Jeff Keibel | 8 Apr 22:28 2009
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New interview with Ivo

Here's a link to a fresh interview with 4AD's founder, Ivo Watts-Russell...

http://www.fedge.net/ftww/interviews-ivo.html

Enjoy!

Jeff

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Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen | 13 Apr 20:09 2009
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Re: New interview with Ivo

"Jeff Keibel" <fedge4ad <at> yahoo.com> writes:

> Here's a link to a fresh interview with 4AD's founder, Ivo Watts-Russell...
>
> http://www.fedge.net/ftww/interviews-ivo.html

That's a great interview.  So many questions finally answered.

It kinda made me think "could I possibly listen to the complete 4AD
output (first ten years, of course) chronologically?"  I mean, I don't
have every 4AD release, but what with all the re-releases and stuff I
thought I'd give it a shot.

I've been cross-referencing with the eyesore database, and I picked 1986
as a first attempt.  Man, that was a great year:
http://eyesore.no/html/year/1986.html

But perhaps I should start at 1980, although that might be more
difficult.  Do I even have the Bearz tracks anywhere?  Hm...  somebody
needs to set up the Complete 4AD Chronological Radio.  I'm sure it'll
get ... listeners.  Dozens.  Perhaps.

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(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
  larsi <at> gnus.org * Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen

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sweetfoolthemouth | 14 Apr 11:52 2009
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Re: New interview with Ivo

--- In 4ad-l <at> yahoogroups.com, Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <larsi <at> ...> wrote:
> It kinda made me think "could I possibly listen to the complete 4AD
> output (first ten years, of course) chronologically?"  I mean, I don't
> have every 4AD release, but what with all the re-releases and stuff I
> thought I'd give it a shot.
> 
> I've been cross-referencing with the eyesore database, and I picked 1986
> as a first attempt.  Man, that was a great year:
> http://eyesore.no/html/year/1986.html
> 
> But perhaps I should start at 1980, although that might be more
> difficult.  Do I even have the Bearz tracks anywhere?  Hm...  somebody
> needs to set up the Complete 4AD Chronological Radio.  I'm sure it'll
> get ... listeners.  Dozens.  Perhaps.

Heh, if you don't have the Bearz tracks, they're available in most places digitally... 

http://www.4ad.com/bearz/releases/shes-my-girl-0/

and if you don't want to buy, they're up on Spotify... as should be most stuff we do.

http://open.spotify.com/album/58myw7dU8I4Ok1bzgAyxmu

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Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen | 15 Apr 01:06 2009
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Re: New interview with Ivo

"sweetfoolthemouth" <sweetfoolthemouth <at> yahoo.com> writes:

> Heh, if you don't have the Bearz tracks, they're available in most places digitally... 
>
> http://www.4ad.com/bearz/releases/shes-my-girl-0/

Nice!  I bought all the three available Axis singles.  They're cheap,
too.

I recently moved to a new (bigger) flat, so I have lots on unadorned
wall space here.  I was being inspired by all this to flip through my
4AD vinyl, and started envisioning an entire wall filled with 23
Envelope/v23 LP/12" covers.  There's a lot of stuff I don't have on
vinyl, but I see 4AD has started re-issuing some key albums on vinyl
again, so I've picked up a few of those, as well as trolling ebay.co.uk
for old vinyl.  Quite a lot of the 80s stuff can be picked up for 3-4
pounds, apparently.  Perhaps it would make more sense to stop by a used
record store the next time I'm in London...  Anybody know of any good
ones?

The Wall of Vaughan will happen.  Unless I get distracted by, er,
stuff.  

Lars, listening to 1988 chronologically 

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  larsi <at> gnus.org * Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen

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sweetfoolthemouth | 15 Apr 15:23 2009
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Lisa Gerrard - new website and blog

over at http://www.lisagerrard.com - the website is still under construction, but at last that annoying
menu thing has gone! I could never click what I wanted to, so never used it.

I can just see it now, Lisa blogging away, sharing her daily to-do's with us all... 

http://lisagerrard.blogspot.com/

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sweetfoolthemouth | 16 Apr 12:23 2009
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The Breeders - Fate To Fatal

Interview over at Pitchfork...

http://pitchfork.com/news/35091-kim-and-kelley-deal-talk-new-breeders-ep-self-sufficiency-and-the-pixies/

Pitchfork: Why did you decide to release this EP yourselves?

Kim Deal: We had the four songs, and we were doing All Tomorrow's Parties over in England. So we had some
songs, and we thought, well, let's put out a song. Let's put out two songs. Let's put it out, and we can make it
available for download, or we can promo it. Then it's like, wait a minute, we can make a 7''. Or you know what
would be cooler? If we made an EP. Three songs isn't a good EP, so then we threw on the cover [of Bob Marley's
"Chances Are"]. That's four songs; that's 15 minutes. That's a pretty good-sized EP. I think I have a knack
for manufacturing. So if you ever need anything manufactured, just call me, because I think I have quite a touch.
Pitchfork: OK, I will. Were these all songs you had laying around? You recorded them all in different places.

Kelley Deal: For some reason, last summer [Kim] got this huge burst of... She's writing on drugs again. No,
just teasing. Last summer, she started writing some songs, and we started accumulating songs. We were
just writing. You never say, "That's one record," so I'm done with music until magically the next album
drops in my lap. You accumulate enough music for one album and you just continue writing.

Pitchfork: You cover a Bob Marley song. It's a surprising choice for you guys, but it came out beautifully.

Kelley: Oh, good. That's good. We were worried about that.

Pitchfork: Why were you worried about it?

Kim (in the background): Because it's vulnerable. It's just me you on guitar, singing pretty.

Kelley: It is a vulnerable way to go with that. Bob Marley has all these reggae cats and all these huge fucking
joints lying around, and the wine be flowing. I think they did that track, then dubbed drums afterwards,
then put reverb on the entire track. We had done that song a couple different ways. Since 2000, we've been
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Alistair Walder | 16 Apr 12:31 2009
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Re: The Breeders - Fate To Fatal

The bit that leapt off the page for me...!

Kim: No, we were off 4AD after Title TK. And then we had Mountain
Battles, and it's like, well, we'll do it on 4AD. But that was a
one-off. [4AD has not yet confirmed that the Breeders are no longer
signed to the label.-- Ed.]

On 16/04/2009, sweetfoolthemouth <sweetfoolthemouth <at> yahoo.com> wrote:
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> Interview over at Pitchfork...
>
> http://pitchfork.com/news/35091-kim-and-kelley-deal-talk-new-breeders-ep-self-sufficiency-and-the-pixies/
>

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Jeff Keibel | 17 Apr 18:10 2009
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Re: The Breeders - Fate To Fatal

Looks like the EP is up at eMusic now!

http://www.emusic.com/album/The-Breeders-Fate-To-Fatal-MP3-Download/11429966.html

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sweetfoolthemouth | 20 Apr 12:16 2009
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Camera Obscura documentary on Channel 4 tonight

at ridiculous o'clock, I'm afraid - but Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth have done a lovely Camera Obscura
documentary, which is being shown tonight on Channel 4 at 00.55 - it's approx 15 minutes long... I'll be
fast asleep, but hopefully 4oD will have it up tomorrow, I'm not sure if it has territorial restrictions
(ie, if you'll be able to see it outside the UK).

So I'm just pre-warning you all, so you can set your videos or whatever you record things on nowadays!

http://www.channel4.com/tv-listings

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sweetfoolthemouth | 20 Apr 13:51 2009
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The Big Pink official website up and running now...

http://musicfromthebigpink.com/

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