Archive for December, 2011

Coseph Jonrad – paper round tapes volume eight

Posted in Coseph Jonrad with tags on December 17, 2011 by magicanddreams

Dear friends, I’m happy to present the last MAGIC + DREAMS release of the year….and what a year it has been…thank you all for your support!

 

 

So we reach volume eight and we’re two thirds of the way through…with the last volume (12) dropping tidily on the first birthday of M+D.

I can safely say that the original album this is a remix of, is the one I have listened to the least in my life since the paper round days…I bought it after heady rotation on Capitol FM of the lead single…having none of their previous, more successful, albums.

Have a listen to, or download, ‘Woman In Chains’:

It was a bit of a Loveless / Chinese Democracy situation thing for them, taking years to complete and allegedly being the most expensive album to make ever in the history of all time etcetera.

Have a listen to, or download ‘Swords And Knives’:


The album is available on cdr for £5 including postage in the UK or Europe, £6 including postage in the US / ROW.

Plus we’re rolling on the buy two get one FREE deal on all our cdrs.

please email us:
magicanddreamsmusic (AT) gmail.com

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still got so far to go

Posted in Blog with tags , on December 16, 2011 by magicanddreams

MAGIC’S SONG OF THE WEEK


This week I have mostly been working on a building site. Good times.

Those of you fortunate enough to know me in person, or to have seen a live show, will know that someone in peak physical condition such as myself will have no problem with this kind of graft.

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ROBOTS ON A SUNDAY

Posted in Blog with tags , , on December 11, 2011 by magicanddreams

 

I seem to have developed a bizarre fascination with the Youtube videos of ABB robotics.

 

I think it must be the mix of industrial robots, library music, and food products. The aesthetic of their presentation is addictive!

 

Here the combination of robotic precision, a weird hands-in-the-air but melancholic rave tune, and vibrating pepperamis, absolutely drives me to distraction:

 

 

Now,  add in a strangely James Ferraro stylee voiceover, and maximum digital plastic weirdness ensues:

 

“Have you ever seen an industrail robot moving with such precision motion control?”

 

 

But they can switch it up too…over a darker more electro tune, the voicover on this next one is straight out of the Serafinowicz / Look Around You school (and I love the unit of measurement: ‘pancakes per minute’):

 

 

Then ABB decided to put their most charismatic employee and Consumer Industry Segment manager, Rick Tallian, IN FRONT of the camera, “to help you select your pick-pack-palletize robots”:

 

 

Oh, the delicious technical jargonspeak is almost too much to bear. That’s when I have to return to the combination that initially appealed to me before I went on this dark corporate journey:

 

Robots, bizarre library music, and comedic food products: check out this double whammy of tabla-tastic worldbeat, and meatballs:

 

 

There’s LOADS on youtube, go get lost. I cannot resist one final outing:

 

Here over an astounding faux-drum’n’bass workout, the robots begin to self-build –

 

(not really, they’re just making sockets

 

(which ABB manage to spell as ‘SOKETS’ in the lead frame

 

(LOL

 

(obviously they haven’t invented a spell-checking robot yet)))):

 

 

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PANTASTIC

Posted in Uncategorized on December 10, 2011 by magicanddreams

or: pan-non-stick if you prefer (you don’t).

PAN YOU FEEL IT?

or: MAGIC’S ‘OLD PANS THAT LOOK LIKE MOONS OF JUPITER OR SATURN OR SUCH THE LIKE’ OF THE WEEK

YES WE PAN!

christopher jonassen

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aahaahaahaah wu wu dit dit dit dit dit

Posted in Blog with tags , on December 10, 2011 by magicanddreams

MAGIC’S SONG OF THE WEEK


(Skip to 2:32, that’s the start of Red House)

David Byrne in 1981 – the man was on fire – released more great albums in that year alone than most people manage in a whole career.

Remain in Light – Bush Of Ghosts – and this, soundtrack album of a score of a modern dance piece. Yeah ok, Eno’s got his treatment fingers all over it too.

This track could have sat on …Ghosts, but it has more impact here on this mixed bag of an album. Dreamy bell instrumentals, Talking heads hits that never were.

Delicious alternating and entwining cut up vocals and slide guitars.

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