Archive for March, 2012

we wanted you to know

Friday, March 16th, 2012

‘Warm In The Winter’ /// Glass Candy (2011)

A rush of euphoria is not easy to produce. Sustained elevation, as heard here, is harder.

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‘Human Meadow’ /// Falty DL (2009)

“I want your love – forever” repeated across dancefloor in pitch-shifted, ghostly tones = romantic/sinister.

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‘Herpes Simplex’ /// Rosa Yemen feat Lizzy Mercier Descloux (1978)

In which guitar itch and delirious yowl fuse in fever dream. Two people, two minutes, total intensity.

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‘Ambitious’ /// Wire (1987)

One of many still strong songs from Wire’s relatively neglected mid-period. Features acronym paranoia.

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‘My Lovin Is Digi’ /// RZA as Bobby Digital (1998)

This song’s silky bombast is the very definition of ridonkulous (in the best of all possible senses).

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‘Safari Disco Club / Que Veux-tu’ /// Yelle (2011)

Two songs / one video / all love from my favourite contemporary French pop star.

a weapon we can use

Friday, March 9th, 2012

‘The Comeback’ /// Traxman (2010)

Still no joined-up feeling on Chicago Juke / Footwork, but I love the way Traxman makes this sample shimmer.

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‘What You Know’ /// T.I. (2006)

The most consistent of the best rappers of the Noughties?

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‘Our Lips Are Sealed’ /// Fun Boy Three (1983)

Sometimes wonder if this band mark one of the great paths not taken of British pop…

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‘Francis Bacon’ /// Lime Headed Dog (2008)

Underrated Monday: Depressing / telling how this restlessly inventive band have gone unfeted by indie press.

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‘The City Never Sleeps’ /// The Crystal Ark (2010)

The award for Most Sinister Dancing goes to Gavin Russom, in this video. PS: Music builds like sex pagan MMO. (PS: Russom retweeted this.)

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‘Striptease De Madame X’ /// Chance (198X)

More Nao Wave – but this a minimal and reflective duet w/ lo-tempo drum machine and unravelling piano lines.

love’s true pain

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

‘Hypnosis’ /// Positive Noise (1980)

Obscuro post-punk Wednesday: This will fuck yr hump day right up with caffeine rhythm track + atonal synths.

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‘Us’ /// Azealia Banks (2012)

Lots hype around her tickling of taboo, but singing voice can burn like engine rev / drift like river bed.

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‘Close To Me’ /// Willis Earl Beal (2011)

Outsider Blues? Secret Blues? Hype Blues? Viral Blues? Designer Blues? New Real Blues? I Dunno Blues.

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‘Gushy Wushy’ /// Da Brat (2003)

When drunk, my default is 00s R&B. ‘Cause it’s smart, sassy, modern, adult, playful, open and beautiful.