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Posted by Jakub

The Sight Below
I have some new favorites to share, some unreleased but downloadable here and some that the original might of come out before we we’re born.

I know it says Alan Parson’s Project but don’t pass this up because there’s this talented musician that does amazing edits to songs called Pilooski. Almost everything i’ve heard by him is worth picking up. This one is my favorite, its a 8+ min slow burn.

I’m not sure if you’ve been in the record stores last week but the Wolfgang Voigt – Gas – CD+Book hit the shelves. It’s probably worth every penny plus it has unreleased Gas material on the CD. I bring this up because debuting his first release is The Sight Below which has a very similar feel except it’s more guitar/shoegaze based. He is giving away a 3 track EP for free, definitely worth downloading and each track features a different cover compliments of Michael Cina from WeWorkForThem. You can also see him debut Live with Tycho in Seattle in September.

As for this The Blue Nile track it’s a deep slow jam from 1989 that i heard this Friday night around 4 am at a bar in Brooklyn called Coco 66. I have a feeling this sound will be redone by DFA post Hercules and Love Affair maybe late 2009. Also, it reminds me of the tracks by Hatchback and Rollmottle that i posted earlier this month.

Alright, now something upbeat and catchy, Sweden’s Tennishero is in the same vein as maybe early Royksopp, the dangerous thing is how this vocal gets stuck in your head. One thing i love about the formula for this track is that its a dance track but he keeps it close to pop music length. If all this melodic dance music that i think is better than most top 40 ever wanted to get bigger people need shorter edits and it could probably make a great impact in the music industry but the versions that come out are usually 6 mins+ which is enough time to take a great melody and wear it out.

The Alan Parsons Project – I Robot (Pilooski Edit)

The Sight Below – With Her Kiss (I’d Pass The Sky)

The Blue Nile – The Downtown Lights

Tennishero – Midnight Love (Original)

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Alex / HeadUp says:

August 18, 2008 at 2:34 pm

I’ve been listening to the Tennishero song on repeat for the past hour…so catchy, you’re right about getting the vocal stuck in your head haha. Until now, I had only heard Tennishero’s other single, Alone, which I wasn’t as big on as I am with this track. I am big on anything Scandinavian, especially their house/lounge music, although it’s a bit more vocal pop/house-sounding. Plej and Koop are two of my favs.

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Glenford says:

August 19, 2008 at 8:16 pm

whoa, i’m a big gas man, and i actually just found out last night that new retrospective thing is coming out on raster-noton which means the packaging and mastering is going to be a1 sauce…and this sight below guy is pretty tasty. thanks for the heads up