Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Almost old news:
Mary Anne Hobbs played a 15 minute preview mix by Kode 9 of the new Burial album on her show last week. It's still available, but not for very long. If you're real sly-like, MP3s are starting to float around the usual channels. I ain't holdin noones hand.
It's pretty much the ultimate teaser: 17 tracks in 15 minutes. If you enjoy laying back in a Burial track as much as I do, the brevity hear would be near infuriating, if it weren't so goddamn exciting. If it all plays out like it is up in my head, slumping inna sophomore stylee is no issue. I think it's better. Than everything. Whatever your definition of "soulful" (whatever) sample based music, from Massive Attack to Theo Parrish to J Dilla to everything in between, Burial is better. The fuckin best.
Hey, Ms. Hobbs' hyperbole might be embarassing, but mine ain't far behind. Here's to enjoying shit to an embarassing extent.

Monday, October 15, 2007

I could update more often, but would anybody really care if every once in a while I said, "Yes, all the new Siltbreeze releases are very good." Does anyone care what I think about Kanye West or Radiohead? I don't care what I think about Kanye West or Radiohead.

No, that's not true.

I really like the new Magik Markers. I don't think I've become some fanboy who'll just rubber stamp anything they do. I mean, I don't care for any of Pete Nolan's side projects. Yes, it's quite Sonic Youth-y, but it's like the Sonic Youth I'd like more things to be like, y'know?
I got really angry after reading that Stylus review, but I've got no interest in becoming some kind of meta critic critic. The lefty bloggers do it for the media, but that shit's actually important.

More Emeralds goodness on the Ledges CDR. Their trick bag is deep. Keep a-diggin, boyos.

Apart from Hyperdub and that Gatekeeper 12", I figure Dubstep's been in a minor drought, but Pinch and Burial are both dropping new full lengths real Sunni. Hopefully they're not Shiite. Haha, see what I did? Topical.

Mmm, that new Sunn O))) album is more of the same, except for the first track, Belurol Pusztit, which is something else, and pretty damn great.

Rhythm & Sound : S/T
Nurse With Wound : Spiral Insana
Corrupted : Vasana 7"
Corrupted : An Island Insane 7"
AMM : The Crypt
Cluster : Zuckerzeit
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