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The Impulse to Impose Order

Artist Song Buy
Yellow Swans
Unites States of America 
High on the Mountain of Love
Bring the Neon War Home and Constantly Terrified (2004)  
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Nadja
Canada 
Memory Leak
Truth Becomes Death (2005) 
buy on itunes
The Cousins
Unites States of America  
Poor Mourner
American Primitive - Vol. II (1897) 
buy on itunes
M. Ward
Unites States of America 
Oh Take Me Back
Transistor Radio (2005) 
buy on itunes
The Dead C
New Zealand 
Max Harris
Vain Erudite and Stupid: Selected Works 1987-2005 (1987) 
buy on itunes
Alio Die
Italy 
Calls From A Lost Conscience
Under An Holy Ritual (1992) 
buy on itunes
Danny Ben-Israel
Israel 
Bad Trip
Kathmandu Sessions (1968) 
buy on itunes
Burial
U.K. 
Prayer
Burial (2006) 
buy on itunes
Vladimir Cosmas
Romania 
Psychochisme
Insolite & Co. (1977) 
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Avarus
Finland 
Kihara Silmapisara
Ruskea Timantti (2005) 
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Loren MazzaCane Connors
Unites States of America 
Exile [Exile]
Night Through: Singles And Collected Works 1976-2004 (1996)  
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Debashish Bhattacharya
India 
Aanandam
Calcutta Slide-Guitar (2005) 
buy on itunes
The Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Choir
Bulgaria 
Brei Yvane
Le MystFre Des Voix Bulgares (1987) 
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Plastic People Of The Universe
Czechoslovakia 
Toxickß
Egon Bondy's Happy Hearts Club Banned (1975) 
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Ramones
Unites States of America 
Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?
End of the Century (Expanded and Remastered) (1980) 
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An Albatross
Unites States of America 
Sacred Geometry
Blessphemy (of the Peace-Beast Feastgiver and the Bear Warp Kumite) (2006) 
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The Beatles
U.K. 
Help!
Help! (1965) 
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The Lounge Lizards
Unites States of America 
Well You Needn't
The Lounge Lizards (1981) 
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Milford Graves Percussion Ensemble
Unites States of America 
Nothing 5-7
Milford Graves Percussion Ensemble (1965) 
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Yat-Kha
Russian Republic of Tuva 
Karangailyg Kara Hovaa (Dyngyldai)
Yenisei Punk (1995) 
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Inspired by an art exhibition I didn't even get to see...Download Links at Tracks 1 & 11.
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Barrydali
Date: 9/5/2006
Wow. This looks pretty grandiose. I know 4 tracks but i'm downloading now. Thanks Chris. Praise for the cover design too.
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Salman1
Date: 9/5/2006
Love the international feel here. Track 14 looks plenty interesting... can't wait to give this mix a listen tomorrow while at work.
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Mixxer
Date: 9/5/2006
Fascinating selections, Se±or Gnome. What kind of album is "Vain Erudite and Stupid"?
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sammyg123
Date: 9/5/2006
Rockin' all Over The World! Can't wait to hear the 9-14 stretch..
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hemizen
Date: 9/5/2006
Too bad about the exhibition, the music looks inspired.
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Siobhan
Date: 9/5/2006
Looks awesome, and I mean that from both a tracklisting and aesthetic point of view, with the detail and the cover and the HTML-ness and the hey-hey-hey. The middle section (10 - 14) looks especially intriguing so I'm really looking forward to giving this one a listen!
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 9/5/2006
Really great stuff Chris. Love the MystFre Des Voix Bulgares through Beatles stretch especially (and Yellow Swans through Pandit Bhattacharya and Lounge Lizards through Yat-Kha).
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Mr. Mirage
Date: 9/6/2006
And, to answer the question that plagues me at night: I do remember rock 'n roll radio...
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valis
Date: 9/6/2006
A woolly affair here 'gnome! You're an exhibitionist!
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musicgnome
Date: 9/6/2006
Good question.
As per Aquarius Records, where this was purchased (in person!!!), "...a sort of "best of" anthology selected and compiled by the band themselves, featuring 22 tracks spread over two compact discs, spanning their career to date... this 2cd is just what I needed: a primer of sorts on this sometimes confusional, confounding, and obscure-but-important band. And as far as reviewing goes, what's to review? THIS SHIT IS ESSENTIAL! End of story. It's an ideal introduction for newbies and even the most dedicated Dead C fanatic will want it as well. Even if you've collected every last rare tape or vinyl track from these guys it's still nice to have a few of 'em on cd.
You'll hear how The Dead C trio of Michael Morley, Robbie Yeats, and Bruce Russell blazed their own unique path through the down under underbelly of indie-rock experimentation, pushing the boundaries of (between?) noise and rock in their New Zealand laboratory. True originals, appreciated at first only by a hardy few (themselves, mainly, as well as the likes of Sonic Youth). Their deliberately lo-fi, song-subverting, willfully 'wrong' music-making was and is perhaps an acquired taste. We'd venture to guess though that at this point, few regular AQ customers would have less than positive reactions to The Dead C's seasick lurchings, to their sounds of droning flybys from UFOs made out of straw, and feedback stomp and damaged thrash. No complaints about caustic liquids somehow coursing through guitar strings, amps, and ears. Thumb up to their hazy hints of melodies, buried beneath solid static storms of guitar distortion, or their moments of quietly emotive indie-pop prettiness in the NZ tradition, left to rust and decay.
The tracks are arranged chronologically, from "Max Harris" off their 1988 Flying Nun album DR503 starting off the first disc, to the track "Truth" taken from The Damned released in 2003 that ends the second disc....The tracks selected comprise both some "greatest hits" (things we'd have picked too, for sure) and some total rarities from long-deleted cassettes and limited vinyl-only releases...
The thick cd booklet contains essays, in ascending order of non-fictional detail, from Seymour Glass of Bananafish mag, Tom Lax of Siltbreeze, and Nick Cain of Opprobrium fanzine. And there's track-by-track commentary from Bruce Russell as well, adding to the "primer" value of this release. It may be true that this band's stuff takes a while to "get". Years maybe. But this crash course gives a great head start.
The blurb sticker on the front of this proclaims The Dead C as "the GREATEST noise/drone rock band of all time" and we really might not have any argument with that at all! It goes on to suggest that fans of Wolf Eyes, SUNNO))), Lightning Bolt and Growing would/should dig The Dead C quite heavily. Probably true as well. The implication being, though, that fans of those bands wouldn't have heard of The Dead C before. Perhaps -- and if that's the case, and that's you, you definitely should check this out!!! We'd probably go on to say that as much as we enjoy all those bands, The Dead C is much closer to our hearts for sure...
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gobi
Date: 9/6/2006
I have no idea at all what is going on here (give a drunk a chance!) . . . . I am very much looking forward to giving this a listen - thanks for the link.
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French Connection
Date: 9/6/2006
Me & brother Gobi aare cut from the same cloth here. Tome to check things out!
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deja_vu_all_over_again
Date: 9/6/2006
Half-cut, gents? (sorry) I am just so excited about listening to this that I might have to go and have a cup of tea to calm down. Like Salman1, I shall be listening at work tomorrow. Wholly impressive.
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Dom1
Date: 9/6/2006
No doubt another excellent issue from the ever excellent musicgnome. I salute you - I'm presuming the apostrophe on Cosma's is a typo.
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musicgnome
Date: 9/7/2006
Ahh...fixed.
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Nomates
Date: 9/7/2006
It's a muicgnome mix, there are no boundaries. I am embiggened. I concur, after a fashion, most of my favourite art exhibitions are the ones I didn't see.
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burntdragon
Date: 9/7/2006
For some reason my out dateded comp will not let me play this mix thought I would love to hear it (Windows ME). But, this looks crispy tasty.
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Music Man
Date: 9/7/2006
Another good one. I know some bands on this mix.
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GambleOn
Date: 9/7/2006
Great mix gnome, just listened to the first half, very dark and noisy, just as I like it!
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tornadoZ
Date: 9/12/2006
been listening to this one in fits and starts these past few days. finally heard it from start to finish today at work. very nice! it's all so dreamy and unusual that when the Beatles finally make an appearance, they seem like nothing but a guilty pleasure! some favorites include M. Ward, Burial, The Bulgarian...Choir, Lounge Lizards and Yat-Kha. also like The Cousins; thought maybe the date on that one was a typo until I heard that old-time crackle. looking forward to more of your collections.
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Dom1
Date: 9/13/2006
no no, it is cosma not cosmas ;)...still a great lookin' mix with or without the s.
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musicgnome
Date: 9/14/2006
Oh, I give up...I can't type worth a shit.But, really, when you know Vladimir Cosma like I do, what's a little "s" added here and there?

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