Here are all of BenWard's jams.
by Super Furry Animals
“Emotive in transit. We'll be together ’til the end.” Thank you for the jams, @ThisIsMyJam. This has been great and you will be missed. May we ride off into the eternal chorus refrain brass-band cacophony sunset together. Wuh-oh, oh oh oh.
Jammed: 25th Sep 2015
by Super Furry Animals
“The time when you were near We had nothing left to fear But no more than... just as if… No reason why, if we are to change, that we should still go on It's nice to know you're here and we got there in the end The future is now wide open and clear.”
Jammed: 23rd Sep 2015
by Maxïmo Park
Their show in San Francisco was glorious and full of energy, and the new “Too Much Information” record has me completely hooked, to the degree of really struggling to pick just one song, there're a lot of top shelf pieces on there, straddling a few different styles. For now though, synths win out, and this is one Simon and I played on Eclectic Kettle (See: @bffdotfm) on Saturday morning, so it remains.
Jammed: 20th May 2014
So here's a thing. Well over a year ago I picked up a Portishead 12" single that I hadn't seen before. I opened it, grabbed the download version, and then for reasons unknown, completely forgot to ever listen to it on either format. Today, while researching a mixtape, I stumbled upon it. Hit play. What a tune. This is my new jam.
Jammed: 20th Nov 2013
by Primal Scream
After many, many years I finally got to see Primal Scream last week. Far from their prime I'll concede—Bobby Gillespie seemed fairly disinterested and passionless toward a lot of the back catalogue—but still very satisfying to catch them. Plus, the electro breakdown at the end of Swastika Eyes is just, still, epic.
Jammed: 18th Oct 2013
by Explosions In The Sky & David Wingo
A most delightful, understated, delicate soundtrack by Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo. Spent much of my weekend listening to this.
Jammed: 20th Aug 2013
by Arctic Monkeys
Off on a kick of old Arctic Monkeys put me right back in the badly organised pile of demo MP3s I have kicking about from when @colly used to blog about ’em incessantly. Was between this and the never released “Knock a Door Run”, but I can't possibly love these lyrics more and I can't ever listen to Ritz to the Rubble without playing it twice, so of course it is. At least this is a different version. Good times, cracking demo.
Jammed: 13th Aug 2013
by Slow Club
From the 2010 vinyl edition of “Yeah, So?” is this surprising, rougher, faster, brasher, and perfectly energetic recording of “Giving Up On Love”. Finally made a portable recording of it. Mandatory nerd metadata: Recorded on a Ortofon 2M blue on a Pro-ject Debut 3, via Rotel RA-931 into Garageband through the standard Macbook Pro audio jack. No post-processing because I don't know what I'm doing.
Jammed: 29th Jul 2013
by Jon Hopkins
The entire Jon Hopkins record is very, very fine. It has an arc, and moves through various moods, and it's lovely to hear a record planned so well. This is the last track; calmed, reflective, and gratifying.
Jammed: 11th Jun 2013