Monday, February 25, 2008

Breaking News

Naphta's Long Time Burning - Album of the week at Warpmart.

Blogariddims goes mainstream. Heatwave's England story finally gets set for an official release.

Reggae legend Joe Gibbs passes away.

Pole pushing the Hessle sound in his new mix.

Paul Autonomic killin' it with a new dubstep/techno/electronica/'what do you call it' selection.

Heatwave sum up 2007 bashment in 70 minutes.

Reggae purists in nothing wrong with mixtapes shocker!

Weareie reduced to posting single line links instead of real content!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Naphta Radio Interviews

A couple of links to shows that I guested on recently here in Dublin... the Dave Fanning show on RTE Radio 1, and Donal Dineen's late-night alternative music show on Today FM. RTE Radio 1 is the principal national station while Today FM is a big commercial thing, mainly talk-show driven (Dineen's rather eclectic show excepted).

My remit on the Fanning show was vague: to somehow fit the whole history of electronic music - and its Irish exponents - into less than 15 minutes!

The Dineen show was somewhat more successful insofar as he is well clued-up about contemporary music of all shades and was very enthusiastic about my album 'Long Time Burning'. So a special big up him and a big up to Mully for sorting that one out...

Anyway, here's the links for anyone interested:

Naphta Vs Donal Dineen Pt.1- Today FM
Naphta Vs Donal Dineen Pt.2- Today FM
Naphta Vs Dave Fanning - RTE Radio 1

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Blogariddims 35 / Electroacoustic ambience : 1

This is a mix which summarises my listening habits for the past 6 months/9 months or so. It ended up being comprised of nearly all guitar/instrument based ambient with a bit of post rock and classical in there as well. The approach is in the vein of the swhantology mixes, check here and here for info on the ideas behind it. I've been toying with the idea of doing a mix over the christmas break and wanted to get some Stars of the Lid, the excellent Type records and Miasmah records (run by one half of Deaf Center) into a mix. Really, it was after seeing Stars of the Lid play live in Dublin in November (they where really amazing!) - i tried to get a gig dj'ing for them but unfortuatly they already had a support, so i basically had a load of records picked that i would have used for the gig. Unable to let the idea for a mix pass me by, i decided i wanted to get it done using the records I'd picked for the possible support slot. As it turned out i didn't get it done until the new year, as christmas was much more about family time and eating. But an extra week off work in the new year gave me enough time to find a spare hour to record it.

The set up for the mix was the usual - 2 Technics 1210's, 1 Pioneer CDJ800, and my trusty Numark 3 channel mixer. Once again no mp3's in this mix - just vinyl and cd's. The mix was recorded live in one take with no edits (just a little bit of compression applied afterwards). Download below or subscribe through the usual means.


00:00 - 1: Steve Hillage - Four Ever Rainbow - Rainbow Dome Musick LP - Virgin - 1979
00:01 - 2: David Sylvian - The Wooden Cross - Gone to Earth LP - Virgin - 1987
00:02 - 3: Grouper - Second Skin / Zombie Wind - Way Their Crept CD - Free Porcupine Society - 2005
00:04 - 4: Earth - Seven Angels - Earth 2: Special Low Frequencies Version LP - Sub Pop - 1993
00:05 - 5: KTL - Theme - 2 LP - Thrill Jockey - 2007
00:06 - 6: Stars of the Lid - Sun Drugs - The Ballasted Orchestra CD - Kranky 1996
00:08 - 7: Aaron Martin & Machinefabriek - Cello Drowning - Cello Recycling Cello Drowning 10" - Type Records - 2007
00:10 - 8: Esmerine - There Were No Footprints In The Dust Behind Them... - If Only A Sweet Surrender To The Nights To Come Be True 2x 10" - Resonant - 2003
00:13 - 9: Elegi - Fyrt̴rnet Part 1 - Sistereis CD - Miasmah - 2007
00:14 - 10: Sonic Youth - Improvisation Ajoutee - Anagrama 12" - Sonic Youth Records - 1997
00:16 - 11: Stars of the Lid - The Mouthchew - Stars Of The Lid And Their Refinement Of The Decline LP - Kranky - 2007 00:17 - 12: Manuel G̦ttsching - Quasarsphere - Inventions For Electric Guitar - Ohr - 1975
00:19 - 13: Tarentel - Home Ruckus : Double-Sided Air - Home Ruckus : Double-Sided Air 7" - Type Records - 2007
00:21 - 14: Yndi Halda - We Flood Empty Lakes - Enjoy Eternal Bliss LP - Burnt Toast Vinyl - 2006
00:23 - 15: Ryan Teague - Prelude V - Six Preludes CD - Type Records - 2005
00:24 - 16: Rachael's - Full on Night - Handwriting LP - Quarterstick Records - 1995
00:25 - 17: Marsen Jules - Tous Les Coeurs De Cette Terre - Herbstlaub LP - City Centre Offices - 2005
00:27 - 18: Brian McBride - The Guilt Of Uncomplicated Thoughts -When The Detail Lost Its Freedom CD - Kranky - 2005 00:29 - 19: Eleh - Pulsing Study Of 7 Sine Waves Part Two - Floating Frequencies / Intuitive Synthesis II LP - Important Records - 2007
00:31 - 20: Jasper TX - All Those Broken Birds Singing Winter Into Spring - I'll Be Long Gone Before My Light Reaches You CD - Lampse - 2005
00:33 - 21: Svarte Greiner - Final Sleep - Knive LP - Type Records - 2007
00:37 - 22: SuperSilent - Track 2 - Supersilent 8 CD - Rune Grammafon - 2007
00:38 - 23: Colleen - Past The Long Black Land - Les Ondes Silencieuses LP - Leaf - 2007
00:38 - 24: Mogwai - Half Time - Zidane 10" - Wall of Sound - 2006
00:40 - 25: Rafael Anton Irisarri - Wither - Daydreaming CD - Miasmah - 2007
00:42 - 26: Sylvain Chauveau - E/R - S. 10" - Type Records - 2007
00:45 - 27: Library Tapes - Dis/Dagg/Dimma - H̦stluft CD - Make Mine Music - 2007
00:46 - 28: Stars of the Lid - The Lonely People (Are Getting Lonelier) - The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid LP - Kranky - 2001
00:48 - 29: The Dead Texan - La Ballade D'Alain Georges - The Dead Texan CD/DVD - Kranky - 2004
00:49 - 30: Svarte Greiner - Wind With Teeth - Depardieu 7" - Type Records - 2006
00:52 - 31: Max Richter - Autumn Music 1 - Songs From Before CD - 130701 - 2006
00:54 - 32: Xela With Greg Haines & Danny Saul - The 12th Chapel - The 12th Chapel 12" - Rite - 2007
00:56 - 33: Rachel's - Second Family Portrait - Music For Egon Schiele LP - Quarterstick Records - 1996

Saturday, February 02, 2008

REACH for the stars

This going to be absolutely amazing. Nice venue. A faultless line up. Reggae, dancehall, dubstep and jungle. 4am closing. It's like a dream come true, and promises to be one of the best nights Dublin has seen in years. UK and European readers - if you ever wanted an excuse to visit then here it is.

Big up the Reach crew!