Com Truise + Emeralds + Gold Panda + JDSY

Posted by Jakub

Artwork for Com Truise

Today I find IDM being picked up where it left off but it can’t be called IDM ever again. Either way I can see indie rockers, pitchfork and many blogs loving this “new” sound.

Someone kindly suggested Com Truise the other day in a comment, man this stuff is soo soo good, instrumentally its super tasty like biting into a 7 layer cake made completely out of honey in slow motion.

This Emeralds track is epic and beautiful, I should of also posted its album cover, the under saturated VHS screenshot like photo is pretty nice.

When I first heard this Gold Panda intro I immediate thought it would draw the Passion Pit crowd but that reference is something that is more relevant to hip teens today. For the long time electronic fans that I think that will enjoy this are the ones that loved early Four Tet magically working with The Field, the samples have a happy tone plus there is more diversity in the back and forth the song offers in the sequencing.

JDSY’s track Lighter has hints of beauty sprinkled all thru the song, the backing for the intro are these shakey breathes, his singing might be the best from a post IDM’er plus the subject he’s singing about isn’t just stuff that makes people want to party but he actually has some substance , and the melody is made up of just oddball sounds that he puts to work and makes them sound great.

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Bleep01 says:

June 17, 2010 at 10:39 am

check out Com Truise’s “Komputer Cast” podcast on I-tunes. Killer track selection and/or funky time.


Kyle says:

June 17, 2010 at 11:06 am

This is an excellent playlist! I am playing it again and again. Your playlists are responsible for keeping me awake for all of the designs I do for my city.


Asif says:

June 17, 2010 at 11:23 am

haven’t been able to go to any of the other tracks yet cuz I put com truise on loop. worked out that I had to image hunt for pics from the mars rover site for the last twenty minutes too.


Chris says:

June 17, 2010 at 12:02 pm

This has to be the most hilarious description I’ve ever seen:

“…like biting into a 7 layer cake made completely out of honey in slow motion.”


Topher says:

June 17, 2010 at 5:37 pm

My vote for best post-IDM-er without a doubt goes to Tim Exile. The man has invented live electronica. ‘The Listening Tree’ is by far one of the best albums I’ve ever heard, let alone IDM-based. JDSY is quite solid by my standards, but Tim Exile takes that 7 layer cake.


Jonathan says:

June 18, 2010 at 4:45 am

Three things:

1) Thanks for the Com track. The late 90s – mid 00s was an IDM golden age.

2) Love your blog. A lot. Seriously great design work here.

3) Without wanting to come across as a wanker, one thing I can’t stand is the use of the word ‘of’ instead of ‘have’.
‘I should of also posted its album cover’
‘I should have also posted its album cover’

Thanks for introducing me to some brilliant designers.


Ashraf Ali says:

June 18, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Holy fucking shit. How the hell was that Com Truise track so amazing. I literally melted into the music and its so hard to explain.


AndresM says:

June 19, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Hey Jakub! dude. on the same page AGAIN.
Candy Shoppe is the track that inspired my Memory Songs mix I posted on my blog last week. Download it and check it out.
Lovin the Com Truise too. I’ll have to grab that for a later mix ;)