Who the hell makes those missiles? The Sound & Adrian Borland

When I’m not doing the other things I do, I regularly maintain a Twitter feed for Wimbletweets. Its a place where I tweet and re-tweet information, events and observations about the area that is better known for an event which takes place every year in June. My saved searches contain words and places around the  town and whilst searching for Wimbledon Station last week I came across the name Adrian Borland. It was an answer to a music quiz question and the respondent had a stated he had killed himself at the station in 1999.

Intrigued I googled the name and on reading and hearing about Adrian and his work with his band The Sound I became a fan. At the same time I was saddened to read that he had in fact taken his life aged only 41, at Wimbledon Station  (like so many do) after years of battling depression.

Like myself, you may not have heard of The Sound. Though critically acclaimed the band never achieved the success at home that it found in Europe. They split in 1988 and Borland went on to have a solo career whilst producing for bands like Felt.

Whats interesting now is there maybe more new people discovering the work of Adrian Borland through the planned 2014 documentary on him ‘Walking In The Opposite Direction’.  There’s a trailer and information about the Crowdfunding campain here.

If you want to learn more then visit the site Brittle Heaven. In the meantime enjoy the rest of the 1982 No Nukes performance.

Listen :
The Sound – Jeopardy
The Sound – From The Lion’s Mouth

No helmets, no lycra, but a cool electro theme! Cycling in the 80’s!

No helmets, no lycra, but a cool electro theme! Cycling in 80’s London. Showing you that nothing really changes and the safety issues remain the same today.

The Orb Return To Brixton

The Orb Electric Brixton flyer
After 25 years The Orb star is broken and battle scarred, but this coming Saturday it lands at the Electric Brixton for an all-nighter featuring Bomb The Bass and Banco De Gaia. Tempted to purchase a ticket.

In the meantime I found this video of Alex Patterson talking about The Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld album on the Living Albums website.

Listen: The Orb – The Orb – History Of The Future
Listen: Banco De Gaia – Live at Glastonbury

Trippin’ With The Birds

After I few glasses of red last night I was looking for my favourite Nurse With Wound track on YouTube. The one that Nurse With Wound did with Stereolab.  This one;

I then stumbled across this great and all too short ‘documentary’ on Steven Stapleton.  His farm in Ireland, his creative spaces and his ‘alcoholic children’!

Goodbye 2013:: End of year playlists

Potting shed radio!

There she goes. 2013. Bye bye! Bye bye!

bleep.com :: The Top 81 / 100 Tracks of 2013
Bleep.com The Best Albums of 2013
Piccadilly Records Top Albums of 2013
Rough Trade Albums Of The Year 2013

and just to recap:

Consultthis Music: 11a – 13
Consultthis Music: 9a – 13
Consultthis Music: 8a – 13


Tunes we used to ‘brock out’ to. #14

Paul Rutherford – Get Real (4th & Broadway) 1988

Happy New Year you smiley people!

History Lesson : Modulations – History Of Electronic Dance Music Documentary

Tunes we used to ‘brock out’ to. #13

Artist : Tipper

Title: Twister (Dynamic Bass mix)

Label: Fuel Records (1998)