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So, this is pretty much the best album of 2010 then, yeah?
And still room to grow.
the depth and warmth of the whole thing is incredible. really is one of those albums you could live inside for months on end
Nothing is touching Cosmogramma this year. It's still fuckin incredible though...
although I haven't listened to them enough
I instantly loved it, but since it came out I've still found myself listening to LA and Reset more. I still think it's fantastic but I don't feel that much of a compulsion to obsessively re-listen, at least not yet. There so much going on there though that I think it's going to be something that only fully hits me at some unspecified point in the future...
Along with Guido, Actress, Emeralds, Oneohtrix and FlyLo - that's one hell of a top six. I'm pretty sure this has pipped them all to the top spot though, which is really impressive considering how long it took to grow on me. I found it instantly enjoyable and fascinating, but not that compulsive, but over the last few months it's really sunk under my skin and I can't really imagine how I ever didn't love it (still twitchy about that 7/10 on here).
Look out for an interview 'pon DiS in the near future...
it's impossible to grasp the whole record in one listen, even after multiple spins.
It's just perfect for those really fuzzy warm days with your headphones in on a beach somewhere.
Can imagine you arriving down the beach with a generator, the decks, amp, speakers, and a sun brolly.
If there's one place you could get away with it...
As for the hectic... Past clock catcher I really don't think it's that bad. It's quite jarring as an intro but I sort of see it as one of those big opening statement tracks to get people's attention...
I adore that record. S'been a GOOD year for albums so far.
I know Forest Swords' 'Dagger Paths' is only an EP really but that'd be there as well. Autechre's Oversteps is the best thing they've done in ages.
as long as it sits within a clearly defined space However difficult it maybe to define the edges of that space through the clutter. Space to breath is important, but I like it when I need to find those spaces myself just as much as when the music is built around such spaces.
I've missed out on Forest Swords 'til now, so I'll see if I can give that a listen today.
will give this more listens
lot going on in some of the tracks, and the real stand outs seem to be the ones where there's a little less going on (do the astral plane for example). I'm not sure that it's the complete masterpiece that some have been making it out to be, but it's pretty special i think nonetheless
I think I prefer it when he gives it room to breathe a la Los Angeles - Clock Catcher, for example, is such an intense clusterfuck of a track that it throws me every time I put the record on. Not that I don't think it's great, but it doesn't fit every mood for me in the way that LA did.
I remember saying when I first heard the record that it reminded me of Wolf Eyes in some ways... I think that's why. It's so dense and gloriously complicated. And as a result has a much 'heavier' sound than LA.
I fucking love this album, if you hadn't guessed.
so I'm not insane. That's good.
Andreya Triana (the voice of Tealeaf...)'s upcoming album on Ninja Tune's pretty nice as well - produced by Bonobo, so it's a bit chill, but her voice is divine. I'm not much of a Bonobo fan but the song he did with her earlier this year, Eyesdown, had an amazing vocal from her on it, and Floating Points turned it into six or so minutes of wow.
Their pop remixes aren't ever their best stuff though They should take a leaf out of Mosca/Aphex Twin's book and just change the song entirely http://discoattack.blogspot.com/2010/06/foals-x-mosca.html
I love her on this Theo Parrish track as well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FppWvxHyJ7M (with Om-mas Keith!, what a line-up) I'll check out her new album, but it might be a bit laid back for me, I'm not that much of a Bonobo fan either.
Tea Leaf Dancers is one of Flying Lotus' best moments, but Cosmogramma is full of them. Computer Face/Space Being, Mmmmmm, Do the Astral Plane, And the World Laughs With You... and Table Tennis are all great individual tracks and Laura Darlington's a great vocalist as well.
has me scratching my head in bewilderment. for the life of me i cannot figure out what the fuss is about it.
That really disappoints me. Though I haven't got the new Melvins, for starters. And I suppose Rangda would be up there for me, even though I feel it's a bit on the short side... I wanted more mindless unhinged chaos. I'd put Vol 2 by Wooden Shjips up for album of the year, funnily enough. Can't get enough of it, such a great sounding record.
Otherwise, that Big Boi record, Erykah Badu, Wu Massacre, Flying Lotus, Guido, Ikonika... it's been a great year for hip hop and electronica to these ears...
just had to mention her
thought I was in another thread....
I found this on his soundcloud
don't know Bear in Heaven but Mark Pritchard mix should be good, but i'll give it a listen after this Autechre album finishes - amazing, but goodness it goes on for a loooong time.
must please you
but I think the most interesting is going to be '07 She's Gone (Oneohtrix Point Never Remix)'! should be interesting.
Are you listening to the songs up on the soundcloud? Pritchard's remix sounds rather great, but the Bear in Heaven one I'm not too sure about
kinda electro-clashy...guess it's always the way with a remix lp, it's gonna be hit and miss.
Mark Pritchard one's great though. I kinda expected just a dubbier revision, but he sort of layers on the atmospherics and the break-down at around 3mis is great.
I didn't know who they were but apparently they're gathering quite a little buzz for themselves. Their t-shirt designs are mad goodness though.
Pritchard one is awesome, just give me the Oneohtrix one though, dammit! I love the fact that he's doing 'She Gone', surely the most un-Oneohtrix thing on the album.