Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
So here's quite an amazing gem for all y'all weirdos out there. The sampling and instrumentation in general makes me incredibly happy. These christian dudes entertain the hell out of me. Glitchy hip-pop with samples from all over the place. The song structure on here is usually rather free form.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Yapoos is probably my favourite Synth Pop band, the fact that Jun Togawa is the vocalist is most likely a coincidence. Or maybe it isn't. I don't know.
Anyway, here is the Link.
Aaaaaaand their next two albums: Dai Tenshi no Yô ni & Dial Y Wo Mawase!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
In theory this should be immensely depressing (Lyrics & expression mainly), but this stuff actually has a very calming effect. The arrangements are sublime... A terrific Soul album.
Monday, April 27, 2009
This thing got me hooked instantly, I guess I love it for pretty much the same reasons I love early Magnetic Fields. Yeah, that's a fine comparison.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Fred Frith: guitar, bass, violin, voice
Jean Derome: alto, baritone saxophone, flute, guimbarde, voice
Charles Hayward: drums, found objects, melodica, voice
Rene Lussier: guitar, bass
Zeena Parkins: accordion, electric harp, piano, synthesizer, voice
Bob Ostertag: sampler
This is furious and exciting, I'm drooling! If you think you can stomach a 96 minutes long non-stop mindfuck, proceed...
Thursday, April 23, 2009
This is the debut album by actress and singer Jun Togawa, a name that is now stuck in my head thanks to discovering Guernica (a personal favourite), which she was part of. Her vocal style is distinct, and this stuff is some great New Wave with mild experimentation.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
As the album cover promises, very weird music. By the Japanese, obviously. Contains a bunch of short, quirky avant-prog-post-punk-pop numbers. Would be the hippest thing ever if tha hip knew about it.
Unfortunately, I have no idea what the track names are.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
New Eiko Ishibashi! She mainly plays piano and drums, but also flute, marimba, and more. Plus, her vocals are gorgeous. this is an incredibly beautiful album, although her debut might be better.