Tuesday, 28 December 2010

New Faces...

Coming soon... and in no particular order...

I. Sindre Bjerga - Live in Warsaw
II. Clutter - Live At The Bombed Out Church
III. Richard Youngs & Andrew Paine - It's Gonna DISCO (tape)
IV. ILK - Orchestral Works (vinyl)
V. Sky Station Z4: The Second Coming - Andrew Paine (3")
VI. A Band - tbc (3")
VII. Zero Map - tbc
VIII. Astral Social Club - tbc

The Retirement Home

The following items will be 'retired' from the 1st January 2011...

I. Lambent - Brian Lavelle
II. Guide to Music - Richard Youngs & Andrew Paine
III. Tokyo Garden Suite - Richard Youngs & Andrew Paine
IV. Earthrod - Richard Youngs & Andrew Paine
V. The Great Level - Richard Youngs & Andrew Paine
VI. Panegyric Territories; Volume I - ILK
VII. English Channel - Richard Youngs & Andrew Paine
VIII. Snapshots of Rural England - Richard Youngs & Andrew Paine
IX. Hot Canyon Butter - Richard Youngs & Andrew Paine
X. Collodion Positives: Volume 3 - Richard Youngs & Andrew Paine
XI. Treenails - Alistair Crosbie & Andrew Paine
XII. Collodion Positives: Volume 2 - Richard Youngs & Andrew Paine
XIII. Mekonium Reaktor - Andrew Paine
XIV. The Starling Post - Andrew Paine
XV. Roman Concrete: Volume I - Richard Youngs & Andrew Paine

Friday, 24 December 2010


The music that moved me or just made me smile. I salute them all...

1. Alistair Crosbie - I've Never Had A Face
2. Autechre - Oversteps
3. Boris & Ian Astbury - BXI
4. Buddha on the Moon - Between Seasons
5. Fougou - Atlantis (for John Michell)
6. IEM - Complete Box Set
7. Susan Matthews & Clint Newton - Harme
8. Toshimaru Nakamua - Egrets
9. Suckle - Against Nature
10. Richard Youngs & Simon Wickham-Smith - Songphase
11. Richard Youngs - Atlas of Hearts
12. Sorley Youngs - I Am The Music Guy (e.p. 1/1)

Friday, 3 December 2010

Corner of the Season

Over a period of six years (2000 - 2006, I think), Andrew Paine & Richard Youngs would meet in October / November and record a xmas single.

The a-side would be an original composition, the b-side a take on a traditional English carol or 'folk' song.

Each single was released in a very limited edition to family and friends.

'Corner of the Season' was the first and I think the best of our original compositions and is still a favorite with the 'kids' at the holiday season.

It appeared on the 'Glasgow Wassail' compilation (Sonic Oyster Records (SOR15) in 2007, in a limited release of 100 cdrs.

All proceeds from sales of the CD went to the Yorkhill Children's Hospital in Glasgow.

Download and enjoy.


Thursday, 2 December 2010

And Here's Norman With The Weather...

"I like the name Space Weather. If nothing else 'cos it reminds me of the weather guy from Family Guy who shouts "space weather" in one of the Star Wars episodes. If you've not seen it there's possibly nothing funnier than watching a large black man shout space weather at you really loudly. Anyhoo Space Weather are a bunch of Scottish experimentalists who knock about with the Sonic Oyster lot, Richard Youngs etc. from what I can tell. On this cutesy 3" CD you get bass and electric guitar and the now obligitory synth. This is kinda spacey sounding as well... Bits of it remind me of Plight & Premonition (Holger Czukay & David Sylvian) with its weird sounding radio noises and occasional melodic tones. I reckon if you lived in space and took loads of drugs this would be what you'd hear all day and that's a good thing!" Phil from Norman Records