Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Bass and Drum


Bleep.com is a smart website. It used to be the place where you could purchase and download tracks and albums from Warp artists (Boards of Canada, Autechre, Broadcast etc.) but now there are scores of independent labels that you can browse and buy songs from. I love its clever design; it’s a cool place. Trunk Records is there as well as the doughty Bella Union, Domino and Rough Trade. You can play whole tracks but the sounds fade out after each thirty seconds and you have to quickly press ‘pause’ then ‘play’ in order to fade the sound up. If you have a look, you’ll see what I mean. This is a startling confession for a gentleman of my advanced years but I was lurking there seeking out a bit of Dubstep. I’m intrigued by this genre which fuses electronica, dub bass riddims and urban edge. I'm keen to investigate.

2 comments:

richard said...

Hello Dear Martin,
Richard from Cheltenham here...just to let you know(although Andy has probs already told you) we have Sunburned Hand Of The Man playing at Slak this wednesday...hope you can make it along - i'm supporting, as is JM Kados(who sounds like Jacques Brel with lead contamination - hilarious and disturbing) - kicks of at 8.30pm, Sunburned on at 10ish if you are in football mode.

hope you are good.

r xxxx

Cole said...

Thanks for the heads-up, kind sir. I have heard fine things about SHOTM and will hopefully be over to the 'nam. Keen to come to the Exmouth Arms Calmer* in December too. Hurrah.