I am tied up between school, job applications and appartment searching. So the furious posting tempo will have to slow down for a bit.
Clatterbox - Storm Drain [TRUST, 2007] (buy)
David Kempston applies his electro touch to the awesome Storm drain ep. Dark, terse and driving. All tracks on it are more than worthy of your dedicated time.
Monolake - Plumbicon (Live in Osaka) [Monolake/ICM, 2005]
Been listening to a lot of Monolake recently. It's all very ace and clastrophobic. This version of Plumbicon is exellent, metallic dubby and deep. The Rebreather remix of the same song is another masterpiece.
Saw 'The Last King of Scottland' two days ago, good for sure, but not fantastic. The twists and tension(s) built up were too familliar.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
I am tied up between school, job applications and appartment searching. So the furious posting tempo will have to slow down for a bit.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Not too many posts ago I was undecided about attending a Databahn+Effektverket night with vcs2600 live etc (@ pustervik). Anyway I ended up not going (for various reasons). This is what I missed:
Faceless mind live at databahn 07-02-08 part 1
Faceless mind live at databahn 07-02-08 part 2
Faceless mind live at databahn 07-02-08 part 3
VCS2600 live at databahn 07-02-08 part 1
VCS2600 live at databahn 07-02-08 part 2
ARGH! This most definetly seals the deal, I can't miss the next one (march 8)...
Today (saturday) I shall go to Midnight Express to make up for it atleast a bit, my mind needs evil, retarded, primitive, advanced, complex, scientific, harsh, wonky, bleepy, electro beats.
Posted by skypher at 00:54
Friday, February 23, 2007
Another week gone by. And another weekend is here with all its temptations. Don't know what I'll do tonight, maybe just cook with some friends and drink a bit of wine. Tomorrow is a whole 'nother story though, as you probably know by now.
Robert Hood - Razr [Music man, 2005]
Electro from legendary detroit techno minimalist Hood (aka missing channel, the vision, etc). Been getting tired of the whole german tech-house business lately. More pure detroit techno and electro, no gimmicks. This is off the brilliant "Hoodmusic 1", will most likely post a heavy techno track from it tomorrow.
M83 vs Aphex Twin vs Khia - Pussylicker [?]
Mash-up time. Big names, pussy in the title, what else can a guy want? Seriously though this is pretty good, in that typical mash-up sense.
(Too lazy to look up where and when this is from)
Why tired of "tech-house" (and its variations/cousins whatever) you might wonder. It's simple and has been bothering me for a while now. It's the new hiphop (or indiepop) or something, EVERYBODY listens to it, and it (atleast feels) so popular that many productions are/gets formulaic in nature and very uninteresting, thus watering down the genre(s) with crap. People don't care, they just want electronic-house-techno-electro-whatever-lol-dance-hip-dj-plays-it. Am I way off and just being grumpy?
Posted by skypher at 12:44
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Anders Ilar - A [Audion.nl, 2007] (buy)
"ABC" ep from my fellow Göteborg denizen Ilar. The acid is strong in this one and that makes me hot.
Here's a tip for some laidback comfy electronica; Tefonik. You can, for a limited time only folks, get the EP "Tefonik e.p 4" on their homepage - check it out. I like Du Emile the most:
Tefonik - Du Emile
Oh and regarding this saturday I guess I could chill out at Midnight express first and then later on go and wreck club Kraft.
Posted by skypher at 13:06
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Got a really luxurious problem at hand. On saturday there's three (ya, that's many for GBG) clubs/events that I'd like to go to.
- The premiere of club Kraft. Dimitrios K and Jor-el's latest thing where pounding music teams up with hypnotizing visuals. Sounds really interesting, especially since Staffan Linzatti is on the decks tending to our ears while Andreas Nilsson (who made some visuals for The Knife) takes care of our eyes (at Storans lilla klubbscen). Something like this I was referring to a couple of posts back...
- Ratatat live. I like some of their stuff, would be cool to see how they perform live (at Sticky Fingers top floor).
- Midnight Express. Electro club from Luke Eargoggle and Technicolor - Romanian artist Atarax controlling the dj booth (at Min bror och jag).
Posted by skypher at 23:47
Monday, February 19, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Mark Henning - Ring Of Fire [Trapez, 2007] (buy)
Holy cow, heavy & groovy minimal on this b-side of Pokerbot, which is weirder (but also good). Unknown producer (hailing from England) to me but it's hypnotizing stuff. Strip the fluff and come correct with some proper techno!
Yesterday I started the evening with some beer, chips and a movie ("El Espinazo del Diablo" - very good). Then off to Uppåt Frammåt and Hatet, a first for me at that club, was quality stuff. Drank some long island ice tea. Then off to The Eye and I must say I was very, very disappointed! For the first time at the eye I wasn't pleased at all, it has been super every time I've been there before but now it was just.. meh. Must've been another dj or someone having a bad day or something cause it was quite sub par.
Tonight it's Beli Konji at Respekt. Will most likely go there.
Anyway I want more clubs that occur less often (like Beli Konji), like once a month type of things. And on these occasions they do something a bit more extra, like book some fat live act or dj or have some theme or whatever.
Posted by skypher at 14:26
Friday, February 16, 2007
- Ryan davis - Transformer (track)
- Moonbeam - Eclipse (ep)
- Hotet (club)
- Aril Brikha - Winter (ep)
- Arcade fire - Neon bible (album)
- Pans labyrinth (film)
- Nasa - Nattens drömmar (track)
- Heroes (tv series)
- Red Sparowes - A Message Of Avarice Rained Down And Carried Us Away To False Dreams Of Endless Riches (track)
- Unknown white male (documentary)
- Analord - I'm self employed (track)
Latest Landsky, lovely tune. Nice tempo for friday up or unwinding. Flip has a remix by Sebo K which I don't really like that much, but boomkat thinks it's fantastic so yeah.. your milage may vary.
Trapez treat coming up tomorrow...
Posted by skypher at 13:25
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Aril Brikha - Berghain [Kompakt, 2007] (buy)
Absolutely on a deep melody space, trance-tech trip here, swedish producer Aril Brikha. I'm a sucker for pretty melodies anyway. Shake those glow sticks baby! A-side is 'Winter', a track in the same style but even more melodic and softer/uplifting (trance on Kompakt!?).
Posted by skypher at 13:53
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Happy valentine's day extra post is full of love.
Björk - All Is Full of Love (Plaid rmx)
(yeah, yeah bloody commercial holiday)
Been spending this day so far downloading "classics" (old autechre, aphex, brothomstates) so I can listen to them on my 'puter. My vinyl player is up on the attic, because of lack of space at the moment :|
Posted by skypher at 15:08
After some hiphop, old eighties' obscure synth and a pop track Random Circuits is back in the night on familiar paths once again. We almost got lost in the musical jungle, but fear not we are safe and sound. Back to showing down my subjective favoritest electronic songs down your throats.
Moonbeam - Eclipse [Traum, 2007] (buy)
Expert techno on Traum from Moonbeam who has a butt ugly homepage (not unlike most myspace pages, yuck). Fortunately the music is not anything like their web design. I like how the B-side (Sunshine) both look (pictured above) and sound. But it is the a-side that gets my favour here.
Have to mention this really cool t-shirt. Can be bought at phonica, and I want one:
DTM is according to themselves "a grass roots DJ/Producer collective dedicated to preserving the legacy of true Detroit electronic music and its proliferation around the world." A worthy cause, indeed!
Just finished watching "You and me and everyone we know". Have to say that I like it. A 'simple', feel-good kind of sweet film. Soundtrack was good. The whole production gave me some Junebug vibes.
Posted by skypher at 00:03
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Saw Citizen Kane for the first time ever yesterday (about time). Very nice photo, special effects, make-up, symbolism and small details sprinkled all over the place.
Also watched Pans Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro on sunday. Extremely pretty fairy tale for grown ups! Recommended.
The Arcade Fire - The Well And The Lighthouse [Rough trade, 2007] (pre-order)
New upcoming album from these pop song crafters extraordinare. Gonna be released in March (the 5th?). A bit tighter sound than on Funeral, same big arrangements, and we have one fine record that will probably be quite well received by most people. This track and 'No cars go' are the catchiest imo.
Posted by skypher at 10:51
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Nasa - Nattens drömmar [Glen disc, 1983]
You have to check this out. Heard it the first time a few days ago in this recording of a radio show here in gbg. It's the first track and Luke Eargoggle talks fondly of it. Brilliant.
Edit: Oops, forgot to include a link to the radio mp3 >_<
Posted by skypher at 15:38
Friday, February 09, 2007
Ghostface Killah & Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good [Def jam, 2006]
More from the pale faced killer, this time together with Amy Winehouse. It's good and you know it. Off the 'More fish' album.
Breaking off once again with a bit of hiphop. Gotta mix it up a bit :)
Didn't tetris up my evening yesterday by going to Pustervik and Databahn. Stayed at home and finished a laboration for school instead (grammar for a c++ parser). Not sure what will happen tonight, but I'm definetly in the mood for some drinks and whatnot.
Some graphics I put together a while back.
Posted by skypher at 17:32
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Still undecided if I'm gonna go to Databahn tonight. Reason is that there seems to be a lack of interest/cash from my good friends. I'm not afraid to go solo on this one, but meh I'm just not sure.. paying 80SEK to stand in a corner by myself with a beer..? Doesn't sound too attractive what with the cold weather I'd have to endure to get there and all. On the bright side.. the music will most likely warm me up and I might bump in to some aquintance(s).
Johannes Heil - The magician (thomas schumacher remix) [Klang, 2006]
I dig this track, it's big and makes you want to move. Forgot about it.. showed up on my ipod on the way home <3>
Posted by skypher at 19:55
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Dominik Eulberg - Die Alpenstrandlaufer Von Spiekeroog [Traum, 2007]
Eulberg's upcoming album 'Heimische gefilde' is without elaborating too much, a masterpiece. Basically all complete tracks (except two, the above link points to one) have been released before, but not these particular edits, and it's filled with german nature/animal rants as interludes (quite charming, by our man Eulberg himself I believe!). It's an outstanding collection of songs. Be sure to buy this when it gets released (April 2nd). Dominik remains one of my absolute favourite producers.
Tomorrow: Databahn electro evening/night.
Posted by skypher at 17:49
Monday, February 05, 2007
- Gui Boratto - Chromophobia (album, Kompakt): This is really quite amazing! Be sure to buy.
- Damero - Happy in grey (album, Bpitch): Sweet and comfortable electronic headphone pop.
- Hug - Heroes (album, Kompakt): Lots of techno tunes that grows on you. And grabs hold of you.
- Andreas Tilliander (live, Gbg Filmfestival): Great performance (as always).
- Plötsligt i Vinslöv (film): Quirky, funny and odd documentary.
- Dominik Eulberg - Heimische gefilde (album, Traum): Eulberg, the man, the myth, the legend.
- Avalanches - Ray of zdarlight (track): Funky, catchy and clever. Bounce to it.
- Explosions in the sky - All of a sudden I miss everyone (album, Temporary residence): Dramatic post rock for lazy sundays and early mornings.
- Style wars (film): Classic, classic, classic.
- Tomas Andersson - Mot matsalen / Dubbel problematik (12", Bpitch): Already mentioned 'Mot matsalen' a bit back, and the b-side is just as strong.
Posted by skypher at 10:57
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Back home again after a hectic, but fun, weekend. Didn't see Pluxus yesterday, I was simply too tired. Attended a record fair that, as usual, mostly consisted of mediocre hard rock vinyl. Did manage to dig up a FSOL 12" (Cascade, gotta love that nineties trance-alike cover) and a Sugarcubes 7" 'Walkabout' (which I haven't heard yet).
Explosions In The Sky - The Birth and Death of the Day [Temporary residence, 2007] (pre-order)
Brilliant opening track for a great album ('All of a sudden I miss everyone'), their fourth one to date by the way. Grand and almost symphonic so called post rock. 'So long, lonesome' and 'What do you go home to?' are two other beautiful songs. Not to be missed.
Posted by skypher at 20:50
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Yesterday Andreas Tilliander aka Mokira, Rechord, Komp and Lowfour played at the filmfestival tent. I was there and echecked it out. I'm not 100% familliar with all his material so I'm not sure about this, but; it sounded like a lot of new stuff. It was very acidalicious and twisted. Overall it was a nice concert with good atmosphere.
The day before that with Play paul and all was cool too, very party music.
Tonight, maybe Pluxus if I don't fall asleep..
Andreas Tilliander - Love me like I do [Pluxemburg, 2004]
Mokira - Ease [Filippa K, 2006]
This is funny.. The swedish fashion brand Filippa K released this 8-track CD (all bundled up into one big file in the link).
Posted by skypher at 10:23
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Not too much effort behind this posting either...
Tonight I'm going to (elektriska) Svanen@Jazzhuset to see monsieur Play paul play (and a friend dj in the other room). Yeah, okay.
Tractile - Stay out [M_nus, 2006] (buy)
Silent Movie EP. M_nus style (real) minimal techno.
It - Women in toilets [Electro-choc, 2007] (buy)
Bizarre title, but decent techno music from Stefan Manceau and Georges Flachon.
Posted by skypher at 19:35