chilled out lo-fi electronica with a twin peaks theme vibe to it. not much else known about the artist although there is a myspace. dont know of any other tracks. hope you enjoy though...
Featuring an early appearance of old rubber lips himself, Doug E Fresh.
why the hell not?
oh, and sorry about the cutoff. i missed the last 7 seconds due to christmas pressure.
A skewed tribute. As you probably know James Brown died on Christmas day, which made me feel a mixture of surprise and apathy for the 10 minutes i thought about it between eating turkey and watching festive TV. Anyway, in the cold light of the 27th of December as with any celebrity death it still doesn't seem that much more important, I never knew JB, and to be honest his musical output hasn't really been worth keeping up with since the 80's. So in honour of "Live at the Apollo", "Think", and the invention of Hip Hop, Funk etc etc".., here's some Dutch hardcore that really does the Godfather of Soul no justice at all.
Unsigned german guy. Sounds like nathan fake/border. Shoegaze, electronica.
Check his myspace for more songs. c
7 minutes 59 seconds.
from the 'Plug 3 - Versatile Crib Funk EP' released in 1995.
and the 'Drum 'N' Bass For Papa' 2xCD released in 1997.
file under electronic.
the sound fx in this song remind me of new year's eve.
listen all the way through and you'll see what i mean.
update : this is "versatile" and not "tuff rinse"
Check out this bizzare piece form 1981. I bought this on 7" about 5 years ago co's i liked the cover but didnt give it the attention it obviously deserves(!). I dont know anything about the record at all apart from the band is from Ontario California. There is not alot on the web about them either,but this is a pretty rare track and you can see the cover and some other amazing covers from the time at the link.
The Residents, sure evryone has come across the name at some point. i percieved them as art school hippies who command respect for their meanderings but actually had never really bothered listening. this thing is a *disco* remix of their eskimo album circa 1979/80? Its been re-released, mixed and versioned lots, i recall around 1990 by dutch folk - due to its acid trance sensibilities and more recently by the glimmers which i've not heard - anyone know if its any good? so0000oooO me decided i should find out about them and grabbed the original diskomo (i think). Residents havent been posted on gabba before according to search, hope this is new to some folk.
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names are two guys from Sweden (again, I know!) making happy lo-fi pop music.
There's nothing earth-shatteringly new, or exciting about what they do....it's just really, really nice. Enjoy.
Sunshine City. tokyo 1980. next up will be contemporary, promise. there could be a yellow magic orchestra connection there somewhere...actually probably not. whatever, beats the sushi out of devo#!? it was a toss up this or KAMEARI POP from the same album
Wiley's beat on this has the polished minimal twerk that wouldn't sound out of place on a US R&B hit, but rather than being all about the dollars grime's hardest working MC
(TM) keeps it as english as a cup of tea.
Exotic doesn't really do this justice. Found via a dark corner of the internet and a charity shop (thanks knid), this is a slice of spaceage bachellor pad pop sung by some japanese identical twins back in 1966 (you couldn't make it up) kawaai!
Well as my first upload i thought i'd stick up some work by one of my favourite producers. Hot on the heels of his amazing remix of Spank Rocks 'Bump' this remix still has the same bouncy, rocking feel to it. Using trademarks glitches and techy sounds this is one of my most played tracks at the moment.
Your Best Friend is back, building on JK's diggin in the vaults. Here's some 1972 Indianapolis Funk. I found a new vinyl copy on ebay click the info link
Sometimes you hear a song and think - what an amazingly talented songwriter created it. This is the perfect example of this kind of song. It's in German, and it also makes you think how wonderful German language is.
Evocative, synthed out space rock with some krautrock flourishes. This song settles in on a slippery analog groove and the rest of the song just glides along effortlessly. I've never heard anything else by the band that even hints at how good this song is. Perhaps the best song I know of for night driving.
following up on the kraut vibe with two and a half minutes of lovely faux-fricke from black mountain's analog-synth solo project
Its 1982 in Belgium and Isabelle Powaga is tired of smoking fags on her own so puts together,ANTENA, with Sylvain Fasy and Pascale Moiroud. Released on the famously
ecelectic label, les Disques Du Crepuscule, Camino del Sol is the first of two LP's,i think.
Its a bit bossa nova, a bit electronic and very Euro. A 10 track LP was re-released last year on PERMANENT VACTION records and its a nice bit of work. A very unusual record and mostly great apart from " the boy from Ipanema".
The label released alot of music over the years including,A Certain Ratio,23 Skidoo,Michael Nyman,Cabaret Voltaire and Durutti Column. Its worth a look.
Isabelle Powaga is still making music and has a my space.
Get the fags and esspresssssso out.
While a lot of dubstep carries a little to much intellectual density
for something that sounds best when just relishing the sheer physical power of bass at a high volume Bass Clefs album is a much needed dumbing down. Makes me wish I had a big car stereo and a small town to terrorise..
This may be very familiar to a lot of you but here's a 1980 Post Punk track from the Athens, Georgia band Pylon. Pylon was highly influential among new wave bands. They are also considered one of the seminal groups of the Athens Indie rock scene that produced the b-52's and r.e.m. - if anyone has any really good post punk must have record suggestions, let me know
Yaz (aka Yazoo) 'Winter Kills'
4 minutes 5 seconds.
from Yaz 'Upstairs At Eric's' 1982.
and Alison Moyet 'Singles' 1995.
and Yaz 'Best Of' 1999.
file under alternative.
well, winter has finally hit Pittsburgh (let's hear it for global warming!) and this is my favorite winter song. it's also one of Yaz's more under-rated songs compared to their big hits 'Situation', 'Don't Go', and 'Only You'.
I have never been a Will Oldham fan - his work always comes off as maudlin & fake to me - but this cover, by Mexican artist Seekers Who Are Lovers, suggests there might be roses somewhere in the manure. It's not the song, however, so much as Angel Sanchez's voice, which, like that of Blixa Bargeld or Barbara Morgenstern, makes me want to curl up & take a nap in it.
"I am the german Negro" almost sums this up, a slice of Teutonic Punk Funk from NDW's biggest star
, lifted from the rather amazing Edelweiss album. Expect more NDW
This is a song that've been stuck in my head for a while. I love the bassline and it reminds me of Talking Heads. Maybe not so much how TH sounds but more how I remember them sounding.
"Stupid dance. Let's talk, talk, talk."
Music wise, this track has the sublo/grime/whatever wobbly bass and hollow lead. Very digital and cold but then with Dana's german vocals on top?
Oh, and please give me a tip on where I can get hold of their Immer Wieder EP
Just got the 8BP050
compilation in the post today - its great.
From the site:Dedicated to new advances with old machines, 8BITPEOPLES celebrates its 50th release with 8BP050, a special 50-artist compilation capturing the current exciting moment of radical and explosive evolution in the chiptune scene.
As you would expect with 50 artists, and a bonus disc
, the compilation is varied, with everything from noisy and glitchy to cute and fuzzy. This one is definitely of the latter kind...
Panda Bear from Animal Collective has made the album of the year.
a track created by myself under the name of hunchbakk, that i wanted to share with gabba. a down tempo, grime influenced track created with a sample based software that will make up part of what i intend to be my second promotional EP, hopefully to be completed and ready to go by the end of february.
go easy on me please, although constructive critisism (or praise if you wish) would be appreciated.
what i consider my first EP is available to download in full from the obligatory myspace.
About 6 years ago when I was 15 I remember being deeply interested on music that didn't belong to my generation. I visited friend's houses and stared at their older brothers or sisters cd's collection and every once in a while I'd discover through these indirect recommendations something I'd loved. It was a sort of adrenaline rush for me when I found something that clicked and somehow I'm still nosy when it comes to other's people's music; I take quick glances at other people's ipods when they're not watching and I've even went as far as to ask ladies on clothing store counters if they know the name of the song playing on the background.
That's the way I found about Young Marble Giants: I was on my friend, elisa's house and while I waited for her to shower I listened this glorious unemotional voice backed by this lovely pop hook coming out of her 22 year old sister's bedroom. After getting a sarcastic answer by her sister when I asked her the name of the band playing and knowing she wouldn't tell me I remember waiting for her to leave and crawling myself into her room and onto her stereo.
Voila! there it was all dressed in black, Colossal Youth by Young Marble Giants. A resolutely uncommercial masterpiece recorded in 1979 during a 3 and a half day span for £1000 by a three piece post punk group from Cardiff. "Final Day" while not originally recorded to appear on this album remains as my favorite song coming out of the genre and it's been creeping up on me for the last 6 years since that day waiting for elisa to come out of the shower.
As requested JK : Siouxsie does bondage with an akia and an accordian. s3xy.
There are some extended versions that i've never heard (silver dollar mix)
but would like to...anyone? this is the album version.
Aphex Twin 'One (Untitled)'
3 minutes 28 seconds.
unreleased from 1995.
file under electronic.
this is the first track from aphex twin's second peel session. he did two peel sessions (the other in 1992) and maybe someday the bbc / warp / aphex will release them.
the date is wrong on the mp3 - it should say 1995.
One of my favorite songs for those days that I wake up feeling mysterious. The sneaky faux surf guitar melody doesn't really let you in on how pummeled you're about to get by the growing claustrophobia throughout the intriguing song as Agent Cologne tries desperately to contact a wayward counterspy, Agent Stockholm. Spy pop. Pure kitsch, of the good kind.
I love the outro and I love the sparseness of it all - drums, bass, guitar keys and the vocals all nicely balanced - oddball new wave.
here's a song i recently made myself. it makes me think of claustrophobia. and volcanos and caves. one time, i slept in one of those capsule hotels in tokyo and i remember watching the movie volcano on the tv inside my beige plastic cavern. maybe that has something to do with it too.
This is fairly brutal! And German. Apart from the fact the album, called SAG NEIN, is limited to 500 copies and was released in 2003, i know nothing about the group. The rest of the album is nowhere near as nasty as this. Its quite harsh and the melodies are dark, but then every now and then they drop in a disco syn drum roll and lighten the mood. Some intresting beats on the LP aswell. i chose this one though co's its so......funny.
the link is to the label but i cant find any mention of this record on the site! brilliant
Sassy! Fresh Electro-hop from Chicago's Kid Sister.
Meme, The Milosh album released last year but which I only recieved at xmas is full of beautfully realised ghost pop. poignant melodic music of the best kind with production subtleties that keep revealing more layers of texture the more I listen to it (and thats a lot) but it's also spare enough for it to feel open and light in the same way Kate Bush's Areil's does. listening to this is feels like a long exhale.. There are so many good tracks on the album that I had real trouble choosing a song to post, especially This Way, Couldn't Sleep and The City so in the end I thought I'd stick with the opening track as it's the first song he wants you to hear..
Uninhibited, old fashion electronic dance music. Probably a bit cheesy but to be honest the novelty's not worn off yet for me to notice! I downloaded this from another blog very recently but for the life of me I can't remember where, and it doesn't come up in hype.net when i search. So sorry to not give props to the the source. Bit of a risk this, as I've only listened to it twice but feel like posting it regardless.
I love this. Its like the old style house toons where they had songs. Larry Heard produced and wrote it. Mr. Chad White on vox. Its alot more gentle than my last post! With slightly sad synth lines,but its the vocal that makes it for me, very understated.
russian breakcore producer make a remix on a classic chiptune melody.
great stuf for all breakcore headz.
Autechre 'Arch Carrier (Atolyth Remix)'
4 minutes 28 seconds.
original track from 'LP5' 1998.
remix unreleased from 2003?
file under electronic.
this is a bootleg remix that actually sounds like an autechre or gescom remix. but i don't mind because there aren't very many official remixes of autechre, and this particular remix is pretty good.
Ethno style drums meets a glitch & 8 bit technology. Chill track for a green tea party. Pure experiment.
Pants. Dancehall's Homophobia is best taken as laughably immature like a 8 year old primary school bully; On this Mr G spends a whole 3.18 convincing us of his Masculinity while his friends shout "Underpants" over another school yard clapcapella riddim ( Mr G is 28).
Default setting. The perfect Wonky pop song, east and west, pop and avant garde, tradition and technology, this has it all and still manages to be more than a sum of its parts..
Morganistic is Luke Slaters early 90's psudonym for Irdial records. I've been wanting to post this for months but technology has thwarted my attempt to access my vinyl, however, I've found a free repository of Irdials backcatalogue on the web (see below) mainly unlistenable early 90's technoodling but hidden in there is this gem. This used to start so many c90 comps i'd do for friends, it takes a good couple of minutes before it gets up to cruising speed and it's booming 1 note bassline kicks off, but thats not what makes this such chrished 12", just wait for the beautiful expansive space piano.. I've another luke slater track i'd like to share so if this goes down well i'll post it.
Network Punk. Jerky electronic pop from some former performance artists.
only came across this Swiss New Wave all girl group recently, (that wasnt meant to sound filthy) after jk brought the NDW to my attention. not sure whether this is Kleenex or LiLiPUT, there was a name change for legal reasons see wiki
. from what i've heard, this isnt exactly their typical, which is more slits meets gang of four meets esg meets... you get the picture. there were many line up changes and various members of the band sang on their songs. the vocals on this sound boyish and the subject matter works for me cos my rail pass is about to run out and i doubt my credit card will cover the forthcoming month's. it has a wonderful indie punk-esque charm...
I've been wanting to post something contemporary for ages now. I spent some of the weekend getting in a state with a bunch of well, practically teenage new ravers. oh my lost youth. heard this as a consequence. it's maybe a bit of a gabba faux pas but nevermind and it kinda connects to the Eddie Maelov and Sunshine Patteson - Lines track jk posted using cell phones instaed of tin cans and a peice of string. widely available on 7"
Untill recently I've been enjoying the edit of this track merely by association, by which I mean it kind of evokes Harriet Wheeler and/or Bjork covering Kleerup's With Every Heartbeat remixed by Superpitcher. Whilst this is fine, it's ultimately a bit derivative to post, but this morning I came across the full version.. It's as if a scientist has taken the DNA of those sounds and smeared them on a petri dish and left it on a radiator for 2 weeks only to return and find a colossal Akiraesque monster pulsing and writhing astride the destroyed research facility absorbing innocent passersby to a sticky blissed out orgasmic death. This is a good thing.. Sorry about the yousendit file but it's to big for an internal upload.
Brazilian soul from '71. I really dig the super-echoey background vocal hooks, reminiscent of 'I Only Have Eyes for You.' Lots of syncopated organs and a nice brass section round out the track. Reminds me of late '70s Sesame Street bed music.
My Bloody Valentine's 'Map Ref 41°N 93°W'
4 minutes 8 seconds.
from the 'Whore' compilation released in 1996.
file under alternative.
'Whore' was a Wire tribute compilation that featured Godflesh, Lush, Laika, Chris Connelly, Main, Mike Watt, and others. I feel like this version of 'Map Ref 41°N 93°W' is even better than the original. It's one of those songs that gets stuck in your head and won't go away until you listen to it again, and i mean that in a good way of course.
bad music >
eric uploads banned for 1 week!
Big City Exile are a band from Newcastle, Australia who I heard as part of the latest Triple J Unearthed competition, which is where I have linked this track. The song starts out as a pretty standard indie-rock workout but its the sharp changes up and down in tempo and intensity that make it interesting. I also dig the blissed out, uplifting ending.
I also heard from a friend up in Sydney that their live show is pretty sharp so I'm hoping to catch them at the first possible opportunity.
I'm sure you all know Gabba is my baby and since the re-launch a while back we've had a few false starts and annoyances getting it to work as a meritocracy, I'm sure you all also know I can be a little heavy handed in judging posts.
So to re-address the balance, and hopefully encourage a few more flippant posts me and Mister Jib have agreed to flood the site with the finest "nearly made it"'s and "couldn't figure out what to say"'s and "been posted elsewhere"'s, to inject a bit of fresh vigour into the site..
First Up: John Baker
. That something so stupid and playful probably took 3 weeks to compose from tiny slithers of cut up tape could probably be seem as a metaphor for Gabba, lots of code just so y'all can grab 3 minute chunks of the latest Swedish pop nonsense..