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Blogariddims at the end point. Episode 50 - Terminus.

October 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

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The Blogariddims project has come to an end with this special 50th terminus-mix. It has seven-minute contributions from many of the 20 or so DJs, mixers and bloggers that have participated over the series (a meta-mix?).

This is the blurb for part nine of the mix. DJ Flack’s contribution to Blogariddims 50 follows my effort and you might have arrived here from Heatwave’s bit.

I’ve gone back to some of the English postpunk of my youth. Not the chopped-guitar postpunk that is so popular today (ie Bloc Party, Young Knives); but music with a softer focus (apologies for the softcore picture). Some might not even call this postpunk, but both John Foxx (Ultravox!) and Vini Reilly (Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds) came from a punk background. Virginia Astley could never be described as punk (her early outfit The Ravishing Beauties sound a lot like her solo-music) —- but she, along with John, Vini and several others (like Young Marble Giants, Marine Girls, Eyeless in Gaza, David Sylvian) arrived at a similar place at around the same time.

A place where people are sleeping in their gardens, waking up listening to church and cow bells on a Sunday morning, listening to Mozart with the windows open (well Vini Reilly anyways judging my the cover of his debut). A place where music is slower, sparser and gentler than the flag-waving stuff that came from their one-letter one-digit contemporaries at the other side of the Irish Sea.

My segment in Blogariddims 50 is a tribute to those who made this music. The true new romantics.

Thanks to Droid for setting this all up and for inviting me in the first place.

Tracklisting. A Garden Faded.

Sources are mostly digital since some of my pictured vinyl had faults.

  • A summer long since gone (excerpt) - Virginia Astley
  • The Garden (digital source) - John Foxx
  • Sketch for summer (excerpt)- Durutti Column
  • Faded with the Sun - Fieldtripq (soundbed throughout)
  • Vondelpark Crossing - Peet Sneekes (field recording, soundtransit.nl)
  • Windebells in Koiwa - Frederik Froument (field recording, soundtransit.nl)

My other Blogariddims mixes.

Tags: arts · Cat2 · music

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  • 1 wayneandwax.com » Blogariddims 50 // Oct 7, 2008 at 17:10

    […] B (6:33) 4- Rambler (7:09) 5- Wayne (7:00) 6 - Droid (7:44) 7- Gutta (6:02) 8- Heatwave (6:04) 9- Hal (8.01) 10- Flack (6:15) 11– Slug/Droid […]

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