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Ennio Morricone – The Story Of A Soldier
26th October, 2008 | 731 views

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In brackets, the title in Italian – La Storia Di Un Soldato.
One of my favourite movies with an outstanding soundtrack by Ennio Morricone. An huge brush-stroke of a film that has Clint Eastwood as one of three gunslingers searching for Confederate gold, with the backdrop of the American Civil War; what more could you want? A melancholy tune that I tend to play when feeling a little maudlin myself.

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Art Of Noise – Robinson Crusoe
25th October, 2008 | 510 views

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The Ambient Collection, the album this track is from, along with The KLF’s Chill Out, were possibly the first two releases of the early nineties ambient era that I came across that built on my then fledgling taste in this genre of electronic music, adding to some of the possibilities that I had been introduced to by the German electronic outfit, Tangerine Dream. The whole album is a high quality tapestry of sounds from start to finish but, when forced to choose, this aural evocation of a desert isle with the crystal clear sea lapping gently at shoreline, transports me instantly in my mind’s eye. A brief free holiday, which is no bad thing living in the UK.

Notes from sleeve:

With the advent of the nineties a new decade of clubs and DJ’s have floated into our conciousness. Their trip is a journey into peace. An ambient ecstasy. The creation of a new musical travelogue. A minimalistic embrace of everything good about the hard and uncompromising trance-dance of house and the surrealism of ambient instrumentalism.

Ambient or ‘chill-out’ rooms have been set up in clubs all around the country as an alternative to the dancefloor. Pure ecstasy escapism. Rooms for day-dreaming, fantasising or hallucinating.

This ambient collection is a sound step into the future. A collection of tracks alternatively known as ‘New Age House’ or ‘Ambient House’. Everyday sounds, noises and atmospheres we’ve imagined and heard all our lives but never consciously listened to. An unfocused daydream with no background or foreground. A sense of not being yourself, of being apart from what you’re listening to. A drift into tranquillity, in and out of reality.

Oft played and more than often sampled the Art Of Noise have long been torchbearers for this form of ambient instrumentalism.

This collection has been compiled, defiled, remixed and generally ‘presided over’ by producer ‘Youth’. His thanks go to those who worked after ‘nights high noon’.

So…..chill out.

The sleeve notes above are interesting in that the concept of the ‘chill out’ room has disappeared in clubs, perhaps coinciding with the commercialization of club/rave culture. The youth movement had been co-opted, re-packaged and sold back to the generation that spawned it. The reaction of the establishment in the face of the moral panic that was provoked by the first wave in the late eighties, meant that licenced venues had new rules to abide by and these didn’t include providing rooms with cushions for people to lie down, relax, dream or talk in. Bloody chillers didn’t buy many alcoholic drinks anyway…

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Martine Girault – Revival
24th October, 2008 | 164 views

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If this track were a spirit in a very exclusive and expensive bar, it would definitely be on the top shelf. In fact it would have it’s own shelf, leaving the other lesser spirits to be drunk by alcoholics who care not for what they consume. This is a solid gold British soul classic from producer Ray Hayden with the sultry, butter-melting vocals of Ms. Girault that first arrested my attention on one of the excellent Rebirth Of Cool compilations in an edited version. So with your other half, turn down the lights a little, slip off them shoes and maybe a little more and let yourself be seduced by the Original Full Length…

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Underground Quality Radio Show 22.10.08
23rd October, 2008 | 355 views

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Missed about the first ten minutes of the show, was getting back from playing out myself; which looks like becoming a regular thang so could be a bit sketchy catching the shows or at least the start of the shows at the moment.

01. | 0:00:00 | Daze Maxim – ? (unreleased?)
02. | 0:06:48 | DJ Aakmael – Music (forthcoming on Uzuri)
03. | 0:13:07 | Tazz – Deep Ass Shit (unreleased)
04. | 0:18:42 | DJ Jus-Ed – Tech46 (unreleased)
05. | 0:27:06 | DJ Jus-Ed – Sweetness (unreleased)
06. | 0:36:28 | DJ Jus-Ed – Some More Shit (unreleased)
07. | 0:43:58 | Daze Maxim – ? (unreleased?)
08. | 0:52:30 | DJ Aakmael – Undrgrnd (forthcoming on Uzuri)
09. | 1:00:22 | Scott Ferguson – Revolution (forthcoming on Ferrispark)
10. | 1:07:18 | ?
11. | 1:12:58 | JR Seaton – Decomposed (unreleased)
12. | 1:20:27 | Tazz – Deep Ass Shit (Marcelo Cruz Mix) (unreleased)
13. | 1:28:12 | Daze Maxim – ? (unreleased?)
14. | 1:38:52 | DJ Jus-Ed – Sweetness (unreleased)
15. | 1:48:42 | DJ Jus-Ed – The Wind Up (unreleased)

These posts serve purely as an archive for sleepy househeads who can’t stay up late on a school night. I only link to discogs when a) I’m sure what the track is and b) it’s been released and has been entered in the database! If you can identify any of the unknown tracks, please spread the love by leaving a comment and I’ll update the post. You can catch Ed broadcasting the Underground Quality Radio Show live every Wednesday on MyHouse-YourHouse.net, 1900EST, 0000GMT & 0100CEST or alternatively click on the icon below to join the RSS feed for the archive on this blog and be notified whenever I manage to upload shows. Enjoy!

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Peter Broderick – And It’s Alright
20th October, 2008 | 182 views

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A slight departure from the norm in that this is currently unreleased; heard it on the digital radio station that is BBC 6Music a few weeks ago. I was enjoying a racy Friday evening at home listening to Tom Robinson’s show as he was laying down an audio soundtrack for those of us not getting smashed out of our brains in pubs/bars the length and breadth of the country in the traditional British end-of-week ritual. Stations like this keep me informed of contemporary non-electronic music so I can give the illusion of being ‘down with the kids’ and for that I am grateful. On first hearing this song, I thought it was new material by José González; however this is an amazingly simple tune that has depths as deep as a Scottish loch. From his forthcoming album Home, which is available on vinyl in limited quantities to pre-order from the online retailer Boomkat, please buy them all but leave one for me. (**Update** Also available from the online store Juno as at 21st November)

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Underground Quality Radio Show 15.10.08
16th October, 2008 | 143 views

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Thanks to ‘Brother’ Boris, I have a show to share, enjoy.

01. | 0:00:00 | Kerri “Kaoz 6:23” Chandler – My Paradise (Paradise 6:23 Mix)
02. | 0:08:36 | Gypsymen – Hear The Music
03. | 0:13:47 | ?
04. | 0:20:50 | Black Science Orchestra – Where Were You (Tedd’s Lights Out Groove)
05. | 0:25:00 | ?
06. | 0:30:27 | ?
07. | 0:36:07 | Earth People – Dance (Bonus Beats)
08. | 0:41:28 | Earth People – Dance (Club Mix)
09. | 0:45:12 | ?
10. | 0:51:55 | ?
11. | 0:57:21 | Cajmere – Percolator
12. | 1:01:30 | Soho – Hot Music
13. | 1:06:04 | DJ Jus Ed – Don’t Answer The Phone
14. | 1:11:02 | Sten – ? (something on Dial)
15. | 1:17:11 | Tob Jona – Metro 501
16. | 1:22:15 | DJ Jus Ed – Turn Of The Century
17. | 1:30:18 | Miguel Graça – The Wellbeing
18. | 1:38:08 | Pépé Bradock – The Right Way

These posts serve purely as an archive for sleepy househeads who can’t stay up late on a school night. I only link to discogs when a) I’m sure what the track is and b) it’s been released and has been entered in the database! If you can identify any of the unknown tracks, please spread the love by leaving a comment and I’ll update the post. You can catch Ed broadcasting the Underground Quality Radio Show live every Wednesday on MyHouse-YourHouse.net, 1900EST, 0000GMT & 0100CEST or alternatively click on the icon below to join the RSS feed for the archive on this blog and be notified whenever I manage to upload shows. Enjoy!

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Music that is more for the head and heart than purely for the feet but a skilled jock on the wheels of steel could throw this down and slip it in to deliver relief from a sustained period of battering by other beats. A track that epitomised a different direction to the majority of electronic music in the early nineties and The Black Dog were better equipped than many to lead the way into this uncharted territory. A contemplative and uplifting tune that I never tire of, even after repeated listens.

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Underground Quality Radio Show 08.10.08
9th October, 2008 | 147 views

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01. | 0:00:00 | Kawabata – Persuasion
02. | 0:06:48 | Eddie Zarook & Casio Casino – ANS08.2
03. | 0:14:27 | Lawrence – Shipwrecked
04. | 0:20:27 | DJ Jus-Ed – Don’t Stop The Da Dah Da!
05. | 0:27:19 | Sascha Dive – Street Life (Samuel Davis Dark Groove Remix)
06. | 0:31:47 | DJ Qu & David S. – Warrior Dance
07. | 0:38:52 | MRI – Flabbergast
08. | 0:45:42 | Pigon – Hin Und Her
09. | 0:50:07 | Anonym – Detroit Huis (Brothers Vibe Rmx)
10. | 0:59:07 | ? – All Love And Peace (Hero Remix)
11. | 1:04:30 | Chris Simmonds – In My Soul
12. | 1:12:04 | John Dahlbäck – Over You
13. | 1:18:46 | Roger Urb – ? (promo)
14. | 1:25:05 | ?
15. | 1:31:01 | ?
16. | 1:38:50 | DJ Qu – Air’s Force
17. | 1:46:10 | DJ Jus-Ed – Payback

These posts serve purely as an archive for sleepy househeads who can’t stay up late on a school night. I only link to discogs when a) I’m sure what the track is and b) it’s been released and has been entered in the database! If you can identify any of the unknown tracks, please spread the love by leaving a comment and I’ll update the post. You can catch Ed broadcasting the Underground Quality Radio Show live every Wednesday on MyHouse-YourHouse.net, 1900EST, 0000GMT & 0100CEST or alternatively click on the icon below to join the RSS feed for the archive on this blog and be notified whenever I manage to upload shows. Enjoy!

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Mory Kanté – Mogo Djolo
8th October, 2008 | 168 views

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This is the Dub Vocal Mix by Resistance D – still holds it’s own today, fourteen years on from it’s initial release. First had it on the Voila! compilation but that was expelled from my collection to make way for the original release, superior pressing naturally. Trance can be a dirty word in some circles but the unfamiliar African inflections of Mory Kanté’s vocals lend themselves well to the remix treatment. This was part of the ‘Going Global’ series where French-African artists were given the remix treatment by selected house/techno producers at that time and was kicked off by Hardfloor breathing new life into Yeke Yeke, Mory Kanté’s biggest and best known track.

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Autechre – Slip
7th October, 2008 | 204 views

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This is by far the most outstanding track on the album Amber, which was one of the main reasons that I bought it (along with the photo used as the album cover) although on first listens, the quality across the whole album can seem a little patchy. I recall reading somewhere that the location for the photo is somewhere in Turkey, unsure if the colour of the sand is pink or it’s due to the way the sunlight is falling upon it, possibly a combination of the two; anyhow looks like a peaceful place to spend some time. I’ve listened to the album a couple of times since writing this post and it’s growing on me; certain sounds and the way some of the tracks are constructed remind me of Richard H. Kirk’s album The Number Of Magic, which was also released by Warp shortly after this album in ’95. Got the album when it came out and, like most pieces of music, they evoke memories of that time – Blackheath, South London, living with my mate Andy, lying on the couch, smoke curling towards the ceiling…

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Underground Quality Radio Show 01.10.08
2nd October, 2008 | 166 views

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I was in The Land Of Zed right after I hit record for this show and the stream appears to have cut out near the end of Ed’s two hour slot, so umm, no good nights.

01. | 0:00:00 | ?
02. | 0:08:37 | Malcolm Moore – Luvfatuation (Lost In Ames Deep Pain Mix)
03. | 0:14:51 | Jenifa Mayanja – Time Waits For No-one (Bu-mako Dig Deep Mix)
04. | 0:21:04 | Vakula – Okskii
05. | 0:28:37 | Oracy – Hold Me
06. | 0:36:08 | Vakula – Deep Mood
07. | 0:41:24 | Jagged – Hello Kool Nice
08. | 0:48:53 | Vakula – The Key Moments
09. | 0:52:44 | Fred P. – Project 02
10. | 0:58:50 | ? – Voices (different Jus-Ed remix) (unreleased)
11. | 1:08:08 | ?
12. | 1:12:15 | Mike Huckaby – Fantasy
13. | 1:16:30 | ?
14. | 1:20:40 | Lerosa – Triage EP (unreleased Quintessentials 04)
15. | 1:25:42 | Anton Zap – Movin’
16. | 1:31:34 | ?
17. | 1:35:58 | ? (a few seconds of it)

These posts serve purely as an archive for sleepy househeads who can’t stay up late on a school night. I only link to discogs when a) I’m sure what the track is and b) it’s been released and has been entered in the database! If you can identify any of the unknown tracks, please spread the love by leaving a comment and I’ll update the post. You can catch Ed broadcasting the Underground Quality Radio Show live every Wednesday on MyHouse-YourHouse.net, 1900EST, 0000GMT & 0100CEST or alternatively click on the icon below to join the RSS feed for the archive on this blog and be notified whenever I manage to upload shows. Enjoy!

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www.undergroundquality.com

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