hickensian / Jon Hicks

Graphic designer for print and new-fangled media, based in Oxfordshire. These are my found sounds…

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  1. Troika #6: ‘My Turn to be Poorly’

    The theme for this Troika is a little more esoteric than normal - it’s comedians, singing parody songs, in the style of other artists. Weird Al Yankovic has made a whole career out of this, but these are maybe slightly less well known.

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  2. Troika #5: New Gaze

    Back in the mid-90’s the British Music Press had decided that Shoegaze music was finished, and that if you weren’t Britpop or Grunge you deserved to be mocked. Bands like Slowdive disbanded and explored other genres, but it had left enough quality work to inspire the next generation of bands, nastily called ‘Nu gaze’.

    Show notes: http://hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/troika-5-new-gaze

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  3. Troika #4: Light Music

    So welcome to Troika Episode 4! This one is all about a genre called ‘Light Music’, a form of orchestral music that was at its height in the 1950s and 60s. These were shorter, lighter, more whimsical pieces of music, often used in the soundtracks of films and Pathe News reels.

    Show notes: http://hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/troika-4-light-music

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  4. Troika #3: Music for Cycling

    Episode three is all about music used in Rapha Cycling videos. See http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/troika-3-music-for-cycling for more information

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  5. Bleachers & Grimes - Entropy

    Music video by Bleachers performing Entropy. (C) 2015 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

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    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt0IiGxNntw
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/

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    Tagged with music

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  6. Troika #2 - (not so) Guilty Pleasures

    I heard an interview with Jarvis Cocker (he of PULP fame) where he was asked about ‘guilty pleasures’. His response was ‘there’s no such thing as a guilty pleasure. If it’s music, and you like it, why feel guilty about it?”. Quite right - there’s too much music snobbery. Somehow there’s this rule that certain types of music are to be embarrassed about.

    With that in mind, I want to present three songs on a similar ‘power ballad/rawk’ arena that all come from the 80s/ early 90s. They’re not the kind that get repeated ad-infinitum on commercial radio though.

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  7. Grimes - REALiTi

    Grimes has shared a video for a new track called “REALiTi,” which was shot during her March 2013 tour in Asia. She explained in the video’s description that the song is a demo from the Visions follow-up that she threw out last year. “Lost the ableton file, so its not mixed or mastered,” she writes,” she wrote. “I tried to doctor the mp3 into a listenable state, but it was poorly recorded in the first place and never meant to be heard by anyone, so its a bit of a mess haha.”

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  8. Troika #1: ‘Music for Stars’

    The first edition of Troika is about classical ambient music that’s all connected by Adam Wiltzie from Stars of the Lid. We start with ‘Homemade Mountains’ by Christina Vantzou (who Wiltzie worked with on ‘The Dead Texan’ project), then ‘Don’t bother they’re here’ by Stars of the Lid, and finish with ‘Steep Hills of Vicodin Tears’ by A Winged Victory for the Sullen (Wiltzies’ current collaboration with composer Dustin O’Halloran).

    Stars of the Lid were named after the lightshow you see with your eyes closed, so lie back, pop your headphones on, and without any further interruption from me, lets see where the music takes us!…

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  9. Am I going insane? - a cover the Black Sabbath song by Midlake

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  10. Orbital and Matt Smith perform the Dr Who theme at Glastonbury

    The most recent version of Orbitals ‘Doctor?’ was the best I’ve heard - plus it has Matt Smith helping out twiddle a few knobs and press a few keys. This audio has been taken off the only source I could find - a youtube video - so the quality isn’t the best.

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