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april mix

Posted in music by hydeph on April 27, 2009
Message in the clouds by James Jordan (@Flickr)

Message in the clouds by James Jordan (@Flickr)

I started with 3 songs in mind from artists I’ve seen most recently (The Books, Efterklang, Peter Broderick) then filled in the rest. This should be a pretty mellow group so if you feel the urge to dance to more than 2 songs something has gone horribly wrong. Please visit the service desk for a refund.

Stream this @ 8tracks.
Download a zip of mp3s w/ playlist (9 songs, 48min)

1. B.Fleischmann – As If from “Welcome Tourist” (6:04)
2. Tokyo Police Club – Be Good (RAC Remix) (2:46)
3. Mice Parade – Galileo from “Ramda” (6:15)
4. The Album Leaf – An Interview from “An Orchestrated Rise to Fall” (2:33)
5. The Shins – Sleeping Lessons (RAC Remix) (4:18)
6. The Books – There is No There from “The Lemon of Pink” (3:37)
7. Efterklang – Swarming from “Tripper” (6:32)
8. Múm – The Land Between Solar Systems from “Finally We Are No One” (11:59)
9. Peter Broderick – Games Again from “Roscoe” (4:03)

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go get your laptop. make some music.

Posted in music by hydeph on March 26, 2009

Music is a symbolic art. A painter gets the sensory feedback immediately, but musicians are used to writing things on paper and hearing them later. So they have to deal with symbols, things that are some distance away from where they are at the sensory level. It might be why music was the first of the arts to make so much artistic use of the computer.

John Chowning, composer via AMS.org

Lazer Sword by Jelle Spanjaard

Lazer Sword by Jelle Spanjaard

Anyone catch Mary Anne Hobbs on xlr8r tv a few episodes back? She talks about the connection West coast blap/glitch hop/whatever has to the UK dubstep scene. Throughout the episode she drops a lot of names to seek out if you’re looking for new (and some older) electronic music. I like a lot of the stuff these guys put out because they tend to sit in the sweet spot between doing something progressive and just making a fun mess. Here are a few favorites I’ve culled from my ipod.

Lazer Sword – Robot Koch vs Cerebral Vortex (LZRSWRDRMX) (4:07) Myspace
The Gaslamp Killer – 10 (0:44) from “I Spit on Your Grave” Mix gaslampkiller.comMyspace
Flying Lotus – Breath. Something/Stellar ST (3:20) from “Los Angeles” flying-lotus.comMyspace
Flying Lotus – Sleepy Dinosaur (1:55) from “Los Angeles” flying-lotus.comMyspace