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Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Bitter Bridge Symphony

Need an iconic tune to finish the night off, whether it be a party or a DJ Set? Hell, why not use two.....

Bitter Bridge Symphony

The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony (i)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge (a)
Richard Ashcroft - Bittersweet Symphony (excerpt)

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Two of the greatest songs ever written, rolled in to one

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

The Unisex Diner

The Summer starts here people, with my foray in to providing a feel good upbeat summer tune for 2009. Classic laconic Americana everyday life meets uptempo feel good vibes, courtesy of the UK's 'The Rumble Strips' (their tune incidentally featuring in the surprisingly good and highly recommended teen romance flick, "Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging" - well worth a watch).

Dedicated for many reasons to the lovely Louise Annette Smart, who inspired this through our conversation on there not being enough handclaps in popular music these days, and who kickstarted my summer with the most excellent of weekend breaks in North Wales. This one's for you me lovely.

The Unisex Diner

The Rumble Strips - Girls and Boys in Love (i)
Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner (a)

Put on your sunnies and head down the's gonna be a hot one

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Orson IX

What happens when two mad men get together to make a soundscape of epic proportions? This happens....

My good friend Alan Black had an itching to create an ambient movie based tour de force of sound and emotion as his latest project, and I was fortunate enough to be asked to come along for the ride. After one month of Trans-Atlantic collaboration, here is the result. It's slightly warped.

Orson IX


various electronics and radio tuning
Boards of Canada: “In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country”
Vangelis, Blade Runner OST: “Deckard Meets Rachel”
Josh Wink: “Don’t Laugh”
Vangelis, Blade Runner OST: “One More Kiss”
Alberto Ginastera: “Malambo: Danza final”
John Williams, Star Wars OST: “Main Title Theme”
Skinny: “The Bus Song”
Underworld: “Kittens”
The Venus in Furs, Velvet Goldmine OST: “Baby’s on Fire”
Bernard Hermann, Psycho OST: “Murder”
Muse: “Blackout”
unknown: “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me”
DJ Shadow: “Transmission 3”
Goblin, Suspiria OST: “Sighs”
John Barry, Midnight Cowboy OST: “Midnight Cowboy”
The Rocky Horror Picture Show OST: “Super Heroes”
This Mortal Coil: “Song to the Siren”
Burial: “Prayer”
The Rocky Horror Picture Show OST: “Science Fiction / Double Feature (reprise)”
Vangelis, Blade Runner OST: “Wounded Animals”
Muhr: “Le Second”
Bloc Party: “Signs”
Antonio Pinto, Collateral OST: “Car Crash”
Mike Patton, A Perfect Twist OST: “A Perfect Twist”
The Beatles: “Come Together”
John Murphy, Sunshine OST: “A Star Within a Star”
Nine Inch Nails: “The Beginning of the End”
DFRNT: “Surface”
Burial: “Pirates”
Burial: “Untitled”
Pink Floyd: “Is There Anybody Out There?”
Burial: “Etched Headplate”
Boards of Canada: “In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country” [again]
The Shamen: “Re:Evolution”
Burial: “Untitled”
Ennio Morricone, Cuore di Mamma OST: ”Ninna Nanna Per Adulteri”
Vera Lynn, Dr. Strangelove, or... OST: “We’ll Meet Again”
Vaughan Williams, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World OST: “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis”
Edith Piaf, La Vie en Rose OST: “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien”
John Zorn: “Kiev 2” and “Kiev 3”
Radiohead: “My Iron Lung”
Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind, The Shining OST: “Theme from The Shining”
Vangelis, Blade Runner OST: “Tears in Rain”
Davies/Gordon/Tognetti, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World OST: ”Full Circle”
Szvorák Kati: “Szépen szól egy harang”
Brian Eno: “An Ending (Ascent)”
Richard Strauss, 2001: A Space Odyssey OST: “Also Sprach Zarathustra”
spoken excerpts:
Orson Welles: Citizen Kane
Orson Welles: It’s All True
Orson Welles (and “Hotel Martinet” excerpt): “War of the Worlds”
Kevin Eldon: “Black Books”
David Lynch: “Twin Peaks”
Ben Kingsley: Sexy Beast
Paul Dano and Daniel Day-Lewis: There Will Be Blood
HAL-9000: 2001: A Space Odyssey [multiple times]
Woody Allen: Manhattan
Brian Cox and Nicolas Cage: Adaptation
Helen Vendler: Shakespeare’s sonnets
Tim Curry: “Sweet Transvestite”
the quinine advertisement
Starcrash movie trailer
HAL-9000: 2010: Odyssey Two [multiple times]
Barry McGovern: Joe Versus the Volcano
Keir Dullea: 2010: Odyssey Two
Rutger Hauer: Blade Runner
Darth Vader: Return of the Jedi
George Innes: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Tom Hanks: Joe Versus the Volcano
Benicio Del Toro, Stephen Baldwin, Chazz Palminteri, Pete Postlethwaite, and Gabriel Byrne: The Usual Suspects

Please do visit Alan's website to download here

Alan Black feat. Colatron - Orson IX

and be sure to visit the rest of his pages to expand your mind with his completely unique style of mind-melting mash, and also his incredible work on movie scripts.

Turn out the lights, and enjoy...