28 Dec 2007
A Very Cerysmatic 2007 
It's that time again; kick out the old and welcome the new. Here's some prime cuts that have been on heavy rotation at Cerysmatic Towers in the past year:

1. Animal Magic (album track) - Adrian Sherwood
2. The Arrival of the Fog - Gnac
3. Because of the Times - Kings of Leon
4. Goodbye - Ulrich Schnauss
5. Grinderman - Grinderman
6. Icky Thump - The White Stripes
7. Idiot Savants - The Durutti Column
8. In Our Nature - Jose Gonzalez
9. In Rainbows - Radiohead
10. Inside In / Inside Out - The Kooks
11. Lady's Bridge - Richard Hawley
12. Part-primitiv - Section 25
13. Proof Of Youth - The Go! Team
14. Soundboy Rock - Groove Armada
15. Uncle Dysfunktional - Happy Mondays
16. We Can Create - maps

p.s. thanks to moist for minding the shop whilst I was on holiday and thanks again for all your seasonal greetings.

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Biting Tongues

In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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