Yesterday was my son's first birthday. I regularly write something ironic here about what month or season it is, but for once I'm sincere in my wonderment. It's made me think about all the music that's come and gone in the past year. The ephemerality of it all. In archiving the mails for the site I noticed a lot of stuff is simply not there any more. Even yesterday, a track I'd earmarked for inclusion was taken down by its creator. I guess that's a beautiful thing in a way — music by its very nature doesn't last. Take time. Enjoy something. Play it again.
Broshuda - Behind The Morning Glories
Broshudles always brings some weirdness, and this gloopy collection continues in that vein. There's a track from Best Available Technology, as well as a side-length live set.
Repeated Viewing - Art Imitates
We've all seen Stranger Things? We all like Boards of Canada? 80s horror/sci-fi synth scores are LIT, right. This was made for a film I can't locate (all help welcome) and comes with a bonus side of music that didn't make the final cut. 'Chase Bass' is the one.
/ - Common Denominator (Classicworks)
This is a collection of techno jams from people like Worker/Parasite and Bill Converse. It's thick and heavy but also laden with goofy charm.
Thomas Ragsdale - Blüdhaven
Thomas, of Ghosting Season, Worriedaboutsatan and This Is It Forever fame, presents two tracks of slowly building tension and terror. Somewhere between chilling ambient and neo-classical, each track grows with palpable unease. Masterful.
solitary confinment - бал
Super weird thing, ye olde choral music that wouldn't be out of place in a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Maybe that's where it's from? Treated and tampered with, offering giddy thrills through its recognisable unfamiliarity.
Colorist - Faust (Tolouse Low Trax Remix)
Scuzzy and wonky remix of this, worlds apart really. That's the beauty of a good remix!
Aos Live @ Grounded 7.30
Two wonderfully deep hours culled from an all-night set by Seattle's Aos. Features Machine Woman etc. Heads towards some electro and bright techno at its end.
Kornél Kovács - Dollar Club
This is a joyful banger if ever I've heard one. Broken beats lead toward glistening bells, a quiver of anticipation building towards lush syncopated keys. That pause at 3.37 is breathtaking. It's from an album called The Bells — fitting. Can't wait to hear the rest.
Ocobaya: U-Udios Bio Tape (LIVE MIX)
Glorious live mix from those dudes on 1432 R. A track from their recent release featured in Pod Past #1. This is an "all live/studio zone-out", their first under this guise I believe. Amazing stuff.
Graham Dunning - Resonance Cascade
Dunning is more and more visible lately. This is from a forthcoming compilation on Seagrave (whose releases are relentless!) called Simoom. Really low-down and murky. Rhythm & Drone. lol.
I hope my initial ramblings didn't put you off. Love as always.
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