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by Honorio
Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hard drive crash! :((
Replies: 36
Views: 12002

Re: Hard drive crash! :((

Oh, I'm so sorry, Henrik. And I'm afraid I can't lend a hand now, and I won't be able till November. But I'll let you know then, you can count on me for that.
:( :( :( :( :(
by Honorio
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 2.8
Replies: 14
Views: 3922

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 2.8

I love your peptalks/taglines, Brad! Me too!! 1. Mary Margaret O'Hara - Miss America vs. Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One An American ladies duel (oddly enough Amerykah faced Amerikkka in the previous round as Jirin pointed then). Two very good albums that pushed the limits of their own styles m...
by Honorio
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hard drive crash! :((
Replies: 36
Views: 12002

Re: Hard drive crash! :((

What happened with that? There was happy ending? Did you recovered it? How much it costed? I can donate also if you need it...
by Honorio
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 2.7
Replies: 15
Views: 3772

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 2.7

This week is less interesting (IMHO) than previous weeks but anyway... 1. Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue vs. Supergrass - In It for the Money The Supergrass album is quite good, Britpop gaining depth and complexity without losing some amusing hooliganism (if I'm allowed to yuxtapose thos...
by Honorio
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone (France) - Les 100 meilleurs albums live
Replies: 2
Views: 2913

Re: Rolling Stone (France) - Les 100 meilleurs albums live

Of course, Henrik, no hurry at all.
by Honorio
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: Rolling Stone (France) - Les 100 meilleurs albums live
Replies: 2
Views: 2913

Rolling Stone (France) - Les 100 meilleurs albums live

I stumbled upon this list on a recent trip to France. The 13th special edition of the French Rolling Stone published on August of 2012 features "les 100 meilleurs albums live" ("the Best 100 Live Albums"). I found it wandering through the magazine shops of Paris-Orly airport, otherwise I probably ha...
by Honorio
Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Guess the cover - Henrik/Nicolas meeting in Stockholm
Replies: 7
Views: 2170

Re: Guess the cover - Henrik/Nicolas meeting in Stockholm

Hey, boys (and girls), great great photo!! It makes me feel really really jealous, you had for sure a great time together. Giving the fact that next year we'll be in Ireland and we will be four, why not an U2 cover this time? This one maybe? We will need a hat (and a wig, haha). I could play Adam Cl...
by Honorio
Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 2 - North Africa
Replies: 9
Views: 3887

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 2 - North Africa

Second round = shorter comments (or at least that's what I'm going to try, althought I'm afraid I won't be able, lol). Bracket 2.1.1 Cheb Mami - Yo Yo (Algeria, 1990) Omar Khorshid - Raqsed El Fadaa (Egypt, 1974) We have three Algerian raï artists on this round 2 and probably Cheb Mami is the least ...
by Honorio
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best Albums And Songs of 1995
Replies: 76
Views: 23831

Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1995

Some minor changes on my old list (basically to raise the position of Vic Chesnutt, Jayhawks and Teenage Fanclub albums and songs). ALBUMS: 1. PJ HARVEY “To Bring You My Love” (#63 in my all-time list) 2. GORAN BREGOVIC “Music Inspired and Taken from Underground” (#79) 3. BJÖRK “Post” 4. TINDERSTICK...
by Honorio
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 2.6
Replies: 14
Views: 3844

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 2.6

1. Tim Buckley - Goodbye and Hello vs. Jackson Browne - Running on Empty The most difficult bracket of the week. On the surface we got two introspective singer-songwriters so it's supposed that they could sound similar, but in the end we got two very different approaches to the style, vocally (both ...
by Honorio
Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 2.5
Replies: 16
Views: 4452

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 2.5

Some brief comments from Lorient, Morbihan, Britanny, France. 1. Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes vs. Van Morrison - Veedon Fleece I love the Os Mutantes debut, tropicália will never sound so exciting again, probably I would have voted for them on any other bracket or even against the 95% of the Van Morris...
by Honorio
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern Europe (Part 2)
Replies: 10
Views: 3816

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern Europe (Part 2)

A quick answer (well, not that quick really) before traveling tomorrow to Brittany (Bretagne in France), third travel to France in a year, it seems that I liked it!! The same day that we will come to France Nicolas will leave for Sweden and a few days before Stephan travels to Italy (enjoy your trip...
by Honorio
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 2.4
Replies: 17
Views: 4479

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 2.4

The Hermit of Mink Hollow was a high point in my view. Oops! Wrong Planet has the somewhat syrupy but wonderful "Love Is the Answer." If you haven't listened to them yet, I highly recommend the Paul Weller efforts as part of The Style Council. Yes, Henry, I enjoyed a lot "Hermit", it was his breaki...
by Honorio
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hard drive crash! :((
Replies: 36
Views: 12002

Re: Hard drive crash! :((

Well, nicolas and Henrik, sorry for the invitation without consulting you before... but I knew you were going to agree. :D
I'm really glad to have Dan on board, many thanks for coming!!! You won't regret it!!
Another one? Miguel? Stephan?
by Honorio
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern Europe (Part 1)
Replies: 19
Views: 5801

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern Europe (Part 1)

Hi, Michel and Jirin. It's great to have you back!
I knew that the brackets 1 and 4 were going to be the more disputed but I agree with the final results (nicolas, great picture!). I expected instead more support to Alkistis Protopsalti, "Suspiria" swept "S'agapo" completely.
by Honorio
Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Hard drive crash! :((
Replies: 36
Views: 12002

Re: Hard drive crash! :((

Then this morning... Bang! I got a blue screen and when I try to restart the computer it does not boot. Probably the hard drive has crashed. My brother will help me to recover the data tomorrow, if possible. Oh, it’s tragic. Hope that tomorrow you can recover everything on your hard drive. I’m sure...
by Honorio
Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 2.4
Replies: 17
Views: 4479

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 2.4

Before Georgie appears and jumps all over you, please note that Pretzel Logic was Steely Dan's 3rd album Sorry for my incorrect grammar, I wanted to say that before that show I only knew three albums, the first one ("Can't Buy a Thrill", I know), the third ("Pretzel Logic") and the seventh ("Gaucho...
by Honorio
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 2.4
Replies: 17
Views: 4479

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 2.4

1. Wire - 154 vs. Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R Mmm, very interesting bracket. Two guitar-based bands that were at this moment of their careers expanding the sounds within its style, post-punk and stoner-rock. But with very different results, while Queens of the Stone Age met with instant acclai...
by Honorio
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern Europe (Part 1)
Replies: 19
Views: 5801

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern Europe (Part 1)

Welcome, Otis! The whole Spanish team of AM rooting for our music! :happy-partydance: There are many other excellent songs on that album, and perhaps "La leyenda del tiempo" is my favourite because it was the first Camarón song I heard, but I love the fun yet confident sway of that song (especially ...
by Honorio
Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Don't forget the AM Foreign World Cup!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2067

Re: Don't forget the AM Foreign World Cup!!

Hey, nicolas, many thanks for this! :D
by Honorio
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern Europe (Part 1)
Replies: 19
Views: 5801

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern Europe (Part 1)

It's quite sad that when the music of my country comes to this game the participation has declined that much, the average of participants during the first half of the game was almost 11 voters per week (mean 10.92, range 10 to 16) but on the second half it has decreased till less than 8 (mean 7.63, ...
by Honorio
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern Europe (Part 1)
Replies: 19
Views: 5801

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern Europe (Part 1)

Sorry Stephan but it should be Southern Europe, isn't it?
The Spotify playlist with the 8 songs.
by Honorio
Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 2.3
Replies: 13
Views: 3980

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 2.3

Just came back from Bilbao, I went to the BBK Live Festival, I was able to see parts of the concerts by Mumford & Sons (very good!), We Are Augustines (intense), The Kooks (nothing special), Four Tet (boring but with interesting aspects), Triángulo de Amor Bizarro (roaring but without interesting as...
by Honorio
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Australia/Pacific (Part 2)
Replies: 10
Views: 4000

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Australia/Pacific (Part

Bracket 3.4.5 Fiji Phoenix Choir - Lutu Sobu Na Yakavi (Fiji, 1990s?) King Nawahi's Hawaiians - Maui No La Ka Oi (USA, 1930) Nicolas against himself again (no surprise because nicolas nominated half of the song on this Pacific part). Both pleasant and delicious songs, it makes you want to go right n...
by Honorio
Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Australia/Pacific (Part 2)
Replies: 10
Views: 4000

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Australia/Pacific (Part

The Spotify playlist with 4 more songs including "Maui No La Ka Oi".
by Honorio
Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 2.2
Replies: 15
Views: 3450

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 2.2

My choices in blue 1. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes vs. Keith Jarrett - The Köln Concert I know I should like Tom Petty, I like the musicians he likes (Dylan or The Byrds to state the obvious), I like his honest and humble attitude and I've enjoyed quite a lot the two albums o...
by Honorio
Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Australia/Pacific (Part 1)
Replies: 18
Views: 5920

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Australia/Pacific (Part

Hey, many thanks, Zorg! We were in bad need of more participants here...
by Honorio
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Australia/Pacific (Part 1)
Replies: 18
Views: 5920

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Australia/Pacific (Part

Bracket 3.4.1 Alfred Apaka & His Hawaiians - Na Moku Eha (USA, 1949) Coloured Stone - Black Boy (Australia, 1984) The change of "Australia" by "Black Boy", the aboriginal band's anti-racist first single, increased the chances of Coloured Stone. Anyway it cannot compete IMHO against the delicious son...
by Honorio
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Australia/Pacific (Part 1)
Replies: 18
Views: 5920

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Australia/Pacific (Part

The Spotify playlist with only 4 more songs but including "Australia" and "Les femmes d’Amérique".
by Honorio
Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The one that hooked you
Replies: 19
Views: 5433

Re: The one that hooked you

Great thread, especially after HRS's post. HRS, many thanks for opening your heart to us. It was really fascinating to see your very unique way of growing up. And, yes, female singers are possibly the best point to start, usually teen boys begin listening to macho styles like metal or hip-hop that h...
by Honorio
Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Spanish indie
Replies: 8
Views: 2841

Re: Spanish indie

I got now some time to spend at the computer so maybe it’s time to do some catch-up on some interesting threads that I haven't participated. First this one of Spanish indie music but I'm afraid I don't have much more to add to my Spanish colleagues. In particular Miguel selection is awesome, with ex...
by Honorio
Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 2.1
Replies: 17
Views: 4515

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 2.1

Second round, maybe it's time for some comments: 1. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy vs. Kate Bush - The Kick Inside Gold prize to innovation vs. formula. While Zep was a widely innovative band (they created with their 4 first albums a whole style that for good or bad is here to stay) in their fift...
by Honorio
Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1994
Replies: 87
Views: 26538

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1994

No time (again) this month to edit my 2007 votes. So, ALBUMS: 1. PORTISHEAD “Dummy” (#65 in my all-time list) 2. BLUR “Parklife” (#84) 3. JEFF BUCKLEY “Grace” 4. TLC “CrazySexyCool” 5. JOHNNY CASH “American Recordings” 6. FAMILY “Un soplo en el corazón” 7. SUEDE “Dog Man Star” 8. ALI FARKA TOURÉ wit...
by Honorio
Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern America (Part 2)
Replies: 9
Views: 3953

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern America (Part 2

The Spotify playlist with 6 more songs, including the Yma Sumac one. Bracket 2.4.5 Los Espléndidos - Muchacha provinciana (Peru, 1970?) Ástor Piazzolla - Oblivion (Argentina, 1984) Charlie Driggs selected an splendid sample of the sound of Chicha, a Peruvian style that incorporates "the distinctive ...
by Honorio
Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 1.16
Replies: 20
Views: 4091

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 1.16

4 easy decisions for me this week:
1. Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One
2. Tom Waits - Alice
3. Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny
4. Thomas Newman - American Beauty
by Honorio
Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 1.15
Replies: 22
Views: 5655

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) Round 1.15

Great week, especially brackets 2 and 3 were really strong
1. Mary Margaret O'Hara - Miss America
2. Richard Hawley - Coles Corner
3. The Style Council - Our Favourite Shop
4. Betty Davis - Nasty Gal
by Honorio
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern America (Part 1)
Replies: 16
Views: 5278

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern America (Part 1

The Spotify playlist with 6 songs. Outstanding week! Bracket 2.4.1 Melingo - Corazón & hueso (Argentina, 2011) Frank Harris with María Márquez - Canto del pilón (Venezuela, 1985) Very interesting song from Venezuela that it's completely new to me, like many artists in this wonderful (but each week w...
by Honorio
Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.14
Replies: 11
Views: 3000

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.14

1. The Upsetters - Super Ape
2. Aphex Twin - ...I Care Because You Do
3. Rachid Taha - Diwân
4. Sonic Youth - NYC Ghosts & Flowers
by Honorio
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern Africa (Part 2)
Replies: 11
Views: 4189

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern Africa (Part 2)

Bracket 1.4.5 Amayenge - Ukuilondola (Zambia, 1979) Miriam Makeba - Qongqothwane (The Click Song) (South Africa, 1960) I've listened to some Amayenge songs on You Tube and they are quite good, listen for instance to Munise Munise (1988) but not the nominated song. Anyway I doubt they could dethrone ...
by Honorio
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern Africa (Part 2)
Replies: 11
Views: 4189

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern Africa (Part 2)

The Spotify playlist with only 4 new songs. Stephan, the version of "Qongqothwane" you posted is good but I prefer the 1960 version from the first US album of Miriam Makeba (those handclaps sound like thunder!). And no, Stephan, no traces of the Amayenge song...
by Honorio
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Is the Beach Boys' "Smile" (2011) eligible for AM?
Replies: 10
Views: 4673

Re: Is the Beach Boys' "Smile" (2011) eligible for AM?

Well, the answer is not easy. If we consider the complete box set with "The Smile Sessions" almost 90% probably was previously unreleased officially. But if we consider the "Smile" album per se it's the opposite. Let's see: - "Good Vibrations" and "Heroes and Villains" were released as singles (in O...
by Honorio
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.13
Replies: 17
Views: 4595

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.13

1. Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue
2. Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy
3. Paul Simon - The Rhythm of the Saints
4. Future Bible Heroes - Memories of Love

Same votes as Greg
by Honorio
Wed May 30, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1993
Replies: 92
Views: 32032

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1993

My "old" list with the inclusion of Bryars and Taha on the songs list. ALBUMS: 1. BJÖRK “Debut” (#11 in my all-time list) 2. PJ HARVEY “Rid of Me” 3. TINDERSTICKS “Tindersticks” 4. THE BOO RADLEYS “Giant Steps” 5. LEMONHEADS “Come on Feel the Lemonheads” 6. SUEDE “Suede” 7. NIRVANA “In Utero” 8. RED...
by Honorio
Tue May 29, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern Africa (Part 1)
Replies: 10
Views: 4222

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Southern Africa (Part 1)

The Spotify playlist with 7/8 songs, including the studio version of "Malaso". Bracket 1.4.1 Oliver Mtukudzi - Ndima Ndapedza (Zimbabwe, 1999) Miriam Makeba & The Skylarks - Inkomo Zodwa (South Africa, 1959) Absolutely delicious "Tuku music" from Zimbabwe, encapsulating most of the aspects that make...
by Honorio
Sat May 26, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Western Europe (Part 2)
Replies: 16
Views: 4480

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Western Europe (Part 2)

Phew, I was getting afraid of being the only one voting this week.
Hi nicolas, you can find on the net translations of “Testament” to both French and English.
by Honorio
Sat May 26, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Storytelling (spoken word) songs
Replies: 20
Views: 7567

Re: Storytelling (spoken word) songs

Wow, Henrik, that was really scary. You can read here the lyrics but also the reaction that the song produced to a young girl that was also raped. But talking about screams and storytelling, how about Suicide's "Frankie Teardrop"? Not exactly spoken word but scary for sure. http://www.youtube.com/wa...
by Honorio
Fri May 25, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.12
Replies: 17
Views: 4874

Re: Moderately Acclaimed 3 (MA3) - Round 1.12

I’m enjoying a lot this MA3 game, even if I didn't participate in the nominations part. Every weekend the same ritual, I open three windows (one for Wikipedia, other for Allmusic and another one for Rate Your Music) and I listen every album on Spotify or Grooveshark while I read the comments on thes...
by Honorio
Tue May 22, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Storytelling (spoken word) songs
Replies: 20
Views: 7567

Re: Storytelling (spoken word) songs

Great thread, Henrik, I love storytelling in music too. And I agree with Jirin, Nick Cave and Tom Waits are the masters here. Listen for instance the great "Frank's Wild Years" from "Swordfishtrombones" (1983). Spoken word can't get better http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fsBj65IODk Well, that wasn't...
by Honorio
Mon May 21, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Western Europe (Part 2)
Replies: 16
Views: 4480

Re: AM Foreign World Cup: Round 1 - Western Europe (Part 2)

The Spotify playlist with only 3 more songs. Bracket 4.3.5 Jacques Brel - Les bourgeois (Belgium, 1962) Zeb - Sufism (Italy/France??, 2001) As nicolas and Stephan noticed, "Sufism" is wrongly attributed to Gotan Project but you only need to listen a few seconds to realize that this is NOT Gotan Proj...