Updated November 6

The following is a listing and summary of one of my Music Library entries recorded since 1982. They are picked totally at random. Track number in blue highlight indicates that the track appears on one of my "special" series ("Best Of".."Decade".."Year End" and/or "500")...If a track appears on my "500"..its ranking is shown on the far right column.

 
#652
created June 10, 2011

Format: Digital

Track

Artist

Title

Album

'500'
1

Coldplay

Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

Mylo Xyloto

-
2

Clan Of Xymox

My Reality

Darkest Hour

-
3

GusGus

Magnified Love

Arabian Horse

-
4

A Shoreline Dream

London (feat. Ulrich Schnauss)

3..2..1..A Rocket Girl Compilation

-
5

Death Cab For Cutie

Home Is A Fire

Codes And Keys

-
6

Peter Murphy

Seesaw Sway (video)

Ninth

44
7

Clan Of Xymox

In Your Arms Again

Darkest Hour

-
8

Tangerine Dream

Suzanne

Under Cover - Chapter One

-
9

Depeche Mode

In Chains (Alan Wilder Remix)

Remixes 2: 81-11

-
10

Younger Brother

Spinning Into Place

Vaccine

-
11

Owl City

The Real World

All Things Bright And Beautiful

-
12

Kate Bush

This Woman's Work

Director's Cut

-
13

Brian Eno

Always Returning (II)

More Music For Films

-
14

Madonna

Cyberraga (William Orbit Remix)

MP3

-
15

Moby

The Violent Bear It Away

Destroyed

-
16

Yellow Slots

Good Morning Richard, Good Night

Lessend

-

#652
highlights

 

Track 1
"Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" - Coldplay

"Every Teardrop is a Waterfall" is a song by British rock band Coldplay. The song is the lead single from Coldplay's fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, it was released on June 3, 2011, as a digital download except in the United Kingdom where it was released 2 days later. The song was nominated for two Grammy Awards: Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. It contains elements of the 1976 song "I Go to Rio" written by Peter Allen and Adrienne Anderson. Debuting at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, the song sold 85,000 copies in its first week, before climbing to its peak of number 14. It peaked at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart. This is not the first time that Coldplay have used samples to write a new song, having used a Kraftwerk motif for their X&Y single "Talk". The video shows the band playing across various backdrops sprayed with colorful graffiti painted by the band's artist "Paris". The video was shot between June 14 and 15, 2011 at Millennium Mills in east London, close to London City Airport, but begins with a shot of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. The music video, which features the band, uses a stop motion technique and was directed by Mat Whitecross, who has worked with the band since 1999 and was responsible for the videos for "Lovers in Japan" and "Christmas Lights", among others. The video was edited by Nick Allix of The Whitehouse Post based in London Soho. The song has been remixed several times.

 

"Every Teardrop.."

Track 6
"Seesaw Sway" - Peter Murphy

"Seesaw Sway" is taken from Ninth, the ninth solo album by English musician Peter Murphy. Produced by David Baron, the album was released on June 7, 2011 on Nettwerk Records. The first single from the album was "I Spit Roses" (ML #641) coupled with "The Prince & Old Lady Shade", which was released March 20, 2011. The second single, "Seasaw Sway", was also released in 2011. The latter placed at No. 5 on my Best of 2011 list, and is currently ranked at No. 44 on the '500' list. Speaking with the Los Angeles Times about the album, Murphy said "The whole intention was to really reference that spark and crackle of people playing together in a room. It's about time I reclaimed my legacy ... It's going 'OK, this is how it's done.' You don't have to spend three years and $4 million on an album. Listen to this. It's full of swagger and immediacy." In 2010, Murphy made a cameo appearance in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse as "The Cold One". In the summer of 2010, Murphy began his "Dirty Dirt Tour" in promotion of the album Ninth. Only three tracks from the LP reached my Music Library, those were the three songs previously mentioned. Murphy was a school friend of Daniel Ash. Ash convinced Murphy to join Bauhaus, one of the establishing acts of the goth movement. Their use of spacey recording effects and theatrical aesthetics was evocative of glam rock; they became an influential group in the early days of gothic rock.

 

"Ninth"

Track 10
"Spinning Into Place" - Younger Brother

Younger Brother is an electronic duo formed in 2003 by Simon Posford and Benji Vaughan. Their debut album A Flock of Bleeps was released in 2003, followed by The Last Days of Gravity in 2007 and Vaccine in 2011. After making a remix for a charity record, Simon Posford (Shpongle, Hallucinogen) and Benji Vaughan (Prometheus) decided to come together in the studio to create their own type of electronic music that has been described as "unclassifiable." "Spinning Into Place" is taken from Vaccine, recorded with its U.S. band lineup (Marc Brownstein - the Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo (musician) - Benevento/Russo Duo/Furthur (band) & Tom Hamilton - Brothers Past). It became available via iTunes on April 4, 2011 and was available for streaming from My Old Kentucky Blog. In 2014 the band developed an app for mobile devices and released an alternate album of remixes titled Vaccine Electronic as a free stream for users who installed it. The band's name is taken from a Kogi prophecy; the Kogi regarded themselves as the Older Brother and say that the destruction of the Earth and environment would be by Westerners called Younger Brother. Simon Posford and Benji Vaughan describe this in the Twisted DVD from 2007 during an interview. Fragments from this prophecy are found in the song "Evil and Harm". In August 2014, Benji Vaughn stated on Younger Brothers' Facebook page that he would "be going quiet for a while" and that "it's time to disappear for a few years". "Spinning Into Place" is number 19 on my Best of 2011 list.

 

"Vaccine"

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