Typo Negative – a blog

MUSIC TO WORK TO... Ikebe Shakedown  -  The Way Home | Released: 2017 Colemine | Produced: Ikebe Shakedown | Genre: Instrumental neo-funk soul grooves |  LISTEN WHILE YOU WORK...Are all writers divas?If you've ever spent much time around one with a rapidly approaching deadline, then you could be forgiven for thinking so. And if - …
MAN UP, PIPE DOWN... IDLES - Joy As An Act Of Resistance |  Released: 2018 Partisan Records |  Produced: Space |  Genre: Hardcore vulnerability |  THE MASK OF MASCULINITY / IS A MASK THAT'S WEARING ME... At time of writing, it's World Mental Health Day - an event designed to increase awareness of …
UNBURDENED AND RELAXED... Smog - Knock Knock |  Released: 1999 Drag City |  Produced: Jim O'Rourke |  Genre: Feline folk |  NO DANCING, NO DANCING, NO DANCING... This week, you find me in the midst of a real conundrum. Running low on time and even lower on inspiration, I realise that it's going to …
BEFORE THE WATER GETS TOO HIGH... Parquet Courts - Wide Awake | Released: 2018 Rough Trade | Produced: Dangermouse | Genre: Anxiety punk |  NOTHING REMINDS THE MIND OF POWER LIKE THE CHEAP ODOUR OF PLASTIC / LEAKING FUMES, WE CRAVE, CONSUME: THE RUSH, IT FEELS FANTASTIC...How do you write about the end of the world?The sheer …
OLYMPIANS... Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport |  Released: 2009 All Tomorrow's Parties |  Produced: Andrew Weatherall |  Genre: Paul Oakenfold accidentally stumbling into a metal gig while having an extremely bad trip |  WASH YOUR MOUTH OUT... OK, yes: the band are called Fuck Buttons. Is that genius, or a really misguided move? It …
DADA-vertising A webcomic 1. DADA-vertising is a periodic webcomic looking at the advertising industry through the lens of Central European modernist art, philosophy and literature, for no apparent reason. This comic originally appeared in issue 1 of Creative Rehab in August 2019. Support your local street punks and subscribe to Creative Rehab on Patreon …
GLEAMING DETAILS... Silver Jews - American Water |  Released: 1998 Drag City |  Produced: Nicolas Vernhes |  Genre:  The drunk being thrown out of the comedy club who is still funnier than the comedian on stage. THAT TANLINE ON YOUR RING FINGER... In Franz Kafka's modernist classic The Trial (Original German: Der …
COVER ME... Karl Blau - Introducing |  Released: 2016 Bella Union |  Produced: Tucker Martine |  Genre: A soulful baritone-voiced cowboy absolutely killing it at the saloon bar karaoke night |   A CERTAIN KIND OF LIGHT... Covers.  A whole album full of them. No, not Weezer's recent (and, to be honest, pretty misguided) teal …
NO GIRLS ALOUD... Electrelane - No Shouts No Calls |  Released: 2007 Too Pure Records |  Produced: Jessica Ruffins & Bill Skibbe |  Genre: Psychedelic post-krautrock reveries sung on an East Berlin football stand |   TEARING DOWN THE WALLS, THE WALLS, THE WALLS, THE WALLS... There's a school of thought that says …
ONCE UPON A TIME IN CALIFORNIA... The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds |  Released: 1966 Capitol Records |  Produced: Brian Wilson |  Genre: Sun-drenched, melodic art pop. C'mon, you know what this is: it's like the greatest pop album of all time |   CHARLIE DON'T SURF... Alright, alright. Fair warning: if you're …
THE BEAUTY IN OUR DIFFERENCES... Kamasi Washington - Harmony Of Difference |  Released: 2017 Young Turks |  Produced: Kamasi Washington |  Genre: Sweeping harmonic jazz for the soul |   It's all a matter of perspective... A Thundercat thumb resonating against fretboard. Gently cast adrift, lured by a woozy siren's call, fluttering upward like …
THE LARK ASCENDING... Grave Tales - The Trailer Trash Orchestra |  Released: 2016 Trashville |  Produced: Gary Durham & Simon Hinksman |  Genre: Rockabilly skiffle-noir country punk |   LIFE'S TOO SHORT FOR BAD WHISKY... This week I attended the funeral of my uncle, Andrew Keeble. As well as a great raconteur, kind uncle, …
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WRAPPED UP IN BOOKS... Sometimes I Wish I Were An Eagle - Bill Callahan |  Released: 2009 Drag City |  Produced: "Raven" |  Genre: Baritone, dreamy folk americana to mask the vortex lurking below the surface |   I looked all around, / It was not written down, /  And so I tell you …
THE NOISE THAT SURROUNDS ME... Movement - New Order |  Released: 1981 Factory Records |  Produced: Martin Hannett |  Genre: Transitional, defiantly reborn post-punk |   IT'LL GET SO QUIET WHEN THIS RECORD ENDS.  I am now six weeks in to this project of writing about a different record every week. Not much …
IF YOU DON'T COME DOWN SOON... Victorialand - Cocteau Twins | Released: 1986 4AD Records | Produced: Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie | Genre: Ethereal shoe/star-gaze, transmitted from deep space by a cosmonaut in a chiffon dress | I AM THE ONE AND ONLY... I'm writing this on the 50th anniversary of the …
TRUE BLUE, FOR YOU... Badlands - Dirty Beaches |  Released: 2010 Zoo Music |  Produced: Alex Zhang Hungtai |  Genre: Reverb-drenched Lynchian doo-wop from a dystopian parallel universe |   The Lord knows best that I don't give a damn about anyone /  But you. Here's something a little off the beaten track for …
MY QUEEN IS ZORA NEALE HURSTON... Your Queen is a Reptile - Sons of Kemet |  Released: 2018 Impulse records |  Produced: Shabaka Hutchings, Dilip Harris |  Genre: Frenetic, feminist, post colonial jazz rap  |  Don't want to take my country back mate. /  I want to take my country forwards. At time …
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"Helden" and The Craft... "Heroes" - David Bowie | Released: 1977 Parlophone | Produced: Tony Visconti, David Bowie | Genre: Genre-defying | Search through their one inch thoughts / Then decide it couldn't be done. When David Bowie died in January 2016, there was a massive outpouring of public grief. People shared their …
A Heart Like a James Joyce Novel... Dogrel - Fontaines D.C.Released: 2019 Partisan RecordsProduced: Dan CareyGenre: Exuberant, unmistakeably Irish post-punk... Dogrel (noun): poetry of little to no literary merit.“Dublin in the rain is mineA pregnant city with a catholic mind” Grian Chatten barks these lines – the first of album opener, Big – …
52 Records - a weekly ramble about music... What have I gotten myself into? It started when I cast a guilty glance over at a sheet of paper on one side of my desk.  A list of blog topics. Well, no, a list of potential blog topics.  I hadn't actually gotten much further with …