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'investigation into the futuristic spaces in Japanese ambient and pop music from the 1980s…'
Perfect Sunday listening.
that sounds incredibly up my street
And another one that sounds more synth heavy, ace.
Yeah it all sounds wicked so far.
but from the 80s, so there aint the odd windows start up tone. Sounds exactly the same. Brilliant.
this is lovely.
1 former ghosts 37
2 ron morelli 20
3 outkast 17
3 planningtorock 17
5 sky ferreira 14
6 black eyes 11
6 the middle ones 11
8 cross record 9
9 wild beasts 8
9 ceo 8
9 radiator hospital 8
dunno why i've been on a Former Ghosts binge this week. feel like 'New Love' has slowly, since coming out, become one of my fav. records. proper emo electronic pop.
ron morelli plays were all from a couple of hours in the library on monday, was listening to them in the background while working. read some interview where he said the point of the music was just background music so he did the job well... also ordered the last L.I.E.S. comp, gonna try and keep up w/ 'electronic music' this year instead of just listening to the token gay disco album and token uk funky single that get popular
black eyes second album maybe best thing dischord records released innit?
outside of last.fm, on streams and stuff, mostly been DJ Sprinkles 'Midtown 120 Blues' on youtube and No Ditching 'Face Ache EP' on bandcamp. No Ditching is all these girls from Durham making jangly pop punk, it's amazing. you all know DJ Sprinkles i'm guessing
he doesn't seem to have put anything out in years
he puts harsh noise and concret poetry on bandcamp.... BUT, according to twitter, i think there is a new Former Ghosts record coming out this year
do you have the mixtape he put out alongside new love?
nah. just looked it up though and it sounds great.
Maybe I just haven't spent enough time with it. Also buying lots more 12"s means I was more familiar with the stuff I really liked from it: Terekke, Florian Kupfer, Greg Beato...
Spit sounds almost like nothing else on L.I.E.S., it's so relentlessly bleak and grim. The best L.I.E.S. stuff, for my money, is their more trippy and tracky house cuts, Delroy Edwards, Bookworms, and the three mentioned above...
downloading 'american noise' now, will report back next week probably
Like this absolute banger...
Nick Straker Band - A Little Bit of Jazz (1979, Prelude Records).
Prelude Records was an astonishing label - so much awesome dance music.
This might be confusing to some, its Afrobeats but not the ye'old kind Fela Kuti and that lot, which I dig as much as the next goon... Its the modern mega dance pop african house thing. Sounds like UK Funky got its fun back, tons of autotune, massive hooks, etc. Stuff like this makes pop fun again for me.
or whatever it's called. yer man from Gang Gang Dance doing a solo record. it's good. there's a track with Alexis Taylor that's really good. i want a proper GGD record this year tho please thanks.
1 The White Wires 65
2 Peach Kelli Pop 30
3 Dead Ghosts 25
4 September Girls 24
5 Grass Widow 23
6 The Wave Pictures 20
7 The Leg 18
8 Boards of Canada 17
8 Kanye West 17
8 The Hold Steady 17
11 Shannon and the Clams 15
12 Tiger Trap 13
13 Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks 12
13 The Lucksmiths 12
13 Bleached 12
1/ totally awesome garage rock stuff. all the songs are like ~2mins and have big choruses and are about going to the beach/unrequited teenage crushes/partying
2/ solo album from the drummer of the above. super lofi stuff. really nice. on burger records, who i've decided are THE BEST LABEL.
3 / 5 / 11 / 13b/ above two + a Burger Records festival lineup led to my monthly Spotify phone refresh involving a lot of garagey/lofi stuff
7/ local mentals. weird offkilter folk stuff. something to play if you want to antagonise your housemates.
8c/ new album soooooooonnnn
13b/ you know when there's just a little moment in a song that inexplicably you love because of intonation or a specific sound or w/e? i keep listening to Warmer Corners for that bit when he sings "from the non-specific north west" because it's just magic. <3
both really really good.
Had on Roc Marciano Marci Beaucoup for a bit too but it was too sweary to play at work. Seemed good though
Not sure why but juke/footwork just does not do it for me at all. Otherwise listened to a lot of Boris this week, Akuma No Uta lasts roughly the same amount of time as my commute.
It's almost an entirely different experience I found. I like juke/footwork on record but do get a big fatigued over those monster 20 track records.
Lots of Regis, been enjoying (right word?) going through his complete discography. Punishing stuff. Also one track, think it was Ital, made me think of a sample from The Downward Spiral so I listened to that and read about how Trent Reznor wrote it all in the Manson murder house. Fairly creepy when you see the links with the song titles and the lyrics (especially Piggy) even if he claims not to have been directly inspired by it.
Afghan Whigs "Gentlemen" because it is the greatest ever 90s record and Greg Dulli is one of history's greatest charming drug and drink bruised American heroes. See also: The Stooges this week. You ever think back on albums you loved that were released in recent years and think, nah, that one is never going to be a classic can-put-it-on-at-anytime-and-feel-the-same-about-it like Raw Power, Gentlemen or whatever? Been doing a lot of that this week.
My Theo Parrish 12" on TTT arrived too, haven't really stuck my teeth into it yet though.
In other news, I liked the new Matana Roberts which I hadn't yet heard but not as much as Coin Coin Chapter 1. Will go back for more. Seems more bluesy and less blisteringly free.
Also picked up Terrance Dixon's Badge of Honour which I listened to once and really liked. Lots of Actress style moves on that one.
Feel like putting something deep on now, might listen to Marginal Consort all afternoon. Or Rashad Becker...
It's on Spotify, might satisfy your need for deepness (snigger).
I have deezer and not spotify (so continental, darling) but have found his bandcamp. Is it Soldier's Requiem? Sounds promising.
He's the former Yellow Swan that isn't Pete Swanson. Really interesting listen, apparently it's all to do with shellshock and post-war trauma.
Porto Ronco by Kareem. Vinyl is on sale at boomkat, get it while it's still there. Pre-ordered Shackleton at the same time :)
I guess its the closest anyone gets to that Actress sound, he's way more stright up techno from what I've heard though, I need to check out more if you've got any sugestions I've not ever really dug into his stuff just heard him in mixes a load for years. This almost has an Actress vibe to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox1o7Q3sXKI#t=40 really dig it too.
Dixon is way more pure detroit techno, whereas Cunningham clearly has more of a feel for UK styles like jungle and grime. But the way they go about using their respective influences and source material has a real singularity about it, it's that slightly faded and smudged sound.
Actress doesn't really make anything that dance floor leaning like Dixon does. I guess Actress is to house, techno thru a UK lense theat Burial is for garage, pirate radios and jungle. They kind of sound like a lot of other music but somehow also nothing like them and no one can sound like Burial or Actress even if an element is there. Unless you count something like Levantis, which sounds so much like Actress it might be him, unless its not then someone can sound like him haha: https://soundcloud.com/the-trilogy-tapes/sets/levantis-music-hall/