Monday, August 30, 2010


Stop whatever you are doing.

Acid Ted has started blogging again after his previous site was shut down by Google. The idiots.

Get on board for a faultless selection of grooviness, accompanied by a beautifully informed narrative.

Acid Ted

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Virginia Astley - Tender 12"

Lovely extended 12" from the rather brilliant Virginia Astley.

I'm a bit hungover this morning, so this fits the bill very nicely, thank you very much.

Vinyl rip at 320 Kbps.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Baron Mordant - Ghost Box Study Series Preview

XTC - Senses Working Overtime 12"

Classic XTC from 1982's English Settlement album.

The truth is, I have to be in the mood for XTC and while there is no doubting his prolific genius, the fact remains that Andy Partridge's voice is definitely an acquired taste. In fact, I always thought Colin Moulding was way cooler.

Whatever, there's no denying this one, coming as it does fully equipped with a brace of additional tracks which all register highly on the quality-ometer.

Vinyl rip at 320 Kbps.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Portion Control - ...Step Forward

This 1984 album is interesting, and sounds very current due to the recent Minimal Wave/Dark Wave boom that's been going on round these parts. A quick Google reveals that a reissue program of this stuff is imminent, but why not sample the original warm vinyl?

Here's the Wikipedia entry.

Here's their website.

Rare tape release available at the ever brilliant Mutant Sounds.

I've ripped this in complete side 1/2 as there are some tracks which are mixed together and should probably be heard in sequence.

Vinyl rip at 320 Kbps

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Updates Incoming...

I'm going to try and make the most of a few clear days (it's all relative) and throw some stuff up here this weekend.

Join me, why don't you?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Triffids - Holy Water 12"

My Mum and Dad are staying with us for a few days. Every time I see them, they seem to get slightly older, less active, less vigour for life.

Pity then, poor David McComb, burning genius who helmed the magnificent Triffids.

Wikipedia: McComb suffered from back pain which worsened over the years. He also struggled with alcoholism, and amphetamine and heroin abuse, which greatly affected his health. He developed cardiomyopathy, a heart condition that, when found in young men, is most commonly caused by alcoholism. In 1996, he underwent a successful heart transplant, but continued his drinking and drug use. In January 1999 he was driving a car which was involved in a collision. He was hospitalised overnight and released with bruising. A few days later he died at home, on 2 February 1999 just before his 37th birthday. In February 2000, after the State Coroner of Victoria finally published his findings, The West Australian newspaper wrote: "Mr Johnstone [the Coroner] said McComb's mental and physical condition had deteriorated after his accident but his death was due to heroin toxicity and mild acute rejection of his 1996 heart transplant."

His ashes were spread under the pines at the family farm (Woodstock) at Jerdacuttup, approximately 22 km north of Hopetoun, Western Australia.

Vinyl rip at 320 Kbps.
Full artwork included.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mixmag Live Volume 9 - Dr Alex Paterson vs Mixmaster Morris

This ambient classic was first released as a cassette attached to the cover of still-going dance rag, Mixmag. Public response was so huge that it got an official CD release.

I don't know if the other cassettes got released, but before long the magazine was following the now accepted practice of gumming a CD to the front cover.

This is a brilliant mixtape full of ambient gems both rare and popular. If you can track down the first Mixmaster Morris album, released under the name Irresistible Force, do so. I had it on vinyl and CD. I sold the vinyl when it got a CD release, but the CD succumbed to horrible disk rot and now sadly won't play.

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Orbital - Don't Stop Me 12"

Orbital are back and sounding as good as ever. "Don't Stop Me" can be used as the basis for an exciting game of "Spot The Sample".

Submit your entries in the comments.

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Hi Kids. I've been away for a few weeks. Hoping to get some posting done today. Thanks for your patience.

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