Monday, 6 July 2009

Magnétophone (UK) -- early singles

Another of my Peel-inspired finds, Magnétophone are an Electronica duo from Birmingham (UK). Ranging from abstract Autechre/Aphex Twin territory through to hazy psychedelic textures a la Boards Of Canada, fusing sputtering rhythms to melancholic synth lines, jittery tape loops and samples.

This smattering of singles was released before they signed to arty indie label 4AD, for whom they have recorded 2 albums (recently posted on the excellent §ĬÇҜИ ΛБΘЏИЧ blog).

Reverse order of release.

All tracks are now in one RAR file, link at bottom of post

Magnétophone -- "Temporary Lid" EP (1999)

1. Frankholmes' Drive
2. Double Leopard
3. Temporary Lid
4. I'm In Control Here

Magnétophone -- split 7" w/ AVROCAR (1999)

1. Lights In The Eye

I'm aiming to post some Avrocar stuff soon, so I'll include the Avrocar half of the split then.

Magnétophone -- "Air Methods" 7" (1998)

1. Air Methods
2. Fulm

Magnétophone -- "You Should Write Music" 7" (1998)

1. You Should Write Music
2. Monitor Rocket Science

Note: track 1 has a skip in the middle. Luckily, the track is featured on the "Tell-Tale Signs Of Earworm" CD compilation, so I have included the CD rip as track 3.

3. You Should Write Music (CD rip)

All the above singles are now in one RAR file: 

and finally...

Magnétophone / Plone -- Live in Birmingham 24/05/00

This was my introduction to Magnétophone, a live radio broadcast on the John Peel show of a gig featuring Magnétophone, Plone and Broadcast at the Irish Centre in Digbeth, Birmingham. Alas, I no longer have the Broadcast set. The quality isn't perfect, as I was living in an area with poor radio reception. Some great Peel banter before and after. The man was a God.

mp3 (no RAR)



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