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Potholes In My Blog + Music Nerdery = Oh My God. This dude @SBTRKT does not suck. At ALL.

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Holy shit son. Holy shit. How I’m feeling about this is real. This album is The Electronic Future. The Techno Way and the light.
SBTRKT basically just came through and make me like some shit that I usually dont like. And were passing “like” status. Were getting to “playing this shit daily” type-love. Its serious. Real talk? Fuck all that Frank Ocean shit.

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You need to listen to Quadron right fast. Links:

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Quick post, but an awesome post.

Ambient, soulful, electronic, fairly kickass. After seeing Quadron mentioned in my timeline a few days ago by some great friends, I was quickly reminded of how amazing Quadron is, and how I have not yet made a post to appreciate that awesome. A Denmark Duo, these kids have been churning out jams for the better part of the last two years. And if they can keep sounding like this, I will keep acting like I care.

Yeah.
Ima go listen to this for a while. You guys tell me what you think. And its real easy with disqus down there now. lol.

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May 31, 2011 at 12:05 pm

You know that awesome song in that New Honda CRV Commercial? It's Mr. Little Jeans – "Rescue Song (RAC Remix)." Links:

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Yeah. Not what I was expecting either. Wow.

This one I actually had to look up. Did it two weeks ago, but were just now catching up with my own musically overactive brain. Thought I should take the time to post it up here and now before I forgot what it was again. Popping up in the Honda CRV “Forecast” Commercial, I figured I could take the time to find out what it was so I can replay the sh*t out of it at any given time. Songs name? “The Rescue Song.” And its Mr. Little Jean. And yeah. Not a guy. Shes a rather beautiful lady with beautiful electronica/trance/synth 808-laced composed song that has my attention at the moment. I’m glad I looked her up. Finding her Soundcloud page was an victory of gigantic proprotions, discovering awesome remakes of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” all over her page. Along with other awesomeness. I’m a fan, hope she keeps it up.

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F6536458 Rescue Song (RAC Remix) by Mr Little Jeans

Enjoy.

My latest review for Potholes in My Blog: Warm Ghost | Uncut Diamond EP. Come Support Your Girl.

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Once again, so honored that someone thinks my writing is decent enough to front it on their site. And humbled.
This weeks review? Warm Ghost. A lo-fi shoegazing indie group I hadn’t really heard of previously. This one was kind of tough admittedly… this is honestly the first time in a very LONG time that I’ve had to do a review on something I really just wasnt feeling. And I tried. I always try. But this just isn’t up my alley. I tried to be nice about it and get exactly to WTF I didn’t like. I’m not that good at hating on people shit, essentially.

Read, leave a comment over at Potholes for me, and as always, critique the writings. Always trying to expand and grow, kids.

Warm Ghost – Uncut Diamond EP
Partisan Records: 2011

Paul Duncan has a brief, yet fairly impressive musical history that pre-dates the creation of his newest and latest side project Warm Ghost. Prior to recruiting members of Oliver Chapoy (Aarktica, Saxon Shore, Helado Negro) to team up in the name of shoegazing glory, Duncan built a diverse back catalogue and a successful career as a singer/songwriter for several amazing bands on the scene, from Tortoise to Grizzly Bear. So when time came for him to recruit top-tier musicians to help construct the concept behind his Uncut Diamond EP, it’s safe to assume it wasn’t that difficult to pull some strings. The end result, however? An experimental clusterfuck of synth pop, cold wave and electronic sounds that I’m still not too sure what to do with yet.

So while I’m not new to Paul Duncan as a musician, I am completely new to this sound and style he’s attempting to build for himself. Duncan and company call it an “intricately arranged shimmering sonic world of twisting words and melodies.” Some of my buddies called it “8-Bit NES Emo Music.” What I’m hearing is a lot of fuzz and feedback that layers intense and lush synth compositions, TONS of experimental pedal effects, and dark lo-fi distortion that occasionally lead into songs that sound like extended intros to Phil Collins’ records. Songs likeWithout A Dancer and the epically titled Let My Angst Unfold in the Water like a Hounds Tongue wander in between odes to Depeche Mode, ’70s disco and AFX pedal reverb sounds. But not even the fan-adored song and video for Open the Wormhole in Your Heart” could capture my attention. There’s still a certain something that is missing on this project. To directly reference the Uncut Diamond title, this album needs a bit more polish for me.

For some, the lo-fi synth-pop shoegaze experience is probably what draws you to Warm Ghost in the first place. While I hear the direction in which they are heading, recognize the talent behind the project and what they are trying to execute, it needs a cleaner, tighter, mastered sound before they completely capture my attention. Granted, this is an EP, so there’s tons of hope that their actual album (if it happens) will be much more focused, less moody, with some clean studio mastering on it. Maybe then I’ll check again.

If you’re into bands like White Moth, Echo Lake or Team Ghost, than this is going to be right up your alley, and you’ll probably rate it higher than I did. Not all art appeals to everyone, which is as it should be regardless of its quality. It might appeal to you, however.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

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Tryinta get better.
Tell me your thoughts.

My latest review for Potholes in My Blog: Warm Ghost | Uncut Diamond EP. Come Support Your Girl.

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Once again, so honored that someone thinks my writing is decent enough to front it on their site. And humbled.
This weeks review? Warm Ghost. A lo-fi shoegazing indie group I hadn’t really heard of previously. This one was kind of tough admittedly… this is honestly the first time in a very LONG time that I’ve had to do a review on something I really just wasnt feeling. And I tried. I always try. But this just isn’t up my alley. I tried to be nice about it and get exactly to WTF I didn’t like. I’m not that good at hating on people shit, essentially.

Read, leave a comment over at Potholes for me, and as always, critique the writings. Always trying to expand and grow, kids.

Warm Ghost – Uncut Diamond EP
Partisan Records: 2011

Paul Duncan has a brief, yet fairly impressive musical history that pre-dates the creation of his newest and latest side project Warm Ghost. Prior to recruiting members of Oliver Chapoy (Aarktica, Saxon Shore, Helado Negro) to team up in the name of shoegazing glory, Duncan built a diverse back catalogue and a successful career as a singer/songwriter for several amazing bands on the scene, from Tortoise to Grizzly Bear. So when time came for him to recruit top-tier musicians to help construct the concept behind his Uncut Diamond EP, it’s safe to assume it wasn’t that difficult to pull some strings. The end result, however? An experimental clusterfuck of synth pop, cold wave and electronic sounds that I’m still not too sure what to do with yet.

So while I’m not new to Paul Duncan as a musician, I am completely new to this sound and style he’s attempting to build for himself. Duncan and company call it an “intricately arranged shimmering sonic world of twisting words and melodies.” Some of my buddies called it “8-Bit NES Emo Music.” What I’m hearing is a lot of fuzz and feedback that layers intense and lush synth compositions, TONS of experimental pedal effects, and dark lo-fi distortion that occasionally lead into songs that sound like extended intros to Phil Collins’ records. Songs likeWithout A Dancer and the epically titled Let My Angst Unfold in the Water like a Hounds Tongue wander in between odes to Depeche Mode, ’70s disco and AFX pedal reverb sounds. But not even the fan-adored song and video for Open the Wormhole in Your Heart” could capture my attention. There’s still a certain something that is missing on this project. To directly reference the Uncut Diamond title, this album needs a bit more polish for me.

For some, the lo-fi synth-pop shoegaze experience is probably what draws you to Warm Ghost in the first place. While I hear the direction in which they are heading, recognize the talent behind the project and what they are trying to execute, it needs a cleaner, tighter, mastered sound before they completely capture my attention. Granted, this is an EP, so there’s tons of hope that their actual album (if it happens) will be much more focused, less moody, with some clean studio mastering on it. Maybe then I’ll check again.

If you’re into bands like White Moth, Echo Lake or Team Ghost, than this is going to be right up your alley, and you’ll probably rate it higher than I did. Not all art appeals to everyone, which is as it should be regardless of its quality. It might appeal to you, however.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

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Tryinta get better.
Tell me your thoughts.

Sleigh Bells. If you don't know by now, Just listen to the glory.

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Sound: Thrashing Guitars over Hard 808 Drums and Hip Hop Beats, Melodic Electronica and Synths with airy Vocals. Basically Everything I ever loved.
Album: Treats (2010)

Why?
Dude, if you haven’t heard the hype behind these kids, you’ve been MIA for a while. Speaking of MIA, she’s the one who signed these two crazy kids, who were musicians for long periods of times before randomly meeting through one of their moms who happened to know the other one via her favorite Brazilian restaurant. Fate and Destiny are a powerful thing… because it sounds like these kids were meant to be.  In a serious way. With songs that range from Dance Pop you could put on in a club, Hip Hop Influenced beats that sound like they could come off your favorite rap album, an synth-out edge they add to her voice… It’s just win. An awesome mix of The Ting Tings and Blood Red Shoes.

Seriously. Listen to ONE of these songs and tell me it’s not winning.

 You listen to it below, or watch the rather awesome Official Music Video by clicking Here, since the YouTube Nazism Continues.

Hip Hop + Electronica and Synths =

The Theme Song for MTV’s new Teenage Sexfest, “Skins”

Other Random awesome that confirms how I’m feeling right now. Also, possibly the creation of a whole new Genre.

Yeah. They go motherfucking hard. Dig through their YouTube. Heard about these kids a few months back, when my friend did an awesome interview with The New York Times. But it wasnt until recently when I accidentally ran across a link to them did I realize the glory. And I’m glad I got on it. You need to get on it too.

Enjoy. I did.

Sleigh Bells. If you don’t know by now, Just listen to the glory.

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I'll be wearing out their album for a while.

Sound: Thrashing Guitars over Hard 808 Drums and Hip Hop Beats, Melodic Electronica and Synths with airy Vocals. Basically Everything I ever loved.
Album: Treats (2010)

Why?
Dude, if you haven’t heard the hype behind these kids, you’ve been MIA for a while. Speaking of MIA, she’s the one who signed these two crazy kids, who were musicians for long periods of times before randomly meeting through one of their moms who happened to know the other one via her favorite Brazilian restaurant. Fate and Destiny are a powerful thing… because it sounds like these kids were meant to be.  In a serious way. With songs that range from Dance Pop you could put on in a club, Hip Hop Influenced beats that sound like they could come off your favorite rap album, an synth-out edge they add to her voice… It’s just win. An awesome mix of The Ting Tings and Blood Red Shoes.

Seriously. Listen to ONE of these songs and tell me it’s not winning.

Rocked out Song You listen to it below, or watch the rather awesome Official Music Video by clicking Here, since the YouTube Nazism Continues.

Hip Hop + Electronica and Synths =

The Theme Song for MTV’s new Teenage Sexfest, “Skins”

Other Random awesome that confirms how I’m feeling right now. Also, possibly the creation of a whole new Genre.

Yeah. They go motherfucking hard. Dig through their YouTube. Heard about these kids a few months back, when my friend did an awesome interview with The New York Times. But it wasnt until recently when I accidentally ran across a link to them did I realize the glory. And I’m glad I got on it. You need to get on it too.

Enjoy. I did.

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