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7 fév. 2009, 17h30m par SefotronAfter a long, long hiatus, it's back, and a new part is due very soon. For those of you not familliar with this, it's a site where electronic artists (some of my all time favourites amongst them) work solidly for one week (168 hours) to produce an EP, and then put it up for all to comment on.
i cannot wait to see what Part Four will bring.
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Oh yeah, and the new Retic album "Somnolent Massive" is absolutely fantastic; another collection of strange, warped delight that takes me back to the happy place...the one with the chocolate and the nodding rabbit-thing with the glowing eyes...aaaaaah
7 mars 2008, 11h02m par SefotronSo, quick round up of recent listenings.
Right, I can't get on with Quaristice. I've tried, and I've tried...and then I thought “Why the hell should I be trying to enjoy something? I should either just enjoy it or not! Music shouldn't be something I have to work at enjoying!!!”.
I know that Autechre have produced some simply awesome electronic music over the years, and I am a huge fan of a lot of their stuff (especially the likes of Amber and Chiastic Slide), but their recent stuff – in my opinion note – is just...noise. It sounds like my PC when it's throwing a hissy fit – not a sound I hunger for in my spare time.
So, sorry, I suspect this might be the last time I buy an Autechre album, simply on their past glories alone (though in truth, I should have come to that conclusion when Confield came out – no one said I was bright did they?)
Getting back to music I do like however, I'm still well into Retic's stuff. The more I listen, the more I like. …
2 mars 2008, 17h27m par SefotronAs I write this, I am listening to the fractured, chaotic electro-ramblings of Autechre's latest album "Quaristice".
So far, so good, though it's a pretty challenging listen - harsh shattered beats and random fractal melodies, all smashing and blending into each other like the seed of some dark machine conception. It's less harsh than "Confield", but still, I suspect it will take a couple of listens until I am sure about my feelings for it.
On the opposite side of things is "Saturn Day Trajectory" by Retic, which is exactly the kind of thing I hunger for; nicely tricksome melodies that never quite go where you expect them to, painted with warm, nostalgic, powdery sounds and lovely, shuddering beats. The closest thing to it is Kelpe, especially the tunes on the first album. Definitely one to check out (and when I have money again, I intend to get the first album too).
Anyway, other than that, I haven't been listening to anything particularly new - just lots of familiar loveliness.
31 jan. 2007, 15h38m par ojnkpjgMy favorites so far
1. Christ. - Blue Shift Emissions (Benbecula) (2007-01-22)
2. The Field - From Here We Go Sublime (Kompakt) (2007-03-30)
3. Venetian Snares - My Downfall (Original Soundtrack) (Planet Mu) (2007-10-08)
4. Stars of the Lid - and Their Refinement of the Decline (Kranky) (2007-04-02)
5. Frank Bretschneider Rhythm (raster-noton) (2007-07-02)
6. Eluvium - Copia (Temporary Residence) (2007-02-20)
7. BJ Nilsen - The Short Night (Touch)
8. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible (MERGE) (2007-03-05)
9. The Marcia Blaine School For Girls - Halfway into the Woods (Highpoint Lowlife) (2007-02-19)
10. BJ Nilsen & Z'EV - 22'22'' (iDEAL Recordings)
1. The Tuss - Rushup Edge (Rephlex) (2007-06-25)
2. Skytree - Wilder Forest (Earstroke) (2007-01-25)
1. Aaron Spectre - Lost Tracks (Ant-Zen) (2007-06-05)
2. Fisk Industries - EPs & Rarities (MUSh The EPs were previously released on Highpoint Lowlife) (2007-05-15)