Elsewhere

Here are the links to the Imaginary Compilation Albums I have contributed to The New Vinyl Villain blog:

Martha + The Muffins
“Cooling The Medium (Out of Fashion and a Trifle Uncool 1979-92)”

Canadian new wave / art-pop group. You’ll know one song…

Swimming / About Insomnia / Cooling The Medium / One Day In Paris / Black Stations – White Stations / Was Ezo / Everybody Has A Place / Echo Beach / Song In My Head / Several Styles Of Blonde Girls Dancing

Write-up at The (New) Vinyl Villain
Download (password: topmuffins)

A.R.Kane
“Is This Is?”

London shoegaze / dreampop pioneers.

Baby Milk Snatcher / When You’re Sad / Sperm Whale Trip Over / The Butterfly Collector / Is This Dub? / Anitina (The First Time I See She Dance) / Miles Apart (Robin Guthrie mix) / In A Circle / A Love From Outer Space / Sea Like A Child

Write-up at The (New) Vinyl Villain
Download (password: anitina)

Pizzicato Five
“Tokyo, Mon Amour”

Prolific Japanese alternative dance group.

Mon Amour Tokyo / This Year’s Girl #5 / Baby Love Child / The Night Is Still Young (Readymade mix) / LOUDLAND! / Triste / Darlin’ Of Discotheque (instrumental) / Happy Sad / Contact / I Hear A Symphony (single version) / Tokyo, Mon Amour

Write-up and downloads at The (New) Vinyl Villain
All tracks in a zip file (320kbps, password: salad)

April March
Untitled (It was going to be called “Life of The Party” with the photo I used for the back, on the front… but I thought that was overdoing the kookiness)

Singer-songwriter mixes up French and US pop influences.

Mon ange gardien / Sugar / Chick Habit / Life Of The Party / Coral Bracelet / The Winter Cave / Eyes Of The Sun / Martine / Sun Machine / Stay Away From Robert Mitchum

Write-up and downloads at The (New) Vinyl Villain
All tracks in a zip file (minimum 192kbps, password: salad)

An April March
“Legends Of The Spring”

Canadian shoegaze band at times reminiscent of Mazzy Star, The Sundays or early Cocteau Twins.

Mandarin / Scarlett Bliss / Juner / Let Everyone Down / The Roddy Frame Experience / We Were Never Attached / You’ve Been Had / Smart Bird / Stardust / This Is…

Write-up and downloads at The (New) Vinyl Villain
All tracks in a zip file (160-320kbps, password: salad)

Stereolab
“Tomorrow Is Already Here”

Undoubtedly the premier Anglo-Australo-French London-based situationist krautrock exotica group.

French Disco / Self Portrait With Electric Brain / Magerine Melodie / Ping Pong / The Free Design / Lo Boob Oscillator / Jenny Ondioline / Nothing To Do With Me (Peel session version) / Tomorrow Is Already Here / Heavy Denim
+ Symbolic Logic Of Now! / Iron Man

Write-up and downloads at The (New) Vinyl Villain
All tracks in a zip file (320kbps, password: salad)

Nits
Untitled

Amsterdam art-rockers, on the go since 1974.

The Panorama Man / There From Here / Bike In Head / In The Dutch Mountains / Sleep (What Happens To Your Eyes) / A Touch Of Henry Moore / Giant Normal Dwarf / Cars & Cars / Typist Of Candy / Dapper Street

Write-up at The (New) Vinyl Villain
All tracks in a zip file (320kbps, except Typist Of Candy @ 192, password: salad)

Slapp Happy
“Cheek To Cheek With Madness”

Style-shifting UK/US/German avant-pop group.

Casablanca Moon / Europa / Child Then / Everybody’s Slimmin’ / The Unborn Byron / A Worm Is At Work / Charlie ‘n Charlie / Blue Flower / The Drum / Scarred For Life

Write-up and downloads at the (New) Vinyl Villain

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