JAMMO’S MUSIC REPORT: OCTOBER 2021
Another month down, and with winter at the door, it’s time for yet another rip-roaring Music Report. At this point, I’m slowly collating music and samples for a new series of Deejay shows I’m doing, so here’s five tunes that have been floating my boat throughout October!
Brian Eno – Shadow
I’ve been listening to a lot of ambient stuff this last month and an awful lot of Eno specifically. Taken from Ambient 4: On Land (My favourite of the Ambient series), Shadow is an eerie little piece, which relies heavily on long delay noises and spectral breathy vocals which make me jump out of my skin when I’m running around Templehof.
Soccer 96 (feat Alabaster dePlume) – I was Gonna Fight Fascism
An acerbic spaced-out Krautrock banger from Soccer 96, lamenting the ‘real-life’ struggles of well-intentioned modern anti-fascist wannabe, “I was gonna fight fascism, but honestly, I just had so much on”.
Mrs Jynx – Dinner Dance
Sumptuous velvety electro from Mrs Jynx on CPU records. Nerdy IDM married to sexxed-up hold music with an awkward pop sensibility. The perfect antidote to these long grey German winters.
Şenay – Honki Ponki
Turk-pop-disco of the highest order. I’ve no idea what Honki Ponki means. In my ignorance, I’d hoped it was similar to Hanki Panki but it isn’t. Wikipedia claims it was released as “a protest song” against what? I haven’t found out yet. If you know, mail me!
Toma Kami – BOH–ee
The opening track to Toma Kami’s latest release Speed Oddity is a solid drum workout for the mad heads out there. If your bum don’t move to this, you might be dead.
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From lowbrow to highbrow, here’s what else I’ve been consuming this past month
Telly: The Voice of Germany: I’ll be honest, no matter how many abstract jazz albums I listen to, clubs or art galleries I visit, I can’t get enough of the kind of pop slurry offered by this show. I wait with bated breath twice a week to watch Mark Forster take the piss out of his fellow judges or for Nico Santos do yet another Michael Jackson song –He’s sweet and I love him. The music is obviously trash, as it should be, but, every so often I can’t help but get emotionally invested. So far, this series saw me openly weeping at Zeynep Avci’s rendition of Tan Taşçı’s – Yalan.
Podcast: Bass Culture UK (Red Saunders): I’ve just started this great series of interviews about the roots of UK bass culture and the impact of Jamaican culture on the British music scene and wider culture. There’s a few to get through, with guests like Dubplate Pearl, Dennis Bovell and Rodney P all making an appearance. On this particular one, Red Saunders talks to Mykaell Riley about his experience of starting out as a mod and later, as a reaction to Eric Clapton’s suggestion that Enoch Powell should be prime-minister, co-founding ‘Rock Against Racism’.
Book: George Orwell – Homage to Catalonia: George Orwell’s compelling insight into his life in and around Barcelona during the Spanish civil war. From his time in the trenches, fighting with the Marxist POUM miltia, to his leaving an increasingly borgeois state under threat of arrest. Homage to Catalonia is a portal to a time when a largely Anarcho-syndicalist led Barcelona was at it’s peak and how within months that dream was destroyed.
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