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Possibly The Urbane Decay’s swan-song, possibly not. One True Soul tells the story of losing love, internet dating and finding love again. Included with this download is an 8-song EP of out-takes from the sessions—songs that seemed “too personal and revealing” at the time or didn’t fit with the developing theme.
Original album: Things Always Get Weird / Chinese Astrology / Let’s Take It Slow / Broken Machines / You Said You Would Call / Widowed Wives / I Just Don’t Feel It / I’m Done with Crazy / One True Soul / Western Polytecnic
Out-takes: The Dreams We Never Could Achieve / We Listened to The Cure / Broken Wings / Is This Magic? / The I in Issues / All People Are Bastards / American Blue Jeans / The Having and The Wanting
BABEL : Rile (2010)
Intented to be an hommage to Terry Riley, the sessions ended up being a lot darker and harsher. The result is a little more John Cage and Steve Reich and a lot more No Wave noise meets a Taiko drum ensemble who’ve had their drums replaced with oil barrels and backed by guitars played with mallets. Three movements, 51mins/51secs.
superPOP – Exploiting Teen Angst for Profit (Complete Recordings 1995-1997)
Everything recorded by indie-noisesters superPOP between the years 1995-1997. A total of 31 tracks of power/noise/punk-pop with a vaguely proto-emo edge and, at times, a too obvious love of The Pixies. Includes the 110% Fun album (plus digital booklet), the unfinished Exploiting Teen Angst For Profit sessions in their entirety and an expanded version of the Lost Tapes compilation.
Down With Everything – Time Shifts (2006)
An Introduction to Sequentialist Gods and Harbour Cities - 3:01
Time Shifts - 2:55
Focus (while) - 1:14
Positions - 0:51
The Sun - 3:00
Mountains - 0:55
Third release by Down With Everything. Slightly abstract lo-fi noise-pop. Abrasive as hell and pretty as fuck. DWE is related to the bands Everything for Everyone, The Clap and Everything is Geometry.
Sister Ray – Sister Ray (2007)
Hand – 4:29
Bog – 7:37
Death – 10:52
Snow – 11:15
Slow, sleepy blend of trip-hop, shoegaze and psychedelic rock. Creepy guitar, etherial vocals, brief song titles.
Haunted with naked honesty, Abandonment is the debut album from Toronto singer/songwriter Nicole Gauthier. With one foot in the confessional folk puddle, a toe in a tub of acid folk and an ankle in a river of roots/americana, Nicole weaves 14 songs out of the threads of love, loss, death and renewal. It took eight long hard years of family deaths (including the suicide of her brother, “Perpetual Winter”) and heartbreak (“Again”; “40″; “An Ocean Away”) for Nicole to write Abandonment. The result is worth the labour as its punch-in-the-gut realism makes the “confessional” songs of others seem like mere sugar-coated fairytales.
The Clap – References Border On Plagiarism (2005)
1. with love and squalor
2. all the white belts in the world couldn’t make you attractive
3. as luck would have it
4. milk and strawberries
The Urbane Decay – Has Never Kissed A Girl (2007)
traffic 2:18 / giving up on you 3:01 / never kiss the girls 3:01 / that’s why they call it a crush 3:04 / boy + girl = trouble 1:50 / i can drive myself home 1:44 / i need you to send me an email 2:54 / all summer crush 2:09 / overdose 1:48 / in the bathroom at the gay bar 3:21 / 11. do the fade 2:23
Ironic, maudlin indie-rock concept album about a doomed crush.
BABEL – Seraphim (2000)
The first BABEL album.
51:28 mins/secs. Dark-ambient, noise-drones and manipulated found sound collage. Divided into three movements of jarring, metallic tones.
Featuring Veronika Tron. Computer-voiced electro-pop.
1. Back 2 The Future
2. Technology Is Killing Love
3. Berlin Boys, Berlin Girls
4. You Want My Gadget
1. A Weed By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet
Somewhere between free-jazz, electronic noise jams and punk-dub, this is where weirdo drone meets Shinto ritual and a spliff.