Easter 2018 Special – El Paraiso Records
A look back to our show featuring the great Denmark label. A feast of the best psych and stoner rock out there.
The first glimpses of summer brings another bunch of blooms from the garden. Pop a beer and sit out on your favourite sun lounger to bask in the rays with Oh Sees, Bob Mould, Stereolab, Elephant 9, The Orb, Fontaines DC and other dazzling flowers. But don’t fly to close or you’ll burn your wings.
Mr Warlow has curated a tribute to the exceptional and enigmatic musical genius Scott Walker (who died on 25 March 2019). We won’t dwell on inflated eulogies, but prefer to let the music be his epitaph.
Have you ever stepped into an abandoned building or entered an unlit tunnel? Your mind leaps into imaginary corners where unknown souls appear faintly in the gloom. This is the theme of this month’s show. A collection from the hidden side of music’s landscape. A place where most never go, with names nobody ever knows. But shine a light in and you’ll find creativity, colour and innovation; gemstones from the mines of freemusicarchive.org. Emerging sounds of drum’n’bass, death drone metal, glitch, electronica, jazz, etc. Music, like life, takes a leap of faith sometimes. Dig deep and discover the riches.
Another jar of larks from the shelf of our great eclectic necromancer, Mr Warlow. He’s bursting with weird tales to share with you all as the poisons take hold of his mind. Step closer. Let him be your tour guide. Exit via the gift shop.
Welcome back to unreality with a mix of archive tracks from Paradox Room’s bulging library. A broad melting pot of the finest tunes. Put your nose to the window. Come inside and try our sweets. You’ll come back. You always do.
Here we go then. Our pick of the best albums of 2018. A writhing sackful of surprises from Yama Warashi, Thee Oh Sees, Elephant9, Pigs(x7) and many more. The perfect accompaniment to whatever you’ll shove down your aching pie-hole over the holiday period. No leftovers here. Just the finest 12-bird sonic roast.
Here it is, pop-pickers. Our Top 10 list of 2018. Some surprises, some comfy slippers, some ‘what the fuck’ moments. All packed nicely and ready to open for our Yuletide Special.
- Boiled Moon by Yama Warashi
- Sauvage Forms by Orchestre tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp
- Life of by Steve Tibbetts
- Smote Reverser by Thee Oh Sees
- Listening to Pictures by Jon Hassell
- Du Bist so Symmetrisch by Klaus Johann Grobe
- Greatest Show on Earth by Elephant9
- Phantom Brickworks (IV & V) by Bibio
- Le Kov by Gwenno
- Masana Temples by Kikagaku Moyo
- Con Todo El Mundo by Khruangbin
- >>> by Beak
- King of Cowards by Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
December’s show is one of our best so far. A fine eclectic mix that you won’t find anywhere else. Come in and join us. We only ask that you open your head and let us pour the sound in.
A call for anyone who wants to feature a show for us. All you need to do is send us a CD featuring 1-2 hours of your favourite stuff (MP3 format) or a compete mix, and we’ll work the magic. One rule: make it different, make it eclectic. Contact us