This compilation comes courtesy of the very awesome Eskimo Recordings, who specialize in releasing new cosmic and italo disco sounds. Lots of great stuff here (including that Hot Toddy joint that everyone’s raving over), and all of it’s exclusive and previously unreleased (even though some of it sounds like it could have been plucked right out of 1981). One of my favorite jams is below, lots of feel good chords and vintage synths (if you read this blog with any regularity, you should have learned by now that I’m a sucker for the pretty shit).
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Phelps – Pitfield Girl
November 16th, 2009 |
Really into this Memory Tapes LP this week, it’s an incredible collection of dreamy synth pop that kind of gets dancey sometimes. It has that same “hard to pin down” genre that Air France has. The man behind the project is Dayve Hawk, who’s also released music under the names Memory Cassette and Weird Tapes (this current name is a combination of the other two), and also handled vocal duties in the Philly band Hail Social. One of my favorites, “Plain Material,” is below. I love how it transitions from shoegaze indie to electro pop, and I especially love the distorted lo-fi background vocals that come in come in about halfway through.
Memory Tapes – Plain Material
November 12th, 2009 |
I’m usually not a big fan of dubstep, but I make exceptions when I come across tracks that lean more towards the ethereal, and less towards the WOMP WOMP. Clubroot’s self-titled LP really took me by surprise recently; really nice, sparse tracks that are a bit Burial-esque, but without all of the crazy drum programming (which I found to be distracting at times, honestly). The whole LP is really great, but for a little taste, check out “Lucid Dream” below.
Clubroot – Lucid Dream
November 8th, 2009 |