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Qu Junktions' highlights of 2008
Published 7 January 2009 by TM

Mark Slater (Qu Junktions/Leaf bookings):

New Brightblack Morning Light LP 'Motion to Rejoin'
Arnaud Rebotini - live at Motion Skate Park
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - live at Fiddlers
My Bloody Valentine - live at the Roundhouse
3 hairy reissues - Dennis Wilson 'Pacific Ocean Blue', The Doors 'Live in Pittsburg', Robert Wyatt
Zbicu 'Jocuri din Bihor' and Mustafa Kandirali - on repeat in Transylvania
Further Madlib productions - Beatkonducta series, Erykah Badu 'The Healer'
A Hawk and A Hacksaw - live on Dartmoor

Chiz Williams (Qu Junktions/Leaf bookings):

Pekko Kappi live at Men Diamler's double album launch night way back in Feb. Still go back there and sit on the stage.
'Marginal Consort' at Instal in Glasgow was live highlight. Eventually made it to Instal and Kill Yr Timid Notion. High class mind altering programmes that criss cross the senses. The Maximum Arousal (with the Cherry Blossoms and MV + EE and The Golden Road) front porch with blood shed and drunken pie also pushed the limits.
The outer/inner space 'Dimension X' album was a real 2 reel unexpected joy for long drives in the car. Defiantly the stereo version for me. B-movie dialogue + some real nice recorded guitar/bass discordance and drums – just seems to work. Worth a buy
Masturbation songs seem to always sound good. Why's 'Good Friday' from the 'Alopecia' album always put a smile on my face, as I came home from school. Plus 'Fungus Moth' live at Venn and at the Junction was just inspired and dangerous and seemed somehow masturbatory.
What stuck. Could not get enough pleasure out of the Soundway Nigerian compilations. The new releases from Arthur Russell and the film 'Wild Combination' were amazing. I can't be over saturated by Arthur's timeless music. Any new Skull Disco or Joker releases also riveted me to the floor.
Dev's 1Xtra morning show is the only way to get out of bed. Trevor Nelson sounds tired.
Songs or riffs, stoned or tanked I did not know what to expect from Harvey Milk live at Supersonic. Curveball epic pub rock 'n' roll or what. Discovery of 2008, should have been years earlier.
Scorces - 'I Turn Into You' DLP gave me the focus, when I needed it but the real find was sadly a old one. I randomly chanced upon (in Cherry Picked records) the Kath Bloom and Loren Connors double CD re-issue 'Sing The Children Over / Sand In My Shoe'. Have been hunting some of their records for years and there they where....magic.

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