Saturday, 30 October 2010

Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

Flying Lotus, a.k.a. FlyLo, is a producer/"laptop" musician from Cali. After his first album 1983, he became known as one of the better hip-hop instrumental producers out there. Even before all that, he used to produce the music for AdultSwim's inter-show segments (not surprising seeing as how AS is obsessed with Dilla/DOOM and eclectic underground hip-hop). Cosmogramma is different because it's not entirely focused on hip-hop, but a myriad of genres. An interesting, experimental mix of ambient, IDM, jazz, trip-hop and more, Cosmogramma is a beautiful album and has immense replay value.

ampere- the first five years

I must say, I'm really settling in nicely with the whole "intelligent" segment of bands within hardcore. First, Dangers, then Orchid, now Ampere. Might seem like it undermines the whole punk mentality, but really, fuck it, I love when one's aesthetic side merges with the intellectual side. Brilliant.


Saturday, 23 October 2010

Raymond Scott - Manhattan Research, Inc.

"the music you are listening to is completely electronic and has been created & produced on equipment designed and manufactured by manhattan research, in a vision of raymond scott enterprises, inc."

p.s. the song "lightworks" on cd-1 is where dilla got his samples for lightworks on his album donuts.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

My dinner with Andre(1981)

I'm going to post this just because. Hopefully this might catch on.

Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant. Gregory, a theater director from New York, is the more talkative of the pair. He relates to Shawn his tales of dropping out, traveling around the world, and experiencing the variety of ways people live, such as a monk who could balance his entire weight on his fingertips. Shawn listens avidly, but questions the value of Gregory's seeming abandonment of the pragmatic aspects of life.

dl while it's still being seeded

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

J:Ward-More Bears on Berkeley Campus

From Concord, California (East Bay Area). Since 2009. No genres, No limitations, just jams.

Might seem to some as an amateurish version of the great Gospel.


(I really don't want to engage in semantics here, but methinks the prog-rock tag doesn't really apply here, or at least not in the way it would to Gospel.)
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