Tuesday, June 22, 2010

MP3 blog 2010/06/22

blog 2010/06/22 - OK so I've been thinking a lot about hard cover books lately.

First a word of warning!  The M3U file included might not work so well this update, what with all our wacky punctuation in names.
So listener, be warned when dragging and dropping!

But we have some serious dubby beats going down in this post!  Crank the bass and let's slide in to it...

2562 - Lost:  From last year's album "Unbalance", the sub-bass on this just kills, but you seriously have to have a good system for the full effect.  Loving the trippy vocals, loving the chilled groove.

Alva Noto - Argonaut (Version)
Alva Noto - Garment:  "For 2" is the brand new Alva Noto, and dang-nabbit, it's the best damn thing I've heard from Alva Noto since the trio of albums he did with Ryuichi Sakamoto.
A far cry from his Xerrox series, and yes I know those albums have fans, and I even liked Xerrox 2, but how often do we listen to those???  HMMMM?
Instead, it's Vrioon and Insen that dominate our systems.  And on "For 2", Alva Noto unleashes what he has learned through years of that collaboration via the tools he knows best:  sine waves, pianos, and tightly edited blips.

Breakage - Higher
Breakage ft Burial - Vial:  From the LP "Foundation", I had to get this on hear just because the old school intro of Higher just melts a part of my ice-cold heart.
All in all, it ends up being one of the best dubstep producer albums out there.  Some good variety too, with the whispy darkness of the Burial collab, to even some old school jungle steppin'.

Foals - Hummer:  I've dropped 2 other Foals tracks on this blog before, but this would be the first time where it isn't a remix.
His voice has this great snotty Britsh accent, and the whole band drives forward like Bloc Party or The Rapture.

Jack Penate - Pull My Heart Away (Jamie xx Remix):   Oh man, that's good.  That beat is something super fresh.
It's got that detuned sound of my favourite tracks by "The Knife", but nestles it in a synth-funk framework.
oooo yeah.
That's good.

Local Natives - Airplanes:  Such a great little pop number.

Naono - Tender Telescope:  I've been loving the new album "Sleepy Pebbles".  It's not a far jaunt from the staples of the genre of "relaxing synths and relaxing beats", but it sure isn't a slacker in that category either.
Very much recommended for fans of Flica, Ulrich Schnauss and Verbose.

Octoberman - Thirty Reasons:  OK we have the plinket-plink, the dual-channel "ahh ahhhh"s and even a FINGER SNAP breakdown.  Folk doesn't get any more precious that this.

Ólafur Arnalds - Þau Hafa Sloppið Undanþunga Myrkursins
Ólafur Arnalds - Tunglið:  Take a deep breath and read the album title "...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness".  Thank goodness it's at least pronounceable!
Iceland, I apologize on behalf of the rest of the world, but WE DON'T KNOW HOW TO PRONOUNCE YOUR VOLCANO.  But at least you make fabulous music.
The whole album pretty much sounds like these two tracks, so if gorgeous strings with delicate piano and weeping production is your thing, you are going to love this.
Highly recommended for fans of Johann Johannsson, Eluvium and Mum.

Radio Slave - N.I.N.A.:  Not 6 months goes by without something amazing coming down the pipe from Radio Slave.
Electronic producers are now on the Beatport economy and constantly releasing new singles, and sure, there are plenty o flops, this one is all smiles.

Röyksopp - Happy Up Here:  This song is basically a single Parliament loop all spiffed up with some fluff lyrics, but YOU CAN'T FOOL ME I CAN TELL YOU LIKE IT.
Want to make it better?  Wait for it...
Röyksopp - Happy Up Here (Marching Band Version):  OH THAT'S RIGHT THERE'S A FUCKING MARCHING BAND VERSION OUT THERE.  *head asplode*

Starkey - New Cities ft Kiki Hitomi:  I was all over Starkey productions 2 years ago, but then there came a glut of productions that just didn't groove me right.  This is from the new album "Ear Drums And Black Holes", and while I kind of lament a number of directions that album demarcates, this number is jazzy enough to overcome my cynicism.

Your Infamous Harp - Ferret-Step
Your Infamous Harp - Fish Out of Water:  How long have you been on this blog?  Do you remember how even much more ramshackle and disorganized it was... BACK IN 2007??
Oh yes, if you were there you might remember that Your Infamous Harp had one of the best albums of the year.  The equation was marvelous:  cute + breakbeat + wacky = Caitlyn love!
In the interim, there hasn't been anyone else that could fill the Your Infamous Harp shaped hole in my heart.
How many breakbeat love-songs about sandwiches have come out since then???  NOT ENOUGH!
Anyways, the new album, which I think actually flew under my radar last year, is "Escapes From the Cage" and from the title of "Ferret Step" alone you can tell there is goodness to be found.
I wasn't as blown away by the whole affair as the prior album, but I highly encourage everyone to get this album and snuggle on the dancefloor.   OK OK, get high in the corner.


2562 - Lost
Alva Noto - Argonaut (Version)
Alva Noto - Garment
Breakage - Higher
Breakage ft Burial - Vial
Foals - Hummer
Jack Penate - Pull My Heart Away (Jamie xx Remix)
Local Natives - Airplanes
Naono - Tender Telescope
Octoberman - Thirty Reasons
Ólafur Arnalds - Þau Hafa Sloppið Undanþunga Myrkursins
Ólafur Arnalds - Tunglið
Radio Slave - N.I.N.A.
Röyksopp - Happy Up Here
Röyksopp - Happy Up Here (Marching Band Version)
Starkey - New Cities ft Kiki Hitomi
Your Infamous Harp - Ferret-Step
Your Infamous Harp - Fish Out of Water

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