Vahid you can be happy with West Coast I think - "No Comply" and "Radio Edit" are actually the weakest tracks on Yearbook I (although oddly they occupy opposite ends of the Studio spectrum - the former being their most compressed pop and the latter being their most formless and spacey). If Yearbook I actually had the long version of "Self Service" on it it might be more U&K.
The short version of "Self Service" is great anyway, just not quite as... I will post the long version of "Self Service" here for people who've missed out a bit later on.
BTW yes a Studio DJ Kicks would be great.
― Tim F, Saturday, 8 December 2007 00:09 (5 years ago) Permalink
still loving this.
blatant rip-off of The Doors' 'Peacefrog' with the guitar at the end of 'Self Service' though.
― Michael B, Saturday, 8 December 2007 00:12 (5 years ago) Permalink
While I don’t disagree No Comply and Radio Edit are the weakest tunes on Yearbook 1 both are still fantastic. Radio Edit especially.
― Mr. Goodman, Saturday, 8 December 2007 00:13 (5 years ago) Permalink
just heard "radio edit", might be my fav thing by them.
― J0rdan S., Saturday, 8 December 2007 01:19 (5 years ago) Permalink
no comply's weird, too - it was the only real obstacle to liking the group when i first heard it, as i didn't especially like the song at first listen and figured the rest was probably similar - but it's only really the first couple minutes that brings it down, and i like the second half of the song as much as about anything from the more song-y sections of the album. though i suppose that could be down to boredom through familiarity, cause i usually skipped the track when the record started to grow on me
― lucas pine, Saturday, 8 December 2007 05:35 (5 years ago) Permalink
extended version of self service: http://www.sendspace.com/file/rbc8c5
― max, Saturday, 8 December 2007 07:36 (5 years ago) Permalink
thanks a lot, max.
― willem, Saturday, 8 December 2007 09:32 (5 years ago) Permalink
good shit, max.
― J0rdan S., Saturday, 8 December 2007 09:52 (5 years ago) Permalink
here's the love is all remix - turn the radio off (studio remake)
has anyone heard their bongo mix of impossible? or a better version of that rubies mix
― lucas pine, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 06:26 (5 years ago) Permalink
i have that shout out louds remix @ 128, its pretty good
― max, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 06:56 (5 years ago) Permalink
West Coast/Yearbook 1 = what I wanted Appliance to sound like all the time.
(Ned: email me with any fixes that need to be made [if they still need to be made].)
― Andy K, Saturday, 22 December 2007 12:35 (5 years ago) Permalink
"INFCD3 Yearbook 2 - Out in spring 08!"
Anyone have any more information on this?
Also, where i could pick up Yearbook 1 on cd in the UK?
― arghkaybee, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 15:22 (5 years ago) Permalink
anybond gonna spend 25 pounds on a tshirt? i am actually tempted
― mizzell, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 15:25 (5 years ago) Permalink
― mizzell, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 15:30 (5 years ago) Permalink
I'd probably be tempted if it was made in a small.
― arghkaybee, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 15:37 (5 years ago) Permalink
Some thoughts re recent Studio remixes (Kylie, Love Is All, Williams, A Mountain of One):
Interesting how all of these fit much more cleanly into prevailing tide of Balearic revivalism than their actual album does - they sound more enamoured of the disco beat on these remixes, and more distant from post-punk or baggy rhythms.
I wonder if this stronger disco infatuation will carry through to their future work.
The lack of a need to tie their wanderings down to one of their own songs also makes them both more expansive and wispy (longer sections where the grooves just wander around on 4X4 propulsion and sparing bass and background strings and echo and flashes of incadescent spanish guitar, without the need to fit into some overarching theme) and more obvious and cheesy (said effects are introduced simply because they sound good).
Like, the point halfway through the "Love on a Real Train" where sudden cut-up snippets of vocals drift in and the whole arrangement seems to bubble over.... brilliant.
The "Turn The Radio Off" remix is even cheesier: the middle-section with the "eh eh eh eh eh" background vocal and the lead vocal comes in is totally Ibiza in the mid-90s sense as much as the 1987 or 2007 sense.
― Tim F, Sunday, 27 January 2008 02:31 (5 years ago) Permalink
i dont have anything to add to that except to say the bass on the love is a real train just blows my mind. one of those things that, when it comes on, you cant concentrate on anything else.
― max, Sunday, 27 January 2008 02:46 (5 years ago) Permalink
what if studio did a dj kicks, i bet it would be awesome
Don't know if people know about this mix
listening for the first time now.
― mizzell, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 19:47 (5 years ago) Permalink
spoke to magnus from the studio and am trying to get him to NYC.
-- cutty (mcutt), Saturday, January 27, 2007 10:44 AM (1 year ago) Bookmark Link
and what happened with this????
― mizzell, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 19:48 (5 years ago) Permalink
only just hitting me how good 'No Comply' is. Mondays/Flowered Up vibe unavoidable.
― blueski, Sunday, 10 February 2008 17:55 (5 years ago) Permalink
i love this album
― htshell, Sunday, 10 February 2008 19:40 (5 years ago) Permalink
― gr8080, Sunday, 10 February 2008 21:06 (5 years ago) Permalink
when i listen to this band i feel like they should rule the world
― later arpeggiator, Sunday, 10 February 2008 21:15 (5 years ago) Permalink
that tshirt is out of print. of course. (i was looking at it too and thought about spending 25 pounds for a second) these guys are really kind of aesthetically perfect aren't they? it actually sort of bothered me at first.
― jaime, Sunday, 10 February 2008 23:08 (5 years ago) Permalink
the album cover is awesome. that shirt is even better.
― htshell, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 00:49 (5 years ago) Permalink
williams 12" comes on white vinyl. the non-studio remake is quite good but the studio version rules all.
― max, Monday, 25 February 2008 23:58 (5 years ago) Permalink
Oh man that Rubies remix (and I haven't heard it in a non low quality version yet either) is sooooo gorgeous.
― maciej recognizing trill, Tuesday, 26 February 2008 05:37 (5 years ago) Permalink
has anybody caught any of their recent live dj sets? comments?
― uncannydan, Friday, 21 March 2008 05:05 (5 years ago) Permalink
their dj skills are sub-par,their record collection is not. proceed with caution.
― oscar, Friday, 21 March 2008 06:22 (5 years ago) Permalink
i bought this CD and lost it before i even played it.
― jed_, Friday, 21 March 2008 11:04 (5 years ago) Permalink
i'm bummed that they don't play more as a live band.
― jaime, Friday, 21 March 2008 18:48 (5 years ago) Permalink
you can hear the a-side of the first release by Fontan on Studio's Information label at their myspace.
― uncannydan, Friday, 21 March 2008 19:08 (5 years ago) Permalink
i found their early stuff on the internets (2001 - 2002) and damn, they got really good over that 4 year span. origin (shake u down by the river) is the only thing that lasted from that period.
― jaime, Saturday, 29 March 2008 20:51 (5 years ago) Permalink
-- jed_, Friday, March 21, 2008 11:04 AM (1 week ago) Bookmark Link
how jaded is that
― s1ocki, Saturday, 29 March 2008 20:53 (5 years ago) Permalink
― jed_, Saturday, 29 March 2008 23:45 (5 years ago) Permalink
There's a tremendous mix by them here - couple of really clunky transitions but their track selection is pretty much faultless.
I would REALLY LIKE a tracklisting for this, especially need to know what that Kate Bush-esque track is about 25mins in.
I am very excited indeed about tomorrow's Studio/Ame/Chromatics/Simonetti mentalism.
― Matt DC, Friday, 18 April 2008 08:53 (5 years ago) Permalink
Sally Oldfield - Hide & Seek
And yes it's pretty astonishing. Sally is Mike Oldfield's sister! Can anyone report back on her albums? Judging from the covers the early ones (from late 70s/early 80s) look like lost balearic prog-Britfolk-pop classics, like a proto-Enya maybe.
I'd love to make a mixtape of just stuff like this - Happy Rhodes in particular could totally be repositioned as a hipster curio if you chose the right tracks.
A friend of mine who's really into minimal, dub-techno, dubstep etc. as well as a fair swathe of indie grabbed me recently and handed me his iPod and said "you gotta listen to this, it's amazing!!!" -it was the Ashley Beedle remix of "Running Up That Hill" in the middle of a DJ set, he had no idea what it was.
― Tim F, Friday, 18 April 2008 15:46 (5 years ago) Permalink
who's going? i might be up for this
― blueski, Friday, 18 April 2008 16:18 (5 years ago) Permalink
The site says:
LASERMAGNETIC/WARM LATE-NIGHT SPECIAL
Room 1/2 Chromatics (Live), Mike Simonetti, Ame, Studio, Skull Juice + Lasermagnetic & warm Residents. This party goes from MIDNIGHT til MIDDAY!!!!!
Does anyone know what time Chromatics play? I have to work Sunday and I'm not sure what to do :(
― Savannah Smiles, Friday, 18 April 2008 16:25 (5 years ago) Permalink
Warm / Lasermagnetic Residents - 09:00pm - 11:00pm
Mike Simonetti - 11:00pm - 12.30am
Chromatics - LIVE - 12:30am - 1: 30am
Mike Simonetti - 01:30am - 02:30am
Ame - 2.30am - 07.30am
Special Secret Guests - 07.30am - 09.30am
Horse Meat Disco (Jim/James/Severino) v Warm v Lasermagnetic - 09.30am - Midday
Warm / Lasermagnetic Residents - 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Skull Juice - 11:30pm - 12:30am
Studio - 12:30am - 03:00am
Skull Juice - 03:00am - 05:00am
Warm / Lasermagnetic Residents - 05:00am - 07:00am
I quite fancy it, but I'm not very good at staying up late or going 'clubbing' rather than 'indie-discoing' and I'm going to see Low anyway. RA says it might be sold out too.
― Bocken Social Scene, Friday, 18 April 2008 16:30 (5 years ago) Permalink
I bought a ticket months ago because I've been dying to see Chromatics, but I'm old and fat and non-clubby and bummed about having to get to West London post-Chromatics and then get up and work and... fuck!
I wonder who the "special secret guests" are... probably not a band, I guess, with a 2 hour slot like that.
I guess I should just go for it. I know I'll have at least 5 people coming up to me through the night thinking I'm the bouncer. Depressing.
― Savannah Smiles, Friday, 18 April 2008 16:34 (5 years ago) Permalink
The music on that Sally Oldfield sounds like it could be Goblin! The initial riff sounds like something off the Deep Red soundtrack. (No great surprise I guess since they copped a good bit've their act from her bro in the first place).
― Raw Patrick, Friday, 18 April 2008 22:40 (5 years ago) Permalink
Steve - it's sold out, as far as I can tell. There might be a very limited number of tickets available on the door and someone else who's going with us might have one spare but otherwise looks a bit late.
I'm not sure how special or secret those Special Secret Guests would have to be to get me staying past 7.30, mind.
― Matt DC, Friday, 18 April 2008 23:03 (5 years ago) Permalink
I guess I hoped it might be Glass Candy, but apparently there were some issues getting them to come on this tour (which was supposed to be the plan originally, I heard).
― Savannah Smiles, Saturday, 19 April 2008 16:15 (5 years ago) Permalink
The special guests are someone DJing somewhere else in London on that night, or so I read.
― Raw Patrick, Saturday, 19 April 2008 17:39 (5 years ago) Permalink
Looks like Yearbook 2 will be a collection of their 'Versions'.
― arghkaybee, Thursday, 1 May 2008 19:35 (5 years ago) Permalink
i will buy it
― mizzell, Thursday, 1 May 2008 19:39 (5 years ago) Permalink
i bought yearbook 1 for like $60 when it cames out, fucking kroners
― cutty, Thursday, 1 May 2008 19:43 (5 years ago) Permalink
-- arghkaybee, Thursday, May 1, 2008 7:35 PM (Yesterday)
― jaime, Friday, 2 May 2008 00:36 (5 years ago) Permalink