Friday, January 30, 2009

Music Heals

Telefon Tel Aviv’s Charlie Cooper died. Sad.

Animal Collective - My Girls
Lithops - Handed
Squarepusher - Arterial Fantasy
Woven - She blows my amplifier
Telefon tel aviv - immolate yourself
Justice - Waters of Nazareth
Mouse on Mars - Omnibuzz
Gang Gang Dance - House Jam (xxxchange remix)
Boards of Canada - the beach at red point
Machine drum - epstein - paso doble mix


Friday, January 23, 2009

Niflheim - world of mists

The outermost part of Hel is a misty world of mists known as Niflheim by the Danes. If you want o experience the sun world, you must ascend out of our valley of frozen mists.

Thanks to Dena and Fina and Liza for helping with selections... Also Radioactive Gavin for securing the optical media.

Mogwai - I'm Jim Morrison I'm dead
Aether216 - Remascent
Theory of Everything - little prince
Nobody, Blank Blue - All the shallow deep
Sa Ra Creative Partners - Spacefruit
Flying Lotus - RobertaFlack (feat. Dolly)
Clark - Wolves Crew
Square Pusher - A real woman
Autechre - the plc
A.M. Architect - Unspoken
Belle and Sebastian - Shoot the Sexual athlete
Brightblack Morning Light - When beads spell power leaf
Low-fi - Ghost Pilot
Nomo - Ghost Rock


Saturday, January 03, 2009

Commercial Potential

Here is a selection of releases from 2008 that are either really good or have so much commercial potential that they have been licensed for use in advertisements by the likes of Apple and Anheuser Busch. Here's a good treatment of the business model. What is a music fan to make of themselves if their favorite music is used to target marketing campaigns back at them? I think it means we share good taste with the brand managers and good indie artists have to do whatever it takes to survive. Gang Gang Dance points out the practicality "We’re a band, we make music, and that’s what we want to be known for."

Richard D. James - Richard's Hairpiece [beck-odelay-(deluxe_edition]
Restiform Bodies - Panic Shopper (Tobacco Remix) [TV Loves You Back]
el guincho - Prez Lagarto [alegranza]
Gang Gang Dance - First Communion [Saint Dymphna]
flying_lotus - GNG BNG [los_angeles-(warp)-2008]
los chikichaka- Musica Mulata [va - obsession (bully records, 2008)]
m.i.a. - Paper Planes (DFA Remix) [homeland security remixes ep]
santogold - Lights Out
Chairlift - Bruises [Kanine Volume 3]
black kids - I've Underestimated My Charm (Again) [partie traumatic]
thomas_fehlmann - With Wings [va - kompakt total 9]
F(*&k Buttons - Bright Tomorrow [street horrrsing]
Ecstatic Sunshine - Herrons [Way]