Wednesday, 14 December 2011

FREE Christmas EP from Maggie8

Happy (almost) Christmas ! To celebrate, Maggie8 have put their Christmas EP from a few years ago, on Bandcamp for FREE. Get 'em while they're hot.

You can stream it below, or click to download it to fully enjoy whilst stuffing your turkey...

Thursday, 17 November 2011

KORG monotron Delay

Santa, if you're reading this, could I jusy say "YES PLEASE" !

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

New track from Maggie8 - Wedding Dress


Just a quickun to point you in the direction of the new Maggie8 video for "Wedding Dress" (in actual fact it's a mash-up of Wedding Dress and Dum Maro Dum). R.I.P Bert Jansch.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Love the sound of this (Floating Points / Bleep)...

Ace idea of the day:-


Now can someone get me one please !

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Car Alarm Quartet Skins Mash Up Video

Hi all,

As mentioned previously, Car Alarm Quartet contributed the track "Piano Miniature #1" (from the "Experimental Error #1" EP) to a Skins (Channel 4) mash uyp video competition. For some Thursday fun here are a few entries (please feel free to send any more entries our way !):-

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

New Car Alarm Quartet review


There's a new review of Car Alarm Quartet up yonder.


Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Funktechnologie's Crab Nebula featured on Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music CONTINUED !

As a follow on to the last post (which seemed to generate some interest), we thought we'd remind you that there is a FREE Funktechnologie track available from the Occasional Records Sampler ("Sample and Hold #1") along with some other Occasional records luminaries (all FREE !). Alternatively, if your just after some Funk-ster action, you can download Analogue Tony by Funktechnologie (from their debut EP) directly from the link Bandcamp link (hopefully) below:-

Happy Christmas,
Occasional Records

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Funktechnologie featured on Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music


"Crab Nebula" by Funktechnologie (from their eponymous debut EP) was featured on Tom Robinson's radio show on BBC 6 music on Monday. Tracklisting and info is here or you can stream the show (for a week)over here. Failing that the whole of Funktechnologies EP can be streamed here or if you want a 'real' copy, there's still a few CDs knocking abotu over here. It's at this point that I realise I've used the word 'here' far too much err... here.

Over and out,

Occasional Records

Monday, 18 April 2011

New Experimental Error #1 review up on Sirens Sound


Just a quick 'un to point you in the direction of The Siren Sound blog, which has just posted a review of Car Alarm Quartet's Experimental Error#1. Read it HERE !

Bye bye

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Audiograft Video

You remember that Car Alarm Quartet that was used on the Audiograft Jukebox don't you ? Yes ? Yes ? No ?

Well anyway, there is a video up from the event hopefully embedded below and I have to say by all accounts it looks like an interesting event. I wish I'd gone now.... !

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Maggie8 - Charming Lady


A cracking tune/cover/mashup from Leeds band Maggie8. Enjoy:-

Monday, 21 February 2011

The Terminator - Done in 60 Seconds 2011

Word up,

One of Occasional Records regular artists (who shall remain nameless) has contributed to this entry into Empire's Done in 60 Seconds competition (the aim being to reshoot a movie in 60 seconds).

We present to you "The Terminator (or should that be "Toyminator"):-

If you enjoy it please give the entry a vote over at the Done in 60 Seconds website. It's entry no.5, submitted by Dan Gaze.



Wow it's been a busy day for posting !

Just a 'quick un' to point you in the direction of THIS ! Tis the 'jukebox' for this year's Audiograft event, which includes some sound art by Car Alarm Quartet. The piece in question is "Palindrome" taken from their "(Under) Water Music" Ep (OUT NOW) !


Car Alarm Quartet on 6Music


As a follow up to the last post, you can listen to Car Alarm Quartet on Tom Robinson on the following link:-

Tis the last song played on the show (around the 1hour 57 minute mark), but too be honest I would reccomend listening to the whole thing !

Cheerio !

BBC Introducing with Tom Robinson on 6music

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Car Alarm Quartet featured BBC Introducing: Fresh On The Net with Tom Robinson


We've just had notice that a Car Alarm Quartet track will be featured on "Fresh on the net" with Tom Robinson on BBC 6 music, this Sunday morning (20th February 01:00 - 03:00). The track in question is a special edit of Car Alarm Quartet's Experimental Error#1 EP, which has been cut down to a more-manageable-for-radio 5 minutes or so. Can't wait to hear it !

Tune in !

Occasional Records

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Skins Video Mash Up Competition Featuring Car Alarm Quartet

Hi all,

The new series of Skins has just started on E4 the UK, which reminds me to blog about the previous series of Skins ! During the last series of Skins there was a competition to do a video mash up of a Skins trailer. One of the free songs you could use as a backing track was Piano Miniature #1 by Car Alarm Quartet (currently released on their "Experimental Error#1" EP). Happy days !

You can view the winners/editors pics here or to view the entries with Car Alarm Quartet in, a simple Google search will find shed loads.

Let us know if you spot any more (or want your own entry including on the list !).

Occasional Records

Car Alarm Quartet Reviews


Just a quick post to point you in the direction of some reviews for Car Alarm Quartet's last two EPs HERE:-

Experimental Error#1

(Under) Water Music

Enjoy !