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]

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

SESSION 35: At Home With Rose

Songs for loving


Yes, you read it right, this is "bedtime" music. Well, my kind of bedtime music. The kind I would choose for a romantic interlude. Put it to good use, people.

Anyways, here's the playlist. I found out while doing this that Labradford released their first album on on Flying Nun (after it was first released on Kranky). That's news to me. And that John White's Mogwash is now out under Last Visible Dog. When I got mine it was a CDR. Glad to see it has made it out into the big wide world. It's a very sweet album.

There are a couple of field recordings chucked in there too. I got them off, a website full of wondrous sounds. I'm pretty keen on field recordings. Went to hear Chris Watson (ex-Cabaret Voltaire) at the Adam Art Gallery on Saturday and listened to his majestic half hour of field recordings from Iceland. Thrilling.

Koen Holtkamp, 'You mean the world to me', Field Rituals, Type Records
Vincent Gallo, 'A Somewhere Place', Recordings of Music for Film, Warp Records
Gate, 'PI.Quad.15.1', My Dear Sweet Reluctant Sweetheart, Hell's Half Halo
Vincent Gallo, 'The Way it is Waltz', Recordings of Music for Film, Warp Records
Labradford, 'Gratitude', Prazision, Flying Nun Records
Molloy and his bike, 'Hola Janek', Spiraltown Cartographers,
Roy Montgomery, 'Just Melancholy', 324 E. 13th Street #7, Drunken Fish
The Bats, 'Afternoon in Bed', Thousands of Tiny Luminous Spheres, Flying Nun Records
Wreck Small Speakers on Expensive Stereos, 'Oh and From the Beach', River Falling Love, Ajaz Records
Kathy Bull, 'Eyes Are the Door', Killing Capitalism With Kindness, Turbulence Records
John White, 'Sailor's Song', Mogwash, She'll be right
Little Wings, 'Magic Wand', Magic Wand, Ahornfelder
Sun Kil Moon, 'Duk Koo Kim', Ghosts of the Great Highway, Jetset Records
Neil Young, 'Will to Love', American Stars n Bars, Reprise Records
LA Lakers, 'Track 05', silk lettuce whitney houston, dungeon taxis
Dntel,' Anywhere Anyone', Life is full of possibilities, Plug Research
Arthur Russell,'That's Us/Wild Combination', Calling Out of Context, Audika Records
Arthur Russell, 'Keeping Up', The World of Arthur Russell, Soul Jazz
Keith Fullerton Whitman, 'Stereo Music for Acoustic Guitar, Bucla Music Box 100, Hp Model 236 Oscillator, Electric Guitar, and Computer - Part Two', Multiples, Kranky
Jessica Bailiff, 'Pressing', Feels Like Home, Kranky
Jessica Bailiff, 'We Were Once', Feels Like Home, Kranky
Mono, 'are you there?', You Are There, Temporary Residence Ltd
Seht, 'B5.JZZA', HRRY, Digitalis
Grouper, 'Fishing Bird (Empty Gutted In The Evening Breeze)', Dragging A Dead Dear Up A Hill, Type
Stars of the Lid, 'A lovesong (for cubs)+, pt. 1', Tired Sounds of, Kranky

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

SESSION 34: At Home With Rose

Quarters: drone


Some nice long minimalist drone tracks tonight.

It's been a hard week, so that's all the blither you're gonna get from me.

Birchville Cat Motel, "Buckling Metal Snowflakes", Chi Vampires [2004], Celebrate Psi Phenomenon. (28:52)
Seht, "One Moment", Dead bees ((the((quiet)earth))suite) [2008], PseudoArcana. (36:33)
Windy & Carl, "The Eternal Struggle", The Dream House [2005], Kranky. (31:51)
Scorces, "Breath Threads", Scorces [2001], Wholly Other. (26:14)