@@@ Escort: City Life (Escort, 2019) I got to this electronic mash of Brazilian, dub and other electronic styles. After a mashed up intro it gets into an updated disco track called ‘City Life’. I like the energy but I don’t think it stands out as much as I would want it to. I’m on the fourth tune and I don’t really hear much dub which I want to hear as I love dub — it’s basically a disco record with some funk touches. It’s all right.
@@@ Tarek Atoui: Mort Aux Vaches (Staalplat, 2015) I got to what I would call an improvised electronic record via Line of Best Fit, the same means of communication as the above disco record. After a completely glitched out but also dreamy instrumental track the second track is much more chopped as well as being laced with a larger variety of sounds including voices which are always game changers. I read a bio of this Lebanese artist and while he’s described as a player of original instruments I’m hearing him as an electronic artist that uses pretty straightforward electronic techniques to present his music, which I like a bunch. It’s jumpy and energetic, a little disorienting but still coherent and engaging. The pieces vary according to what I would call the source material but the techniques are interesting and make for above average listening. There’s some humor and this is far from pretentious music so feel free to check it out though it’s not your standard business. You will not hear Bruno Mars rolling like this for sure!
YTD recordings listened to: 198
Good music, not list worthy: 122
Not good music: 67
Honorable Mentions: 0
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