It's all Music!
It is currently Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:09am
What are you listening to?
I recently picked up the Shangan Electro comp "New Wave Dance Music from South Africa". It's so fast it's almost slow, with kind of awesomely cheesey MIDI.
It's mostly produced by this one guy, Richard "Nozinja" Mthetwa, who also takes the lead on a few songs. AfroPop Worldwide did a great interview with him
enjoying the ephedrine hiphop movement of Weird Forest (Lil B, Expressway YoYo Dieting), good to know Sensational made some kinda impact with someone down the line. Shadow Kingdom's margins-metal of the 80s reissues have been kicking my ass too (esp. the Manilla Road radio session, Crisis, Deep Switch, Serpent Night, Jameson Raid and Iron Man (who killed at the WFMU/Aquarius SXSW show last year), that Walter Gibbons Jungle Music anthology on strut is really a great discovery recently too. Also digging the Sheldon Spiegel/Razen 12" on KRAAK quite a bit.
The alphabetical thing - Alexander Rabbit - Bloodrock - Coven - Demian - Eric B & Rakim - Flash - Goliath - Robert Hazard and the Heroes - Isis - Jobriath - Kannibal Komix - Locust - Mama Lion - Norma Tanega - Osibisa - Puzzle - Mike Quatro - Rhinoceros - Sharks - Trapeze - Uriah Heep - Jerry Vale - White Witch - XYZ - Timi Yuro - Zephyr
Personally-- I've been digging on Dominique Leone's "Abstract Expression"--- the much improving follow-up to his already awesome self titled debut. It's really great, well-composed "pop" music. The Laughing Dogs' first album--- particularly the opening track "Get Im Outta Town" has been getting a lot of plays from me as well. I really like this video of the group...
also rollin around... Plus-Tech Squeezebox's first album, "Mean to Me" by Crowded House, Floored by Four, "Know Your Chicken" by Cibo Matto, Awesome Color, House Arrest by Ariel Pink...
Bad Panda wrote:
VA - Nigeria Disco Funk Special
seriously! Hard to imagine anyone not liking this...
re Brian Turner's Weird Forrest suggestion, y'all heard this Weird Forest sampler? I hope they do a new one soon
@DVD thanks for recommending Saadoun Al-Bayati, just picked up a copy (via eMusic qucik before their new pricing scheme goes into effect)
The psychedelic sounds of young Ukraine, WE HAVE NO ZEN.
As they say: "If u have smth to say — get in touch. Any propositions will be answered."
And as I was told in Helsinki, by a drunken dark haired Marylin Monroe: "When you come to the Ukraine, YOU WILL NOT believe it". The only phrase she knew in English and she fell asleep over the piano... just ask Nadia and Filip.
Alphabets (Denver, CO, the States) has a growing collection of his music (all free) on his blogspot that I've been enjoying. Find it here.
Maria y José's Espiritu Invisible LP (Tijuana, Mexico) came out a bit ago, but it still one of the best youth/contemporary works of the year. He also released a Afro-dance influenced e.p calle the Kibose E.P. Find them both at his tumblr.
Eola (side project of Tonsstartbandht) has an EP for free you can download here.
Algodon Epico (Venezuela), a side project of Jovenés y Sexys, has a darkwave ep that came out a month ago that's pretty solid and received some attention from Club Fonograma and then Pitchfork.
Find his soundcloud here.
My nerd half took over the other night and I sat down with pen and paper and made notes of everything I had that was released this year - then, narrowing down was actually easy. So, here's my best of 2010, done as baker's dozen because 10 just wasn't enough in any category.
Favorite Baker's Dozen of 2010
Gunslingers "Manifesto Zero"
Birds of Maya "Ready to Howl"
White Fence "s/t"
Black Time "More Songs About Motorcycles and Death"
Group Inerane "Guitars From Agadez Vol 3"
Hayvanlar Alemi "Guarana Superpower"
Neil Young "Le Noise"
Dead C "Patience"
International Hello "s/t"
Krewe of Eris "Feasts of the Appetite of Eris"
Messages "After Before"
King Blood "Eyewash Silver"
Favorite Baker's Dozen Reissues/Comps
Mike Rep & Tommy Jay "Grim-O Comix Sequence"
Ron House "Blind Boy in the Backseat"
Rob Jo Star Band "s/t"
Various "A Range of Great Dividing"
Various "Ecstatic Music of the Jemma El Fna"
Chin Chin "Sound of the Westway"
Kebab "We Live in a System"
Vertical Slit "Slit and Pre-Slit"
Parasites of the Western World "s/t"
Rikki Ililonga & Musi-O-Tunya "Dark Sunrise"
Shirley Collins "Sweet England"
Angel Face "Wolf City Blues"
Various "Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music from South Africa"
Favorite Baker's Dozen 7"
Jooklo Duo "The Warrior"
Timmy's Organism "I'm a Nice Guy Now"
Garbage and the Flowers "Alamo Rose"
Hallogallo 2010 "Blinkgurtel"
Holy Cobras "Feed Yr Head"
Birds of Maya "Regulation"
Puffy Areolas "Rock 'n' Roll Express"
Willie Lane "Arrested for Decay"
Radar Eyes "Shakes"
Druid Perfume "Don't Eat 'Em They're Poison"
Meercaz "Never Too Late To Learn"
King Lee "Tire Shop"
Big Troubles "Freudian Slips"