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Carter Tutti Void Win Jovian Bow Shock Prize
John Doran , November 1st, 2012 18:11

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Tonight, Alt-J have been announced as winners of the Mmmm Danone Mercury Prize after an awards ceremony so tedious that one member of the Quietus staff has slipped into a permanent vegetative coma.

So to cheer us up we've decided to announce the winner of our own Jovian Bow Shock Award... Carter Tutti Void with Transverse on Mute records.

Give them an awesome wave!

This means that Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Nik Colk Void may not have won a cheque for £20,000 but we are offering to take them to RASA on Church Street, Stoke Newington for a slap up vegetarian dosa meal. And we might even buy the first round of drinks.

Read our review of the album here and go out and buy it... it really is fucking brilliant.

Johnny Nothing
Nov 2, 2012 8:18am

I should like to nominate myself (at this admittedly early jucture) for next year's Jovian Bow Shock awards. Mine's a scitch and ice, double scotch, single cube.

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AnnoyingGuy
Nov 2, 2012 11:36am

Every bit as predictable.

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John Doran
Nov 3, 2012 10:18am

In reply to AnnoyingGuy:

We have no problem with being predictable, it's the idea of being shit that we object to...

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grit bin
Nov 3, 2012 5:15pm

Yeah, no issue with the winner here.
But 'Jovian Bow Shock Prize'? Really? Why not just stencil WE'RE DEAD ALTERNATIVE, WE ARE on your faces and be done with it?

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John Doran
Nov 3, 2012 6:35pm

In reply to grit bin:

What's your point? I'm not really clear what you're driving at. Do you mean, the name is too pretentious? That you'd think this was a good exercise if this was called The Quietus Alternative To The Mercury like MSN or orange.co.uk would?

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grit bin
Nov 4, 2012 12:02pm

In reply to John Doran:

Yeah, mostly that. I don't think it invalidates the shortlist, which is great, but it's a bit too... obvious. We know it's a Mercury Alternative because it says it on the subtitle. It doesn't need a stylised name to differentiate it from- haha, imagine!- all those *lesser* alternative shortlists.

I know that isn't what you've tried to do here, but it's what's ended up happening. It's a silly, needless name and it smacks of looking down one's nose.

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John Doran
Nov 4, 2012 2:57pm

In reply to grit bin:

There's literally nothing in 'Jovian Bow Shock' that even vaguely suggests we're having a go or sneering at other magazines. Perhaps you've drunk too much coffee? For your information the name came up after I interviewed Irmin Schmidt for a feature in Stool Pigeon years ago, he and his son in law Jono Podmore had made some music using samples of noises picked up by satellites and probes. The best one by far was based round samples of the bow shock of Jupiter - a concept I'd never heard of before. Then when we decided to do an alternative Mercury - we would never call it this as it breaks at least two of George Orwell's rules, our stuff has to have it's own name and identity - DiS had Neptune, someone else had Saturn and the other planets either didn't sound cool or they had associations. So we had the Jovian Bow Shock. It's dead dead simple really. We like 'heavy' music and it's an alternative to the Mercury. I simply can't see what the problem with it is...

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CDXP
Nov 5, 2012 2:43am

nice pick, i have to hear the rest of the albums here also. happy b-day for tutti

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