Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Artwork Of Junior Tomlin

Junior Tomlin was a name that first became known to us from the covers of numerous Kickin Records sleeves back in the early 90's. He began his career in design working on illustrations for computer game companies and this led to record sleeves and later rave flyers.
Alongside Jaz (who produced the artwork for the early Genaside II covers) Junior Tomlin is one of the most prolific and in our humble opinion talented artists to grace early hardcore and rave record sleeves.

Five For Friday

1. Planet Soap : Velvet He1 12" Cascade France
8 track EP of off kilter electro on French label Cascade

Buy at Juno

2. In Aeternam Vale : DUB (Dust Under Brightness) LP : Minimal Wave
On the US Minimal Wave label, one of two releases this week from In Aeternam Vale. 80's dark synth wave limited to 999 copies

Buy at Juno

3. Forbidden Society : To The Threshold : 3LP + CD 
Horrible (in a nice way) hard Drum & Bass / Step with tinges of dark Dubstep from Forbidden Society

Buy at Juno

4. Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble LP : Honest Jon's
If we were naming the longest artist titled release this week then this would probably win hands down. Another excellent release from Honest Jon's

Buy at Honest Jon's
5. Colourbox : Colourbox 4CD set : 4AD
Whopping 58 track 4xCD retrospective compilation of all Colourbox's released studio recordings and mixes.

Buy at Amazon

Memorabilia Collecting Sounds With Ed Veenstra

Last week we mentioned Radio Web Macba who had a brilliant feature and podcast with Jonny Trunk (here). Well on the RWM site is part 2 of collecting sounds with Ed Veenstra.

In reference to the work of the collector, Walter Benjamin wrote that the objects in a collection do not 'come alive in him; it is he who lives in them.'
This quote is totally applicable to Dutch collector Ed Veenstra. Suffering from asthma as a child, Veenstra spent the first years of his life virtually confined to his house. His parents, who had discovered the soothing properties of music, constantly played all types of records for him. According to him, this sealed his fate as a compulsive hunter of sound rarities. These days, Veenstra not only lives literally surrounded by his objects of desire, he also tells how he sacrificed his lifestyle and diet for years in order to acquire the more than 3,500 pieces that make up his collection. Veenstra is one of the foremost collectors of Broken Music

An astonishing hand picked selection featuring artists such as Gangpol + Mit, Laurie Anderson and Jad Fair.

You can read the PDF and listen to Collecting With Ed Veenstra on the RWM site here

Gatto Fritto Dazed Digital Mix

Dazed & Confused Magazines Digital output come good once again with a mix from Gatto Fritto

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Hackney Colliery Band : Prodigy Medley

Release of the day : Hackney Colliery Band : Prodigy Medley
Anything that sounds different, anything that is left of field, thats what we especially love and this 7" on Wah Wah 45's hits the spot. Funked up brass band Prodigy medley, this if dropped at the right time could be a killer in DJ sets this summer!!