Friday, June 04, 2010

What I'm Listening To

Once again I've overloaded myself with music. This time it's so bad that I'm thinking of not getting anything new for at least a month or two, until I am able to at least partially digest all of the new music I've bitten off recently.

Including the new Flying Lotus, which I'm working on reviewing. It's amazing. Like Mingus only electronica.

I'm also working on a review of Wild Nothing. Pitchfork liked them. It's sort of 90s 4AD dream pop. I like it.

Exhibit a:

I traded a bunch of old stuff in at Amoeba and immediately bought a bunch of new stuff, including 2008's Hercules and the Love Affair album. It's like LCD Soundsystem doing gay disco. With a transexual singer. In other words, rad.

Madlib's reggae mix got me into dancehall, so I got Lone Ranger's M16, and Trojan's 3 disc dance hall comp. It's repetitive, it's dudes sing-talking over old records, but I can't get enough of it. It combines the spaciness of dub and the groove of rocksteady. Here's Big Youth performing live:

I just downloaded the Sleigh Bells album. It's sort of sexy girl vocals over grungy hip hop beats and 80s metal guitar. I haven't listened to it a lot, but the snippets I've heard are interesting at least. They are latest buzz band. I'm wondering how much of it has to do with their music, and how much has to do with the sexy lead singer who wears spandex.

I also have some other reggae and hip hop cd's to review, and I burned a copy of the latest Gorillaz CD. Not to mention that I've been wanting to listen to Lee Perry's Ape-Ology over and over. Everyone gets excited about Return of the Super-Ape, but for my money it's Roast Fish, Collie Weed and Cornbread, his vocal album that is full of crazy songs. 
I got my work cut out for me.

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