Quick Music Briefing …

More Dark Night Of The Soul

Just a quick follow up to Friday’s note on the Dangermouse & Sparklehorse project. CMU are reporting today that the album has been officially shelved due to legal wranglings with EMI whihc was suspected last week. And yes, there is going to be a book version complete with David Lynch pictures and a blank CD on sale. I’ve been collecting tracks from various blogs and loving the entire feel of this record. Its got a fucked-up phsychodelic texture coupled with some awesome songs & performances – album of the year so far easily. But don’t believe me – the whole thing is being streamed on NPR – listen to it here.

Super Furry Gigs Next Week

Other than at a festival somewhere, the only place you can go & see the utterly brilliant Super Furry Animals is at Sub 29 in Cardiff on 27th, 28th & 29th May – get your skates on. Not sure if there’s a tour later in the year supporting the new album. I’ve had that in my car for the last month and have played it 4 or 5 times desperately hoping that I’ll grow to like it – I haven’t! SFA are easily one of the best bands of the last twenty years, certainly the pride of Wales, up there with Joe Calzaghe, Barry John & Dylan Thomas. So I do hope they haven’t lost their way.

The 8th Radiohead Album

The QuiteUS is reporting that Radiohead are back in sessions for what will become their 8th album – that is if it is an album (as opposed to the rumour that the body of work would be initially given away for free, one track at a time via carrier pigeon) … Read it here

Number of People Downloading Doubles

As reported by The Telegraph the number of people in the UK who are buying music downloads has double to one in ten of the population. Single sales are up 42% to 110 million during 2008. Albums also showed an increase of 65% but are still languishing at 10 million. Donwloads now account for 95% of the singles market, but for overall recording revenues, downloads only account for 10% of the market.

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~ by donjenkins on May 19, 2009.

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