Monday, February 28, 2011

Hype Williams Hounds of Hate Mix Tape

Another source of free Hype Williams music. This mix tape can be downloaded from which is amazing resource for all kinds of free music from various sources and genres.

The tape is made up of two tracks

Hype Williams - II III B feat Hounds of Hate
(0:00 - 10:42)

Hounds of Hate - II III Eye feat Hype Williams
(10:43 - 20:40)

It can be downloaded directly here - Hype Williams - Hounds of Hate Mix Tape

The tracks blend the spoken word, heavy basslines and sweetly distorted vocals that form the central core of the bands sounds. Its likely Tricky's Maxinquaye heard through a broken radio at the bottom of an abandoned swimming pool. Lovely stuff in other words!

Hype Williams - FACT Mix 216

The ever wonderful FACT magazine have a great Hype Williams mix currently available for download via their website.

The mix combines the various strains of music that feed into the groups own odd mix of 70s soft rock, 90s jungle, 80's synth pop and various strains of dub and reggae. They have also included a some of their own tracks.

The Berlin based duo are surrounded in mystery and may not even be a group in the conventional sense but some kind of long running art project. Either way is an interest mix of sources.

The full track listing is:

buju banton-shiloh
fleetwood mac-dragonfly
steely dan-only a fool would say that
augustus pablo-satta dub
beat happening-red head walking
blue jam-suicide with an escape clause
steely dan-razor boy
hype williams-farthing wood dub
steely dan-haitian divorce
so solid crew-intro
the fall-C.D Win Fall 2088 Ad
ryuichi sakamoto-ice
ruff sqwad-swish
bardeux-when we kiss
lenny bruce-”to” is a preposition,”come” is a verb
burzum-I heimr heljar
eddie okwedy-happy survival
steely dan-babylon sisters
jaheim-jahs seed
hype wiliams-businessline

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lambchop's Kurt Wagner Plays A Tiny Desk Concert

This is a wonderful little video of the peerless Kurt Wagner of Lampchop playing a desktop concert in Nashville. The gig was for the great NPR. There are a whole series of these videos covering artist from the likes of Vic Chesnutt and Great Lake Swimmers.

The set list is as follows:

"You're a Big Girl Now"

"National Talk Like a Pirate Day"

"I Believe in You"

Well worth spending the time to watch, listen and swoon.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hype Williams Gentile Dub Free Stream

Free stream of mysterious Hype Williams track Gentile Dub from the Wire website.
The band seem to disappear behind a fuzzy hazy of half truth, disinformation and obscure releases.

Having taken part in the Wire Invisible Jukebox in February 2011 their profile seems to be on the rise.

"Opening theme to season 2 of The Animals Of Farthing Wood from the Bootleg Rescore DVD series by Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland.."

Remix R.E.M. Collapse Into Now

You can download the files in either AIFF or Garage Band format. This is producer Jake Knife Lee on the project.

"Right from the early stages of recording this song in New Orleans Michael wanted to share the files with people to hear their different ideas and versions. So here they are. I have bounced some tracks together to make it easier to download and use. We ended up with over a hundred tracks with all the percussion, brass, three pianos, celeste, glockenspiels, vibraphone, eight acoustic guitars, two drum kits, bass synths, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer, electric guitars, bass and all the voices. Enjoy, and be bold. Looking forward to hearing what you come up with..."

The remixes have been uploaded to this soundcloud page

Guillaume Viltard - Running Away

Lovely free recording from Guillaume Viltard.

"...Un Reve Nu is a new netlabel that specializes in experimental improvisational music. Their first album titled Running Awayfeatures eight tracks by Ivory Coast bassist Guillaume Viltard. These are solo efforts on the upright bass but there does appear to be some electronic effects on a few tracks. However the main attraction is Viltard's clear virtuosity in getting a wide range of emotion and sounds from this sometimes unwieldy instrument. Another interesting musical experiment that you will never hear from the commercial music concerns.."

Free Albums Galore.