Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Raudive ‎– Chamber Music (2010)

Another hidden gem.

Hard to categorize this one.  Techno, definitely, but there's a manipulated "classical" vibe that seems to permeate this one though not in the usual way.

It's quite different than the usual techno fare, well worth some head space.

Here's a snippet of a review from dustedmagazine:

Affection for the many shades of darkness that permeate the minimal end of electronic music is what ultimately unites these songs – and the Raudive aesthetic – on Chamber Music, which turns out to be less a musical idea than a spatial one. Despite plenty of negative space in these songs, the emptiness often feels claustrophobic or insular. Appropriately, this is music that can work well in the vast expanses of a club well as nestled at home in the comfort of your headphones.



Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Robbie Robertson ‎– Contact From The Underworld Of Redboy (1998)

One of my favorite albums as of late.

His Music for Native Americans has long been one of my favorite albums.

This one, however, has lately been coming to the forefront of my shuffle mixes and continues to stand out as a pleasant surprise.

While the Native American focus is still dominant, this one has embraced an electronic/trip hop kind of feel and the lyrics have taken on a heavier, more mystical/mysterious flare interspersed with some political fare as well (the song 'Sacrifice' is about and features a soundbyte from Leonard Peltier).

High recommendation, great for late night drives.



Sunday, June 10, 2012

If I Had A Radio Station...

On a lazy Sunday last week while cutting the grass, running to the grocery and doing other random non-memorable events, the mix on my mp3 for the day was not only perfect for the mood it was, overall, just a great mix.

So, if I had a radio station, it would sound something like this mix...


Thursday, June 7, 2012

bvdub - faded truths (1999)

This mix used to be available for free on his website but seems to no longer be found.

Keep in mind this is from 1999 so you might be (pleasantly) surprised...

P.S. There is no original cover art, this is just a snapshot from my days of urban exploring that seemed fitting...