- Play Some D (Wiiija)
Brassy. They make you say words like 'ballsy'*. And 'punky'. And 'riffs'.
And 'attitude'. And 'strut'. And 'hip-hop'. And 'scratching'. And 'female'.
And 'cool'. And anything that makes you say words like that has got to
be good, right? And it is.
*'Ballsy'. Pathetic, isn't it? So....male. But titsy sounds rubbish. Ovular
doesn't quite work. Cunty is definitely not happening. So ballsy it is.
It's only a word, anyway. Right?
Anjali - Lazy Lagoon (Wiiija)
Hypnotic, dreamy strings, breathy vocals, and Sixties filmscore elegance.
This is LUSH. It's perfect for autumn, shivering behind net curtains,
wishing it wasn't too cold to open the window and gaze out letting summer
breezes shimmy over you. It's yummy: noone does evocative sexy strings
like this lady. Check it out!
magnetophone - come on the phone (4ad)
Gentle drum loops. Whispery Cocteau-Twins-ish female voice in background.
Hypnotic. Dustbin lids clang together. Fucked up krautrock. Slowing down
and speeding up unnervingly. Tweaks and twiddles. Percussive freakout.
Beautiful synth drone and static hiss and crackle. Tiny faint background
Sounds like lying outside a church at night. Someone's left a hymn book
on the organ and it's playing itself and you're lying on your back looking
at the stars hearing the hum of a thousand satellites.
Lovely lovely complicated tricksy beautiful.
Miss AMP, 25 October 2000