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Wink Wink 2011 - A bit of a change this year
« on: 02 Jan 2011, 06:06 »

First up, here is a link to the old thread: http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,27585.0.html

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Re: Wink Wink 2011 - A bit of a change this year
« Reply #1 on: 02 Jan 2011, 07:13 »

Continuing from the 2010 thread...

Love was one of the early interracial rock bands. They would have made it big if they toured outside of SoCal. They also helped a little known local band called The Doors get a record deal.  :-)

Is using the term "interracial" racist?

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Re: Wink Wink 2011 - A bit of a change this year
« Reply #2 on: 02 Jan 2011, 07:28 »

Oh no I wasn't saying the use of "mixed race" is inherently racist, I was merely expressing that the usage often puts people off because of its common usage as hate speech by racists. Interracial is definitely a better way of putting it, simply because it avoids that association. Neither term is racist - it's all in the usage and context.

PS Love is pretty damn amazing
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Re: Wink Wink 2011 - A bit of a change this year
« Reply #3 on: 02 Jan 2011, 09:06 »

Honestly, if either of you believe that their race have anything to do with how good the music is or how much it should be appreciated, then I can't help you.
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Re: Wink Wink 2011 - A bit of a change this year
« Reply #4 on: 02 Jan 2011, 09:21 »

wellllllll i'm not sure about that because the cultural context is probably pretty significant? everyone tends to forget that music was segregated, up to a point; in the 1950s there were literally black music stations and white music stations. so black and white people actually coming together to make music is something that, for popular music, was particularly rare, and likely would have combined some radically different musical background. which is part of why love was so impressive.
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Re: Wink Wink 2011 - A bit of a change this year
« Reply #5 on: 02 Jan 2011, 12:04 »

Pinkshinyultrablast - Happy Songs For Happy Zombies[2010](320kb/s)

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Re: Wink Wink 2011 - A bit of a change this year
« Reply #6 on: 02 Jan 2011, 15:37 »

What exactly is Pinkshinyultrablast and what do they have in common with Mogwai?
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Re: Wink Wink 2011 - A bit of a change this year
« Reply #7 on: 02 Jan 2011, 17:05 »

Very little. They're shoegaze/punk from Russia.

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« Reply #8 on: 02 Jan 2011, 17:11 »

The Melvins - Bullhead[1991]

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After three albums filled for the most part with quick song bursts and the occasional longer track, the eight-song long Bullhead found the Melvins stretching out a bit more at points, this time allowing the heavily stoned tempos plenty of time to really sprawl all over the place. There are fewer sudden shifts between fast and slow moments as well, and a lot more pure lava-flow beat-over-head feedback sludge and noise. It's not all ten mph deliberation, though - "Zodiac" shows the trio at full speed and blasting aside anything that might be so foolish as to get in its way, not to mention one unhinged Osbourne vocal lead. If grunge was achieving breakthrough status in Seattle, it was being perfected in its rawest sense on this album. Opening cut "Boris" does all this in excelsis -- the band's longest recorded song at this point, nearly ten minutes long, it practically drips from the bongwater of eight million potheads, with Osbourne invoking his own brand of demons over the deep crawl of the music. Osbourne here really has got the dramatic, theatrical Ozzy Osbourne attitude down, with the occasional double-tracked vocals adding to the off-kilter intensity of the performances. Crover again shows his worth on the drums -- he plays things slow most of the time but, crucially, never once sloppily -- while Black keeps the bass going, however relatively unheard under Osbourne's guitar attack. "It's Shoved" is the not-so-secret highlight of Bullhead, Crover's brisker drum work and Black's sharp bass playing heralding a wild lead-guitar melody and a great ensemble performance. However, efforts like "Anaconda," with its slowly uncoiling power, and the intense "If I Had an Exorcism," which gets all the more wired and wound up as it goes (Black's bass here is some of her best), are no slouches.
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« Reply #9 on: 02 Jan 2011, 20:29 »

Brain Police - Beyond the Wasteland

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Re: Wink Wink 2011 - A bit of a change this year
« Reply #10 on: 03 Jan 2011, 00:50 »

wellllllll i'm not sure about that because the cultural context is probably pretty significant? everyone tends to forget that music was segregated, up to a point; in the 1950s there were literally black music stations and white music stations. so black and white people actually coming together to make music is something that, for popular music, was particularly rare, and likely would have combined some radically different musical background. which is part of why love was so impressive.

Obviously it should be remembered that things weren't always as mixed up as they are now, but I think any kind of musician would dislike being deemed significant because of the cultural context he/she made music in. I do see your point though.. Btw just to make sure that I'm being understood correctly: LOVE WAS/IS AWESOME.
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« Reply #11 on: 03 Jan 2011, 01:39 »


Camel - Speak Easy EP

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KXTA - Voltage

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Re: Wink Wink 2011 - A bit of a change this year
« Reply #12 on: 03 Jan 2011, 02:07 »


Halos - Scarecrow EP

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Re: Wink Wink 2011 - A bit of a change this year
« Reply #13 on: 03 Jan 2011, 02:52 »

Obviously it should be remembered that things weren't always as mixed up as they are now, but I think any kind of musician would dislike being deemed significant because of the cultural context he/she made music in. I do see your point though.. Btw just to make sure that I'm being understood correctly: LOVE WAS/IS AWESOME.

What about the all girl punk bands? Or anti-violence hardcore, or straight edge. I think being one of the first mixed race bands is not only a huge achievement but worthy of recognition. Obviously it's not the key point but it's a pretty major sidenote.
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Re: Wink Wink 2011 - A bit of a change this year
« Reply #14 on: 03 Jan 2011, 03:31 »

Beatles Set at Open Mic, Dec. 30, 2010

My best friend and I finally recorded this. I have his permission to post this.

I'll warn you now (and again, we've agreed on this concensus), we start out significantly stronger than we finish.

(sorry about not splitting tracks, it's honestly more effort than it's worth with the equipment I have available, so it's a big ol' 69.3mb mp3)

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Re: Wink Wink 2011 - A bit of a change this year
« Reply #15 on: 03 Jan 2011, 05:37 »

As the poster of the Love album and the naughty boy who used the term "mixed race" - apologies if I offended anyone, that obviously wasn't my intention and I certainly wasn't being racist - without wanting to seem like 'the lady who doth protest too much' I'm actually strongly involved with anti-fascist political groups here in the UK. But whatever. Where I'm from in the UK the term "mixed-race" isn't seen as offensive and I have friends who happily describe themselves as such.

I only mentioned it because the fact that they are a mixed-race/multi-racial/inter-racial (or whatever you view as an acceptable term) band is reflected in the music (which we can all agree is amazing), and was rather revolutionary for the time - for example, it was released only three years after all state and local laws requiring segregation were abolished. The context of the record is as important and interesting as the music itself.

Let's just leave it at that and concentrate on more important things i.e. sharing great music!
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« Reply #16 on: 03 Jan 2011, 06:09 »

Hey so yeah

Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1 (2011, 192 kbps)

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« Reply #17 on: 03 Jan 2011, 07:51 »

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« Reply #18 on: 03 Jan 2011, 08:45 »

The Melvins - Bullhead[1991]

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« Reply #20 on: 03 Jan 2011, 08:52 »

Obviously it should be remembered that things weren't always as mixed up as they are now, but I think any kind of musician would dislike being deemed significant because of the cultural context he/she made music in. I do see your point though.. Btw just to make sure that I'm being understood correctly: LOVE WAS/IS AWESOME.

What about the all girl punk bands? Or anti-violence hardcore, or straight edge. I think being one of the first mixed race bands is not only a huge achievement but worthy of recognition. Obviously it's not the key point but it's a pretty major sidenote.

A sidenote indeed. Americans (I'm Danish) shouldn't be proud they have a black president, they should be proud that they have a great president... And so on. That's just my opinion on the matter. If you expect to be acknowledged because of what you ARE and not what you DO, then we disagree. I wasn't offended, TheClickOfALight. It was mostly a joke, since I think the term is so weird, I can hardly wrap my head around it.
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« Reply #22 on: 03 Jan 2011, 11:36 »

Geotic - Mend (2011)

"Minimal / Ambient music project of Will Wiesenfeld" - who also records under the monikers of both Baths and [Post-foetus].

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« Reply #23 on: 03 Jan 2011, 14:12 »

I'm sorry if this has been said before, but how do I download now that it has been changed to mf.com?
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« Reply #24 on: 03 Jan 2011, 14:18 »

you just change "MF" to the actual name of the site (i don't want to write it out in an expanded form (or altered with ! or @), but you know what it is) in the address bar after you copy and paste the link
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« Reply #25 on: 03 Jan 2011, 14:59 »

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Oh, ok, cause it was asking for a password which freaked me out.

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« Reply #29 on: 03 Jan 2011, 22:59 »



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« Reply #30 on: 04 Jan 2011, 10:28 »



His Name Is Alive - The Eclipse (2010; V0)

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« Reply #31 on: 04 Jan 2011, 17:59 »

Get it while its hot

Mogwai- Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

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« Reply #32 on: 04 Jan 2011, 18:02 »

Is that His Name is Alive good? I liked one of their records once.
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« Reply #33 on: 04 Jan 2011, 19:09 »

Longtime lurker. Joined because of this thread ... once it got moved I figured it would be time to sign up.

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« Reply #34 on: 04 Jan 2011, 23:27 »

Is that His Name is Alive good? I liked one of their records once.

Xmmer from 2007 is their standout album. It's not quite as incredible as that but it's among their better ones. I've been enjoying it a lot.

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« Reply #35 on: 05 Jan 2011, 01:42 »

T-rips!


Forest Swords - Dagger Paths + Bonus Disc

My #4 favorite album of 2010, I've included the old link to the proper EP and just uploaded the bonus disc, which has 6 previously unreleased songs plus a bunch of remixes and a mix by the FS dude. If you slept on this one, catch up.
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The musical recipe that UK producer Matthew Barnes uses in his one-man project Forest Swords is simple enough-- pick some sparse rhythms and sounds, loop them at a pace both languid and insistent, and fold in texture and volume as each piece slowly gathers momentum. But judging by the Dagger Paths EP, released by Olde English Spelling Bee earlier this year, the results are richer than you might expect. Through dense, mesmerizing atmospheres, which conjure faded memories and dream states, Barnes manages to evoke techno, dub, drone, and even hip-hop and R&B.

In fact, when I wrote about the EP back in June, I had a little trouble seeing Barnes' work outside of the fog of buzzy micro-genres like chillwave and witch house. His music's ghostly aura connects to those and other leftfield trends, but really, Barnes has pretty much transcended them all. The more I've listened, the more I've found his hypnotic concoctions to be in a category of their own. Now that UK label No Pain in Pop has re-released Dagger Paths, adding two tracks from a recent 7" and a CD-R with an impressive array of bonus material, the singularity is so clear it's almost blinding.

Most of that bright light comes from the surprisingly integral role of guitar. At first, these songs sound like a slow, sleepy weave of disparate elements-- dubby bass, sparse percussion, distant voices, blurry samples. But eventually, a bold guitar figure crafts a melody that sticks in your head rather than drifting away with all the echo and atmosphere. Barnes' music can rightly be called murky and dream-like, but it's deceptively so. Dagger Paths is much more active and sharp than such descriptions might imply.

The result is that, the further you delve these songs, the catchier each becomes. A few are immediately engaging, like the swinging "Miarches" and hip-hop-in-slo-mo "The Light" . But other tracks prove just as memorable once they have some time to burrow into your brain. On "Glory Gongs", winding guitar chimes return whenever the track threatens to fall apart. And even the reverb-heavy, negative-space cover of Aaliyah's "If Your Girl Only Knew" retains the hook of the original. That trend persists as Barnes shifts his sound on two newer tracks-- the sparse, reggae-inflected "Rattling Cage", and "Hjurt", which wraps guitar in bombed-out drums and distant cries.

No Pain in Pop's bonus CD-R starts with six early Forest Swords tracks, all of which show Barnes' methods to have been pretty well intact from the start (a few are so heavy on fuzzed-out guitar explorations that Forest Swords could be mistaken for an improv rock combo). Also added are remixes of Dagger Paths cuts by other artists, and a 20-minute mix in which Barnes inventively reworks These New Puritans, Burial/Four Tet, and Wild Beasts. Clearly the guy has wide ideas about sound and what it can do, but what impresses most about Dagger Paths is its focus. All the elements and styles that Barnes collects like a magnet quickly align toward one unmistakable musical vision.

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Joy Orbison - BB / Ladywell

After the impeccable rave/bass hybrids of 2009 and a relatively quiet 2010, Joy Orbison comes back to what every dubstep-affiliated UK DJ is doing - House music. Still has all the awesome buildup of his most famous tracks, but with more subtelty and a lot more focus on the beat aspect of the dancefloor.
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Fresh-as-f**k House music from the prodigious Joy Orbison. On the A-side the instantly arousing 'BB' finds some smooth-yet-dirty hybrid of Detroit and London flavours, where gritty garage drums tuck into sultry rolling house formation and the bassline just can't decide if its a square bass groover or a deeply padded subbass shudder. Either way it's just deadly effective. Flip over and the sparse, streamlined flow of 'Ladywell' comes off like some blend of Cassy and Kyle Hall, marrying streamlined, mesmeric vocal motifs with more rugged claps and masculine kicks. Mastered and cut at D&M, ready and raring for the rave. These will sell out in a flash - you've been warned!

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Geiom - Resi Claart / Stel Drum

Geiom tosses a throwback to his IDM roots (he was a Skam kid back in the day) with this nicely textured and layered DnB exercise. Not as crazy as breakcore but not stodgy, either.
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Geiom steps into more IDM and minimal D&B-influenced terrain with a classy 12" for Cambridge's Frijsfo crew. 'Resi Clart' sounds like classic Arovane updated with an awareness of recent DBridge moves and some sub-continental percussive influence. On the flip, 'Stel Drum' works out a trickier style of dubstep with nods to ASC's rhythmic complexities.

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OFF! - First Four EPs

It's either the best fusion jazz record you've ever heard or some pretty raw hardcore punk. You figure it out.
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The very last scene in the 2006 documentary American Hardcore finds Zander Schloss of the Circle Jerks delivering a eulogy. "It was over a long time ago! It's over, okay? Go home! Your cage is clean." The screen goes black just as Black Flag's "Nervous Breakdown" starts up; the vocal is by Keith Morris, Black Flag co-founder and Schloss' longtime boss in the Circle Jerks. It's a funny juxtaposition, considering the recent history of the Circle Jerks; though Morris attempted to keep the Jerks' engine running after yet another failed go, he and Burning Brides frontman Dimitri Coats teamed up, called a couple of buddies, ground out 16 songs. The results would stop in their tracks anybody who'd dare declare punk rock dead. Morris was around for the birth of hardcore, and from the sound of his new band OFF!, they're going to have to drag him away from the stuff, screaming.

For OFF!, Morris and Coats rang up bassist Steven McDonald of the perennially underrated Redd Kross, and Rocket From the Crypt/Earthless drummer Mario "Ruby Mars" Rubalcaba. Coats may be OFF!'s least known quantity, but here, as with the stoner rock of his Brides, he's got an adaptable style and ear for detail that are perfect for this recapturing job. McDonald holds down the low end with an uncharacteristic simplicity that suits these airtight tracks to a T. And Ruby Mars couldn't have been a tough call, hell of a drummer that he is; you'd have to be to hold these songs together. These guys might be punks, but after years in the game, they're total pros. And all that backstory melts away in three seconds on this bruiser of a record, one that reignites the hardcore spirit and turn-on-a-dime intensity of Morris' work with Black Flag and early Circle Jerks years without ever coming off like a history lesson.

OFF! is Morris' show, and for all their help getting him back to his roots, the band keeps out of his way, firing off blistering, not-a-second-too-long rumbles that feel shot out of a cannon. But having some new blood in the room lights a raging fire under Morris, and he pounces on these tracks. As ever, he speak-shouts with an unusual clarity, even when he's spraying out a ton of words at once. But it's the adaptability of his voice that's most stunning, the way he'll start out spitting and then swoop down into a scream. Lyrically, the OFF! songs seem to play on Morris' role as an angry young man all grown up; a line like "you wonder why I'm always screaming?" would sound fine coming from some 17-year-old with a glue-stuck mohawk, but given Morris' elder statespunk position, the question deepens, the emphasis falls on the "always." The young dude declaring "I've Had It" three decades back still shouts "Fuck People" with equal fervor.

First Four EPs crams 16 tracks into just over 17 minutes; the thing's packed so tightly, an extra second here or there could feel like one too many. This is lean, propulsive hardcore, played just as it would've been in L.A. circa 1981. The live-in-a-room recording lets you all but hear the sweat drip on the mic, Morris' hair slapping into Coats' amp. The breathless intensity of Morris' vocals is matched by the one-and-done feel of the musicianship; as Coats told Pitchfork last month, "the demo is the record," and no decision's been overthought. Morris spent a decade and a half trying to get the Circle Jerks together enough to make another album, and this thing sounds like it was made in two days, almost for the hell of it, and those lowered stakes result in a ramped-up fervor.

Even with the short runtime, First Four EPs really takes it out of you; each EP takes you through highs and lows in quick succession, so hearing all four straight through is like being put through a tenderizer. For all their ripchord intensity, I wish they'd made just a little more room for McDonald, whose work with Redd Kross proved him more adept at sneaking intricate bass lines under hardcore rhythms than he's allowed here. But these are, after all, the first four EPs, which assumes there's more to come. You could argue that there's a nasty conservative streak running through these four EPs, that Morris already made better versions of this record with his previous bands. But OFF! feels less like a regression than a regrouping, a shoring up of old strengths with the hopes of recapturing an old feeling. And that much they nail.

In an indie rock landscape that typically values complex arrangements, subtlety, and good taste, OFF! are not just refreshing, but totally necessary. It's an economic shithole out there right now-- the same conditions that led to hardcore in the first place. This music is built for a climate of frustration and powerlessness, and its bare-knuckled punch-in-the-face is a long-needed wake-up call to nostalgic escapism. Get mad instead.

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Modeselektion Vol. 01 Bonus Tracks and Versions

German IDM/Hip Hop/Bass wunderkinds Modeselektor wrap up the first round of their curated series of singles with outtakes. FaltyDL in particular puts in some of his best work in awhile here.
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Extending the party vibes of 'Modeselektion Vol.1', Falty DL, Vaghe Stelle, Bok Bok, Cosmic TRG and Love Operation offer bonus tracks and versions. Most importantly, this EP introduces two exclusive tracks from relative unknowns Vaghe Stelle and Love Operation, the former with an impressive Scuba-like 'lectronic roller and the latter with a sublime ambient after-thought 'Heartbeat'. For the DJs, Bok Bok and Cosmin TRG's extended versions should come in very handy, stretching their elastic future funk vibes for longer mixes, while Falty DL burns off the flash Garage sweep of 'I'm Gonna Show You Somethin'.

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Bastian Wegner - Davy Jones' Locker

Striking, deep, minimalist modern classical composition. The title should give you an idea of what sort of mood to expect.
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From the striking artwork onwards, German artist Bastian Wegner and his debut record on much-admired Finnish label Sahko leaves you in a state of lost. His is a sound that brushes softly against bleached out strings, decaying drones and tones, haunted piano's played from the houses of dead people. Cold, elegiac electronics to submerge your ears in dust and gloom, primed for the darkest of nights.

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OvO - Croce Via

Do you like weird, confrontational shit? Fuck you, of course you do. Check out OvO, they're European.
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Milan grindcore duo Ovo return, following up 2006's Mistenia album with another clobbering collection of songs. The format is as simple as it is brutal: Bruno Dorella's drums lay down a bedrock of noisy percussion whilst Stefania Pendretti spurts out paranormally twisted verses in a variety of different voices, all whilst trying desperately to maintain control of her caterwauling, detuned stringed instrument (is it a guitar? a bass? a bit of elastic band attached to an amplified cardboard box?). You could probably trace the band's powerhouse, freeform sound to the likes of Melvins, or Boredoms, although there's a Napalm Death-like brevity and intensity to the 'Haiku' tracks, expending all energy and power within a few seconds of screeching and pounding. Massively entertaining and surprisingly varied avant-metal from the Load camp. Recommended.

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Franklin de Costa - Fragile EP

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After recent diversions into dub smudged House as Mudkid, Franklin De Costa goes straight Deep House with a contemporary twist for Curle. Leading off 'Fragile' fixes hazy, almost half-heard piano keys with padded bass and heavily smoked late night ambience, while 'Circular Beings' rubs up an electro-edged boompty Houser with deeply jazzed touches. On the flip 'Ush Ush' sit in a Nu-Euro-Deep groove and 'Soulbound' sets its sights on the deeper side of modern Chicago.

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« Reply #36 on: 05 Jan 2011, 10:02 »

Zombie Dude, you set my heart afire. Kimonos were a main spin during the retail holiday rush at the shop... they almost replaced Johnny Foreigner as "the most fun way to do inventory!"



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Also, loved hearing dozens of people say, "I love this! Is this in French?!"

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« Reply #38 on: 05 Jan 2011, 12:17 »

That record is the craziest thing those guys have ever done.
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Starfucker - Reptilians (2011) (320kbps) (Bonus Track Version)



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The criminally underrated Portland indie-electropop quartet returns with their second LP. You want this. I mean, just look at that fucking cover.

edit: forgot to add that this is the preorder version and as such, has 2 bonus tracks
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« Reply #40 on: 05 Jan 2011, 13:08 »

fuck.
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« Reply #42 on: 05 Jan 2011, 15:01 »

oh hey winkwinkthread! Long time reader, first time poster.

The Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000, original print*)

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in celebration of the first update to their website in years (not that that means anything) here's The Avalanches' seminal dance/"plunderphonics" record. enough has been said about this band but if you don't have this record or haven't heard the original version, enjoy.

*and by original version I mean the first run Australian edition. Later copies including the version released stateside involved several notable changes and cuts due to problems getting the samples cleared overseas (or so I am led to believe; all I know for sure is the singles played on the radio don't sound like the ones on this copy). The original print is vastly superior.
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« Reply #43 on: 06 Jan 2011, 00:16 »

so good! so good. and yet it makes me want to cry, realizing it's been 11 years since this album came out without a follow-up.

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I haven't listened to this since I lost all my music years ago.
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« Reply #45 on: 06 Jan 2011, 06:14 »

When that The Avalanches album first came out, they sent promo mini-cds to the record store i frequented. i wish i still had them. it had like two songs on it and came w/ a sticker of a seaturtle w/ an old man's head on it. i was so unhip then, i am surprised i actually listened to such a cool group.
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« Reply #46 on: 06 Jan 2011, 09:08 »

If I ever find a full copy of the compilation/remix EP they put out (At Last Alone), I'll get it up here for you guys. I think I have like 5/8 tracks right now.
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« Reply #47 on: 06 Jan 2011, 09:55 »

What, this?



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« Reply #48 on: 06 Jan 2011, 11:01 »

New Lows - Harvest of the Carcass

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This band was supposed to break up, so we're lucky to hear any new material from them, let alone when it's this good. Think Cro-Mags and Integrity, but a more groovy, metallic edge. Also, if you haven't heard their self-titled release, you should check that out as well.
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« Reply #49 on: 06 Jan 2011, 12:06 »

What, this?

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-it. o/

(guys, Undersea Community is a really weird and amazing track. Someone had the 10" single on ebay a while back for $126 and I really wanted to buy it)
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