Friday Night Fish Fry – insomniacathon

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Friday Night Fish Fry – insomniacathon

Is it just us or is nostalgia in the air like the spinning copper leaves? Maybe it’s something about autumn itself, most melancholy of the seasons. Could it be a that Friday nights have brought a slightly unsatisfactory three part series about the independent music of our youth? The concurrent but this year largely unheralded passing of John Peel day? Remembering falling asleep listening to him on the radio, thinking of an idea you read shortly after his death that a whole chunk of his audience might now become insomniacs. Or the seemingly growing tide of lavish reissues and compilations (because even here, in the underground, christmas is coming). Perhaps you were thinking about Big Black because they, like Gazelle Twin had covered Wire’s ‘Heartbeat’ when a brilliant and cheeky young artist had sampled Albini and drawn him into an amusingly public discussion about music. Possibly even briefly illuminating the way the internet has compressed musical time and space so that we are now always nostalgic because music is not lost in time, everything is current, everything is simultaneous and connected. Maybe. Maybe a mix you meant to put up on the blog never got finished properly and grew to over three hours of sound that could gently ease us into the arms of Morpheus

click the title up there to download, here to stream…


Big Black  –  Fish Fry [Pig Pile]
Powell  –  Insomniac
Swans  –  Love Of Life (long)
Lightning Bolt  –  Dream Genie [Fantasy Empire]
This Heat  –  Sleep [Deceit]
Low  –  What Part of Me [Ones and Sixes]
Föllakzoid  –  Feuerzeug [III]
The Body  –  I Would For You [The Tears of Job]
Loop  –  Radial [Array 1]
Roger Robinson  –  Brixton Summer [Dis Side Ah Town]
The Human League  –  The Dignity Of Labour Pt 4
Laura Cantrell  –  Love Vigilantes
IX Tab  –  Humchatter 1 (Instrumental version): In 1975… [The Humchatter EP]
New Order  –  Your Silent Face (Dub)
King Midas Sound, Fennesz  –  Above Water [Edition 1]
The Black Dog  –  The Frequency Ov Thee Truthers [Neither/Neither]
Clarice Jensen, Ben Russell, Yuki Numata Resnick & Max Richter – Dream 13 (minus even) [From Sleep]
Karen Gwyer  –  Hippie Fracca [Kiki the Wormhole]
Oneohtrix Point Never – Blue Drive [The Fall Into Time]
Loscil  –  Angel of Loll [Sea Island]
Hype Williams  –  distance
Bellows  –  Untitled [Rustl]
Nadia Khan  –  SS23  [Launch Compilation]
Philip Jeck  –  …bends the knee  [Cardinal]
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement  –  Out Of The Mess Came The Green Devil [The Plant With Many Faces]
Florian Fricke  –  Buddah’s Footprint [Popol Vuh: Kailash – Pilgrimage to the Throne of Gods]
Boxhead Ensemble  –  Spinning Top [La Hora Magica]
Olli Aarni  –  Pohjoistuuli [Puu tuulessa]
Stars Of The Lid  –  Even If You’re Never Awake (Deuxieme) [And Their Refinement Of The Decline]
Eluvium  –  Pedals [Pedals/Petals]
Chris Herbert  –  Vactrol  [Wintex-Cimex 83]

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