Tuesday, March 31, 2009


i plead guilty. for not posting about montreal-based music magician cfcf in ages, even though we were among the first to post about him back in 2007 - wow, time flies! and i also plead guilty for not posting about one of my favorite labels of the year yet, going by the name of acephale. they also were the first to release the awesome salem, probably the band that i recommended the most to friends and music lovers in the last few months but shame on me, i didn't manage to get a post up. fuck me!

anyway, back to topic. cfcf has evolved a lot since back then and his whole sound is less chiptune and less vintage synth-nerd now but a lot more elevated, precious, cosmic, 'new disco', in short i'd probably call it 'grown up' or just: 'wonderful'. acephale thought alike and just released a limited white vinyl seven-inch with his tracks 'you hear colors' and 'invitation to love' that is nearly sold out by now from what i've heard - head over to acephale records to see where you might still be able to pick up a copy of this gem. and if you're not sure yet, check out 'you hear colors' right here!

cfcf - you hear colors

if you like what you hear or generally prefer visuals to go with your music, the very talented tommyboy from our friends over at arawa.fm did a really beautiful video for 'you hear colors' too.

cfcf - you hear colors video (on vimeo)

and to make up for the years of not properly featuring cfcf, i am not gonna let you go without some more of his tracks. my favorite is his outstanding cover of 'forbidden colours' by ryuichi sakamoto & david sylvian but his remixes for femme and cassie are worth hearing as well!

cfcf - forbidden colours
femme - bathtub clash (cfcf remix final)
cassie - official girl (cfcf remix final)

watch out for more from cfcf and acephale.


Anonymous said...

real slick!

Julius said...

Awesome stuff as usual Aleks.

Anonymous said...

I like when things are not on my rador good work.

Cheeseandfine said...

great stuff! nice blog!
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Anonymous said...

What a fine day! Let’s talk about UGG Boots’ history today.

From Australia's Official Dictionary: The Macquarie Concise Dictionary - ugg boots / Australian 100% merino sheepskin lined boot. Also called ugh boot , ugg boot.

Did you know that Australian Sheepskin Ugg boots have always been called Ug, Ugh or Ugg boots and have been made in Australia for almost 200 years? "We always called them Uggs, Smith says, "long before it was a trademarked brand." Brian Smith, Founder UGG Holdings, Inc. Los Angeles Magazine October 1st, 2001

The Ugg Boots Story

The original Ug Boot. "Ug," (also spelled "Ugg" and "Ugh" in Australian dictionaries) is not a brand name but an age old generic term for this style of Australian-made sheepskin boot. In Aussie slang, the Ug name is short for "ugly." In terms of comfort, however, the Ug Boot is a thing of beauty. The softness of the Australian Merino sheepskin produces a boot with a snug, cozy, form-fitting feel that’s more like a sock than a shoe, yet it’s rugged enough for outdoor wear. The fleece lining has the astonishing property of providing year-round comfort. In cold weather, the plush fleece provides an insulating layer of warmth by trapping your body heat, much like goose down does. But in the heat of summer, the natural fibers of the fleece actually cool your feet by wicking away perspiration.

Growing Up in Uggs

By the 1970s, in Perth, the largest city on Australia’s West Coast, Ugg boots were being manufactured by several small companies in the area. Perth has much the same climate as Southern California and is also a haven for surfers, whom Aussies call "surfies." And it was the community of surfies at the great surfing beaches at Margaret River near Perth who first adopted Ugg Boots as their footwear of choice and made them a symbol of the Aussie surfing lifestyle.

Ug Fever Spreads

From the beaches of Western Australia, Ugs were soon seen on the feet of East Coast surfers from Brisbane to Sydney. And it wasn’t long before some of these surfers -- the ones who traded their surfboards for skis in the winter -- found that their Ugg Boots were just as at home in the ski resort areas of the Snowy Mountains as they were on the warm sands of Sydney’s Bondi Beach.

It was Aussie surfers, traveling the world in search of the perfect wave, who first introduced their mates in Southern California to the pleasures of the Ug Boot. Ugs soon became a cult fashion among those L.A. surfers who could depend on a buddy ‘down under" to send them a pair of boots.

Ug Essentials

Today the Ug "secret" is out. You’ll find these versatile ugg boots to be in fashion on beaches from San Diego to Santa Cruz and in ski resorts from Tahoe to Vail. And today, you don’t have to "know someone" in Australia who will send you a pair, since there are now a number of companies importing boots of this type. But, if you want the genuine article, you do have to know what you’re looking for because, no matter how they spell it -- Ug, Ugg or Ugh -- there are several importers with look-alike products that fall short of being the real thing.

If you want genuine Ugg Boots -- well-made boots with all the qualities that made the original so desirable -- you’ll want to make sure that.....

The boots are made from 100% Australian Merino Sheepskin. This will ensure your purchase is made of the finest Sheepskin hide avaliable.

Please Note:

Beware of very cheap imitations... quite a few boots on the market are made of cow suede with sawn on sheepskin inner fleece off cuts.... Don't take the chance and purchase these boots.... the external cow suede does not breath like 100% sheepskin does and will leave you with a smelly sweaty boot... But I must say these boots do look like the real thing but just don't cut the mustard when compared to authentic ugg boots
What do you think after you reading this UGG Boots history? Just hope you’d like it, see you next time!

The Agent said...

I'm sure you already know this, but the music behind Forbidden Colours was the theme for the film Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence with David Bowie and Beat Takeshi. If you've not heard the sndtrk or seen the film, please do. The sndtrk changed my life.

Anonymous said...

yo thank u soo much, im pretty sure i got into cfcf from ur blog in 07- thnx for the gems