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except for the house songs that is

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 06:11 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Intriguing. The only Appaloosa track I've heard was on one of those Kitsune compilations and it didn't sound like something that would come out on Italians. Eager to hear this.


APPALOOSA "Intimate (Glass Candy Remix)" 12 inch Single

After turning down almost every imaginable group & record company on the planet, Glass Candy returns from the studio with their second remix in 11 years ...This time it's Appaloosa's "Intimate". Imagine the romantic Human League fronted by Nico covering Stereolab. That's about the only way we know how to describe this record. Glass Candy dips them in their signature analog glitter with some of Johnny's heaviest drums to date as the synthesizers gnaw at your speakers. The result is a beautiful pop song that will haunt you. This is also the first glimpse from our forthcoming AFTER DARK 2 compilation out later this year. The B side features the original version from Appaloosa. Who is in the studio working on their debut Lp for IDIB later this year. Bonus tracks include instrumentals, drums, and vocals. Special mail order only version on Opaque Ivory vinyl ! Not in stores

Becky Facelift, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 14:23 (eleven years ago) link

Cable Dazed is I think my favourite thing this label has put out so far. Why does this seem to be the only release by these guys, like are they both members of some other band or something?

plax (ico), Friday, 20 August 2010 11:04 (eleven years ago) link

^^ love the invisible conga people 12" and want more, please
don't know if they have other projects

mizzell, Friday, 20 August 2010 13:54 (eleven years ago) link

discogs says they're playing (individually) on some other people's records/might be involved in those bands. and then there's a few remixes they've done. cable dazed is awesome, yes.

willem, Friday, 20 August 2010 14:01 (eleven years ago) link

Ditto plaxico except replace "Cable Dazed" with "One Night at the Raw Deal" by Twisted Wires. LinnDrum breakdown! I'd like to hear more of them.

matt2, Friday, 20 August 2010 16:56 (eleven years ago) link

'nite' may be my favorite single of the 00s

dayo, Sunday, 29 August 2010 11:12 (eleven years ago) link

now I really want to get my juno 106 up and running.

dayo, Sunday, 29 August 2010 11:22 (eleven years ago) link

I like the Appaloosa track, though it does sound more current (or au courant maybe?); and certainly less otherworldly) than a lot of the IDIB stuff.

Simonetti Tweeted recently about listening to some new Chromatics tracks, which I'm really excited about. They mentioned something a couple of years ago about recording a Neil Young cover, which I always wanted to hear but never surfaced.

She Got the Shakes, Thursday, 2 September 2010 13:32 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

did anybody end up getting the perseo comp? I can't stop playing simonetti's 'slow glow stick'

dayo, Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:33 (eleven years ago) link

The Solid Gold compilation has suprised me in how enduring it has been for me this year.

get the fuck out of my mouth (boxedjoy), Thursday, 4 November 2010 20:33 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

the desire album is rather good.
think i prefer it to chromatics/glass candy releases, though i am currently succumbing hard to the chromatics album, even in its non-deluxe form, more and more having not 'got it' to start with.
also, i really like the way the ITDIB cd releases are packaged, but they are a bugger to spot in the racks.
very much doubt i am ever going to see the perseo edits compilation in the racks in bristol, so may have to resort to ordering from the label website.
do they ship to uk ?

mark e, Friday, 19 November 2010 16:05 (eleven years ago) link


just sayin, Friday, 19 November 2010 16:19 (eleven years ago) link


mark e, Friday, 19 November 2010 16:19 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

Johnny Jewel's SoundCloud features a lot of downloadable instrumental mixes of popular IDIB tracks.

Gukbe, Sunday, 6 February 2011 06:10 (ten years ago) link

this label has been too quiet for too long.

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 6 February 2011 06:12 (ten years ago) link

they throw a lot of parties it seems

Gukbe, Sunday, 6 February 2011 06:15 (ten years ago) link

I wouldn't hate seeing another Desire album this year.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 6 February 2011 06:17 (ten years ago) link

That album is my favourite of the bunch, so I'm right there with you.

Gukbe, Sunday, 6 February 2011 06:19 (ten years ago) link

wasn't there supposed to be a sequel, in 2010, to the after dark compilation?

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 6 February 2011 06:21 (ten years ago) link

Solid gold?

blank, Sunday, 6 February 2011 22:22 (ten years ago) link

Much as I love Solid Gold, if that is intended to be the After Dark follow-up then I'm going to be left feeling very cheated. Johnny Jewel was so prolific two years ago, why can't he have more music ready for us now?

o0o00h really? (boxedjoy), Monday, 7 February 2011 09:33 (ten years ago) link

solid gold is not after dark 2

just sayin, Monday, 7 February 2011 10:11 (ten years ago) link

no shit, but it's a similar thing for those that don't buy 12"s. I guess most of the after dark stuff was unreleased at the time, though.

blank, Monday, 7 February 2011 18:56 (ten years ago) link

Greg Dulli/The Twilight Singers cover "Don't Call" by Desire (it's pretty good!):


She Got the Shakes, Friday, 18 February 2011 17:33 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...


... in order to make room for new releases such as Mike Simonetti's "Capricorn Rising" EP, Various Artists "After Dark 2", Glass Candy's "Body Work" 2xLP and Farah's "Into Eternity" LP...

Very excited, just hoping that Johnny Jewel hasn't let the quality control dip in any way.

ha ha ha ha jack my swag (boxedjoy), Thursday, 21 April 2011 21:24 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

hmm .. does it really cost $14 to ship from the US to Europe (UK) !?

mark e, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 07:51 (ten years ago) link

a cd that is ..

mark e, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 07:53 (ten years ago) link

That's got to be some kind of oversight - I've ordered from them US -> UK before and it was nothing like that. Email Mike and I bet he'll set you the right price.

She Got the Shakes, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 08:39 (ten years ago) link

ah ok.
can u give us a clue as to how to communicate with him, as i cant find a contact page. ta.
[not a personal friend so cant request FB etc .. ]

mark e, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 08:44 (ten years ago) link

(sent a PM to you with it)

She Got the Shakes, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 08:58 (ten years ago) link

much appreciated. time to top up my paypal account.

mark e, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 10:01 (ten years ago) link

well, 6 cds incl. postage ended up being less than £30.
thats pretty good considering how much some of these things go for when they're available via amazon.
now, all i have to do is wait .. (and wait .. )

mark e, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 15:32 (ten years ago) link

i guess this project involves former glass candy personnel as well as the guy from miracles club (rafael)... i dig it, needless to say


a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 16:37 (ten years ago) link

(^ finesse - elevate. it's not on idib but it definitely has a tangential appeal)

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 16:44 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...


Gukbe, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 21:17 (ten years ago) link

thought this was just ok, a little goofy

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 9 September 2011 17:04 (ten years ago) link

a little goofy

Glass Candy? Surely not? They're so serious!

I don't think I like this because it's too knowingly kitsch and obvious with it - which also seems like a fundamental misunderstanding of what Glass Candy are about - I think the last stuff was a bit darker and moodier than this and had more appeal for it.

ha ha ha ha jack my swag (boxedjoy), Friday, 9 September 2011 20:02 (ten years ago) link

i always preferred the chromatics but this is pretty decent

Gukbe, Friday, 9 September 2011 20:05 (ten years ago) link

Are you not kind of contradicting yourself there boxedjoy?

Number None, Friday, 9 September 2011 21:20 (ten years ago) link

I think their earlier stuff derives its "goofiness" from Ida No's delivery but the actual music/lyrics indicated something a bit darker, whereas this is so... I hate to use the term "cheesy" because it suggests there's something wrong with populism, but it is very frothy. It sounds like it was designed to be played at the end of the night. I worry that a full album of this would be very saccharine.

ha ha ha ha jack my swag (boxedjoy), Friday, 9 September 2011 21:33 (ten years ago) link

I just meant the goofiness wasn't working for me on that track. xposts

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 9 September 2011 22:08 (ten years ago) link

i like that a lot! never liked them before iirc.

jed_, Friday, 9 September 2011 22:14 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...


encarta it (Gukbe), Monday, 24 October 2011 22:19 (ten years ago) link


caek, Monday, 24 October 2011 22:24 (ten years ago) link

everyone stopped caring about this stuff for four years and then the Drive soundtrack happened \o_o/

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 24 October 2011 22:32 (ten years ago) link

I never stopped caring!

encarta it (Gukbe), Monday, 24 October 2011 22:33 (ten years ago) link


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