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Clear Cut – Arovane’s Mix

Posted by Scott

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This 2001 remix of Bomb The Bass & Lali Puna’s Clear Cut comes from the oft overlooked German IDM genius Uwe Zahn, better known as Arovane. If you haven’t heard of him, get Atol Scrap and enjoy the some of the finest electronic this side of the millennium.

Bomb The Bass & Lali Puna – Clear Cut (Arovane’s Mix)

The album covers pictured above have absolutely nothing to do with the song other than the fact that they are Lali Puna albums and since I probably won’t ever post any Lali Puna music here I figured this was my only shot at getting these nice designs up.

Royksopp & Erlend Oye: Smiths Cover

Posted by Jakub

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This track is off the Erlend Oye’s DJ Kicks compilation it’s a Royksopp track that Erlend Oye sang Smith lyric’s over and the group Silicon Soul did a remix of it, kinda crazy right? but i guess when everyone is all on electronic music making program’s things like this can happen overnight by just sharing files so that everyone can get to the parts of the song. The end of the song is the starting of another song, i can’t find the song by itself, i think it was exclusive to the CD, hope you enjoy.

Royksopp & Erlend Oye – Poor Leno (Silicon Soul Hypno House Dub)

New Tycho Single & Shop

Posted by Scott

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The new Tycho single "Adrift / From Home" is now available direct from the MP3 shop in DRM-Free 320Kbps MP3 format. It was previously available exclusively through iTunes but can now be purchased at the new Tychomusic Shop and all other major digital music retailers. You can also purchase all the other Tycho releases at the Shop.

If you had previously purchased MP3s direct through the old system you may know that it was far from perfect. The new shop has been rebuilt from the ground up and functions far better than the previous system with instant downloads and full user account control.

In case you missed it the first time around, below are some clips of the songs from the new single. You can hear the full version of Adrift at the Tycho Myspace page.

Tycho – Adrift (clip)

Tycho – From Home (clip)

Engineers: Let’s Just See

Posted by Jakub

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I love it when an album cover makes me jealous, usually this means that there was art direction on top of a great vision for the music. This self titled Engineers release came out in 2005 and got alil bit of love but was overshadowed by bigger names like Interpol, Phoenix, and The Editors. I think they sounded more like Telefon Tel Aviv or Air at times, definitely a great record to look for, i had to pick up a physical copy so i could have the art too.

Engineers – Let’s Just See

Casino Versus Japan: Marilyn Set Me Free

Posted by Jakub

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You may know Casino versus Japan from his track It’s Very Sunny from an older Hummer Commercial or just because his music could be compared to Scott’s earlier Tycho releases. I love him for his lo-fi crunchy bass, shoegaze approach to all the atmosphere in the background, and his lush looped melodies like in this song "Marilyn Set Me Free".

Casino Versus Japan – Marilyn Set Me Free

It Pays To Have a Designer In The Band

Posted by Scott

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Matt Maust is the Bassist for Cold War Kids and a great designer as well. Their album Robbers & Cowards has really been a sleeper hit for me. I first became aware of them a while back but sort of thought Hospital Beds was cool and left it at that. But lately I’ve been working to the record and really enjoying it as a whole.

Today I checked on their site to see what they were all about and was greeted by the lovely image you see above. Once inside it just gets better. I’m always a sucker for the big-gothic-type-on-photographs motif, and here it’s done very well. Even with the most talented designers, a lot of the time you can see through to the fact that the artwork for a band was project / money driven. In the case of an outfit like Cold War Kids, I think the (literally) DIY design ethic shines through to great effect. But at the end of the day, it’s not how you look as a band, it’s how you sound.

Cold War Kids – Hang Me Out To Dry

Gas: Nah Und Fern

Posted by Jakub

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Kompakt Records just re-released Gas – Nah Und Fern earlier this month which is a collection of all 4 CD’s he released in the late 90′s on the legendary ambient Mille Plateaux imprint. All 4 releases became available this month as a beautiful box set collection. This cover art is from one of my favorite later releases called “Pop” which is on both LP and CD version of the release. The way i always visualized Wolfgang Voigt’s music is if you sat in a flat plain with tall dry grass and watched an old locomotive chug along about a half mile away, each track on this album has a similar feel to this, maybe its the soft kick drum in the background or the constant dull bell. If you don’t mind repetition and can sit and enjoy the small additions and changes in these tracks while you let the song play all the way thru as you do something else(work) than you will get alot out of this kind of music.

Gas – Untitled (Pop 4)

Sigur Ros: Gobbledigook

Posted by Jakub

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One band that i might say is one of my favorites but i probably don’t listen to enough unless i’m in the right mood is Sigur Ros. This is the new single off their new record called Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (English translation: with a buzz in our ears we play endlessly) which is out next Tuesday June 23rd. Personally, i love this song it reminds me of some great tracks off Animal Collective – Sung Tongs.

Sigur Ros: Gobbledigook

I couldn’t find a good quality version of the Gobbledigook video but this gives me a chance to post one of my favorite videos by them which is off the last record, the song is called: Glósóli.