Thursday, 31 December 2009


Jasper TX - Victoryrose Exclusive Sampler

Im so happy that Dag allowed me to post a selection of favourite tracks from his albums to share with you. Dag Rosenqvist or Jasper TX as he records, is for me just the very best artist out there at the moment producing ambient drone music. What puts him apart from other musicians is the extraordinary patience, restraint and sense of space he imparts into his music. There are times within his music when certain elements come together with such perfection that it just feels totally right. I can't recommend this enough. I can personally attest to the fact that Dag puts his heart and soul into his music, and it really shows. :^)
I have held back from posting this so as to be the first post of 2010, or at least it will be when you download it. Its perfect music when your looking for something a little gentle, relaxing but engaging. Perfect for New Years Day !
Wishing you all a wonderful new year hopefully filled with joy and new discoveries

Jasper TX:

01 Blown out to sea, i'm never coming back - from the album 'I'll be long gone before my light reaches you'
02 Stillness - from the album 'Singing stones'
03 I will be birds when I die - from the album 'In a cool monsoon'
04 For at frelse en reisende - from the album 'Replica Archipelago'
Download (sendspace alternative link)

Slaapwel records (just re-released 'This Quiet Season')
(Jasper Tx's albums usually sell like hotcakes! If you cant find something you can email him on myspace)

Sunday, 27 December 2009


I know some of you have problems with Rapishare so I would like to start offering alternative links as well as to keep using the RS ones. However as it will cost more to start using 2 providers I decided to add a 'PayPal' link to the site. Its not there to make money from the music, you or the site Im just hoping to raise enough each month to pay for extra links for people
~ ~ So hopefully this would equate to you as a free user being able to download a whole concert in 1 single file only, at a good speed, from any country

Sigur Rós - Tíu lifandi *UPDATED Now 4 CD's *

Sigur Rós - Tíu Lifandi ‘A Celebration of 10 Years of Live Music With Much Gratitude From The Fans’

The tracks on this triple 'CD' are taken from a selection of concerts I have mastered and posted on this blog over this last year. I made this for a number of reasons.
To celebrate the completion of this year long project (to master the entire collection of live recordings from Sigur Rós) to celebrate 100,000 hits on the blog and as a way to commemorate 10 years of the most sublime live music.
The tracks I selected where chosen for the quality of the sound and performance and as a companion of sorts to the Heima OST. The tracks have been mixed in such a way that they blend into each other making a sort of 'fantasy concert' They are also tagged in such a way that CD’s should flow into each other without interruption.
Thanks to everyone who has helped with this blog including many who have left kind comments, suggestions, and corrections. Thanks also to all the other artists who have given permission for me to share their music with you, and thank you for visiting and I hope enjoying some of the music presented here. I hope it moves you as it has moved me.

NB: All the links are being updated. Having considered the many comments received I decided to add a third CD (now 4!) to this collection which in hindsight Im very happy to have done so !

CD 01

01 Mílanó.......................... - Beacon Theatre 01.11.2002
02 Nýja Lagið................... - Kampnagel 17.04.2001
03 Samskyeti................... - Radio City 21.03.2001
04 Viðrar vel til loftárása - Icelandic opera House 12.06.1999
05 Vaka........................... - Berklee Performance Centre 15.03,2003
06 Alafoss....................... - St Andrews Utd Church 01.10.2001
07 Salka.......................... - Washigton 06.10.2001
08 E-Bow....................... - Wiltshire Theatre 06.10.2001

CD 02

01 Hafssól.............. - In. Forum Tokyo 14.04.2003
02 Sven-G-Englar. - Portland 06.10.2008
03 Njósnavélin....... - Alte Feuerwache, Mannhein, Germany 22.006.2006
04 Samskifa............ - Oakland Paramount CA 08.04.2003
05 Andvari.............. - Gothernburg, Sweden 03.11.2005
06 Festival............... - Greek Theatre LA 02.10.2008
07 Guitardjamm..... - Oakland Paramount CA 08.04.2003
08 Starálfur............ - BBC Electric Proms 25.10.2007
09 All Alright.......... - Portland 06.10.2008

CD 03

01 Von................... - Sodra Teatern 20.12.2002
02 Ný Batterí......... - Beacon Theatre 01.11.2002
03 Gong-Andvari... - Firenze 24.11.2005
04 Dauðalagið........ - Montreux 07.13.2001
05 Frysta................ - Beacon Theatre 01.11.2002
06 Popplagið........... - Portland 06.12.2008
07 Ágætis Byrjun.... - Icelandic Opera 06.09.1999

CD 04

01 Flugufrelsarinn...... – Icelandic Opera House, Reyjkavík 12.06.1999
02 Olsen Olsen...... – Hamburg 17.11.2000
03 Svo hljótt..... - Portland 06.10.2008
04 Hoppípolla & Með blóðnasir....... – Boston 19.09.2008
05 Glósóli...... – Portland 06.10.2008
06 Hljómalind....... - Laugardalshollin, Reykjavik 28.08.1998
07 Fjöll í austri fagurblá..... - Dreikönigskirche - Frankfurt Germany 18.04.2001
08 Kem ég enn af köldum heiðum... - Dreikönigskirche - Frankfurt Germany 18.04.2001
09 Syndir Guðs..... - Icelandic Opera House, Reyjkavík 12.06.1999
10 Hugann seiða svalli frá..... - Dreikönigskirche - Frankfurt Germany 18.04.2001

(if you have already download the original CD 1 & 2 please download this revised Tr 09 All Alright, to ensure continuity when played with the new CD 3)

(On the original 2CD version of this project, CD 2 contained a hidden last track - the 'Vaka' performance from Last Call, one of the finest ever performances of this song. If you want to download that CD the link is here )

Link to Heima OST with alternative RS links HERE

*** [MF] FLAC & MP3 Folder ***

NB: I couldn't find a contact address for the artist to use the above album cover but you can find his wonderful work here:

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Olafur Arnalds - Dyad1909 - Video

Olafur Arnalds, one the most respected post modern classical composers recently released a new CD called Dyad1909. Its beautiful beyond words. Please enjoy for the 1st time Oli's music set to dance. I'm not a huge fan of ballet but this is just stunning !

The full length Ballet performance of Dyad1909. (hopefully to be released on DVD in 2010)

Alternative links below

The sky may be falling ...but the stars look good on you
24 minute Documentary featuring interviews & music

Apologies: to open and rejoin please use 7zip Its a free zipping utility. When installed >right click file .001 > 7zip > Extract here = The files now extract & open.

Stars of the Lid - Live

Stars of the Lid - Live

Two concerts here with over 1 hour of music - Superb stuff

Millvale Industrial Theatre 07.11.1999 - download
London 20.05.2008 - download p1 - - download p2

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Peter Broderick - Unreleased Flikr Tracks

Peter Broderick - Unreleased Flikr Tracks

Along with 2 new tracks freshly recorded this morning (19th December) please enjoy over 1 hours worth of 14 new tracks that Peter has kindly offered for free download.
I have put them all together into 1 album with each photo tagged to each track as he intended. In his own words:
Two songs for your ears
I'd like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season. A sincere thank you to the people who have been following this page.

These last couple days I've been alone in the house with ice on my knee, making some music for fun. Messing around with computer loops and words and voices. I'm often filled with a desire to surprise myself and make something different. Good different, bad different, doesn't really matter... Anyhow, that's what I tried to do, and these two songs are what I came up with.
The two new songs are called 'inside out there' & 'these walls of mine'

And the other songs:

These are recordings that will most likely never be released (or rather, THIS is how they are being released), which I have posted here for free download, pairing them which an image and some text.

Download (tagged music+photos) - - -
Sendspace link (if you have problems with RS)
Flikr (source of music & photo's)

Monday, 7 December 2009

Sigur Rós - Ancien Belgique Brussels 06.11.2000 - Re Master 09 NEW!

Sigur Rós - Ancien Belgique Brussels 06.11.2000 - Re Master 09 NEW!

Im very happy to be able to share another previously unheard treasure unearthed from the vaults, especially being such an early recording. A lot of work has gone into this particular concert to get it where it is as the original was very low and not the best quality. I am however delighted how this came out. One thing I should mention. Its possible that this concert is too fast or it may be just that they played faster that night than usual. Rather than go through the laborious task of slowing it all down (with the real possibility of causing more problems!) I decided to leave it as is. Now that Ive listened to it a few times I don't notice the speed anymore so . . .
A million thanks to Bias whose kindness made this possible

Set List:

01 Fyrsta
02 Nyga Lagio
03 Von
04 Njosnavelin
05 Olsen Olsen
06 Alafoss
07 Viorara Vel Til Loftara
08 Sven G Englar
09 Hasfol
10 Daudlagio
11 Popploagio

download p1
download p2
Send space link (if RS gives you problems)
FLAC (link)

Jonsi - Go - Website update . . .



It seems highly unlikely there will be any live performances of Sigur ros in 2010 however, in a recent press release :
Debut solo album released March 22nd, 2010 on Parlophone Records
Parlophone Records are proud to announce the release of ‘Go’, an
exhilarating, joyful and fearless album from Jón Thor
Birgisson, known to the world as Jónsi, the lead singer of Sigur Rós.

The choice to make an album of solo recordings came together as a
solution to a backlog of songs Jónsi had written that didn’t seem to fit within
the Sigur Rós context. The first collection of this material saw its release
earlier this year in the form of a record called ‘Riceboy Sleeps’, an instrumental album made with his partner, Alex Somers. ‘Go’, however, is a different beast
entirely. Ecstatic, dramatic and alive, it features Jónsi’s signature vocals throughout,
with the majority of the songs sung in English.

When he began working on ‘Go’, Jónsi initially though he would be making a low-key, acoustic album until, as he says, “somewhere along the line, it just sort of
exploded.” That explosion resulted in sheer fireworks. Not a straight ahead pop record, nor rock, folk, ambient or electronic, it encompasses all of these to
create an expansive musical palette that’s been brought to life by Jónsi
alongside a number of free-spirited collaborators.

Chief among these is Nico Muhly, the Philip Glass protégé who is renowned for his work with Björk, Antony & The Johnsons, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Grizzly Bear.
Nico has arranged all the songs on ‘Go’, bringing strings, brass and woodwind to
dance playfully alongside his offbeat piano playing.

Add into the mix the percussive genius of Samuli Kosmine, whose original
drumming powers many of the songs along, and you have a sonic landscape that bears little relation to anything else around today, yet explodes from the speakers
with sheer happiness and wonder, wide-eyed and eager to be heard.

‘Go’ completes a personal journey for Jónsi away from the wordless and near-brutal
sonic monoliths of Sigur Rós’ untitled ( ) album, and is a bold stride beyond the career-redefining pop of ‘Hoppipolla’ and even the explosive percussive assault of the last album’s ‘Gobbledigook’.

Above it all sits Jónsi’s voice, which has never been more impressive or breathtakingly arranged; here spectral and wraithlike, there fulsome and gorgeously warm, or other times, his backing vocals swoop and dart everywhere in a giddying array of crazed inventiveness. Indeed, ‘Go’ is also one of the most joyous
collections of songs you’re ever likely to hear. It’s an album that sounds like an
artist entirely out on his own, doing exactly as he pleases, and from the creator of
some of this decade’s most inventive, evocative music, we would expect nothing

Co-produced by Jónsi alongside Alex Somers and Peter Katis (Interpol) and
recorded at home in Reykjavik and at Peter’s Tarquin Studios in Connecticut in spring 2009, the album was mixed by Tom Elmhirst at Metropolis Studios in
London .

‘Go’ is the sound of an artist trying new things, breaking free of fear and discovering
freedom to do exactly as he pleases. ‘Go’ is also one of the most joyous collection of songs you’re ever likely to hear.

Jónsi will be bringing these songs to life with an extensive world tour throughout
2010. For more details on this along with exclusive Jónsi news, information and music check out where you can also download the wonderful track ‘Boy Lilikoi’ for free. And in case you’re wondering, a lilikoi is the Hawaiian word for passion fruit.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

In Session - Tiny Vipers, Tarentel, Mountains, Library Tapes, Gregor Samsa, Balmorhea, Adem

A selection of my favourite sessions from some of my favourite artists. All in one post because if I don't it this way it will take me ages to do each one! Quick summarys from the web included
Sessions are between 30 - 45 minutes in length. Some contain interviews.

Tiny Vipers 2009 - Transcending the mere folk tag (“She’s not telling stories; she’s after incantation and trance” — New York Times) - Download
Tarentel 2009 - Tarentel's sense of place is both concrete and amorphous, suggesting landscapes that are simultaneously familiar and alien, solid and shifting, glacial and arid. The band layers delicate, repetitive guitar grooves, computer blurbs, and found sounds into their dense and well-crafted productions to create infinite dramas in every song. Visitors to Tarentel's aural realm will be rewarded each time they listen to these tracks - Download
Mountains 2005 - Fond of clear and delicate soundscapes, Mountains’ Brendon Anderegg and Koen Holtkamp have been gathering praises since the release of their debut album last year. - Download
Library Tapes 2009 - . . . takes an emotionally wrought piano and allows it to languidly meander over a stirring landscape of half-glimpsed sonic sturctures and soundscapes that can't help but make an emotional impact on this listener. Gorgeous. Download
Gregor Samsa 2008 - With long standing ties to Richmond, VA experimental underground, Gregor Samsa blends the dynamic range of Godspeed You Black Emperor, the melodic subtleties of Slowdive, and the swirling guitar maelstrom of My Bloody Valentine into a fusion of hushed atmospherics and disorienting noisescapes. Download
Balmorhea 2009 - They shun the dynamics and electrics of rock. Instead, they hear a sound that is quieter and contemplative, a more refined music that's dipped in pastoral reverie, but touched by quirkiness. Download
Adem 2004 - Just two tracks from one my favourite ever singer songwriters Download
Enjoy . . .