― Nick, Friday, 29 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link
I don't understand, either, the bit about thinking they were beyond
criticism, but not getting most of their records. I'm not saying you
should get their records - it just seems an odd combination, in a big
record-buyer like you.
I don't understand, above all, why you thought they were beyond
criticism. That is beyond me. Why would you think such a weird thing?
(It's like when those weird people write things and You reply 'That
is so bonkers it's quite wonderful', etc.)
― the pinefox, Friday, 29 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link
Anyway, does no one have any suggestions at all?
― gareth, Friday, 29 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link
I think I'd like "The Loyaliser" as a song better if it hadn't been
so deliberately, almost bombastically guitar-dominated, or at least
that's how it seemed to me.
― Robin Carmody, Friday, 29 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link
― Joss, Saturday, 30 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link
Destroy : The wretched, wretched Fatima Mansions.
― Dr. C, Saturday, 30 June 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link
― Tim, Sunday, 1 July 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link
― Dr. C, Monday, 2 July 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link
― michael roger stuart angel, Monday, 17 October 2005 14:56 (fifteen years ago) link
New album coming soon! I gotta reassess the earlier solo works, they never quite grabbed me like the Fatima Mansions.
"Cathal Coughlan's fifth album, recorded with the Grand Necropolitan Quartet, is Rancho Tetrahedron, and will be released on Kitchenware Records on August 9, 2010. The album was recorded in various locations in London, California and Ireland, and contains 12 new songs. It was recorded by various people, including Oliver Knights of Turin Brakes (who also sang), Andy Ramsay of Stereolab and Coughlan himself.
Mixing, fittingly, ended in a breezeblock construction, adjoining the freight airport in San Diego, Xmas ‘09. It was freezing cold and, periodically, booming sound-systems would circle the empty parking lot outside. A giant East German flag decorated the wall."
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 24 July 2010 14:40 (ten years ago) link
Cathal was always such a great live presence. "This song is about authority, cos, y'know, all the bands hate authority...."
― Dr X O'Skeleton, Sunday, 25 July 2010 17:02 (ten years ago) link
I just started building out a Coughlan/O'Hagan website -> https://coughlanohagan.com/
― weirwrite, Thursday, 5 March 2020 15:29 (one year ago) link
met CC at WFMU in the mid 90s, nice fella
― brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 5 March 2020 17:15 (one year ago) link
I'm liking what I'm hearing of his new material.
Cathal Coughlan - Song Of Co-AklanFormer Fatima Mansions and Microdisney frontman Cathal Coughlan reveals his first solo music in over a decade. Accompanied by a handful of stellar names - Luke Haines, Sean O’Hagan - ‘Song Of Co-Aklan’ is a reminder of Coughland's acidic humour his sultry vocal style. A fine, fine songwriter, not a million miles from Arab Strap at points.
― afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 16:50 (one month ago) link
― afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 16:51 (one month ago) link
It's been a while since I've played his solo records but "Foburg" and especially "Rancho Tetrahedron" really deliver. I recall the earlier records were a bit tame for me at the time but I still love his voice.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 21:35 (one month ago) link
His voice has stayed quite nice.
This Friday March 12th. Pre-order or pre-save at: https://t.co/cfkdZCL7EZ pic.twitter.com/Hw5uf0Ihfv— Cathal Coughlan/Co-Aklan (@realcathalc) March 10, 2021
Looking forward to the full thing. I'm glad he was finally able to reconnect with Sean.
― afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 20:52 (one month ago) link
Ah, here we go. Another song -
― afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 21:23 (one month ago) link
This is really promising. Agreed that Cathal's voice and delivery still sounds fantastic.
― doug watson, Thursday, 11 March 2021 17:58 (one month ago) link
Now streaming in full:
There’s an exclusive album stream going on over at Cork-based @overblownzine ahead of Friday's release. Thanks! CC https://t.co/mqiWr4YUmw @8RadioIreland @keeleytheband @irishmusicparty @theirishjam @Live95Limerick @UCC983FM @dublincityfm @RTERadio1 @TowerDublin @IrishAltMusic— Cathal Coughlan/Co-Aklan (@realcathalc) March 24, 2021
― afriendlypioneer, Thursday, 25 March 2021 15:02 (three weeks ago) link
Had my first listen. Incredible. His best.
― afriendlypioneer, Friday, 26 March 2021 05:06 (two weeks ago) link
I’m freaking out here over how good it is. Immediately dropped $50 on the LP after my first listen. There’s so many good songs on here.
― afriendlypioneer, Friday, 26 March 2021 13:30 (two weeks ago) link
Mark your calendars, next Monday April 5th at 8pm. @Tim_Burgess will be hosting a @LlSTENlNG_PARTY for my new album 'Song of Co-Aklan'. Hope to see you there! https://t.co/2ZBycjdNvu @DimpleDiscs @ShellshockLtd @Konkurrent_nl @Amped_Dist @ShamelessPR_ @_schubertmusic_ pic.twitter.com/7wxSTYmQ2m— Cathal Coughlan/Co-Aklan (@realcathalc) March 29, 2021
'St Wellbeing Axe' kicked my ass all over the place this weekend. There's these lines at the very end of the song that are so good, where Cathal talks about the narrator's secret gymnast body. I adore this record.
― afriendlypioneer, Monday, 29 March 2021 14:31 (two weeks ago) link
Well, I'll keep talking to myself and share something interesting from this excellent Quietus feature -
And then there’s the imminent first release from Telefís, a collaboration with Irish superstar producer Jacknife Lee. The latter’s credits include R.E.M., One Direction and Taylor Swift – and Coughlan seems rather tickled by the suggestion that he could now be considered a ‘topliner’. It will surprise some, but close observers will have long suspected that he had this kind of weirdly catchy electronic pop project in him too.
― afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 30 March 2021 19:17 (two weeks ago) link
I do need to catch up with this new one.
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 30 March 2021 19:37 (two weeks ago) link
I've just heard it, need to spin it again to absorb it. I want to know the stories behind some of these lyrics, especially "My child is alive" and the line about someone torching mosques and synagogues.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 01:40 (two weeks ago) link
I want to know more about the "narrator's secret gymnast body," alluded to at the end of "St Wellbeing Axe," one of the hardest rocking songs of the year.
― afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 14:55 (two weeks ago) link
Cathal gives really good interviews, I've found -
Few musicians give me so much.
― afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 20:39 (two weeks ago) link
Today's #timstwitterlisteningparty albums are Cathal Coughlan's 'Song Of Co-Aklan' at 3 PM ET, and Dry Cleaning's 'New Long Leg' at 5 PM ET https://t.co/cdkPgcDoSJ pic.twitter.com/TJzXxIOIx1— BrooklynVegan (@brooklynvegan) April 5, 2021
Tim's Listening Party tonight if you're into those kinds of things.
― afriendlypioneer, Monday, 5 April 2021 14:40 (one week ago) link