CURRENTLY LISTENING TO:
Tiga - DJ Kicks mix (K7) - this is really good. i finally get it. very glam, very now. even though much of this stuff is 12-20 years old. or it sounds like that, i should say. buxom.
other recent listens for your health:
Massive Attack - 100th Window (virgin) - decent, have to listen to it more, something's missing.
Various - Hooj presents: Le Future Le Funk (hooj) - pretty good, glitzy techno.
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights (matador) - amazing record.
Mouse On Mars - Glam (thrill jockey) - rerelease of older album that's quite impressive. out in May.
Nobukazu Takemura - 10th (thrill jockey) - shite. nearly unbearable flinty digital abstractions. crap.
Grape Dope - "missing dragons" EP (galaxia) - forgettable, i think from santa cruz. collage/barrage annoying.
Spacek - Vintage Hi-Tech (K7) - spare nuDisco (a la metro area, brooks) that's kinda lame, boring.
Prefuse 73 - One Word Extinguisher (Warp) - fucking good album, more cut-up hip-hop on the abstract IDM tip from prefuse 73. may confound hip-hoppers though.
Truby Trio - Elevator Music (Compost) - impressive full-length from truby dudes. niiiice. can't wait to hear the uncopy protected long versions of the songs.
i can tell you that the band El Guapo really sucks. i'm listening to this promo right now and it's all i can do from not ripping the cd out of the player and snap it in two. but i'd rather make a couple bucks off it so i won't.
they're on dischord. super-indie.
"we write spare, meandering songs with odd instrumentation and an ardent lack of melody. we hate everything. you've already sold out in the last minute. you suck. don't buy our fucking records." that's what they might say.
me, i'm just bathing in virtual gravy right about now.
hey condors, I gotta fly.
your servant in sundry saxophone selling,