The show: Reduce me, seduce me, dress me up in Stüssy*

secrets - Hell is round the corner
secrets - Hell is round the corner

1995 seems like such a long time ago.

That’s when Tricky released his debut album “Maxinquaye“. At the time it was released it was a dark, brooding, decaying and paranoid affair. I listened to it the other day and it has aged quite well.

The closest I have ever heard anyone get to its moodiness are the M.I.A., Burial, and Kode9 albums. Tricky is also the only artist I have ever heard cover a Public Enemy song (“Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos”) and match it (and arguably surpass it).

In a way, Tricky seems like an impossible artist to cover.

But you’d be wrong. I was.

The other day I was lurking around bandcamp.com and noticed that secrets aka Fraser Austin had done a cover version of “Hell is Round the Corner”. Damn well shat myself when I discovered that it was true in spirit to the original. Must be something about the Christchurch winter that lends itself to paranoia. Or secrets is taking lots of cough syrup at the moment.

*ERRATUM: Curses. As ever I got the lyric wrong. Instead of “Seduce me, seduce me…” it should have been “Reduce me, seduce me…”. THX Hairdresser on Fire for inadvertently alerting me to my error.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

Download 12pm – 1pm here (m4a / aac file) – Technical difficulties for the second week in a row. So, apologies, no spiffing m4a / aac formats. Scroll down to get the mp3 version instead.

1pm – 2pm

Download 1pm – 2pm here (m4a / aac file) – Technical difficulties for the second week in a row. So, apologies, no spiffing m4a / aac formats. Scroll down to get the mp3 version instead.

Alternatively, this is the raw, unpasteurized version of the show in mp3 format. No chapters, pictures or links. Slightly less quality. Otherwise the audio content is the same as the two files above. The choice is yours…..

Technical difficulties also meant the first song on today’s show is missing from the podcast.

Download 12pm – 2pm here (mp3 file)

The show: Synth madness in town tonight

If you like synths and fuzzed out cover versions then head along to the Golden Axe “Fantasy Footwork” album release party tonight 9pm at High Street Project. Supported by secrets (aka Fraser Austin) and Dorkwind. $10 on the door.

And happy 29th birthday Benet Hitchcock !!! Let’s hope your birthday party tonight is like the one in the Data “One in a million” video (but without the cake throwing and unhappy ending – good costumes though!)…

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

Download 12pm – 1pm here (m4a / aac file)

1pm – 2pm

Download 1pm – 2pm here (m4a / aac file)

Alternatively, this is the raw, unpasteurized version of the show in mp3 format. No chapters, pictures or links. Slightly less quality. Otherwise the audio content is the same as the two files above. The choice is yours…..

Download 12pm – 2pm here (mp3 file)