8 minute masterpiece in my mind
Probably way behind again, but just read about Rustie on pitchfork. Dude makes some busy music.
I'm a pretty big ambient geek, like to listen to this stuff while I work. It's taken me awhile to suss out the good from the mediocre/bad. If any of ya'll wanna dip your toe in, this is a good start:
Biosphere - Substrata
Brian Eno - Apollo, Ambient I-IV
Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works Vol. II
Future Sound of London - Lifeforms
Stars of the Lid - And their Refinement of the Decline
Rustie was one of the Albums of the Year for 2011 from places like The Wire, Fact Mag, xlr8r. Warp Records used to be synonymous with Intelligent Dace Music, Glass Swords was more like taking several styles from the past few years and throwing them into a blender. Pitchfork used the term maximallist to describe it. Seemingly trite material aimed at the knowledgeable music fan. Elements of euphoric trance, eighties guitar rock and southern rap. Its music for people who have heard everything.
On a slightly different note, Quantic has moved from the South American music of his last few projects with a soul album with Alice Russel. The lead single is heavily influenced by the Charles Stepney school of musical arrangements. If Quantic had worked with a better vocalists, it could have turned into something good.
Kaskade & Skrillex teamed up for this new song - Lick It... this new video just came out yesterday...
Last edited by mileslong; 04-19-2012 at 07:12 PM.
damn... i want more music like this. ran into this song on some music blog.
i love rustie, and his essential mix was so much fun. but it really pissed me off that pitchfork decided to review it. if you're gonna review one of them, you gotta review all of them. you can't just review it because people on the internet have been going crazy over it for two weeks. they didn't even post a link to it until the day they reviewed it.
Last edited by thrillhouse; 04-22-2012 at 04:57 PM.
it's all driven by ad revenue though, and I know it, so I don't know why I care. I guess it's because they have this cultural gatekeeper status, and they should work harder at it. music publications are supposed to generate the buzz, not co-opt it from blogs and message boards. plus they've got some of the worst music writing I've ever read, their coverage of rap is tokenistic, and forget about even being on that site if you've got some twang. everything about them screams lazy. anyways, sorry for derailing the thread. here's some girl unit
an album review is more visible on their webpage, so it holds more cultural currency than a track review. just seems like they want to hop on the hype for this mix to appear more relevant to electronic music, which they really aren't.
Last edited by thrillhouse; 04-22-2012 at 08:51 PM.
I just recently found out that there are white people into dub music who don't know who R.L. Burnside is.
I guess it would be like Beatles fans wondering who the $#@! invented electricity. Or wood. Or strings.
What the $#@! is with your hard-on for R.L. Burnside.
And you're gonna have to clarify dub vs. dubstep, since you think he's the $#@!ing originator of everything.
Last edited by TxArch; 04-23-2012 at 12:16 AM.
rl burnside did not invent dub or dubstep, he's just an above avg blues guy
yep-just above average. Williamson, Dixon, and Waters were just colored boys along for the ride in the magical frat boy extravaganza. I was simply trying to point out original artistry before technological know-nothingness came aboard... Hunter says hello...
it must suck to be stuck in the mindset of a middle schooler who just got a guitar
i like the 80s Euro and Italo disco, new wave type of music. Nowdays, the rage seems to be the Euro electro songs especially from Romania.
Public Passion--"Flash In The Night"
Last edited by adude2011; 04-25-2012 at 07:04 PM.
Just survived Nocturnal. Unreal, especially for such an easily accessible, local show. Tiesto, Nero, and Calvin Harris had unreal sets. Bingo Players and Morgan Page brought more than I expected. Would highly recommend to anyone considering going in the future.
i hope you're all enjoying the new lone album. sound like a space level in sonic or something
oh and shackleton too.
Last edited by thrillhouse; 04-30-2012 at 11:46 PM.
if you're by a pool or by the beach then play this song, classic beach house music...paul hardcastle's daughter...
Dash Berlin is tied with Armin as my favorite Trance DJ, I'm really digging their work.
Last edited by Chad; 05-06-2012 at 02:49 PM.
Did someone say ROMANIA? Dear god I love Romanian chicks.
short little clip from kaskade at sxsw...kaskade loves him some austin
I'll spare everyone the "back in my day" CSB crap, but I was really into this stuff in the 90s. I did a lot of drugs back then. It was awesome.
There's stuff I like now, like this:
But I don't keep it up with it like I used to. So here's a bunch of random old stuff. Here's some of what we were doing in the 90s.
Bad Boy Bill, the Chicago 4-turntable-hard-house-master
Misjah and Tim, Access. This was a MONSTER in the days of big acid breaks.
Here's another monster from the era, Josh Wink's Higher State of Consciousness. Similar song.
And the breakbeat godfathers, Prodigy. This is what they were doing before they got all Matrix and MTV:
Some earlier, pre-MTV Chemical Brothers too (aka the Dust Brothers)...soooo good...
And then along came jungle, here's Aphrodite's Rock The Funky Beats. What I remember about jungle was that it was so fast, and so alien sounding, and everyone was like "oooh, it's so hard". It's utterly tame compared to modern dubstep. But it was important.
Behind jungle came the obnoxiously named Intelligent Dance Music, or IDM, and LTJ Bukem was the master. Annoying name for the genre, but great stuff (excellent sexy time music). This is a great track:
Daft Punk came along in the late 90s and blew my mind. They figured out how to move the acid house thing forward without you really being able to put your finger on it.
For trancey stuff I've always been a big BT fan. He's even branched out from electronic music to writing soundtracks, like Monster's Ball.
And then there are the champs of the 90s Florida trance scene, Rabbit in the Moon. I have a very sentimental spot for these guys. This was probably their biggest track, and it still gives me goosebumps around 3:10:
Here's a cool BT, Tori Amos, Rabbit in the Moon collaboration:
Point of clarification, "Rock the Funky Beat" is by the Natural Born Chillers, & not Aphrodite. Thanks for the flashback.
Football .. Basketball .. Baseball .. Other Sports .. RC Didn't Offer .. Gamboool
Varsity .. Hole in the Wall .. PCL .. Einstein's .. Nasty's .. GM Steakhouse .. NSAA
Bada Bing .. Can you help me with this? .. Shagslist .. Cloak Room .. Classics .. Bellmont