Postcards From LA #002


So welcome along to my second weekly R$N column. LA is a town full of surprises, and surprised I was yesterday seeing a chap just outside my flat dressed in a football mascot outfit playing a miniature guitar like it was the most natural thing in the world. Whatever you’ve gotta do to get your kicks hey!

Wax treatment

Assault on Precinct 13

I aint gonna lie, I am a total John Carpenter fan boy. His movies rank as some of my all time favourites (Halloween particularly) and as heavily documented, his film scores are the stuff of legend. The first-rate Death Waltz Recordings have gone and reissued Assault onPrecinct 13 in all it’s glory. Cut to 180 gram vinyl, with and eight page booklet and sleeve notes from Mr Carpenter himself. This is the stuff of vinyl dreams.

Jackson and His Computerband – Vista (Hudson Mohawke Remix)

A proper lesson in the art of suspense here. Hudson Mohawke really has a way of structuring tracks, and with this remix for Jackson and His Computerband he just keeps us guessing, building and building until the 3 minute mark where all hell breaks loose. It’s one of those tracks where you wish your stereo had a +11 volume switch!

A Sagittariun ‘Dream Ritual’

An album that has been firmly lodged in my car stereo over the past week or so comes from the mysterious A Sagittariun. It’s a real journey, kind of reminiscent of early Orbital albums where not one genre stood tall, but the album was a story of sorts taking in different tempos along the way. ‘Conquering Lions’ is one of real stand out tracks for me, which in part walks the Sabres of Paradise path.

‘Clusters’ from the recent ‘Across the Celestial Sphere‘ EP is a bit special too. Well worth seeking out.

Mix of the week

DummyMix 191 // West Norwood Cassette Library

Absolute cracker of a mix this. When it comes to record digging, the gentleman known as West Norwood Cassette Library really puts in the legwork.

On his mix for Dummy he’s delved deep in the nooks and crannies, offering a 25-year retrospective of house.

Dollar Bin Sunday

This past weekend me and the Mrs were down in Palm Springs, and whilst rummaging in the Angel View Thrift Mart I found a stack of dusty old tapes. Amongst the likes of Wet Wet Wet and Haddaway (not What Is Love sadly) I found this beauty entitled ‘Non Stop Remix’.  Understandably it was a must purchase.


And just when you thought it was all over, I give you the crme de la crme. Yep that’s right it’s a napkin with Frank Sinatra on it, lifted from Melvyn’s Old Blue Eyes’ famous Palm Springs watering hole no less. On that note I bid you adieu until next week.