from the forthcoming The Death of Andrew dropping 10/25
fascinating. definitely appreciate the use of silence after a few listens, though i’ll admit that it took some patience, not really making much sense during a quick scan along the track. it’s an ominous hip-hop instrumental, perhaps sounding more set for a vocal track than most other contemporary tracks in the genre. the distinctive minimalism doesn’t necessarily put it below the mass of other californian post-dilla 8-bit beats; it’s actually a refreshing piece of anti-brostep. it’s most definitely bass music, meant to be played on a wall of subs, but far more subtle and spacious than most of what’s been heralded lately. no one includes fermatas this long in ‘pop’ music, ever. and, he was also a really humble guy when i met him two wednesdays ago at barcelona, so that’s worth an extra golf clap once you’re done listening.
rainbowhill answered your question: some girl (along with her sassy gay friend) called…
A guy from Brisbane? Get out. What was he doing in your neck of the woods. Stereotypes are dangerous b.t.w. drop them when you can, defy them
he was in town for the huge dell convention this weekend. there was one for computer game writing, and some others, i think. and i feel like my every action is subconsciously directed towards defying simple classification, which is relieving considering how many people i grew up with that wound up being entirely predictable. many years back, i decided to put a personal emphasis on prioritizing versatility, and it’s one of the best conclusions i’ve ever reached. when i met those two at the protest, i was actually walking up to someone and asking how long he’d guess it would take to learn to spin poi. (he and a friend were pretty good at it.) i had been sitting on my bike looking around at the crowd and taking it in for a few minutes, and felt like it’d be a memorable conclusion to the night. didn’t wind up happening though. anyway, life’s all about minor upgrades, in whatever realm of achievement.
Xinhua (China’s state news agency) said they showed “a clear need for Washington, which habitually rushes to demand other governments to change when there are popular protests in their countries, to put its own house in order.”
someone had to say it…..might as well be china. hypocritical gov’ts deserve this kind of treatment. say something, hillary.
i think i’m going to get into this guy’s music in the very near future. hearing this, and his older work as polmo polpo, has altered me to this canadian’s immense potential, plenty of which has already been realized without my attention. ‘changes’ doesn’t sound anything like music of a ‘new’ artist, instead presenting a refined craft which is both freeform and also evidence of years of work at songwriting. indie rock fusion almost, in the sense that the performer has taken an idiom and lawlessly incorporated his own ideas and spirit into it. here’s a track of his from 2002, totally defying the restrictions of genre; something like lo-fi trance, or maybe a post-rock dance experiment? i guess now that i mention those terms, the only project that comes to mind is panda bear, being that he’s always conveyed the feeling to me of falling asleep inside a tent while a primal sort of party rages through the night. somnambulant disco…..ahhh, that’s exactly what the hyperlinked track sounds like. productive night of writing. regarding sandro perri’s music though, i’m not yet satisfied, and will update more as explorations continue.
typically i’m not one to post something that’s already been granted such a prominent display of recent appreciation, as i almost feel like it’s letting someone else do my work for me, but i’ll give websites due credit when they come across such a worthwhile find. pitchfork was how i first heard about james blake, when i read their description of ‘the bells sketch’ and i was compelled enough to give it a listen. hence the appeal of music journalism to me…..you can never fully comprehend the effect you have on others. sometimes i wish i could communicate with people i’ve lost touch with just to tell them how much a given artist has resonated with me over the years. i think the concept of harnessing that power, especially when it’s expressed from a place of purely subjective inspiration as it is for me, is tremendously worthwhile and not to be taken for granted. “for me/for you,” you know?
sticking with the theme….ambient dubstep like this is ideal for blissfully swimming around in one’s own headspace. that party stuff is alright sometimes but this is really where my interests lie. his whole what we held on to ep is along the same lines; dreamy beats with vocal snippets and subtly powerful sub-bass.
star slinger, mux mool, shigeto, hobo d, kid slyce, boom baptist, and more, @ beauty bar on wed. october 12th. YEAH. plus, jonwayne and mophono (BRAAAAIIIINFEEDERRRRRR) @ barcelona this coming wednesday. get-weird-wednesdays are like the meat of the batting order, you guys. that’s where the real power is at.
pretty good set of hers, somewhat reminiscent of the brain-melting sesh she performed at camp bisco this year. similarly to that one, she includes ‘cymk' by james blake, 'the world is ours,’ ‘darkest (dim)’, her remix of ‘do for love' by 2pac, 'breath on my contacts,’ and some delicious transitions that i described at the time as ‘mudhouse trance.’ it gets pretty deep. the interview afterwards is pretty interesting as well, and i appreciate the fact that the dj references the fact that guys are constantly asking her to marry them.