Tuesday, August 30, 2011

MP3 blog 2011/08/30

blog 2011/08/30 - the exhaustion creeps in and you know you've done OK

Well, I did it!  I finally managed to catch Colin Stetson live, and it was awesome, and I now have a signed copy of his amazing new album on my record wall.
All it took was having an excruciatingly exhausting 15 hour day of Ottawa Pride activities and that included me performing twice. 
Totally worth it.

Check him out while you can.  The pieces are very difficult, the physically massive, and the strain on his (well-toned) body quite evident.  I don't think he'll be able to perform like this in 5 years from now, so enjoy his current work while you can.

Anyways, 'tis a new week, 'tis a new update!

Air France - It Feels Good To Be Around You:  Super sweet pop music mixed with the best of modern hipster beats and chillwavey production.  Amazing.

Archie Pelago - Prospect Dub:  SAXOPHONE & DUBSTEP, 4-EVA!

Barn Owl - Turiya:  An amazing pulsing instrumental rendering from the new album Lost in the Glare.

Earth - Old Black:  We dropped another track from Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light I way back at blog20110609, but here's another slowed down instrumental cowboy soundtrack wondertune.

Girls In Trouble - We Are Androgynous:  The vocal range here is astounding and delightful.

Gramatik - Like You Do
Gramatik - While I Was Playin' Fair:  Grammatik does full-spectrum productions that are produced like a brick house, and he does them well.  Album after album of solid banger beats, and now Beatz & Pieces Vol. 1 gives us more of the same:  quality snappy production, like the antithesis to mid-90s Madlib.

Inmontauk - Piroxilina
Inmontauk - Uno:  This goes back to 2008, but here are 2 great shimmering examples of peak ambient idm wonderfullness.  From the Isla EP.

Intimate Stranger - Nighttime:  Like a cross between 90s girl punk and Lily Allen.  For reals.  From the album Under.

James Blake - Lindisfarne:  The video single, combines parts 1 and 2 from the LP together.

James Vincent McMorrow - We Don't Eat:  I love the epic size of the emotions in this song.  From the album Early In The Morning.

Muslimgauze - North Africa Is Not So Far Away:  This digs back to 1997, but pretty much everything modern being done with bass can be unearthed in this guys post-mortem archive of releases.

Salem - Till The World Ends (Britney Spears cover):  Does it count as a cover if you're sampling the whole song and just kinda slowing it down?  Ahh whatever, it's still awesome and has the glib sort of childishness that you expect from Witch House.

Southerly - Suffer:  I really dig the structure of this track, it really draws me in.  From the new album Youth.

Thao & Mirah - Little Cup
Thao & Mirah - Squareneck:  I wanted this album to be total pure bliss, but alas it is only REALLY GOOD.  Of course it opens with an amazing collab featuring Tune-Yards, and really how can you maintain energy after that?  But it is filled with magic and anyone in to Thao or Mirah or Tune-Yards will really love this.

The Wild Flowers - Parchman Farm:  Such jolly good fun!  After sitting in my folder for months unlabeled, I finally found the title.  Smile, motherfuckers, summer's over.


Air France - It Feels Good To Be Around You
Archie Pelago - Prospect Dub
Barn Owl - Turiya
Earth - Old Black
Girls In Trouble - We Are Androgynous
Gramatik - Like You Do
Gramatik - While I Was Playin' Fair
Inmontauk - Piroxilina
Inmontauk - Uno
Intimate Stranger - Nighttime
James Blake - Lindisfarne
James Vincent McMorrow - We Don't Eat
Muslimgauze - North Africa Is Not So Far Away
Salem - Till The World Ends (Britney Spears cover)
Southerly - Suffer
Thao & Mirah - Little Cup
Thao & Mirah - Squareneck
The Wild Flowers - Parchman Farm

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