Author Archives: The U.C.

The imminent second album of Francois Peglau

Unhappy Clef alumni will certainly remember Francois Peglau, whose December 2010 debut The Imminent Failure Of was a stirring call to arms, even if some of the tracks were armed with ukulele or a drink coupon for comedy improv. Those … Continue reading

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Stream: Dead End Angels, by How To Disappear Completely

Dead End Angels is a seamless, grayscale, amorphous work. At times glacial and symphonic, at others vaguely industrial, haunting, the album is a levelheaded triumph. Stream this and more of Poland-based How To Disappear Completely at Bandcamp.

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Video: “Ghost,” by ERAAS

Post-Apse era duo ERAAS have put their incantations to film in the promotional video for “Ghosts,” from their 2012 self-titled debut. Word has it that Jeff Owens plays the unlucky schmoe who gets filleted in the video’s closing frames. Owens … Continue reading

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“Chikni Chameli,” from Agneepath (2012)

You really have to love year-end lists. From this Digital Spy list comes a terrific Bollywood clip. It’s “Chikni Chameli” (Katrina Kaif), from the 2012 remake of the 1990 film Agneepath. It is written by Ajay-Atul, sung by Shreya Ghoshal … Continue reading

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Video: “The Thunder May Have Ruined The Moment,” by Vieo Abiungo

William Ryan Fritch and Pete Munro — the creative team behind Vieo Abiungo’s Thunder May Have Ruined The Moment — have set the title track to video. It’s called Dryads. Shall we…?

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The Collected Clef

Some fjords and fiddly bits: 1. The Music Industry Has 99 Problems. And They Are… 2. Beijing spends a billion to get China rocking 3. Making Cents 4. Last Words….. (plenty of MP3 files, but none of them are songs)

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Merry Christmas: In a Lonely Place, by Tape Loop Orchestra

Stream a sample from “I Died When She Left Me” below, and order from Facture here (release date is tomorrow, Christmas Day 2012). This one promises to be pale and unsteady, complex and indulgent. Tape Loop Orchestra is Andrew Hargreaves, … Continue reading

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