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Acecast #012. 26 February 2006.

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A long podcast in the shortest month of the year.

sara rumar
© Sara Rumar

Thirty-seven minutes long, a playlist of 13 legal MP3s and my ramblings make Acecast number 12 my longest podcast to date. I open with the Editors’ minor hit Munich, taken from the 2006 South by Southwest roster of showcasing artists. I’ve started filtering the two torrents available for 2006 (940 free MP3s or so) and Munich is the first of many tracks to come from this year’s model (meanwhile you might want to have a look at my 2005 SXSW recommendations).

Sarah Rumar from Sweden keeps up my tradition of playing Scandinavian artists and kindly lends her voice to Acecast to introduce the delightful Euro-pop track Au Monde for her album Stupid Like Me (Warning: contains Swedish laughter).

Magnetix and one-man-one-band Jawbone takes us through some twisted rock, before we explore lusher electronic landscapes in the forms of Jo Jena, Claudio Rocchi and Daniel Lanois (well Shine is at least lush).

I play some proper noisy rock (Godheadsilo and Olneyville Sound System) and contrast the rock with some nu-soul (or R&B?) from Steve Spacek and DJ Come of Age. DJ Come of Age is a fellow podcaster and his Soul Music of the World podcasts will be of interest if you liked the nu-soul tracks played recently on Acecast. I finish with some more electroacoustics from Jo Jena and with a pure acoustic guitar track from the veteran string-wizard Bill Nelson.

Bill is one of the four artists whose fan club I ever was member of and Bill’s Acquitted by Mirrors (a lot of the original content now available online) was excellent — with free vinyl EPs and a good magazine containing writing and artwork by Bill. The three others (as if you were interested) — Durutti Column’s “subscription” service, John Foxx’s “The Service” (both shortliving failures — but I’ll gladly hand over fifteen quid anytime to keep Vini going) and The Cramps’ Legion of the Cramped (which was brilliantly run from Scotland by Lindsay Hutton).

External credits.

Jo Jena’s electroacoustics was found via Disquiet, Sara Rumar’s Au Monde via the Swedesplease blog.

Production notes.

Kit: MXL V67 condenser microphone, Behringer UB802 mixer, Hercules DJ Console sound card. Applications: Audacity, iTunes, MP3Gain, MP3tag.

Copyrights.

All tracks played are free and legal downloads and were available at the time of production of the podcast. All tracks are copyright the artists and their record labels/music publishers.

Extended tracklisting for Acecast #012, 26 February 2006.

Brief playlist for Acecast #012.

Previous Acecast podcasts.

Initial post: Mon, 27 Feb 2005.

Thu, 09 Mar 2006