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Archive for September, 2010

Drift With Marc Houle

When I first heard that Marc Houle was releasing a full length album, I was a little apprehensive. While his tracks like “Bay Of Figs” and “On It” are great, I couldn’t imagine listening to an album full of the bleeps and bloops. Well, it seems that Houle has replaced some of the bleeps and bloops for melodies, and I’m really impressed with the release.

1. Inside
2. Seeing In The Dark
3. Sweet*
4. Drift
5. The Next
6. Hitcher Man
7. Melting
8. Hammering

Superpitcher’s “Kilimanjaro”

After being introduced to a slightly darker and complex side of minimal with his Today mix CD and “Mushroom”and “Heroin”,  I instantly fell in love with Superpitcher, Aksel Shaufleur. When I first heard that Superpitcher was releasing his second album, I was ecstatic. And while I know that his sounds had much changed since my minimal favorites of his, I was not prepared for Kilimanjaro (the reason it took me so long to make a post about it). The more abrasive, vocal driven pop tunes did nothing for me – at first. It was definitely clear that Kompakt is changing the game. But after a few listens, it was growing on me, and I caught myself constantly humming the vocals. Superpitcher has definitely succeeded in creating a wonderfully different sound.
Listen for yourself:

1. Prelude
2. Voodoo
3. Country Boy*
4. Rabbits In A Hurry
5. Friday Night*
6. Moon Fever
7. Give Me My Heart Back*
8. Who Stole The Sun
9. Black Magic
10. Joanna*
11. Holiday Hearts

Read Pitchfork’s and BBC’s incredibly high reviews, and check out his RA Podcast while you can.

New Music From Gary Beck

Gary Beck has just released several new tunes, including an EP off of Saved Records.  all really solid stuff. Check them out here:

Paragon
Get Down
Sansima

If you’re not familiar with his stuff, it’s probably best described as full-force unrelenting-throbbing basslines (it’s on the harder side). Some older favorites of his:

Miki Litvak – Pollinator (Gary Beck Remix)
Gary Beck – Timeline
Gary Beck & Edit Select – Ploy

Trentemoller’s “…Even Though You’re With Another Girl” Remixed

“…Even Though You’re With Another Girl”, one of the top songs off of Into The Great Wide Yonder, has just been remixed by my favorites Kollektiv Turmstrasse and Pantha Du Prince. I couldn’t be happier! They’ve both done incredible jobs. The Alternative Instrumental Version is also solid.

Kollektiv Turmstrasse Remix
Pantha Du Prince Dub Version
Alternative Instrumental Version

EDIT: Apparently labels decided to block my video uploads in pretty much every country. In the meantime, you can listen to the previews HERE.

Download Howl: JéJé’s Downtempo/Chillwave/Ambient Mix

My buddy Jeremy has just released his promo mix: Howl. It’s a very subtle and downtempo mix, understated yet highly emotional. The somewhat lo-fi and reverbed tunes add a sense of nostalgia – perfect for the slightly difficult transition from summer to fall. Enjoy it.

Howl by JéJé

Listen To Royksopp’s “Senior”

Royksopp have released their latest album online for full streaming! It wont be released for another week, so getting to hear the entire thing is awesome. Read Royksopp’s own description of the album here. I’m saving up my words for now.

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