Ratatat + The Chap + Mu-Ziq + Khonnor

Posted by Jakub

4 unique music groups here that i really appreciate their outgoing styles. Ratatat really did a great take on what you can do with the slide guitar sound and removed it and put it into a song that i’m not thinking “oh here comes a slide guitar country song”. Instead, i have this relaxing and colorful performance in my head that makes me picture some Central American theatre.
This Chap song when i first heard it flipped my world upside down(side note: for the typography fans out there have you noticed you can spell the word upside down like this using other letters of the alphabet: umop apisdn) i was shocked on the pushing and pulling i was going thru to just listen to a song, from a guitar melody thats accompanied with this heavy low end to just them whispering over a casio. The second half they just throw everything at you like “what were you thinking? you think we were just gonna make a cute alittle song for you?” wrong, they were just messing with you like that Simian vs. Justice video when everyone wakes up and soo much craziness is going on.
I can’t believe i didnt use my Mu-ziq posting for his remix of Aphex Twin – On but this album cover above will always catch my eye and it was favorite of mine when i was getting in IDM. First, the beginning of this song FORGET ABOUT IT it’s from another planet, just so you know Radiohead i love you but that’s how a spinning plate sounds times a thousand and 300 meters in diameter. Second, that breakdown with the synth melody going back and forth with the drum programming, pssssh what a genius then the last 30 seconds i’m in a hip hop track, i don’t know how to tell people what we just listened to but honestly Mike Paradinas brought it proper.
After those last 2 tracks i need a constant track that warms up and fades out. Type’s Khonnor i think made this song when he was 16, it’s if Dntel collaborated with Fennesz.

Ratatat – Montanita


The Chap – Auto Where To


Mu-ziq – Hasty Boom Alert


Khonnor – Man From The Anthill


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Justin S. Meyers says:

July 22, 2008 at 11:44 am

Ghostly Swim should’ve used “auto where to” song for the Chap instead of “carlos walter wendy stanley”. They’re pretty uneventful, but I like their recordings for their unusual ambience. “auto where to” sounds like something is rattling on my desk. Anyway…


Justin S. Meyers says:

July 23, 2008 at 10:22 am

Jakub –

That’s an interesting track. It’s like electronic Barber Shop on crack then remixed for House.

Anyway, thanks. I really digged the “Temper” track on Ghostly swim by Dabrye.


Feerhoof says:

July 23, 2008 at 6:05 pm

great to see The Chap is reaching out a wider audience…
I have been following them around London for 2 yrs now….
they put up such great live gigs…
I had the pleasure of sharing stage last yr at Luminaire in North London!
great chaps indeed!


Ryan says:

July 25, 2008 at 2:51 pm

Hasty Boom Alert is such an epic track. Love love love. This post also cracked me up in terms of writing style — smoking the herb?