26 Feb 2012, 15:45 by mauriess
29 Apr 2011, 07:05 by AlanRantahttp://exclaim.ca/images/up-1destination_review.jpg
Read the Bastard!
Similar to how Madlib was given the keys to the Blue Note vaults for his Shades of Blue album in 2003, bedroom producer Sean Schuster-Craig (also known as Jib Kidder) was given all of Asthmatic Kitty's catalogue to use as source material for the 11th instalment in the consistently fabulous Library Catalog Music Series. Thankfully, this California audio/visual artist is not another Girl Talk-style, conspicuous mash-up catastrophe who winks-and-nods as much as he cut-and-pastes. Music For Hypnotized Minds is not just a bunch of Sufjan Stevens, Jookabox, Rafter and Fol Chen micro-samples thrown together in an obvious, yet seizure-inducing, fashion. Using only rudimentary studio effects, a Technics 1200 turntable and, of course, splicing, Kidder's compositions are smooth and focused, yet dreamlike. …
2 Jan 2011, 04:49 by kusechka
27 Apr 2010, 21:01 by K-Willa
2 Mar 2010, 03:28 by SometimeWorldDownload: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?kwzmzgdoojf (1.4MB)
I was listening to "Atom Heart Mother" the other night and remembered how much i love the big brassy orchestra parts (Rick Wright's "Summer '68" in particular). I've recently discovered Madlib and have been very impressed. The "Shades of Blue" & "Madvillainy" albums impressed me the most so far. I guess it kinda inspired me to fuck around with the Floyd song mentioned above, as well as a few other tracks. Obviously I had no real idea or knowledge on how to go about it, nor am i even taking it seriously at all.. just having some fun, even if it might sound like absolute trollop..
So it took like 4 hours or so all up, using the following:
Goldwave (to cut up the samples)
FXpansion Amber (create the laughably default-sounding, out of tune base)
Soundbooth CS4 (layer it all together)
Very dodgy, but you get the idea... I enjoyed making it at least.
29 Jan 2010, 04:41 by passtheplugs_As a disclaimer, this are my personal choices and if you don't agree, take it elsewhere.
2. Like Water for Chocolate
3. The Lost Tapes
5. Fantastic, Vol. 2
6. & 7. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
8. The Grind Date
9. Below the Heavens
10. The Listening
12. The Unseen
13. Center of Attention
14. Shades of Blue
15. Supreme Clientele
17. A Piece of Strange
19. The New Danger
20. Murray's Revenge
21. Game Theory
22. The Ownerz
23. God's Stepson
24. Train of Thought
25. Hell Hath No Fury
This list is a little different from the original, I did some rethinking.
5 Mar 2009, 17:24 by wutanghejhttp://www.daveyd.com/logo-HipHopsgreatestproduce.gif
A good beat goes a long way in the rap world these days. But what also goes a long way is being able to establish yourself as a credible Hip Hop producer. True Hip Hop heads know the importance of producers in the game- DJ Premier, Pete Rock, J Dilla- but rarely do people take the time to enjoy the craft of just the beat. Sure fire for lyrics over an equally hot sound is the definition of Rap music, but songs off of instrumental albums deserve more credit than they get. Often, people forget that Hip Hop is a form of art. Within the art is the creation of music. While most producers have limited knowledge on musical instruments, they have an ear for good jazz, funk and everything in between, which helps them craft beats from crate digging, song sampling and keyboard noodling all as a form of artistic expression.
My interest in instrumentals has been for longer than I can remember. …
4 Dec 2008, 18:12 by beelzbubbaSome year end recommendations posting. The Jazz Desk at MAC came up with this list back in August (yeah, I've got some catching up to do).
Ahmed Abdul-Malik - Jazz Sahara (1958)
Alice Coltrane - Journey In Satchidananda (1971)
Art Blakey - The African Beat (1962)
Bengt Berger - Bitter Funeral Beer (1981)
Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble - Live in Greenfield, Massachusetts, November 20, 1999
Clusone Trio - I Am an Indian (1994)
Colin Walcott - Cloud Dance (1975)
Derek Bailey & Min Xiao-Fen - Flying Dragons (2002) [pi'pa]
Don Cherry - Eternal Rhythm (1968)
Dorothy Ashby - The Rubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby (1970)
Henry Kaiser Charles K. Noyes Sang-Won Park - Invite the Spirit 1983 (1983) (kayagum)
Joe Harriott and John Mayer Double Quintet - Indo-Jazz Fusions 1 & 2 (1966)
Leroy Jenkins - Solo (1999)
Madlib - Shades of Blue (2003)
maleem mahmoud ghania - Trance of Seven Colors (1994)
Mats Gustafsson With Barry Guy and Raymond Strid -You Forgot to Answer (1995)…
23 Dec 2007, 06:11 by Vajrapani1. How did you get into 31?
Wisp: My boy Eli turned me onto this lovely offbeat IDM. He found it through random OiNKing, I think. I listened to Building Dragons a shit ton (I actually listened to it today), and later got into his other EPs, circa 2004.
2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
Yo-Yo Ma: My first distinct Yo-Yo Ma listening was of an album he did with Bobby McFerrin back in the '80s when they were both relevant musicians. I can most distinctly remember their renditions of Flight of the Bumblebee and Hush Little Baby. Good stuff!
3. What's your favourite lyric by 29?
Nina Simone - Mississippi Goddamn: You really can't pick out a particular lyric from this song, but the thing in its entirety is so powerful. Miss Nina isn't always about the lyrics, but this song says enough for an album.
4. What is your favourite album by 49?
Pelican City - Rhode Island: I wish Danger Mouse would cut the pop bullshit and get back to what he's good at, which is melodic, eclectic, instrumental hip-hop production. …
29 Apr 2007, 03:17 by VivaGardner