Tuesday, March 12, 2024

MP3 blog 2024/03/12

https://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20240312.zip
All Hands Make Light - Waiting For The Light To Quit
American Football - Uncomfortably Numb ft Hayley Williams
Angel Electronics - RETURN TO THE SKY
Biosphere - Muses-C
Bjork - Hyper-ballad (Brodski Quartet Version)
Bjork - Venus As A Boy (Harpsicord)
Croatian Amor & Scandinavian Star - Reilly
Emily Reo & Yohuna - Teach You
Fire-Toolz - mailtospasm@swamp.godsubject=Mind-Body Parallels (Sophiaaaahjkl;8901 Remix)
glaive & ericdoa - heather
Lunice - Red Congo
midwxst - Smile ft glaive
Nevermen - Treat Em Right (Boards of Canada cover Instrumental Remix)
osquinn - coping mechanism (mudmix)
Roomful of Teeth - Allemande
Roomful of Teeth - Ansa Ya
Roomful of Teeth - Courante
sakuraburst - Bespoken Islands ft Leopold & Slyleaf
Spirit Fest - Zenbu Honto (Every Thing Is Everything)
Towa Tei - Latte & Macaron (Funkstörung remix)
Underscores - Locals (Girls like us) ft gabby start

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

MP3 blog 2024/02/27

https://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20240227.zip
Ada Rook - im cis
Ada Rook - PURGATOR3Y MODULATION ENGINE ft Sunrise Transparence
Ada Rook - UNDERNEATH IT ALL ft ASH NERVE
Backxwash - 666 IN LUXAXA
Backxwash - I LIE HERE BURIED WITH MY RINGS AND MY DRESSES ft Ada Rook
Big Freedia - Pipe That ft Icona Pop & The Soul Rebels
Carly Rae Jepsen - Anything to Be With You
Christian Löffler - Fate
Ecila - Beyond The Echoes
Le Ren - Dyan
Madvillain - America’s Most Blunted ft Lord Quas
Maya Jane Coles - Night Creature
Melt-Banana - 2 Knees
Melt-Banana - Dog In Lost
Melt-Banana - Quite Free
Negativland - Anything Else
Negativland - Content
Negativland - Create the Visitor
Negativland - Don't Don't Get Freaked Out
Philip Glass performed by Kronos Quartet - Kyoko's House (Mishima OST)
Philip Glass performed by Kronos Quartet - November 25 Morning (Mishima OST)
pigeon pit - clawfoot
pigeon pit - soup for my family
Takuma Watanabe - Recoverd
The Regrettes - A Teenager In Love (Dion and the Belmonts cover)
WHOKILLEDXIX - Kismet
µ-Ziq - Hello
µ-Ziq - Modulating Angels
µ-Ziq - Ávila

Monday, January 22, 2024

Favourite albums of 2023

While most places rush to post their Best Of lists as close to December 1st as possible, I like taking the holidays catch up on things I might have missed and enjoy releasing a better list in the back-half of January.

Lonnie Holley - Oh Me Oh My

Beverly Glenn-Copeland - The Ones Ahead

Sufjan Stevens - Javelin

Two Shell - lil spirits

100 gecs - 10,000 gecs

Fever Ray - Radical Romantics

boygenius - the record


Caroline Polachek - Desire, I Want to Turn into You

Liturgy - 93696

The Mountain Goats - Jenny from Thebes

Mandy, Indiana - i've seen a way

Rae Spoon - Not Dead Yet

ANOHNI and the Johnsons - My Back Was a Bridge for You to Cross

Aesop Rock - Integrated Tech Solutions

Chad Void - Shotgun

Lankum - False Lankum

Overmono - Good Lies

Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabaté - The Sky Is the Same Colour Everywhere

Michael Scott Dawson - Find Yourself Lost

Lunice - OPEN

Poolblood - mole

Mark Molnar - Divine Horseman

Bat Boy - Fun Machine

Colin Stetson - When We Were That What Wept for the Sea

Sigur Rós - ÁTTA

Julie Byrne - The Greater Wings


Mick Harris - Culvert Dubs Session One

Model/Actriz - Dogsbody

Sore Dream & Hisham Akira Bharoocha - Sore Dream & Hisham Akira Bharoocha

amaarae - Fountain Baby

Sofia Kourtesis - Madres

Hannah Diamond - Perfect Picture


Pas Tasta - Good Pop

Jeremy Dutcher - Motewolonuwok



This might be the last year I have the time to follow music so closely.  I've been looking at my "best of" lists as a way to summarize a year, and in many ways these lists become a time capsule.  A lot of music comes out in any one year and there's always more to discover, so these might be the 40 that are sifted out and carried forward with enthusiasm and emotion.

I listen to albums primarily, but I do let myself delete one or two tracks on an album if they annoy me.  Some albums above are on my list with the consideration of a track or two deleted, and I encourage the same.  Curate your own space.