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Hard News: Friday Music: Punk rock and all that

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  • Robyn Gallagher,

    "I'm in Love with Jesus" was in the charts a couple of weeks ago. This week Arise has the follow-up single "Jesus Be Our Everything", which doesn't appear to have a video yet. It's not as catchy as "I'm in Love with Jesus", though.

    It's amazing that the church is big enough that its members can get a single into the charts. But then One Direction fans manage to get random 1D album tracks to number one, where upon they vanish from the top 40 entirely.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    tis the time of year for sitting outside with long pieces of music with a cold one or two with ya dearest and nearest...

    the latest Nicolas Jaar mix is dominating my attention right now - once again he creates a soundscape of found, borrowed and pre-recorded sounds that pay homage/tribute to John Lennon... its fab

    https://soundcloud.com/otherpeoplerecords/nicolas-jaar-our-world

    for those whom like the bouncy chunky house styles favoured by Mark Farina get waltzing....

    https://soundcloud.com/djmarkfarina/waltz-classics-10-2009

    and for the festive, the techno dads christmas mix: "This is just like your average family Christmas, if your average family somehow ended up down the Berghain."

    http://techno-dads.com/2013/01/02/dadcast-christmas-coffee-table-madness-mix/

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 540 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard,

    I was going to say that the following track was about as un-punk as you could get: Nils Frahm, a classically-trained Berlin pianist with electric piano and synth arpeggios.

    But then look at the way he fucks with the innards of that tape echo, and feel the way that he rides the very edge of control. It's kind of ambient, but it would give you very strange dreams indeed.

    Having only just been introduced to Frahm's work, he's very hard to pin down. A bit of classical, quite a bit of minimalist, the odd Berlin-school bass riff chugging away, often ambient, the occasional hint of jazz, but with chord changes that are pure heart-tugging pop. But the reason your post made me think of him was the phrase "people can play now". Jesus, this guy can play! I love the piece above, but if we could embed Vimeo here, I would have embedded this piece. Once he stops playing his piano with toilet brushes (from about 1:50), it goes very Reich/Riley, but with the sort of structures and lush harmonic dynamism that purist minimalists would eschew. Even knowing that delays and loops are part of the sound, his two-piano attack is a jawdropping piece of musicianship.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1040 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    Jeffrey Lewis Low Budget Video History of Communist China

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 540 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    A Christmas song. Unfortunately we gave our boy Joey Ramone's Ya Know (vinyl of course) last year for Christmas so this is a house earworm.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to bob daktari,

    and for the festive, the techno dads christmas mix:

    I love Techno Dads.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to bob daktari,

    the latest Nicolas Jaar mix is dominating my attention right now – once again he creates a soundscape of found, borrowed and pre-recorded sounds that pay homage/tribute to John Lennon… its fab

    Wow.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    holy shit that jesus song is awful.

    they should sell it to other polytheists in 'Merka.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Che Tibby,

    Sure is. Any chance of removing it?

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2560 posts Report Reply

  • nothingelseon,

    Not punk rock but a refixing of Royals...

    Welling-Town • Since Mar 2008 • 38 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    let's start a petition

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Sure is. Any chance of removing it?

    Removing it FROM YOUR HEAD now that you've heard it, you mean?

    Not a chance. BWAHAHAHAHA.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Christopher Dempsey, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Replace "Jesus" with acid or E. Makes for a more interesting thought pattern.

    Parnell / Tamaki-Auckland… • Since Sep 2008 • 659 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby, in reply to Christopher Dempsey,

    actually... i tried to imagine myself off-guts at margarita bar in 1996, and that song easily could have popped into a playlist without my noticing.

    perhaps just after wonderwall, or "me so horny".

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I have resisted the infection, I thought this was a place just for the devil's music.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2560 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Removing it FROM YOUR HEAD now that you’ve heard it, you mean?

    Not a chance. BWAHAHAHAHA.

    You’re a bad man. In return, because it will never go away, I give you

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Stewart, in reply to Che Tibby,

    I bet you weren't imagining this version of Wonderwall...about as far from punk as you can get?

    Pt Chev • Since Feb 2012 • 72 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard, in reply to Hebe,

    Oh, we're doing Xmas music now, are we? :-)

    I give you a mediaeval carol, in Latin, sung by Erasure:

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1040 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Tom Beard,

    Good God: PAS is becoming a chamber of horrors. Shall we call it the "Gitmo soundtrack"?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard, in reply to Hebe,

    Hey! I actually really like it! Though not as much as The Quietus does.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1040 posts Report Reply

  • Ethan Tucker,

    Doors - 7.30pm

    That Jim Morrison sure gets around these days. (I'm here all week.)

    Wellington • Since Apr 2008 • 119 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Che Tibby,

    me so horny

    stuck in a mate's car cassette player for a whole summer

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Richard Stewart,

    accompanied by an advert for WinXP driver updates.. yeah

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    one night at Zwines

    final cop is amazing

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

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