Between playing Stick Cricket, browsing the Achewood archives, enjoying the Cook's & Bomb'd Comedy Tumbleweed Awards 2006 (warning: they will probably slate a lot of shows you might like, but are pretty much always spot on with their criticism), wasting my time on Bebo, clicking all over Wikipedia and doing a tiny amount of amateurish programming in Max, I've found some really good music on the Internet today/yesterday.
1. Presumably you've already seen it, but Pitchfork have a load of MP3s up as part of their 100 Top Tracks of the year list. Saunter over and let your computer chips do the work. They also have their Top 50 Albums out today (yesterday by the time you read this probably).
2. Filaria, aka David Baxter, aka one half of Kinnego Flux along with Brian Greene (aka two people who do the same course as I do only apparently apply themselves a lot more to actual music-making) has an EP out for the past while on Bugklinik. It's too late at night, so the blurb explains better than me: ...dub, IDM and jungle get mixed into an unique blend, delivered on a fresh 12". Cheque it out: generous 2-minute previews here (including a remix of "No Limit"! A wee bit genius methinks). Kinnego Flux are playing in Smellfast this Friday if anyone happens to be around - don't think I will be unfortunately.
3. Fanny Magnate, my new favourite blog with a funny name, has a 15-minute podcast well worth having a listen at: ...balkan brass, balinese gamelan and minimal techno all interspliced with snippets of local radio science. What could be better?
4. OK, well this is a little strange, but just about an hour ago I went to visit the really excellent ohmygoshparty to find a host of fucking lethal tunes and between now and then they've apparently thrown in the towel. It's hard to keep up with this fast-moving internet business.
EDIT: I did have a tune up here, but I think I know why they quit now.
5. Finally, current favourite scotsman Alex Smoke has made a fine fine remix of Steve Reich's "Proverb" for this set of remixes. A minimal techno reworking of the minimal classical godfather. Nab it at 2 Many Scenes.