• New entries & re-entries 1/14/07-1/20/07

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  • Happy music (repost from September 11)

    17 Nov 2005, 18:26 by Petronia

    Elevator Love Letter: I'm two years late on this one by hipster standards, I think. However if you are even later than me, please to download this song, put it on and star (haha) in your own shoujo romance manga for four minutes. I listened to it biking and could swear I flew. The rest of Heart is not as utterly lovely but fine enough that one almost hates it; it's like one of those movies starring Ethan Hawke or Scarlett Johansson as a beautiful, intelligent, sensitive person with an interesting life and angst about - what?

    Cool (Richard X Remix): I like this considerably better than the original. It's exactly the remix I'd've made of this song if, er, I were a genius pop producer: remove the middy synth string parts weighing the thing down, thuddy beat way down low to carry the groove and all manner of sparkly bits way up top - snares! birdsong! tinkly Christmas xylophone! It's the audio equivalent of drinking Goldschlager.

    A red letter day (Motiv8 12" Mix): Speaking of remixes I like better than the original…
  • sleeve notes, september 2005: four point five inches of stealthy pleasure

    31 Oct 2005, 21:46 by sumit


    This month's cover and gatefold (above) are based on the B-2 stealth bomber, a spectacular piece of technology whose aesthetic appeal rather disguises its unpleasant functionality.

    So these are the "sleeve notes" to the first of a series (hopefully) of mixtapes based around what's been on heavy rotation around my way each month. This edition is (very belatedly) for September 2005, which turned out not to be the greatest time to start. For one thing, I listened to a lot of mixes and live sets this month, which don't really lend themselves to the compilation CD format. For another, I hadn't set up the playlists I'll be using to track this stuff in iTunes. But it'll do for starters, and I was plenty pleased with the sleeve design. If you want a copy, send me a message.

    (1) Operating Ease: I picked this up by entering Autechre as a station in Pandora, which turned up a bunch of (interesting) red herrings and (I think) this track…