Sunday 17 June 2007
Photo By Bill Henson
A mixtape full with summery blissful electronica.
01 Yawny at the Apocalypse - Andrew Bird
Sometimes it's good to fall slowly in to a mood.
02 Neon - The Knife
I was pretty shocked the first time I heard that
trumpet come in. The Knife using live instruments, great.
03 Canoe Canoe - Populous
I got this track of a Morr Music sampler free with
the always dependable Foggy Notions Magazine.
It's the only mag I have every issue so far, and it's Irish.
04 Fragments - Autamata
A friend of mine nearly crashed his bike into a
parked car while cycling along to this track from
Irish man Ken McHugh. You have been warned
about it's hypnotic abilities.
05 Could You Be Loved (Instrumental) -
Third Eye Foundation
Back in 2001 a friend gave me a heap of cds free with
the NME he got off his cousin. From those cds I got into
Pavement, Hefner, Godspeed... and this, my first taste
of "Electronica". Still as good now as it was then.
06 In The Morning (Hot Chip Remix) - Junior Boys
More wavey pitch shifting courtesy from our men "Hot Chip".
Junior Boys played back in February, but I didn't like the album
that much. I swear it was the night after they played that the
penny dropped. Great record, great remix.
07 Eavesdropping (Simon Bookish Remix) - Grizzly Bear
Simon Bookish is "THE MAN".
08 Girl Toy - Boom Bip
My twin bother gave me this album a year and a half ago,
but it took me a year to eventually get around to listening to
it after I stumbled across Boom Bip on myspace one late night.
This was the track that made me locate the cd.
09 Summer Of Freedom (Edit) - Manual
Another Echoy guitar track a la Duritti Columns/Bhundu Boys.
10 Milton Road - Mice Parade
More guitar soundscape.
11 When We Danced - Yellotone
For some reason he's ditched the electronica.
Maybe because his first record is an unpraised gem.
If you haven't got it yet go here.
12 Stops - Nathan Fake
His album is a bit too similar to M83. But this is quality.
13 Lambic 9 Poetry - Squarepusher
I got this and the previous track off a mixtape made
for me for my birthday. The track washes over you like
waves of euphoria, each breath you come up more and more.
14 Cut Up Piano and Xylophone - Fridge
Another bliss out treasure from a band consisting of
Fourtet, Adem and Sam Jeffers. They are playing The Village,
Dublin on 16 Aug. Shouldn't be one not to miss.
15 Six Shooter Annex - Ellis Island Sound
Back in November 2005, I when to a record shop to see if they
got in the new Liars Album. No joy there, but on the tannoy
was the most blissed electronica that could cheer up anyone
on a wet November morn. I enquired who it was and since
it was on sale for a 5er I had to buy it. Being the only copy
in the shop, the guy had to take it out of the stereo,
I felt somewhat bad. Oh it's another album that can be got here.
16 Nostalgia - Tezeta
I think I want this played at my funeral. If you aint got
the record it's still up here.
17 Melissa Juice - Boards Of Canada
I bought Two-ism purely because of the cover but it
aint as good as "Music Has A Right To Children"
(Which also has an ace cover) but this track is great.
Total Time 1:18:26
Replace "??" with "tt".
Cheers and Good Luck.