Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dara Puspita- a Go Go

1960's Indonesian girl-pop band. Bouncy melodies created with slap back vocals and bright, jangly guitars. It isn't a difficult feat to imagine these girls bouncing around a pastel pink stage with hollow bodies and defiant grins. This album is meant for your T-bird and that good attitude you had stashed away in your closet all winter.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Julian Lynch- Orange You Glad

Favorite album of 2009. Swollen chord organs blanket mumbled verses reminiscent of talking in ones sleep. Guitars stumble through, track by track, with no intention or expectation. Drums bounce and click with minimal bass, all meshing together in a sonic pile of leaves.
The warmth of the sun battling a cold wind, like the volume of a voice struggling against a wave of excited children.
Highly recommended album.

Eric Copeland- Hermaphrodite

Frontman for Black Dice jumps back to his roots in junky tape collage, preferring swarming, organic anxieties to the new version of electronic rhythms Black Dice has recently fell for.
Recorded in 2007, Hermaphrodite uses unpredictable samples from an army of genres (reggae, afro beat, psychedelia, etc.), Eric Copeland creates a world inside a cassette graveyard.
Holding on to your sensibilities and twisting logic into nonsense, Hermaphrodite never stays within itself. More likely, finding a permanent home inside the listener.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Magical Power Mako- Hapmoniym

Spaced out japanese noise symposium. Scored in 1972, Hapmoniym swirls around in futuristic fervor, rampant with electronic and distorted live synth.
The hour long rampage will keep your attention for its entirety, constant eclectic transitions.

abdoul salam eet les ténèbres

originally released to 500 on limited cassette, Afro-Nigerian grooves saturate the fuzz of this great summer tape. Repetition is used relentlessly to heighten the rattle of the bass on side two (seriously, the bass is pumped several levels above the rest of production on side two, for some reason, but its endearing nonetheless).

strings and thumbs pluck away for long stretches creating interesting desert jams, leaving you feeling thirsty along with everyone else around you. enjoy.

Chrissy Zebby Tembo

Summer haze/afro-grunge/drunk driving.
Chrissy Zebby Tembo is garage rock without the garage.
Chrissy Zebby Tembo is simple psych without being a freak.
solid summer jamz.