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The IPTOS 50 Best Albums of 2011 – Part Two, The Next Batch

We continue with this year’s best 50 albums heard by yours truly. Today sees the second chunk of twenty albums that have impressed me this year, again in no real order (although it has dawned on me that they are slightly alphabetical, due to the printed out spreadsheet I’m working from!) The Horrors – Skying […]

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Random Pleasures No. 1

A friend’s Facebook status about listing the first ten tracks that emerge from your iPod’s shuffle gave me an idea for a series of posts. I’m quite a fan of putting my iTunes on shuffle, setting it to crossfade the tracks and having a ready made mix of nearly 20,000 tracks playing through my hi-fi […]

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2011 – Half Time Report

We’re pretty much half way through the year so I thought it would be good to sum up what albums I think have made the grade and will be showing up in the end of year round up. So far 2011 has been rather excellent for new records, although for me there has not, as […]

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March Musical Highlights

Some songs from albums that I’ve got hold of this month that I’ve been enjoying; Vessels – Monoform (from their second album “Helioscope”, reviewed here) [audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/23533589/01%20Monoform.mp3] Grails – Almost Grew My Hair (from their new album “Deep Politics” reviewed here) Tim Hecker –  Analog Paralysis, 1978 (from the album Ravedeath, 1972 reviewed here) [audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/23533589/08%20Analog%20Paralysis%2C%201978.mp3] Obits […]

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Will my favourite album of 2011 be instrumental?

On the basis of the following, plus Mogwai last month, and the upcoming new albums by Explosions in the Sky, And So I Watch You From Afar and Maybeshewill, I’d say it’s very real possibility! I’m here to talk about two albums that have dropped through my door this past week that I’m beginning to […]

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IPTOS Cloudcast No.4 – LEEEEDS!

As I have been a resident and regular gig goer in Leeds for the past thirteen years I thought I’d do a cloudcast of a sample of bands that hail from the city. This is not a comprehensive mix of Leeds bands, just a sample, so I apologise if I have not included your band […]

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