Tuesday, September 28, 2010

dr rob:sorting out my sevens-for elliot smith

So if you thought this blog is feeling a bit dead lately well i can't really blame you.Posting tracks is not my favourite thing lately.At some point i felt that almost every thing out there is blogged or exposed in some way or another so it's really hard staying original after some point.So there comes a time when you got to stop and think,oh there is so much beautiful music out there to listen and enjoy instead of spending time trying to find what has been kept secret from the blogosphere.I mean sometimes i prefer relaxing and listening to a Mazzy Star record instead of digging amongst rare electronic records from Greek artists.This is a fine example of that kind of spirit by a really good friend of this blog and a real music aficionado,Dr Rob from Tokyo.Rob sent me this mix last year bit i never posted it because i thought it was a bit melancholic at the time.It turned out to be one my favourite mixes from Rob and a really personal as well.If i could i would prefer Rob doing the intro to his mix in the beautiful way he usually does.Anyway this is a selection of downer pop 7 inches mixed together on a half drunk night.Let your heart run free and enjoy this beautiful mix.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

the light

So,at last here is a chance for me to write something except posting just songs and being silent.This is a quite special occasion for what i believe is an exceptional case of new music is finally getting a proper release.For me the rather overlooked and impossible to get ''The Rose'' by The Laughing Light of Plenty was a glorious piece of ''baggy'' pop,the bastard child of Ian Brown and Shaun Ryder that sounded like a left out single from the New Fads with a new production.For me it still stands out as a rare case of real music in an ocean of releases of boring and unimaginative nu house,nu balearic,nu disco nu whatever and edits of songs that should never been messed with.After listening Flow Motion on Beats In Space show with guest Kenji Takimi was convinced that these guys are not joking around.Flow Motion is again captivating from the first listen and feels so familiar like listening to all your favourite records in one go.The album is shortly arriving so i would be prepared to order this as soon as posssible.The artwork alone is a reasonbuying if you not conveived by the music to invest in the best thing to be put on was lately.Follow the link below for good soundclips and a look at the art.