothers in 1966, Simon Dupree & The Big Sound were originally a soul band playing Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett covers. (Apparently they hated Kites as it wasn’t representative of their sound at the time). Gentle Giant were the archetypal experimental, art prog group with multi-instrumentalist members, complex music and influences that […]

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7/4/14 – The xx – Crystalised – 2009

This was the first single from The xx’s understated and hugely successful first album. Later covered both by Gorillaz and Martina Topley-Bird and Mark Lanegan with Warpaint, the song has that indefinable quality that makes it accessible and cool. The shadowy understated video adds to the intrigue. http://www.thexx.info https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_xx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xx_(album)