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August 8, 2005 at 10:46 pm #2867Streed_303Participant
For any of the Tech-Heads out there, you know I am referencing the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer (August, 8… 8/08… get it?). And yes, many of you will know the impact this piece of equipment has on electronic music as we know it… From smooth ballads to booty shakers (heck there are a few country songs that have used the 808!!!!) its sound has left quite a legacy. So, get in your car and blast Marvin Gaye’s ‘Sexual Healing’ or Afrika Bambaata’s ‘Planet Rock’. And for those you familiar with the Christopher Watkin SNL skit, yes, it is ok to ask for MORE COWBELL! 808 cowbell that is!
Anyway, a bunch of new releases are making their way onto the RPM shelves…
Annie Anniemal Big Beat
Bliss Quiet Letters (U.S. Edition) Quango
Death In Vegas Zugaga (remixes) The Lab
Emotional Joystick Plays Zod
Kyven Part of Love http://www.kyven.com
Lali Puna I Thought I Was Over That Morr
Rare, Remixed and B sides
Minotaur Shock Maritime 4AD
Mutamassuk Definative Works Soundink
Ohn In The End, All Things Begin Ill Dough
Proem Negative Merk
Royksopp The Understanding Astral Werks
Semaphore Make Laughing Shadow
STS9 ARTiFACT ReMixes vol1 1320 Records
The Free Design The Now Sound Light In The
The Juan Maclean Tito’s Way DFA-Astral Werks
Various American Rag CIE Quango
Various The Kings of House BBE/ Rapster
(Compiled by Masters at Work)
Zuco 103 Whaa! Six Degrees
Out of this list, releases that stand out are Annie’s Anniemal (I think you got the hint from last post!) and Royksopp’s “The Understanding”.
If you liked the Decomposure, you’re going to love the Emotional Joystick. There is live Rhodes over the electronic perculations to make it more accessable.
Minotaur Shock’s release Maritime has a couple of thigns going for it. First , its on 4AD. I think that gives it a built in audience. and they say if you like Boards of Canada, you will also like this one. I will agree.
Zugaga (remixes) by Death In Vegas has this sort of Kraftwerk meets the Knight Rider theme going on. It works with The Juan Maclean single Tito’s way.
If you liked the earlier compilation “The Kings of Funk” or the “Maestro” mix; it is in your best interest to explore “The Kings of House”. This is a two disc set where each of the Masters (at work) compile their favorite house gems.
And, the biggest suprise is The Free Design’s “The Now Sound Redesigned” on Light In The Attic. This late 60’s brother / sister – soft psyh / bubblegum / now sound group is remixed by the likes of Madlib, Stereolab, Peanut Butter Wolf, Danger Mouse, Koushik, Kid Koala, and many more. I think you can sense my excitement.
I could go on more, but the best thing to do is keep listening. 90.9FM WCNI, New London…
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