Sunday, November 30, 2008

Midlake - Roscoe

DetritusTV is sure its viewers often consider how we select a vid, is it random? do we even have a clue about the bands selected? or even like them?. Well for today only let us walk you through this exhaustive process.

What day is it? Sunday
What date is it? last hour in November
What are the light conditions? very dark
Weather? Arctic cold
Should flat caps feature? Yes

After collating this info there's only one group that suits and its Midlake.


Friday, November 28, 2008

Mira Calix - Nunu

Those interested in facts and music should check out today's article in FRIENDLY FACTS. It states rather authoritatively:

"A host of well established publications including BANKING BALONEY and THE TEACHERS TIRADE were involved in a series of articles this week proposing that various sectors in society were to be rated on their music listening habits. We have contacted music authorities and can confirm that this is not the case and in particular we would like to reassure listeners of Newton Faulkner that they are safe from decreased overdraft limits and will be allowed to attend college.

In jest FRIENDLY FACTS would like to propose that if any factfinders came looking for a job with us and indicated that Mira calix was one of their favourite artists we would employ that person without further questions."

DetritusTV is glad we have a job but we're sure we'd get a job if we played our employers the following song.


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Deerhoof - The Perfect Me

Anyone interested in education and music should check out the following article from this month's issue of THE TEACHER'S TIRADE:

"New Musical Education - Music to form part of admittance procedure
A leading college lecturers union has indicated that they are pressing for music to form part of the admittance criteria for college courses and not just those applying for music related courses but ALL applicants!!!. One teaching insider stated "We estimate that up to 90% of potential students listen to music and their interests here reflect their educational abilities. We will ask applicants to fill out a simple questionnaire and not to give anything away but if for instance a band like The Kooks or Mark Ronson was mentioned then we would look unfavourably on that student. If the name Newton Faulkner should appear anywhere on the form we would reject that application and advise the student that they can never apply again. If, however they indicated a preference for San Franciscan pop-bending art-rock like Deerhoof then we would admit that student automatically regardless of grades".

DetritusTV is glad we're finished with college but we'd say we'd get good marks if we played the following track.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Benoit Pioulard - Idyll

If you're interested in banking and music you should check out the following article from this month's BANKING BALONEY:

"Music to form part of Application Procedure

Sources have revealed that banking institutes are introducing a novel way to pre-empt any future crash and this will involve music. Future banking applicants will be vetted on their music listening habits. One insider stated "It's estimated up to 90% of our customers listen to music regularly and this obviously has an impact on their daily lives and how they conduct their finances. We intend to introduce a system whereby all future customers will be questioned on their music listening and this will determine their future with the bank. For instance and this isn't giving anything away but if a customer states they listen to MGMT this may result in the rejection of any overdraft facilities and if they admitted to a liking of CSS then we wouldn't process their application and would ask that individual to leave the premises. If you stated your favourite artist was Masha Qrella then we'd offer increased loan facilities as we'd know you had some sense.".

DetritusTV is glad we have a bank account already but I'm sure we'd get a good deal if played them the following track.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Alan Braxe and Fred Falke - Rubicon

Anyone interested in driving and music should read this article from the Wexford Warbler. It quotes:

" Music to be part of new driving test
The driving tester Institute have recommended that a music section should form part of the soon to be updated driving test. A source from the Institute stated: 'up to 90% of drivers listen to music while driving and it's obvious that music affects an individuals ability. On the day of the test we intend to ask drivers to bring a few cd's to the test and they will be marked on the selection and its influence on their driving. Certain groups will obviously result in losing marks and not to give anything away but a driver that selects The Go! Team won't be looked on favourably and indeed if played while doing a 3 point turn the candidate will immediately fail and the cd will be confiscated. I have it on good authority that selecting Fennesz will result in increased marks as the director is a big fan'.

DetritusTV is glad it passed its test although we'd probably get extra marks if we played the below vid


Thursday, November 20, 2008

There's Still Good Hop Week - Yo Majesty!

Mystical dreamweaving may have a future as DetritusTV celebrates its 100th post. Silver Medalist and McClow hope you stick around for another 100 where you might see the odd good vid coupled with some semi coherent ramblings.

Theres no better group we could use for this milestone post than Yo Majesty!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

There's Still Good Hip Hop Week - MF DOOM

Madvilliany the album collaboration by masked rapper MF Doom and Madlib is recognised as one of hip hops essential records and rightly so. Doom's freestyling coupled with the infectious jazzy soundscape create a unique and unmistakable sound. A sequel to this album should be out soon but Madlib has enlisted another Doom namely Kool Keith's alter ego Dr Dooom.

MF Doom (sorry this Doom thing is getting confusing) has released his own album this year called OPERATION (you guessed it) DOOMSDAY. DetritusTV cant say anymore cause we used up our allocated blog quota of the word DOOM.

Heres MF **** with I hear voices:


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

There's Still Good Hip Hop Week - The Cool Kids

The thing about hip hop is that it's an open secret that it has been on a consistent downward trajectory since its high water mark in around 1993. But you could say the same about me, so let's not rub it in. Just like me, hip hop remains capable of tossing up moments of unique and cheery splendour. Although the Cool Kids have a crappy name, and are always mentioned in the same breath as the Beastie Boys even though they sound nothing like them, their album was a cheeky, bass filled, low end firecracker, which even more remarkably has no skits, and comes in in super quick listening time, beating the current world record for a hip hop album by a staggering 42 minutes.

Silver Medalist

Monday, November 17, 2008

There's Still Good Hip Hop Week - Devin The Dude

DetritusTV could have focused this whole week on Texan HipHop such is the quantity an quality of music being produced there at the mo. Its signature style is really laid back, half speed beats and smart rhymes first pioneered by DJ Screw. Devin The Dude exemplifies the whole scene and makes some of the most easy listening relaxed hip hop since De La Soul. DetritusTV also knows where to bring its car if we ever break down.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

There's Still Good Hip Hop Week - Cadence Weapon

Hip Hop has had a difficult couple of years and really seems to have lost its way. The scene has been overshadowed by professional mumblers like 50 pence and his crew and its not hard to see theres trouble ahead when the self appointed ambassador for this genre is Tim Westwood. This man seems to live in some kind of hip hop fantasy land that has little to do with the music and is more about spinning hub caps etc.

But thankfully there's still loads of good hip hop. Anticon Records continue to release outstanding works like Alias's recent album Resurgam although its fair to say some of their staple like Buck 65 seemed to have migrated from the scene.

Artists like Atmosphere, Greenhouse Effect, Yo Majesty, The Cool Kids are keeping things interesting.

Heres a vid that DetritusTV really likes by Cadence Weapon:

And to celebrate our upcoming 100th post week heres somethin' fun that fans of Adam & Joe will like but fans of the new James Bond movie might not: Steven!!


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Battles - Tonto

After DetritusTV's recent movie related rant we would like to appease this medium with an actual recommendation. The mumblecore classic Mutual Appreciation is a thoughtful meandering piece and has some great music but no math rock due to the protagonists dislike of the genre. So heres Battles with a really impressive vid directed bu UVA.


Friday, November 14, 2008

A Silver Mt. Zion - Stumble then rise on some awkward morning

You may be surprised to learn that Detritus TV doesn't spend all its time watching music videos and sometimes we venture into that place where huge TV like images are projected on a wall at a place called - the cinema. On a recent trip to this place we were enjoying a moving image show and were quietly lost in the story - until - until that is a house party scene bumbled into the story. In modern cinema house partys always appear like the last place any sentient creature would venture willingly. The music and calling what they use music is generous is invariably early 90's trash like 2 unlimited and in last nights film they played the whole of MARS - Pump up the Volume in a completely non ironic way. Detritus TV is at a loss to understand why when these moving image shows cost thousands to create they cant just play something vaguely engaging and pleasant. Heres a track that is unlikely to be played at any house party EVER and probably just as well.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

DJ Mujava - Township Funk

DetritusTV tends to shy away from its other more illustrious music video playin' contemporaries so we aren't sure if this vid is on heavy rotation or not and you've all seen it before a zillion times. Due to its instant likeability its a track that probably has and will teach DetritusTV to get up to date.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Brightblack Morning Light - Everybody Daylight

Mystical dreamweaving is an arduous occupation which explains why Detritus TV has been a one man show of late. The stresses and strains of thrawling through cyberspace in search of gaudy video baubles that light up the great internet firmament can lead one to taking a sebatical to your parents house where they only have dial-up. Some day I'll tell my children about dial-up but only when the are old enough and steeled by numerous spirit-crushing life miletones. Even then i know they will look at me incredulously in the same way i looked at my old lad when told me he had to walk six miles to school in bare feet carrying a hod load of smaller silings. It's the circle of life innit?

Brightblack Morning Light have just released their fine third album, Motion to Rejoin which they recorded in a solar powered hut, according to the blurb. The blurb forgets to mention that they were also smoking lots of bifters and listening to late era Talk Talk, maybe because it's all too apparent when listening to this woozy number. The video here is taken from a german experimental film from 1968 called 'Weg zum Nachbarn', and it shows a lady having a ride of some sort. God bless the internet.

Silver Medalist

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

YMCK - Starlight

In all the myriad forms of electronic music the emergence and popularity of chiptunes is one that even HAL couldn't predict. It continues on its crunchy 8 bit march with ne'er a loading time in sight. This vid espouses the whole scene, they're Japanese, NES era artwork and simple soundcard beats.


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Giorgio Moroder - Phil Oakley - Lali Puna

DetritusTV had a hard time tracking down vids this week, we'd have one it'd slip away or escape through an emergency exit. Thankfully a discovery was made and we think it makes up for the frugal offerings this week.

Giorgio Moroder & Phil Oakley of the Human League recorded this track for some forgotten 80's movie called Electric Dreams. Its a great slice of synthpop and was covered by the always great Lali Puna. Their version was also used in a film, the truly weird Wong Kar Wai movie 2046 that was about - trains into the future -.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Napoleon The iiird - Hit Schmooze For Me

DetritusTV should have posted this vid last week as the costumes in it would have done some good Halloweenin'. Being a music blog of sorts we would like to tell you about Napoleon The iiird but you probably know more about them than we do so we wont comment except to say this is a really endearing vid and cool track.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Brian Eno & David Byrne - Strange Overtones

DetritusTV doesn't know much about politics except its glad to see Joe the Plumber didn't get elected. This track by David Byrne and Brian Eno is one of the best things we've heard this year and we think the record its on is their first since Bush of Ghosts in 1981.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

People Who You Should Dress Up For Halloween As Week - Tubeway Army

You may have no fireworks left except for a crappy roman candle and may be feeling sick from too many giant cola bottles buts theres time to dress up one for one last night. Todays idea is the easiest yet just wear black, adopt a faintly mechanistic drawl to your voice and ensure a slight robotic gait to your walk and you'll be one of the Tubeway Army.