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has anyone picked this glass candy comp that they talk abt here? http://vivaitalians.blogspot.com/2008/10/ton.html

t_g, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 15:19 (twelve years ago) link

not yet - but soon will

baaderonixx, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 15:21 (twelve years ago) link

Hmm... I like it, but I feel like it's too clean in some way. I like the imperfections - for lack of a better
word - in the IDIB stuff: The fact that the Glass Candy singer is kind of out of tune a lot of the time; the creepiness and dread in a lot of the Chromatics tunes; the lo-fi-ity of the Nite Jewel and a lot of the After Dark stuff. I even like the fake vinyl crackles they bust out - and normally I would absolutely hate that kind of affectation.

I really can't seem to find anything out there that's like the IDIB stuff at all, really - snatches of score from old Italian horror movies, maybe, but that's about it. Someone told me to check out Zombie Zombie, and I thought it was okay, but it was too clean too. I liked that Salem "Yes I Smoke Crack" ep - that was as close as I've gotten to something similar with that really unsettling, haunting vibe.

Savannah Smiles, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 15:23 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, I've got that Deep Gems disc - it's very cool. Lots of Beatbox remixes with some curios in there, like the one called "Geto Boys," which is the old Iko Iko 12" vocals over a "My Mind's Playing Tricks on Me" loop.

Savannah Smiles, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 15:27 (twelve years ago) link

that "unsettling, haunting vibe" you are referring to seems to work for the invisible conga people, as well. As far as non-idib acts go, I think that john maus and tickley feather fit that bill, too.

psychgawsple, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 15:45 (twelve years ago) link

Ah, yes - I love that John Maus album. I think I've played "My Whole World's Coming Apart" more than any other song this year. Haven't heard Tickley Feather but will check it out - thanks for the tip.

Savannah Smiles, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 16:40 (twelve years ago) link

also, like 50% of what's posted on 20 Jazz Funk Greats fits your description. specifically, stuff like throbbing gristle's "hot on the heels of love" and chris and cosey, which they obsessively namedrop (almost as much as those italian horror soundtracks you were mentioning). tickley feather works if only because she's very similar to nite jewel.

don't forget about john carpenter, beppe loda/daniele baldelli and original afro-cosmic music in general (check out the loda mix here)

psychgawsple, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 18:26 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

Just hearing Cable Dazed by Invisible Conga People for the first time, what with it's frequent end of the year ratedness.

Either way, woah.

Girlfriend, you've been scooped like ice cream (mehlt), Thursday, 1 January 2009 04:33 (twelve years ago) link

two months pass...

love love love this track

dmr, Saturday, 7 March 2009 15:45 (twelve years ago) link

dmr, are you going to the idib thing at poisson rouge tonight?

paper plans (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 7 March 2009 16:12 (twelve years ago) link

yeah I am ... are you? email me

dmr, Saturday, 7 March 2009 17:16 (twelve years ago) link

sadly i have other plans. it's poker night! so, not so sad i guess... still, wish i could go.

paper plans (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 7 March 2009 17:24 (twelve years ago) link

hope you got yer tickets, dmr.
simonetti was just in here all stressed out cuz it's sold out and people are bugging him for guest list action.

ian, Saturday, 7 March 2009 23:42 (twelve years ago) link

!! really ?? no clue they were that popular!

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Saturday, 7 March 2009 23:55 (twelve years ago) link

I got tickets at the door, but yeah, there were tons of people there. Left after Nite Jewel cuz I had a birthday party to go to and there was still a line around the corner.

Chesney Freemanwater Revival (maciej recognizing trill), Sunday, 8 March 2009 20:38 (twelve years ago) link

yeah i was there--small venue, long line, etc.

thought nite jewel was great & i liked the new stuff. didnt stay for glass candy but dmr said they were really good.

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Sunday, 8 March 2009 21:01 (twelve years ago) link

they can come off a little serious on their recordings sometimes but live they're a total party band, really fun set. first or second song I think was Digital Versicolor and the stage filled up with people dancin, the bouncers came and cleared them off afterward but the band was into it. they closed with a weird hip-hoppy version of Iko Iko using the Isaac Hayes loop from that Geto Boys song

at one point toward the end of their set I checked the time on my phone and was like 3:48AM WHAT THE SHIT but I forgot it automatically shoots ahead for daylight savings. lol

dmr, Monday, 9 March 2009 03:17 (twelve years ago) link

also it was cool to hear House of House loud. can't remember what else Mike S. played except Hall n Oates "I Can't Go For That" right after Nite jewel got done

dmr, Monday, 9 March 2009 03:18 (twelve years ago) link

i thought the bottin track w/the video (no static) was just ok. pretty good, but didn't blow my mind, but then i heard the other tracks on his myspace and damn. really great. especially Horror Disco makes me appreciate no static way more and i'm totally looking forward to his album.

http://www.myspace.com/bottinski

(jaxon) ( .) ( .) (jaxon), Saturday, 14 March 2009 20:32 (twelve years ago) link

also it was cool to hear House of House loud.

yess. he played this out in sf too, and i officially lost my shit. not sure i was 100% coherent, but pretty sure i remember lots of acid house tracks being played as well

all-seeing eye of horus (psychgawsple), Sunday, 15 March 2009 09:15 (twelve years ago) link

did i already tell this story? when sweeney was in sf and played house of house, i typed into my cellphone and handed it to simonetti and it said "tell tim house of house is played out already"

(jaxon) ( .) ( .) (jaxon), Sunday, 15 March 2009 17:18 (twelve years ago) link

haha, played out in online mixes/podcasts maybe. hearing it in a club and dancing to it was fun/new for me.

but yeah, it was sweeney wasn't it?

all-seeing eye of horus (psychgawsple), Sunday, 15 March 2009 18:18 (twelve years ago) link

oh, it was all jokes. i was so stoked to hear it loud.

(jaxon) ( .) ( .) (jaxon), Sunday, 15 March 2009 18:27 (twelve years ago) link

four weeks pass...

Johnny Jewel won't stop: Desire

mizzell, Monday, 13 April 2009 17:45 (twelve years ago) link

"under your spell" sounds like bobby digital-era rza

rio (r1o natsume), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:59 (twelve years ago) link

I love tht bottin track

the most naturally gifted poster of his generation (cozwn), Sunday, 19 April 2009 18:02 (twelve years ago) link

so is dude like living in mtl now is what i wanna know and if so how come i didnt know aboutit

s1ocki, Sunday, 19 April 2009 23:33 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

I ordered that Desire CD and just got it. I love it, but I think I'm a blind IDIB fanatic.
It's got bits of Chromatics, Glass Candy, and Farah (there's some 'spoken word'-y bits that sound exactly like her, really) - all the Johnny Jewel stuff. I still hope they put the Twisted Wires and Bottin songs out digitally; I haven't heard them yet. What else do they have coming out?

Shannon Whirry & the Bad Brains, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 12:59 (twelve years ago) link

another nite jewel 12" i think?

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Tuesday, 26 May 2009 13:45 (twelve years ago) link

digging the twisted wires stuff ive heard so far, they were pg when i saw them at lpr but didnt leave a huge impression

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Tuesday, 26 May 2009 13:46 (twelve years ago) link

not sure about releases but there's a tiedye / rune lindbaek edit up on the blog. downloadin now

dmr, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 15:59 (twelve years ago) link

you can hear all the Bottin tracks on his myspace fwiw. there's a video for No Static on youtube

dmr, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 16:00 (twelve years ago) link

famous internet blog discohorror located at http://discohorror.blogspot.com has an exclusive bottin remix of a codebreaker track up right now

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Tuesday, 26 May 2009 16:03 (twelve years ago) link

by "exclusive" i mean "not exclusive at all"

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Tuesday, 26 May 2009 16:03 (twelve years ago) link

that tiedye/linbaek edit from simonettis blog is nice btw

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Tuesday, 26 May 2009 16:03 (twelve years ago) link

I was wrong - the Twisted Wires 12" is now on iTunes as of this week... sounds great. There's also a Tiedye remix of a DJ Kaos song on there, too, which sounds nice.

I wonder whatever became of Farah - I loved those tracks on the comp.

(I realize almost every single one of my questions can be easily answered with Googling; I just creepily like to keep this thread around)

Shannon Whirry & the Bad Brains, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 16:50 (twelve years ago) link

I wonder whatever became of Farah - I loved those tracks on the comp.

^^^^ This. She was supposed to have a full-length disc released by the label, I think.

Related: Since the initial "big" three IDIB discs debuted on eMusic (the comp, the Chromatics and Glass Candy), nothing but two singles plus an odd-and-sods collection from Glass Candy. I'm just bummed eMusic hasn't received more from the label.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 26 May 2009 17:07 (twelve years ago) link

There's also a Tiedye remix of a DJ Kaos song on there, too, which sounds nice.

― Shannon Whirry & the Bad Brains, Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:50 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

posted abt this in the DFA thread -- its AWESOME

autogucci cru (deej), Tuesday, 26 May 2009 18:55 (twelve years ago) link

You mean this?

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 26 May 2009 20:29 (twelve years ago) link

that's the one

dmr, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 21:23 (twelve years ago) link

There's an Italians Do It Better night this coming Thursday at Koko in London: Glass Candy / Twisted Wires / Desire / Lindstrom / Mike Simonetti...

Shannon Whirry & the Bad Brains, Sunday, 7 June 2009 11:32 (twelve years ago) link

Is anyone going to this tonight?

Shannon Whirry & the Bad Brains, Thursday, 11 June 2009 12:21 (twelve years ago) link

I was just about to post the same thing.

Yes. Really looking forward to it.

I was expecting people to, given the size of the Lindstrom thread, and the Glass Candy one.

Still not heard Desire or Twisted Wires.

Still tickets left, by the way
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=319541&interface=koko

Jamie T Smith, Thursday, 11 June 2009 12:32 (twelve years ago) link

Q: will Twisted Wires be releasing an album in 2009?

Twisted Wires
http://www.myspace.com/twistedwiress

i detect Cabaret Voltaire / The Aloof / New Order / Finitribe / Fluke / 23 Skidoo / The Wire circa Ideal Copy influences

this track: is sublime

Twisted Wires - Oh Hell
http://hypem.com/track/809467/Twisted+Wires-Oh+Hell

djmartian, Sunday, 14 June 2009 18:46 (twelve years ago) link

i detect Cabaret Voltaire / The Aloof / New Order / Finitribe / Fluke / 23 Skidoo / The Wire circa Ideal Copy influences

yeah that's pretty much how they sounded live. like a dancier Indian Jewelry.

dmr, Sunday, 14 June 2009 18:52 (twelve years ago) link

i think they made ari sick that night we saw them dave

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Sunday, 14 June 2009 19:10 (twelve years ago) link

awww. maybe she was allergic, I think there's shots u can get

dmr, Sunday, 14 June 2009 19:28 (twelve years ago) link

Did anyone go on Thursday?

Shannon Whirry & the Bad Brains, Sunday, 14 June 2009 22:57 (twelve years ago) link

gotta say i'm not really feeling this desire record. the production is actually kinda lame, and the vocalist sorta gets in the way of any potentially great moments

psychgawsple, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 04:30 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

JESUS CHRIST THE DESIRE CD HAS NINE SONGS ON THE BACK AND EIGHT TRACKS

Going by Itunes and the lengths of songs on their Myspace player, I think "Oxygene" just doesn't appear on the album despite being listed. I'll have to listen to the demo of the song on Myspace once I've heard the album and see if I heard it somewhere...

Ah well. At least it's not FSOL's goddamn Dead Cities.

Telephone thing, Sunday, 19 July 2009 04:48 (twelve years ago) link


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