Last dances, piano-key ties, social embarrassment, Thunderbird Blue, staring out of your bedroom window… this most New Romantic of tracks (from a band with a suitably terrible name) plays over the end credits of Napoleon Dynamite and works perfectly. I'm a total sucker for this - would've liked to have heard it on the 80s radio station in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Albums from The Notwist don't come around all that often, but they are worth the wait. At least that's how it was with the brilliant Neon Golden
released in 2002 after several years where the band members were seemingly too busy with fingers in many other tasty pies (Console and Lali Puna to name just two). The tantalising new offering, 13 and God
, a collaboration between Notwist and Californians; Themselves, finally arrived earlier this year. I may post a track from it in a week or two when I have had a chance to listen a bit, but for now here's a favourite from Neon Golden.
Lap-top beats and some simple banjo accompany Markus Acher's gorgeous, reminiscing vocals.
i was disappointed when beck's latest album didn't push any of my buttons...i would have given up all hope if it wasn't for the boards of canada remix of "broken drum" and this gem i heard about on the lex records mail-out...in true anticon fashion once it get's it's hooks in, it's very hard to shake off...
The urge to post this was sparked by Chrisma's "Thank You". Although this belongs to the realm of classical music rather than electronics, the main parallel in sound will reveal itself to the attentive listener without a doubt. This also fulfils the criterion of being a rare track, I believe, and everybody looking for an out-of-the-ordinary auditory experience is encouraged to seek out the compilation that this track was taken from.
From the same album as Junior Boys' remix of Billie Holliday, comes 'the other good track'. I'm finding it quite addictive, as The Postal Service's own stuff might be if they took away the shitty vocals. But I don't really know what their stuff is like as I can't get past that whiney prick's voice.
Pastiche. Antique organs and over ripe vocals, Ak Momo sound similar to Coco Rosie, but while Coco Rosie go lo-fi, this is more like a over saturated film soundtrack..
Dreamy japanese synth pop.
Micro-Crunk. No doubt this isn't going to down well, what with all the rather subtle music thats up at the moment, anyway , heres a stupid chunk of deep south crunk, its all about what happens at 01.33 for me..
At 11:52pm on Tuesday I became a father, and the world has become a better place. This magical track, full of burgening hope was playing in the moments before the birth. For Tom and Kate.
Indie rock band puttin it down with sidechain and duck compression, some minimalist art, and some childhood feels.
FBI, CIA, KGB, PTA! Austin trio squeezing out infectious zolo avant pop(?or whatever?) that will catch your ears on FIRE.
from 1989, a seminal collaboration. Kid Congo of the gun club, cramps, a bad seed with barry adamson on BASSline, robin guthrie - cocteau twins fame on guitar and steve young of colourbox programming drums with the technology available at the time. I'm not sure how this will be received here on gabba, but in my opinion, it f**kin rocks. El presidenté loco.
1981 German Punk/Neue Deutsche Welle/Gothic Rock from an all girl band with semi-shouted lyrics, quite intense...
From the "Schwarze Welt/Großstadtindianer" 7", the bands first single, Schwarze Welt is also very good with some D.A.F. style synthesizer...
this great track is cut out of the boomkat selected mixtapes volume 4 by modeselektor from last year. it will be released in september on modselektors debut album hello mom as the rapanthem. perfect beats. www.modeselektor.de
Scott Herren of Atlanta, pumps his own syle of glitch instrumental hip hop. The whole album is fantastic.
Great WavePop song from 82 by a band I think was from Canada (released on Warner), almost nothing to be found on the net, maybe still available on some obscure 80s comp or in your local bargain bin. Heard this song (nothing more by this band) and it became one of my favourite Popsongs of the early 80s after I was more into the darker and underground sounds. This had it both and opened my ears for bands like Prefab Sprout, Microdisney, Woodentops and Go-Betweens. Still a fave!
Another stomper from Hamburg, Germany for you. This is Egoexpress
at their ass kicking best. Taken from their debut album Foxy
from 1996 (!!!). You should also check out their new album Hot Wire My Heart
which is out tomorrow
(August 8th) and said to be excellent. Enjoy.
A May '05 stones throw release from the unidentified rapper Quasimoto. The artist never preforms live, rather just releases some of the better hip hop out there for fans of music. Check out the further advemtures of lord quas.
Too post-punk to be folk-rock and too folk-rock to be post-punk. The track starts with a short little intro melody on cello and slowly builds to a rousing climax. Unkown late 80's band from L.A. that you can now hear. Their two recordings have been remastered with 1 extra hidden track. This is from the second one called "Mercury Blues". Both are highly recommended.
Paul Kalkbrenner, one of the most innovative producers in the techno scene, with an impressive catalogue on German label bpitch, is heading in a new direction with "gebrunnt-gebrunnt" wich adds a touch of disco inspired flavor to his repertoire. In my opinion techno track of the year.
the first track of their second album when the world was our friend. its a grime hop love song not often to be found in such quality. http://www.gcsuecie.com
This is one of favorite 'on the road' records,
possibly because the track itself isnt really going anywhere...
just a breakbeat, some sporadic bass stabs, a couple of oldschool hiphop samples plus a strange slithery sound that explaines the title :)
This is from the "Seven/Hidden Agenda" 12",
1998 on Reinforced
thought i'd play safe this time - an early boards track. remix of colonel abrams '85 UK top 5 smash!! evil waves atop a bed of crisp drums... off one of their 'tapes given to mates' albums, so if yer want more, its soulseek time...should make up for the frogs track...
NOT a cover... but with all this new romantic synth pop floating around the place these days, I figured I would interject some modern interpolations like this ATL duo. There's the track on their album that sounds like Ultravox's "All Stood Still" and then there's the one that sounds like Phoenix making a song for a John Hughes film. This one's not entirely removed from the land of Junior Boys, truth be told.
Quirky remix here from Simian Mobile Disco of the Danish odd-jobs, Diefenbach. Completely alters the flow of the original, with an obscene amount of bass, and an assortment of squelches and bleeps thrown in for good measure. This particular remix wasn't made available on the single's release, but surfaced as a limited 1-sided 7" a couple of months ago. A new album is reportedly dropping sometime late August.
The Buena Vista Social Club are a large collective of the best musicians and singers in Cuba. The group featured a range of ages from a 13 year old percussionist to some living legends in their 80s. Sadly, one fo the leading members, Ibrahim Ferrer, died on Saturday 6th Aug 2005, aged 78.
Here's a tribute to this great singer, a track from the group's eponymous 1997 album. This track may be a little sedate for most, but it truly reflects this singer's awesome voice. If this gets positive feedback then I'll post something more lively from Cuba.
Experimental Folk- "On Sung Tongs, their first record distributed by FatCat, the two-man Animal Collective come on like sun-scorched acid eaters gathered around the campfire, strumming and grinning while they weave their material out of cyclical singalongs and tight harmonies." - it's good.
This sounds like what might have happened in the 80's if Vanessa Paradis had let her hair down. I can imagine a room full of 5 year olds jumping up and down to this with party outfits on. I dare you to not dance like a kid to Nocera.
one of my favorite hip hop alike tunes ever. if it was a endless loop, i could hear this for hours, days, weeks and years. released on his 2002 album Instrmntl. check out all his aliases james cotton, sk-1 and tadd mullinix. peace http://www.ghostly.com
Someone introduced me to this band when i was working at a camp a few weeks ago and i can't stop listening to this song. Buy the albums!
From what I can gather, Jeremy Warmsley is from London and has only just begun making electronic pieces with actual songs in them. Which is good bc the lyrics are my favorite part. It also sounds a bit like The Chap, who I also like.
Wacth yer bassbins, im tellin ya. hmmn but seriously, this is a KLF remix, speeded up in a 1990's rave stylee. Q:what happens when you burn a million quid? A: on a postcard please.
Since electro sounds seems to go down well here, I am posting this great track for you who missed it. Released
2001, the main goal for the Gosub project was to "smear boarders, people, and to break the easy stereotype of
break dancing, body popping, over used robot voice played out electro shit."
the demon who speaks english, a collaboration in which, i just have it.
ULTRA SLEAZY acid house from 1988!
with druggy psychotic lyrics, very camp
should do great in a gay club ;)
i dont know anything about L E Bass... my guess is the're brittish, does anyone know who's behind this and if they did any more???
Thought I'd splurge some more of the gabbabucks from my Animal Collective rant. A mash-up (are those kosher here?) of the best song by the cure with bjork. It's a no-brainer but ah what the hell.
NYC dance-punk band has high speed pretty pop song stretched into pounding Francophile electro-house record by UK remixer. Especially like the drip drip flat s3xiness of the via-Stockholm vocals in the verses. Enjoy.
Fun little recording with many eclectic artists. Here is one of my favorite tracks. "It's what you need in a chemical"
Rosenheim's finest Funkstoerung
go back to their acid roots. They rerecorded some of their early to mid nineties acid stuff with their contemporary equipment and even did some new acid (!!!) tracks. The result is called "The Return To The Acid Planet"
and is available on vinyl only (2x12''). What a treat! Enjoy.
seeing as there's been a bit of acid on here recently i thought i'd post this one...
i have very fond memories of listening to this when i was about fifteen years old... my friend brought his brother's strobe light over to my house and we danced all night to this in my kitchen... it's a wonder neither of us had a seizure...meat beat manifesto's
"satyricon" was a landmark album for me - it opened so many musical doors... this track isn't very indicative of its overall sound but i can't help but bug out every time i hear it...
ignore this...link is busted
In response to going into double digit negative gabba points for posting the animal collective here is an 80's sounding dance track. from the newer group superheros.
from the heart & soul 4cd set... not the best of recordings, but listen to that f**kin guitar! & of course the power of the voice in the chorus... what yer gunner do indeed. beautiful. disorder is mint at this gig too...
are causing quite a buzz over here nowadays. They were the first German act who have been signed by Mute (apart from DAF and Einstuerzende Neubauten) for a long time. Also check out their album "Die Ganze Kraft einer Kultur".
A totaly sweet, disarming and humorous little japanese folk-song... yes i know not much "worldmusic" gets posted up here,
but im totaly in love with this quirky little number.
in places this girl sounds like she's singing backwards....
if i close my eyes i see these girls singing in Kill Bill 3!
I like Jennifer, I like her dark emotive voice. Don't know anything about Ho, this is from the fine 'Rebel Futurism 2' mix cd from Damian Lazarus the man behind Crosstown Records.
Very poppy and catchy tune off the just released 'Random Order' lp from Jacques Lu Cont's latest 'trojan horse' into the mainstream, Juliet. She has a nice voice in a very american way. I can't say I like the whole record as it is squarly aimed as a mainstream electrohouse crossover, but as usual Lu Cont's production is to die for.
the mighty pusher, doin his thing. say no more. obviously another soulseek trawl is in order, tho that said, i've never seen it in the listings...
Stones Throw. The J. Dilla production gives me chills.