Monsieur Seb’s Daily Music Suggestion: a Thing of Beauty



I don’t think so. I’m not that type.

For some reason not worth explaining here, I felt like listening to some Love & Rockets this morning.

To my surprise, the only album I have in my iTunes library is Seventh Dream of a Teenage Heaven, their first album from 1985.

I do have their whole discography on CD, just not in iTunes. Note to self: rip L&R albums soon.

Now, 7th Dream is a great album, although it is not my favourite (Earth, Sun, Moon is), but it does contain their most beautiful song and a beauty in and all of itself, regardless of musical genre.

I’d more or less forgotten about it since I hadn’t heard it in a long while, so I was literally blown over all over again when it came on, so I just had to share it with y’all! 🙂

Love & Rockets – Saudade

Monsieur Seb’s Daily Suggestion: 4 bits of Mathématique


I’ve told you about Standing Waltz in a Daily suggestion in April.

As you may or may not know, the band’s drummer, the very excellent Pascale Mercier, also has a side project named Mathématique, which she describes as

“an electro/8bits project from Quebec City, born in december 2008, started by a girl who loves video games and vintage synths.”

I don’t think you need more words.

Listen here

Monsieur Seb’s Daily Music Suggestion: Die Mensch-Maschine


Mute has announced a major reissue programme for our beloved Kraftwerk to be released in early October, as reported here by FACT Magazine.

This reissue will coincide with the 35th anniversary of their Autobahn album.

The reissue, however, will not include the band’s first three albums — Kraftwerk 1 (1970), Kraftwerk 2 (1972), Ralf und Florian (1973) —, focusing on the better known part of their catalog, from Autobahn (1974) to Tour de France (2003), and including The Mix (1993).

Leaving out the first albums and including The Mix is a decision I find questionnable, but hey, I don’t work for Mute, do I?

As for Tour de France, it’s so recent, does it really need a remastered version?

In any case, I don’t want to sound like a party-pooper, I’m really happy about this news!

Entitled 12345678, the reissue will be available in these various formats:

  • 8 individual CDs presented in special slipcases featuring newly expanded artwork, including many previously unseen images all of which have been reproduced to the highest technical standards.
  • CD Box Set containing 8 CDs in ‘mini-vinyl’ card wallet packaging, plus individual large format booklets.
  • 8 individual heavyweight vinyl LPs with large format booklets.
  • Digital downloads

As a mini-grieving for the non-inclusion of their first albums in the reissue, I propose you listen or discover this track:

Kraftwerk – Ruckzuck (from Kraftwerk 1, 1970)
Kraftwerk – Ruckzuck

La suggestion musicale du jour de Monsieur Seb: Nic, t’es où?


Exceptionnellement j’écrirai mon billet d’aujourd’hui en Français puisqu’il s’agit en quelque sorte d’une lettre ouverte à…

Nic B, qui est sans aucun doute l’un des meilleurs DJs que le Québec ait connu.

J’en veux pour preuve ce mix datant (d’autant que ma mémoire se souvienne) d’une dizaine d’années.

À l’époque il avait renversé tout le monde par sa qualité, et il renversera, j’en suis sûr, tous ceux qui ne l’ont jamais entendu.

Nic B – Mix Session 1
Nic B Mix Session 1 (right-click sur la photo pour télécharger)

Or, il fût un temps où lui et moi étions comme les deux doigts de la main (ne vous inquiétez pas, ce n’était pas une main à laquelle il manquait trois doigts!), mais on s’est un peu beaucoup perdus de vue lorsqu’il est retourné vivre à Québec après quelques années à Montréal.

Depuis ce temps, j’ai bien de la difficulté à avoir de ses nouvelles, bien qu’on se soit croisé quelques fois, au Picnik où ailleurs.

Comme nous sommes séparés d’à peine trois semaines en terme d’âge, je tente donc aujourd’hui de lui lancer un message pour qu’il soit de la fête alors que nous allons arriver dans la quarantaine dans environ un mois.

Donne-moi des news, Nic! J’ai plein de trucs à te demander, de nouvelles à prendre, j’aimerais savoir ce que t’écoutes ces jours-ci, comment tu trouves mes mixes, bref essayer de rattraper le temps perdu, un peu!

Monsieur Seb’s Daily Music Suggestion: Holy FUCK!!!

I’ve known for a long while that Jesse Somfay is one outstanding artist in the music world (yes, at large, not just in the electronic one), as his work as a composer has proved many times over.

Now, the man has dropped an even bigger bomb on our avid — and possibly unsuspecting — ears yesterday via SoundCloud.

It came in the form of an astounding three hours and twenty seven minutes mix recorded for Henry Salz’s podcast The Labyrinth.

Again, I’ll let his work speak for itself, but…



I know I have.

And don’t miss his masterpieces A Catch In The Voice and the mind-blowing Fricative White.

Here’s the very impressive tracklist:

01 Atlas Sound – A Ghost Story
02 Brothomstates – In
03 Autechre – Dropp
04 Plaid – Sincetta
05 Brothomstates – Adozenaday
06 Bola – Forcasa 3
07 Plaid – Cedar City
08 Bola – Effanajor
09 Boards of Canada – A Moment of Clarity
10 Boards of Canada – Amo Bishop Roden
11 Wisp – Flat Rock
12 Autechre – Rae
13 Clark – Future Daniel
14 Boards of Canada – Tears from The Compound Eye
15 Boards of Canada – You Could Feel The Sky
16 Burial – Archangel
17 Current Value – Requiem (Balkansky Rework)
18 Burial – You Hurt Me
19 Sneaker Pimps – Spin Spin Sugar
20 Burial – Prayer
21 Nine Inch Nails – In This Twilight
22 Nine Inch Nails – Head Down
23 Portishead – Roads
24 Beck – Chemtrails
25 Radiohead – Scatterbrain
26 Blonde Redhead – Dr. Strangeluv
27 Radiohead – 2+2=5
28 Nine Inch Nails – We’re In This Together
29 Nine Inch Nails – Beside You In Time
30 Torche – Across The Shields
31 Acid King – Bad Vision
32 Kyuss – One Inch Man
33 Oneida – 10:30 at the Oasis
34 That Fucking Tank – Ludwig II Of Bavaria
35 Boris – Farewell
36 Deftones – Minerva
37 Slowdive – Melon Yellow
38 Astrobrite – Amorotic Zoom
39 Sigur Ros – Untitled
40 Belong – I Never Lose. Never Really
41 Grouper – Heavy Water / I’d Rather Be Sleeping
42 Belong – Remove the Inside
43 Ulrich Schnauss – On My Own
44 Ladytron – Tomorrow
45 Radiohead – Let Down
46 Nine Inch Nails – Right Where it Belongs V2