6 Oct 2009, 15:05 by uccomrades

    NEW “SOCIETY” IN 2010

    It started in Edmonton, spread to Toronto & Montreal and begins to circle the world – an infectious musical exploration that’s filtered into the ears of London Hipsters, Parisian electro-kids right through to New York Fashionistas. The creators of this musical blitzkrieg are Dvas, a pair of electro-dance innovators who have busted-beats from their hometown in Edmonton alongside label mate Cadence Weapon and local pals Faunts and Shout Out Out Out Out.

    Dietzche V. and the Abominable Snowman’s French touch will take you on a dangerous and sexy journey of disco, funk, and soul with their bounce-heavy set of emotional and summer-y electro house anthems. They may share some attributes with the space sounds of Daft Punk and pop legacy of Hall and Oates, but Dvas bring intense originality and innovation to up the ante on dance floor pop jams.
  • And So It Goes... My Top 50 Albums Of 2008 (Pt. 2)

    28 Dec 2008, 15:29 by CvaldaVessalis

    So the last entry saw electric disco ditties from the likes of Heartbreak, Hercules and Love Affair and The Long Blondes; acoustic loveliness from Calexico, Vampire Weekend and The Dø; and Scarlett Johansson attaining the highest position on my chart than any other Hollywood starlet this year (though it must be said I await with baited breath for Lindsay Lohan's third album!) But there's more and, in my opinion, better music to come... first up being positions 40-31, as detailed here:

    40. Angles
    To credit Dan Le Sac and Scroobius Pip, not only do they not look like your typical DJ/MC duo, they also happen to not sound like one either. Many laughed them off as a one-hit gimmick after their impassioned mickey-take single Thou Shalt Always Kill charted in the Top 40 at the tail-end of last year; but lo and behold, they follow it up with an album laden with enough social commentary and earnest humor to, at the very least, be taken semi-seriously. …
  • 01-06/2008: Part Two...

    3 Jul 2008, 16:51 by CvaldaVessalis

    Part Two…

    Alternative Mind Is A Popular Mind

    Before I begin, two things:

    1) Björk! (She gets in everywhere round here, obviously!)

    2) I am, in fact, one of those lazy cretins who can’t be bothered to tag their iTunes content properly, so this obviously means that half of my library is rather ironically tagged as “Alternative” in genre.

    I am aware that some of the more didactic members of this site take pride in their music, making sure they’re all nice, spruce and presentable before becoming tallies on their profile, much like parents sending their kids to school. Which is perfectly fine; Lord only knows that the Internet was designed with OCG (Obsessive Compulsive Geekery) in mind. Is it “folk”, “alt-folk”, “ambient-folk”, “hillbilly-folk”, “space-folk”, “Cali-folk”, “strictly-don’t-give-a-folk”… a lot of the time, artists can be the progenitors of a new sound and find it difficult not only to branch out of the said personalised stable…