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 Post subject: alternative to splendour = splendour of the alternatives
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:36 pm 
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so what are y'all listening to while holding your breath for the splendour set? maybe we can console ourselves by sharing our latest and greatest.

scritti politti - white bread, black beer
rediscovering this '80s favorite. that voice is still sugary sweet as ever.

herbert - scale
just saw him in nyc - ace.

i'm from barcelona - i'm from barcelona
a bit too cute for me, but fun.

midisport - 14 footballers in milkchocolate
glitchty samba inspired by brazilian football.

lily allen - mixtape 1
summery mashuppy mix. i imagine she's getting hyped a ton in uk these days?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:44 pm 
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prince. loads of prince: purple rain, around the wolrd in a day, 1999, musicology, parade, sign o' the times.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:42 pm 
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Can concur with Scritti Politti. Herbert and I'm From Barcelona . .

Also getting into (in no particular order):

ZeroSwamps latest (Zeropoint mix)
Shadows - Midnight Juggernauts
Cellphone's Dead - Beck
Don't Feel Like Dancing - Scissor Sisters
The Guillemots
The Dualers (love a bit of ska now and then)
Grandaddy
The Byrds (got their greatest hits the other day)
The Sleepy Jackson
MC Lars (anyone who can marry witty word play, creative samples and classic literature has my vote. The Raven & Ahab = two thumbs up)
The Voodoo Trombone Quartet (only just discovered them but enjoying what I hear so far)
Broken Social Scene
Misty's Big Adventure
Shack
Dan Kelly and the Alpha Males (beaut harmonies although lyrics seem a little bleak)
The Feeling (which led me to dig out)
Queen
ELO

And various singles from Love, the Minutemen, Calexico, The Howling Bells, The Green and Yellow TV, The BellRays and Nouvelle Vague.

It's been a big few months of music actually . . .

(But the Avs' Splendour Mix would top it off rather nicely :wink: )

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:32 pm 
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Good idea Loss Less! I will be checking out all suggestions above.

Things I have been enjoying lately:

Edan - Beauty and the beat, I think I joined the boat late on this one.

The Gossip - standing in the way of control,

zTrip - various mixes and live sets I have got my hands on - Live in L.A and at the future primitive are great.

Mr Scruff - Some old sets I hadn't heard before, I am trying to get all the hot pot sets as these are good.

Tool - 10,000 days, I have been really trying to like this album more than I should. Its OK, but its no aenima.

All in all I am listening to the same stuff that I was 2 years ago.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:47 pm 
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nothing fancy-pancy here

Justice vs Simian - We are your friends (both original mix and edison radio mix)
DJ Riko - For those about to clown (I just love it, great work!)
K-Pist (a swedish band - little "blip-blop", some rock and some hiphop)
Scissor Sister (just put it back in the playlist for some reason :P)
Dr Octagons new album (have bought it now. yay!)
Amon Tobin
Adam Freeland
Pendulum - Essential Mix 09-18-2005
Head Automatica
Soulwax
Aromadozeski Therapy ft. Romanowski & Devious Doze - Strudel Strut
Groove Armada - At the river
Tweaker - Microsize Boy (just love it)
Status Que - Pictures of matchstick man
Kid loco - kid loco
some Xploding Plastix
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sebastian - ross ross ross
mr oizo - moustache
beirut - gulag orkestra
räuberhöhle (hehehe great band from berlin)
efterklang - tripper
tilly & the wall - bottom of barrels


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:16 am 
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pearl farm visit wrote:
sebastian - ross ross ross
mr oizo - moustache
beirut - gulag orkestra
räuberhöhle (hehehe great band from berlin)
efterklang - tripper
tilly & the wall - bottom of barrels


I've just recently been getting into Mr. Oizo myself.

here's a list of recent groups/artists:
Mr. Oizo
Busdriver
Illogic
Hieroglypics
King Geedorah
Viktar Vaughn
Binary Star
Half-Handed Cloud
Daedelus
Grizzly Bear
ISAN
The Pink Mountaintops
Jackson and His Computer Band
Holy Shit
Guillemots
Islands
The Unicorns
Arthur Lyman
Burt Bacharach
Henri Texier
Henry Mancini
Les Baxter
Deerhoof
Four Tet
Harry and the Potters
Immediate Music
Neutral Milk Hotel
Ladytron
Lightning Bolt
Joanna Newsom
Nightmares on Wax
Old Crow Medicine Show
Powderfinger
The Books
The Presets
The Raconteurs
Vince Guaraldi Trio
X-ray Dog
Boards of Canada
Aphex Twin
AFX
MF Doom
Miles Davis



a lot of these I've already listened to, but got some new albums by them etc.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:28 am 
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I just starting listening to some Mint Royale - Dancehall Places and Bentley Rythym Ace - S/T again... plus new Peter Bjorn and John - Writer's Block (been mentioned here before) is superb, others I've been listening to and liking alot include:

Freelance Hellraiser - Waiting For Clearance
Hot Chip - The Warning
Lily Allen - Alright Still
Royksopp - Royksopp's Night Out Live EP
Mystery Jets - Making Dens
Ratatat - Classics

Plus the Daft Punk - Live @ Coachella is probably the best thing I've heard in a long while


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Peter, Bjorn and John - Writer's Block LP
Young Folks obviously standout, but Objects of my Affection and Amsterdam are ace too...

The Shins - Oh, Inverted World LP
Inspired to buy by a friend and Garden State, and I'm really enjoying it. New Slang is beautiful.

Beyond the Wizard's Sleave - Spring LP
Bonkers debut album from Erol Alkan and Richard Norris from The Grid; re-edits of 60s acid experimentalism.

Young Leak - Jiggle It single
Bouncy hippity hoppity thing...

Stereo Total - Discotheque LP
Slightly odd German electronic thing. Mars Rendezvous (We Love Jacno Mix) and Bad News from the Stars are particularly excellent.

Guillemots - Annie, Let's Not Wait
Standout track from the rather overrated album...

Simon


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Agree with stuffy on Daft Punk live stuff, was blown away by them at Global Gathering so have been listening to the bootlegs tons since...

Leisure All Stars - Sex, Drugs & Rock n Roll Mix
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
Cut Copy - Fabric Live Mix
Tuff Love - Haus Am Wald
Quantic - An announcement to answer
Cut Chemist - The Audience's Listening
The Cuban Brothers - A to Z
Lefties Soul Connection - Hutspot
John Martyn - Solid Air
Steady Diggin Workshop - Canned Yams Mixtape*

*http://www.carbonimprints.co.uk/index05cannedyamsmixtape.html


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Wheels wrote:
Daft Punk live stuff


Interesting comment in PopBitch today, suggesting shows where they performed wearing the robot masks wasn't actually Daft Punk at all... probably just scurrilous gossip, but funny if true...

Simon


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goldfish wrote:

The Shins - Oh, Inverted World LP
Inspired to buy by a friend and Garden State, and I'm really enjoying it. New Slang is beautiful.



that album's an old favorite of mine. i wish their follow-up had been as good.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:05 pm 
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Listening to various names and albums, but these are my favourites at the moment:

El Michels Affair - Sounding Out The City:

The best funk album of 2006 so far.

Dextro - Consequence Music:

An example of how good easy listening/ downtempo should sound.

SCSI-9 - The Line Of Nine:

Duo from Russia makes the best minimal/ deep / tech house album of the year. (imho)

SCSI-9 - Live PA At Sixteen Tons Moscow 26-05-2006:

Live presentation of the album mentioned above.


Some oldies, but goldies that now delights my ears too:

Backini - Threads:

A blend of Flevans, Lemon Jelly and hell knows whom- so positive, so funny, so cool!

Martin Böttcher - Sound Kaleidoscope:

25 easy pop tunes performed in such a tasteful way.

And my summertime love:

Rosemary Clooney and Perez Prado - A Touch of Tabasco:

After this, listened to number of Clooney's LP's, but none of them can match this record- the same can be said about Perez Prado and his Orchestra. Why they haven't recorded more albums together?

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littlelazylady wrote:
Rosemary Clooney and Perez Prado - A Touch of Tabasco:
Why they haven't recorded more albums together?


They're both dead, aren't they...?

Simon


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the pipettes - we are the pipettes

been into this for a couple of months and then saw them live last weekend at the cardiff metro weekender which made me love it even more. throwback to the girl groups of the 50s & 60s and well worth checking out as even if you find the whole album a bit much there's bound to be several tracks that'll float your boat


check the water - 10 years of leaf

amazon are currently selling this for the crazy price of £2.96 and there's some excellent tracks from the likes of murcof, susumu yokota, boom bip, caribou et al


we are scientists - with love & squalor

probably one of my fave albums of the year so far - the great escape is everywhere at the moment so i'm sure most of you will have heard it


hot chip - the warning/coming on strong/sanfrandisco ep

having a hot chip renaissance at the moment after being reminded just how good they are by their recent album


jj cale - lots of albums but mainly troubadour

fantastic mellow bluesy-country smoking tunes. ride me high is an absolutey must have track


ray lamontagne - till the sun turns black

much prefer this effort to the current commercially successful trouble. some great laid back tunes with echoes of jj cale (imo anyway)


super furry animals

been lucky enough to see the best band in the world live twice this summer, once in an intimate 400 only club in cardiff. absolute genius and if you're not at all familiar with their work then pick up a copy of their greatest hits album songbook as a starting point and prepare to be amazed :)


dance music - 1992-1997

also been getting back into some great albums from this era from the likes of spooky, sasha & digweed's renaissance classics mix lp. essential mixes from daft punk and laurent garnier and lots of early stuff on the likes of guerilla, superstition, mfs, hard hands etc

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goldfish wrote:
littlelazylady wrote:
Rosemary Clooney and Perez Prado - A Touch of Tabasco:
Why they haven't recorded more albums together?


They're both dead, aren't they...?

Simon


Yes, they are. But taking into account that "A Touch Of Tabasco" was recorded in 1959, while Perez Prado died in 1989 and Rosemary Clooney in 2002, I think they had a possibility to make at least one more splendour together.

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groovypanda wrote:
the pipettes - we are the pipettes

been into this for a couple of months and then saw them live last weekend at the cardiff metro weekender which made me love it even more. throwback to the girl groups of the 50s & 60s and well worth checking out as even if you find the whole album a bit much there's bound to be several tracks that'll float your boat


Yeah, they are discovery of the year for me, so far. 100x times better than Puppini Sisters. Been listening to them all May and June.

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Caribou- the milk of human kindness :(and check out the dvd "marino"
Jack Planck - to hell with you i'll make my own people :didnt realize he used to be in one of me favorite bands, Compulsion!
Diplo - all his remixes are GOLDEN
the Mattoid: a Finnish legend here in the south


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Rather than start a whole new thread, I'm interested in what folks 'round here think of Night Ripper by Girl Talk. I've come in quite late on this but having downloaded it over the weekend and had a listen, I'm wondering what others have made of it.

Reason I went looking for it was an interview with the guy that was published in Pitchforkmedia last week, especially the reference to the Avs.

Quote:
Pitchfork: How do position yourself in respect to artists like Diplo or the Avalanches?
GG: I've heard that Avalanches record once and I've heard a little bit of Diplo but I don't listen to those artists much. A lot of people are making comparisons to Diplo and I haven't really heard his famous mixes. I'm trying to separate myself from other people by having songs that would be considered-- technically-- original things. I don't seek out mashups. I'm associated with the whole mashup movement, and it's too bad because I'm not a huge fan of them.


Anyway, first listen was intriguing. Not sure whether I really like it, or whether it got me in a good mood. And part of me is a little sceptical that he doesn't consider Diplo or the Avs to be influences. :roll:

For those who want track listings etc, here's a link to Wikipedia that sets it out (rather than posting it all here):


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Ripper

Riko, Sam, Cozmo - I'd be interested in your view, assuming you are all more familiar with this bloke than I am.

Cheers. :wink:

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i've heard the night ripper stuff and don't really like it much at all.

on paper it looks fine, but on listening...there's something missing. it sounds a little soul-less to me, it moves along very quickly and there's lots of stuff in there, but it didn't really make me smile like my favourite mixes of this type do. maybe there's too many songs, it's too eager to move on to the next thing. either way, i didn't think it was anywhere near close to as much fun as these things should be.

he'd do well to listen to the avalanches i think, he might learn something.


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