Thursday, May 5, 2011

MP3 blog 2011/05/05


Big news people, new mix is out.  Please go download it, and please post it up at every juncture your fingers stroke the internets.

Nearly 2 ours of dark indie mixed with IDM, folk rock mixed with dubstep, and a whole bag of delightful WTFerry.

CPI - Directions To My Special Place (chosen families 1)

01) Edwin Schlossberg - Vibrations/Metaphors
02) Wildbirds & Peacedrums - The Course
03) James Blake - CMYK
04) Appleblim - Fear
05) The Knife - We Share Our Mother’s Health (Ratatat Remix)
06) Forest Swords - Rattling Cage
07) Fever Ray - The Wolf
08) Ramadanman - Don't Change For Me
09) Murcof - Memoria
10) Why? - This Blackest Purse
11) Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Fight For Me
12) Dapayk & Padberg - As You Please
13) Andrew Bird - Imitosis (Four Tet Remix)
14) Young Galaxy - Queen Drum (Henning Remix)
15) Young Circles - Lightning
16) Alva Noto - Garment
17) The Books - The Lemon Of Pink
18) Califone - Giving Away The Bride
19) Faux Hoax - Your Friends Will Carry You Home
20) Piano Magic - There's No Need For Us To Be Alone (Future 3 Remix)
21) Broken Social Scene - Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl
22) Patrick Wolf - To The Lighthouse
23) The Notwist - No Encores (Console Version)
24) Baths - Rain Smell
25) Rocco DeLuca & The Burden - Lilja
26) R/D - Space Radio (Deru Remix)
27) Seven Ark - Sixteen
28) Michael Fakesch - We Got A Generator
29) Geskia - 1977 Ugly, 2004 Ideal Copy
30) Fever Ray - If I Had A Heart
31) †‡† - Psychic Teens
32) R/D - Cricket (MartyParty Remix)
33) Styrofoam - It's Just That We Don't Show It
34) Saycet - Kien-Lang
35) B. Fleischmann - Chad F.
36) Fraggle Rock - Music Box Song
37) B. Fleischmann - Chad F. (The Tick And Sax Mix)
38) Owen Pallett - Lewis Takes Off His Shirt

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Anyways, on to the goods:

9b0 - Antilightbulb (Error Version):  Crunchy yummy IDM!  And anything with 'bulb' in the title is inevitably a nod to Aphex Twin, right?

Crocodiles - Sleep Forever:  Ecstatic fuzz rock that bridges that (actually rather common) gap between dream pop and Dinosaur Jr.

Eddy B & Tim Gunter - Bring In The Day ft The Doors:  I have no idea why the bulk of modern pop hiphop has to anchor itself to past hits, but *shrug*, don't expect me to expend much effort dissecting it.  From last year's "Dear North Carolina, Welcome Back"

Ellie Goulding - The Writer (Alan Braxe Remix):  The original was one of my unsung favourites off the album, the kind of slightly sappy that you'd cuddle up to with your Tori Amos doll.  I'm happy to hear this remix, with Mr. Alan Braxe, the king of ecstatic pop remixes, at the boards.

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Fleet Foxes - Lorelai:  "Helplessness Blues"?  Seriously?  Holy shit what a buzz kill.  These dudes are sad something fierce.
This album isn't nearly as good as their first one.  Much more mellow, a bit murkier.  And it sounds like they spent a year locked in a room listening to Simon & Garfunkel records, crying over their break-up.  BUT, it is still a top quality album.  It might not grab everyone, but if you like full-bodied sullen folk, definitely pick it up.

Ghostface Killah - Together Baby:  Hotness from last year's The Apollo Kids!

Higuma - Burning Colors:  Pacific Fog Dreams is a lovely album of atmospheric guitar feedback and bigs chords.  Like if SUNN O))) changed their medication.

Kelis - Brave (Dark Sky Remix):  Kelis gets another superdope remix, this time in the key of latenight dubsteppiness.

Lykke Li - Unrequited Love
Lykke Li - Youth Knows No Pain:  I posted some tracks and remixes before, but I am here with the verdict that the new album Wounded Rhymes is indeed HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  What a difference it all is, with a guitar rock feel on some songs, a twangy croon reminiscent of Basia Bulat, and only a few nods to the album of yore.  Drop your expectations and dive in, or you'll get left behind by her.

Niki & The Dove - Mother Protect:  This is like if The Knife teamed up with Young Galaxy and got all mellow together.

Pechenga - Gitaro:  Gorgeous instrumental guitar and effects from the new album "Helt Borte".

Ryan Bingham - The Weary Kind (Lanny May Remix):  Emotive electro country twang!  A first!  And I love it.

The Charlatans
- The Only One I Knows:  Oh this one is delightfully dreary.  A mopey sing-a-long chorus of "everyone's been burned before, everyone knows the pain"?   Just the perfect amount of concilliatory group moping.

The Weeknd - The Party & The After Party:  I am extremely sceptical by this new wave of digital RNB redux.  So fucking hyped.  And while I've been deleting a deluge of tracks that pretty much take watered-down D'angelo and toss on some XX/JBlake synths, this is one of the few that was spared the axe.   The album House of Balloons itself was way too much to take, but this track is the perfect distillation of my favourite parts.

Wye Oak - Fish:  After last year's amazing EP, I had such such SUCH high hopes for this new album!  But I'm taking this song, and passing on the rest of Civilian.  I just couldn't get in to it.  It just felt so... muted?  I dunno.


9b0 - Antilightbulb (Error Version)
Crocodiles - Sleep Forever
Eddy B & Tim Gunter - Bring In The Day ft The Doors
Ellie Goulding - The Writer (Alan Braxe Remix)
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Fleet Foxes - Lorelai
Ghostface Killah - Together Baby
Higuma - Burning Colors
Kelis - Brave (Dark Sky Remix)
Lykke Li - Unrequited Love
Lykke Li - Youth Knows No Pain
Niki & The Dove - Mother Protect
Pechenga - Gitaro
Ryan Bingham - The Weary Kind (Lanny May Remix)
The Charlatans - The Only One I Knows
The Weeknd - The Party & The After Party
Wye Oak - Fish

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