22.6.09

Borg (Phaserprone) 2007

Like finding yourself alone on a subway in the middle of the night, the lights flickering and fading as the car speeds through underground tunnels. A state of anxiety driven adrenaline washes over you as the car comes to a jerky unexpected stop in-between two stations. Your mind is too busy to feel fright but somehow you squeeze in the thought of "maybe that's what I should be feeling right now." But you aren't feeling frightened, because as soon as you contemplate the idea of fright you realize that you aren't really alone and that there are actually plenty of people on the train, and that the train is travelling at normal speed and stopping at all the normal stops and the lights are as bright as ever, and that everything is all of a sudden normal again except for the fact that you're listening to this Borg album for the third time through and the menacing beats have now aligned with your subconscious mind and everything else just falls into place.



1.6.09

Windy and Carl 'Instrumentals For The Broken Hearted' 2009 Tour LP (BlueFlea 017), W+C Seattle Set List and Poster

I'm still feeling the euphoria of that weekend Seattle trip and listening to this has kept me steadily floating on cloud nine. The name of the album pretty much sums it up, unreleased instrumental versions of songs from their last full length release on Kranky- plus one other gem. Long form ambient guitar tracks in the signature W+C style, fans will most surely not be disappointed. Worthy of many listens.

Gorgeous hand painted covers on recycled sleeves in three different versions (but really, they're all unique in their own way), mine being the multi-coloured paint splatter. The other two versions are of hand painted trees, some on forest green and others on white backgrounds. They were all really nice but all together limited to 500 copies. Surprisingly, but not really, Aquarius got a bunch. Those are all probably gone though by now but try 'em!



Hand Painted and Stenciled Poster by Windy


Set List (Thanks Amir and Peter)