1. MODERAT – A New Error

This never fails to fill me with hope.

Moderat – A New Error

 

2. MINUTEMEN – History Lesson Part 2

A touching song about friends and the past – makes me nostalgic.

Minutemen – History Lesson Part II

 

3. THE FOCUS GROUP – Reflected Message

From label Ghost Box Records who feature artists like Pye Corner Audio and Belbury Poly. Like a misremembered school science programme – full screen the video and open your text books at page 39.

The Focus Group – Reflected Message

 

4. REX THE DOG – Sicko

I love this track – amusing and smart in equal parts.

Rex The Dog – Sicko (audio)

 

5. COCTEAU TWINS – Sugar Hiccup

Even though I know the lyrics to this I like that they still don’t make sense.

Cocteau Twins – Sugar Hiccup ( Album Version)

 

6. SD LAIKA – Great God Pan

A friend sent this track to me recently – strange and fractured but in a really controlled way.

Sd Laika – Great God Pan

 

7. LAURIE ANDERSON – O Superman

How is this sample still so compelling?

Laurie Anderson – O Superman [Official Music Video]

 

8. SERGE GAINSBOURG – Chanson de Maglia

Serge Gainsbourg often gets characterised by the more salacious and risqué songs but this one is full of genuine devotion and feeling.

Chanson de Maglia – Serge Gainsbourg

 

9. XXYYXX – About You

Exists in a place where all words are lost. This isn’t the artist’s video but it suits it perfectly.

About You [directed by VASH]

 

10. BULGARIAN STATE TELEVISION FEMALE VOCAL CHOIR – Kalimankou Denkou

We had the album this song comes from ‘Les Mysteres des Voix Bulgaires’ in my house growing up and this was a big favourite, full of incredible and unexpected harmonies.

LE_MYSTERE_DES_VOIX_BULGARES_VOL.1 – KALIMANKU DENKU

Her new single KWYMO is out now

https://soundcloud.com/blurred_recordings/halina-rice-kwymo 


And she is playing at the Walthamstow Electronic 2017 on 23 September – headlined by Leftfield.

http://bit.ly/2suSrsn

Her debut album ‘Redux’ is out 20 Oct via Blurred Recordings.