Take a look at this, which has been the best thing I’ve heard this week by a mile, and the clip’s superb, too.

Take a look at this, which has been the best thing I’ve heard this week by a mile, and the clip’s superb, too.



I’ve managed to find “Enigmatic”, the Czeslaw Niemen album which this comes from, which doesn’t quite measure up to the promise of “Kwiaty Ojczyste”, but the rest of his catalogue looks at the very least intriguing. If anyone knows more and can give me a steer, please let me know.

Other good things this week: a nice drone record from Sophie Cooper & Ben Nash, and the Harmonious Thelonious CD, which seems to be a European techno producer brilliantly simulating the Congotronic sound of Konono No 1. A sort of update of 23 Skidoo, in a way. And this Peter Gordon comp I’ve just put on.

1 Third Eye Foundation – The Dark (Ici D’Ailleurs)

2 Various Artists – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Three (Ace)

3 Harmonious Thelonious – Talking (Italic)

4 Iggy Pop & James Williamson – Kill City (Alive Natural Sound/Bomp)

5 Jenny & Johnny – I’m Having Fun Now (Warner Bros)

6 Esben & The Witch – Marching Song (Matador)

7 Sophie Cooper & Ben Nash – Alchemy (Blackest Rainbow/Recollections Of Knulp)

8 Stellar Om Source – When Re-Eternize? (Myspace)

9 Babe, Terror – Summertime Our League (Four Tet Rework) (Phantasy Sound)

10 Shirley Collins – Sweet England (Fledg’ling)

11 Sun Araw – Off Duty (Woodsist)

12 Dave Allen – Color Blind (International Artists)

13 Black Twig Pickers – Ironto Special (Thrill Jockey)

14 Jatoma – Jatoma (Kompakt)

15 Pan-American – For Waiting, For Chasing (Kranky)

16 NWA – Straight Outta Compton (EMI)

17 Czeslaw Niemen – Kwiaty ojczyste (Youtube)

18 Fucked Up Featuring Zola Jesus – Year Of The Ox (Matador)

19 The Jesus And Mary Chain – Upside Down: The Best Of… (Rhino)

20 Peter Gordon – Love Of Life Orchestra (DFA)