It's definitely a solid album worth a few listens. I'm not totally sold either way on if it'll be added to my favorites of the year list. The work he put in to making this album is worth respect all on its own though. He created 20+ vinyls worth of original music with professional musicians, then used those as a base to sample from and put analog synths with it. It's mind blowing thinking about how much work he put in to doing this. If I'm not mistaken, he did way more analog work then Daft Punk did on their new album, and they praised themselves pretty highly for sticking with analog recording processes.
The Sigur Ros DJ set is going on for another 75 minutes. It's hilarious as expected. It's the three of them standing around an ipad, one of them is explaining to the others how a mixer works. They're playing lots of silly music and it's a great time.
Post by Professor Pancakes on Jun 27, 2013 8:48:30 GMT -8
I had to put Yeezus back on for a bit yesterday to help me decide which one I like more. As it stands, it's still too close to call. On a level playing field, Yeezus might be better, but Run the Jewels gets bonus points for being free and Yeezus gets a 10 penalty because Kanye West is the prime minister of Doucheland. All told, it's been a good couple weeks for hip hop. Then the new Jay-Z drops in a week or so.
A couple of years ago my local radio station played this song and Victoria responded super hard. We were one of the two places in the world (Victoria and some town in sweden I think) to pay attention to this band and because of that they came and played an invite only show that was seriously one of the most amazing shows I've ever seen. They were just ridiculous live with the way they re-imagined their songs live via looping and shit. Listening to their album tonight and just feeling so lucky for getting to experience that show.
Post by Professor Pancakes on Jun 29, 2013 20:31:13 GMT -8
I've never been much of a fan of Daft Punk (or EDM in general, for that matter), but I gotta say Random Access Memories has really grown on me. I keep finding myself putting it back on every couple days and enjoying it more every time.
Sigur Rós - Kveikur Devendra Banhart - Mala Nirvana - Nevermind The Flaming Lips - The Terror Daft Punk - Random Access Memories Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion Bon Iver - Blood Bank - EP Kanye West - Yeezus Elliott Smith - Either/Or Deep Sea Diver - History Speaks
Future Of The Left - Travels With Myself And Another Madlib Medicine Show #9 The Mars Volta - De-loused In The Comatorium
*This is the first time I have listened to an album from TMV since they broke up. Can you believe it is 10 years old? Now I will see the re-issue of it on vinyl that I should have waited to buy rather than pick up one on e-bay for a king's ransom. Oh well, it is such an incredible album and it was so great hearing it again.
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