miscellaniac on 10/11/2012 at 11:00AM
It’s the time of year when pools of inner elbow sweat evaporate and become spontaneous autumn drizzles. Clammy, odiferous subway commuters transform into coughing, sneezing incubators with winter itch. Solids, liquids, and gases play musical chairs. Now they have a soundtrack.
1. Strange Forces “Liquid Sunlight” - Berlin-based Aussies pluck you from the air, where you find yourself falling through the time vortex and landing smack dab in the middle of a bunch of Bushwick druids on a crisp night.
4. Noi “Everything Is Changing” - Could this be the next (Thai) Jandek? Though mysterious, this track is part of the Music for Video portal and has even been used in an FMA member's web series already!
8. Larkin Grimm “The Road Is Paved With Leaves” - Like slow, acoustic folk surf guitar cranking in Emily Dickinson’s bedroom. Or if Cowboy Junkies were playing at the wedding of some Victorian zombies. A hymn to the fall.
9. Mazing Vids “Liquid over Solid (as seen from above)” - New wave scientists experimenting with instrumental rubber bands and quasi-spastic strumming. Like Brian Eno played through 10 million telescoping megaphones.
10. Martin Lowack “Melting Point feat. Magda” - Recorded on a laptop, featuring vocals from Polish cellist/singer, Magda Glocka, Lowack considers his approach to be the assembly of his “personal orchestra.” (Source: http://www.acustronica.com/albums/61-martin-lowack.html)
11. Orangebox “From Minus 19 To Zero In One Night” - Canadian netlabel, Peppermill Records, put out 4 seasonally-themed comps in 2008. 52 artists were given one week each to compose a piece based on a newspaper article heading from that same week. Orangebox is featured on the Fall edition.
12. Frozen Geese “Carefully Selected Chemicals Part One” - These lads from Leeds know how to concoct a proggy, synthy, spacey, sprawling tonic and ship it directly to your brain, no shipping and handling fees. Be careful not to burn a hole in your mom’s couch.
13. Robedoor “Solid State” - WFMU DJ, Nat Roe, whose show this live recording appeared on, says it best: “a blues based psych-doom reduction sauce on a bed of caramelized beets/beats. Their clout will cloud your vision. “ A delicious meal for a cozy fall night in. Who needs take-out?