Wednesday, October 21, 2009

SESSION 36: At Home With Rose

Pop meets Experimental and says hello I like you very much


Most of the "poppier" music I like has an experimental bent. And some of the experimental I like has pop overtones. There's some specific crossovers with the likes of New Weird America (Animal Collective and the like) and some IDM. Then there's the 80s when some disco veered outside the mainstream. I've chucked in some low-fi that has lovely pop structures. It's a mixed bag, and you certainly wouldn't consider it all pop (not by a long shot) but there's a pop thread running through all of these tracks.

Sorry Chris Knox, but you wrote really lovely pop tunes, even though they were dark ones. Short, structured and catchy.

Best find? Executive Slacks from 80s Philadelphia. They have an official site, but this is a better backgrounder.

Panda Bear, 'Comfy in Nautica' (live version), I'm Not/Comfy in Nautica, UUAR. [4:40]
Dntel, 'To A Fault (Ft. Grizzly Bear)', Dumb Luck, Sub Pop Records. [6:33]
Black Moth Super Rainbow, 'A Season for Blooming', Falling Through a Field, Graveface. [2:14]
Ruby Suns, 'It's Mwangi In Front Of Me', Sea Lion, Sub Pop Records. [3:37]
Animal Collective, 'Bees', Feels, FatCat Records. [5:39]
Animal Collective, 'Whaddit I Done', Sung Tongs, FatCat Records. [4:06]
Deerhoof, 'Choco Fight', Friend Opportunity, Kill Rockstars. [3:01]
Gang Gang Dance, 'Nomad For Love (Cannibal)', God's Money, The Social Registry. [4:50]
Bachelorette, 'Your Magic Air', Isolation Loops, Electroplate. [4:44]
Softboiled Eggies, 'Same Light', Demo, Human Ear Music. [3:42]
Paavoharju, 'Tyttö Tanssii', Laulu Laakson Kukista, Fonal. [3:51]
Avey Tare, Panda Bear & Geologist, 'In The Singing Box', Danse Manatee, FatCat Records. [5:36]
Battles, 'Race : Out', Mirrored, Warp Records. [3:30]
Electric Company, 'It's Coming Down', 24 Mixes for Love, unknown. [5:07]
Fourtet, 'a joy (battles remix)', Four Tet - Remixes, Domino Recording Company. [4:04]
The Unicorns, 'Innoculate The Innocuous [early version]', Unicorns Are People Too, Caterpillars Of The Community. [5:05]
Joan of Arc, 'Violencii Or Violencum', The Intelligent Design Of Joan Of Arc, Polyvinyl Records. [4:12]
The Octopus Project + Black Moth Super Rainbow, 'Psychic Swelling', The House of Apples and Eyeballs, Graveface Records. [2:37]
All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors, 'paradigm somehow', All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors, Gern Blandsten. [ 4:48]
Illyah Kuryahkin, 'Ballade', Count No Count, Arena Rock. [5:52]
Tall Dwarfs, 'Nothing's Gonna Happen', It's Bigger Than The Both of Us, Propeller. [3:54]
Parts & Labor, 'Mount Misery', Receivers, Jagjaguwar, Brah Records. [3:41]
Dntel, 'Danny Loves Experimental Electronics', Early Works for Me if it Works for You, Phthalo [4:00]
x-ray pop, 'puzzle bibop residents boom boom', a tribute to flexipop CDr. [2:51]
Mathématiques Modernes, 'Disco Rough (I. Smagghe Edit)', So Young But So Cold - Underground French Music 1977-1983, Tigersushi. [4:00]
Executive Slacks, 'sisyphus', Nausea, Fundamental. [3:31]
Executive Slacks, 'smoking man', Nausea, Fundamental. [4:09]
Minny Pops, 'Dophin's Spurt', The Factory Box Set. [2:53]

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