KGB Lawyer returns with new album Maniac #2

KGB Lawyer - Maniac #2

A couple of years ago, I stumbled across an excellent, self-released albumSongs of Paranoia and Contentment  by KGB Lawyer; It was an impressive collection of joyous indie-pop songs with a spattering of what can only be described as slightly disturbing (!) lyrical content. The talk of electronic threats, wishing neighbours were dead, and cutting people into pieces have been whirring around in my brain ever since..

I’m pleased to report that the long-awaited follow up album, Maniac #2, is finally here!… Here’s a few words from the man himself:

KGB Lawyer’s second album features eight new Pop/Rock songs tackling such themes as dating with dissociative disorders, gangstalking, government spying technology, paranoia in housing complexes, Soviet government employment, DDR, and kidnapping

It’s a superb addition to the KGB Lawyer back catalogue; a wonderful pastiche of the some of the most influential British bands such as The Cure, and the Smiths, twisted and transformed into an impressive collection of tantalisingly well-crafted pop songs, as only KGB Lawyer can…

Below is a preview of the full album:

Track Listing
1. Privet
2. Dating
3. Gangstalking
4. Voice to Skull
5. Stay Away From the Street
6. Never Too Late
7. Running Prisons
8. Who Would Want to Rule the World?
9. Dreaming of China
10. Do Svidaniya

Last month saw the premier of KGB Lawyer’s first video, for the highly infectious Never Too Late, a firm favourite track from the new album…The crazy video is a psychedelic mix of  surreal costumes and vintage soviet-era television…Putin will be outraged when he sees this!!

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Session 044 September 2014

Ok so here’s the next episode of the regular podcast series; this month sees an eclectic mix of electro, jazz, indie pop and even a spot of argentinian tango…I’m really into tango at the moment..

Title: Session 044 September 2014
Duration: 00:34:53
Encoding: MP3 192 kbps
File Size: 50.3 MB

1. Zerkalo – I Know More (Taken from the Stoi Storoni Zerkala – Part II EP) – Clone Aqualung Series – Buy
2. Drexciya – You Don’t Know (taken from the compilation Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller III)  – Clone Classic Cuts – Buy
3. Dopplereffekt – Plastiphilia  (Taken from the compilation Gesamtkunstwerk) – International Deejay Gigolo Records – Buy
4. Heart Drive – Aut0mated L0ve – Pleasure District – Buy
5. Photek – Under The Palms (Taken from the absolutely breathtaking album Solaris) – Science – Buy
6. Still Corners – Going Back To Strange (Taken from the album Strange Pleasures) – Sub Pop – Buy
7. Placebo – Tanga (Taken from the album Placebo) – Parlophone –  Buy
8. Astor Piazzolla – Oblivion (Taken from the album Astor Piazzolla Live & Studio) – Buy
9. United Future Organisation – Happy Birthday (taken from the album Bon Voyage) – Talkin’ Loud – Buy
10. Woman’s Hour – Unbroken Sequence (Taken from the album Conversations) – Secretly Canadian – Buy
11. Money Mark – Sometimes You Gotta Make It Alone (Taken from the 3rd Version EP) – Mowax – Buy

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Session 043 August 2014

Ok, so with very little prep, I went into the music room and knocked out a pretty eclectic 60 minutes of what are definitely some of my favourite records. Lots of vinyl this month…

Title: Session 043 August 2014
Duration: 01:11:06
Encoding: MP3 192 kbps
File Size: 102.4 MB

1. Peter Ivers – In Heaven Everything Is Fine (Taken from the Eraserhead Soundtrack LP) – Alternative Tentacles Records – Buy
2. Dr Dooom – No Chorus (Taken from the album First Come First Served) – Copasetik Records- Buy
2. Major Force West – Cup Of Tea (Taken from the album 94-97) – MoWax – Buy
3. Money Mark – Function – Mowax- Buy
4. Money Mark – Caught Without a Race (Taken from the album Change Is Coming) – Emperor Norton- Buy
5. Barry Adamson – Something Wicked this way Comes (Taken from the Lost Highway Soundtrack) – Interscope Records- Buy
6 .Sukia – Touching You Touching Me (Taken from the album Contacto Especial Con El Tercer Sexo) – Mowax- Buy
7.Nigo – Kung Fu Fighting (Taken from the album Ape Sounds) – Mowax- Buy
8. DJ Shadow – Lost & Found (Taken from the Headz Sampler 12”) – Mowax- Buy
9. Nigo – March Of The General (Taken from the album Ape Sounds) – Mowax- Buy
10. Horace Silver – Lonely Woman (Taken from the album song for my father) – Blue Note- Buy
11. Innerzone Orchestra – At Les (Taken from the album Programmed) – Talkin’ Loud- Buy
12. Nat King Cole – Funny (Taken from the album Live At The Sands) – MFP
13. Astrud Gilberto – All That’s left Is left to say goodbye (Taken from The Silver Collection Album) – Verve- Buy
14. Clarke Boland Big Band – Sakara (Taken from the album 21st Century Soul) – Talkin’ Loud- Buy
15. Matthew Hallsall & The Godwana Orchestra – Kiyomizu Dera (Taken from the album When The World Was One) – Godwana Records- Buy
16. Photek – Seven Samurai (Photek Remix) (Taken from the album Form & Function) – Science- Buy

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Session 042 May 2014

Jungle & drum & bass music represents my first love musically, I guess. It’s how I got into DJing and collecting vinyl, so it’s odd that there’s never been a Jungle-themed podcast.

Well, here it is. One hour of unapologetic jungle / drum & bass, from the very early years…

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Title: Session 042 May 2014
Duration: 00:59:35
Encoding: MP3 192 kbps
File Size: 65.9 MB

1. Splash – Babylon – Deejay Recordings 1994 – Buy
2. Johnny L – Wah-Oh (taken from This Time EP) – XL Recordings 1995 – Buy
3. DJ Die – Play It For Me – V Recordings 1995 – Buy
4. Apollo Two – Atlantis (I Need You) LTJ Bukem Remix 1993 – Buy
5. Randall & Andy C – Sound Control – Ram Records 1994 – Buy
6. Dillinja – Ja Know Ya Big – Metalheadz 1995 – Buy
7. Omni Trio – Feel Good 95 – Moving Shadow 1995 – Buy
8. Motiv One – Loop Progression – Good Looking Records 1997 – Buy
9. Photek – Complex – Photek 1995 – Buy
10. Kosmos – Liquid Beatz – Droppin’ Science 1995 – Buy
11. Ed Rush – Skylab – Metalheadz 1995 – Buy
12. T-Power – Mutant Jazz Remix – The Rollers Instinct (DJ Trace Remix) – SOUR 1995 – Buy
13.  Boymerang – Still – Prototype 1996 – Buy
14. Higher Sense – Bizarre – Moving Shadow 1995 – Buy

 

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Session 041 April 2014

Session 041

Title: Session 041 April 2014
Duration: 00:47:58
Encoding: MP3 192 kbps
File Size: 65.9 MB

Here’s a little selection of deep house that I’ve picked up in the past few months….

1. Shur-I-Kan – Conundrum – Freerange Records
2. The Mole – Lockdown Party (Sprinkles Crossfaderama) – Perlon Germany
3. Jimpster – Porchlight & Rocking Chairs (Kink Remix) – Freerange
4. Art Of Tones – Take Me Higher – We Play House Belgium
5. Detroit Swindle – The Break Up – Heist Recordings
6. Shur-I-Kan – Stepping Stones – Freerange Records
7. Bohdi – Imperfection – Future Classic
8. Dusky – Vanishing Point – Naked Naked
9. Kraak & Smaak – The Future Is Yours (Detroit Swindle Revox) – Jalapeno
10. Kim English – Nightlife (Encore) – Dopewax
11. Detroit Swindle – Thoughts Of She – Dirt Crew Germany

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Session 040 April 2014

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Title: Session 040 April 2014
Duration: 00:48:26
Encoding: MP3 192 kbps
File Size: 66.6 MB

This month’s tracklisting represents quite a few bands that I’ve either seen live or want to see live. Track 11 is an exclusive recording from the Proms, of Steve Reich, which I attended at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011. There’s also a few vinyl-only exclusives from the likes of DJ Steve & Two Man Sound.

Tracklisting

1. The Cure – Plainsong (Taken from the album Disintigration) – [Label] – Buy
2. Simian Ghost – No Dreams (Taken from the album Youth) – [Label] – Buy
3. Two Man Sound – Que Tal America (Extended Version) – Compost Records – Buy
4. The Gimps – Comfortable Secret (Taken from the album Nothing New For Trash Like You) – Goodluckbadluck –Buy
5.  Metronomy – I’m Aquarius (Taken from the album Love Letters) – Because Music – Buy
6. DJ Steve – Special Cuts #3 – BIS Records – Buy
7. Arcade Fire – Ready To Start (Taken from the album The Suburbs) – City Slang – Buy
8. Sonic Youth – Sunday (taken from the album A Thousand Leaves) – Geffen – Buy
9. Local Natives – World News (Taken from the album Gorilla Mansion) – Infectious Records – Buy
10. Midlake – Branches (Taken from the album The Trials Of Van Occupanther) – Bella Union – Buy
11. Steve Reich – Pulses (Taken from a live recording of BBC Proms 36, 2011) – Not Available to buy
12. Feist – Brandy Alexander (Taken from the album The Reminder) – Polydor – Buy
13. Wild Beasts – Sweetest Spot (Taken from the album Present Tense) – Domino – Buy

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Session 039 January 2014

Happy new year and welcome to the 39th edition of the Sessions Podcast. Enjoy.

Title: Session 039 January 2014
Duration: 00:42:45
Encoding: MP3 192 kbps
File Size: 58.7 MB

Tracklisting
1. The Preatures – Is This How You Feel? – Buy
2. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs – Taken from the album The Suburbs – Buy
3. Helios – Portraits Pt 1 – Free Download
4. Steve Reich –  Variations For Vibes, Piano & Strings: Fast – Taken from the album Daniel Variations – Buy
5. Iron & Wine – Carousel – Taken from the album The Shepherd’s Dog – Buy
6. Feist – My Moon My Man – Taken from the album The Reminder – Buy
7. Bombay Bicycle Club – Lights Out, Words Gone – Taken from the album A Different Kind Of FixBuy
8. Midlake – Head Home – Taken from the album The Trials Of Van OccupantherBuy
9. The Carpenters – I Won’t Last a Day Without You – Taken from the album Carpenters Gold – Buy
10. Feist – Brandy Alexander – Taken from the album The Reminder  – Buy
11. Future Sound Of London – Excerpt from We Have Explosive – Buy
12. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – A Symphony Pathetique – Taken from the album A Winged Victory For The Sullen Buy

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