It’s been in the pipeline for a hot minute. The ALM Pamela’s NEW Workout is out NOW and shipping here.
ALM sent us a Pamela’s NEW Workout to check out . Our resident synth aficionado and moustachioed hipster: Aleks, got a look:
Just realised it’s 06/05 now. Fell before the first hurdle. Having a wee chortle at my own stupidity there. If you can’t laugh at yourself, then you shouldn’t be allowed to laugh at all. In fact I think that’s the laughing police just passing by window just now. Not stopping at my house ! See ye’s later.
I better be quick, tell you about the 4 great records I brought home today, and don’t type pish. That’s what I’m going to do.
First of the four, is Lutto lento – Dark Secret World LP on Where to Now. Oooft. Yes. I loved the Lutto Lento 12 on WTN from while back.. and this record is booting me in the same baw… maybe even the other one as well. And It’s a proper LP. Just listened to two sides, and I think it’s getting flipped. I’m on his journey. Mento Lento.
ASC003 – 7 inch from Niagara. Ascender is the label. We just got stock delivered during week, in the best 7 inch cardboard boxes think I’ve seen. 3 7’s long. 21 inches I hear you think.. but it was probably a bit more like 22 23 with the packaging. Good boxes. And good records therein. In fact no one saw these records getting delivered, we are pretty sure they made their own way here. In fact I didn’t even put it on my deck right now. I’m currently standing arms aloft, saying Praise to the Techno Gods for delivering unto me ! . whilst at the same time, thinking, have I got a Techno Ali Bongo in my midst.
NCA004 – Dunno much more about. Apart from we are distributing and it’s a serious record. I have actually been looking forward to getting this TP.. as heard some of their music before… on Funkineven’s radio show, and we also had some of their tapes in the shop.. that I really wanted to hear more, and even got my old cassette deck wired back up especially to listen.. and it chewed the tape up. But I’ll try again.. it’s a double tape deck, with a dolby button.
and the last one.. which is a bit different from before.. shite, I can’t even read the name. I think that’s down to the artwork being a bit blurred, and not my eyes. I’ll need to check that again tomorrow. It does though sound like Prince and David Bowie camping out my back door.. in Barrhead… with me shouting out the window, ‘Howw cunts, want to keep it down, I’m trying to listen to this new Broken Call Record’ !
It does win the prize for the best label art of the night
I’m on the clock. There’s too many half written un posted blogs on the go here. I’m giving myself half an hour, then hitting the post button regardless. Starting… now. (Im simulating hitting a clock with a button) Like a Techno Chess player. Ahh shit, that would mean it’s someone else turn.. I think I might be falling at the first hurdle here… typing shite for 25 minutes and mentioning a couple of tunes in at the end. I’ve recognised the problem and addressing it.. the records ran out though.
And a good one it was too.. imho. Got few weeks back, and been one of my favourite rotators since.
Just checked link.. seems bit fast.. or maybe as usual I’m pitching down. Or maybe even playing at the wrong speed. Who cares.. I don’t give a fuck how the artist wanted it to sound, just that it sounds brilliant to me. In fact I’m getting a flashback.. I’m sure I’ve said that to someone.. “I really love the xx track, absolute belter.. but at the wrong speed”. Just in case you were about to get above yourself there.
Oh aye, 15 mins gone.. half time. I’ll have wee beer break, and be back to you once refreshed. .. aye if I had time.. it’s fast and furious blogging here. Power Blogging. I’ve only played 1 record right enough. Can you imagine DJ Godfather doing this. 15 minutes, he’s played about 50 records by now. One word about each. I’m going to steal that right off him.. or myself even.. belter.. shite. ..ghetto…love..prism.. artichoke.. etc. But that’s for another blog.
10 mins.. record on now.. STEPBACK001. – ThinkTank. Not heard of them for a while. Just grabbed this up the road today.. not knowing anything about it, and low n behold turns out it’s timeless Edinburgh Techno. When I say that, it’s timeless, as it could have been recorded anytime in the last 20 years.. Certainly ‘W Sludge’ track I’m listening to now…it’s just good techno.. and from Edinburgh.
Which brings me neatly to next record I’m putting on. I don’t know a great deal about it, you may know more about than me, but I know it’s got a gold sleeve, it says GQOM OH ! on it, it’s a double LP, and I know it’s from Durban.
It says “The Future Sound of Durban” on the cover. My first thought was.. “this is brilliant, I’m heading down there”, but apparently Durban is in South Africa, and not Northumberland, as I thought. Anyway, it’s a gatefold sleeve and looks like all the information I need is contained in the inside of the sleeve there, but it’s shrink wrapped and I’m not feeling I want to rip it off to get that info. Who cares.. all I care is that there’s a few belters of tunes on there.
And remember, it’s not where you’re at.. it’s where you’re from !! (or something like that).. Or where you can get to in half an hour to be more precise.
NEW WEBSITE. NEW BACK ROOM BOOGIE EXPERIMENTS.
Rather than just having to listen to one man’s shite (not the artist), then we are extending the Back Room Boogie Experiments, where there will be contributions from various members of the Rubadub clan. ( Ed – We’ll see about that)
The vibe is.. sharing with you what we are listening to in our back rooms of an evening, (when I say back rooms, I mean the house, rather than the super club), and deem that the the record is worthy of a mention. Nothing more than that. You can decide yourself whether they are good or not,. I’d like to think most will be, but while we like to think of ourselves as very professional, I’d imagine there will be few slip through where the author has been on the Tennent’s.
I’m going to kick off this Back Room Boogie Experiments and share what I’m listening to right now with you. . think I might be repeating myself already.. but what I’m not going to do, is talk too much shite. Just records.. do I need to say.. it’s just records ? I’m sure you’ll know that anyway.. (Ed – apart from a cassette)
First few ones I’ve got playing are from a wee batch I brought home today. (Ed – this was actually written couple weeks ago, and just not posted.. common problem that with DJ Doh here). .. Think there could be few belters in here . Just realised the first 2 listened to are from Japan. Samo DJ & Maxxbass – SNAKER008. Sounding like I’ll get my moneys worth out of this, and this other bad ass mofo T’s-001. BRF. Freaky Japanese Techno. On the minor chord, and rough as. (but that might just be my needle). Thinking U-Trax meets Jamal Moss on a bullet train. Japanese Techno records.. like buses. Here’s an upside down pic of the Future Sound of Japan selection..
(Ed – Also from Japan. NCA PAN. on Cassette. Check that out.. if you’ve got a cassette ‘player’)
Now I’m delving in to this blast from the past.. well about 2 weeks ago.. (Ed -now 4) .. but suspect will be on the deck for more than a few weeks to come. ISPT010. Le Matin Isaiah Tapes. However just checked this link, and the killer track I’m listening to now, isn’t there. Guess you’ll just need to buy the record if want to know what that sounds like. There are others on there worth the purchase anyway. VFM.
I also got this wee nugget of a present sent to me last week.(Ed – now 3) It was like Christmas come early. Egg box for packaging, cracker of a postcard enclosed, and a belter of 7 inch record. Amfibia21. I think there’s some Japanese connection there as well.
Thumbs Up record on TTT ! Anthony Naples – Slice for Life. Bought this last week (Ed – now 2), not knowing what was. Nailer. Loving it. Flipping it. Big up ma man Anthony Naples, who’s been releasing some seriously good shit on his Proibito label. Consistently. I’m just looking for my PRB019 test. Had for a while. Love it, but canny find it. But anyway, it’s released next week. (Ed – now last) Check that out as well. Although I think I just ventured into talking about records I’m thinking about, rather than playing. Can’t allow that ! “Oh aye I was thinking about that belter of a tune, in fact I’ve not even bought it yet”. That’s for a different blog. There’s no shite talking on here ! (Ed – too late) . PLAYING NOW.. the new Novel Sound NS-15. .. both sides. I seem to have moved from Japan to NYC ! Here’s a wee pic of some Brooklyn Beats.
I seem to be getting very geographical about my music this evening.
But If your going to get geographical about your music, then you’ll struggle to beat this. Especially if from the west coast of Scotland. Big in Brodick !!
(Ed – You’re barred)
WAS IN THE SHOP THIS EVE, AT OUR ABDUL HAQQ SHOW, AND WAS ASKED FEW TIMES (CHEERS), WHEN I’D BE DOING ANOTHER BLOG… THAT I’D REMEMBER. I SAYS, WELL MAYBE I’LL JUST POST SOME OF THOSE NINETEEN UMPTEEN HALF WRITTEN DRAFTS THAT NEVER MADE THE POST BUTTON…UNTIL NOW. HERE’S ONE, FROM YEAR OR MORE AGO. .. WHICH INCLUDES SOME CHAT ABOUT SPIDERS.. AND OTHER SHITE. Continue reading
Rubadub Glasgow presents the Make Noise 0-Coast synthesizer!
Spanning the boundaries of East coast and West coast synthesis and small enough to fit in a coat pocket Aleks Jurczyk runs through the exciting new Make Noise synthesiser. Continue reading
Been a while.. since actually posted one of these. Written hundreds of ¾ ones and not posted or forgotten about. I started one last week, but I canny see any saved drafts now.. either I’m bit of a computerer idiot, or they’ve been wiped by the “Shite Talkin Polis’. Maybe both. So.. as used to do, I just need to type something then post it. The main point of this blog is to share with anyone reading what I am actually listening to the here and now. I’m not saying these tunes are brilliant !!! .. or anything like that.. just that I’m listening to them right now, and if I type, then think good enough to bother typing about. You can decide if they are brilliant or not 🙂 Continue reading
Future Retro are one of the lesser known analog synths brands that we carry from the US, always putting quality and design above cost and quite happy to do some fairly bonkers designs when the feeling takes them. Well, we say “them”, it’s actually just one guy called Jered beavering away in Austin, Texas