Stephan Dillemuth – New landscapes, Yesterday’s Cloud and Some of Your Favourite Birdsongs (1997/98)

August 6, 2008


donAteller – Neverever (7″, 2003)

July 26, 2008

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Various Artists – Nova Popularna (LP, 2004)

July 22, 2008

Various Artists
Nova Popularna LP
In May 2003, artists Lucy McKenzie and Paulina Olowska created Nova Popularna, a temporary illegal speakeasy/artist salon in Warsaw, Poland, where they held a series of concerts and events each week.
This record is a document of that experience; it is a compilation of the bands that played there, and at the same time offers some visual artifacts in its cover art. The two women had designed the space’s interior, and the entire bar is recreated in the pop-up miniature bar that opens from the record’s gatefold sleeve (below). The music ranges from electro to prepared piano to cabaret vocals. Bands include: Donateller, Marcel Dutka, Mathilde Rosier, Bianca Glazebrook.

White Side

The March Of The White Barbarians / Why?

8.21 Written and produced by Donateller.
Bonnie Camplin / Ed Laliq / Mark Leckey

Biance Glazebrook
My Heart Belongs To Me

2.14 Written by Alan Gordan, produced by Pawel Jankowski.
Piano by Pawel Jankowski.

Mathilde Rosier
Concerto Pour Deux Pianos En Deux Temps

8.37 Written and produced by Mathilde Rosier.
From the original 25 minute performance. May 15, 2003.

Black Side

How Ever

4.26 Written and produced by Nightshift
Marcel Hüppauff / Markus Selg.
Nightshift appear courtesy of PARFÜM.

Marcin Dutka
Improwizacje na Pianino Preparowane /
Improvisation on a Preparated Piano.

12.26 Written and produced by Marcin Dutka.
From the original 50 minute performance. May 24, 2003.

Biance Glazebrook
In A Simple Way I Love You

1.48 Written by Nancy Ford, produced by Pawel Jankowski.
Piano by Pawel Jankowski.

Download here and/or, as i would highly recommend, buy the record in one of the shops i’ve listed on your right.

Bonnie Camplin – Heavy Epic (12″, 2005)

July 22, 2008

Bonnie Camplin is a musician, artist, dj and club organiser from London. Featuring previously on Dec 01, ‘Nova Popularna’ as a member of donAteller, Decemberism are proud to present this, her first solo LP. It’s a collection of electronic compositions, working with samples and simple programmes. She deconstructs optimistic, familiar music, and remodels it with a sleeker and more autonomous soul. It includes the monumentally melancholy reworking of Polish Discopolo, ‘Polanda Heavy Epic’, and pieces spanning subjects such as death, normality and mututally assured destruction.

Side One:

A1 Polanda Heavy Epic

A Polish friend of mine, Paulina sent me a cd of Polish Disco music. It was pure high-octane trebly hysteria. I took it to a more melancholy, heavy and epic state more akin to my idea of the soul of Poland. I had never been there and knew nothing about the place but I had seen Polish women shaking tragedy loose to their disco music in Nu Poqodi, the Russian Pub on Kingsland Road.

Side Two:

B1 Pearl and the Hanging Judge

You’re alone in a bar
you turn around and catch yourself, you’re older than
you remember
you’re name is Pearl
there’s a man over there
he’s dancing like a demon Pearl and Pearl you know he
wants you
but you just don’t know what for.

More jiggery-pokery, more skulduggery
Pearl’s a singer in a nightclub and she’s painted up and
standing up and humming to herself
just turn around and turn around and turn around and
turn around
another cigarette and another Gin and Tonic and
turn around to face
The Hanging Judge

A homage to a song The Hanging Judge by Paul Roland / Danse Macabre. I was trying to reconstruct the song from memory as I had lost my copy many years ago and could never find it again. The underlying riff was from The Troggs’ With a Girl Like You. Then i blended Elke Brookes’ Pearl’s a Singer with Kenny Rogers’ Ruby to provide the backing vocals and I made up some new words as foreboding as the original.

B2 Perswayze

I always use Cool Edit Pro and Fruityloops to make things with. Perswayze is a little thing constructed purely out of preset samples that came with the software.

B3 The Normal Food

I am sane
sanity is my bussiness
business is good

In my fridge I got
Daddies Sauce
Cheddar Cheese
Heinz Baked Beans
(the normal food the normal food the normal food)

On TV i saw the end of a documentary about a teenage girl who was a serial killer. It showed a page from her diary. It said “I am a killer. Killing is my business. Business is goo”. At the time I happened to feel that i might be losing touch with reality and I though that if I were to write similar self affirming lines they might say “I am sane etc”. (How do i know this? Because I have name brand products in my fridge as opposed to severed limbs.)

B4 Get Me a Mirror
A blend of extracts from two seperate sources. The first is a British film made in the eighties called The Naked Cell about a woman imprisoned for being too sexual. The second is from HM Government’s recently released audio casette What to do in an Emergency which is a fluffy version of Protect and Survive from the days of Mutually Assured Destruction.

B5 Steel Penis
A friend of mine, Mark asked me to do a remix of a track for a project he was working on but I said no because I thought the track was rubbish. Such a stupid reason not to actually because when he offered me £200 and I was broke and also thought I was being silly anyway I only used the material of the original track and made it into something that I really love just by turning it upside down and inside out and completely remodeling it.

Download here and/or, as i would highly recommend, buy the record in one of the shops i’ve listed on your right.

Baby Dee & John Contreras – LOVE IS STRONGER THAN DEATH (LP, 2007)

July 21, 2008

This record is part of an installation project by Danish artist Martin Erik Andersen, and was recorded at his studio in November 2007. The installation project and the LP release was presented at the “Dansk Jävla” exhibition January, Charlottenborg, where Baby Dee & John Contreras was playing too. 250 copies of the purple LP’s where shared to the guests at the art exhibition.

Download the record here and/or buy it here.

donAteller – Dominator (7″, 2003)

July 21, 2008

‘donAteller’ were Mark Leckey, Ed Laliq, Bonnie Camplin and Enrico David. After being discharged from the local police force, Leckey (played by C. Thomas Howell) and his band travel back in time to face down their demons. Along the way, however, they pick up a demented hitchhiker who has diabolical plans for them.

A Dominator
B Mmmm…


Genital Panic – Whos In The Skies? (7″, 2002)

July 21, 2008

Solo project by Mark Leckey, a visual artist currently teaching at Städelschule in Frankfurt. Mark Leckey was and is a member of donAteller and Jack Too Jack.

A Whos In The Skies?
B We Are The Mods


Flemming Lyst – Unknown Album (2008)

July 20, 2008


Aksak Maboul – Onze Danses Pour Combattre La Migraine

July 12, 2008

The band formed in 1977 by Crammed Discs founder Marc Hollander and his musical partner Vincent Kenis. The aesthetics of Aksak Maboul (deconstructing and fusing many different genres, from rock, jazz, and electronics to fake African, Balkan & minimal music) can retrospectively be viewed as a blueprint for most of the music which was released by Crammed during the next two decades.


Samla Mammas Manna – Samla Mammas Manna

July 12, 2008