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You did notice that the cd section has a special offer on? (distro stuff doesn't count tho)
Im skint and cant afford anything but I just looked at the distro section and saw stuff i've been looking for ages to get.

Herman G. Neuname, Saturday, 12 July 2008 21:55 (thirteen years ago) link

I can't really justify buying CD's anymore. Especially as trying to organise my CDs, I've discovered a LOT are missing.

I know, right?, Saturday, 12 July 2008 22:00 (thirteen years ago) link

OUCH! Shipping is V. Expensive to Europe.

I know, right?, Saturday, 12 July 2008 22:00 (thirteen years ago) link

I know. Relapse and Archive cd are the only place that isn't these days.

Herman G. Neuname, Saturday, 12 July 2008 22:02 (thirteen years ago) link

way cheaper if I buy it off amazon anyway...

I know, right?, Saturday, 12 July 2008 22:04 (thirteen years ago) link

if you take postage into account

I know, right?, Saturday, 12 July 2008 22:05 (thirteen years ago) link

Where in europe are you? TMU sell way too much you will never get on Amazon (the stuff I want anyway)

Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 13 July 2008 18:55 (thirteen years ago) link

Ireland, Amazon have the Religious Knives thing anyway, I'm dying to hear that through (I like this band)

I know, right?, Sunday, 13 July 2008 19:33 (thirteen years ago) link

Rubies sound like my ideal right now but so far just basing that on the Tiedeye remix and stevieT's description of them to me earlier

blueski, Sunday, 13 July 2008 22:37 (thirteen years ago) link

I like what I've heard from this label, but only in small doses. I'd like to hear some of these tracks within the context of a set that also included other stuff.

Moodles, Sunday, 13 July 2008 22:43 (thirteen years ago) link

you should suggest that to them!

s1ocki, Sunday, 13 July 2008 22:44 (thirteen years ago) link

I like how they just emerged with this whole aesthetic. They just seemed so fully formed with those Glass Candy tracks. The noir disco and girly album art, unpretentions cover verions. Particularly loving the Chromatics I'm on fire today.

I know, right?, Sunday, 13 July 2008 22:57 (thirteen years ago) link

guys i think you killed the tiedye site

jabba hands, Monday, 14 July 2008 00:15 (thirteen years ago) link

Did you order anything from TMU I know, right??

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 14 July 2008 08:28 (thirteen years ago) link

I was about to when I looked at how strong the euro is against the dollar (it really is crazy now) and decided to go for it, then realized they charge $12 PER ITEM, which is crazy, the postage was $43, slightly more than the three records I was gonna buy. But now I'm thinking about how that would probably add up to that much if I somehow found it in ireland anyway....

And looking again, its cheaper to buy from TMU than amazon actually.

I know, right?, Monday, 14 July 2008 09:45 (thirteen years ago) link

Its not post-paid prices on TMU is it? surely there's an option for multiple items? You could maybe email their mail order and see if you get a reply.

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 14 July 2008 11:43 (thirteen years ago) link

I doubt it, because they charge basically twice as much delivery for double LPs. Basically, whatever you get charged for items, it seems you're gonna get charged that same amount additionally for delivery.

I know, right?, Monday, 14 July 2008 12:03 (thirteen years ago) link

Is there a similar thread, or anywhere to talk about Permanent Vacation records?

I am using your worlds, Monday, 14 July 2008 12:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Is that this label? Waht is good? (n.1)

(n.1) I don't see a thread for that label in the search engine, so you may have to start one.

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 14 July 2008 12:58 (thirteen years ago) link

Thats the one. Waht is good? I'd start with this, especially the Holy Ghost! remix,


and I like this too.


Maybe it would be better covered by the Balearic thread?

I am using your worlds, Monday, 14 July 2008 13:01 (thirteen years ago) link

So, turns out I was broke because I was spending all my money on rent for an apartment I had long since vacated due to not fucking cancelling standing order. I am now due 1200 from my ex-landlord. Which is nice. This might be a sign to splurge.

I know, right?, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 00:53 (thirteen years ago) link

watching me commit to a transaction in realtime is a long and tedious affair.

I know, right?, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 00:54 (thirteen years ago) link

to be sure

I know, right?, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 00:54 (thirteen years ago) link

I hope you get your money back

Herman G. Neuname, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 01:06 (thirteen years ago) link

Well I'll wait till then to buy, obv. I've got a paper trail of emails and they're a well known auctioneers, so if they fuck me over, I'll just ring a daytime radio show. That's how we do things here. I think.

I know, right?, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 01:07 (thirteen years ago) link

can anyone YSI the free Tiedye track? site is still down..

jabba hands, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 02:27 (thirteen years ago) link

this blog has 2 of the tracks that were up, but not the rubies remix:

t_g, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 08:01 (thirteen years ago) link

yo, rubies rmx

yungblut, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 08:12 (thirteen years ago) link

admittedly both groups are hit and miss live ... but i never felt the lifeless and inert thing from gc and chromatics, in fact it's quite the opposite. 04 era gc demo of "life after sundown" is still one of the most swoon-worthy and vibrant songs for me.

there used to be a fansite which had an article that expressed it nicely ... i still have a quote ...

"... (they) take signifiers of feelings and abstract them into pure textures ... Glass Candy give the impression of not believing in love, but they still //bleed// it."

jaime, Wednesday, 16 July 2008 06:46 (thirteen years ago) link

two months pass...

so nite jewel has a split with glass candy on IDIB and an album on Human Ear coming out. I really like the two demos on the Human Ear page. Fuzzy and pretty and cool.

mizzell, Thursday, 25 September 2008 20:57 (thirteen years ago) link

I liked the Invisible Conga People 12" at the start of the year - particularly Dazed Cable. Anyone know if they've got anything coming soon?

Treblekicker, Thursday, 25 September 2008 22:12 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

I don't think I "get" Nite Jewel

As influences, she has cited Chris Barbosa -era dance floor greats Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Sa-Fire and Debbie Deb

I guess that makes sense. I was gonna say the 12" sounds like a freestyle track at the wrong speed (sloooowwww)

dmr, Saturday, 15 November 2008 23:44 (twelve years ago) link

Friends of IDIB releases, I would like to share with you your new favorite song

baaderonixx, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 15:09 (twelve years ago) link

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

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