14 avril 2010

5 Spring Albums You Need To Listen

Here's some forthcoming and released albums to give a listen to.

1.Groove Armada - Black Light (Cooking Vinyl)

Tracklist:
01. Look Me in the Eye Sister
02. Fall Silent
03. Just for Tonight
04. Not Forgotten
05. I Won't Kneel
06. Cards to Your Heart
07. Paper Romance
08. Warsaw
09. Shameless
10. Time & Space
11. History

Great pop electro tunes with a massive production.
"If you took the title Black Light at face value, you might think that this album would be filled with contradictions, clashing styles and conflicting aesthetics. That couldn't be further from the truth. Cato and Findlay have perfected their art by focusing on tighter songwriting and warmer, fuzzier production. Early fans might not recognize what defined the Groove Armada sound in the first place anymore, but there is still plenty of stylish ass-shaking to be had on here."
(RA)




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2.Ewan Pearson - We Are Proud Of Our Choices (Kompakt)


Tracklist:
01 . Lemonade - Bliss Out (Gold Panda Remix) / Pitch And Hold - We Have Come To Bless Dave Smith
02 . A Ldric - Birds On Tree
03 . Rmnvn - Uno
04 . Lusine - Cirrus
05 . Wah Chu Ku - T Times Too
06 . Yukihiro Fukotomi / Foog - Open Our Eyes (12 Inch Version)
07 . KiNK & Neville Watson - Full Flight
08 . Taron-Trekka - Shiroi
09 . Hot Natured - Equilibrium
10 . DXR - Fader Pushing Sunday
11 . Yosa - Margaret
12 . Gregor Tresher - The Life Wire (Petar Dundov Variation)
13 . Xenia Beliayeva - Analog Effekt
14 . Chris Fortier - Sunday Is A Travel Day (Ink & Needle's Skybed Remix)
15 . Al Usher - Silverhum (John Talabot's Wilderness Remix)
16 . B.D.I. - City & Industry (World Balloon Dub Mix)
17 . Little Dragon - Fortune (World Of Apples' Cosmic Edit)
18 . Bot'ox - Blue Steel


A really nice mix with a slow paced and progressive intro that brings you softly through the entire deep melodic tech-house selection.Kompakt did a good job leaving the controls to Ewan Pearson.
"But Pearson's tracklist also eschews both songs and pop remixes, the two choices that still guarantee a look-in from an audience with limited time for instrumental techno. Vocals surface mostly as ghostly shudders and robotic punctuation on tracks like Hot Natured's "Equilibrium" and Xenia Beliayeva's downright spooky "Analog Effekt". Perhaps true to his nature as a regularly gigging DJ, Pearson affirms himself as a drums man here, a fan of gleaming Euro-techno snares, static-ridden electro kicks, deep house woodblocks, and beyond. Pearson manages to choreograph rhythms of all sorts-- both rigid and fluid, ugly and beautiful, straight banging and downright delicate-- into one slowly unfolding dance."

(Pitchfork)


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3.Booka Shade - More! (Get Physical Music)

Tracklist:
01. Havanna Sex Dwarf
02. Donut (Interpretation)
03. Regenerate
04. The Door
05. Teenage Spaceman
06. Divine (feat. Yello)
07. Scaramanga
08. L.A. tely
09. Bad Love (feat. Chelonis R. Jones)
10. No Difference
11. This Is Not Time


Their Fifth album will be released in a few days.Haven't much listened to it right now, but it feels like it's a bit more dancefloor-oriented than "The Sun & The Neon Light" their last one.Hope it's for the best.
You can already check the single but i don't think it's one of the best track from the album :




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4.Agoria - Balance 016 (EQ Recordings)

Tracklist
Disc 1: Aller Retour
01. Gregg Kowalsky – Ashes From Evermore
02. Alva Noto – Monophaser 2 ++ DJ Koze – Lords of Panama
03. Mark Pritchard – ?
04. Manvoy de Saint Sadrill – Soeheniona
05. Tosca – Joe Si Ha
06. Emiliana Torrini – Gun
07. Agoria – Parasite 2
08. Arandel – inD#5
09. Justin – Columpnam
10. 19.454.18.5.25.5.18 – When I Think Of
11. Pom Pom – 10
12. Agoria – Altre Voci
13. Glimpse – Train in Austria Part 2
14. The Field – Over the Ice (Live mix)
15. Olibusta – La Pazz
16. Cubenx – Mis Dias Y Tus Noches
17. Felix Laband – Whisitling in Tongues (Todd Terje remix)
18. jozif – Back 2 My Roots (jozif’s 5o’clock Fabric Shadow edit)
19. Bibio – Jealous of Roses
20. LCD Soundystem – 45:33 (Trus'me remix)
21. Boozoo Bajou feat. Rumer – Same Sun (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) ++ Oxia – Less Time
22. Hatikvah – Synchronicty (Block Barley & Engin Ozturk Holmby Hills Remix)
23. Rio en Medio – The Last Child’s Tear
24. Tipper – Just as the Sun Went Down
25. Gregg Kowalsky – Ashes from Evermore ++ Alva Noto – Monophaser

Disc 2: Rising Sine

01. Sylvain Chauveau – Hurlements En Faveur De Serge T.
02. Aphrodite's Child- Loud Loud Loud
03. Taron Trekka – Shirol ++ Suedmilch – We Were
04. The Same – Szarpiesz Minerwa
05. Ogris Debris – G-Thong (You and Me remix)
06. Francesco Tristano – Knee for Thought
07. Different Gear – One Thing More (Dub mix)
08. Michael Forzza – Abstractor 2.0
09. Chris Carrier and Jef K – Morning
10. DVS1 – Running
11. Drama Society & Vladislav Delay – Almodrama
12. Agoria – Libellules
13. Avril – French Kiss
14. Gadi Mizrahi- I Know
15. Jonny Greenwood – Tehellet
16. Avril – French Kiss
17. Mark Broom – Twenty Nine (Broom 09 mix)
18. Einmusik – Atlantis
19. Perc & Passarella Death Squad – Temperature’s Rising
20. Aufgang – Sonar (Spitzer remix)
21. Shit Robot – Simple Things (Work it Out) (Serge Santiago remix)
22. Efdemin – Acid bells (Martyn remix)
23. 3 Chairs – No Drum Machine part 2
24. Kid A – Lonely
25. Sylvain Chauveau – Hurlements En Faveur De Serge T.


Well that one is huge!Definitely worth checking out, even if it received mixed reviews (from RA).Balance is a great series (remember Balance015 by Will Saul and Balance 014 by Joris Voorn last year).
"Yet Agoria's ability to elegantly, effortlessly mix song for song is key, and hearing the way he builds the mix track for track from pure calm to understated microhouse/glitch to celebratory grooves is its own reward. By the time beats are first quietly introduced on Manvoy de Saint Sadrill's "Soecheniona" he's already set the stage superbly, and when his own "Altre Voci" fully brings the mix up to its first moment of full exultance and release, he's earned the moment. The breakdown of the track listing itself is less relevant than the overall flow of the selections; this is a mix to digest as a piece, not as a formal list."


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5.MGMT - Congratulations (Columbia)

Tracklist:
1 It's Working
2 Song For Dan Treacy
3 Someone's Missing
4 Flash Delirium
5 I Found a Whistle
6 Siberian Breaks
7 Brian Eno
8 Lady Dada's Nightmare
9 Congratulations


The new MGMT is here!Quite weird but what's more sping/summerish than these gentle post-hippy new yorkers guitar riffs ?
"They're in love with 1970s art-rock, and they've immersed themselves in uncool subgenres like pop-psych and prog. And despite the lack of marquee songs, they've made, top to bottom, a more interesting and even better record this time out."
(Pitchfork)

Here you go!Five albums to listen to at least one time.Trees are blooming, we are warmer together under the sun, and pheromones is in the air, be sure to give these tunes a try by walking outdoor!


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