The Black Dog ‎– Music For Adverts (And Short Films)

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Dumb & Dumber 1:37
The Wind Spirit 2:10
Jordan 1:47
Tzaddi 4:18
Pod # 1 1:35
No Lamers 4:29
Edgar Allan 3:49
Harpo 0:39
Strange Hill 3:06
The Big Issue 3:03
Crayola 2:06
Horny 1:09
AGW 1:22
Seti 1:03
Darkness 2:58
Euthanasia 5:22
Gerry Noman 0:57
Meditation No #4 3:41
Stratus 1:04
Dissidence 1:02
As Clouds Go By 1:02
Disench 1:29
Minour 4:37
Mo 3:07
Wot 0:33
Kheprit 6:52

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thesub_jet

thesub_jet

November 13, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Music For Adverts (And Short Films), CD, Album, PUP CD2

Most charming Black Dog's album for me. No techno and stuff like that from their previous works. A bunch of beautiful nostalgic tracks i.e. Tzaddi, No Lamers, Crayola and of course Euthanasia. This is what I call near-idm mixed with ambient and classic electronica of mid 90s.
scoundrel

scoundrel

March 24, 2004
referencing Music For Adverts (And Short Films), CD, Album, PUP CD2

<I>Music for Adverts (and Short Films)</I> is the first post-Plaid Black Dog album, and their last one for Warp. And though the tracks may be intriguing, they’re all terribly truncated (hence the title of the album). “The Wind Spirit” and “Jordan” put us deep in the Middle East, first rhythmically and then musically. Ken seems to be bursting at the seams with musical. Indeed, a majority of the tracks seem to be leaning towards that geographic region of the world; albeit with the Black Dog’s unique sense of melody. There’s also the dark funk of “Edgar Allan” and the desert-wandering dirge of “Darkness.” It’s not often that I say that tracks go on for not long enough, but there you have it.
moire

moire

December 26, 2003
referencing Music For Adverts (And Short Films), 2xLP, Album, PUP 2 LP
Useless trivia: the title/concept is a nod to Music for Short Films by Brian Eno. More interestingly, the cover art is also an Eno reference: it looks (sorta) like the covers from his Ambient series (Ambient 1,2,3,4).
kelp7

kelp7

January 23, 2003
referencing Music For Adverts (And Short Films), 2xLP, Album, PUP 2 LP
Released when Black Dog was only Ken Downie (no Ed or Andy unfortunately). Still a great release however.