@@@ Follakzoid: I (Sacred Bones, 2019) I got to this record via an email from a music publicist. The record consists of 4 long pieces, two of them clocking in at 17:00 and two clocking in at 13:00. They are titled I-II-III-IV and the first pieces is ambient but also has an arena rock hugeness to it. I skipped ahead cuz the shit is 17 minutes long and it does develop into a classic techno beat with lots of noodly and wambly synth textures packed around that beat. I like it all right. The second tune gets right into the dancefloor beat with the drum beat much higher and the synth lower but it’s the same formula which is a good formula. I could use a bit more action to keep me focused but it’s good shit. I’m sampling this third tune and I think it’s fair to ask for a bit more on top of these well put together grooves.
@@@ Nitty Scott: Creature! (Indigenous Digital, 2017). I got to this hip hop record by a Puerto Rican woman via a gig announcement email from an upstate NY media collective. We’re going full Puerto Rico right out of the gate with the coqui song starting the record out. Coquis are the super cool little frogs in the Puerto Rican rainforest which people should check out as it’s awesome. The rainforest that is, and the frogs too. She’s getting all cosmic as well which I can get with. The sounds are a blend of r&b/hip hop sounds. Hip hop arrangements can be quite simple but these are dense and funky arrangements. Scott’s energy on the microphone is high and the record is above average. I wish it was making me jump and down but it’s not quite making it to that point. That said I’m really feeling the 6th track Pink Palm Trees.
YTD recordings listened to: 398
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Honorable Mentions: 0
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