The Barometer: The Mountain Goats; Henry Cowell; Jade Ewen featuring Chipmunk; Lovvers; Atlas Sound; The Very Best
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Friday 21 August 2009
The Mountain Goats Genesis 3:23
Breezily tuneful tale of a man haunting his old home, on chief Goat John Darnielle's new, Bible-themed album.
Henry Cowell Ostinato Pianissimo
Innovative gamelan-influenced percussion and piano piece from 1934; one of many avant-garde treasures in Earle Brown's reissued Contemporary Sound Series.
Jade Ewen featuring Chipmunk My Man (remix)
The Eurovision contender welcomes the dawn of a new urban-pop era with everyone's favourite schoolboy MC.
Lovvers 1-2-3-4 Count
From their recent second album, this track blends giddy surf-pop harmonies with Black Lips-like guitars and even a Richard Hell-esque mid-song breakdown.
Atlas Sound Walkabout
Made with the help of Noah Lennox of Animal Collective this is sublime experimental pop music.
The Very Best Yalira
Another beautiful afropop collaboration from singer Esau Mwamwaya and the Radioclit production team.
'At times I thought he was me'film
Review: One Direction, Fourmusic
Review: The World of Ice and Firebooks
Film More romcom than S&M
Review: The Imitation Gamefilm
Comedy...to show her mastectomy scars
TVNetflix gets cryptic
TV review A moving film showing kids too busy to enjoy their youth
Books Not even a Man Booker prize could save Richard Flanagan from a nomination
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 3 Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'
Christmas 2014: The three most intriguing celebrity panto appearances
Lee Evans announces his retirement from comedy on The Jonathan Ross Show
Beyonce '7/11' music video: Star bounces on bed and films daughter Blue Ivy in lo-fi homage to viral video
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking leaked footage from Lana Del Rey rape video
Claudia Winkleman returns to Strictly Come Dancing as daughter recovers from Halloween fire accident
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'