Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/09/10

blog 2014/09/10 - Yes, beard was the correct answer.

We do that exothermic shit:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140910.zip


AGO - The Garden Joose & Waldo:  soooo fickin heavy

Cymande - Dove:  This is some epic ish that goes all the way back to 1973.  41 years of constant jaaaaaaam.

Giovanni Di Domenico - Mlouk:  Checked this out for the Henriksen connection and was NOT disappointed.  More space jazz please!  From Distare Sonanti.

Girl Talk & Freeway - I Can Hear Sweat ft Jadakiss
Girl Talk & Freeway - Tolerated ft Waka Flocka Flame (Wolf Eyes Remix):  Expecting this to of course total douchey, and it IS, but also kind of great?  And then HOLY SHIT WOLF EYES YESSSSSS.

Gorgon City - Here For You (Them Jeans Remix):  Some super smexxy deep vocal house!

Herve & Zebra Katz - Tear the House Up:  AWWWWWW YESSSSS so amazing Zebra Katz kills it again so good.

How To Dress Well - See You Fall:  HTDW make me want to slowdance with you until I slump in to your arms, bawling.

Jenn Grant - Gone Baby Gone:  Short and sweet, and my favourite track from 2012's The Beautiful Wild.

Mizgir - Esenin:  This is like some modern day Future Sound Of London and it makes me very happy.

Soft Circle - Finna Fury:  Delightfully Eclectic, they cried in unison at the wacky breadth of the Modeselektion Vol. 02 comp.

Ultraísta - Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix):  Four Tet steps in to the room, steps all over the track, and does a jaunty jig the whole way through.

unknown artist - Bayaya (Axel Boman Re-Rub):  Amazing deep little working.

UZ - Trap Shit V5 ('Bout To Go Crazy) ft Problem:  I'm pretty sparse in my love for the trap that is all Trap aka New Brostep, but this one strikes a great balance.

Wooderson Slater - The Lake:  I'm guessing a beard.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

AGO - The Garden Joose & Waldo
Cymande - Dove
Giovanni Di Domenico - Mlouk
Girl Talk & Freeway - I Can Hear Sweat ft Jadakiss
Girl Talk & Freeway - Tolerated ft Waka Flocka Flame (Wolf Eyes Remix)
Gorgon City - Here For You (Them Jeans Remix)
Herve & Zebra Katz - Tear the House Up
How To Dress Well - See You Fall
Jenn Grant - Gone Baby Gone
Mizgir - Esenin
Soft Circle - Finna Fury
Ultraísta - Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix)
unknown artist - Bayaya (Axel Boman Re-Rub)
UZ - Trap Shit V5 ('Bout To Go Crazy) ft Problem
Wooderson Slater - The Lake



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Thursday, August 28, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/08/28

blog 2014/08/28 - edging on the details

Almost the peak:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140828.zip


A Shoreline Dream - The Heart Never Recovered:  Float on the janglepop express on the new album The Silent Sunrise.

A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Crushin':  This new one from Sea When Absent is all subtle ecstatic waves.

Beth Orton - Bamboo (River Come Down):  Another track from that quirky Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys comp.

Datassette vs Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill:  Was passed this from a friend, and I really think we all needed this in our lives.

Death Cab For Cutie - Amputations
Death Cab For Cutie - Bend To Squares
Death Cab For Cutie - Your Bruise:  So yeah I am continuing with my dive in to the Death Cab catalogue, so here are some highlights from Something About Airplanes.

Dinosaur Jr. - Now The Fall
Dinosaur Jr. - Ricochet:  Dinosaur Jr are such an incredible institution that got even better as they got older.  These 2 great tracks come from a 7" single, and are both winners.

Merdarahta - Dusk:  Saw this band live and holy shit they were amazing.  A perfect blend of dark metal and drone.  This recording here doesn't quite capture it all, but I can't recommend them enough.

Quasimoto - Greenery (instrumental)
Quasimoto - Life Is... (instrumental)
Quasimoto - Players of the Game (instrumental):  The thing with Quas is that…. Yeah OK you know what the thing is.  That's why Further Instrumentals is such a great ride sometimes.

Speedy Ortiz - Bigger Party:  So who'd have thought the Adult Swim singles program could be so good?

Tim Hecker - Amps, Drugs, Mellotron:  Oh yes, it's that good.  Shocked face.

Warpaint - Billie Holiday:  A lovely little cover tribute.

White Lung - Down It Goes
White Lung - Drown With The Monster
White Lung - Lucky One:  Deep Fantasy is such a powerhouse of an album.  It's like when you first discovered grunge in 1992 and were like fuck yes, let's do this hard.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

A Shoreline Dream - The Heart Never Recovered
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Crushin'
Beth Orton - Bamboo (River Come Down)
Datassette vs Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
Death Cab For Cutie - Amputations
Death Cab For Cutie - Bend To Squares
Death Cab For Cutie - Your Bruise
Dinosaur Jr. - Now The Fall
Dinosaur Jr. - Ricochet
Merdarahta - Dusk
Quasimoto - Greenery (instrumental)
Quasimoto - Life Is... (instrumental)
Quasimoto - Players of the Game (instrumental)
Speedy Ortiz - Bigger Party
Tim Hecker - Amps, Drugs, Mellotron
Warpaint - Billie Holiday
White Lung - Down It Goes
White Lung - Drown With The Monster
White Lung - Lucky One



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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

MP3 blog: 2014/08/12

blog 2014/08/12 - the days we know are all just nostalgia now

Crumbling away your childhood:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140812.zip


2222 - Moments Of Clarity:  This is MY STYLE of dubstep goodness.

Arve Henriksen - Bird's-eye-view
Arve Henriksen - Jump Cut:  I've been stumbling through a bunch of Henriksen's discography and I think my favourite is 2004's Chiaroscuro.  Some of his other stuff meanders a bit towards nowhere, but the textural meditations of this record really call to me.

Busdriver - Ego Death ft Aesop Rock & Danny Brown:  ALLLLLll over the place, and who knows if the elements gel, but each taken separately is pretty great.

Doyeq - Thank You:  I love glitch beats with classical piano.  It's a classic taste like peanut butter and chocolate.  AND THEN THE STRINGS?  Oh my this track is just incredible.

Echaskech - Anomie
Echaskech - Voyager:  Origin is some wonderful IDM glory.

Lechuga Zafiro - Isla De Flores (Atrapamboril Mix):  Unnnf all over this one.  AND IT HAS ELEPHANTS.

Lily and the Tigers - Honey:  Lovely bluesy barrom folk from the album The Hand You Deal Yourself.

Mahendra Kapoor & Suresh Wadekar - Sada Vasda Raje Punjab (Uproot Andy RMX)
Mulatu Astatke vs. K'naan ft Mos Def - America (Uproot Andy RMX):  2 MORE CLASSICS from Uproot Andy.


Simian Mobile Disco - A Form Of Change:  Epic tech from the masters.

Skating Polly - Alabama Movies:  Loving this playful rock screech from the new album Fuzz Steilacoom.

Ulrich Schnauss - A Long Way to Fall
Ulrich Schnauss - Ten Years:  Blissout ending with my 2 favourites from last year's A Long Way to Fall



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

2222 - Moments Of Clarity
Arve Henriksen - Bird's-eye-view
Arve Henriksen - Jump Cut
Busdriver - Ego Death ft Aesop Rock & Danny Brown
Doyeq - Thank You
Echaskech - Anomie
Echaskech - Voyager
Lechuga Zafiro - Isla De Flores (Atrapamboril Mix)
Lily and the Tigers - Honey
Mahendra Kapoor & Suresh Wadekar - Sada Vasda Raje Punjab (Uproot Andy RMX)
Mulatu Astatke vs. K'naan ft Mos Def - America (Uproot Andy RMX)
Simian Mobile Disco - A Form Of Change
Skating Polly - Alabama Movies
Ulrich Schnauss - A Long Way to Fall
Ulrich Schnauss - Ten Years



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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/08/05

blog 2014/08/05 - float on and up

The world is upside down but so are we:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140805.zip


Chihei Hatakeyama & Hakobune - Slightly Near (excerpt)
Chihei Hatakeyama & Hakobune - Vibrant Color (excerpt):  2 little peaks in to 3 of the cloud-state worlds on the new album It Is, It Isn’t.  Blissout newagey guitar ambient forever.

De La Soul - Dilla Plugged In
De La Soul - Marvin Jaye:  De La dropped the free mixtape Smell The DA.I.S.Y. this year, reworking a bunch of their old raps with Dilla beats.  Get in the groove.

Katamari Damacy vs Kanye West - Can't Tell Me Anything (Team Teamwork mashup):  OK this isn't the best mashup ever, but given it has the Katamari theme, it's the flagship and can't be missed.

Lathe - Nobody's Fault But Mine:  Incredible soaring track from the EP "II", availble on bandcamp.  Highly recommended.

M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese - Oblivion ft Susanne Sundfor (Oblivion OST)
M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese - Raven Rock (Oblivion OST)
M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese - Waking Up (Oblivion OST):  So yeah, I definitely listen to more soundtracks than watch movies.  Is that odd?  Anyways I definitely had to check this out for the M83 tip, because we all know that epic 80s pop should easily be able to meld in to soundtrack territory.

Michael Jackson - Beat It (acapella demo):  This is fricking ridiculoid.  MJ's multi-tracked acapella demo ideas for Beat It.  WHAT. THE. FUCK.  This is incredible.

- Deus Sol Invictus
- Heliogabal II:  Heliogabal is a whirlwind of an album.  Luiscious crunchy textures and dark corridors, with only a smattering of occassional beats for familiarity.  This is a dark headtrip, and highly recommended.

The Second Hand Marching Band - This Is The Story:  All bouncey happy twee indie pop, from A Hurricane, A Thunderstorm.

Thomas Feiner, Fyfe Dangerfield, Robbie Wilson - The Rainbow (Talk Talk cover):  OK OK OK, finally, the last great track from the collection of Talk Talk covers…



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Chihei Hatakeyama & Hakobune - Slightly Near (excerpt)
Chihei Hatakeyama & Hakobune - Vibrant Color (excerpt)
De La Soul - Dilla Plugged In
De La Soul - Marvin Jaye
Katamari Damacy vs Kanye West - Can't Tell Me Anything (Team Teamwork mashup)
Lathe - Nobody's Fault But Mine
M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese - Oblivion ft Susanne Sundfor (Oblivion OST)
M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese - Raven Rock (Oblivion OST)
M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese - Waking Up (Oblivion OST)
Michael Jackson - Beat It (acapella demo)
m² - Deus Sol Invictus
m² - Heliogabal II
The Second Hand Marching Band - This Is The Story
Thomas Feiner, Fyfe Dangerfield, Robbie Wilson - The Rainbow (Talk Talk cover)



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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/07/29

blog 2014/07/29 - we're done with this mess, this mess is now yours.

Who wants to fight for this dissatisfaction:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140729.zip


Anna Meredith - ALR
Anna Meredith - Unicron:  Meredith is a fricking electronics wizard and her records make me super giddy.  These gems are from the highly recommended Jet Black Raider EP and she will make your head spin too.

DAM - Mali Huriye (I Don't Have Freedom)
DAM - Warde
DAM
- Ya Sayidati:  Palestinian rappers DAM have some great flows and you should check out their videos out youtube.

Death Cab For Cutie - 405 (Acoustic)
Death Cab For Cutie - Technicolor Girls:  So yeah I have been going back and digging in to the old Death Cab catalogue.  These 2 are from the Forbidden Love EP.

Gavin Friday and Shannon McNally - Tom's Gone to Hilo:  Another little track from the bafflingly existing "Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys" compilation.

Gowns - Heaven
Gowns - Marked:  Continuing my love affair with EMA, going back to her old band Gowns and Broken Bones is FUCKING AMAZING OMG.  That viola on Heaven gives me the ecstatics.  And an earlier version of Marked?  Oh shudder.

Katamari Damacy vs Death Grips - Tachyon (Team Teamwork mashup)
Katamari Damacy vs DMX - X Gon' Give It to Ya (Team Teamwork mashup):  OK this is more just a fabulous idea than a perfect execution, but hell with it, here we are:  Katamari Damacy soundtrack gets some rework.

Punch Brothers - Dark Days:  Lovely little bit of country folk from The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 & Beyond.  Yeah yeah yeah, I know…

Somatic Responses - Fear Chamber:  Literally the one shining light for me on Puny God.

Teeburr - Do It For The Vine:  FINALLY, a song that captures the zeitgeist of 2013!

Todd Edwards - Hold The Faith:  Todd Edwards is an always yes.  So funky.  So groovey.  Always.

Waxfactor - Reggaenomics (Luna Landa Mix):  Kick it down with some hot breakts!



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Anna Meredith - ALR
Anna Meredith - Unicron
DAM - Mali Huriye (I Don't Have Freedom)
DAM - Warde
DAM - Ya Sayidati
Death Cab For Cutie - 405 (Acoustic)
Death Cab For Cutie - Technicolor Girls
Gavin Friday and Shannon McNally - Tom's Gone to Hilo
Gowns - Heaven
Gowns - Marked
Katamari Damacy vs Death Grips - Tachyon (Team Teamwork mashup)
Katamari Damacy vs DMX - X Gon' Give It to Ya (Team Teamwork mashup)
Punch Brothers - Dark Days
Somatic Responses - Fear Chamber
Teeburr - Do It For The Vine
Todd Edwards - Hold The Faith
Waxfactor - Reggaenomics (Luna Landa Mix)



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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/07/22

blog 2014/07/22 - they see we're upset and what of it?

Chances are we will take it any more:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140722.zip


C/\TN/\PS - Crush On U
C/\TN/\PS - Last Night
C/\TN/\PS - Txt Me Goodnite:  That is "C/\TN/\PS", and they are awsome.  Their "The Feels" mixtape form last year is rocking my world in a big way.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Christian Löffler - Notes
Christian Löffler - Roman
Christian Löffler - Young Alaska:  Some of the most beautiful and textured electronic music.  Minimal, deep, housey, complex.  If you like Four Tet, this stuff blows most of that stuff out of the water.  Young Alaska is a gem.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Gowns - Cherylee
Gowns - White Like Heaven:  I am soooo in love with the two EMA albums, and then I was reminded of the precursor band: Gowns.  I got those albums and oh they are a slightly messier and gritter and equally glorious explorations.  These two tracks are from Red State, which fuses the dark pop with post rock sound scapes and ethereal whisper.  Recommended.

Sharon Van Etten - Keep:  The dreamiest of dreams from the 2009 album Because I Was In Love.

Shlohmo - Rained The Whole Time (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
Shlohmo - The Way You Do (D33J Remix):  Drenched down liquid honey remixes from the Vacation EP and you know you need it.  It's all this good.

The Herbaliser - Inside The Machine
The Herbaliser - Take 'em On:  After oh so many I don't get hyped by too many new albums from the Ninja Tunes classics roster, and I wasn't all about There Were Seven, but these 2 tracks from the 2012 album still have it going on.

Two Door Cinema Club - Sleep Alone (Matt Bishop Remix):  Already some of the best dance pop rock, it just takes a teeny remix touch to get it out to the clubs. 



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

C/\TN/\PS - Crush On U
C/\TN/\PS - Last Night
C/\TN/\PS - Txt Me Goodnite
Christian Löffler - Notes
Christian Löffler - Roman
Christian Löffler - Young Alaska
Gowns - Cherylee
Gowns - White Like Heaven
Sharon Van Etten - Keep
Shlohmo - Rained The Whole Time (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
Shlohmo - The Way You Do (D33J Remix)
The Herbaliser - Inside The Machine
The Herbaliser - Take 'em On
Two Door Cinema Club - Sleep Alone (Matt Bishop Remix)



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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

M3P blog 2014/07/16

blog 2014/07/16 - so realistic you're not even knowing the difference

Dropping to the hex edits:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140716.zip


Charles Bradley - Crying in the Chapel
Charles Bradley - Dusty Blue
Charles Bradley - You Put the Flame On It:  This old soul man is all right by me.  It will be hard to find anyone who is not finding glorious moments on Victim of Love.  Recommended

Explosions in the Sky & David Wingo - Dear Madison (Prince Avalanche OST)
Explosions in the Sky & David Wingo - Send Off (Prince Avalanche OST)
Explosions in the Sky & David Wingo - Wading (Prince Avalanche OST):  I do this a lot:  get the soundtrack with no intentions of ever seeing the movie.   Great little pieces all over the lovely Prince Avalanche soundtrack.

John Zorn - Contes De Fees
John Zorn - Kol Nidre:  This might be a bit much for some of you, BUT BEAR WITH ME.  Zorn is back with another major CD of compositions for large ensemble, and the examples here aren't even the peak of the disc, which is a 20+ minute glorious track.  Fragmentations, Prayers And Interjections might not be for everyone, but if you love contemporary ensemble music, it's really remarkable.

Sidi Touré - Maïmouna
Sidi Touré - Ni see ay ga done (It is to You That I Sing):  Hot jams from Koïma!  I always check out all of the Tourés, and this album is just OK, but I like these 2 a lot.

The Decemberists - One Engine:  Another track from the curious little "The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 & Beyond" cash-in comp.

The Pastels - Secret Music:  I was excited for the new album Slow Summits, but not much else on there really grabbed me.

Tom Waits - Shenandoah:  A rare decent track from the curiously green-lighted comp "Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys"

U.S. Girls - Don't Understand That Man
U.S. Girls - North on 45
U.S. Girls - Work from Home:  I wasn't digging all of GEM, but loved a handful of tracks.

XV - Everyday Life:  Love love the flow all on this one.

Zero 7 ft Only Girl - The Colour Of Spring:  End it up with some blissful smoothness.  Good night!



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Charles Bradley - Crying in the Chapel
Charles Bradley - Dusty Blue
Charles Bradley - You Put the Flame On It
Explosions in the Sky & David Wingo - Dear Madison (Prince Avalanche OST)
Explosions in the Sky & David Wingo - Send Off (Prince Avalanche OST)
Explosions in the Sky & David Wingo - Wading (Prince Avalanche OST)
John Zorn - Contes De Fees
John Zorn - Kol Nidre
Sidi Touré - Maïmouna
Sidi Touré - Ni see ay ga done (It is to You That I Sing)
The Decemberists - One Engine
The Pastels - Secret Music
Tom Waits - Shenandoah
U.S. Girls - Don't Understand That Man
U.S. Girls - North on 45
U.S. Girls - Work from Home
XV - Everyday Life
Zero 7 ft Only Girl - The Colour Of Spring



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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/07/08

blog 2014/07/08 - all in with the broth

We can simmer you all day:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140708.zip


Alice Russell - Heartbreaker Pt. 2
Alice Russell - I Loved You
Alice Russell - Let Go (Breakdown):  Finally getting around to checking out Alice Russel's 2013 album To Dust and unfff is it a satisfying soul breaks winner!  Highly recommended!

Antigen Shift - Extraction:  The newly released album Brotherhood is full of trancey dancefloor industrial like this.

Matthias Vogt Trio - April 5th (Talk Talk cover):  Another cover from the compilation Spirit Of Talk Talk.

Neko Case - Nothing To Remember:  A little gem plucked form the cash-in record "The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 & Beyond".  No, not kidding.

Nils Frahm, Peter Broderick & Davide Rossi - It's Getting Late In The Evening (Talk Talk cover):  And another cover from the compilation Spirit Of Talk Talk.  Almost done with this…

Plastikman - Panikattack (Second Attack Remix):  Perfect little tech nugget dug out of 2007's Nostalgik.3.  I love the flute sounds that just mist above parts of the mix.

Recoil - Dum Dum Girl ft Shara Worden (Talk Talk cover)
Recoil - Inheritance ft Linton Kwesi Johnson & Paul Marshall (Talk Talk cover):  More covers from the compilation Spirit Of Talk Talk.  OK, done.  And that last remix is some wonderfully dark Golden Palominos style shit. 

Serengeti - Bang Em:  I don't get it whole-hog, but I love his commitment to the style and character.  From the Kenny Dennis LP.

The Acorn - Darcy
The Acorn - For The Sake Of My Pride
The Acorn - The Pink Ghosts:  I recently pulled out the 2007 album Pink Ghosts out again and ahhhh it's such a marvellous classic.  It is up their with Rae Spoon's Superioryouareinferior as one of the quintissential Canadian folk rock albums.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

The Boredoms - Ant 10 Estereo 10:  I was a Boredoms hardcore fan from the early 90s, and I think I bought up to Super Roots 8 right when they came out in Japan.  But I am only recently getting back to the psych discography and Super Roots 10 is an extendo remix jam that is oh so satisfying, if you love that vibe getting churned forward for an album.  Which I absolutely do.

Wye Oak - Logic Of Color
Wye Oak - Shriek:  Shriek is an absolutely fabulous pop rock album. I have only started savouring it, but umm..  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Alice Russell - Heartbreaker Pt. 2
Alice Russell - I Loved You
Alice Russell - Let Go (Breakdown)
Antigen Shift - Extraction
Matthias Vogt Trio - April 5th (Talk Talk cover)
Neko Case - Nothing To Remember
Nils Frahm, Peter Broderick & Davide Rossi - It's Getting Late In The Evening (Talk Talk cover)
Plastikman - Panikattack (Second Attack Remix)
Recoil - Dum Dum Girl ft Shara Worden (Talk Talk cover)
Recoil - Inheritance ft Linton Kwesi Johnson & Paul Marshall (Talk Talk cover)
Serengeti - Bang Em
The Acorn - Darcy
The Acorn - For The Sake Of My Pride
The Acorn - The Pink Ghosts
The Boredoms - Ant 10 Estereo 10
Wye Oak - Logic Of Color
Wye Oak - Shriek



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Thursday, July 3, 2014

CPI - Setting Aside The Day

CPI - Setting Aside The Day
2014, downtempo, 73 minutes, 166 MB

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01) Bonobo - Sleepy Seven
02) P.R - Faraway
03) Ryuichi Sakamoto - Mill Theme (Robotaki Remix)
04) Nina Simone - Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair (Jaffa Remix)
05) J Dilla - Requiem ft Allan Barnes of The Blackbyrds
06) Pretty Lights - We Must Go On
07) Kid Loco - Love Me Sweet (J.C. Concato Remix)
08) Bonobo - Jets
09) Hint - Count Your Blessings
10) Alias - Boom Boom Boom
11) Sb - Change Of Heart
12) Bondax - All Inside
13) Alice Jemima x Bondax - No Diggity (AA All Inside Edit)
14) Jamie Lidell - Little Bit More
15) DJ Food - Dark Blood
16) DJ Shadow - I've Been Trying (Various I'm Done Trying Mix)
17) Blue Sky Black Death - Sleeping Chlldren Are Still Flying
18) Yahtzel - Beached
19) Flume - Sleepless (Paces Remix)
20) Super Fuzzy - Link In Love
21) Psapp - Feel The Fur
22) Kodak to Graph - I Keep Holding On
23) Jon Kennedy - You, You & You
24) Bonobo - Nothing Owed

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/07/02

blog 2014/07/02 - fuck your pompous take on it

In the end my dreams tell me I'm the deluded one:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140702.zip


Beyonce - Pretty Hurts
Beyonce - xxxFlawless ft Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche:  I realize I forgot to mention anything off Beyonce's self-titled album outside of the brilliant Frank Ocean collab.  I’m not going to get in to those "Beyonce as false feminist" conversations, because for me I'm aces at stripping context from around things when I need to, and so here with are with two other great tracks.   At the very least, I think the storytelling brazenness of Pretty Hurts deserves some immense kudos.

Chrome Sparks - Marijuana
Chrome Sparks - Send The Pain On:  Swirled bass beats all over the place, from the Sparks Ep.

Estrellas de la Kumbia - Camino a Colombia (Uproot Andy RMX):  UPROOT ANDY TRACK DUMP OMG SO GOOD

Fania All Stars - Lamento de un Guajiro (Uproot Andy RMX):  UPROOT ANDY TRACK DUMP OMG SO GOOD

Galileo y Su Banda - El Forastero (Uproot Andy RMX):  UPROOT ANDY TRACK DUMP OMG SO GOOD

Galimatias & Joppe - One Step Back ft GoldLink:  Smooth and smart little track.

Grupo Socavon - Homenaje a Justino (Uproot Andy RMX):  UPROOT ANDY TRACK DUMP OMG SO GOOD

Jazz Liberatorz - Vacation ft J.Live:  Now this is my kind of summer morning jam.

Khaled - Raba Raba (Uproot Andy RMX):  UPROOT ANDY TRACK DUMP OMG SO GOOD

Les Rapaces - Bassoue (Uproot Andy RMX):  UPROOT ANDY TRACK DUMP OMG SO GOOD

The Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us Is the Killer
The Dillinger Escape Plan - The Threat Posed by Nuclear Weapons:  Have they always paid so much homage to Mike Patton?  One of Us Is the Killer is a great little album when you want that dapper intensity.

Youth Lagoon - Attic Doctor
Youth Lagoon - Dropla
Youth Lagoon - Mute:  I feel about Wondrous Bughouse the same way I thought about their first album:  a few magical tracks on it, and I can't get in to the rest, despite the thunderous praise of everyone else.  YMMV.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

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Beyonce - Pretty Hurts
Beyonce - xxxFlawless ft Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
Chrome Sparks - Marijuana
Chrome Sparks - Send The Pain On
Estrellas de la Kumbia - Camino a Colombia (Uproot Andy RMX)
Fania All Stars - Lamento de un Guajiro (Uproot Andy RMX)
Galileo y Su Banda - El Forastero (Uproot Andy RMX)
Galimatias & Joppe - One Step Back ft GoldLink
Grupo Socavon - Homenaje a Justino (Uproot Andy RMX)
Jazz Liberatorz - Vacation ft J.Live
Khaled - Raba Raba (Uproot Andy RMX)
Les Rapaces - Bassoue (Uproot Andy RMX)
The Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us Is the Killer
The Dillinger Escape Plan - The Threat Posed by Nuclear Weapons
Youth Lagoon - Attic Doctor
Youth Lagoon - Dropla
Youth Lagoon - Mute



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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/06/24

blog 2014/06/24 - once we were cold by the window

Now we are naked on the floor:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140624.zip


Agnes Obel - The Curse:  With the vocals way up high, this might as well be classic Tori Amos via Joplin.  From the 2013 album Aventine.

Faith No More - Greenfields:  An odd choice of a b-side in general, but not too far fetched considering their other covers.  This goes back to the 1995 Digging The Grave single.

Frikstailers - Sudaka Invasor:  unnnnf some great bangin' ish.

Gideon - Spanish Guitar
Gideon - This Summer:  Pop-edged tech done totally perfect.

Goldmund - Readers:  Piano + drone ambient makes me alllll swoony.  From the album The Heart Of High Places.

Imharhan Timbuktu - Akal Warled:  This is my kickback jam.

Massacooramaan - Wijd:  My favourite grime vs footwurk beat in like forever?  Yes.

Matthew E. White - Gone Away:  Put this on a mix with some of the hungover Ween ballads and the less bombastic Girls favourites.  From the album Big Inner.

Polysics - Good (Pizzicato Five cover):  good?  GOOD.

Royal Teeth - Wild:  Threatens the edge of a bit too much pop, but just hold the fuck on.

Sharon Van Etten - Afraid of Nothing
Sharon Van Etten - Break
Sharon Van Etten - Every Time the Sun Comes Up:  Gah this album Are We There is devastatingly good.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

The Front Bottoms - Twin Size Mattress:  I'm on a nerdy rock blissout all over this.

Ty Segall - The Hill
Ty Segall - You're the Doctor:  I had heard other Ty Segall before and just wasn't in to it, so I slept on Twins and now really dig this one, with it's crunchy Beatles tribute sound.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Agnes Obel - The Curse
Faith No More - Greenfields
Frikstailers - Sudaka Invasor
Gideon - Spanish Guitar
Gideon - This Summer
Goldmund - Readers
Imharhan Timbuktu - Akal Warled
Massacooramaan - Wijd
Matthew E. White - Gone Away
Polysics - Good (Pizzicato Five cover)
Royal Teeth - Wild
Sharon Van Etten - Afraid of Nothing
Sharon Van Etten - Break
Sharon Van Etten - Every Time the Sun Comes Up
The Front Bottoms - Twin Size Mattress
Ty Segall - The Hill
Ty Segall - You're the Doctor



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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/06/10

blog 2014/06/10 - the 4 plagues in your bedroom

That dull ticking sound:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140610.zip


Chord - Doesn't Change
Chord - Hanging On To What I Know:  This should be the speed of your soul.  Total grooves from the album Broken.

Death Grips - Takyon (Death Yon) (Drastik Adhesive Force Unofficial Remix):  DG can't be stopped.  It's a flood.  And now with all of their stems out there?  Get the fuck ready.

Do Make Say Think - New Grass (Talk Talk cover)
Duncan Sheik - Life's What You Make It (Talk Talk cover):  Double album Spirit Of Talk Talk collects a wide variety of people to take a stab at the classics.  It's OK.  Mostly just OK.  Some real great stuff, but I guess the qualifier is how many do the original justice and offer something new with it?  

EMA - Cthulu
EMA - So Blonde:  Guys, The Future's Void is kind of amazing.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Ginormous - Byproducts Of Stress And Boredom
Ginormous - Help Illuminate Dark Rooms
Ginormous - To Reveal Interiors:  I took a break to 2006 and dug out some fabbo IDM breakbeats here.

Maad-Moisele - Callin' 4 U:  Won't you answer the call??

Martyn - Red Dancers:  Slick little bassup from the Modeselektion Vol. 02 EP

Torres - Don't Run Away, Emilie
Torres - Moon & Back
Torres - When Winter's Over:  This self-titled album is full of win.  Solid nods to Cat Power, Fiona Apple, Sharon Van Etten, and really just amazing.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Yuck - Doctors In My Bed:  A little gem hidden on the Yuck B-Sides album.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Chord - Doesn't Change
Chord - Hanging On To What I Know
Death Grips - Takyon (Death Yon) (Drastik Adhesive Force Unofficial Remix)
Do Make Say Think - New Grass (Talk Talk cover)
Duncan Sheik - Life's What You Make It (Talk Talk cover)
EMA - Cthulu
EMA - So Blonde
Ginormous - Byproducts Of Stress And Boredom
Ginormous - Help Illuminate Dark Rooms
Ginormous - To Reveal Interiors
Maad-Moisele - Callin' 4 U
Martyn - Red Dancers
Torres - Don't Run Away, Emilie
Torres - Moon & Back
Torres - When Winter's Over
Yuck - Doctors In My Bed



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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/05/27

blog 2014/05/27 - reform the pod, fluff the pillows

What I lack in discipline I make up for in cuddles:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140527.zip


Minotaur Shock - Janet:  My favourite train-chugging track from the 2012 Orchard.

Owen Pallett - On A Path
Owen Pallett - The Secret Seven:  In Conflict!  The new Owen Pallett is here and I am all aflutter.   And David Altmejd has a new exhibition!  Perhaps the stars will align in my lifelong goal of making them kiss???  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

The Boats - River Calder:  Time.  Give it time.  Let it take your time.

The Haxan Cloak - Dieu
The Haxan Cloak - The Drop:  Darkcore electronics from Excavation.

The Hold Steady - Spinners
The Hold Steady - Wait A While:  I haven't taken in all of Teeth Dreams yet, but I already like it more than their last one.  The vocal reverb seems an odd choice, but I'm letting it grow on me.

V.i.v.e.k - Soundman:  Yessss back to the harcore dubstep yessssss.

Xxyyxx - Dmt:  Choral reverb washes!

Yppah - Film Burn
Yppah - R. Mullen:  Fey pop downtempo bliss from Film Burn.  Recommended!



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Minotaur Shock - Janet
Owen Pallett - On A Path
Owen Pallett - The Secret Seven
The Boats - River Calder
The Haxan Cloak - Dieu
The Haxan Cloak - The Drop
The Hold Steady - Spinners
The Hold Steady - Wait A While
V.i.v.e.k - Soundman
Xxyyxx - Dmt
Yppah - Film Burn
Yppah - R. Mullen



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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/05/21

blog 2014/05/21 - this grid is empty

Fret the frets on fire:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140521.zip


Cloud Nothings - I'm Not Part Of Me
Cloud Nothings - Now Here In:  The new album is here and Here And Nowhere Else is pretty darn swell.  I'm not sure it offers anything above and beyond the other ones, but it maintains the status quo of being sing-along garage rock awesome.

iTAL tEK - Phantom:  Cerebral bowel shaker from the 2011 Amnesty EP.

Martyn - Right Star!:  The sun comes up in the morning and you play this all the way to your cereal bowl.

MartyParty - Desert Crunk:  Exploitation breakbeat from the Young Pimp Volume 1.

Mvscles - Sweet N Sour:  There is a history of pervse pop that just sinks its teeth in, and the tradition just builds.

Nosaj Thing - Safe
Nosaj Thing - Snap:  Inspired and moody IDM breakbeat from the 2013 album Home.

O L V - Close To Us ft Låpsley (GXNXVS Remix):  Drippy synth all over this beat.

Style of Eye & Magnus the Magnus - The Antidote (Pleasurekraft's Gorillas In The Mids Remix):  SOO is one of those delightfully consistant tech producers that we never quite leave.

Sufjan Stevens - The Dress Looks Nice On You:  Dipping back to 2004 from a 7'' rarity…

Synkro - Progression:  So much of Synkro just washes by with a meh, but here the elements gel in a way that really grabs me.

The Black Dog - Black Chamber Order (Blawan Remix):  Blawan's another name where I just jump up and down and exclaim oooooooo lemme hear.

White Hinterland - Sickle No Sword:  This is a mess of a pop song, by pop song standards, but all holds together firmly.  From the new album Baby.

William Tyler - Geography of Nowhere
William Tyler - The World Set Free:  SOLO GUITAR, MOTHERFUCKERS.  ROCK ON.  Impossible Truth is amazing.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Cloud Nothings - I'm Not Part Of Me
Cloud Nothings - Now Here In
iTAL tEK - Phantom
Martyn - Right Star!
MartyParty - Desert Crunk
Mvscles - Sweet N Sour
Nosaj Thing - Safe
Nosaj Thing - Snap
O L V - Close To Us ft Låpsley (GXNXVS Remix)
Style of Eye & Magnus the Magnus - The Antidote (Pleasurekraft's Gorillas In The Mids Remix)
Sufjan Stevens - The Dress Looks Nice On You
Synkro - Progression
The Black Dog - Black Chamber Order (Blawan Remix)
White Hinterland - Sickle No Sword
William Tyler - Geography of Nowhere
William Tyler - The World Set Free



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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/05/13

blog 2014/05/07 - This is just a clicking sound on repeat forever

It's a tech overdose:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140513.zip


Ana Tijoux - Vengo:  Love her flow on this one.

Matias Aguayo - Rollerskate (Marcus Rossknecht Version):  I have never been an Aguayo fan, mostly shrugged off much of his output, but this mix is the perfect harnessing of all the little parts I really always wanted.

Moderat - Ilona
Moderat - Let In The Light
Moderat - Therapy:  The glorious and expanded "II (tour edition)" is up there with Bonobo's Black Sands + remixes as prime example of stellar album + extras combo.  There isn't much slouching here, and so much to be excited for.  A must for any IDM fans.  Recommended.

Modeselektor - Maik The Chicken:  The tech continues on the gloomy funk.

Orbital - Distractions
Orbital - New France ft Zola Jesus:  2 shining highlights from the 2012 comback album Wonky.

Ripperton - A Skilift Upstairs The Sleeping City (Max Cooper Remix):  How did I end up in this big goopy tech bucket?

Ryan Teague - Cell Cycle
Ryan Teague - Neo:  These orgasmic swirling pieces come from the highly recommended Field Drawings.


Rye Rye - Holla Holla:  I've been a bit meh on most Rye Rye, but this one is up to snuff banging.

Seams - The Glow

Shivering Timbers - Generations:  Classic blues rock swooner.

Touch Sensitive - Slowments:  I am all over any Art Of Noise rework, and so all over this one.

Ulrich Schnauss & ASC - 77:  Lush IDM from the 77 EP.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Ana Tijoux - Vengo
Matias Aguayo - Rollerskate (Marcus Rossknecht Version)
Moderat - Ilona
Moderat - Let In The Light
Moderat - Therapy
Modeselektor - Maik The Chicken
Orbital - Distractions
Orbital - New France ft Zola Jesus
Ripperton - A Skilift Upstairs The Sleeping City (Max Cooper Remix)
Ryan Teague - Cell Cycle
Ryan Teague - Neo
Rye Rye - Holla Holla
Seams - The Glow
Shivering Timbers - Generations
Touch Sensitive - Slowments
Ulrich Schnauss & ASC - 77



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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/05/07

blog 2014/05/07 - The take-away from this exercise is that goa trance is kind of terrible

Don't act surprised:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140507.zip


Gossip - Love In A Foreign Place:  My 2nd favourite track from A Joyful Noise from 2012.  The album is a bit of a sleeper, with a few glorious songs worth of Hot Chip sizzling on it.

Jacques Greene - Ready:  Totally wins at "best subby synth pads evah".

Japandroids - Sex and Dying in High Society:  B-side from the 2010 Younger Us 7 inch record.

Jessie Ware - If You're Never Gonna Move:  This is what I always wished Lily Allen sounded like:  a perfect soulful pairing with great programming beneath.

Julia Holter - Hello Stranger
Julia Holter - Maxim's I:  I wasn't all about Loud City Song, but these 2 songs just call out to me.

Junior Boys - You'll Improve Me (Caribou Remix):  Get in on that min tech pop level.

Kool A.D. - Damien Hirst (fet. MondreM.A.N. & Dope G) (prod. by Young L)
Kool A.D. - Manny Pacquiao:  My 2 faves from the '51' release.

Koreless - Lost in Tokyo (Jacques Greene Remix):  I really really realy can't say no to the J.G., and neither should you.

Mloski - Hair Above Me
Mloski - Just The Way It Is:  Labyrinth offers a few slabs of great downtempo bass jams with all of the uplifitng pads and chopped samples the kids really go for.

Ricardo Donoso - Equivalence of the Thirteen
Ricardo Donoso - The Bow and the Lyre:  If I ever hear the genre name "trance", I hope to god it always refers to the methodical plodding brilliance of Assimilating the Shadow.  This album is electro trance in it's purest incarnation.  There is no drop.  There is no time.  There is only this.  Recommended.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Gossip - Love In A Foreign Place
Jacques Greene - Ready
Japandroids - Sex and Dying in High Society
Jessie Ware - If You're Never Gonna Move
Julia Holter - Hello Stranger
Julia Holter - Maxim's I
Junior Boys - You'll Improve Me (Caribou Remix)
Kool A.D. - Damien Hirst (fet. MondreM.A.N. & Dope G) (prod. by Young L)
Kool A.D. - Manny Pacquiao
Koreless - Lost in Tokyo (Jacques Greene Remix)
Mloski - Hair Above Me
Mloski - Just The Way It Is
Ricardo Donoso - Equivalence of the Thirteen
Ricardo Donoso - The Bow and the Lyre



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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/04/29

blog 2014/04/29 - Float yourself away

Anchors up:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140429.zip


Aphex Twin - Lichen (Reworked by Wisp):  These Wisp remixes don't offer much new, but sometimes there is good to be had in simplifying things and getting everything smoothed out to a level that makes it that much more accessible for the DJs.

Deadbeat - Melbourne Round Midnight
Deadbeat - Where Has My Love Gone:  I was digging back to 2007's Journeyman's Annual and these dub tech tracks were highlights for me, but really the whole album is pretty darn great.

Drake ft James Fauntleroy - Girls Love Beyonce (YOGI Refix):  Great deep bass breakage.

Elbow - Charge
Elbow - Real Life (Angel)
Elbow - The Take Off And Landing Of Everything:  Everyone gots your Best Of 2014 lists ready to start drafting?  Holy hell, The Take Off And Landing Of Everything is a top contender already.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  GET IT NOW.

Four Tet - As Serious As Your Life (Jay Dee Remix):  And the award for the goofiest of Four Tet remixes ever goes to…

Franz Ferdinand - Ulysses (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-animation):  Ahem, I meant to say, the award for the goofiest remix ever goes to…

Gold Panda - Mountain:  Singe from 2012, don't forget this was before trap was like totally over.

Slow Machete - Evening Dust Choir
Slow Machete - Santiago:  Evening Dust Choir is an album that evokes so much in me.  It would be a powerful statement if it was just an instrumental record, but my godthe smooth and smokey and soulful vocals give you shivers in all the right places.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Spider Bags - Keys to the City
Spider Bags - Shape I Was In:  Shake My Head has a numbers of touchstones.  Rancid circa 1991.  Psychobilly.  Barroom indie grunge.  OK so while I connect this to the 90s mostly, it totally sounds like a modern album, just wearing it's fabulous influences on its jacket vest.

The Mouthbreathers - Quicksand:  If I don't include something I can proudly describe as dorky in my updates, I feel a bit of shame.

Thief - Closer (Weird Together Remix):  A great pop song needs a great plod, and so let's plod onward!

Trésors - White Beast (Lonely Walk Remix):  Some times your pop remixes take a dark edge and you think fuck it, rock over london.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Aphex Twin - Lichen (Reworked by Wisp)
Deadbeat - Melbourne Round Midnight
Deadbeat - Where Has My Love Gone
Drake ft James Fauntleroy - Girls Love Beyonce (YOGI Refix)
Elbow - Charge
Elbow - Real Life (Angel)
Elbow - The Take Off And Landing Of Everything
Four Tet - As Serious As Your Life (Jay Dee Remix)
Franz Ferdinand - Ulysses (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-animation)
Gold Panda - Mountain
Slow Machete - Evening Dust Choir
Slow Machete - Santiago
Spider Bags - Keys to the City
Spider Bags - Shape I Was In
The Mouthbreathers - Quicksand
Thief - Closer (Weird Together Remix)
Trésors - White Beast (Lonely Walk Remix)



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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/04/23

blog 2014/04/23 - I'm never surprised when it ends this way

We're bored so we fall in to it again:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140423.zip


2NE1 - MTBD (CL Solo):  "Member" is the new chorus?  OK, whatevs.

Ages And Ages - Divisionary (Do The Right Thing):  I always need an melancholic edge to my sing-along songs.

Alex Coulton - Pointe Noire:  This is some perfectly stripped minimal ish, from the album War Games.

Alexander von Schlippenbach - Light Blue:  I have been grooving on this one all week.  A bit of a throwback, from the 1997 album Schlippenbach Plays Monk.

Denim Snakes - Party Hard:  More barrock singalong indeed!

Evil Analog - Sweet Poison ft Anna Krista:  I love this sexy little number, how it remains restrained without resorting to crazy drops, and knows it is perfect just the way it is.

FaltyDL - She Sleeps (Gang Gang Dance Remix):  This GGD version is even better than the original.  All gravy.

Hundred Waters - Boreal: 
Hundred Waters - Down From the Rafters:  2 tracks here, one from the self-titled album, and one from Down From the Rafters, and both are great.

Laura Stevenson - L-Dopa:  Swooning on those horns, lifting up the epic folk to the heavens.

Luminox - Dynamite:  DY-NA-MITE!  BOOOOOOM

Nick Leng - Walking Home:  Beautiful little bit of electro pop bliss.

Pearls Negras - Pensando em Voce:  This shit is just banging.

Pheo - Real Old Cigar (Joe Kay's Slowed & Roll One Edit):  Lovin' that pitched down rap.

Phox - Espeon:  More glorious folk from the Confetti EP.

Suntrapp - New Morning:  A wonderful song from the album New Morning.

Sylvan Esso - Hey Mami:  Love the acapella folk intro and the perfect tinges of the deep bass.

Temples - A Question Isn't Answered:  Spacey and fuzzed out, the way mom used to make it.  From the new album Sun Structures.

The Lighthouse and The Whaler - Venice:  Close it on the cheery chirping chimes!



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

2NE1 - MTBD (CL Solo)
Ages And Ages - Divisionary (Do The Right Thing)
Alex Coulton - Pointe Noire
Alexander von Schlippenbach - Light Blue
Denim Snakes - Party Hard
Evil Analog - Sweet Poison ft Anna Krista
FaltyDL - She Sleeps (Gang Gang Dance Remix)
Hundred Waters - Boreal
Hundred Waters - Down From the Rafters
Laura Stevenson - L-Dopa
Luminox - Dynamite
Nick Leng - Walking Home
Pearls Negras - Pensando em Voce
Pheo - Real Old Cigar (Joe Kay's Slowed & Roll One Edit)
Phox - Espeon
Suntrapp - New Morning
Sylvan Esso - Hey Mami
Temples - A Question Isn't Answered
The Lighthouse and The Whaler - Venice



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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/04/16

blog 2014/04/16 - I'm not fine but that's all right

For the love of Francis Bacon we will get to thee:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140416.zip


Alex Wiley - Vibration:  Has all of my favourite things about Chance on this flow, totally fabulous.

Daktyl - 244:  Love this stompy wonk bass.

DJ Chus - Vuela Paloma:  Ahhh every once in a while you need to indulge in some jazzy deep house.

E.E.K. - Live Jam at The Cairo High Cinema Institute:  OK I have no idea who these people are or what the setup is.  All I know is that this mp3 stumbled in to my computer one day and I've been ALL ABOUT this killer jam session.  And really, on a normal day the words  "jam session" is enough to provoke a mild gag reflex in the back of my throat, but holy hell this is strict tearing up of shit for 17 minutes solid.

Eliot Lipp - Yeah (Big Gigantic Remix):  I haven't been feeling much Lipp as of late, but this is some happy-infused West Coast breakbeat goodness.

Emika - 3 Hours:  Another totally killer track from Emika, the total queen of dark atmospherics.  I feel about this the same way about Ellen Allien's breakout album.  So hot.

Feel No Other - Winter Is All Over You (First-Aid Kit cover):  Sure I don't think this surpasses the original, the song has such depth that any new take on it is apprecaited.

Glass Animals - Psylla:  Is this some darkcore barroom dfimension or what?

Hurray For The Riff Raff - The Body Electric:  Unf!  A big blow of emotional goodness from the new album Small Town Heroes.

Jason Isbell - Cover Me Up:  There is a solemn heaviness on Southeastern, as Isbell emerges in to sobriety with new eyes and soulful humbleness.

Rokia Traoré - Ka Moun Kè
Rokia Traoré - Kouma:  The first half of Beautiful Africa is absolutely stunning.  I think it drags a bit, before the stellar closer, but if you like these grooves the album is totally worth checking out.

The Welcome Wagon - High
The Welcome Wagon - I'm Not Fine
The Welcome Wagon - My Best Days, Parts 1 & 2:  The other week I was all "time to go unironically listen to some Xtian folk music."  Seriously people, just because the guy is a minister is no reason to skip this gem.  Yes, it sounds similar to Sufjan Stevens and is out on his record label, but how many holy holy holy enunciations have you cried along on Stevens' records, and for some reason you're skipping this one just because it's a bit to Jesusy?  Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices comes highly recommended, even if you have to pretend it's another soft folk concept album from Steven's pre-overture catalogue.

Tinashe - Ecstasy (Remix) ft Chance the Rapper:  Total ecstatic smooth bass with some great RnB vocals and a dash of Chance to close it out perfectly.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Alex Wiley - Vibration
Daktyl - 244
DJ Chus - Vuela Paloma
E.E.K. - Live Jam at The Cairo High Cinema Institute
Eliot Lipp - Yeah (Big Gigantic Remix)
Emika - 3 Hours
Feel No Other - Winter Is All Over You (First-Aid Kit cover)
Glass Animals - Psylla
Hurray For The Riff Raff - The Body Electric
Jason Isbell - Cover Me Up
Rokia Traoré - Ka Moun Kè
Rokia Traoré - Kouma
The Welcome Wagon - High
The Welcome Wagon - I'm Not Fine
The Welcome Wagon - My Best Days, Parts 1 & 2
Tinashe - Ecstasy (Remix) ft Chance the Rapper



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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/04/08

blog 2014/04/08 - it's a process

and the result is you:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140408.zip


Carter Juncal - Tapes:  All that bliss-n-bass shit yesssss.

Conner Youngblood - Amelia:  Oh sing me off to sweet sweet rumptuous slumber!

Depone - Test Me:  Tear it up!  Tear up the classic sample junglist sample set and slam that shit up.

Disrupt - Hail The Robots:  Robobreakbeat is oh so delicious.

Emynd x Future - $hit (clean):  The breaks are hot, but aww man the vocal rambles make it perfect.

Fat Tony - Hood Party ft Kool A.D. & Despot:  I love the flows of Kool and Despot oh so frickin much.  They could be rhyming over a chime box for all I care.

Haerts - Wings:  This is the glorious redemption the 80s has been waiting for.

Hayley Reardon - Booze And Blueberries (For Betsy):  OK, this is some quiver-at-the-knees kind of stuff.,

Hominidae - Aloe:  Over the top snap bass production that just becomes a joy.

Jeremiah Jae - Survival ft Oliver the 2nd:  Loving this track.  Really understated beat that works really well and harkens back to the days of restraint.

Lists - Autumn:  Gorgeous energy that pulses somewhere between Bon Iver and Belle & Sebastien.

NO - Leave The Door Wide Open:  These guys are STILL NOT THE NATIONAL, and are still great.

Pharrell - Happy (Robots With Rayguns Remix):  Does what it says on the tin.

Phoenix - SOS In Bel Air (Ariel Pink's Krystal Bamboo Remix):  Not normally an AP fan, but oh the charm of this one!

Sean Dee - Bow and Arrows ft Anna Yvette:  It kind of gushes positivity, but I can still groove at it thanks to the flute trill.

Toronto Homicide Squad - Cold Eggs
Toronto Homicide Squad - Coyote Killer:  Oh god yes some great grind sludge out from the album Nein Bullets.

Washed Out - Don't Give Up:  Sweet post-Beck pop washes from the album Paracosm.

Wye Oak - Mary Is Mary:  New Wye Oak, The Knot!  More brooding!  More emotions!  MORE!

Yellow Ostrich - Neon Fists:  Oh and swoon Yellow Ostrich named their new album after my favourite place to be: Cosmos.

Y/2/K - Not Sad:  Close out on the smooth basslines that yes, are totally sad, and just not admitting to it.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Carter Juncal - Tapes
Conner Youngblood - Amelia
Depone - Test Me
Disrupt - Hail The Robots
Emynd x Future - $hit (clean)
Fat Tony - Hood Party ft Kool A.D. & Despot
Haerts - Wings
Hayley Reardon - Booze And Blueberries (For Betsy)
Hominidae - Aloe
Jeremiah Jae - Survival ft Oliver the 2nd
Lists - Autumn
NO - Leave The Door Wide Open
Pharrell - Happy (Robots With Rayguns Remix)
Phoenix - SOS In Bel Air (Ariel Pink's Krystal Bamboo Remix)
Sean Dee - Bow and Arrows ft Anna Yvette
Toronto Homicide Squad - Cold Eggs
Toronto Homicide Squad - Coyote Killer
Washed Out - Don't Give Up
Wye Oak - Mary Is Mary
Yellow Ostrich - Neon Fists
Y/2/K - Not Sad



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