13 апр. 2010 г.

The Flaming Lips Discography

big update 13.04.2010: ep+albums

High Places - 2010 - High Places vs Mankind

Label: Thrill Jockey
Cat#: THRILL 238
Format: CD
Date: 23 Mar 2010
Style: Experimental Rock
Using samples, loops, found sounds, household appliances, and a highly developed sense of childlike joy and wonder, High Places create some magic on their debut full-length album. The duo of Mary Pearson and Robert Barber take a get-in-where-you-fit-in approach to their sound, splicing in elements of indie pop, electronica, world music, dub, and outer space kids music and ending up with a sound that isn't miles away from what fellow sonic adventurers like Panda Bear or El Guincho are doing, but retains more than enough individuality and invention to be totally unique and original. Credit Barber's amazing ability to weave bits and bobs of noise and sound into a blipping, jerky music that soothes the ears and makes your feet want to move. It could have easily ended up a jumbled mess or a corny gimmick, instead it sounds like a thoroughly modern update on the kind of primitive music humans have been making all along. Pearson's vocals too deserve all kinds of praise. They are unfailingly sweet without being sugary, sometimes treated and trippy but always directed straight for the heart. She gives the whirlwind of sound a stable and very human center. Within the group's hermetically sealed and unified world of sound there is enough variation to keep things very interesting, whether it's stuttering dance beats on "Gold Coin," the heavenly clouds of what sounds like bells and strings but could be anything on "Papaya Yeah," the almost Chinese guitars on "The Storm," or the clattering steel drums on "The Tree with the Lights On It," Barber and Pearson show a mastery of atmosphere and dynamics without sacrificing the beauty of the melodies and the impact of the songs. High Places' debut lives up to the promise of their singles (and then some) and is hopefully the first of many impressive and inspiring records to come from the duo.

Buy: Digital, CD

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Alif Tree Discography

update 13.04.2010: 'Clockwork Remixes Part 1' (2009) & 'Part 2' (2010)

6 апр. 2010 г.

Bomb the Bass Discography

update: album 'Back to Light' (2010), singles 'Up the Mountain' (2010), 'Bug Powder Dust' (1994)

5 апр. 2010 г.

Circlesquare Discography

update: ep Hey You Guys / Dancers (2010 Remixes)

Towa Tei Discography

update: album 'Big Fun' (2009)

Madita Discography

The Underbelly - 2010 - Seven Feet Under

Label: Record Kicks
Cat#: RKX030
Format: CD, Digital
Date: 22 Mar 2010
Style: Funk
The Underbelly are a five piece uptempo funk band from Cornwall, comprised of tenor sax, alto sax, flute/baritone sax, guitar, drums and bass, delivering high energy dancefloor-friendly funk music. After being the resident band for Pete Isaac’s legendary Jelly Jazz parties, The Underbelly are now ready to launch their recording career with this debut full-length, for which they recruited the powerful voice of Dojo Cuts singer Roxie Ray on three tracks. Anticipated by the release of 45 "I Keep Heading On" sung by Miss Ray, with the driving rhythms of "Cold Toast" on the B-side, “Seven Feet Under” is set to redefine the modern funk scene.

The album kicks off to a strong start with the soulful, uplifting grooves of instrumental “V-funk”, and proceeds to capture all the raw, live energy that established The Underbelly as one of the most exciting funk bands to emerge today. From the fast-paced “Erik FM”, to the more mellow and laid-back jazz-feel of “Packin Up”, this album is by no means a typical debut, but rather a confident display of tight musicianship, innovative sounds and infectious breakbeats. Already counting on the support of DJs such as Craig Charles, who called them “the find of the year” during his show on BBC 2, The Underbelly put a modern, edgy twist on the classic sounds of soul and funk, resulting in an album that captures the ears and feet of anyone in a 5 mile radius, so careful how high you turn your speakers on!


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Drop Logik - 2010 - Hot Box Studies

Label: Black Bridge
Cat#: Black011
Date: 1 Mar 2010
Were proud to introduce you to the debut full-length artist album from Black Bridges very own Drop Logik.

Hailing from the mountains of the Southwest United Crates of America, a sound physician was born. Making drum kits out of trash cans, empty paint barrels, and whatever the hell else made noise, Chad Dixon aka Drop Logik aka Crate Diggler, began rearranging sound from an early age. Moving on to simply looping beats from dual cassette decks to buying his first sampler and drum machine and so on and so forth. Its always been an outlet of inner combustion ready to be released into your headphones. Now is the time to press play!

Hot Box Studies bangs out space age mental gymnastics with crunchy samples and syncopated beats. Musical movements are cut together with turntablist acumen across a deep abyss of sound as swirly interludes play between the loftier scores. Stand out picks include the cut-em-up-flapper Hear To Wear, the sultry big beat Get!Get!, and the outer space gospel Out Of My Head. Finally,Smoke Ring Dreams brings us home and serves as your well deserved introduction to the one and only Crate Diggler.
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