Sunday, November 13, 2011

DOWNLOAD EXPLOSION!!

Here is a list of recommended GET IMMEDIATELY! (I can't stop listening):

- Amon Tobin's 2011 'ISAM' album (check out the last post for a listen to "Mass&Spring")
  • Heavy electronica -- reminiscent of Aphex Twin; love this SO much as an entire album, but keep getting "Kitty Cat" stuck in my head and keep repeating "Journeyman", "Night Swim", "Mass & Spring", and "Piece of Paper"
- St. Vincent's 2011 'Strange Mercy' album
  • I think this sounds like if Bjork made a more rock album instead of her new ethereal album
- Imogen Heap's new singles -- "Propeller Seeds" (this is the only one I could find to download for free...but there's "Neglected Space" "Minds Without Fear" if you wanna download them from her site!) -- grab a pair of over-the-ear headphones and strap down for a "3D" experience!

Jill Scott's 2011 'The Light of the Sun' album
  • This album is beautiful and sexy as hell!! Check it out and make love to it!
OTHER NEW THINGS FROM 2011 I'm not obsessing about just yet, but F'in Rock!

David Lynch's 2011 'Crazy Clown Time' album
  • Dark, ethereal and a little bit weird (digging the voice on "So Glad" and the whisperiness of "Noah's Ark" and the robotness of "Strange and Unproductive Thinking" -- so similar to "Fitter, Happier" by Radiohead) -- pretty much what you'd expect from David Lynch...although this deserves much more attention I shall give it here soon!
Mr Oizo's 2011 'Stade 2' album
  • Solid new electro-dance brought to you by Ed Banger Records. I enjoyed "Camelfuck" for the song, as well as the title.
Feist's 2011 'Metals' album
Borgore's 2011 'The Filthiest Hits...So Far' album
  • Filthy filthy dubstep and DnB from Borgore -- check out "Nympho", "Ice Cream", "Glory Hole", and of course two of my fav songs  -- "Sunsets" feat. Diplo and "Foes" remixed by the fabulous 16Bit
  • Download the album here! (not torrent)

Miro Belle's 2011 'Kiss This (Vol. 1)' album
Tom Waits' 2011 'Bad as Me' album
  • Haven't given this a thorough enough listen...but it's Tom Waits...how can you go wrong? I'm excited to give this more of a listen
  • Download the .rar right here!
I also downloaded Jay-Z and Kanye West's new 2011 album 'Watch the Throne' finally...deciding they deserved some attention -- but...after listening to it (granted, its on .flac played thru VLC) it's sounding quite flat...and...nothing too special.

Sigur Ros' 2011 ' Inni' album -- haven't checked it out yet...but for those of you who didn't know it existed...it's available


The Cool Kids' 2011 'When Fish Ride Bicycles' album -- i'm 4 songs in...and honestly...not loving this at all like their first album which was SO catchy and amazing! -- at suggestion of a friend, I'll check out their solo work. BOO.
^GODDAMN i miss their old stuff!^

Portishead's EP I downloaded 'Chase the Tear' (tech. from 2010)-- came with "Requiem for Anna" and "Chase the Tear" -- nice and dark and much more complex and upbeat than 'Third' in general. CHECK IT OUT!


OTHER THINGS TO CHECK OUT:

My roommate just turned me on to the band The Blow -- and I've heard one song and REALLY dug it and thus I've downloaded 3 of their albums...check out "True Affection" -- great song...indie rock - cute female vocalist and minimalist synthy beats in the background

oh...and I downloaded Stephen Malkmus & Jicks' album 'Real Emotional Trash' and...really disliked it...I can understand why some people might like it...but I could not get into it.

I checked out Diplo's album 'Florida' which I totally love and if you love Diplo/Major Lazer/or electronica in general...check it out!!

As always.....BUY ALBUMS if you can! Support Artists!

October 25th -- Monkey/Jamie Lidell/Bjork/Portishead/Gotye/Little Dragon/Jahon Brown, etc.


Giving the band Monkey a first listen right noiw. At this point, I’ve completely forgotten who or why I’ve found this and can only assume and hope its some Gorillaz side project. Ah yes, just remembered I believe it’s a soundtrack for a movie Damon did…it’s very…Asian and backgroundy…not a lot of substance.

Found a new obsession – Jamie Lidell’s ‘Multiply Additions’ – the original album, itself, is amazing and I love listening to it…but the remixes (THAT FINALLY FINISHED DOWNLOADING) really are incredible and worth a listen to everyone.
I also finally finished downloading his album ‘Jim’ and really love it too…so check all of his things out, if you never have!
I was trying to see if he’s touring anytime soon, and saw he’s doing a “Compass” tour – so I don’t know if this is a new album or new project he’s doing…but I kinda ran up dry whilst searching for this on my music download sites….
I also read on his website that he did something with Beck – I don’t know if that’s the Oar album I had (I was only half paying attention to his website), but I still really LOVE that collaboration Jamie, Beck, Feist, and Wilco did…definitely check out “Lawrence of Euphoria” – super fun!

Saw Portishead this week and it was wonderful. Very great to be so close to Beth Gibbons – what a goddess! As expected, they played a lot off of ‘Third’ – but the amazing part was their old songs. They just have SO much depth and soul and layers to them, something I don’t see as easily in their new stuff. The drops that the DJ did during the old songs – like “Mysterons” and “Cowboys” HEAVY DROPS– “Glory Box” had an AMAZING guitar solo and our view of him was phenomenal…in general the percussion player that is also the DJ was phenomenal and pulled out some amazing unexpected things…PLEASE GO SEE THESE GUYS! They played their new song “Chase the Tear” which was cool, and I had no idea existed until then! – just listening to studio version of this now and enjoying the more fast-paced beat it has compared to ‘Third’’s droning, sleepiness – there is also another track called “Requiem for Anna” on here that’s pretty different than any other sound I’ve heard from them…Heavily mixed vocals. Excited for them to have a new album and see just where they’re going to keep evolving to!


Been checking out Bjork’s new album slowly (as I only have it on FLAC and have to listen whilst at the computer thru VLC) – I REALLY love “Thunderstorm” and the break beats at the end of “Crystalline”

My friend Ashley showed me Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” song which I EXTREMELY love – super cute and the video is amazing as well….Against her recommendation, I downloaded the album, and I have found a few songs I’d recommend “Smoke and Mirrors” is unique for sure.

I FINALLY got Little Dragon’s furst full album from my roommate Jahon and am giving it a good listen now! Her voice is incredible!

And speaking of Jahon….he gave me his album ‘The Medulla Transmissions’ and I am OH SO EXCITED to give it a proper headphones listen! From what I heard the other night in the car, I am SO excited – he is very talented vocally and producing! It’s so weird to listen to a friend’s voice in a song…a voice you hear every day…most of my friends aren’t vocalists, so I’m not used to hearing someone I interact with’s voice on headphones in my brain…it kinda fucks with ya a bit. Wow the harp on “I’ve known the garden” is magical and all encompassing! “Pilgrim’s Progress” is definitely my favorite and has SO MUCH potential to be a large hit if he’d ever convince himself that he could! Also check out “Ghost in the Machine” haunting and soothing at the same time.

Current downloads:
Justice’s new album
Portishead’s “Chase the Tear”


Here's some links for YOU to download!!: