July 31st, 2010

MmmmHmmm…

Hi! It’s been a while. Apologies for the lack of updates – we’ve been busy raising children, making a living, making music of our own, and more.

New mixes are on the way, though, and they will be worth the wait.

Meanwhile, check out this amazing new Flying Lotus video:


May 14th, 2010

Get your Kraut on!

Another keeper from Soul JazzDeutsche Elektronische Musik Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1972-83. All the heavy hitters are well represented here: Can, Neu!, Faust, Cluster, Tangerine Dream, and many more. Lots of propulsive motorik, angular funk, electronic eccentricity, and plenty of wonderful German weirdness. Highly, highly recommended.
While you’re at it, check out some of the Kraut mixes we’ve featured: Adrien75′s The Saurkraut Conspiracy is an excellent primer, and Levent’s Vitasong dips its toes into the genre.


March 26th, 2010

Cannibals and Cowboys

A wide-reaching mix of international film music.
Cannibals and Cowboys by UpWithIt Radio Hour
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March 17th, 2010

Vibes from the Tribe

Got the tip from, of all places, Pitchfork, that Soul Jazz is reissuing its Tribe anthology Message from the Tribe. It’s an nice primer for the former label/community center/magazine (and I’d love to get my hands on the magazine reprints) but any of the classic Tribe releases are well worth a listen. Marcus Belgrave’s Gemini II and Mixed Bag’s First Album are both favorites of mine, but then again Wendell Harrison’s deep, dark An Evening with the Devil, Doug Hammond’s Reflections in the Sea of Nurnen, Harold McKinny’s Voices and Rhythms of the Creative Profile, and, of course, Phil Ranelin’s Vibes from the Tribe are all pretty fantastic. The ever-reliable Dusty Groove has a surprisingly robust selection of vinyl reissues of a lot of the Tribe stuff.


March 15th, 2010

Private Collections

Levent here. Several mixes are currently languishing in various states of completion, but watch for my selection of film score obscurities (together with a few not-so-obscure tunes) coming within the next few days.
In the meantime I thought I’d share with you some relatively recent releases (and new discoveries) I’ve been spending some quality time with.
First up is Peter Kruder’s Private Collection, a wonderfully peaceful and masterfully sequenced mix from your second favorite Austrian DJ. Eclectic late night soundscapes from Spirit of Eden-era Talk Talk, Tortoise, Tom Waits, Jon Brion, and much more. Highly, highly recommended.
You can be forgiven for thinking Madlib is stretching himself a little thin with his increasingly prolific output as of late, but the second in his Medicine Show series of releases – Flight to Brazil – is rock solid. I was a big fan of his Mind Fusion series from a few years back, with its incredibly sloppy mixing and throw-it-all-into-the-blender-and-hit-puree ethic, and this release follows suit. Great psych-jazz stuff all over it, even if it doesn’t hold a candle to Adrien75′s 2007 Flying Down to Rio mix for this website.
I’ve been playing what is possibly my favorite release from last year, Jim O’Rourke’s The Visitor, for my newborn baby, and it’s very effective at mellowing her out. It’s a gorgeous little record.
And thanks to the efforts of the many jazz bloggers out there, I’ve discovered much of the back catalog of the amazing violinist Michael White, especially the early Impulse releases Spirit Dance and Pneuma.
Also in heavy rotation are Popol Vuh’s many soundtracks to Werner Herzog’s films. My personal favorite (soundtrack, not film) is Cobra Verde, but they’re all worth your time.
Meanwhile, I noticed that Sun Ra’s fantastically mellow Sleeping Beauty album has been reissued. Absolutely worth a purchase if just for the title cut.
Kind of surprised the latest Massive Attack album isn’t getting more love. It’s a predictably impeccable production, featuring an interesting set of collaborators yet again, and it wouldn’t be a Massive Attack album without an amazing track with Horace Andy.
That’s it for now. Peace and love to all, and stay tuned for some goodies in the coming days and weeks.


February 19th, 2010

Space Spiritual

It’s time to roll out the classics. This one is by Levent. DOWNLOAD MP3.

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February 18th, 2010

New Tawdry Otter

New music from Adrien75′s Tawdry Otter project. Details and free download here.


February 11th, 2010

Sock Puppet

Hey, look! A mix from old friend M’Bomb, the Matty B. Enjoy.

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February 5th, 2010

Vitasong

Mixed by Levent.
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February 2nd, 2010

Adrien’s favorite music releases of 2009

House:

Floating Points – Vacuum ep (12″)
My favorite release of the year. Single handedly resurrects the dying genre of house music! Check the Love Me Like this 12″, too.

Electronic/IDM/Chill Out:

Helios – Unreleased Vol. 1
It feels like electronic music, but it’s guitars and piano, and it’s pretty!

Children of Ishizuke Tree – Entering the Ocean
Free download:   http://www.archive.org/details/ca342_cit
seriously deep guitar drones!

The Gentleman Losers – Dustland
Lovely guitar instrumentals, brings to mind a favorite from a couple years back; The Dead Texan.

Reagenz – Playtime
David Moufang, Jonah Sharp – reunited after 15 years!

Skanfrom – Are You Alone ? (12″)
Nice to see Skanfrom back after a long hiatus.
Melodic/nostalgic instrumental electronic pop!

Yagya – Rigning
Your basic dub techno but with prettier chords plus location recordings.

Techno:

Moritz Von Oswald Trio – Vertical Ascent
Killer use of real percussion!

Sublime Porte – Sigidinum
Dub-Techno. Free download:  http://www.silentseason.com/

Oni Ayhun – OAR003 (12″)
All three Oni Ayhun remind me of stubling into some one-off, underground techno party in the east village back in the day (the 90s!). I love that.

Pop:


The Bird And The Bee – Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future
No sophmore slump for these ear candy makers.

Telepathe – Dance Mother
Weird yet catchy, always a great combo!

Dubstep:

Elemental – Messages from the Void


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