A Look Back At 2011 – A Hawk And A Hacksaw, Battles, Cabaret Voltaire

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A Hawk And A Hacksaw – Cervantine (L.M. Dupli-cation)

Fifth full-length from the duo of Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost – its a follow-up to their 2009 LP Deliverance which came out on Leaf label.

A broomstick and duct tape. That is what the curious Americans used for a mic stand. In a humble house with no running water deep in the Romanian hinterland, they were recording with Fanfare Ciocarlia, one of the world’s top brass bands. A Hawk and A Hacksaw have also found themselves playing with Roma on the streets of Amsterdam and out on the Jaffa road, performing to both Hassids and Palestinians; in a sculptor’s tree house outside of Budapest; and at a Jewish wedding in Pittsburgh where a young boy stared transfixed at the band, ignoring the party revelers, until—with no explanation—tears streamed down his face.

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Tracklist: No Rest For The Wicked | Mana Thelo Enan Andra | Espanola Kolo | Cervantine | Üskudar | Lazslo Lassú | At The Vulturul Negru | The Loser (Xeftilis)

Reviews: Spacerockmountain | Pitchfork | Tiny Mix Tapes |  Drowned In Sound

 

Battles – Gloss Drop (Warp)

Second LP from New York band that features members of Lynx, Don Caballero and Helmet.

While mostly instrumental, the album features contributions from the likes of Gary Numan and Yamataka Eye.

Tracklist: Africastle | Ice Cream | Futura | Inchworm | Wall Street | My Machines | Dominican Fade | Sweetie & Shag | Toddler | Rolls Bayce | White Electric | Sundome

Reviews: Quietus | Pitchfork | Stereogum | Guardian | Washington City Paper

 

Cabaret Voltaire – Johnny YesNo Redux (Mute)

4XCD box set “comprising the original Johnny Yesno film, a new re-imagining of the film alongside 140 minutes of bonus material and 2 CDs including new mixes by Richard H. Kirk plus exclusive tracks.”

Tracklist 

Disc 1  – Premonition (Remix) | News From Nowhere (Remix) | Yashar – Insurgent Mix (Remix) | If The Shadows Could March (Remix) | Loosen The Clamp 2 | Invocation (Remix) | Partially Submerged (Remix) | Hallucination Sequence (Remix) | Invocation 2 (Remix) | The Quarry 2 (Remix)

Disc 2 – Taxi Music 1 (Remix) | Taxi Music 2 (Remix) | Premonition 2 (Remix) | Hallucination Sequence 2 (Remix) | The Quarry (Remix) | Partially Submerged 2 (Remix) | If The Shadows Could March? | Loosen The Clamp (Remix) | Taxi Music 3 (Remix) | Invocation 4 (Remix)

Disc 3 – DVD – Johnny Yesno – Original 1982 version plus trailer

Disc 4 – DVD – Johnny Yesno – Redux 2009

Reviews: Record Collector |  Allmusic


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