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Our Week In Spotify Bangers No. 5
The Quietus , November 26th, 2012 07:40

It's once again time for a musical round up of last week on the site, featuring the likes of Flying Lotus, Swans, Rihanna and Carlton Melton

Welcome to this week's Spotify Bangers playlist, rounding up some of our favourite articles from last week on the Quietus with a playlist to match. Read and listen below...

Mulatu Astatke - 'Yegelle Tezeta'

Ethiopian jazz legend Mulatu Astatke is among the first set of names to be announced for next year's Field Day, which takes place at Victoria Park on May 25th 2013 and will once again find us being proud hosts of the Quietus Village Mentality stage. For the full first announcement click here.

Flying Lotus - 'Camel'

Steven Ellison's new 3D audiovisual live show took our reviewer's (and, it would seem, the rest of the audience's) brain to another dimension last week. Click here to read our review.

Holly Herndon - 'Movement'

The title track of Herndon's marvelous debut LP, reviewed last week by Lee Arizuno. "Imagine MRI scans of someone's throat in action, taken over the course of a day – digitally processed voices run through all Herndon's varied moments, to ecstatic and occasionally queasy effect." Read the full review here.

David Bowie - 'Hallo Spaceboy'

"It's the David Bowie album that nobody likes," said Ian Rankin about Outside, one of his top 13 albums he selected for his Baker's Dozen. "What I liked about it is it's a murder mystery. At it's heart it's a very noirish private eye story." Click here to read his full list.

Sisters of Mercy - 'Lucretia My Reflection'

25 years since its release, Julian Marszalek revisited Sisters Of Mercy's Floodland - Andrew Eldritch's all-out bid for chart success - and asks, 'Was it worth it?' Find out here.

Ice Cube - 'When Will They Shoot'

Twenty years after its release in the aftermath of the Los Angeles riots, John Freeman looked back at the anger that fuelled Ice Cube’s greatest solo album, The Predator. Read his take on the LP here.

Swans - 'Coward'

'Coward' was one of the highlights of an utterly brilliant, physically overwhelming performance by Michael Gira and his band in London recently. Last week, John Calvert gave a detailed account of "a full three hours in the company of what is surely the world's greatest live band". Read the Calvert Report on Swans here.

Rihanna - 'S.O.S'

Rihanna's marketing machine grinds on and on for the release of her new album Unapologetic. Jude Rogers delves beneath the surface gloss to confront some unpleasant truths. Read her comment piece here.

D.A.F. - 'Sex Unter Wasser'

As DAF prepare to release a new album, Filip Kalinowski spoke to Robert Görl and Gabriel 'Gabi' Delgado-López about using synths for punk rock, and why Nazi nationalists are doomed. Click here to read the full interview.

anbb (Alva Noto & Blixa Bargeld) - 'Berghain'

Last week, Luke Turner spoke to Einsturzende Neubauten frontman Blixa Bargeld about his guest role on Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson's Desertshore album. Here we delve into the Bargeld archive for more excellent music from the man himself, this time in collaboration with Raster Noton boss Alva Noto.

Legowelt - 'Sketches From Another Century'

Den Haag's sorcerer Danny Wolfers has conjured up another slice of dreamlike techno on his new album The Paranormal Soul, one of his best to date. Click here to read Noel Gardner's review.

Marc & The Mambas - 'Black Heart'

Marc Almond is also a guest voice on X-TG's Desertshore, released this week. We spoke to him last week about his role on the album, his friendship with Sleazy and collaborating with Nico. Read the interview here.

Carlton Melton - 'Smoke Drip'

Carlton Melton's new album Photos Of Photos is a marvelous psychedelic trip of a record, said Stevie Chick. Read his review here.

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