Just stumbled upon Simon Lord‘s debut album One today – it’s fascinating to hear him in an acoustic context vs. the more familiar (to me) Black Ghosts‘ electro-dance sound, or Simian‘s experimental psychedelia – and I’m finding it completely beautiful and absorbing. Sample it on Soundcloud, listen on Spotify, or buy the vinyl (with download) from Wonderfulsound. d^_^b
At long last, Fake Blood‘s debut full-length album, Cells, was released today! The new LP contains nothing from his prior singles except End of Days and the titular Yes / No from his most recent. While primarily consisting of the expected dark beats, there are some lighter moments, including appearances from fellow Black Ghost Simon Lord, and even a fairly obvious Giorgio Moroder/Donna Summer reference in Sideshow! Be sure to check out the Fake Blood Facebook page for some interesting tidbits on the concepts behind some of the tracks! d^_^b
Electric Six are my favorite “local” band – one of my absolute top favorite bands period – and I’ve seen them live a fair number of times. I’ve dragged a fair number of others along to experience them as well – but for those who still have yet to experience the thrill of Electric Six live, you can get tantalizingly close courtesy of their new live album, Absolute Pleasure!
There are so many little things that make the live shows special, and Absolute Pleasure captures many of them; my spiritual twin Tait Nucleus? (you can tell us apart by the fact that he as a CS1x, and I have a CS2X – oh, and that he actually does useful things with his!)’s little Smiths reference during Future Is in the Future for example, or Dick Valentine’s bizarre injection of Monifah lyrics into Danger! High Voltage! and WJLB Read More…
Seeing Fatboy Slim at Motor in Hamtramck was a seminal moment in my Big Beat history – eclipsed perhaps only by an even more amazing show at Clutch Cargo’s where Norman Cook escaped the typical DJ booth and performed as crowds thronged around his boxing ring. The only possible way to top this might be making a pilgrimage to Brighton for a Big Beach Boutique event – though the chances of that happening seemed increasingly slim. Enter Fatboy Slim: Live From The Big Beach Bootique - a worldwide broadcast of the BBB5 event from earlier this year. Cinemas across the globe broadcast the one-day-only experience on Friday, August 31st. The “Live” was a little misleading, since the footage was from June, and it was not simulcast, but Read More…
It may not quite be summer yet, but I’m going to go out on a limb and add Moonbootica – My Hot Dope to my 2012 Summer Bangers list right now! d^_^b
The Spotify iPad app is finally here, and it’s beautiful! Can’t wait to try AirPlay! d^_^b
Loving Erol Alkan’s Extended Rework of Metronomy – The Bay - discovered via Radio Soulwax‘s Under The Covers – Volume 3. ヘ(^_^ヘ)
[Update: here's the RSWX version w/ visuals!]
Really enjoying Isolée – Beau Mot Plage – discovered (via Shazam!) via interstitial on Newsjack - which if you’ve not heard it is Radio 4 Extra’s user-contribution-based topical comedy show - also well worth a listen!