"Alone, even doing nothing, you do not waste your time. You do, almost always, in company. No encounter with yourself can be altogether sterile: Something necessarily emerges, even if only the hope of some day meeting yourself again." (E.M. Cioran)

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Listening to........


TODAY'S FAVOURITES:

Pantha du Prince - This Bliss (Dial)
Dark, deep bass and melodic ambience, with a rolling beat and beautiful use of bells. Melancholic, nostalgic, subtly uplifting, but never wimpy. Sort of soothing and punchy at the same time. Rich and luscious.

The Field - From Here We Go Sublime (Kompakt)
Wonderful, unique sound. Emotionally charged, deliciously beautiful sequences that switch from one to the other - each pitched differently, yet perfectly complementary to the one following and preceding. Actually, it's best listened to, rather than described.

Chromatics - IV ... Night Drive (Italians Do It Better)
Laid-back synth-pop songs with melancholy vocals (by Ruth Radelet) that are almost deadpan, or somehow bored-sounding. Almost electro, almost pop, with a lovely beguiling quality. It never dominates, but it draws you in to listen, without trying to grab you. The last track - an instrumental - is the longest one and quite different from the others, in that it chugs along somewhat 'Suicide'-like, but slower and without the vocals. Intriguing.

James Holden - At The Controls (Resist)
From 2006, this is an awesome 2-cd mix and the third from the 'At The Controls' series that I've heard. They all share an eclecticism that is really refreshing and this one includes acts as diverse as Trans Am, Malcolm Middleton, Paul Kalkbrenner, Water Lilly, Petter, Death In Vegas, Aphex Twin and 2 tracks from Holden's 'The Idiots Are Winning' ('Border Community'), along with an Apparat remix of label-mate Nathan Fake's 'Charlie's House'. Consistently engaging and interesting.

6 comments:

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JOHN P said...

HELLO MISS C LONG TIME NO C... HEY THOUGHT U MIGHT LIKE 2 CHECK SOME SOUNDS I'VE BEEN MAKING SOMETHING MIGHT TICKLE YA FANCY HOPE YOUR WELL.
LUV J XXOOXX
HERES OUR WEBSITE- http://www.estetnon.org/
I'M JUST WATCHING ROSEMARYS BABY & THOUGHT OF U 4 SOME STRANGE REASON

TyrannaFoe said...

Well, well, Johnny P eh? Hope all is well with you too. I've actually visited your site - after getting your details last time we spoke. Spending way too much on music these days - with recent big move to MAKING it. Life is nice.
Ah yes, Roman Polanski - one of my favourites. That reminds me: he needs to go on my profile.
JayCeexx

John P aka Rex Mundi said...

hey Julie so whats "with recent big move to MAKING it" mean you've lost me on that 1, I like your writings here your so lucid as usual hey can u send your email add 2 Simon B 2 send 2 me I 4got your add u told me last we met & I'd luv 2 correspond with u some, plus I'm always finding things in cyberspace & some of it would interest u I'm finding lots of obscure music & info,hey heres a link 2 my lastest A/V 4 my new solo project Tone Science I think u might like it http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=10Vh0FcJ3xc

TyrannaFoe said...

Rex
'MAKING it' (ie MUSIC) as well as just buying it is what I had meant. I'd like to write blog posts more often, but it's hard to get the time - just doing what I feel when I do. I'm sure Simon already has my email add. - haven't spoken to him in a while, but I intend to and will get him to pass it on. But please avoid emailing big downloads, 'cos I'm locked into a crappy ISP plan and can't be 'slowed down' for my work. Links are fine. Death to Internet Service Providers! Cheers, JayCeex