Tuesday, August 16, 2016

CPI - Density

New album out today:
CPI - Density
(a love letter)

01 solitudes
02 redbird
03 home handover
04 arcade
05 environments
06 japanese birds
07 trains
08 zohar
09 hanatarash
10 triadic memories
11 echoes

sounds played on top themselves:  field recordings, classical, noise, etc

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/08/09

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160809.zip
Aun - Fiat Lux
Aun - Radiation
Best Coast - Feeling OK
Best Coast - Fine Without You
Best Coast - Sleep Won't Ever Come
case-lang-veirs - Atomic Number
case-lang-veirs - Best Kept Secret
case-lang-veirs - I Want To Be Here
G.L.O.S.S. - Give Violence A Chance
G.L.O.S.S. - Trans Day Of Revenge
Plastikman - Fuk
Plastikman - Plasticity
Plastikman - Sickness
Reighnbeau - Highways
The Julie Ruin - Hit Reset
The Julie Ruin - Let Me Go
The Julie Ruin - Rather Not
The Julie Ruin - Record Breaker

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/08/03

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160803.zip
Chance The Rapper - All We Got
Chance The Rapper - Angels
Chance The Rapper - Juke Jam
Chance The Rapper - No Problem
CHVRCHES - Bury It
CHVRCHES - Get Away
CHVRCHES - Make Them Gold
CHVRCHES - Never Ending Circles
Danny L Harle - Awake for Hours
John Zorn - Magic Carpet Ride
Nots - Decadence
Radiohead - Burn The Witch
Radiohead - Decks Dark
Radiohead - Ful Stop
Radiohead - Identikit
Third Coast Percussion - Mallet Quartet III. Fast
Third Coast Percussion - Nagoya Marimbas

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

the 2005 demos

CPI - 2005 demo 1
CPI - 2005 demo 2


I found 2 old demos on an external hard drive. As my days of relevancy as a DJ slow to a halt, I wanted to share them to give some perspective.
Go back and look at my output circa 2004. GO AND LOOK. I had started buying a few dancier records in 2003 and 2004, and 2004 saw releases of mixtapes for both Venus Envy and The Decypher Cru. I was hot shit, on a roll. I was playing dancey vinyl, feeling good, and decided I should go get a regular booking at a club. What could go wrong?


After passing around a tonne of these demos, no one called me back. Maybe they didn't like the music, maybe they didn't want a fat queer woman on display, whatevs. In retrospect a lot of my dance favourites did not exactly inspire the same rush of feelings in the rest of the world. YMMV


Honed by many years of eclectic queer parties, I repeated a similar thing in 2012, with much greater refinement: Q-Bounce 1.1 and Q-Bounce 1.2 were my statements of how I wanted to have a dance party.  They were demos of exactly what I wanted to bring to the table.


The reactions from my hometown Ottawa crowds were mostly stares, gawks, and confusion, thus effectively ending my viability as a dance DJ. (though apparently it went over well in Toronto and Montreal.)

These are a bit sloppy, but for me, endearing.  Maybe it's the nostalgia.  I once thought I could get Ottawa clubs to dance along to Squarepusher and Mu. Oh god the needle even jumps at one point.
I made them each under 20 minutes so they could fit on one of those nifty 3" CDRs, or on either side of a 40 minute cassette.

Friday, July 15, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/07/14

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160714.zip
Anohni - 4 Degrees
Anohni - Drone Bomb Me
Anohni - Hopelessness
Frightened Rabbit - An Otherwise Disappointing Life
Frightened Rabbit - Get Out
Frightened Rabbit - I Wish I Was Sober
Kashaka - Ayyyeeeee
Masha Qurella - Everything Shows
Masha Qurella - Feels Like
Pat Metheny - Resume Variations
Pat Metheny - Tubingen
Quivers - The Poltergeist
Solo vs Vega - The Love Ritual - Bootyleg
Son Lux - We Are the Ones
Son Lux - You Don't Own Me ft Hanna Benn

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/06/15

blog 2016/06/15 - down the road and still nowhere

never good, never ok:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160615.zip


Audio Two - Top Billin (Rhythm Scholar Drop The Funk Remix):  love these oldschool classics getting the supercut treatments.

Bassline Drift - Drink The Water (Froogle Revibe):  Classic style downtempo smoothness.

Batillus - Concrete (Andy Stott Remix):  This is some industrial core heavy shit right now.  And you thought Stott went pretty.

Gene Serene - Hazza:  Of course I always love that skitter idm

Niki & The Dove -  Brand New
Niki & The Dove -  So Much It Hurts
Niki & The Dove -  You Want The Sun:  Everybody’s Heart Is Broken Now isn't quite the gloryhole I was hoping for, but I do really dig these tracks.

Omar Souleyman - Bahdeni Nami ft Four Tet
Omar Souleyman - Darb El Hawa
Omar Souleyman - Enssa El Aatab ft Modeselektor:  OK so we got Four Tet and Modeselektor all up in this ish?  Apart from the final remix Bahdeni Nami just sounds like a very tightly produced Souleyman album.  JAAAAAMMMM

Prefuse 73 - Prime Meridian Narcissism:  Slick track off the Every Color of Darkness EP

The Power Cords - Surface of the Moon:  Bliss on that radio pop!



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Audio Two - Top Billin (Rhythm Scholar Drop The Funk Remix)
Bassline Drift - Drink The Water (Froogle Revibe)
Batillus - Concrete (Andy Stott Remix)
Gene Serene - Hazza
Niki & The Dove -  Brand New
Niki & The Dove -  So Much It Hurts
Niki & The Dove -  You Want The Sun
Omar Souleyman - Bahdeni Nami ft Four Tet
Omar Souleyman - Darb El Hawa
Omar Souleyman - Enssa El Aatab ft Modeselektor
Prefuse 73 - Prime Meridian Narcissism
The Power Cords - Surface of the Moon



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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/06/08

blog 2016/06/08 - all that we can be bothered

and it still comes undone:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160608.zip


Alexis Young - Letterman:  rock over Alexis

Audiobot - Mars 2040:  That Prefuse73 zeitgeist writ large with westcoast widebass

Claude VonStroke - Can't Wait (VonStroke's Where's Kenny Remix)
Claude VonStroke - Lay It Down Re-Smoked ft DJ Nehpets
Claude VonStroke - Urban Animal:  I loooove Claude here and his Urban Animal album and remixes are full of bouncy deep house wonder  RECOMMENDED

Extended Spirit - Sista Riddim:  Quality riddim is quality.

Gems - W-O U:  Smooth pop gem

Ian William Craig - Lost on Tim, Part 2
Ian William Craig - Parry That with More Geometry:  Everything on Zugzwang for Fostex has a glorious ambient sheen of William Basinski meeting Tim Hecker.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if either of those 2 names excite you.

JJ DOOM - Banished (Beck Remix)
JJ DOOM - Bookfiend (Clams Casino version)
JJ DOOM - Rhymin Slang (Dave Sitek Remix)
JJ DOOM - The Signs ft Gone The Hero:  Some of the top highlights from this 2014 Bookhead EP

Sofi Tukker - Drinkee (Dinnerdate Remix):  Love those click-a-clack grooves

Waxahatchee - Dixie Cups and Jars
Waxahatchee - Peace and Quiet:  Cerulean Salt came out 2013 but I only got around to it now, but can confirm: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Alexis Young - Letterman
Audiobot - Mars 2040
Claude VonStroke - Can't Wait (VonStroke's Where's Kenny Remix)
Claude VonStroke - Lay It Down Re-Smoked ft DJ Nehpets
Claude VonStroke - Urban Animal
Extended Spirit - Sista Riddim
Gems - W-O U
Ian William Craig - Lost on Tim, Part 2
Ian William Craig - Parry That with More Geometry
JJ DOOM - Banished (Beck Remix)
JJ DOOM - Bookfiend (Clams Casino version)
JJ DOOM - Rhymin Slang (Dave Sitek Remix)
JJ DOOM - The Signs ft Gone The Hero
Sofi Tukker - Drinkee (Dinnerdate Remix)
Waxahatchee - Dixie Cups and Jars
Waxahatchee - Peace and Quiet



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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/05/31

blog 2016/05/31 - secret third room

You left something there and will never know it:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160531.zip


Aimes - Falling:  This is full of rave smiles.

BADBADNOTGOOD - Experience
BADBADNOTGOOD - Stark's Reality
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah - Mind Playing Tricks
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah - Six Degrees (feat. Danny Brown:  The Sour Soul album from 2015 has a great balance of instrumental segments and the Ghostface collabs.  Quality.  RECOMMENDED.
Baile - Use (B-Sides):  Deeep groove

Daveed Diggs - (Small Things) To A Giant
Daveed Diggs - Fresh From The Hood
Daveed Diggs - Small Things (To A Giant) ft Chinaka Hodge:  OK so the whole 2012 album isn't essential, but there's lots of goodness to chew on here.

Emily Hall - Embrace:  This pushes all of the buttons.  Just mashes the keyboard.

Jazz Cartier - Count On Me:  I'm pretty sure the loop in the background is NOT saying "applebees".  Pretty sure, at least.

Kerbside Collection - Sweet Like Nectar (Ennio Styles Remix):  Oh yus these jazz breaks all kinds of ridic fun.

Låpsley - Burn (Vasta Remix):  I love when a pop groove goes deep so effortlessly.

Majical Cloudz - Heavy
Majical Cloudz - So Blue:  I'm not all in love with Are You Alone?, the final MC album, but I do love these 2 tracks.

Swaying Wires - Nowhere:  Close it all down with this fabulous breeze.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Aimes - Falling
BADBADNOTGOOD - Experience
BADBADNOTGOOD - Stark's Reality
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah - Mind Playing Tricks
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah - Six Degrees (feat. Danny Brown
Baile - Use (B-Sides)
Daveed Diggs - (Small Things) To A Giant
Daveed Diggs - Fresh From The Hood
Daveed Diggs - Small Things (To A Giant) ft Chinaka Hodge
Emily Hall - Embrace
Jazz Cartier - Count On Me
Kerbside Collection - Sweet Like Nectar (Ennio Styles Remix)
Låpsley - Burn (Vasta Remix)
Majical Cloudz - Heavy
Majical Cloudz - So Blue
Swaying Wires - Nowhere



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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/05/25

blog 2016/05/25 - take time away

It just leaves you:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160525.zip


Andy Stott - First Night
Andy Stott - New Romantic
Andy Stott - Too Many Voices:  New album Too Many Voices is far and away my favourite Andy Stott album.  It's vastly more listenable, channeling the isolating aspects of prior works and finetuning it more towards just-enough.  The lazier reliance on density and distortion has diminished.  RECOMMENDED

Baby Baby - Best Franz:  From the Big Boy Baller Club

Busdriver - Colonize the Moon ft Pegasus Warning
Busdriver - (Perfect Hair hidden track)
Busdriver - Retirement Ode:  I've mentioned it before, but reminder that Perfect Hair from 2014 is a pretty amazing album.  RECOMMENDED.

JFM - Test of Faith:  Blissout from the Debaser mixTAPE.

John Zorn - Pellucidar
John Zorn - Queen of Ilium:  I could listen to Zorn's smooth jazz ensembles forever.  Pellucidar is a gem.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Kiyoko - Open
Kiyoko - Shinagawa:  This is back from 2012, but Sea Of Trees is worth a visit.  Delicate IDM structures for you hazy days and nights.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Lagartijeando - Cardo Rodando:  all over this

Lisa Mitchell - Neopolitan Dreams (Sonnengruss Remix):  #chimecore

Rosa Yemen - Herpes Simplex:  nowave4ever

Sivani - Tooth Hound Sand (AIA):  More blissout from the Debaser mixtape.

Susy Sun & Go Periscope - Any Other Way (Go Periscope Remix):  Electropop overdose.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Andy Stott - First Night
Andy Stott - New Romantic
Andy Stott - Too Many Voices
Baby Baby - Best Franz
Busdriver - Colonize the Moon ft Pegasus Warning
Busdriver - (Perfect Hair hidden track)
Busdriver - Retirement Ode
JFM - Test of Faith
John Zorn - Pellucidar
John Zorn - Queen of Ilium
Kiyoko - Open
Kiyoko - Shinagawa
Lagartijeando - Cardo Rodando
Lisa Mitchell - Neopolitan Dreams (Sonnengruss Remix)
Rosa Yemen - Herpes Simplex
Sivani - Tooth Hound Sand (AIA)
Susy Sun & Go Periscope - Any Other Way (Go Periscope Remix)



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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/05/17

blog 2016/05/17 - not all poisons are anger

Mining the past to escape the now:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160517.zip


Clipping. - Inside Out
Clipping. - Work Work ft Cocc Pistol Cree:  Now that Daveed Diggs is famous from his turn on Hamilton, it prompts a relisten to the old Clipping albums and well… OK these tracks are pretty hot.  But Diggs solo album holds up really well.  More on that later.

Geskia - Afterhours
Geskia - Odd Cloud:  This album SFIMT is a bloody delight.  Top shelf crafted beats that you will have on repeat.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

HiRollers - Aera:  Sweet bass rolling

Ikue Mori - Basharaf
Ikue Mori - Mozu #3
Ikue Mori - Orot:  The Tzadik stalwart is back and I think this is one her most satisying albums yet, and In Light of Shadows has a delicious variety of textures and explorations.  RECOMMENDED.

Janet Jackson - The Pleasure Principle 2.0 (INTLparty x E.T. Remix):  DAMMIT, JANET!

Joanna Newsom - Good Intentions Paving Company (2016-04-01 live in Boise)
Joanna Newsom - Leaving The City (2016-04-01 live in Boise)
Joanna Newsom - Peach Plum Pear (2016-04-01 live in Boise):  This live concert recording drifted my way and hoooooly fucking shit is it amazing.  Add Newsom to your bucketlist of whom to see live.  Absolutely stunning.  Find her on tour, or find the bootlegs.  They are so good they will make you cry.

Mogollar - Cigrik (FOC Edits Rework):  Grooving Jam House!

Nick Hakim - The Light:  Smooooothed out

Radiohead - Spectre:  A new band, I think from New Zealand?  Dunno, but I think they're going to be huge one day.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Clipping. - Inside Out
Clipping. - Work Work ft Cocc Pistol Cree
Geskia - Afterhours
Geskia - Odd Cloud
HiRollers - Aera
Ikue Mori - Basharaf
Ikue Mori - Mozu #3
Ikue Mori - Orot
Janet Jackson - The Pleasure Principle 2.0 (INTLparty x E.T. Remix)
Joanna Newsom - Good Intentions Paving Company (2016-04-01 live in Boise)
Joanna Newsom - Leaving The City (2016-04-01 live in Boise)
Joanna Newsom - Peach Plum Pear (2016-04-01 live in Boise)
Mogollar - Cigrik (FOC Edits Rework)
Nick Hakim - The Light
Radiohead - Spectre



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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

MP3 blog 2015/05/10

blog 2016/05/10 - poison for fun and profit

Mostly just for fun and obliteration:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160510.zip


Above Top Secret - Wtf!:  No fucks given

Bitchin Bajas - Field Study
Bitchin Bajas - Tilang:  This 2014 self-titled album is great psychedelic ambience.  RECOMMENDED

Josh Flagg - Lights Out:  Suddenly I am back in high school listening to Soundgarden in my friend's camper trailer.

Leon Bridges - Coming Home
Leon Bridges - River
Leon Bridges - Smooth Sailin':  Coming Home is a bit of a gem, but mostly for me it showcases a rising talent who will touch greatness, hopefully in the next album.  In the meantime, there are a few great cuts here. 

MG Encore Ensemble - Retablo (2nd mvt, Almayne):  From Oct 16, 2015 at X Avant X, in Toronto at The Music Gallery

Monogem - Wait and See (Thero Remix):  Oh yeah this is some glorious electropop goodness

Ryan Hemsworth & Lucas - Long Time:  Hemsworth always gives the goods.

The Dead Weather - I Feel Love (Every Million Miles):  From the new album Dodge & Burn, a great barroom stormer.

Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Ghosts & Pains
Wildbirds & Peacedrums - The Offbeat
Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Who I Was:  I somehow missed this album Rhythm in 2014 and it's all quite amazing.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Above Top Secret - Wtf!
Bitchin Bajas - Field Study
Bitchin Bajas - Tilang
Josh Flagg - Lights Out
Leon Bridges - Coming Home
Leon Bridges - River
Leon Bridges - Smooth Sailin'
MG Encore Ensemble - Retablo (2nd mvt, Almayne)
Monogem - Wait and See (Thero Remix)
Ryan Hemsworth & Lucas - Long Time
The Dead Weather - I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)
Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Ghosts & Pains
Wildbirds & Peacedrums - The Offbeat
Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Who I Was



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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/05/03

blog 2016/05/03 - yes no really all jokes

For fear of being understood:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160503.zip


Aesop Rock - Rings
Aesop Rock - Shrunk:  The Impossible Kid is out and it is ACES.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Beyoncé - Formation
Beyoncé - Freedom ft Kendrick Lamar
Beyoncé - Hold Up:  Oh hay Bey did a thing and it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Black Mountain - Heart of Snow:  Did you know that Black Mountain released a 10th anniversary release of their amazing debut?  OK the add-on stuff isn't really essential, but if you haven't heard this first album… it's the best.   HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Egoh - You And I:  Sublime bass all over.

Erik Nilsson - On And Onward:  Glory be to the piano break IDM lords.

Leisure - Got It Bad:  Smooooth soul break

Perfect Pussy - A Leash Called Love:  Amazing track with their split with Joanna Gruesome.

Pram - Blue Singer:  Throw back to a little nowave love sounds

RVIVR - Big Lie
RVIVR - Paper Thin
RVIVR - Rainspell:  From 2013's The Beauty Between, oh the joys of poppy punk indulgence.

Tabu Ley Rochereau - Pitié:  OK now calm down to this bit of groove.

Thrangh - Agghlartagh:  Hit it up mutant stylee



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Aesop Rock - Rings
Aesop Rock - Shrunk
Beyoncé - Formation
Beyoncé - Freedom ft Kendrick Lamar
Beyoncé - Hold Up
Black Mountain - Heart of Snow
Egoh - You And I
Erik Nilsson - On And Onward
Leisure - Got It Bad
Perfect Pussy - A Leash Called Love
Pram - Blue Singer
RVIVR - Big Lie
RVIVR - Paper Thin
RVIVR - Rainspell
Tabu Ley Rochereau - Pitié
Thrangh - Agghlartagh



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Saturday, April 30, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/04/30 - Daphne Music vol 007

blog 2016/04/30 - Daphne Music vol 007

weekend dance parties:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160430-daphne007.zip


All songs selected by my daughter.





THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

01 Mary Poppins - Let's Go Fly A Kite
02 Paul Simon - The Obvious Child (edit)
03 Justin Bieber - Sorry
04 Hamilton OST - Helpless
05 They Might Be Giants - One Dozen Monkeys
06 Sharon, Lois and Bram - Goin' to the Zoo
07 Frozen OST - Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People
08 Raffi - Oats and Beans and Barley
09 Basia Bulat - La La Lie
10 Muppets Movie OST - I'm Going To Go Back There Someday
11 Eskimeaux - Broken Necks
12 Hamilton OST - My Shot
13 They Might Be Giants - Roy G. Biv
14 Rae Spoon - Can't Go Right
15 In The Heights OST - Breathe
16 Jeffrey Lewis - Roll Bus Roll
17 Purity Ring - Repetition
18 Sharon, Lois and Bram - If You're Happy and you Know It
19 Frozen OST - Do You Want To Build A Snowman
20 Raffi - The Corner Grocery Store
21 They Might Be Giants - The Bloodmobile
22 Sharon, Lois and Bram - Skinnamarink



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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/04/27

blog 2016/04/27 - even light is pretty slow

don't mean to upset you but it's true:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160427.zip


Art Lande - Corinthian Melodies:  This ducks back to Rubisa Patrol from 1976.

Aten Rays - Come With Me:  Oooof this is that perfect bass ish

El Vy - It's A Game:  Oh woah so that's duder from The National?

Emile Haynie - Come Find Me (Salda Remix):  Straight up electro pop house goodness.

Joanna Gruesome - Psykick Espionage:  Amaaaaazing track from the wonderful split put out with Perfect Pussy.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Kronos Quartet - Cry of a Lady
Kronos Quartet - Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector:  Kronos knocking out more Terry Riley gems?  Yes it's as good as it sounds.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Kultur - Ephemere ft Bamiyah:  the sex.

Led to Sea - Breathe Some:  Sweet pop from The Beautiful Humming of Ms. Fortune

Metronomy - A Thing For Me (Breakbot Remix):  I'll never tire of remixes of this song.

The October Solution - Stolen:  All over the dreampop tip.

Waxahatchee - Blue
Waxahatchee - Bonfire
Waxahatchee - Breathless
Waxahatchee - The Dirt:  I've been sleeping on Ivy Tripp for a while, but it's lovely and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Art Lande - Corinthian Melodies
Aten Rays - Come With Me
El Vy - It's A Game
Emile Haynie - Come Find Me (Salda Remix)
Joanna Gruesome - Psykick Espionage
Kronos Quartet - Cry of a Lady
Kronos Quartet - Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector
Kultur - Ephemere ft Bamiyah
Led to Sea - Breathe Some
Metronomy - A Thing For Me (Breakbot Remix)
The October Solution - Stolen
Waxahatchee - Blue
Waxahatchee - Bonfire
Waxahatchee - Breathless
Waxahatchee - The Dirt



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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/04/19

blog 2016/04/19 - let's not accept dwindling updates as a metaphor for our mortality

that would be awkward:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160419.zip


Beth Malone - Maps (Fun Home OST)
Judy Kuhn - Days and Days (Fun Home OST)
Beth Malone - Telephone Wire (Fun Home OST):  Alison Bechdel's comic memoir Fun Home is one of the greatest graphic novels ever made.  I had the privilege of seeing Fun Home on Broadway, something that a decade ago we never would have thought would come about, but here it is, and it is genius.  Performed "in the round" with a high-tech stage that folds in and around itself with hidden lifts and set pieces on wheels, it is one of the best pieces of theatre I have ever been to.  While certainly the soundtrack is recommended, this work is far more than the songs.  Get to Broadway for it when you can.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  at the very least, go read the book.

Dark Time Sunshine - Can't Wait
Dark Time Sunshine - I'll Be Damned ft Poeina Suddarth
Dark Time Sunshine - Never Cry Wolf ft Reva DeVito
Dark Time Sunshine - Prairie Dog Day:  So when my daughter was born I missed a LOT of great music that year, including ANX, an amazing album from Dark Time Sunshine.  This album is so damn wonderful.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Hot Chip - Cry For You
Hot Chip - Dark Night
Hot Chip - Huarache Lights
Hot Chip - Why Make Sense:  Hot Chip have a great track record of making pretty damn amazing pop albums with staggering consistency.  Why Make Sense? contiues that trend, filled with masterful pop tracks.  These are my faves but there are a bunch more to discover.  A few skippers, but only a few, so still RECOMMENDED.

Kacy Hill - Foreign Fields:  I'm just here riding that subbass all damn day

Ms. John Soda - Hero Whales:  Lovely little songs from the new record Loom.

Sam Shelabi + Stefan Christoff - Vardar River Song:  Meditative beauty from the album Rodina.  RECOMMENDED

Shamir - Head In The Clouds
Shamir - Vegas:  Ratchet got some great reviews, but more me these were the two winners and I could pass the rest.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Beth Malone - Maps (Fun Home OST)
Judy Kuhn - Days and Days (Fun Home OST)
Beth Malone - Telephone Wire (Fun Home OST)
Dark Time Sunshine - Can't Wait
Dark Time Sunshine - I'll Be Damned ft Poeina Suddarth
Dark Time Sunshine - Never Cry Wolf ft Reva DeVito
Dark Time Sunshine - Prairie Dog Day
Hot Chip - Cry For You
Hot Chip - Dark Night
Hot Chip - Huarache Lights
Hot Chip - Why Make Sense
Kacy Hill - Foreign Fields
Ms. John Soda - Hero Whales
Sam Shelabi + Stefan Christoff - Vardar River Song
Shamir - Head In The Clouds
Shamir - Vegas



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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/04/06

blog 2016/04/06 - picture a squirrel

yes just hold that thought:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160406.zip


A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It (J. Cole Remix):  PHIFE DAWG RIP

Emily Vaughn - Better Off (Young Bombs Remix):  Sweet + smooth electro pop!

Julia Holter - Everytime Boots
Julia Holter - Fee You
Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness:  Somehow Have You In My Wilderness manages to sound both mature and quirky, and it's full of contemporary pop joys.  RECOMMENDED.

Kito & Swick - Video Call (Main Course):  All over this slickbass

Los Gaiteros De San Jacinto - Manolo (Uproot Andy Remix):  I've written endlessly about my love and appreciation for Uproot Andy, so let's get that shit reified!

Sam Shalabi & Stefan Christoff - 2016-05-17 live at 2 Monk Street, Ottawa (2016):  WELL HERE YOU GO!  I was blessed to be at this magical evening, and lo' they recorded it and put it up on soundcloud!  So now I want to spread the love and goodness.  Piano + Oud, baby, together at last.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

X-Tg - Janitor Of Lunacy:  Close dowhn with some Anohni magic!



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It (J. Cole Remix)
Emily Vaughn - Better Off (Young Bombs Remix)
Julia Holter - Everytime Boots
Julia Holter - Fee You
Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness
Kito & Swick - Video Call (Main Course)
Los Gaiteros De San Jacinto - Manolo (Uproot Andy Remix)
Sam Shalabi & Stefan Christoff - 2016-05-17 live at 2 Monk Street, Ottawa (2016)
X-Tg - Janitor Of Lunacy



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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/03/22

blog 2016/03/22 - there's no groove

nothing at all just embers:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160322.zip


Babymetal - ギミチョコ!! (Gimme chocolate!!):  An important life lesson we can all take to heart.

Helios - Every Passing Hour
Helios - It Was Warmer Then

Hermitude - Ukiyo (Zathlute Remix):  Loving that Hermitude bass.

Husky Rescue - Deep Forest Green
Husky Rescue - Under Friendly Fire

Ian William Craig - Habit Worn and Wandering

Lilt - Don't Tell Me:  sweetbasspop

Major Lazer - Be Together ft Wild Belle (Paxel Remix)

Ought - Beautiful Blue Sky
Ought - Men For Miles:  Oh gosh how did I sleep on Sun Coming Down from last year?  I was addicted to their prior album, and this one hasn't quite eclipsed it, but dammit still so good.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Sam Shelabi + Stefan Christoff - Elephantine:  Majestic bliss of Flying Street:  oud and piano together.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Streetlight Manifesto - Somewhere In The Between:  OMG ANYONE REMEMBER SKAPUNK?

Tree Machines - At Arms Length:  Close out on the drama bombast!



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Babymetal - ギミチョコ!! (Gimme chocolate!!)
Helios - Every Passing Hour
Helios - It Was Warmer Then
Hermitude - Ukiyo (Zathlute Remix)
Husky Rescue - Deep Forest Green
Husky Rescue - Under Friendly Fire
Ian William Craig - Habit Worn and Wandering
Lilt - Don't Tell Me
Major Lazer - Be Together ft Wild Belle (Paxel Remix)
Ought - Beautiful Blue Sky
Ought - Men For Miles
Sam Shelabi + Stefan Christoff - Elephantine
Streetlight Manifesto - Somewhere In The Between
Tree Machines - At Arms Length



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Friday, March 18, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/03/17

blog 2016/03/17 - on the knees it's less dangerous

we are just the echoes:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160317.zip


Annabelle's Curse - Brother In Arms:  Lovely little track to start us off, from Worn Out Skin.

Big Freedia - Pussy Pop:  UH OH UH OH UH OH AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW YEAH

Floating Points - Nespole
Floating Points - Peroration Six:  Elaenia is reminds me of the first time I heard Tortoise's Millions Now Living Will Never Die, except more influenced by Orb than post-rock.  Recommended!

Gospel Machine - Just Call Me:  Soul rock that sounds pretty much like the name would have you expecting!

Jim O'Rourke - All Your Love
Jim O'Rourke - Friends With Benefits
Jim O'Rourke - Last Year:  Sometimes an album gets praise and you put it on and you just don't notice.  And you go back, and again, and you're not IN TO IT, but intruiged.  And then suddenly it clicks and realize suddenly that it has been working it's subtleties in to your brain and all at once the album is an essential brilliant whole.   Simple Songs is fantastic, and doesn't quite live up to the title.  While it's no O'Rourke's avant jams, the tones of this album might at first listen seem simple, but the songs themselves fold outward with a refined maturity and depth that would make a prog fan turn their head.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  Each of these songs could have been half of thier length and still been satisfying and lowkey, but they are bubbling with layers and complexity.

Maxence Cyrin - No Cars Go (Arcade Fire piano cover)
Maxence Cyrin - Where Is My Mind (The Pixies Piano Cover):  Yeah you know you wanted these.  Fite me.

Melt-Banana - The Hive:  From 2013's Fetch, my god I can't tell you how much I fucking love Melt Banana.  ESSENTIAL.

Odesza - Light ft Little Dragon:  Smooth as shit.  wait what a horrible turn of phrase.

Oh Wonder - Lose It:  Smooth house pop yes

Rae Sremmurd - No Flex Zone:  This is just straight banging.

Rokia Traoré - N'Téri:  My jaaaam

Vice Squad - Latex Love:  Oh wait this is from 1981?  No Cause For Concern yesss

Worriers - They Them Theirs:  Love this track from Imaginary Life.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Annabelle's Curse - Brother In Arms
Big Freedia - Pussy Pop
Floating Points - Nespole
Floating Points - Peroration Six
Gospel Machine - Just Call Me
Jim O'Rourke - All Your Love
Jim O'Rourke - Friends With Benefits
Jim O'Rourke - Last Year
Maxence Cyrin - No Cars Go (Arcade Fire piano cover)
Maxence Cyrin - Where Is My Mind (The Pixies Piano Cover)
Melt-Banana - The Hive
Odesza - Light ft Little Dragon
Oh Wonder - Lose It
Rae Sremmurd - No Flex Zone
Rokia Traoré - N'Téri
Vice Squad - Latex Love
Worriers - They Them Theirs



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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/02/24

blog 2016/02/24 - balance in mind, falling practice

time accelerates as your perspectives compound:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160224.zip


Blackstreet - No Diggity (Basé Remix):  How many No Diggity flips are there?  NOT ENOUGH.  That is the correct answer.

Blondie - Rapture (Rhythm Scholar Recurring Dream Remix):  Oh my gawwwwd this is such an indulgent remix groove.  I love it.

CocoRosie - Lost Girls
CocoRosie - Lucky Clover
CocoRosie - Tim and Tina:  OK so I'm not all gaga about Heartache City, but these tracks do it for me.

Deerhunter - Living My Life:  I generally don't find Deerhunter interesting, but I think this track from Fading Frontier has enough of a Vampire Weekend edge to do it.

Edmund Welles - Moira The Warrior:  What sorcery is this??? From Imagination Lost.

Ever So Android - Moment:  Get to the pit and dance, losers.  From the album Disconnect.

Gilligan Moss - Choreograph:  Playful in the deep.

Hayden James - Something About You:  Let's stay in that dee end, kids.

Mateo Senolia - Baldwin (Yoruba Soul Mix):  Preach on.

Midnight - Baptize:  Oh this is some slick bass soul.

Open Sky Unit - Sunshine Star:  Holy crap this is a perfect jam.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Blackstreet - No Diggity (Basé Remix)
Blondie - Rapture (Rhythm Scholar Recurring Dream Remix)
CocoRosie - Lost Girls
CocoRosie - Lucky Clover
CocoRosie - Tim and Tina
Deerhunter - Living My Life
Edmund Welles - Moira The Warrior
Ever So Android - Moment
Gilligan Moss - Choreograph
Hayden James - Something About You
Mateo Senolia - Baldwin (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Midnight - Baptize
Open Sky Unit - Sunshine Star



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Thursday, February 18, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/02/18

blog 2016/02/18 - just obnoxious enough

we're gonna make it this time I promise for sure:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160218.zip


Antarctigo Vespucci - I'm Giving Up On U2:  and so should you, too

Baeb Rxxth - Strp:  Allll over this one

Basia Bulat - In The Name Of
Basia Bulat - The Garden:  New Basia!!!  Good Advice is out and it's filled with wonder.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Bip Ling - Bipping (Robokid Remix):  BIP BIPPPP BI BI BIP BIPPP BIP!

Goldmund - Turquoise Hexagon Sun (Boards Of Canada cover):  oh god oh god oh god oh god oh god oh god oh god oh god oh god we are everything and one oh god oh god oh god

Helios - Every Passing Hour
Helios - It Was Warmer Then:  There's a certain sound here that lingers in that "Pop Ambient" familiarity, but a few tracks on Yume really do it for me.

Jet Trash - What They Want:  dance all up in that garage

Kabaka Pyramid - Get You
Kabaka Pyramid - The Sound:  Oh this kind of summertime bass makes me just want warm weather

La Sera - Losing to the Dark:  rock out from Hour of the Dawn

Myriam Gendron - Song of Perfect Propriety:  oh gosh this storytelling folk really does it for me.

Rae Spoon - I Hear Them Calling
Rae Spoon - Wrestles With Death:  NEW RAE SPOOOOOOON!  Armour is out now, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Tame Impala - New Person, Same Old Mistakes:  AHHH another smooth one from Tame.  Do his friends call him Tame?  I'm calling him Tame.  We're buds like that.

Vestals - Of Ripples:  Shades of grouper, but like, better



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Antarctigo Vespucci - I'm Giving Up On U2
Baeb Rxxth - Strp
Basia Bulat - In The Name Of
Basia Bulat - The Garden
Bip Ling - Bipping (Robokid Remix)
Goldmund - Turquoise Hexagon Sun (Boards Of Canada cover)
Helios - Every Passing Hour
Helios - It Was Warmer Then
Jet Trash - What They Want
Kabaka Pyramid - Get You
Kabaka Pyramid - The Sound
La Sera - Losing to the Dark
Myriam Gendron - Song of Perfect Propriety
Rae Spoon - I Hear Them Calling
Rae Spoon - Wrestles With Death
Tame Impala - New Person, Same Old Mistakes
Vestals - Of Ripples



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