Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Nudge (SCQ's Year-End Questionnaire Part III)

It has been a busy year for Brian Foote, taking on production duties for Lotus Plaza’s wonderful debut The Floodlight Collective, completing As Good As Gone – Nudge’s first album in four years – and promoting that brilliant release throughout a European tour. In spite of that hectic schedule, Foote still managed to complete SCQ’s Year-End Questionnaire, offering a slew of records and songs worth investigating. (Photo by Stacie Jaye Meyer)

SCQ: What have been some of your favourite records of 2009?

boat club - 'catch the breeze' cd [luxury]
jon hassell - last night the moon came dropping it's clothes in the street [ecm records]

peaking lights - 'imaginary falcons' lp [night people]
tensnake - 'in the end (i want you to cry)' 12" [running back]
sun araw - heavy deeds [not not fun]
sean mccann - frame of mind [stunned records]
twisted wires 'one night at the raw deal' 12" [italians do it better]

SCQ: Be it from the radio, lost on Myspace or from your roster, what song(s) could you not stop spinning?

runaway - 'dead dog farm' [from 'moments of crisis; i'm a cliche compilation' (i'm a cliche)]
new era - 'maedae maedae' [single track via web]
dj nate - 'may be sum day' [single track via web]
pearl harbor - 'lost at sea' [from 'calistonia dreamin' cdr]
memory cassette - 'asleep at a party' [from 'call&response ep' (acephale)]
diegors feat. r. costa - 'o sea, hello!' [ from 'amigos comeme' 12" (comeme)]

SCQ: Seldom celebrated but crucial to The Album’s identity is cover-art. Can you offer any shortlist of personal favourites from the past year?

jj- 'jj no.2' cd [sincerely yours]
starving weirdos - 'the path of lightning' 2xlp [weird forest]

SCQ: When you look back on what transpired this year, what will stand out as your most memorable musical moment(s) of 2009?

finally releasing the 4th nudge full length and touring it in europe.

SCQ: Most of us probably haven’t thought as far as New Years Eve plans but still, looking forward, what do you have on the horizon for 2010?

full-lengths on audraglint from signaldrift and pulse programming, staying locked in the studio as much as is productively possible

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