Histoire D’horreur

Even if Hallowe’en and trick or treating really gets on your tits you should suspend your cynicism for as long as it takes to listen to this mix Andy Votel has done for his Finders Keepers label, made up of forty snippets from obscure European horror soundtracks. This goes way beyond doing the monster mash and pretending to be a zombie. Free download for today only.

Counting Backwards From A Million

Ginger Rogers proving that being a bottle blonde needn’t end up looking too bad- as Tim Burgess has probably failed to do recently. Although if Ginger Rogers has made a better country-soul album than Tim’s Oh No I Love You I’m not aware of it.

The deluxe version of Tim’s album came with a second disc of remixes and this one by Andy Votel is the pick of the bunch (but Factory Floor’s version of White runs it close, sounding like something Factory Records could’ve released in 1983, a latin post punk, punk funk thing). Andy Votel strips away the backing vocals to expose Tim’s lead, adds some funky electro squiggles, toughened drums and some Eastern, snake charmer pipes vibes to make something new and good.

Hours (Andy Votel’s Tandy Love Remix)