*'Over 200 (mostly very small) labels', almost all of whom only went up on spotify recently, many of whom (swamp81 for example) don't even put their releases up for download anyway!
lot of fuss over nothing
oh wow. this is a really good record. cool beans
good cover tho.
oh cool. i'll make sure to check that out. just listening to it again last night really like the first We Are Hours ep/tape(?). bit of that almost sound like the new Laurel Halo stuff.
did you ever heard the Weyes Blood & the Dark Juices lp on NNF. Produced by Graham Lambkin, it's the lady from Jackie-O Motherfucker and sounds a bit like Nico but w/ shades of Grouper, Fil, Motion Sickness et al. it's really good and quite unlike the majority of NNF stuff.
her earlier one are great too. apparently liz harris 'discovered' her and told jefre to sign her. which is nice.
^abandon reply. how did i post that before reading to the end of the article? DOOFUS.
good to see all this Skelton coverage though. good man.
also just released the Wolf Notes lp w/ Autumn Richardson under the name AR, available to stream here:
i really like it when DiS news pieces are opiniated. the author is in the top-line, and 'news' is always recieved subjectively. it's not like there are real people watching a tsunami happen, the only people commenting on, reading or spreading the 'news' (apart from tyler) are either seeing on the screen or recieving it in a email or w/e. it's immediately compromised.
also dont know how good a thread it is, but there was some discussion on the boards about it a while ago
that record w/ Maher Shalal Hash Baz especially is so good
otherwise, strong review. haven't heard this yet but looking forward to it.
i'll be honest, i didn't dig the music much, but that's neither here nor there really, what i mean is that yes this is a good editorial way of showcasing an individual artist, beyond reviews and columns...
(both of which are great obv. but i guess have issues with people not reading unless they're familiar with the artist in question already/getting lost in a sea of recommendations/by the time an album's come out, everyone's heard of everyone already etc. etc.)
so yeh, i'd like to see more/the same of this even if it doesn't get the same number of 'hits' or 'facebook likes' or whatever as photos of Jessie J. even better if the music is good too ;)
still haven't picked up the record, but stuff i've heard sounds great. as i saying in another thread, Orphan 101's new one Propa on Apple Pips is pretty cool.
Night dolls with hairspray and feed forward are both really great. haven't heard the whole record but disaro review seems fair, i love some of it, †‡† are surprisingly good for one...but yeh, it can get a bit much after a while. as a genre, i think i prefered it back when people just gave away mediafire d/ls with 4 songs on.
also it came a few months ago, but i only just got this record http://boomkat.com/vinyl/329042-suum-cuique-midden on the Demdike Stare/Modern Love/Finder Keepers-associated Young Americans label and it's on full-on amazing. one of my records of last year already, samples here: http://www.modern-love.co.uk/releases/midden
gives room to those really good albums like Gonjasufi, Matthew Dear, even Wild Nothing that wouldn't made it into the top 50 but are great.
e.g. Forest Swords, How to Dress Well, Lone, Stellar Om Source, Teeth of the Sea, Munch Munch, Sumsun; all major albums on indie labels out last week, this week or the next.
ummm, as for kanye, it is good, yes.
= the worst idea i can imagine
but i'm surprised i haven't heard anyone talk about the Dem Hunger track. best thing on their for money (maybe apart from the Pritchard one)
nah seriously, lots of great music covered and that's lovely to see...but as a couple of other people said, i guess this is going to be some people's first exposure to this kind of stuff and it'd be shame for them to pick up the inaccurracies along with the good tunes.
(aquacrunk = not sure anyone's pointed out even if it was a genre, names a Drexcyia reference and was invented by Rustie/LuckyMe a lot more recently than Dabrye. also, Machinedrum etc.)
but yeh, looking forward to the rest of the week. and it'd be a shame for some odd labelling to get in the way of what is all-too-rare coverage of really exciting music.
Gravious, Slaughter Mob, Search and Destroy, Vaccine, Toasty, that Emi Ono 12", it's all amazing...
(apart from maybe a couple of Mala tracks...)
That TOKiMONSTA vs. Blue Daisy tracks a right good'un. Haven't heard the b-side yet but i'm sure it's great as well.
they've both done some great slightly more subtle, spaced-out stuff as well like Space Ex http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTX-plRyitY and Let Me Trick You http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP6aUusaZkY definitely ones to watch.
new PVT's quite good as well.
good column. bye.
which is fair enough really given the whole things got a pretty ambient vibe.
to be fair, he seems pretty clear in dance music signifiers all the way through "dj set" "danceable", "dance-floor friendly", "written as a dance record"
Since as Jimi says this stuff doesn't get played massively in clubs anyway, that's probably accurate.
For me, I'm not personally sure it's a 9/10 record but I think the line
"With the pressure of producing a ‘hit’ or squeezing every good idea into a single song removed, the band let their loops run a lot longer" is pretty insightful and is both the lp's strength and it's weakness, on one hand it flows really well together and all the tracks have a beautiful vibe to just slide into, on the other hand I don't think there's much that is that stunning or 'next-level' about it so to approach it within the hype bubble of expecting it to the best thing since sliced-bread can be a bit misleading insofar as what it's more about, for me, is being a very competent, fully-conceived and well-put together full length that works well as a whole, rather than being sublimed ideas-filled and progressive in the way the eps were.
So yeh, good debut, but like Actress, Scuba and 2562 if the hype machine gives them space to grow maybe their next will be even better.
Looking forward to seeing him do a b2b jungle set with Pinch at next month's Dubloaded.
Afraid I agree with you on the Mount Kimbie. I still need to hear it a couple more times - I only got it on the day of release, but my initial feelings were that while it's a very coherent listen and flows very well, it's almost like a squashed-down version of the eps which is longer, I guess more immersive but with less impact.
Apart from that, lots of stuff I haven't bought yet actually. I kind of got what people (I think mainly dis-integration, tbf) have been saying about George Fitzgerald the other day - Weakness especially is a lovely listen.
I get the sense Treacy is really someone who's just got to create, and having got The TVPs back making music, I don't think he'd want to give all that up after three albums.
Anyway, I like this record but then I like most of them.
I tried starting a thread on it, but didn't really get anywhere:
DMX Krew, Team Brick and some other doing live improv stuff. Should be good.
Also, MARSHALL ALLEN!!!! at the Cube on the 27th July (?) I think, which should be amazing.
Haven't seen that many great club-nights advertised though, oddly...
It was better when he told it. ;)
although only one of those is in a good venue :(
(+ i guess murcof might be doing another arnolfini show in the autumn, with any luck.)
Anyway, as an postscript to the Thought Forms thing, I'd like to suggest this http://www.hijackbristol.co.uk/board/the-forum/fitzcarraldo-improvised-soundtrack-night-actual-bird-dj%27/ which gets me very excited indeed.
I'm also massively pleased to see Qu Junktions have got the coup of the originally Bristolian Evan Parker AND Ikue Mori playing at the Cube, which should be amazing.
Also, the Arnolfini carries on it's run of excellent gigs with this Jasper TX/Mark Templeton one http://www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/music/details/684.
the others - not so much...but I enjoyed listening to them anyway.
The bit about fitting about the Hotflush connection is interesting too. Not just 'cause of Joy Orbison etc., but I reckon from it's beginnings in 2006 or so, it's put out some of favourite dubstep tracks ever with Slaughter Mob, Search and Destroy, Toasty, Gravious, Nyabingi etc. Really great label that definitely deserves to be up there with Deep Medi, Hyperdub, Tempa etc.
Oh, also the live guitar surprised me when I saw them live, but really worked so I'll be pleased to hear what they do with it on the record.
Anyway, good read. Well done DiS/Rory/Mount Kimbie.
The thing about hynogogia is interesting as well; it's odd because in one way half-wakefulness is a massive concept that I guess has a massive place in US Culture from Arthur Russell to the films of Gus Van Sant and while Mount Kimbie don't really tap into that admittedly wide berth, the feelings in their music do kind of that in a weird way, and you draw the links quite well with techno (or equally deep house?)
I haven't listened to it yet, 'cause I'm meant to be working but this is pretty cool news. Can't wait.
Iori mix - never heard of him before, but that tracklist looks great so i'll get it on the go.
never heard of the Pier Bucci so I'll have to check that out.
Kowton, FNS, Pursuit Grooves and The Black Dog are all really great. I really like that Thomas Felhmann record as well; when it's focused it's just really beautiful and comforting stuff; does meander a bit though.
Haven't heard the Alva Noto record yet, but I've been particularly enjoying the new Frank Bretschneider on the Raster-Noton tip - really on form stuff.
that's the most hilariously tacky thing ever.
I liked his Electronic Explorations set http://electronicexplorations.org/the-show/099-rudi-zygadlo/
and I generally trust Mike P/Planet Mu's judgement but I think I didn't get into one of the early single or something, and I haven't really followed his stuff since. I'll try and give this album a good listen then.
I just meant if it was between investigating Shadow Kingdom or The Centauri Agent in full I'd go for the former as well, partially because it feels like a slightly more cohesive album, and partly cause as you say, it has a physical release.
I'll check out the Evan Caminiti one.
Not sure I buy this bit, "Such philosophical thoughts may seem farfetched to the uneducated masses, even potentially frightening" most people have to deal with death at some point, but that small quibble aside good piece, and lovely to see FlyLo's face on DiS' front page all day.
the new NSB album is still excellent.