SMK114 – Phantom Tinnitus

It was a Tuesday in February 2008 show number #37 at SUB071. A Swedish band called Talking To Teapots with Martin Månsson Sjöstrand singing. I believe it was Geert of The Black Atlantic who made the suggestion. It turned into a very poppy Tuesday with the help of the girl band The Cuties.

Now 10 years later and Martin Månsson Sjöstrand is still going strong with Dog, paper, submarine! We asked him for a mixtape and he made us this one enjoy some Swedish Delights.

SMK113 – Deze Software is Shareware – Plz never Unsubscribe

Hot from the NZ-NL leyline Deze Software is Shareware’s latest release bumps and blurts and squeaks its way through a good 14 minutes of your life, inducing a pleasantly mild trance-like state if you stick with it. Don’t forget to lick your fingers after you’ve finished your crisps.

This is a meditative track: Glitchcore for dreamers, washed up on Ogyia, where they’ve just built a data processing complex disguised as a scrap yard. You can see Calypso, she’s over in the corner headbanging in the back seat of an old Megane, whilst Odysseus flicks the headlamps on and off. Bedroom rayvahs! This is the sound of your Gif addiction. Code has a beating heart, kiddos! For light relief we can turn to a sample of a preacher who tells us all about God’s grace, crucifixion and an unnamed unpardonable sin. Tuning the dial, C21st style. We’re doomed!

SMK112 | Timo Croes – Haring met Uitjes

“Een neusje voor iets hebben” that’s what they say about people who can smell a one-hit-wonder from a mile away. Others just like the smell of “Haring met Uitjes”. Timo Croes just created this made of a playlist with some “verse vangst”. Enjoy!

SMK111 – Kathi Sheasby – Not Just Boys Fun

Another tape release for all the Smikkellovers. This one is a heavy one. It’s a tape with 100! songs for all the hardcore fans out there. Not compiled by some iron pumping, no neck jock… nope, it’s by Kathi Sheasby.

You might have run into her in the moshpit while you were trying to enjoy some fancy draft beer and fixing your beard. She probably pushed or bumped into you to make sure you joined the fun or just make room. She is everywhere and will pick up that special limited run of purple vinyl by the band you never heard off till it’s too late.

So press play on this mixtape and let her teach you a lesson in must-haves. Yes, guys watch out because it’s “Not Just Boys Fun” anymore.

SMK110 | Chlorine – The Wanting Seed

Avance Romance! Chlorine may come from a place where grown men shit on football seats but this latest offering is high romance and beauty and magnificence writ large. Fuckers, if William Langland was alive today he’d be composing his rhymes to this on his Walkman. ‘Telt’ glides through the nineteenth century on a swan’s back; it really is the lost cousin of side two of Low. And the title track is as good if not better as Peter Gabriel’s Last Temptation of Chris [sic], a Toulouse Lowtraxtastic shuffle that goes on for about 3 weeks. There are some primetime investigations into the art of getting out of your bonce, too; quiet raving at the tea rooms man, easy on the jazz and high on the Head shops is what ‘My Jealous Levels’ is all about. ‘DoubleDropp’ is a memory of a rave in 90’s NL whilst ‘Pubclique’ got left behind in the tap room after Studio G closed down. And ‘Puddledress’ channels Moebius & Plank through the Wifi in Greggs. Inspiring stuff. Does this lad release anything but classics?

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