December 28, 2012

Favorite albums 2012

TrustTRST

Purity RingShrines

Crystal Castles(III)

MetricSynthetica

iamamiwhoamiKin

Saint EtienneWords and Music by Saint Etienne

SoulsaversThe Light the Dead See

Marina and the DiamondsElectra Heart

Favorite song 2012 was this though.

December 31, 2011

Favorite albums 2011

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November 29, 2010

David Lynch explains why electro pop music is the new thing he does now 

There will be two debut singles (“two debut singles”), ‘Good Day Today’ and ‘I Know’, released through a British independent label. Read all more about it here.

Oh, and here is ‘Good Day Today’:

It could be described like this:

After an explosive opening, the song settles into a minimal electro groove that recalls Crystal Castles, before Lynch’s heavily treated vocals continue the sense of emotional detachment. The track finds Lynch in a pleading mood, just wanting to have a pretty good day, which seems fair enough.

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July 13, 2009
Ha, Rich has a really good take on La Roux and why you should give it a try:

It’s worth getting over the stupid hair of La Roux singer Elly. I almost ignored this British synth-pop duo because of its singer’s attention-hungry tresses. It’s like, congratulations on your calculation; what the hell do you want, a cookie? An unfairly platinum record? The starred legacy of Flock of Seagulls? Some V05 Hot Oil? I live in Williamsburg, which isn’t so much a neighborhood as a 24/7 white-people hair show. I’ve been there, done that, messed around and I don’t need it in my pop music.
You can see how hung up I am on Elly’s seemingly Rankin-Bass-inspired locks, and the fact that I’ve come to love La Roux’s self-titled debut despite them is testament to the substance that reinforces the style. And that is what I admire the most about La Roux: they back their shit up. (…)

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Ha, Rich has a really good take on La Roux and why you should give it a try:

It’s worth getting over the stupid hair of La Roux singer Elly. I almost ignored this British synth-pop duo because of its singer’s attention-hungry tresses. It’s like, congratulations on your calculation; what the hell do you want, a cookie? An unfairly platinum record? The starred legacy of Flock of Seagulls? Some V05 Hot Oil? I live in Williamsburg, which isn’t so much a neighborhood as a 24/7 white-people hair show. I’ve been there, done that, messed around and I don’t need it in my pop music.

You can see how hung up I am on Elly’s seemingly Rankin-Bass-inspired locks, and the fact that I’ve come to love La Roux’s self-titled debut despite them is testament to the substance that reinforces the style. And that is what I admire the most about La Roux: they back their shit up. (…)

fourfour: I’m having fun, don’t put me down

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July 6, 2009
2MANYDJS ON ROCK WERCHTER07/06/2009
2MANYDJS have been blasting through the European festivals the last couple of weeks. From Glastonbury via Roskilde to their home crowd at Rock Werchter in Belgium.
Studio Brussel have broadcasted the first hour of the 2MANYDJS show at Rock Werchter, for your convenience you will find a download link below!
2MANYDJS at Rock Werchter 2009
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2MANYDJS ON ROCK WERCHTER
07/06/2009

2MANYDJS have been blasting through the European festivals the last couple of weeks. From Glastonbury via Roskilde to their home crowd at Rock Werchter in Belgium.

Studio Brussel have broadcasted the first hour of the 2MANYDJS show at Rock Werchter, for your convenience you will find a download link below!

2MANYDJS at Rock Werchter 2009

www.soulwax.info

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January 3, 2009
Antony and the Johnsons light up 2009

Seated in a semi-swanky London hotel bar, the man opposite is a benign and playful presence, joshing that he’d like a gin and tonic (despite it being 11.30am), spying Cameron Diaz on the front of InStyle magazine and crying, “Look, they’ve put me on the cover!” and trying to convince the Guide that he’s planning a special outdoor show hung from balloons.

However, there are more serious issues on his mind. Antony’s new album The Crying Light, the follow-up to 2004’s Mercury Prize-winning, half-a-million-selling I Am A Bird Now, sees his gaze turn outwards from issues of gender confusion to meditations on his relationship with nature. Featuring orchestral arrangements by Nico Muhly and even guitar on a couple of tracks (“I’m slowly graduating from my fear and loathing of it,” he jokes), songs such as Everglade imagine him “in this beautiful, animist landscape where the leaves are gazing at me and the water is whispering to me and I’m feeling connected to the world – and yet there’s something in my mind that’s still broken.” Then there’s the threat of impending environmental catastrophe, bleakly imagined in Another World. Antony says his new hero is Joan Pick, interviewed in the Guardian a few months ago as “the woman with the tiny carbon footprint”, who eats raw food, buys nothing except new trainers and hasn’t driven a car since 1973. …

[The Guardian]