At the train station

Moving house

At the train station

We’re moving to a new home on Tumblr after many happy years of being hosted at WordPress. You may have already noticed that hongkonginthe60s.com redirects to our new website.

This blog will stay around – after all, it does contain over five years’ worth of posts – but it won’t be updated from today onwards.

We hope to post more frequently at our new home and give our friends and followers more of a peek into our lives. And, of course, you can always find us on Twitter and Facebook.

7777777: New 7″ coming soon!

WIAIWYA 7" cover and insert

We’re really happy to announce that our next release will be a record for the WIAIWYA label’s 7″ singles club, coming out on 7 April 2013.

just 77 copies of each single is available individually, but subscribers will get all seven 7 inch singles; 14 exclusive tracks by 7 bands, one on each day of the week, and always on the 7th of the month, in hand cut 7 sleeves and in limited editions of 777

Pre-order now on Bandcamp to make sure you get your copy!

Here’s a preview of one of our tracks, Terre des Hommes 1967:

It’s going to be rather special and we can’t wait to see the vinyl, with that marmalade sleeve and amazing papercraft insert, in the flesh.

The Twilight Language of Nigel Kneale book cover

The Twilight Language of Nigel Kneale

The Twilight Language of Nigel Kneale book cover

A few months ago we took part in A Cathode Ray Séance: The Haunted Worlds of Nigel Kneale, a day-long event celebrating the work of the British screenwriter. We contributed a track to the cassette tape that accompanies this book of essays and writings and you can now order copies of The Twilight Language of Nigel Kneale from SEEN. It is exceptionally beautiful.

We hope that our instrumental managed to capture some of the quiet terror that films like The Stone Tape and Quatermass and the Pit inspired in us.

Twenty-Five Favourites From 2012

Merry Xmas! It’s that time of year again (2010, 2011) when we drink spiced booze and make a list of our favourite records from the last twelve months. It’s been quite difficult to choose just 25 releases from 2012, but here – in no order – they are…

2012 - albums of the year

Seahawks – Aqua Disco (Ocean Moon)
Holly Herndon – Movement (RVNG Intl)
Mouse On Mars – Parastrophics (Monkeytown)
Chris Cohen – Overgrown Path (Captured Tracks)
Zammuto – Zammuto (Temporary Residence)

Steve Hauschildt – Sequitur (Kranky)
Euros Childs – Summer Special (National Elf)
Pye Corner Audio – Sleep Games (Ghost Box)
Jon Brooks – Shapwick (Claypipe)
Suzanne Ciani – Seven Waves (Reissue, Finders Keepers)

Polysick – Digital Native (Planet Mu)
VA – Tomorrow’s Achievements: Parry Music Library (Public Information)
Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas (Columbia)
Bobby Conn – Macaroni (Fire)
Testbild! – Where Did This Begin? (BCNVT)

Patrice & Friends – Cherry Sorbet (Sulk)
Cousins – First Cousins (National Elf)
Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin – Instrumental Tourist (Software)
Andrzej Korzynski – Possession (Reissue, Finders Keepers)
Petar Dundov – Ideas From The Pond (Music Man)

Laetitia Sadier – Silencio (Drag City)
Donald Fagen – Sunken Condos (Warners)
Lorenzo Senni – Quantum Jelly (Editions Mego)
Jouhou Desk Virtual – Sapporo Contemporary (Beer On The Rug)
Laurie Spiegel – The Expanding Universe – Expanded Edition (Reissue, Unseen Worlds)

How was 2012 for you?

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You Go To My Head: A winter playlist

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I’ve been very lazily working on this mix for about a year and it’s finally finished! The perfect soundtrack for a winter walk maybe?

Here’s the tracklisting:

  1. Les Mains Dans Les Poches – Les Roche Martin
  2. Besame Mucho – Oscar Aleman
  3. From Way Up Here – Malvina Reynolds
  4. Fille Du Soleil – Francis Lai
  5. Boiadeiro – Trio Nagô
  6. Suíte Nordestina – Trio Marayá
  7. Pra Que Mentir – Trio Marayá
  8. Se Você Jurar – Ismael Silva & Ataulfo Alves
  9. Hurry Sundown – The Free Design
  10. There’s A Small Hotel – Claude Thornhill Orchestra
  11. Wind Chimes – Katrina Mitchell & Bill Wells
  12. The Kiss – Judee Sill
  13. Ghosts – Cyrus Faryar
  14. Lo Mismo Que Tú – Ana D
  15. You Go To My Head – Lio
  16. Balade De Pénélope – François De Roubaix

Head over to Mixcloud and take a listen – You Go To My Head.