Coil.

1. The First Five Minutes After Death

2. Queens Of The Circulating Library

3. Titan Arch

4. Die Wolfe Kommen Zurück

5. The Mothership and the Fatherland

6. Triple Sun

7. Sex With Sun Ra (part 1)

8. Red Birds Will Fly Out Of The East And Destroy Paris In A Night

9. His Body Was A Playground For The Nazi Elite

10. Another Brown World

11. Lost Rivers Of London

12. Light Shining Darkly

13. Cold Dream Of An Earth Star

14. Theme From Blue

15. How To Destroy Angels

16. The First Five Minutes After Violent Death

17. The Dreamer Is Still Asleep

In semi-particular order, this is what I’m listening to today.

  1. Magnetic Fields/Everything is One Big Christmas Tree
  2. Sonic Youth/Candle
  3. Sultans of Ping/Xmas Bubblegum Machine
  4. Mr B/’Oh Santa!’
  5. Tom Waits/The Piano Has Been Drinking
  6. Tori Amos/Purple People
  7. David Ford/Have Yourself a Bitter Little Christmas
  8. Tom Lehrer/A Christmas Carol
  9. Low/Taking Down The Tree
  10. Sketches for Albinos/Let It Snow (whoops, can’t find a video. It’s quite nice)
  11. Babybird/It’s Not Funny Anymore
  12. Aimee Mann/Clean Up For Christmas
  13. Foo Fighters/Next Year

Merry whatever.

Phew, haven’t done this in a while…
  1. Ultra Vivid Scene: She Screamed
  2. Jethro Tull: Mother Goose
  3. The White Stripes: I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother’s Heart
  4. Can: I Want More And…
  5. Franz Ferdinand: Do You Want To
  6. Radiohead: Lucky
  7. Foo Fighters: Learning To Fly
  8. Husker Du: Something I Learned Today
  9. Talk Talk: Today
  10. Hybrid: Just For Today
  11. Mark Ronson: Just
  12. Underworld: Cowgirl
  13. Faith No More: Midnight Cowboy
  14. Iggy Pop: Sister Midnight
  15. Air: Afternoon Sister
  16. Shakespears’s Sister: Hello
  1. Joy Division, Incubation1
  2. The Cure, Primary
  3. Ride, Time Of Her Time
  4. Bauhaus, Scopes
  5. Sisters of Mercy, Heartland
  6. Human League, Seconds
  7. LCD Soundsystem, Somone Great
  8. Duran Duran, The Chauffer
  9. Herbaliser, A Mother (For Your Mind)
  10. Tricky, Hell Is Round The Corner
  11. FC Kahuna, Hayling
  12. Gary Numan, Tracks
  13. A-Ha, Manhattan Skyline
  14. My Bloody Valentine, We Have All The Time In The World
  15. The 6ths, Give Me Back My Dreams
  16. Jesus & Mary Chain, Just Like Honey
  17. extra: Bill Murray sings More Than This (Lost in Translation)

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  1. Questionable footage from the tasteful 1984 film Murder-Rock: Dancing Death.

Some Bowie favourites (in roughly chronological order, for shuffle play).

  1. Karma Man
  2. Join The Gang
  3. Please, Mr Gravedigger
  4. God Knows I’m Good
  5. Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed
  6. All the Madmen
  7. The Saviour Machine
  8. Oh! You Pretty Things
  9. Queen Bitch
  10. The Supermen (alt version)
  11. Lady Stardust
  12. Hang On To Yourself
  13. Rock n Roll Suicide
  14. Watch That Man
  15. Lady Grinning Soul
  16. Sweet Thing
  17. Fame
  18. Golden Years
  19. Always Crashing In The Same Car
  20. Warsawa
  21. A New Career In A New Town
  22. All Saints
  23. Neukoln
  24. “Heroes”
  25. Joe The Lion
  26. Repetition
  27. Boys Keep Swinging
  28. Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
  29. Ashes to Ashes
  30. Teenage Wildlife
  31. Let’s Dance
  32. Loving the Alien
  33. Blue Jean
  34. Absolute Beginners
  35. Within You
  36. Baby Universal
  37. Jump They Say
  38. Strangers When We Meet
  39. Hallo Spaceboy (Pet Shop Boys remix)
  40. No Control
  41. Telling Lies
  42. I’m Deranged
  43. New Angels of Promise
  44. A Better Future
  45. Pablo Picasso
  46. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon
  47. Life on Mars
  48. The Next Day
  49. I’d Rather Be High
  50. Heat

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p>Video notes: Blue Jean is the 20 min Jazzin’ for Blue Jean, which I first saw on laserdisc (woohoo!). New Angels of Promise is an extended intro to one of my favourite games ever, The Nomad Soul

Some catching up to do re: playlists… here are the soundtracks for two recent games:

Don’t Rest Your Head

  1. Current 93 feat. Nick Cave, All The Pretty Little Horses
  2. UNKLE, I Need Something Stronger
  3. RJD2, Ghostwriter
  4. Yppah, Film Burn
  5. Telefon Tel Aviv, M
  6. Current 93, All The Pretty Little Horsies
  7. Telekine feat. Lisa Gerrard, Haurvarat
  8. Faithless, Insomnia (Moody Mix)
  9. Thom Yorke, Analyse
  10. Gary Numan, Down In The Park (Sulphur mix)
  11. Alio Die, Angler’s Lantern
  12. Current 93 feat. Shirley Collins, All The Pretty Little Horses
  13. Throbbing Gristle, Hamburger Lady
  14. Emilia Torrini, If You Go Away
  15. Coil, All The Pretty Little Horses

Yes, four different versions of All The Pretty Little Horses. Hush-a-bye, don’t you cry. 

Lamentations of the Flame Princess

  1. Fernand Deroussen, Ondee Orageuse
  2. Dead Can Dance, As The Bell Rings The Maypole Spins
  3. Robert Rich, Star Maker
  4. Stars of the Lid, The Better Angels Of Our Nation
  5. Kerovnian, Dripping In The Form Of Styx
  6. Tod Dockstader and David Lee Myers, Perp Walk
  7. Atrium Carceri, A Factory Of Souls
  8. Dead Can Dance, The Protagonist
  9. Love Is Colder Than Death, Horns and Horses
  10. The Unquiet Void, A Troubled, Dream-Infested Slumber

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p>The first track is ambient sounds of birds twittering and rain. There are plenty of new-age albums around but I found Fernand Deroussen’s Ambiances to be pretty good for ambient sound without nauseating harp or synthesiser over the top. Also good for working in an office and screening out nearby conversation.

 This week…

  1. Jesca Hoop, Peacemaker
  2. Thighpaulsandra, Christ’s Teeth
  3. Imogen Heap, Glittering Clouds
  4. Moby, We Are All Made Of Stars (2008 version)
  5. Arling and Cameron, Games
  6. Alan Parsons Project, Children of the Moon
  7. Frankie Rose, Had We Had It
  8. Portishead, Chase The Tear
  9. Felix Laband, Whistling In Tongues
  10. Bjork, Hyperballad
  11. COH+Cosey Fanni Tutti, Lying
  12. Can, Smoke
  13. Herbaliser, A Mother (for your mind)
  14. Massive Attack, Teardrop
  15. Alt-J, Something Good
  16. Hybrid, Blackout

Away, with the faeries.

  1. Ash, Arcadia
  2. The Bangles, Hero Takes A Fall
  3. David Bowie, Oh! You Pretty Things
  4. Nik Kershaw, Wouldn’t It Be Good (acoustic version)
  5. Dead Can Dance, Garden of Arcane Delights/Carnival of Light
  6. Wolfmother, White Unicorn
  7. Love Is Colder Than Death, Horns and Horses
  8. Air, Cherry Blossom Girl
  9. Ladytron, Playgirl
  10. Suede, My Insatiable One (piano version)
  11. Emiliana Torrini, Weird Friendless Kid
  12. Babybird, There’s Something Going On
  13. Tim Buckley, Song To The Siren
  14. Beatles, Good Day Sunshine
  15. Peter Gabriel, No Self Control
  16. Arcadia, Keep Me In The Dark
  17. Divine Comedy, Gin Soaked Boy
  18. Jesus Jones, Blissed

I just watched the last episode of Utopia, so here’s some songs that… have almost nothing to do with that show. Anyway.

The Thrill Kill Kult video doesn’t support embedding, so it’s been linked.

  1. My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, A Daisy Chain 4 Satan
  2. Radiohead, Bodysnachers
  3. Oscillation, On The Run
  4. Seal, Killer
  5. Photek, The Hidden Camera
  6. Royksopp, Tricky Two
  7. UNKLE, Heavy Drug
  8. Coil, Baby Food
  9. Cranes, September
  10. Frank Black, The Vanishing Spies
  11. Jefferson Airplane, White Rabbit
  12. Cure, Pictures of You
  13. Goldfrapp, Utopia

 Happy Valentine’s Day!

  1. Divine Comedy, In Pursuit of Happiness
  2. Magnetic Fields, Your Girlfriend’s Face
  3. Eurythmics, Love Is A Stranger
  4. Simple Minds, Love Song
  5. Cult, Love
  6. Bauhaus, The Passion Of Lovers
  7. Sisters of Mercy, Valentine
  8. Cure, Lovesong
  9. Pet Shop Boys, Rent
  10. Florence & The Machine, Kiss With A Fist
  11. U2, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me
  12. Muse, Supermassive Black Hole
  13. Sugar, If I Can’t Change Your Mind
  14. Psychadelic Furs, Pretty In Pink
  15. Nine Inch Nails, Ringfinger

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