Audiosurgeon (the official podcast of Pixelsurgeon)

AudioSurgeon

AudioSurgeon is the official podcast of Pixelsurgeon: movies, games, music, design and tech news chat, plus exclusive interviews. Hosted by the Pixelsurgeon editors, including Jason Arber, Richard May, Sam Gilbey, Alex Wiltshire and Rina Cheung.
AudioSurgeon

Description

AudioSurgeon: the official Podcast from Pixelsurgeon // News, reviews and interviews from the world of design, culture and tech

Link: audiosurgeon.blogspot.com/

Episodes

Audiosurgeon Special: Charlotte Hatherley

Mar 19, 2007

Description:

AudioSurgeon Special: Charlotte Hatherley, Featuring our interview with the lady herself and several tracks from her new album



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In a break from our normal routine, this latest podcast focuses purely on Charlotte Hatherley, the ex-Ash guitarist and singer, and more specifically on the release of her new album, The Deep Blue. We got chance to speak to the lady herself a few weeks before the album release, and she's kindly given us permission to feature several tracks in the podcast too.

You'll hear the following album tracks, in the following order:

Behave
Cousteau
Again
Roll Over (Let It Go)
It Isn't Over
I Want You To Know

Audiosurgeon 007: The (Even More) New Music Issue

Feb 14, 2007

Description:

AudioSurgeon - Episode 007: The (Even More) New Music Issue, Featuring over twenty minutes of uninterrupted new tunes from Amon Tobin, 4hero, Charlotte Hatherley and more...



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We told you we'd be back. Although we can only apologise to all our listeners for howe long it's taken us. We hope you'll both forgive us. We actually recorded some new discussions at Christmas, but somehow, launching a 'best of 2006' podcast when it's already February 2007 just didn't seem like the best plan.

So whilst we promise we will all try and get in the same room as eachother in the near future, for now we bring you something a little different. Sam has got together over 20 minutes worth of uninterrupted music for you to gorge your ears on. And it's all new, coming soon, or only just slightly not quite new. In fact, you'll probably prefer it to the lengthy wittering session that we normally expose you too. So enjoy it while you can, 'cos we'll be wittering on and on about the usual stuff real soon!

MUSIC:

4hero - Morning Child
Album: Play With the Changes
Release Date: Out Now
Label: Raw Canvas
Official Site

Riot in Belgium - La Musique (Relish)
Release Date: Out Now
MySpace

Arrested Development- Miracles
Album: Since the Last Time
Release Date: Out Now
Label: Edel
Official Site

DJ Hell - In Diesem Raum (Trost cover)
Album: Misch Masch Vol.3
Release Date: Out Now
Label: Fine
Official Site

Pop Levi - Mournin' Light
Album: The Return to Form Black Magick Party
Release Date: Feb 16th
Label: Counter Records
Official Site

The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build a Home
Album: Ma Fleur (to be released in May 2007)
Release Date: Out Now (download single)
Label: Ninja Tune
Official Site

Fear of Music - A Blueprint
EP: We are not the Enemy
Label: Faster
Release Date: Out Now
Official Site

Charlotte Hatherley - It Isn't Over
Album: The Deep Blue
Release Date: 5th March
Label: Little Sister Records
Ninja Tune

Yuksek - Composer
Release Date: 19th February
MySpace

Amon Tobin - At the end of the day
Album: The Foley Room (to be released March 5th)
Label: Ninja Tune
Official site

All music used with kind permission. Thanks to 4hero, Laura Seach, James Heather, Lucius Yeo, Ed Bagnall, Steven Colborne and Paula Hartley.

Audiosurgeon 006: The New Music Issue

Oct 17, 2006

Description:

AudioSurgeon - Episode 006: The New Music Issue, Featuring interviews with Aim and the Iconfactory, and new music from TY, Bonobo, The Format, Braintax and more...



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Well it's several weeks late, and for that we can only apologise, but conflicting schedules, workloads and technical 'issues' have just kept holding us back. As a result there's no central discussion this time, although we promise this will return next time. Saying that, at least you don't have to listen to us wittering on about random stuff this time, and can instead enjoy all the extra new music we've found you instead, from Bonobo and Braintax to Dan Arborise and The Format via Squarepusher and DJ Kentaro.

We've also landed two sweet interviews for you; the first with Andy Turner, the man behind Aim, the celebrated UK Hip-Hop act, and the second with Gedeon Maheux from the Iconfactory, the kings of icon design.

And regular listeners will be pleased to know that Ask Rina is back. As ever, let us know your thoughts, and on the right you'll find how to leave questions for Rina.

MUSIC:

Zero DB - Sunshine Lazy
Album: Bongos, Bleeps and Basslines
Release Date: Out Now
Label: Ninja Tune
Official Site

Bonobo - Between the Lines
Album: Days to Come
Release Date: Out Now
Label: Ninja tune
Official Site

Aim - Intro #3
Album: Flight 602
Release Date: Out Now
Pixelsurgeon Review
Label: Atic Records
Official Site

Aim - Birchwood
Album: Flight 602
Release Date: Out Now
Pixelsurgeon Review
Label: Atic Records
Official Site

Ty - What You Want (Taylormade)
Album: Closer
Release Date: Oct 16th
Label: Big Dada
Official Site

Braintax - Pick A Subject (featuring Verb T)
Album: Panorama
Release Date: Oct 23rd
Label: Lowlife
Official Site

The Lemonheads - No Backbone
Album: The Lemonheads
Label: Polydor
Release Date: Out Now
Official Site

Coldcut - Everything is Under Control (DJ Kentaro Remix)
Album: Sound Mirrors - Videos and Remixes
Release Date: 30th October
Label: Ninja Tune
Ninja Tune

Squarepusher - Rotate Electrolyte
Album: Hello Everything
Release Date: 16th October
Label: Warp
Official site

Clark - Vengeance Drools
Album: Body Riddle
Release Date: 2nd October
Label: Warp
Official site

J*S*T*A*R*S - Loose Nuke Threat (Ask Rina theme)
Album: Put Me on a Planet
Release Date: Out Now
Label: Steel Tiger
Official Site

John Smith - Matchbox Man
Album: The Fox and the Monk
Release Date: Out Now
Official Site

Dan Arborise - Beauty Through Her Eyes
Album: Around in Circles
Release Date: Out Now
Pixelsurgeon Review
Label: Just Music
Official Site

The Format - Oceans
Album: Dog Problems
Release Date: Out Now
Label: The Vanity Label
Pixelsurgeon Review
Official Site

All music used with kind permission. Thanks to Laura Seach, Katie and Leanne at Bang On, Aaron Bimpson, Lucius Yeo, Ed Bagnall, Serena Benedict and Emily P at Nettwerk.

Audiosurgeon 005 - The M. Night Shyamalan Issue

Aug 30, 2006

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AudioSurgeon - Episode 005: The M. Night Shyamalan Issue, Featuring interviews with Bey Logan, Hong Kong Cinema Expert, Writer and Producer, and Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe, Directors of Brothers in the Head



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In our fifth issue, we talk about M. Night Shyamalan's distinctive movies, from The Sixth Sense through to Lady in the Water, via Unbreakable and The Village.

On the interview front, Sam chatted to Bey Logan, the Hong Kong cinema expert, writer, producer and occassional actor, who's worked with Jackie Chan, Tony Jaa, and many other action stars. Jason also caught up with Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe, the directors of Brothers in the Head, a movie with an unusual premise; it's about a pair of conjoined twins who are rock stars.

And things aren't half bad on the musical tip either. We've got exclusives from Kid Koala, Yarah Bravo, the Motorettes, and a whole earful more.

'Ask Rina' will be back soon we promise. In the meantime, keep sending your questions to askrina@pixelsurgeon.com.

Comments hugely appreciated...

INTERVIEW: BEY LOGAN (ASIAN VICE-PRESIDENT FOR THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY, WRITER, PRODUCER AND HONG KONG CINEMA EXPERT)
Bey's IMBD page
Warrior King at IMDB
Pixelsurgeon Warrior King review
New Police Story at IMDB
Fearless at IMDB
Pixelsurgeon Fearless review

DISCUSSION: M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN
Official Site
Pixelsurgeon Lady in the Water review

INTERVIEW: KEITH FULTON AND LOUIS PEPE (DIRECTORS OF BROTHERS IN THE HEAD)
Official site
Brothers of the Head at IMDB

MUSIC

Trost - Cowboy
Album: Trust Me
Release Date: Out Now
Label: Four Music
Official Site

The Motorettes - I Am Blisters, I Am
Single to be released October 2nd
Album: The Motorettes
Release date: Out Now
Label: Kitchenware
Official Site

G. Love - Banger (feat. Blackalicious)
Album: Lemonade
Release Date: Out Now
Label: Universal IMS
Official Site

Yarah Bravo and Kid Kanivel (producer) - F.I.R.E. (Freedom Is Real Evolution)
Release Date: September 25th
Official Site

Pete Yorn - Undercover
Album: Nightcrawler
Release Date: 29th August
Label: Red Ink
Official Site

James Dean Bradfield - Still a Long Way to Go
Album: The Great Western
Release Date: Out Now
Label: Columbia
Official Site

Kid Koala - Start Heeeere's Koala!
Album: Your Mom's Favourite DJ
Release Date: 25th September
Label: Ninja Tune
Official Site

All music used with kind permission. Thanks to Lucius Yeo, Laura Norton, Steve Millbourne, Shawn Koonin, Yarah Bravo, Paula Hartley, Daniel Ayers and Laura Seach.

AudioSurgeon 004 - The Cars and Pixar Issue

Aug 11, 2006

Description:

AudioSurgeon - Episode 004: The Cars and Pixar Issue, Featuring interviews with Tommy Pallotta, Producer of a Scanner Darkly, and New Young Pony Club




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After the mammoth 'event' that was Podcast 003, we thought we'd keep things a little more simple this time around, for our own sanity as much as yours. But that hasn't stopped us from scouring the globe for some great interviews and music though. Oh no.

Not only did we get chance to speak with the funky punky New Young Pony Club, we also found time to chat with Tommy Pallotta, the Producer of Richard Linklater's new movie, A Scanner Darkly. And as well as our own discussion about Cars, and the animation institution that is Pixar, you'll hear the usual range of great tunes, from Alice Russell and DJ Spinna, to Assembly Now, The Gossip, and more...

'Ask Rina' is taking a break this issue, but she'll be back, so please keep sending your questions to askrina@pixelsurgeon.com, and with any luck Reen will be able to enlighten you in a future podcast.

As ever, please let us know what you think by leaving a comment.

INTERVIEW: NEW YOUNG PONY CLUB
Official Site
Myspace

DISCUSSION: CARS
Cars Official Site
Pixar Official Site

INTERVIEW: TOMMY PALLOTTA (PRODUCER OF A SCANNER DARKLY)
Official Site
Tommy Pallotta's Myspace page
Watch the first 24 minutes of a Scanner Darkly at IGN

MUSIC

Assembly Now - It's Magnetic
Release Date: August 28th
Label: Kids
Official Site

The Gossip - Standing In the Way of Control
Single to be released at the end of September
Album: Standing in the Way of Control
Release date: 30th July
Label: Back Yard Recordings
Official Site

Alice Russell - Mirror Mirror on the Wolf 'Tell The Story Right' (Bonobo Mix)
Album: Under the Munka Moon II
Release Date: 7th August
Label: Tru Thoughts
Official Site

DJ Spinna - We Can Change the World (featuring Heavy)
Album: Intergalatic Soul
Release Date: Out now
Label: Papa
Official Site

X:144 and SPS - Lose Control
Album: M.E.
Release Date: 26th September
Nonsense Records
Official Site

All music used with kind permission. Thanks to Claire Bartlett, Leanne Mison, Camilla Pearce, Alex Marcou, Deanna Adams and Kelly Shockley.

AudioSurgeon 001 - The Movies and Videogames Issue

Aug 8, 2006

Description:

AudioSurgeon - Episode 001 - featuring Jurassic 5



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It's here at last! The very first Pixelsurgeon Podcast! Games and Movie chat, cool music and an interview with Hip Hop legends Jurassic 5.

Although we're hopefully going to do the podcasts on a weekly basis, they may be a bit random while we find our groove. Hope you like it and don't forget to share your opinions in the comments section!

Episode 001 Show Notes:

SPONSORS
(mt) Media Temple
Industry-leading web hosting and software application services company. We wouldn't be here without 'em!

GAMES

Links coming soon!

MUSIC

The Delays: You and Me
From the album You See Colours
Rough Trade

Gomez: How We Operate
From the album How We Operate
Independiente

Outputmessage: Sommeil
From the album Nebulae (out 26th June)
Melodic Records

Daedelus: Lights Out
From the album Denies the Days Demise
Ninja Tune

Imogen Heap: The Walk
From the album Speak for Yourself
Sony BMG

Ammoncontact featuring Brother J and Cut Chemist: Drum Riders
From the album With Voices
Ninja Tune

Quantic: Meet Me at the Pomegranate Tree
From the album An Announcement to Answer (out 24th July)
Tru Thoughts

Natalie Walker: No One Else (The Vector Warrior Remix)
From the No One Else EP
Original version of the track is from the album Urban Angel (release TBC)
Dorado Records

JURASSIC 5
Official Site
Jurassic 5 MySpace Page
Tracks played:
Work It Out featuring Dave Matthews from the forthcoming album Feedback
I Am Somebody from Power In Numbers

All music used with kind permission. Thanks go to Lucy Beer, Leanne Mison, Laura Norton, David Cooper, Emma Edmondson, Laura Seach, Alex Marcou and The Delays.

MOVIES
United 93
Down in the Valley
The Omen
Mission Impossible III
The Da Vinci Code

X-Men: The Last Stand

AudioSurgeon 003 - The Superhero Issue - Part A

Aug 8, 2006

Description:

AudioSurgeon - Episode 003 - Part A - featuring Rowan Woods, director of Little Fish, starring Cate Blanchett



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It's two weeks late and a dollar short, but feel the width. We had so much stuff for this podcast we had to break it into two parts. Part A features an interview with Rowan Woods, director of gritty Aussie flick Little Fish, featuring Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill and Hugo Weaving. Alex Wiltshire tells us what he thinks of the Nintendo Wii's controller and we have part 1 of Super Hero movie discussion. And of course there is a ton of cool music from Punish the Atom and more.

Please let us know what you think by leaving a comment.

Episode 003 Show Notes:

SPONSORS
(mt) Media Temple
Industry-leading web hosting and software application services company. We wouldn't be here without 'em!

** FULL SHOW NOTES COMING SOON **

MUSIC

Nneka - The Uncomfortable Truth
Single released 21st August
Album: Victim of Truth
Release Date: 18th September
Label: Yo Mamas
Official Site

Quantic - An Announcement to Answer
Album: An Announcement to Answer
Release Date: Out Now
Label: Tru-Thoughts
Official Site

Punish the Atom - First Line in Frankenstein
Single Out Now
Album: I Cry Demolition
Release Date: 14th August
Label: 48Crash
Official Site

Aim (featuring Nico) - Northwest
Single Out Now
Album: Flight 602
Release Date: 18th September
Label: Atic Records
Official Site

Bell X1 - Rocky Took a Lover
Single released August 14th
Album: Flock
Release Date: Out Now
Label: Island
Official Site

Ben Parker - Crooked Lines
Official Site

Fingathing - Superhero Music
Album: Superhero Music
Release Date: Out Now
Label: Grand Central
Official Site

Music used with kind permission. Thanks to Chris Drury, Laura Seach, Alex Marcou, Camilla Pearce, Lucius Yeo, Iain Cooke, Kate Fitzpatrick, Ben Parker, Stephen Phillips, Simon Hotchkiss, Justin Pritchard, Stuart Freeman and David Cirone for their help.

AudioSurgeon 002 - The Jet Li Issue

Aug 8, 2006

Description:

AudioSurgeon - Episode 002 - featuring Plaid and Charli 2na



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It's back - the version of Pixelsurgeon you can listen to while driving the car, potholing and making sweet, sweet love. We have a ton of fabulous stuff: Part 2 of our Jurassic 5 interview, an interview with Plaid and video maker Bob Jaroc, opinions coming out of the wazoo, and music from Mogwai, Plaid, Mojave 3, Bugz in the Attic and more!

Please let us know what you think by leaving a comment.

Episode 002 Show Notes:

SPONSORS
(mt) Media Temple
Industry-leading web hosting and software application services company. We wouldn't be here without 'em!

INTERVIEWS: CHARLI 2NA FROM JURASSIC 5

Official Site
Jurassic 5 MySpace Page
Interscope

INTERVIEW: PLAID AND BOB JAROC

Plaid
Bob Jaroc
Warp

DISCUSSION: JET LI

Fearless review on Pixelsurgeon
Jet Li on IMDB
Jet Li on Wikipedia

OPINION: MYSPACE

Team Surgeon: Pixelsurgeon's MySpace Page
Jason Arber MySpace Page
Sam Gilbey MySpace Page
Richard May MySpace Page
Vitamin: The MySpace Problem

ASK RINA: BEAR VS TIGER

Bear Vs Tiger (Actually Bear vs Lion, but who's counting?)
(NOTE FROM RINA: Bear Vs Liger link found by Alex Amelines. This footage contains scenes which some viewers may find disturbing and offensive. Pixelsurgeon and AudioSurgeon are animal lovers and we hope that the maker of this documentary got a smack in the face.)

Cat chases bear up a tree

You can email your questions for Rina to askrina@pixelsurgeon.com, Skype a message to "audiosurgeon", or if you don't have Skype you can call 020 8133 9828 (+44 20 8133 9828 for calls outside the UK) and leave a message.

MUSIC

Bugz in the Attic - Move Aside
Bugz in the Attic - Consequences
Album: Back in the Dog House
Release Date: 24 July 2006
Label: Nurture
Official Site

Mojave 3 - Breaking the Ice
Album: Puzzles Like You
Release Date: Out Now
Label: 4AD
Puzzles Like You review on Pixelsurgeon
Official Site
Mojave 3 on 4AD

New Flesh - Wherever We Go
Album: Universally Dirty
Release Date: 3 July 2006 (Album) 24 July 2006 (Single)
Label: Ninja Tune
New Flesh on Ninja Tune

Metronomy vs South Central - Trick or Treatz
Album: Pip Paine (Pay Back the £5000 You Owe)
Release Date: Out Now
Label: Holiphonic Records
Holiphonic

Coldcut - Walk a Mile
Album: Sound Mirrors
Release Date: Out Now (Album) 21 August 2006 (Single)
Label: Ninja Tune
Coldcut interview on Pixelsurgeon
Sound Mirrors review in Pixelsurgeon
Coldcut.net
Coldcut's MySpace Page
Coldcut on Ninja Tune

Mogwai - Travel is Dangerous
Album: Mr. Beast
Label: PIAS
Release Date: Out Now
Official Site
Mogwai Podcast (Requires iTunes)

Diesler - Pathos
Album: Keepie Uppies
Release Date: Out Now
Label: Tru Thoughts
Diesler interview on Pixelsurgeon
Official Site
Tru Thoughts

Plaid - The Launching of Big Face
Album: Greedy Baby
Release Date: Out Now
Label: Warp
Official Site
Warp

All music used with kind permission. Thanks to Lucius Yeo, Melanie Gaugl, Laura Seach, Simon Yarde, Ryan Bird, Alex Marcou and Jo Kelly for their help.

AudioSurgeon 003 - The Superhero Issue - Part B

Aug 8, 2006

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AudioSurgeon - Episode 003 - Part B - featuring Bugz in the Attic



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Part 2 of our two part Podcast extravaganza, with almost and hour and three quarters of chat, interviews and music. This half features the second part of our super hero chat and an interview with remixers turned funksters, Bugz in the Attic. And of course there is a ton of cool music from Bonobo and more.

Please let us know what you think by leaving a comment.

Episode 003 Show Notes:

SPONSORS
(mt) Media Temple
Industry-leading web hosting and software application services company. We wouldn't be here without 'em!

** FULL SHOW NOTES COMING SOON **

MUSIC

Fingathing - Superhero Music
Album: Superhero Music
Release Date: Out Now
Label: Grand Central
Official Site

Bonobo - Nightlife (featuring Bajka)
Single Released 14th August
Album: Days to Come
Release Date: 2nd October
Label: Ninja Tune
Official Site

Bugz in the Attic - Inna Row
Album: Back in the Doghouse
Release Date: Out Now
Label: Nurture Records
Official Site
Pixelsurgeon Album Review

Captain - Build a Life
Album: This is Hazelville
Release Date: 14th August
Record Label: EMI
Official Site

G-Ampere - Destroyer's Step
Album: Fresh Cuts from Japan Vol 1
Official Site

Nneka - The Uncomfortable Truth
Single released 21st August
Album: Victim of Truth
Release Date: 18th September
Label: Yo Mamas
Official Site

Music used with kind permission. Thanks to Chris Drury, Laura Seach, Alex Marcou, Camilla Pearce, Lucius Yeo, Iain Cooke, Kate Fitzpatrick, Ben Parker, Stephen Phillips, Simon Hotchkiss, Justin Pritchard, Stuart Freeman and David Cirone for their help.

The Next AudioSurgeon Podcast...

Jun 21, 2006

Description:

In the next AudioSurgeon podcast we'll be discussing MySpace -- amongst other things -- and we want you to have your say. Do you love it? Hate it? Think it's a great place to hang out? Whatever your point of view, we want to hear it.

We also have a new section called "Ask Rina" where you can ask our resident expert Rina Cheung anything you like. She'll attempt to answer any question you can throw at her.

You can email your thoughts, questions and comments to podcast@pixelsurgeon.com or askrina@pixelsurgeon.com, Skype a message to "audiosurgeon", or if you don't have Skype you can call 020 8133 9828 (+44 20 8133 9828 for calls outside the UK) and leave a message. We will read out and play as many comments as we can on the show.