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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Ten Favourite New Releases from 2011

Just managing to squeak this in before the bells, here are ten of our most favourite new releases from 2011 (in alphabetical order). This year was an amazing year for music (both new and old) and we've still lots to catch up with from those releases - as well as continuing to bring you all the new treats which I'm sure await us in 2012.

The Advisory Circle: As The Crow Flies

The Advisory Circle: As The Crow Flies
Buy on Amazon As the Crow Flies - The Advisory Circle

Ursula Bogner: Sonne = Blackbox

Ursula Bogner: Sonne = Blackbox
Buy on Amazon  Sonne = Blackbox - Ursula Bogner

Brett Domino: Songs Off Youtube

Brett Domino: Songs Off Youtube
Buy on Amazon Songs Off Youtube - Brett Domino

The High Llamas Talahomi Way: Talahomi Way

The High Llamas: Talahomi Way
Buy on Amazon Talahomi Way - The High Llamas

Hong Kong In The 60s: My Fantoms

Hong Kong In The 60s: My Fantoms
Buy on Amazon My Fantoms - Hong Kong In The 60s

Klangverstedet: Klangverstedet

Klangverkstedet: Klangverkstedet

Little Roy: Battle for Seattle

Little Roy: Battle for Seattle
Buy on Amazon Battle for Seattle - Little Roy

Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica: Third River Rangoon

Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica: Third River Rangoon
Buy on Amazon Third River Rangoon - Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica

Oxykitten: The Streets Were Paved With Circuit Boards

The Streets Were Paved With Circuit Boards

William Shatner: Seeking Major Tom

William Shatner: Seeking Major Tom
Buy on Amazon Seeking Major Tom - William Shatner

Happy New Year's Eve

We here at the Moonbase would like to thank all our listeners, Twitter followers and Facebook fans for all your loyal support throughout 2011 and hope you continue to put up with the strangeness in 2012.

To see you into the New Year, here's Zooey Deschanel (on the ukulele no less) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt enquiring as to what are you doing on New Year's Eve.

Ms Deschanel's new series, New Girl, commences at 8:30pm on 6 January on Channel 4.

Source: Boing Boing

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Kristnaskon Movies

Three of the tunes in this week's Christmas special can be enjoyed visually as well as audibly. First, here's a fan-made video to accompany Sean O'Hagan's beautiful Christmas song from 2010, Kabon's Christmas:

Next up is the bonkers and sadly all-too-brief Punjabi version of Jingle Bells, an animation by Nupur Bhargava. Thanks to Brad Yost of the Exotica Mailing List for bringing this one to our attention:

And thanks to listener Michelle for pointing out that there is a video of Natalia Paruz performing Silent Night on the musical saw:

PMB060: Gajan Kristnaskon (Booker T and the MGs, Georghe Zamfir, Sean O'Hagan, Tracy Thornton, Natalia Paruz, The Mistletoe Disco Band)

PMB060: Gajan KristnaskonFestive lunar greetings to all our listeners for this week's all-Christmas special! On this week's show we bring you a selection of well-known Christmas favourites played in some very unusual ways. We have a version of the Twelve Days of Christmas where partridges and gold rings are entirely absent and a version of Last Christmas which may cause you to rethink the oeuvre of Wham. We also have a rather lovely original Christmas song from Sean O'Hagan of the High Llamas.

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The Music

1.Tracy Thornton: Deck the Halls (Bonus Carribean Christmas) from Steel Drum FeverBuy on AmazonSteel Drum Fever - Tracy Thornton
2.P4KO: Jingle Bells (8Bit Version) from N4V1D4D 2010Free
3.The Mistletoe Disco Band: We Three Kings from More Christmas DiscoBuy on AmazonMore Christmas Disco (Remastered) - The Mistletoe Disco Band
4.Twelve Girls Band: Last Christmas from Twelve Girls of ChristmasBuy on AmazonTwelve Girls of Christmas - Twelve Girls Band
5.Booker T. & The MG's: Winter Wonderland from Wish You Too Best Christmas EverBuy on Amazon
6.Santa's Party Players: Sleigh Ride from Beatboxing Xmas Party MusicBuy on AmazonBeatboxing Xmas Party Music - Santa's Party Players
7.Hawaii Calls, The Hawaii Calls Orchestra And Chorus: Numbah' One Day of Christmas / the 12 Days of Christmas from A Merry Hawaiian ChristmasBuy on AmazonA Merry Hawaiian Christmas - Hawaii Calls & The Hawaii Calls Orchestra And Chorus
8.vim: when a child is bored from the 8bits of christmasFree
9.Nupur Bhargava: Bhangra indian Jingle Bells balle balle Merry ChristmasWatch
10.Sean O'Hagan: Kabon's Christmas from Christmas SongsBuyWatch
11.Natalia Paruz: Silent Night - Reprise from Hark! An Angel SingsBuy on Amazon
12.Gheorghe Zamfir: White Christmas from The Feeling of ChristmasBuy on AmazonThe Feeling of Christmas - Gheorghe Zamfir

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