Brief post because I'm busy with some (quite interesting and fun) school work.
Dj Zinc - Steroidz [Bingo beats, 2007]
New, retarded d&b from Zinc-meister. Ep entitled "In bass we trust". Buy at your favorite record store.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Damero - Passage To Silence (Feat Apparat) [Bpitch, 2007]
Wonderful debut album from Marit Posch with a lot of different styles. Not too different from Apparat & Ellen Allien's Orchestra of bubbles which i really enjoyed. With vocals in this sort of music I often feel like it's superfluous, but here it fits right in (like a glove) - top notch production as well, of course. Electronic pop music at its finest. (the album is titled "Happy in grey")
Unfortunately I don't know where you can buy this yet, be on the look out though (release date is 26th of feb).
Posted by skypher at 16:48
Monday, January 29, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
No swimming occured (postponed it to tomorrow). Did see Epidemic - very amusing and good movie. No school work accomplished. Did see Midaircondo (now no longer a trio but a duo) at filmfestivalen's party tent - decent concert but the beatless stuff didn't really appeal to me and the björkish vocals got a bit too björkish at times.
Dynamik bass system - Omega platinum [International deejay gigolos, 1998]
E L E C T R O <- robot voice vocoder style.
Posted by skypher at 23:24
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Visited The Eye yesterday, guests included dj mehdi and kavinsky of Ed Bangers Records. I didn't stay long, just grabbed a beer basically. The little I heard was nice.
Harry Axt - Magik [Grand petrol, 2006] (buy)
Steve Bug recommendation(!).
Tomorrow will consist of swimming and then watching von Trier's Epidemic, after that I hope I can get some school work done.
Posted by skypher at 19:52
Friday, January 26, 2007
- Anders Ilar - Nightwidth (album)
- Dexter (tv series)
- Frost - One hundred years (skatebård remix) (track)
- Steve Bug - Wet'n'dry (ep)
- Tomas Andersson - Mot matsalen! (track)
- Children of men (film)
- Cane - Teknotest [Arcola, 2004] (track) *
- Dextro - Consequence music (album)
- Pantha du prince - This bliss (album)
- Heartthrob - Baby kate (Sascha Funke remix) (track)
* Pure banging acid in your face! Certainly suitable to get you in the mood for tonight and tomorrow night.
Posted by skypher at 13:10
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Saw Vikarien yesterday. Nothing special at all. Made me disappointed and even more disgruntled about the swedish 2006 film year.
Pantha du prince - Asha [Dial, 2007] (buy)
New album, 'This bliss', from the prince (Hendrik Weber) and it is of course delicious. Emo-techy (*giggle*), minimal grooves with symphonic and intricate melodies set in multi layered, deep and hazy environments. Not easy picking a track from this release, it's all up there.
Re-released on Gronland recently. This is Schnaussesque stuff. Very easy listening, melodic and dramatic soundtrack electronica. The album is called 'Consequence music'.
"Let's go to my place and morph some IFS fractals."
Posted by skypher at 18:59
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Whaaag! I smash my head against pointy objects. Punishing myself for missing some serious bad ass releases of 2006, from artists and a label I love[tm] to boot. Gotta catch em all.
Anders Ilar - A day ago [Narita, 2006] (buy)
From the spectacular album Nightwidth comes this beautiful piece of techno. Living music, it's giving me goosebumps. I simply adore the little creaky squeaks of 303 and the atmosphere this track has. And every track delivers something on this album, every sound and click, static, kickdrum, pad, bass and bleep delivers. You better believe it.
Brothomstates vs Blamstrain - Metadata [Narita, 2006] (buy)
Incredible, I miss out on one of my long time favourite artist's latest release. Brothomstates (aka Dune back in the demoscene days), the man behind the nothing short of genious Qtio and Rktic eps, teams up with fellow fin Blamstrain to create some carefully crafted pieces of aural pleasure. From last august, rawr. This is not anything like his older material (nor in blamstrain's style), and it's not really dance music. Rather it's thick and heavy electronic acid-honey heading in the dance direction without ever quite getting there, knowhaImean?
Putting the D back in IDM - True, true.
Zshare has been having some technical difficulties it seems, should be OK now again.
Posted by skypher at 22:19
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Had my first two lectures today. The first was in the "Programming languages" course which is about understanding and implementing lexers, parsers, interpreters and eventually (simple) compilers. It really seems interesting, but quite tough. The second was in "Systems programming in C", I know C quite well so the introduction to the language didn't really do much for me.
Watched "guldbagge-galan" yesterday - what a lousy year for swedish films. The whole thing felt really second rate. And "Farväl Falkenberg" didn't receive any prize at all?! Come on. Best documentary - "Vikarien" does seem interesting though. Hopefully 2007 will renew the swedish movie industry. Long speeches of gratitude make me sick.
VCS2600 - 302 Circuits [Rikos, 2004]
To warm up for the upcoming gbg databahn thursday (8th feb) with VCS2600 live. Here's a little something to suck on while we wait (plus I have to post every decent track with a name containing circuits). Electro science.
Syd Matters - Obstacles [3rd side, 2005]
Sad pop with a twist. Nice and emo, from the 2005 album "Someday we will foresee obstacles".
Posted by skypher at 19:13
Monday, January 22, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
John Dahlbäck - Now Its Not Summer (Stephan Bodzin remix) [Systematic, 2007] (buy)
Dahlbäck gets remixed by Bodzin. Good set-up and a fine slice of minimal tech house business. It's winter and today we even got some snow (that melted after a couple of hours...).
I've had a very chill weekend once again, was actually planning to visit either The Eye or Beli Konji but everything got a bit messed up. Probably for the best since I'm extremely poor at the moment. School's coming up next week...
Posted by skypher at 00:59
Friday, January 19, 2007
Been lurking over at databahn.se's forums for a bit.
Optiroc - Shake it B.B
"A new 45 minutes mix for the good old ghettoblaster. Mainly old electro beats, breaths, sync pulses, cowbells, flangers and all that shit." Old school electro funk, a great mix.
Two upcoming gbg electro club nights:
I will definetly be at pustervik the 8th!
Posted by skypher at 08:45
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Okay, no hip-hop this time but Lucky Pierre and a Play Paul track.
Play Paul - La la land (Scratch massive & sex schön remix) [Luscious, 2006]
Nice bouncy dancefloor remix. Play Paul is apparently gonna be here at club Elektriska Svanen the first of February. Happy times.
Lucky Pierre - Hike [Melodic, 2007] (buy)
This song and the 11 minute epic laid back 'Weir's way' are both superb new songs from Mr Lucky Pierre and his album 'Dip'. Suitable for the living room or in the headphones on a bus.
Posted by skypher at 00:41
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
After a couple of posts without the funky pounding dance music. I'll try to make it up with this...
Skatebård - Sgnelkab [Tellektro, 2002]
Skatebård is hot right now with the full length 'Midnight Magic' which is great. But check out this old moody techno track instead. Fucking fab. From the LP 'Skateboarding Was A Crime (In 1989)' - which it apparently was in Norway at that time, hehe.
Exercise one - Where is my keyboard [Num, 2006] (buy)
Okay that skatebård track was just to warm you up for this crushing minimal techno anthem. Dark and menacing the way we like it. The jerky b-side 'A night like this' is nothing to scoff at either. Damn crazy germans.
Next post I'm thinking: Lucky Pierre 2007 and a hiphop track, hm?
Posted by skypher at 11:02
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
"Han heter Lurifix och han kan många tricks!"
Anita Hegerland - Trollkarlen Lurifix (Masta Aigh remix)
The original is awesome and is from 1970.
Tickets has been booked for the Style wars x 2 film. Looking forward to it.
Posted by skypher at 20:58
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Bringing it back to the hiphop block. Time for a post with some quality rhymes and beats.
Ghostface Killah - Dogs Of War (Feat. Raekwon, Trife, Cappadonna & Sun God) [Def jam, 2006] (buy)
Ghostface (myspace) had a good 2006. 'Fishscale' and 'More fish' both received good reviews. Mmm. This is track from Fishscale is so solid. Production, mcs, lyrics - top notch.
Ol Dirty Bastard - Recognize (feat. Chris Rock) [Elektra, 1999]
ODB. Niggah please! Enough said.
Soon the annual Göteborg International filmfestival begins (26 jan - 5 feb), and I have already scouted out one 100% must-see: Style wars x2. But there's loads of other films I'd like to see, hopefully time and money permits some indie cinema chilling.
Posted by skypher at 21:31
Friday, January 12, 2007
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Two fabulous songs from Poker flat recordings' latest compilation - Bets'n'bluffs (buy) which came out in november.
Trentemoller - Always Something Better (Trentemoller dub remix) [Poker flat, 2006]
Crunchy and fat synths, excited gnarly bass, pushing percussion - deluxe grand club production. Just try not to dance to this. 10/10 and both thumbs up, no questions asked.
Märtini brös - Spoonful of lovin' [Poker flat, 2006]
On a lighter side of the spectrum with spot on melodies and housy rhythms comes this angel like tune from the Märtini Brös. Originally released back in june. Never the less, I'm left speechless upon hearing it again.
If you for some reason have missed these tracks. Check them out and then pick up the CD/LP, cause they're that good.
Posted by skypher at 00:38
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Tv-series are the (not really so) new hip. Been watching the last 3 episodes of battlestar galactica, checked out the first 5 eps of Heroes, the 2 first of Riket (Lars von Trier) and I have the first season of Dexter waiting for me. Exciting.
Purchased Junior Boys' "So this is good bye" on a bit of a whim two days ago. A very good album, but I really shouldn't have bought it because I'm absolutely broke. What a bummer.
Fuckpony - Tiny slave [Get physical, 2006] (buy)
Their first album, 'Children of love' was very fine and quirky. Now it's time for the evil pony to shine - so part 1 of "The dark side of the pony" is unleashed. And soon, part 2 will be here (around the 7th of February). I like the direction this is heading. Go get physical, go!
Minilogue - The leopard (Extrawelt remix) [Traum, 2007] (buy)
Traum starts of the new year with two remix twelves from Minilogue. Both 'The Leopard' and 'Seconds' gets reworked. This is the strongest of the four tracks presented. Beautiful, melodic and a bhit eerie.
Posted by skypher at 14:55
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Alright a second posting today.
Been browsing through tons of music the last few days. It doesn't seem to matter how much you try to stay updated through out a year, you always miss some gems. You probably haven't noticed yet, but I have added two superb blogs to my elite list; Discobelle.net and Risky Bizniz - be sure to check them out if you haven't. Sifted through those two (and the usual ones) earlier today and found loads of nuggets.
Do not miss out on:
Huggotron - Superkiller [Confused, 2006]
John Dahlbäck strikes again, with a very much superkiller. Hit warning for me.
Sally Shapiro - I'll be by your side (Rude 66 808 remix) [Diskokaine, 2006]
Cheesy italo slapped around a bit with an electro touch. Can't go wrong.
The sounds - Tony the beat (Rex the dog mix) [??, ??]
A mediocre original gets uplifted way up by the king of easy-listening poppy electronic stuff.
Just a few tips from the coach. Another pal, not the same who did section9, sent me his latest piece. Electro funk flavoured tones: blackbox - JON [N/a, 2006]
Posted by skypher at 19:29
Fun thread over at discogs.com about the most silly genre names. Really, I agree with all of them. I should boycott genre names all together I think.
Anyway, my candidates for most-stupid-genre-name are (all already mentioned in the thread):
* IDM (of course).
* New rave (WTF!?).
* Nu-metal, nu-rap, rap-core and all other fucked up mutations.
* Anything that has the suffix 'core'.
* Anything that has the prefix 'post'.
* Clicks n cuts.
* House (Ya rly).
* Ghetto tech, ghetto electro, booty bass.
* Schranz (luckily I have never heard anyone use it).
How can you EVER tell someone you listen to IDM!? I can just imagine the conversation. "What does it stand for..?", "Err.. Intelligent Dance Music." Then the other person 100% guaranteed thinks this "Uh, ok fucking jack ass."
Best genre names definetly are:
Both names have been dragged around and kind of abused, but solid names despite their blurriness. Then we have the classics such as Jazz, Soul and so on that I do not have a problem with, probably because they are so widely recognized. Most diffuse names (and also uneccesary and a bit silly):
* Minimal techno
* Tech house
* Electro house
A lot of people are sensetive about genres, I don't have a problem with that. But personally I couldn't care less what something "belongs" to. Maybe it's because I very much suck at placing music in imaginary boxes.
Current favourite music:
- Sally Shapiro - Disco romance [Diskokaine, 2006]
- Ladytron - Playgirl [Emperor norton, 2001]
- Jeff Samuel - I think they are trying to say something [Trapez, 2006] (buy)
- Cosmic Force Vs. Catscan - Moog Memoires [Créme, 2006]
- Özgür Can - 84 shots (oliver koletzki & florian meindl remix) [Pickadoll, 2006]
- Elektrochemie - Mucky star, ep [Get physical, 2006]
- Ceephax Acid Crew - Ceerial port [Firstcask, 2006]
- Skatebård - Midnight magic [Digitalo enterprises, 2006]
On a italo trip :)
Posted by skypher at 00:55
Monday, January 08, 2007
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Fuckaponydelic - Switch the lights (motorcitysoul remix) [Cocoon, 2006] (motorcitysoul myspace)
Awesome remix of this freaky original by the pony fuckers. Superb.
Posted by skypher at 14:14
Friday, January 05, 2007
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Tired after all the holidays and nights out. Will most likely take it very easy the remaining weeks of the month.
Ceephax Acid Crew - Red DX Acid [Firstcask, 2006] (buy)
Came out this december (11th), neat 303 acid vibes and rhythms makes my ears happy. More analogue goodness!
Edit: zshare download link of the above track. The track 'Acid Whorl' on the same release (Ceerial port) is also a sure fire mighty acid trip. Check.
Posted by skypher at 13:41
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Since I put Mr Nogatco's album 'Nogatco Rd.' on my best of 2006 list I want to expose one more track from it (previously I have posted Bionic Fuse).
Mr Nogatco - Celestial [Insomniac, 2006] (buy)
It's lazy hiphop, shares some similarities with buck65's stuff kind of. Awesome flow and lyrics as expected from the mr Octagon rapper in reverse.
I will try to keep better track of hiphop releases this year, I must've missed a ton last year since I was (and still pretty much am) so snowed in on electronic music.
Posted by skypher at 12:55
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007
Greetings and welcome to a new year.
Yesterday was alright, the dinner being the highlight. I'm off to Hard Rock Café for some food soon, a silly but fun tradition.
My plans for random circruits this year is to engage one or two friends with it for some more varied writing and music.
No track now, might put one up later tonight.
PS. As you might have noticed, I've changed the template/look/design/interface. Sucks or rocks?
The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize (Tps Remix)
Just beautiful and very emo. Aaawww.
Posted by skypher at 15:07