Slow Music Meltdown - A repository for mixes and other music miscellanea

Monday, October 31, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Involuntary Post by Tarwater # 6 - Disco Inferno plus 2 more

Thanks to the now legendary scholar Tarwater I was recently hipped to some fantastic new music. I am duty-bound as host of this blog to re-post his words here without permission from him.

The Disco Inferno record is on deep repeat at the Meltdown.


"Here are some records I've enjoyed lately:

Disco Inferno - The 5 EPs
"Second Language"

British band active from 1991-1996. They started out a decent, if derivative, post-punk operation  heavily indebted to Joy Division/Wire (a collection of their early stuff is actually called In Debt), but by the time they started making the EPs compiled here, they had located the approach that would make them total marketplace non-entities while Britpop still fopped: inspired by Public Enemy and the Young Gods, DI began using samplers alongside guitar/bass/vocals -- but rather than appropriate pieces of other people's music (though one song loops the drums from Lust for Life) they snatched snippets of the world around them -  breaking glass, birdsong, feet crunching snow etc - and ended up w/ sound that doesn't really resemble much else. (Though sometimes I can squint and see them as a perfect post-154  endpoint for Wire.) They also managed to cover a lot of sonic territory - you'll find everything from jangle-pop to 9 minute instrumental soundspaces here - so if something doesn't particularly excite you, it pays to keep listening. Also: Works best on headphones.

Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges

Canadian saxophonist who blew everyone away @ ATP Jersey a few weeks ago. Lungs of steel apparently, but rather than Brotzmann-esque skronk, he goes for Steve Reich-ish minimalism. Really interesting stuff.

Also, the new Charalambides record is relatively accessible (for them) and also worth your time"

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011


Moscow band AWOTT about to play at Hollow Earth Radio.

Tune in!:

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Megabats, Panabrite, Secret Colors + *Hair & Space Museum Just Added!* at Hollow Earth Radio 10/22

Mark your calendars for an awesome show of inter-stellar ambiance that I put together at Hollow Earth Radio where I've been volunteering. Don't worry if you're not in Seattle - you can tune in to the station online to stream the live sets! Check out the Facebook Event and the bands' websites below.

**This just in - Hair and Space Museum have graciously accepted an invitation to join us for a performance on 10/22 with the rest of the bands!

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Electric Prunes - Kyrie Eleison
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Spellbound
Battles - Wall Street
Kill for Total Peace - Captain America
Killing Joke - Follow the Leaders
Brainticket - Brainticket (Part One)
Velvet Underground - European Son
Sonic Youth - The Sprawl (live at Battery Park 7/4/08) 
Can - Sodom
Hawkwind - You Know You're Only Dreaming
Aqua Nebula Oscillator - LSD 33