Tag Archives: favelist

baetens & collard do dallas

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Great Scots! the utterly underrated Sandrine Collard and toppy top actress Veerle Baetens are to collaborate on a new music project … Sandrine “ressort ses vieux morceaux électros”, Veerle “fait les textes et la voix”, tout se mélange en vamoose vice versa et voilà “le projet s’appelle Dallas” … and I for one can’t wait to hear it!

By way of interlude: do give “Calypso” a replay – it’s a super summery song, one of 2009’s best … can’t understand radio formats who didn’t feel the vibe radiating from this one and passed it by … note, also that the vocals are by Isolde Lasoen – and no longer by Louise Peterhoff who sang on the original album “No Bye No Aloha” (2008) … on which you’ll find la Baetens posing for the cover shot, incidentally.

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Speaking of 2009’s best, and also the decade’s … I’ve actually forsaken on favelisting both – I beg your pardon – the task was too absurd … but listfreaks can of course find some consolation in the archive, where the 1999-2004 period is favelisted by all [uzine] collaborators of the era and a few others (Styrofoam, Stijn, Roommate, Monokiri, Eavesdropper, Dieter Go Find, Creature with the Atom Brain, …).

One thing, though: I think I can safely say that Je Communique(Need / Capitol Belgium 2002, prod. Dan Lacksman of Telex) is one of thé best albums of the past decade … in a future post, I’ll come back to it, e.g. when there’s a video of “Le Coup Sensass” online with correct sound ;-/

http://www.muziekcentrum.be/document.php?ID=4954
http://www.humo.be/tws/cd-reviews/5165/the-ideal-husband-no-bye-no-aloha.html
http://nuanau.blogspot.com/2011/02/behind-mirror-ideal-husband-sandrine.html
http://fatandconfused.blogspot.com/2009/04/ideal-husband.html
http://myspace.com/theidealhusbandband
http://myspace.com/sandrinecollard
http://www.veerlebaetens.net/
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veerle_Baetens

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best of 2009 / decade

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Eh sorry. (Check the Pitchfork link below for more on that Dark Meat sleeve.) Anyhoo, here’s sum WORST / BEST OF 2009 / OF DECADE IN MUSIC LISTS … As a matter of principle, I’m not in favour of lists or giving star quotings, but somehow, those end-of-year lists addictive … even though the not so funky yankee indie crowd seems to specialise in them. Anuthà largehearted boy has listed most … I’m just including the ones he hasn’t listed yet … and on those sites, do check the individual sites for other lists or more recent updates too, won’t you, as I’m just listing one list per site, even if they have many (song / album / reissue / sleeve / …).

http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/archive/2009/11/2009_yearend_on_1.html  [year 2009]

http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/archive/2009/10/best_of_the_200.html  [decade]

+ check http://blog.largeheartedboy.com/  for updates + similar “best books” lists

(as for movies: http://snaporaz.posterous.com/best-films-of-the-past-decade …)

http://alainfinkielkrautrock.blogspot.com/2009/12/so-2009-part-2-guests.html
http://alainfinkielkrautrock.blogspot.com/2009/12/so-2009-part-1-crew.html
http://www.boomkat.com/charts.cfm
http://damusic.be/achtergrond
http://drwndnsnd.com/lists/2009
http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/867
http://www.fileunder.nl/archives/lijstjes/jaarlijst_2009/
http://www.furious.com/perfect/vinyl72.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/series/critics-poll-2009
http://hoochiekoochie.skynetblogs.be/post/7535651/de-beste-populaire-muziek-v…
http://www.kindamuzik.net/dossier/dossier-2009/dossier-2009/19632/
http://www.kingblind.com/2009_12_01_michiganblind_archive.html#72180005742716…
http://www.mojo4music.com/honours2009/
http://musicisart.ws/thoughts-for-tonight-best-of-british-2009-5-1/
http://www.muzieklijstjes.nl/2009.htm
http://www.othermusic.com/2009december18update.html
http://peerke3.wordpress.com/2009/12/28/leos-lijstje/
http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/7738-the-worst-album-covers-of-2009/
http://www.popmatters.com/pm/feature/117848-the-best-re-issues-of-2009
http://thequietus.com/articles/03447-a-decade-in-music-the-never-ending-cycle…
http://stereogum.com//archives/cat_listomania.html
http://www.subpop.com/channel/features/a_form_of_paying_attention_december_2009
http://www.tinymixtapes.com/2009-Top-25-Album-Covers-of-2009
http://www.20jazzfunkgreats.co.uk/wordpress/cats/best-of-2009/
http://www.uncut.co.uk/albumsofthedecade/home.php
http://hypem.com/search/2009

Haven’t put their list up yet:

http://www.aquariusrecords.org/

http://www.insound.com/

http://www.residentadvisor.net/

http://www.soundslike.be/

http://www.straightnochaser.co.uk/

http://www.waxpoetics.com/

 

And I still miss http://www.stylusmagazine.com/ !

#1: the back catalogue (aka ISSN 13773828)

[uzine] used to be a music e-zine between 1999 and 2006, run by a threesome and then some (from the mid to end nineties, it was a webzine called ultra – hence the u -, run by (kf) & (hs) a.o. ). The e-zine (now defunct, don’t dream of sending stuff for review) had about 3000 subscribers and even more dedicated readers. We did interviews and reviews and provided the playlists of our radio shows (expect those here later on as well) plus a lot of links, favelists, best of the year overviews, etc. … annexed is the the whole shebang in a 2,6 MB zip featuring txt files and a contents pdf …

Incidentally, everything here is “for demonstration & (internet) conversation purposes”. This here blog will not be making any media files downloadable; such are our settings on this here Posterous platform. If they are presented here, the purpose is to promote artists by providing tangible examples of their art & craft, and to have you, o dear readership, become equally enthusiastic about the art on display, perhaps even tempting you to purchase it legally. As the financial crisis of 2008 has shown, we’re living in a consumer society (and a services economy, and an attention economy, and a spectacle society), so everyone has to be aware of and do what it takes to keep the wheels going (without harming the planet). Also, it is our intent to always provide direct links to artist or label sites, and to the sources we got our information or data from … as well as other relevant and informative links, cf. this site’s subtitle. Conversely (vice versa, mutatis mutandis), we hope to be quoted whenever material of ours is used, including all stuff from the issues of [uzine] contained in this here zip containing our own writings. Do contact us if you have issues or questions …

& feel free to become a fan of this Fb page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/uzine-blog/216710133861

Update: since the switch from Posterous to WordPress, it’s no longer possible to offer a zip. Here’s the contents table instead, and an example issue. When there’s time, we’ll make a separate blogpost of each e-zine.