Friday, January 19, 2007

Lifting the tariff

This coming Tuesday, once again, is the first big release day of the year, and to get a further jump on the action, here's a couple albums seeing release in the states for the first time next week, and both already in Rhapsody.

Fujiya & Miyagi's Transparent Things has been in Rhapsody for some time, but the album's been flying under the radar for the most part. F&M are a British duo from Brighton and disciples of Krautrockers Can and Neu!, with a driving relentless beat at times that reminds you of Talking Heads circa Fear of Music. The song "Collarbone" has been a cornerstone of year-end mixes I've received and since made, and now the whole album has finally seeped into my conscious. Well... it's not an album proper, it's more a collection of EPs from 2005 with some new material here and there, but good nonetheless

Album: Fujiya & Miyagi - Transparent Things

The other album is the latest from the Liverpool post-punk band Clinic. Visitations plays like rehash of much of some of their earlier stuff, with the sound of garage-punk meets Velvet Underground as recorded by Phil Spector. The Black Angels did a much better version of this sound this past year with Passover, but it's still worth the listen... 'cause it's Clinic, and you'll love it.

Album: Clinic - Visitations
Download: "Harvest (Within You)"
Download: "Jigsaw Man"

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drake leLane said...

Fujiya & Miyagi - Transparent Things

1. Ankle Injuries
2. Collarbone
3. Photocopier
4. Conductor 71
5. Transparent Things
6. Sucker Punch
7. In One Ear & Out The Other
8. Cassettesingle
9. Cylinders
10. Reeboks In Heaven

drake leLane said...

Clinic - Visitations

1. Family
2. Animal/Human
3. Gideon
4. Harvest
5. Tusk
6. Paradise
7. Children Of Kellogg
8. If You Could Read Your Mind
9. Jigsaw Man
10. Interlude
11. The Seeker
12. Visitaitons
13. The Cape