hey jim -- i got the versus ep with jane weaver

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y'know -- that jane weaver v doves v andy votel. thought i would never find it but there it was -- in the oxfam. nice. why isnt jane massive, jim? sigh. such a great voice.

doomie x, Monday, 17 May 2004 19:36 (twenty years ago) link

oh i missed this thread. yes jane should be massive. all the singles she did with manchester records are grand. i assume you already have "scream and shout" and "cupboard love"?

the surface noise made by people (electricsound), Thursday, 20 May 2004 12:47 (twenty years ago) link

also "the heart that buckled you" from Aspen Leaf is f-i-n-e fine.

the surface noise made by people (electricsound), Thursday, 20 May 2004 12:48 (twenty years ago) link

Not forgetting the wonderful Kill Laura

(I didn't think much of the Misty Dixon LP from last year though)

Jeff W (zebedee), Thursday, 20 May 2004 12:53 (twenty years ago) link

I dug "It's not over" from the TN singles club thingy.

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 20 May 2004 13:31 (twenty years ago) link

Hey doomie - I got the Richard and Thomas Frost! It was good cos I found it for £4, which seemed reasonable. So you're off the (long-forgotten) hook! No sign of the "Life Is a Stream" reissue i sthere?

Tim (Tim), Thursday, 20 May 2004 13:33 (twenty years ago) link

no clue tim! and phwe -- glad to be off the hook!

on a related note -- found music for motorcycles today for 49p. on tape. in ridiculous packaging.

doomie x, Thursday, 20 May 2004 14:38 (twenty years ago) link

Is this all the drury lane charity shop?

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 20 May 2004 14:40 (twenty years ago) link

ooo -- can't say -- as for some bizarre reason they are getting in brand new warp releases and selling them for 99p each. but its the same shop where i got the jane weaver single. and cold mountain soundtrack for 99p.

doomie x, Thursday, 20 May 2004 15:12 (twenty years ago) link

(I didn't think much of the Misty Dixon LP from last year though)

ooh don't let keith hear you say that! fwiw i totally adore most of it but it would have been nice to have more previously unreleased stuff..

the surface noise made by people (electricsound), Thursday, 20 May 2004 21:28 (twenty years ago) link

Yeah, ditto surface. I thought it great, and hung together really well for all that there was only one? two? misty dixon tracks not on it...

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 21 May 2004 07:29 (twenty years ago) link

six years pass...

I am currently rocking out to the Jane Weaver Septieme Souer album "The Fallen By Watch Bird". It is like spooky neo-folk.

The New Dirty Vicar, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:45 (thirteen years ago) link

but yeah, why is she not massive?

The New Dirty Vicar, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:46 (thirteen years ago) link

i need

BIG HOOTY aka the Sapperticker (electricsound), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Funny, I was listening to her track "it's not over yet" this morning.

Yeah, s-be massiv.

Mark G, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 11:17 (thirteen years ago) link

If I like Fallen By Watch Bird will I like the older records too?

The New Dirty Vicar, Thursday, 6 January 2011 16:57 (thirteen years ago) link

the other albums, yes almost certainly. her earlier solo singles (cupboard love, scream and shout) were a bit more indiepoppy and less folk, but i love those too

esteban and the witch (electricsound), Thursday, 6 January 2011 22:14 (thirteen years ago) link

Dig the Misty Dixon stuff as well.

Mark G, Friday, 7 January 2011 09:29 (thirteen years ago) link

Love this album. She's got something new out soon apparently. I'll post something here when I find out.

Cracker Flocka Flame (Doran), Friday, 7 January 2011 09:31 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

i just found jane weaver/fallen by watch bird and i have no idea how i lived so long without her!
her voice is so serious. i love it! even the spoken word stuff.

has she done anything since then? i don't really want indie pop.

these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 19:47 (eleven years ago) link

Oh that Watch Bird album is fantastic! Totally cosign on that. Need to get it out again.

But, erm, apart from that I can't tell you anything. I just wanted to tell you that, yet again, I agree!

my god it's full of straw (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 19:50 (eleven years ago) link


Watchbird is fantastic.

if you want more of that kind of stuff, then the susan christie album, paint a lady, that finders released a while back is just as good.

mark e, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 22:23 (eleven years ago) link

yeah that susan christie album is good stuff

pop, singular (electricsound), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 22:35 (eleven years ago) link

It's my fav Finders Keepers album, I have to say.

Mark G, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 22:47 (eleven years ago) link

susan christie or jane weaver?
why is jane weaver not more well known? i feel silly for not having heard her until now.

these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 22:55 (eleven years ago) link

Susan Christie, Jane W is not on "Finders Keepers"..

Mark G, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 14:06 (eleven years ago) link

maybe just in the usa? she's on that b-music imprint, at least from what i can see.
she also did this bearded ladies comp http://www.finderskeepersrecords.com/discog_04eggs.html

Effervescent songbird Jane Weaver has joined forces with Finders Keepers to produce a B-Music certified canon of femme-folk, laden with finger picked meandering melodies, ethereal harmonies and wistful psychedelic leanings.

these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 14:20 (eleven years ago) link

i considered buying that once, but didn't because it was kinda $$
that was a mistake!

who is jim?

these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 14:21 (eleven years ago) link

Electric sound of jim, see post 2.

Mark G, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 14:58 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, I was meaning the specific FK imprint, which is purely re-issues / repackages / various artists of old.

New stuff is b-music, bird records, Twisted Nerve, and so on..

Mark G, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 14:59 (eleven years ago) link

two years pass...

New album 'The Silver Globe' sounds mighty fine to my ears.

Never heard of her before

Tuneful as fook 'folk music' with electronic layering. Just saying, like.

Jessie Fer Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Friday, 31 October 2014 18:12 (nine years ago) link

she has a quite rewarding back catalogue

mit iodine (electricsound), Friday, 31 October 2014 23:43 (nine years ago) link

Yep, had it on full blast for a car journey, tis great.

Someone was saying "Hawkwind influence" I don't see it but.

Mark G, Saturday, 1 November 2014 09:33 (nine years ago) link

really looking forward to getting this .. the reviews make this sound like audio catnip to me ..

mark e, Saturday, 1 November 2014 11:00 (nine years ago) link

happened to be listening to this just now - it's really good!

legit new threat wrt to a norman invasion (seandalai), Sunday, 2 November 2014 01:07 (nine years ago) link

This is like my third or fourth favourite LP of the year. Love it.

Doran, Sunday, 2 November 2014 23:35 (nine years ago) link

Count me in as a new convert, especially if Jim and Doran are repping for her. It's right up my alley with my recent love of all things krauty. The initial Stereolab vibe gives way to something deeper, will dig into more from her.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 6 November 2014 03:57 (nine years ago) link

probably the closest thing to this in her back cat is the misty dixon lp which i highly recommend and is dead easy to find cheap (or at least was)

mit iodine (electricsound), Thursday, 6 November 2014 04:05 (nine years ago) link

Silver Globe is definitely one of my favorites this year.

afriendlypioneer, Thursday, 6 November 2014 11:58 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

got it.

audio catnip of the highest order.

mark e, Thursday, 22 January 2015 19:25 (nine years ago) link

ok ...
this album is brilliant.
absolutely brilliant.

mark e, Friday, 23 January 2015 00:46 (nine years ago) link

Still looking for that "Electric Mountain" cassette ep, the d/l tracks would do..

Mark G, Friday, 23 January 2015 16:54 (nine years ago) link


Mark G, Sunday, 25 January 2015 17:31 (nine years ago) link

She's great. The Silver Globe is definitely one of my favorite records of 2014.

kornrulez6969, Sunday, 25 January 2015 20:56 (nine years ago) link

five months pass...

this gets better with each spin.

so much so, that i have ordered the edition with the extra disc.
cannot wait to hear the additional material.

such a brilliant album.

mark e, Thursday, 9 July 2015 21:42 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

Listening to "The Amber Light" bonus disc, a great addition to the amazing "Silver Globe".

She recently did a nifty collaboration with Beyond The Wizxards Sleeve:

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 27 October 2016 17:28 (seven years ago) link

I did get that"Electric Mountain" cassette ep from the merch.

Does anyone have those d/l mp3 tracks from it?

Mark G, Thursday, 27 October 2016 18:29 (seven years ago) link

five months pass...

New album, "Modern Kosmology", out on 5/19, has already leaked. And another tasty helping of krautrock/Stereolab fun it is!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 17 April 2017 22:38 (seven years ago) link

jane weaver is fuckin amazing

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 17 April 2017 23:44 (seven years ago) link

Wow, really love the single..first time hearing Weaver, really been missing out

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 00:43 (seven years ago) link

First impression is this is very good, but The Silver Globe is more interesting and ambitious

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:15 (seven years ago) link

That's a fair assessment but I love the musical path she's ploughing. So what if it's similar to classic Stereolab, they're gone and I could go for more of that flavor.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:30 (seven years ago) link

so much so, that i have ordered the edition with the extra disc.
cannot wait to hear the additional material.

to follow up on my on post.
i listen to the additional disc more often than the original album.
it's fantastic.
easy sonic references : neu!/psych/balearic

mark e, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:34 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

She doesn't shake the Stereolab comparisons but still this new album is her most consistently great album.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Saturday, 20 May 2017 20:48 (seven years ago) link

I'll take more of this ' neu!/psych/balearic' :)

campreverb, Sunday, 21 May 2017 01:03 (seven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Oh, it's so an album for those of youse that are missing Stereolab, but won't settle for substandard Stereolab soundalikeys.

It's better than that.

Mark G, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10:29 (seven years ago) link

after listening to the first two tracks I'm fully on board, some real motorik yumminess there. And I don't even care that much for Stereolab.

calzino, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10:49 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

slow motion sounds a lot like au revoir simone

Unchanging Window (Ross), Sunday, 2 July 2017 20:57 (seven years ago) link

See also "Sing-sing" The Eurythmics

Mark G, Monday, 3 July 2017 12:05 (seven years ago) link

four weeks pass...

Bought this at the weekend. It's really good! I feel like mainstream press are not talking about this in ways that are helpful to people who might want to listen to it, though.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 31 July 2017 11:05 (six years ago) link

Even wikipedia lists her genres as 'acoustic, folk, alternative'. Which I guess may have been true in the past but seems pretty damn reductive next to this record.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 31 July 2017 11:07 (six years ago) link

It's great to hear really tight, melodic songs with this aesthetic.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 13:58 (six years ago) link

She's so good.

maura, Wednesday, 2 August 2017 14:16 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

this is really great. Fills the crater-sized hole left by Broadcast and Stereolab's absence but much more straight ahead and accessible.

Week of Wonders (Ross), Tuesday, 22 August 2017 16:23 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

one of my favs this year easily. like a rockier/kraut Linda Perhacs at times, but my favourite moments are easily the sublime pop of "Slow Motion" and "I Wish".

Week of Wonders (Ross), Wednesday, 6 September 2017 21:12 (six years ago) link

five months pass...

holy shit this is a great record.

akm, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 13:58 (six years ago) link

I got into it right around Christmas time. Really perfect for those chilly winter vibes. I had never even heard of her before. One of my favorite things I listened to last year.

how's life, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 14:28 (six years ago) link

this and the Hannah Peel album are real contenders for my never-to-be-compiled best of 2017 list

akm, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 02:38 (six years ago) link

Happy Birthday Jane Weaver!

Mark G, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 10:28 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

Easily in my top 5 favourite records of 2017

Eris (Ross), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:37 (six years ago) link

six months pass...

The Silver Globe has gone off the streaming services because of you

Harper Valley CTA-102 (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 13:57 (five years ago) link

eight months pass...

New record out next week titled Loops in the Secret Society. I guess it reworks some of her material from The Silver Globe and Modern Kosmology?


☮ (peace, man), Monday, 17 June 2019 13:29 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

Apparently Jane Weaver has a new project called Fenella that just came out today. Haven’t listened yet

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Saturday, 2 November 2019 01:33 (four years ago) link

It's really great, a wonderful stew of various krautrock threads and her own spin on it all. Plus her gorgeous vocals on half of it. It's on her Bandcamp site.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 2 November 2019 18:06 (four years ago) link

Yep, got the vinyl through the post the other day. It's one of those 'reimagined score to an old film' things. Probably my favourite thing of hers since 1992(!) Fenella are doing a very limited number of gigs too performing parts of the record; saw them in Edinburgh a few weeks back.

Jeff W, Saturday, 2 November 2019 18:33 (four years ago) link

I agree it's wonderful. Listening right now and I am pleased there are quite a bit of Jane's vocals. I was expecting a mostly instrumental album. The atmosphere is wonderful.

Did Julian House do the sleeve? It's got that look.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 15:32 (four years ago) link

“Shard of Glass” sounds like a Colleen track.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Thursday, 14 November 2019 13:13 (four years ago) link

ten months pass...

New album, new direction: https://janeweaverfire.bandcamp.com/album/flock

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 13:23 (three years ago) link


Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 17:30 (three years ago) link

Hm, indeed.

Garu’s Got a Rona (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 17:38 (three years ago) link

Produced on a complicated diet of bygone Lebanese torch songs, 1980's Russian Aerobics records and Australian Punk.

I’m in

brimstead, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 17:39 (three years ago) link

On the one hand that sounds great, on the other, I'm going to wait on another song at least.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 17:41 (three years ago) link

My initial reaction is that the "funky" verses reminded me of late 90s Phish. I'm not totally convinced but I'm still re-listening to it and hope for another song soon to help clarify the direction.

📺👁️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 17:56 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

New single - Heartlow. More of a Lush vibe. Not psychedelic in the vein of Silver Globe or Modern Kosmology, but a little more in tune with her previous work than Revolution of Super Visions was. That song has grown on me a bit since October too.


peace, man, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 12:15 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

I didn't like this at first, but now I do.

beard papa, Friday, 19 March 2021 22:38 (three years ago) link

Every review I've read has really annoyed me. I should just not read those.

beard papa, Friday, 19 March 2021 22:38 (three years ago) link

I had the same response. Was sort of put off by it for no good reason at first. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for it. But I listened to it a couple of times today and it's growing on me.

Still not sure if it will really stick, but I can't figure out what it was I didn't like the first time.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 19 March 2021 23:38 (three years ago) link

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