Trent Reznor Puts Another Nail in the Music Industry’s Analog Coffin

[singlepic id=46 w=320 h=240 float=right]American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, like Radiohead and others before them, have just released their new album in digital format absolutely free of charge. Band leader Trent Reznor explains: “I’ve been considering and wanting to make this kind of [instrumental] record for years, but by its very nature it wouldn’t have made sense until this point. This collection of music is the result of working from a very visual perspective – dressing imagined locations and scenarios with sound and texture; a soundtrack for daydreams. I’m very pleased with the result and the ability to present it directly to you without interference. I hope you enjoy the first four volumes of Ghosts.” (emphasis mine)

Listen to the ninth track off the first (and free) volume:

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Dolly Parton Drives Me Crazy

[singlepic id=13 w=250 h=240 float=right]Dolly Parton, the original Dumb Blond and the herald of this all-American cultural phenomena (preceding Paris Hilton by 40 years), will release her new Backwoods Barbie album this coming February 26th.
Not a big Dolly fan myself, I am however the biggest sucker for cover versions, and Dolly’s new album includes the craziest country rendition to Fine Young Cannibals’ 1989 hit She Drive Me Crazy.

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Just got my Tree Wave CD

Tree Wave - Cabana EP +Tree wave is a pair from Dallas making pop music on obsolete computer and videogame junk. Paul Slocum codes music primarily on an Atari 2600, Commodore 64, Compaq 286, and a dot matrix printer and Lauren Gray adds lush vocals. Live shows are accompanied by projected images generated by the Atari 2600. This cd includes two videos.


Simone’s 4th Annual Post-Xmas CD

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Simone's 4th Annual Post-Xmas CD - Inlay

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Track list:

Artist Song
shotey hanevua (Fools of the Prophecy) kol galgal (Voice of a Wheel)
haproyekt shel Idan Reihel (Idan Reihel's Project) yesh bi od koach (I Still Have The Strength)
Daniel Salomon rabot hadrachim (Many A Ways)
Metropoline lo omeret klum (Does Not Say A Thing)
Dudi Levi David
Miri Mesika November
Mika Karni migdalor (Light Tower)
Roni motek 2 (Sweety 2)
Shiri Maimon ahava ktana (Tiny Love)
Muki D okef milemala (Passing From Above)
Kashi boi nikach dvarim (Let's Take Things)
Dudi Levi & Yasmin Levi tfila hilonit (Secular Prayer)
Ivri Lider Nissim
Miri Mesika lesham (To There)
Subliminal & HaTsel feat. Sarit Hadad sod (Secret)
haproyekt shel Idan Reihel (Idan Reihel's Project) bo'i (Come)
Depeche Mode vs. Balagan Enjoy The sheket (Silence)
Pini Hadad & Nati Levi yalda ra'a (Bad Girl)

Simone’s 3rd Annual Post-Xmas CD

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Simone's 3rd Annual Post-Xmas CD - Front cover

Simone's 3rd Annual Post-Xmas CD - Inlay

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Simone's 3rd Annual Post-Xmas CD - Back cover

Track list:

Artist Song Album
Air Alone in Kyoto Lost in Translation Movie Soundtrack
Pixies Where Is My Mind Surfer Rosa
Nine Inch Nails Hurt The Downward Spiral
Meital Trabelsi ho rav hovel (O Captain! My Captain!) rav hovel (Captain)
Sandra Kim J'aime La Vie 1986 Eurovision Song Contest
Shakira Inevitable MTV Unplugged
Noa Paranoia Achinoam Nini & Gil Dor Live
Chumbawamba Mouth Full Of Shit Uneasy Listening
Lenny Kravitz California Baptism
Lenny Kravitz Where Are We Runnin'? Baptism
Beat Steaks Idon' Tcareaslongasyousing Smack Smash
Phoenix (You Can't Blame It On) Anybody Alphabetical
The Roots ft. Cody Chestnutt The Seed 2.0 Phrenology
10cc Dreadlock Holiday Bloody Tourists
Christina Aguilera Hello Mercedes-Benz 'Follow Your Own Star' Commercial
Alicia Keys Fallin' Songs in A Minor
Katie Melua The Closest Thing To Crazy Call Off The Search
Maria Mena You're the Only One White Turns Blue
Sophie Ellis Bextor Murder on the Dancefloor Read My Lips

Simone’s 2nd Annual Post-Xmas CD

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Track list:

Artist Song Album
Infected Mushroom & Berry Sakharof Yomuledet (Birthday) Birthday
Kristin Hersh feat. Michael Stipe Your Ghost Hips and Makers
Strange World I Am
Karel Fialka Hey Matthew Human Animal
Hazel O'Connor Will You Breaking Glass
Travis Baby One More Time Turn [CD Single]
Smash Mouth All Star Shrek Movie Soundtrack
Leonard Cohen Everybody Knows I'm Your Man
Everything But The Girl Time After Time Acoustic
Barcode Brothers SMS BB02
hidden track: Meg Ryan You've Got Mail speech You've Got Mail Movie Soundtrack
Human League Together in Electric Dreams Phil Oakey & Georgio Moroder
Raja Mushtaq The Sculptor Peugeot 206 'The Sculptor' TV Ad
HaDag Nahash (The Snake Fish) Shalom Sallam Peace HaMehona Shel HaGroove (Groove Machine)
Dire Straits Brothers in Arms Brothers in Arms
Korin Allal En Li Erets Aheret (I Have No Other Country) HaOsef (The Collection)

The Impossible Collection – A “Thank-You-For-Christmas” CD for Simone

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The Impossible Collection - Inlay

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The Impossible Collection - Back cover

Miniature text on front cover:
This week, frgdr records have announced their latest CD, named "The Impossible Collection", aiming to create a compilation that will define their musical taste. In our opinion, the very idea of expressing a lifetime of music listening in one album, was pretentious at best. At worst, it is a 20 track CD in which you will find diversity as wide as the ocean itself. From Ivri Lider's song "Bo" in Hebrew, through Murray Head's ancient one time hit "One Night in Bangkok", to a Trance track, supposedly by Israel;s most promising DJ. The album is filled with hints, as apparently it was custom made to some girl in Germany, named Simone. You will be able to find these hints, or should I say innuendos, in songs like Bombay by Dana Berger, Shania Twain's That Don't Impress Me Much, which, by the way, is a much better name for this eclectic mix, in our opinion. Also there's an incriminatingly large selection of love songs, which is as good an evidence as a smoking gun – if you're interested in my "behing the scenes" gossip bit. The compiler's obsession with musical covers, forces us (that is, me, because you don't have to listen to this album, as I was assigned this task by my newspaper editor) – forces us to experience alternative versions to songs by Depeche Mode and REM. The CD also has some Irish links with a Lord Of The Dance track and some cancelled London Musical situated in Belfast '69. To summarize, unless you are this Simone person, and unless you have an uncontrollable urge for some Israeli-Spanish-English-Pop-Musical-Trance music, we would definitely give a 'Thumbs Down' for this CD. Hans Bach – Rolling Stone Magazine, January 2003.

This project was originally given the code name 'Simone's Ditsy XMas' CD, for reason that will not be elaborated here.

Track list:

Artist Song Album
Dana Berger Bombay ad hakatse (To The Limit)
Chess One Night In Bangkok Chess London Musical
Franka Potente Believe Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run) Movie Soundtrack
Tosca Busenfreund Suzuki
Yahel & Eyal Barkan Voyage DJ Tiesto – Magik, Vol. 6: Live in Amsterdam
Scarlet Independent Love Song Naked
Aimee Mann Stupid Thing Whatever
Beautiful South Don't Marry Her Blue Is The Colour
Frente Bizarre Love Tiangle Marvin The Album
Ivri Lider Bo Yossi ve Jagger Movie Soundtrack
Shabak Samech levakesh et ha cash (Ask For The Cash) be'atifa shel mamtak (In A Candy Wrap)
Shania Twain That Don't Impress Me Much Come On Over
Christina Aguilera Ven Conmigo (Solamente Tu) Mi Reflejo
Gregorian Losing My Religion Masters of Chant
Tori Amos Enjoy The Silence Strange Little Girls
Ronan Hardiman (Lord of The Dance) Cry of The Celts Cry of The Celts Compilation
Keanu Reeves Neo's Ending Speech The Matrix Movie Soundtrack
Rage Against The Machine Wake Up Rage Against The Machine
Hani Firstenberg & Sarit Vino-El'ad darkenu (Our Way) haburganim (The Bourgeois) TV Series Soundtrack
Mary (Josie Walker) If This Is What We're Fighting For The Beautiful Game Musical