Show #491 – 4/27/19

April 27, 2019 at 1:44 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

In commemoration of Kemistry, 20 years after she was taken from this world.
Mic break music = Steve Roden w/ Jacob Danziger: Dark Over Light Earth
2:01 am The Art Ensemble of Chicago ~ Mama Koko ~ We Are On the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (new) ~ Pi ~ 2019
2:08 am Thee Reps ~ Big Bebek ~ Minimal Surface (new) ~ Gold Bolus ~ 2019
2:13 am Death and Vanilla ~ The Hum ~ Are You a Dreamer? (new) ~ Fire ~ 2019
2:17 am Lamb ~ The Secret of Letting Go ~ The Secret of Letting Go (new) ~ Cooking Vinyl ~ 2019
2:21 am Lamb ~ Lusty ~ Lamb ~ Mercury ~ 1996
2:26 am Kedr Livanskiy ~ Kiska ~ Your Need (new) ~ 2MR ~ 2019
2:38 am Kemistry & Storm ~ DJ-Kicks ~ DJ-Kicks ~ !K7 ~ 1999
3:43 am Goldie ~ Kemistry ~ Timeless ~ FFRR ~ 1995
3:52 am Suzi Analogue ~ LOUDR ~ Zonez V.4 (new) ~ Never Normal ~ 2019
3:55 am DJ Nate ~ Talk 2 Me ~ Take Off Mode (new) ~ Planet Mu ~ 2019
3:58 am Yogic ~ Trans Maris ~ The Felt Presence LP (new) ~ Vanity Press ~ 2019
4:03 am Nocturnal Sunshine ~ Radiate ~ mp3 (new) ~ Adult Swim Singles ~ 2019
4:08 am Todd Modes (local) ~ Waves in Love ~ New Life (new) ~ 100 Limousines ~ 2019
4:12 am Charles Trees (local) ~ Think First ~ 2019 (new) ~ Portage Garage Sounds ~ 2019
4:18 am Jayda G Ft. Alexa Dash ~ Leave Room 2 Breathe ~ Significant Changes (new) ~ Ninja Tune ~ 2019
4:25 am Tatira ~ Clearest Night ~ Ghosts of Fall River (new) ~ Inam Records ~ 2019
4:36 am Fire-Toolz ~ ✓ BEiNG ~ mp3 (new) ~ Adult Swim Singles ~ 2019
4:40 am Watabou (local) ~ Sentimental Entropy ~ Coaxial Chaos (new) ~ Realicide Records ~ 2019
4:46 am Bang! Bros. ~ Snack Hole ~ Big Bang! Theory (Part One) (new) ~ Hausu Mountain ~ 2019
4:52 am Bang! Bros. ~ Big Freeze ~ Big Bang! Theory (Part Two) (new) ~ Hausu Mountain ~ 2019
5:00 am Heart of the Ghost ~ Endless Scroll ~ II (new) ~ Dagoretti Records ~ 2019
5:04 am Count Basie ~ T.V. Time ~ Chairman of the Board ~ Roulette ~ 1959
5:07 am Grandmaster Masese ~ Obokano Outside ~ 7″ (new) ~ Dagoretti Records ~ 2019
5:10 am Obnox ~ 40th St. Black ~ Bang Messiah ~ Smog Veil ~ 2018
5:12 am TransFX ~ Sunday Morning ~ TransFX & the Showroom Dummies ~ Jokers Got A Posse ~ 2018
5:16 am Profligate ~ Don’t Let Go ~ Wharf Cat Records ACLU Benefit Compilation ~ Wharf Cat Records ~ 2018
5:17 am River Spirit (local) ~ Me I Fall ~ Me I Fall (new) ~ self-released ~ 2019
5:20 am Eki Shola ~ Color of Joy ~ Possible (new) ~ self-released ~ 2019
5:25 am Turning Jewels into Water ~ Map of Absences ~ Map of Absences (new) ~ FPE ~ 2019
5:36 am Siskiyou ~ Nothing Disease ~ Not Somewhere (new) ~ Constellation ~ 2019
5:40 am Efrim Manuel Menuck & Kevin Doria ~ Fight the Good Fight ~ Are Sing Sinck, Sing (new) ~ Constellation ~ 2019
5:46 am Shlohmo ~ By Myself ~ The End (new) ~ Friends of Friends ~ 2019
5:50 am Anchorsong ~ Mindscape ~ Cohesion (new) ~ Tru Thoughts ~ 2019
5:54 am Daniel Brandt ~ LTD ~ Channels (new) ~ Erased Tapes ~ 2018

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Todd Modes: New Life LP (100 Limousines, 2019)

April 26, 2019 at 7:36 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Todd Modes: New Life LP

Detroit’s Todd Modes, whose previous releases include an EP on Fit Sound and a track on a Detroit Electronic Quarterly compilation, inaugurates a new label called 100 Limousines with this short album of laid-back, reflective tracks. Starting with a loungey intro, “Waves In Love” is where the deep house beats kick in, backed by drifting guitars and dubby traces of vocals. “Time Frame” is on more of a dusty downtempo tip, with carefully folded vocals and sax loops, and it seems to fade away before it really starts to take off. “The Archer” similarly establishes a deeply zoned-out downtempo groove, and before you know it, it’s over. The half-melted “That’s Right” is the album’s trippiest and most addictive cut, and of course it’s only two and half minutes. “Finding Balance” pairs forceful but carefully beting drums with expansive, droning synths and a very sparse bassline and Brazilian-sounding vocals. “Breathing New Life” feels like an unraveled deep house track, with very loose, vamping kick drums and hi-hats that seem like they’re going to a kick into a steady beat but don’t, yet it sounds fine anyway because the pads are so soothing. “Continue In Peace” is a candid but bittersweet reflection focusing around a sample of an old timer talking about how kind and gentle his grandson was as a youth, saying “I keep talking in past turns because that’s how he used to be”.

Thee Reps: Minimal Surface (Gold Bolus, 2019)

April 26, 2019 at 6:50 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Thee Reps: Minimal Surface

Thee Reps play a form of minimalist instrumental rock which seems deceptively simply at first, but once all the layers add up, you’re not quite sure the group managed to fit all the parts together. Some of the parts are jaunty and friendly — the keyboards almost sound like they could’ve been played by a kid — but the parts are arranged into patterns that sometimes aren’t quite in sync, but begin to make sense later. “Head for Sand” ends up with a sparse breakdown, but the group generally keeps an interlocking rhythmic pulse. “Punisher” has a consistent pounding beat, and the stringed instruments and backing vocals play back-and-forth head games. “Music ti Watch ’97 Flyers Highlights To” has a bit more of a complex, proggy arrangement. Things get a bit shadowy with “Qumran (Don’t Spit in the Sacred Place)”, but “Nature Rides Again” ends the album on a breezy, optimistic stride.

Crush Collision 4/25/19

April 26, 2019 at 9:21 am | Posted in Crush Collision | Leave a comment

10:01 pm Skudge ~ Parallel
10:07 pm Ben Long ~ Lemak Rhythm
10:09 pm Edmondson ~ PSG (Asok Remix)
10:15 pm Industrialyzer ~ Multiple Walls
10:20 pm Spektre ~ Forged in the Heart of a Laserbeam
10:23 pm La Fraicheur ~ The Movements
10:28 pm Sport Wolf ~ Like This
10:31 pm Oliver Way feat. Paris the Black Fu and Gareth Whitehead ~ Davies Gene
10:35 pm Pépe ~ Futurepresent
10:41 pm Artist Deleted ~ Track Deleted (Bezier Long Mix)
10:51 pm Back For Good ~ Glitch
10:56 pm Volruptus ~ Time Travel
11:00 pm Silicon Scally ~ Candensium
11:04 pm Cassius Select ~ Cartoon
11:07 pm Ashtar Lavanda ~ Unsolved Mysteries
11:10 pm Seka ~ Hanging Gardens
11:15 pm Zodiac Childs ~ Life Blood
11:20 pm Arctor ~ Selfish Lover
11:24 pm Kym Sugiru ~ Tanka
11:29 pm Patricia ~ Your Battery Is Leaking
11:33 pm 96 Back ~ 100
11:38 pm Stenny ~ Curve
11:42 pm Etch ~ Snells Law
11:44 pm Hornsey Hardcore ~ The Wiz
11:52 pm Daniele Paduano ~ Scheduled and Programmed
11:55 pm 813 ~ Dick Cash and Burger (Pixelord Remix)

Watabou: Coaxial Chaos LP (Realicide Records, 2019)

April 21, 2019 at 3:17 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Watabou: Coaxial Chaos LP

Several years (really, an entire lifetime) in the making, Watabou’s first vinyl LP is finally here, and it’s a tangible monument of everything the project has come to represent over the past decade or so. Even though the bulk of it was recorded around 2015 and the songs stretch back a couple years before that, and so some of the specific sentiments and issues might come from a different place and time, it’s still highly relevant and highly relatable. The music is advanced as Watabou has ever been, with very dense, complex song structures and more of a chiptune influence than can often be heard in her live sets. It comes with a huge booklet explaining every song in detail, and while there’s way too much about this album to unpack for a short record review, there’s just so much insight to be gained from reading it all, and hearing it all expressed in such an elaborate, aggressive manner. Particular highlights include the soul-searching isolation of “Winding Backroad”, the gender dysphoria reflection “Gabber Punk Girl”, the spiraling anthem “Upward and Outward”, and the overwhelmingly awesome dream interpretation “Phantasmagoraphobe”. Absolutely vital listening. Purchase digitally from Bandcamp, and physically from Realicide.

Efrim Manuel Menuck & Kevin Doria: are SING SINCK, SING (Constellation, 2019)

April 21, 2019 at 12:28 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Efrim Manuel Menuck & Kevin Doria: are SING SINCK, SING

Efrim Menuck (GY!BE, Silver Mount Zion) and Kevin Doria (Growing, Total Life) toured in support of the former’s solo album Pissing Stars, and they ended up forging a new project which distills their respective sounds into a form of existentialist protest music constructed using maximalist electronics. The songs hinge around themes such as not trusting the cops (opener “Do the Police Embrace?” threads an ominous police siren throughout its alarming electro-drone) and standing strong and refusing to back down. Menuck’s vocals maintain a weary but persevering tone, and the music is like tall, vibrating towers of light transmitting radiations of hope for miles around. There’s no crescendos, it never reaches a crashing peak and there’s no hangover-like comedown. This brief album is just the beginning, promising grander things from this duo.

v/a: Felt Presence 2xLP (Vanity Press Records, 2019)

April 20, 2019 at 4:24 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

v/a: Felt Presence 2xLP

Vanity Press Records’ first compilation isn’t a round-up of its artists, which would be pretty killer, but a selection of tracks by a scene of young Brooklyn artists. The artists here seem to love ravey breakbeats, but they aren’t aiming for any sort of hardcore revivalism. They approach the breaks somewhat in the way that Jersey club producers do, but without as much of the heavy, frenetic club energy. There’s an IDM-ish calmness to tracks like Ronan’s “Riverside”. Some of this would fit in an intelligent d’n’b set (if you play the tracks at 45, that is), yet it doesn’t seem entirely accurate to categorize it that way either. Even further, there’s sort of an MBM-ish astral dub spaciness to some of it, especially combined with the hard breaks. Teleself’s “Calcination” pushes slamming Amens against starburst synths, yet it all retains a steady, measured rhythm. Yogic’s “Transe Maris” is somewhere in between breaks and garage, yet with a sort of shimmer that takes it somewhere farther away entirely. Super fresh, unbound hybrid sounds from this Brooklyn crew, curious what else they’ve got in store. Available digitally from Bandcamp.

Grandmaster Masese: 7″ (Dagoretti Records, 2019)

April 20, 2019 at 2:50 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Grandmaster Masese: 7″

Kenyan poet/musician/teacher Grandmaster Masese plays an eight-stringed lyre called an Obokano, which has a thick, buzzy sound. This single preserves Masese’s strange, hypnotic music on vinyl, and it’s a wonder to behold. “Orogena” features whistling, fast chatting and singing, and bells over a rickety Obokano rhythm. “Obokano Outside” is a bit looser and more of a headrush. It was recorded outside, as the title states, so you can hear animals and passers-by, and it just sounds even more energetic and in-the-moment. The Bandcamp version of the single adds an additional track, “Mama n’omuya”, which is similar but has more upfront sung vocals. A fantastic, otherworldly shot of energy.

Heart of the Ghost: II LP (Dagoretti Records, 2019)

April 20, 2019 at 2:26 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Heart of the Ghost: II LP

DC-area free jazz trio Heart of the Ghost recently played at Ziggy’s in Ypsilanti, and they damn near blew the roof off the place. So much controlled, chaotic energy. This LP captures them at their peak powers. The tracks all bounce off in several different directions, from splattered, unhinged ecstasy to more spiritual pursuits to unexpected hypnotic grooves, and every path they take hold the audience in rapt attention. Simply unmissable. LP available from Bandcamp.

Show #490 – 4/20/19

April 20, 2019 at 1:29 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

Mic break music = subtractiveLAD: Where the Land Meets the Sky (disc 2)
2:00 am Étant Donnés ~ 491 ~ La Vue ~ Klanggalerie ~ 1979
2:10 am DJ Nate ~ Ima Burn Him ~ Hatas Our Motivation ~ Planet Mu ~ 2010
2:13 am Suzi Analogue ft. RP Boo ~ She’s Gonna ~ Zonez V.4 (new) ~ Never Normal ~ 2019
2:17 am Duke ft. Dogo Lizzi ~ M Lap ~ Uingizaji Hewa (new) ~ Nyege Nyege Tapes ~ 2019
2:25 am Watabou (local) ~ Upward and Outward ~ Coaxial Chaos (new) ~ Realicide Records ~ 2019
2:39 am Gabber Eleganza ~ Hardcore Soul Mixtape ~ Hardcore Soul (new) ~ Never Sleep ~ 2019
2:58 am Ilsa Gold ~ Up ~ Regretten? Rien! ~ Mego ~ 1993
3:04 am CDR ~ Cdr 155 Beat ~ You Know Shit Shit? (new) ~ Placenta Recordings ~ 2019
3:08 am I Broke My Robot ~ Exit Routine ~ Disobey EP (new) ~ Bandcamp ~ 2019
3:11 am DMX Krew ~ Metal Mod Beat ~ Glad To Be Sad (new) ~ Hypercolour ~ 2019
3:14 am Aārp ~ Gemmae II ~ Novae Gemmae EP (new) ~ InFiné ~ 2019
3:18 am Solenoid ~ Xepo ~ Services Rendered ~ Emanate Records ~ 2000
3:23 am Internal Transfer ~ Cloaksphere (Version) ~ The Felt Presence LP (new) ~ Vanity Press Records ~ 2019
3:28 am Elton Fastbrook ~ Hard Flip ~ Mealtime ~ Planet Mu ~ 1997
3:34 am Rapoon ~ The Orwellian State ~ Little Rocketman and the Planet That Moved (new) ~ Klanggalerie ~ 2018
3:39 am
Tatira Birdsong Ghosts of Fall River (new) Inam Records 2019
3:43 am Turning Jewels into Water ~ Azul (for Nidia) ~ Map of Absences (new) ~ FPE ~ 2019
3:47 am Eki Shola ~ Funkonica ~ Possible (new) ~ self-released ~ 2019
3:51 am Jayda G ~ Missy Knows What’s Up ~ Significant Changes (new) ~ Ninja Tune ~ 2019
3:58 am Mr. Oizo ~ Flat Beat ~ 12″ ~ F Communications ~ 1999
4:04 am Charles Trees (local) ~ In Arms ~ 2019 (new) ~ Portage Garage Sounds ~ 2019
4:10 am Thomas Xu (local) ~ Standing Rock ~ Different Wisdoms (new) ~ Steady Flight Circle ~ 2019
4:14 am log(m) & Laraaji ~ Oregano In E Minor ~ The Onrush of Eternity (new) ~ Invisible, Inc. ~ 2019
4:20 am Toshifumi Hinata ~ Chaconne ~ Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990 ~ Light in the Attic ~ 1985
4:25 am Mort Garson ~ Swingin’ Spathiphyllums ~ Mother Earth’s Plantasia ~ Sacred Bones ~ 1976
4:37 am Throwaway (local) ~ The Brilliant Society of the Illustrious Mule ~ mp3 (new) ~ self-released ~ 2019
4:39 am Heart of the Ghost ~ American Dirt ~ II (new) ~ Dagoretti Records ~ 2019
4:49 am Grandmaster Masese ~ Orogena ~ 7″ (new) ~ Dagoretti Records ~ 2019
4:53 am Asnakech Worku ~ Awkew Beneber ~ Asnakech ~ Awesome Tapes from Africa ~ 1975
4:58 am Kodo ~ Yumi-Ga-Hama ~ Best of Kodo ~ TriStar Music ~ 1988
5:03 am Forrest Fang ~ Archipelago ~ World Diary ~ Ominous Thud ~ 1992
5:12 am Elliot Sheedy ~ Flu-Shot Season ~ Cowboy Microwave Music (new) ~ Fire Pines Records ~ 2019
5:17 am Efrim Manuel Menuck & Kevin Doria ~ A Humming Void an Emptied Place ~ Are Sing Sinck, Sing (new) ~ Constellation ~ 2019
5:23 am Shlohmo ~ Ungrateful ~ The End (new) ~ Friends of Friends ~ 2019
5:33 am Budos Band ~ Peak of Eternal Night ~ V (new) ~ Daptone ~ 2019
5:36 am Berlin Taxi ~ Last Night ~ Contract (new) ~ self-released ~ 2019
5:40 am Xeno & Oaklander ~ Insomnia ~ Hypnos (new) ~ Dais ~ 2019
5:44 am Light Conductor ~ Light Conductor ~ Sequence One (new) ~ Constellation ~ 2019
5:50 am Joni Void ~ Persistence ~ Mise En Abyme (new) ~ Constellation ~ 2019
5:56 am Janek Schaefer ~ Round in Circles ~ What Light There Is Tells Us Nothing (new) ~ Temporary Residence Ltd. ~ 2019

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