Archive for February 24th, 2012

the window you don’t come through

Friday, February 24th, 2012

‘Rough’ /// Herbie Hancock (1983) Had to look at Wikipedia to know what to say. So: When hip-hop fed back into jazz. Also: synthesisers. Plus: fun.

 

 

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‘Don’t Talk In Your Sleep’ /// Magik Markers (2009) Controlled badassery from among the Noughties’ most focused noise rock acts + a righteous promise of retribution.

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‘Love Theme From Chinatown’ /// Jerry Goldsmith (1974) Love Theme for a doomed couple in a rotten world that’s a classic film.

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‘Fine’ /// Micachu (Feat Baker Trouble & Brotha May) (2010) When not fracturing indie w/The Shapes or screwing drones w/London Sinfonietta, Micachu +MCs do odd stuff to hip-hop…

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a prayer with every heart beat

Friday, February 24th, 2012

‘Watch Out’ /// Doctor’s Cat (1983) ITALO FRIDAY. This seminal 12″ packs as many melodies as most symphonies, from Roma to Chicago.

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‘To The East’ /// Electrelane (2007) A band I miss from the place I live.

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‘Warn-U’ /// Ayshay (2011) Fatima Al Qadiri is the first in 2012 to make music I don’t auto understand. I neeeed to hear / know more.

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‘Thug Luv’ /// Lil’ Kim (Feat Twista) (2003) The enduring Bonnie & Clyde archetype. Happy Valentines to you, yr past + future loves.

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‘Time Isn’t On My Side’ /// Polvo (1993) I’m not someone who obsesses over guitar FX, but this song contains my favourite guitar FX.

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‘How Will I Know (A Capella)’ /// Whitney Houston (1985) This was not the song I was supposed to play today. Just the voice, alone.

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‘We Have Been Waiting For You’ (Gavin Russom RMX) /// Pional (2010) The meditative tones of Russom’s arpeggios always denote acid – but here also reach ecstasy via crowd chants.

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‘Jack Kerouac’ /// Gang 90 et a Absurdettes (198X)  Been digging into ’80s Brazilian Nao Wave recently. Some real post-punk exotica. Starts here, more soon…

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‘Promo Vid Pt 1’ /// Araab Muzik (2010) Production made visible. In his blurred hands, have to ask: is the MPC the most exciting live instrument around?