May 14, 2007

Ne? Music Open Thread...

by Chris Randall

'Tis that time of the month again. Since it's hard to keep abreast of the happenings in electronic music, what's your current favorite? (Link please, if you've got one.) And no fucking trance.

On a side note, during the NBA playoffs I keep seeing this Marines commercial (apologies to our non-US readers) and the music is really not bad, a far cry from the normal "Band Of Brothers" airs they normally use. Here 'tis. Anyone know who composed the music for this? Probably a house job, but I'm curious.



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May.14.2007 @ 10:05 PM
The Field - From Here We Go Sublime (Kompakt)
I'm really digging this album, kind of microhouse-y with nice textures, real attention to melody, and a few hands in the air dance moments.

Tobias Lilja - Time is on my Side (n5md)
Really thick ambient with vocals and interesting vocal treatments. Hard to place, totally unlike much electronic music I've heard.


May.15.2007 @ 12:02 AM
It's not current and it's not electronic but someone just showed me this:
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It's Marvin with James Jamerson on bass, playing astounding lines. As a bassist, this is exactly what I'm shooting for.

May.15.2007 @ 12:44 AM
El-P's new album (I'll sleep when you're dead) is really good. link []">link []

May.15.2007 @ 12:56 AM
Paul Simon - Surprise (produced by Brian Eno)
there's something young inside this album...

Eno - Before and after science
the seed for every Eno-produced album from Talking Heads to U2's Achtung Baby

Talking Heads - Brick (Dual disk boxset with all the albums remixed in 5.1)
...and the beat goes on...

I'm in a Eno-Period.
He is always charming...


May.15.2007 @ 1:20 AM
I'm fairly surprised (nyuck nyuck) at that Paul Simon/Eno album. Though it's got a few good songs, as a whole it's kind of boring, with crappy beats laid over mostly sub-par Paul Simon songs. I was expecting more from the two of them. I do think it's rather funny that the two worked together though, IIRC Eno was a little displeased with how Paul Simon appropriated a lot of stuff the Talking Heads were doing and made a lot of money with it.

May.15.2007 @ 2:39 AM
It is not new, but I have been enjoying Dabrye lately: link []">link []

As far as military commercials, I have been enjoying the music in the crazy blackhawk down style 'Fight with the Canadian Forces' commercials...
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The Canadian military commercial smoke the U.S. commercials!


May.15.2007 @ 2:46 AM

no disrespect, but i cant remember seeing a really good album posted here, and ive been following this for about a year now, heres my favorite albums ive found over the last year,.

rasmus mobius - medicine walk

electic bird - gradiations (oldish, but awesome)

Kangding Ray - Stabil

lusine - serial hodgepodge

marc leclair - musique pour 3 femmes enceintes

Deceptikon - greater cascadia

Rhythm and Sound - See mi yah

Midnite - ras mek peace

Midnite - let live

and pretty much anything by john adams, morton feldman and robert ashely, each within their own.

Pan American and Jan Jelinek are each on the top of my list, though nothing new in the last little bit.


May.15.2007 @ 4:13 AM
I picked up the Keiran Hebden & Steve Reid collaborations. The two EPs are far more interesting than the album, but for anyone who isn't really into the whole gltichy electronica & jazz drumming thing the album is more accessible.

May.15.2007 @ 5:05 AM
I've kinda finally tired of Trentem?ller, as much as i love his stuff...

so here's some fresh recommendations :

Gus Gus - Forever
Elite Force


May.15.2007 @ 5:23 AM
I'm pimpin' a friend here, but I've loved the new Blamstrain stuff a lot. The brothomstrain vs blamstates ep on narita, disfold on sending orbs... and some apparently yet unreleased stuff that just rocks.

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