13 July 2004

With deck chair, knotted hankie and i-Pod at the ready, Gutterbreakz is off on it's summer hols. Will be back in August.

Reading material: I found a tatty old Penguin paperback at the local summer fare for 10p; "Penguin Science Fiction", edited by Brian Aldiss, first published in 1961. A tasty selection of vintage SF short stories by the likes of Asimov, Aldiss and 'up-and-coming British author' J.G. Ballard, who's "Track 12" explores the theme of micro-sonics:

"...a curiously muffled, spongy noise, like elastic waves lapping a latex sea. The rhythms were huge and ungainly, overlaid by the deep leaden wheezing of a gigantic bellows."

Wonderful stuff. Ballard would've made a great music journalist, eh?

Listening: A selection of tunes doing the rounds here;

!!! - Dear Can
Amen Andrews - Jungle Bunny
Arthur Russel - The Platform On The Ocean
Blondie - The Tide Is High
Chris Clark - Lord Of The Dance
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
Detroit Grand Pubahs - Tig o' Bake Fitties
Drexciya - Dehydration
Felix Da Housecat - Ready To Wear
Four Tet - Unspoken
Front 242 - W.Y.H.I.W.Y.G.
Kristuit Salu - Usually (actually)
Metal Boys - Carbone 14
Miss Nicky Trax - Acid In The House
Mr. 76ix - 2nd
The Orb - The Land Of Green Ginger
Outkast - Roses
Pan Sonic - Mutator
Plastic Man - The Music
Prefuse 73 - Perverted Undertone
Ron Trent - Altered States
Slaughter Mob - Black Hole
Suburban Knight - The Art Of Stalking
Team Shadetek - The Fax
Tortoise - DJed
Wagon Christ - Shadows

Okay, I'm off.

Love y'all,

Nick G.