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Yesterday, I received in the mail two CDs I bought from stephen_cramer, including the "you're still young at heart" compilation from US indie label Shelflife; this consists of Shelflife artists covering other Shelflife artists' songs.

I was surprised to find that The Sweetling's vocoder-and-electronics-driven cover of Brittle Stars' You Went In Phases is none other than the uncharacteristically smooth and listenable-sounding bit at the end of Steward's lo-fi electronica remix on their album. (It wasn't credited there, and until now, its identity eluded me.)

Some of the other tracks on the CD are quite interesting too (I particularly liked Carbonado's indiepop/vocoder-house crossover Here Comes Another Day, and Simpático's Downtown is interesting too); expect to hear a few at the next Poplounge, whenever that will be.

(The other CD is Death By Chocolate's self-titled album. Summary: an English schoolgirl with a swingin'-60s obsession doing too-clever-by-half spoken-word pieces about colours and chocolate and such.)
Current Music:
the sweetling - "you went in phases"
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On March 3rd, 2004 06:30 am (UTC), sigma commented:
Which reminds me: there's something in the postal ether making its way to you.
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On March 3rd, 2004 09:08 pm (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Ta; I got it today.

Not bad; it reminds me a little of a few of the local post-rock/instrumental bands here; perhaps a bit like Love Of Diagrams. (I'll send you one of their CDs.)
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On March 4th, 2004 08:26 am (UTC), sigma replied:
Wow, that was quick. I fired it off last week and was told it would take a couple of weeks to get there.

Glad it's not horrible. I'd love to hear anything you send. With the cheap CD stores around here and the fact that post to Oz isn't that much, I'd be more than happy to participate in a pen-pals-esque exchange...

Did I ever send you my addy?
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On March 5th, 2004 01:04 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Well, it was on the envelope.

Anyway, there's a Love Of Diagrams CD on the way to you right now.
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On August 11th, 2004 09:59 am (UTC), menocu commented:
SWEETLING
FYI, THE SWEETLING is apparently the alter-ego of PHOFO.
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On August 11th, 2004 10:30 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Re: SWEETLING
Strangely enough, I've never heard of PHOFO.
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