Tag Archives: Alaska in Winter

Earth and Space Eagles

I have  two demands today.

1. It’s Erf Day so go do something nice for mother Gaia! Or make a commitment to do something nice all year. I’m vowing to ride my scooter to work most days as soon as it warms up.

2. Check out a new album from one of my favorite bands, Alaska in Winter. Space Eagle is definitely still AIW but with Tron-esque deliciousness sprinkled all over it. I purchased this cassette tape directly from their myspace page and will be getting a poster with the same amazing graphic which I fully intend to  hang in my office at work. As if my Octolope print wasn’t enough. The album is also available in various places in MP3 format. How can you resist something with a description like this (from the band)?

Alaska in Winter has finally finished Space Eagle [the motion picture soundtrack] with nothing but synthesizers and lasers- a musical story intended for the film, “Space Eagle”, which is due to be released winter of 1986.

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Top Albums of 2008

Because I didn’t have this blog at the end of last year, I thought I’d post a list of my favorite albums of 2008. I would probably rearrange the order and swap some out with other albums now, but I’ll post them as I did at the end of December.

#20 Port O’BrienAll We Could Do Was Sing

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Port O'Brien

#19 Titus Andronicus – The Airing of Grievances

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Titus Andronicus

#18 Amadou & Mariam – Welcome to Mali

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Amadou & Mariam

#17 Gang Gang Dance – Saint Dymphna

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Gang Gang Dance

#16 Deerhunter – Microcastle/Weird Era Cont.

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Deerhunter

#15 The Muslims – The Muslims

(Recently changed their name to The Soft Pack)

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The Muslims

#14 High Places – High Places

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High Places

#13 This Will Destroy You – This Will Destroy You

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This Will Destroy You

#12 Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

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Fleet Foxes

#11 DJ Rupture – Uproot

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DJ Rupture

#10 Marnie Stern – This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That is That

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Marnie Stern

#9 The Dodos – Visiter

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Dodos - Visiter


#8 Wolf Parade – At Mount Zoomer

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Wolf Parade

#7 Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago

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Bon Iver

#6 Crystal Stilts – Crystal Stilts

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Crystal Stilts

#5 Portishead – Third

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Portishead

#4 The Foals – Antidotes

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The Foals

#3 Alaska in Winter – Holiday

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Alaska in Winter

#2 Fuck Buttons – Street Horrrsing

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Fuck Buttons

#1 Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles

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Crystal Castles