20.12.10

memory lane





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19.12.10

Glitter Path



: the reflection of a light source across rippling water





Roswell _ Return



ROSWELL RETURN - IFTODEX C0001      _ 12"
PROBE     _ album       _______________SD Records


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Last December L. van Zaltbommel (?), supposed Dutch government official, released much of the "Probe" material on Syncom Data as a "mini-album."  This December, the Roswell Return album returns to the label perhaps in hopes the public will catch on.  Though suggestive individually, the "Probe" tracks are best played continuously.  The new version of the album even comes with a DVD, but the documentary is about roadworkers (?).  While Roswell may lend introspection and creepiness to the footage, it sounds more like an abstracted alien abduction or stargazing soundtrack. Not having seen the entire documentary, perhaps the roadworkers are whisked away on a galactic tour or experience a dream sequence.  Certainly, Zaltbommel's "Probe" invites kickdrum-enhanced reinterpretation, such as the excellent SD remix of IFTODEX C0001: 




17.12.10

Tale Of The Rogue Synth



Lord
Of
The Isles

-"Lord of the Isles (Scottish Gaelic: Triath nan Eilean or RĂ­ Innse Gall) is a Scottish title of nobility ..."-

we were there (dancin' freestyle)


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"Tears In Rain" also appears on the new Klik Records compilation, which also features the Ron Basejam/Hot Toddy track "I Need Love":

16.12.10

MANIK :: Keep That Fresh ::



Manik:::::::::::::::::::::Keep.That.Fresh.
:::::::::::Ovum

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NYC and Ovum reassert themselves through Christopher "MANIK," whose city of residence is proudly parenthesized on the download listing.  Past releases impress with a deep round production quality, and this record as a whole is the most impressive yet.  All five tracks of his second EP for Josh Wink's Ovum are desirable.  The dreamy interpretation of time-tested acid bounce on the title track, and accented take "Ditmar's Blvd," remind that this has been a good year for the TB-303 [Transistorized Bass] as well as other classic Roland instruments like the TR-909 and 808 [Transistor Rhythm], and emulations thereof.  What better accompaniment to economic downturn than the reality-twisting sound of waveshaping.  Anyway, on the flipside he gets funkier, with effectively sparing vocals and the downsliding bassline of "She's Slow Motion."  The downloadable version of the EP includes an also vinyl-worthy track called "DMX."  Manik called the play: "Fresh" is the appropriate word.  

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15.12.10

Silkie Wonder


s i l k i e
City Limits 1.4
d e e p . m e d i . m u s i k . . . . . . download




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14.12.10

More Loving

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Johannes Heil
LOVING Remixes . . . . . . . . download
C O C O O N




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Johannes Heil - Loving by cocoonrecordings

13.12.10

>>> under construction >>>




In the interest of fun, I’ve decided to stop making excuses and waiting for this or that software or hardware and use what I’ve got. After all, you can use your voice or hit two rocks together to make a track, as long as you have a way to record it.  A year or so ago I began piecing together something lovingly titled “Trailer Burner” from samples recorded five years ago in school, in the well-insulated sanctum of the computer music studio. I was supposed to be taking a less accessible, more electro-acoustic route, but I usually ended up with patterns and melodies.  The first sequence was assembled in Audacity, and it seems the rest will be also. After letting it sit for a while, I realized I want to finish it instead of leaving tidbits of ideas. We'll see. The 4/4 will kick in eventually, as evidenced by sample2.





BICEP


Bicep  . . . . . 12"


Throne of Blood . . . . . . . . . .  free download  // download

12.12.10

It's That Time Of Year Again





















I agree with a horoscope I read:  "Approval from other people is overrated."  That said, the year is drawing to a close so it's time to decide the best of the best.  Resident Advisor requested a few weeks ago that I contribute a year-end poll to the staff pool.  I haven't written for them in a while, so that was nice.  Of course I weighed in, though the pages of my spreadsheet were semi-complete.  In the past I would've been tempted to scour everything released in 2010.  This time, I took a step toward sanity and just reviewed everything I'd posted over the past year and selected some favorites.  I was heavy on the TRACKS category, though I did list a few ALBUMS including Quinto's "555," Hardfloor's recent "Two Guys Three Boxes," Conforce's "Machine Conspiracy" and "Crystal Republic" by Tevo Howard.







It was much easier to make a list of tracks and 12"s, and in a couple of cases 2x12"s that I counted as albums because they had the mojo:  Big Strick's "100% Hustler" and "Melloghettomental" by Billy Love and Theo Parrish.








One of my favorite tracks from 2010 by far is Marvin Belton's "The Letter," produced by Scott Ferguson for Ferrispark Records.  Along with "In The Light" from the same EP, it has an effortless soul and a beautiful sadness.  The list of tracks I turned in was a bit long, exceeding the recommended limit by a dozen, and I'm still thinking of and discovering more.  (The rest of the list I submitted is the off-kilter spreadsheet below the next set of audio samples.)




&MOREANDMORE&MOREANDMORE&MOREANDMORE&MOREANDMORE



Nebraska
Soho Grand
Rush Hour

4
2
Tazz
Underground 11
Underground Quality
5
3
Marvin Belton
The Letter
Ferris Park
6
6
DJG
Duality
Pushing Red
7
7
Floating Points
Shangrila
R2
8
8
Rob Belleville
Sounds Of Introspection
aDepth Audio
9
10
Mario Basanov
Do You Remember, Downtown Party Network Remix
Future Classic
10

Basic Soul Unit
Night Heat
Mule Electronic
11
12
Kirk Degiorgio
Membrane
Planet E
12
15
Patrice Scott
Distance Against Time + Eclipse
Sistrum
13
16
Theo Parrish & Billy Love
Can't Keep Running Away
Sound Signature
14
17
Alexander Ross
Continental Drift
Deeply Rooted House
15
18
Try To Find Me
Get To My Baby, TBD Extension
Golf Channel
16
19
Big Strick
Old E 800 + 100% Hustler
FXHE
17
20
Black Tokyo (Aux 88)
Dragon Fly
Puzzlebox
18

Mr. G
Sunday Blues, Kasper Remix
Bass Culture
19
22
Roberto Bosco
Space Drone
Wave Music
20
23
Loyal Opposition
Sycophant
Planet E
21
26
Erdbeerschnitzel
A Disorderly Fashion
3rd Strike
22
27
Anton Zap
Social Background
Ethereal Sound
23
29
Ripperton
Nocturnal Reflection #1
Plak
24

Wax
30003/A
Wax
25

Hieroglyphic Being
Syllogism
Mathematics
26
FILL IN AS MANY AS YOU CAN, BUT NO MORE THAN 30
Map Ache
The Fool (youANDme Edit)
27

Jouem
Drifting + Dyad
Just Another Beat
28

Canu & Franco Cinelli
Glass, Franco Cinelli Remix
AUX
29

Unknown
001/A
Knowone
30

Carlos Nilmmns
Tezcatlipoca
Don't Stop
31

Future Beat Alliance
Machines Can Help
Tresor
32

Robert Babicz
Welcome To The 90s
Bedrock
33

Storm Queen / Morgan Geist
Look Right Through
Environ
34

Swayzak
Plato, Submariner Mix
Greta Cottage Workshop
35

Benjamin Sun
Salty Tears
Voyeurhythm
36

The Secret Initative
II/A + B
The Secret Initiative
37

Gabriel Ananda
Serengeti
Sportclub
38

OCH
Bombay Bedbath + Out Of Key In
PAL SL
39

The Dead Rose Music Company
Am I Still The One
Eclectic Avenue
40

Marcel Fengler
Thwack
Mote-Evolver
41

Telefon Tel Aviv
Immolate Yourself, Ben Klock Jack Mix
BPitch
42






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