Thinking back about what was probably the biggest turning point for me musicially was hearing and seeing Beck in his New Pollution video. I remember the first time i watched it all the way thru, i loved the way he dressed and how he performed the song in the video and then the video started going all over the place and i thought it was genius, every second of it from the Gainsbourg references to the all out odd moments where that wrestler is drinking milk. Well now he is still all over the place but it all still sounds like Beck. This new track off his latest LP has really grabbed me, its not as imaginative as New Pollution but that’s fine, it holds its own.
If you ever wanted to hear Moroder just do something like Spinal Tap’s Space Jazz Odyssey but way way better the new Lindstrøm LP which is only 3 songs but all 3 are over 10 mins does a perfect job. Lovely melodies but some i think i remember from other songs like this one sounds like a track from the movie Blood Sport which isn’t a bad thing trust me that soundtrack is pretty solid.
One person that’s on fire right now is DJ Koze, some of the best tracks coming out are from him, he does nice poppy late night remix for Matias Aguayo.
This last song i posted because i don’t have the original on this computer but i thought you might enjoy this remix of it. Part of me just wants to wait and get Kate Bush’s original up but the Chromatic’s kept it about the original and not about them which i liked.
Beck – Youthless[audio:youthless.mp3]
Lindstrøm – The Long Way Home[audio:longway.mp3]
Matias Aguayo – Minimal (DJ Koze Radio Edit)[audio:minimal.mp3]
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill(Chromatics edit)[audio:running.mp3]
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Theo says:August 22, 2008 at 12:01 pm
I don’t know if this is cool or not, but the Amazon MP3 store has the Lindstrøm for only $2.99:
Joshua says:August 22, 2008 at 12:08 pm
New Pollution always has been one of my favourites by Beck, and Youthless is now up there too.
Ryan says:August 22, 2008 at 12:47 pm
Beck’s Modern Guilt LP (albeit a very short LP!) is IMO the best of 2008.
I consistently enjoy your streaming track posts, Jakub, thanks. I’ve even purchased some music based on your recommendations!
I just wish they were a little better written…
NAVIS says:August 22, 2008 at 12:48 pm
I’m a huge fan of Beck but his new album isn’t doing it for me. That and I’m not too keen on Danger Mouse. Perhaps it’ll grow on me. A few tracks are solid but the last leg of the album is dry.
Aleksander Dahl says:August 22, 2008 at 1:57 pm
Lindstrøm is just beautiful!
barry says:August 22, 2008 at 2:38 pm
the chromatics is a ersion rather then an edit i reckon!
the lindstrom album is great, best thing since i feel space, i think hes been outshone by prins thomas since then.
have you listened to the new dj koze on irr?deep stuff. an absolute top dj aswell as producer, catch him if you get a chance. speaking of matthias aguayo, check out his mini mix on the allez allez blog, trippy house.
Renzo says:August 22, 2008 at 5:10 pm
I’m definitely cought in the net of the new Beck’s LP, it’s perfect it features such a well balanced variety of sounds and styles, yet it’s so distinctively “Beck”. Yup, the guy sits well in the category of genius! Enjoy Modern Guilt (the title by itself is a gem)
Kyle says:August 23, 2008 at 7:54 am
chromatics version improves on the original ten-fold.
Joel says:January 7, 2009 at 6:37 pm
im addicted to the kate bush song…after reading the lyrics…
Joel Nealy says:December 19, 2010 at 10:19 pm
I came all the way back to this post to “like” it.
First time I heard that Beck song…I flipped.