Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Now Playing – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ

Music for your listening pleasure from James Blake, Velvet Underground (pictured), Girls Names, Gesaffelstein and Somadrone,

Fri, Nov 8, 2013, 09:00


James Blake “Overgrown” (Atlas)

The Mercury judges strike gold and give the gong to Blake for his fine second album.

The Velvet Underground “Run Run Run” (Verve)

Paying tribute to the late Lou Reed with the best song you’ll hear this week originally written on the back of an envelope.

Girls Names “The New Life (David Holmes’ remix)” (Tough Love)

A reminder to go back to one of the albums of the year as David Holmes add width and depth to the title track.

Gesaffelstein “Aleph” (Parlophone)

Superb spine-tingling noir-tronica symphonies from Mike Levy’s debut album.

Somadrone “The First Wave” (Bodytonic)

Redneck Manifesto chap Neil O’Connor’s new album of bright-as-a-button and magnificently moody wigouts. “Striding On Rhyme” from the album below