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3/4th May 2010
- SPECIAL EDITION FIRST PRINT CD W/ FOIL BLOCK SLIPCASE -
- 2 x LP DOUBLE GATEFOLD VINYL WITH VELUM INNER SLEEVES -
01. Clock Catcher
03. Nose Art
04. Intro//A Cosmic Drama
05. Zodiac Shit
06. Computer Face//Pure Being
07. ..And The World Laughs With You ft. Thom Yorke
09. Mmmhmm ft.Thundercat
10. Do The Astral Plane
12. German Haircut
14. Dance Of The Pseudo Nymph
15. Drips//Auntie's Harp
16. Table Tennis ft. Laura Darlington
17. Galaxy In Janaki
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Tracks ripped from DAT tape from 1994. Unreleased.
From Joyrex of WATMM (full excerpt can be found in .rar):
These tracks were hastily taped off of a DAT Richard had lying around in his house during a party (this was when Richard lived with several people, before the bank days), and Richard unfortunately had a bit too much and was asleep/unconscious, and one of the party goers decided to tape off one of his DATs to ironically, impress a girl! Having pulled off such a feat, the reaction from the girl in question was unfortunately "not impressed" and the cassette sat in a drawer for several years, no one really knowing what it was until a mate of a mate happened across it, played it, and realized what it was (the Ventolin track probably helped). Fast forward to about 3 or 4 years ago, and a kind soul decided to bestow this upon me in the form of a MD - and I've sat on it all this time, only making mention of it in the past couple of years.
To whet everyone's (including myself) appetite for Flying Lotus' new album Cosmogramma, I came across an old folder of files I saved in October of 2007. It is a 4hr Brainfeeder live radio set done by Lotus, Gaslamp Killer, and Ras G. Includes a strong selection of tracks from Los Angeles (2009), but a plethora of beats that will probably never be heard again. A great listen, have fun!
(had to use Megaupload, sorry)
February 4, 2010
In an interview last month, Los Angeles beat mangler Flying Lotus told us a little bit about Cosmogramma, his forthcoming album: "I'm finally getting to the point where I can make the kind of records that I want to make-- that I wanted to make when I was younger, things that I dreamed about making. It's this fusion-y kind of thing where all the elements of the music that I love are there."
Yorke sings on a song called "...And the World Laughs With You". Other guests include vocalist Laura Darlington, who sang on previous FlyLo album Los Angeles, and jazz sax great Ravi Coltrane (who is Flying Lotus's cousin).
That image above is the cover art, and we've got the tracklist below.
01 Clock Catcher
03 Nose Art
04 Intro//A Cosmic Drama
05 Zodiac Shit
06 Computer Face//Pure Being
07 ...And the World Laughs With You [ft. Thom Yorke]
09 Mmmhmm [ft.Thundercat]
10 Do the Astral Plane
12 German Haircut
14 Dance Of the Pseudo Nymph
15 Drips//Auntie's Harp
16 Table Tennis [ft. Laura Darlington]
17 Galaxy in Janaki
The long-awaited full-length collaboration of forward-thinking electro group Modeselektor and crafted electronic glitch/dream pop/who-knows-what-he's-doing-these-days musician Apparat does not disappoint. Blending styles of braindance, techno, dubstep and electro, Moderat will please any fans of either artist. It's nice to hear electro/techno beats with an inward-looking feel to them; Apparat's shoegaze/electronic sound is a great match for Modeselektor's action-packed thrust beats. Hopefully we'll hear much more from this pair.
February 3, 2010
THEM Records release by producer Acidburp. Apparently his last album for quite some time, he brings the heat on this one. With a name like this one, you'd expect Caustic Window-style beats, fresh and littered with nonsense melodies tearing through your skull...but not here. Reminscient of Wisp and Boards of Canada, "The End" takes you on a ride with gleeful acid/ambient melodies and slow-but-sure drum rhythms. A great and surprising release.
February 2, 2010
An unknown Chicago-based artist's debut album on the great label Futonic Records, Uncle Social brings back the good ol' days of '90s industrial/rave/house/electro music. It's obvious that this man had been around during those times; this is much more than a tribute to those days, it's a step forward from them. Classic homegrown samples gives the album a "party-with-your-friends-in-the-basement" feel. It's noisy, it's beaty, it's a workout, and it's as fun as all get out. Futonic Records put it best: "We can’t think of a better way to close out the decade than with a shout out to its beginning."
The debut album of electronic duo The Bloody Beetroots. Have not heard this one too much, but from what I hear, it is just a modern take of classic electro, with a few spins on the genre. Delves deeply into rock at times, with time-stretched guitar samples. Hard-hitting, pulsating beats are all over this release; reminds me quite a bit of Justice, with more of a deep house feel. "Warp 1.9" has the elements to be a modern electro classic (Their new single "Warp 1977" destroys this track, in my opinion), perfect for dancefloors all over the world. If you want a throwback to hardcore electro/house and want to pump your fist at the computer desk, pick this up.
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February 1, 2010
I normally would not post Four Tet in such a blog, but as of late, Mr. Hebden has been leaning more and more towards the dance/house style, and it finally sees its shining moment in this release. Four Tet shows not one sign of rust on the crazy house jam "Love Cry", a nine-minute sprawl of dequantized drum loops and airy vocals. Even in such a drastic change from the "folktronica" of his essential releases Rounds and Pause, there is still an element of his old sound evident in the album. His first full album in five years, and best release since then.
A short break from acid to bring you the classic ambient album of the '90s, one of the few you will ever need in your collection. The atmospheric tones in this release are superb, and it's obvious that Biosphere handled this with care and patience. It makes one feel so connected with nature; you really can't help but sit and listen in awe as the soundscapes rush all around you. Most of Biosphere's music is labeled as dark ambient, but I don't see it here. If mankind ever was to evolve, this album would be required listening by all. Pick it up.
Still listening to Ceephax's new release, by the way. And you better be too.
Forget everything I've ever posted here. If you don't have this in your collection, you are a retarded loser and you don't deserve to listen to any more music until the day you die. The best Ceephax album. PERIOD. I don't know what's going on here, but it's absolutely incredible. The acid, the incredible synth runs....and ambient? In my Ceephax? Album-wise, this tops Aphex's Analord EPs. There, I said it. The best acid/funk/ambient/who knows what this is album of the decade, the best album I've heard in forever, the best album of 2010.
Go get this now, or I will never post a single thing again.