Different sounds

This has been doing the rounds on BBC 6 Music for a while now:

It sounds properly exotic, and it’s by Four Tet, who turns out to be a 39-year-old from Putney called Kieran Hebden. Which is kinda where the exoticness ends. Although I’m pretty sure that we’re listening to a Hammered Dulcimer here (like this one, remember?), so maybe it’s not that mundane after all.

Kieran has been in the music business for twenty years, and has worked with artists like Thom Yorke, Floating Points and Jamie xx. He’s widely respected in the electronic music community, but that doesn’t stop Soundcloud user “Infinbeatz” from telling him to

throw a high lvl filter overlap on the 10k range

at 2:21.

I’m not convinced that doing that would make an appreciable difference, to be fair.
I’m not 100% sure where this unusual, hypnotic track fits into my music collection, but I feel I have to make room for it somewhere, high lvl filter overlap on the 10k range or not.

Another Love

It seems to be a thing to take an indie track, add some voice production, remix it with a housey beat and (hopefully) some piano and then share it on Soundcloud. If this Zwette reinterpretation of Tom Odell’s Another Love – allegedly complete with “sanften beats” and newfound “Clubtauglichkeit” – is anything to go by, long may it continue:

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/82063832″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

But don’t get me started on Soundcloud, because I’ll be downloading stuff all day.
Have you seen this, for example? Mooi…


Everyone’s been going barmy over the new Adele song Hello. Not least my daughter who wants to sing all the things that Adele sings. As songs go (musically, at least), it’s quite nice. Not really my taste, but I can respect the writing, the production and the talent she has. The great news is that Dubai-based producer ConsoulTrainin has given us a soulful, deep-housey remix and it’s properly good:

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There’s some other interesting stuff on his soundcloud page too, including a Julyan Dubson Remix of Kygo’s Firestone and – if you’re less into pan-pipes – his own cover of Baby D’s 1996 hit Let Me Be Your Fantasy.


As brilliantly described by Andy Salzman on the Bugle Podcast this week, and as adequately transcribed for posterity by me.

…at Bertie Beefcake’s Big Burger Bonanza in Mogadishu, the world’s first triple Michelin-starred burger van, owned by the former bodybuilder Bertram Harpoon, whose burgers include his signature thrice-slapshotted puck of ruthlessly-executed, guilt-free cow, served between two sesame-besieged mattressèes of yeast-inflated and heat-metamorphed, wheat-influenced dough, besauced with a deconstructed and reconstructed ketchupine rouge de tomato squeegé, comfortingly blanketed with a rectangulant of time-ripened, coagulated, udder-originated lactotem of maternal bovoid.

Or to give it its nickname, the cheeseburger.
Also comes with a slice of gherkin.

If you want to hear him do it (and you really should) here’s the Soundcloud link – whisk through to 19:00 and you can enjoy it “in person”, as it were. Very, very funny.

EDIT: The review of celebrity chef Sclutan Malvane’s new Parisian restaurant Le Conscience de Mort [sic] which follows the cheeseburger passage isn’t half bad, either.


Hot on the heels of the 6000 miles… Album of the Year 2013 post, herewith a really good remix of one of the tracks from one of the contenders, Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories:


Evidently, it’s an eminently remixable album, as proven by the overwhelming response to a Soundcloud search: you could literally spend days and days on there. And then you could accidentally stumble across some Pet Shop Boys remixes and then you’d be there for another week or so.

But that would be very naughty, because you have better things to do, like filing, completing that spreadsheet and wondering if Jenny from Accounts wants to pop out for sushi this evening.

Or whatever it is that you office people do.

Also, have a listen to this one.