This week we welcome back Mark Blood....


"Wow - I was thrilled to be asked to submit a second collection of tracks to the Dusk Dubs crew! Thanks a lot, folks!


As before, these are tracks that bring back fond memories or which stopped me dead the first time I heard them.



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1) African Headcharge - Dervish Chant [Songs Of Praise] 1990 

2) H.U.V.A. Network - Overload (Putput Mix) [Distances] 2004 

3) Led Zeppelin - Dazed And Confused [Led Zeppelin] 1969 

4) Cream - I Feel Free [Fresh Cream] 1966 

5) Kino Oko - The Doggy Bag [The Doggy Bag EP] 2009 

6) The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition [Conditions] 2009 

7) Broker / Dealer - To Hear The Fires [Initial Public Offering] 2003 

8) Philip Glass - Return To The Hive [1000 Airplanes On The Roof] 1989 

9) Muse - Knights Of Cydonia [Black Holes and Revelations] 2006 

10) Bungle - Move On [Move On] 2009 


The stories: 

1) African Headcharge - Dervish Chant [Songs Of Praise] - Kicking off with African Head Charge's Dervish Chant from 1990, this track was an eye opener. I'd heard dub and reggae in various forms, but this was the first time I had heard any form of 'tribal' dub. OMG! I was in aural heaven. I was living in York at the time and a guy I was sharing a house with had just bought it. I remember both of us being totally zoned into the whole album. 

2) H.U.V.A. Network - Overload (Putput Mix) - H.U.V.A. Network's Overload from 2004 is from an album I bought on impulse simply because I thought the cover was cool. The album *is* cool, but I really like this track for its trancy, mesmerising vibe. 

3) Led Zeppelin - Dazed And Confused - I love Led Zeppelin's Dazed And Confused from 1969 for its bass riff. When the track starts it is like listening to the equivalent of melted chocolate - you don't want it to stop :) Not only that, the solo is fabulous. This is one of those 'perfect' tracks that works for me from beginning to end. I first heard it when I was in my mid-teens. I probably 'performed' some of my first 'air-guitar' with this... 

4) Cream - I Feel Free - Another 60's track (1966), I Feel Free by Cream is a great up-beat tune that makes me smile. Another memory from my teens. 


5) Kino Oko - The Doggy Bag - The Doggy Bag (2009) was the first Kino Oko track I heard. I had just discovered the Digital Diamonds netlabel and was taken by Kino Oko's unique brand of progressive techno. I have nearly everything he has released, his passion and dedication makes his music stand out from the crowd. 

6) The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition - Sweet Disposition (2009) is a track that will always remind me of a dear friend who is no longer with us. He used to play this a lot and I always enjoyed listening to it. As Big Chris says at the end of Lock, Stock and To Smoking Barrels - It's been emotional. 


7) Broker / Dealer - To Hear The Fires - Boker / Dealer's To Hear The Fires (2003) was another impule purchase. Man, was I pleased with this! The entire album is a gem, but this track is a beauty! 


8) Philip Glass - Return To The Hive - Philip Glass has had a massive impact on my musical adventures. I first heard his unique form of minimal classical music when I saw Koyaanisqatsi. After I watched the film I proceeded to pick up any of his works when I saw them. Return To The Hive (1989), is from 1000 Airplanes On The Roof. The album is described as a science-fiction music drama. It features Linda Ronstadt whose voice becomes an instrument in its own right. Probably one of my favourite albums by Philip Glass and one which always gets me deep down inside. 

9) Muse - Knights Of Cydonia - Knights Of Cydonia is from Muse's 2006 release Black Holes and Revelations. What strikes me about this is its punchy, energetic driving vibe. You can dance to it, you can get out your air-guitar, you can simply sit and tap your foot - but it always sounds just great :) 

10) Bungle - Move On - Last track is Bungle's Move On from 2009. Another positive, energy-driven roller-coaster, this tune makes me want to stop what I'm doing and get up and dance. Every time :)