Sunday, November 15, 2009

Jason Falkner - Softcore

Over the last month, I have been listening a lot to the new Jason Falkner CD "All Quite on the Noise Floor". I think its one of his best in years. It really shows you the great work that Jason is capable of.

A great effort like this brings out the completest fan in me and I recently discovered a few Jason tracks from soundtrack of the movie "The Informers" that I didn't know existed. With these tracks, Jason returns to that 80s Gary Numan synth sound he explored with TV Eyes (his 2006 project with Roger Joseph Manning Jr. and Brian Reitzell). If you haven't heard the TV Eyes album, head over to King Size Mong's blog and check it out straight away.

I've collected a companion collection of Falkner tracks either with Manning and Reitzell or in the 80's synth pop style of TV Eyes. Included are four early demo tracks by TV Eyes from when the group was going to be known as "Softcore". These are different versions/mixes of four of the tracks that eventually ended up on the TV Eyes CD. Special thanks to King Size Mong for making me aware of the hard to find TV Eyes "Softcore EP" they also released.

Below is a track listing of the collection. Enjoy and please let me know if you have something I have missed in this vein.

  1. Search for Tomorrow (From "Logan's Sanctuary" by Falkner, Manning Jr., Reitzell)
  2. Won't Last Forever (From "Softcore EP" by TV Eyes)
  3. Only You (From "The Informers" Soundtrack by Falkner, Meldal-Johnsen, Palmer, Stanley)
  4. Fade Away (From "Softcore Demos" by TV Eyes)
  5. Touch and Go (From "Substitution Mass Confusion" Cars Tribute by Falkner)
  6. Assimilation Process (From "Softcore EP" by TV Eyes)
  7. Stop Me (From "Softcore EP" by TV Eyes)
  8. Playground Love (Air live with vocals by Jason)
  9. She's a Study (From "Softcore Demos" by TV Eyes)
  10. On the Subway (From "Lost in Translation Soundtrack" by Manning Jr., Reitzell)
  11. Another Night (From "The Informers" Soundtrack by Falkner, Meldal-Johnsen, Stanley)
  12. Shibuya (From "Lost in Translation" Soundtrack by Manning Jr., Reitzell)
  13. The Party's Over (From "Softcore Demos" by TV Eyes)
  14. Mission Submission (From "Softcore Demos" by TV Eyes)
  15. Gone For Good (From "The Informers" Soundtrack by Falkner, Meldal-Johnsen, Stanley)


Anonymous said...

Fantastic!!!! Do you also have the four remixed tracks from the Softcore EP: Fascinating (Jason Falkner remix), She's A Study (Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. remix), Fade Away (Quruli 'Noise McCartney' remix) and Time's Up (Brian Reitzell remix. Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

I am almost positive that Assimilation process is a cover tunes. But, who did the original? It's making me crazy!

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Anonymous said...

jesus, man. this a god damn great blog. i saw jason falkner for the first time recently. it was only himself and his guitar, which was disappointing, but it was a good time nonetheless.

thanks for this stuff!

Jim Stocker said...

Hi, I have really been enjoying your Posies and Wondermints collections. Is there any chance that you will repost this coollection?

Thanks for all the great music

Haper said...

Reposted....for all who missed it the first time. Sorry it took me so long. Busy around here.