Thom Yorke intoxicated with a spirit, my kinda performance. There’s nothing like letting go on stage, highly recommended.
As for the other band members are so into their parts as well, makes a great whole.
What’s in the goodie-bag Mr.
More field recordings from India. We escaped the madness and filth of Delhi, and Daramkhot was the place that received us with calm and serenity. In McCleodganj is an area that has become a Tibetan refuge, hence there is a Buddhist temple there, where I recorded some 60-odd monks performing a mantra.
As far as the music is concerned, got some tunes that I bought in India in preparation for Harjinder and Mafe’s wedding party that I was to spin at. What does one play at a Punjabi wedding? ‘A Complete Marriage Album‘ of course.
New fresh beats are fully represented this week, with releases from Poirier collaborator Face-T, who dropped his Tuff Like Stone album earlier this year; Ill Blue with something on Hyperdub; Hot Sugar new album for NinjaTune; StayFresh grimmin’ out with ‘I Hear Ya Don’. Leading up The Full Retard, the new joint from El-P, we’ve got a couple gems from his former group Company Flow, who incidentally just completed their reunion dates. Apparently that’s it now for Co-Flow. We’ll see.
You’ve got your monies worth for this week, later.
Monks of McCleodganj Buddhist Temple, India / Mantra
Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland aka Hype Williams / Sinn Fein (hyperdub)
Thom Torke / Harrowdown Hill – The Bug Remix (xl)
Kalabat & Warrior Queen / Shooting Range (soul jazz)
Artist Unknown / Segue Bezikh – from Choubi choubi – Iraqi pop & folk (sublime frequencies)
Pammi Bai / Boliyan – from ‘A Complete Marriage Album’ (saregama)
Face-T / Hands Up Deh, feat. Boogat (dep/universal)
Company Flow / Simple (rawkus / def jux)
Company Flow / Lenorcism (rawkus / def jux)
El-P / The Full Retard (def jux / fat possum)
StayFresh / I Hear Ya Don feat. Mayhem (stayfresh music)
Hot Sugar / The Girl Who Stole My Tamagotchi (ninja tune)
Ill Blu / Clapper (hyperdub)
I.R. Collective / Shadow War – Upright People Dem reMix- Cousin It (indigenous resistance)
Flying Lotus must be the most arresting thing I’ve come across since 2008. The first thing I heard was the remix he did for King Midas Sound, then the 2 x 3 EP and Los Angeles LP. I’ve been trying to catch up ever since, getting my paws on the 1983 album and the Reset release, besides his production jobs for Reefer, John Robinson, and the Radiohead remix he did. He interprets his dreams very very well.
When I drop his tunes at Txola, they are bigger that anything else I play. He has nailed it in managing to produce music that comes not from left and right speakers, but they seem to occupy above, bottom, behind, in front as well as left and right. And the sound system in Txola ain’t even that good!?….sorry Pedro, but you did ask me what I would like to see changed, and I did say get some bass-bins didn’t I?)
Anyway Mr. Lotus’ new album, Cosmogramma will drop first week of May, tracklisting reads as follows, and it’s good to see that Laura Darlington continues her association with him. Also on this album, vocals from Thom Yorke.
Yes, that juvenile feeling of anticipation is moving through my veins, I love it.
01 Clock Catcher
03 Nose Art
04 Intro//A Cosmic Drama
05 Zodiac Shit
06 Computer Face//Pure Being
07 …And the World Laughs With You [ft. Thom Yorke]
09 Mmmhmm [ft.Thundercat]
10 Do the Astral Plane
12 German Haircut
14 Dance Of the Pseudo Nymph
15 Drips//Auntie’s Harp
16 Table Tennis [ft. Laura Darlington]
17 Galaxy in Janaki
While on the subject of speaker spazms, check out fellow Brainfeeder, Ras G, and his latest mix, available hear (sic).