Monday 13 April 2009

Opinions Please

Picked up the latest Moxie release the other day and I'm struggling to decide whether I LOVE it or if I'm just confused by it. I admit half of the reason I ended up buying it was because of a bit of blind faith I have in the label - if they say it's good, a small part of me just wants to believe them without formulating my own opinion. And that doesn't happen with many (any?) other labels. This is just a vinyl rip I did which isn't brilliant (there's a mark running from outside to inside which I should have noticed...) but should do the job. The song is kinda warped, strange, noisy big disco funk. Very noisy. All I know is it has some kind of mystical effect on me which draws me right in. DO YOUR BIT PEOPLE, TELL ME WHAT TO THINK! But really give it a go before you judge.

Captain Hands - Dispel Disco

NB: Wrote this post about 4 days ago and have since decided the track is a winner. But share your thoughts.

Aside from this, I've been a big boy in the last week and have decided all by myself the new Lindstrom & Prins Thomas is simply remarkable. 'II' is pure aural bliss, I feel like my soul has been cleansed three times over. Or, if you're not into that kind of thing, maybe it's like a really thorough deep pore cleanser which has a beautiful vanilla scent and makes you feel total revitalisation. Because you're worth it. Their psychedelic spacey jams, such as Tirsagsjam which isn't on the album(?), stretch on and on launching you onto a beach party in outer space with starfish in moon boots playing mean drums and wacky synths. Thanks to 20jfg for this one.

Lindstrom & Prins Thomas - Tirsdagsjam (Lang Version)

Mmmm James Murphy & Pat Mahoney's Fabriclive will never age, and this song remains one of my favourites on the disc. It's a dark, plodding, brooding and grooving track with a kind of sinister humour about it. Not completely sold on some of the other Baby Oliver tracks I've heard, this one is a diamond in the rough.

Baby Oliver - Primetime (Uptown Express)

And I'll throw in this Cosmo Vitelli edit of a Skyy tune which is pretty dandy. I don't think it comes close to Raoul7000's breathtaking edit of Skyyzoo (back here) but it should keep you entertained enough. I don't have much/anything to say about it... Do toilets really mostly flush in E flat?

Skyy - First Time Around (Cosmo Vitelli Edit)

Hope you all had a killer Easter weekend!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the songs. :)

dario.zg said...

Thx for the tracks! The most impression left on me is exactly that last track; Skyy - First Time Around (CVE); maybe is the first "listening" in the game ...or I just enjoy those groovy sounds latelly at night?!¨Who could tell but ,anyway, thanks! Like Your blog & posted tracks so far; keep on!

Anonymous said...

capt hands. not gunna light up the floor...but building up to summut magic...well you cud do worse. i feel a remix to excentuate the good parts is in order. just need to buy/find a decent crack for my ableton d/l and then buy/find/steal/beg/borrow the necessary parts of the song and roberts ur mums brother!!!

andy webb said...

ok i'm pretty sure captain hands is daedalus which seals the deal for me. the man knows what he's doing.

Dom Terrace said...

That Dispel Disco is swank. Def not for everybody and something you'd need to build up to, but it is damn funk. If well placed, it could set people on fire. That closing bassline should be edited into the middle for a MONSTER break. Just imagine that bassline, a dead kick and a monster clap. yeah.

uncle mike said...

captain hands track is superb. thanks for sharing :D

Bennett said...

Thank you for posting that Cosmo remix. That mix that he made last october (or was it september) is soooo ice cold.

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Anonymous said...

I don't know if you have found this out by now yet, but the Captain Hands release is a rare side project of the Los Angeles based avant guard electronic musician Daedelus. This was his attempt at making his version of 'disco' music. If you look him up you will find the rest of his discography (apart from his most recent release) to be more IDM/ Experimental oriented.