@@@ Noiseshaper – King Sized Dub Special (Echo Beach) I got to all these recordings via the CFUV weekly playlist email. Not strictly old school dub, more modern dancefloor dub with dubwise echo effects thought the singer in this first tune sounds genuine dread. The second tune, Evil E, is more dubbed out with a piece of a dancefloor beat (hi hat) and some thick ass bass dubbing out. In addition to the echoes which are well done, the use of some EDM filtering techniques and other production flourishes makes the combination of dub and dancefloor techniques mesh well. It’s not making me jump up and down but a few passages do and it’s a well put together, funky record.
@@@ Desi Sub Culture – Donkey Kong (Snakes x Ladders) Another mash of world music and electronic dancefloor business, this time from South Asia. It comes out of the gate firing hard with the track Con Man, and we’re looking right at you Orange Hitler! It’s a four track EP and while you get some really nice Indian melodic phrases on various instruments they bring the rhythms bigly and with variety. Hand drums, drum machines, they give not a fuck. Really good shit. Whichever way they go with the melodic bits you know it’s gonna pump a lot of rhythm.
@@@ Mauno – Really Well (Tin Angel, 2019) Quirky indie guitar rock with some nice guitar playing and a dreamy female on the microphone. It’s not my favorite type of rock but they have some interesting stuff going on in the arrangements that brings it up a few notches. You’ve heard a lot of records like this before from Yo La Tengo to older ’70s weird classic rock records, especially Brit ones. I guess you could say there are a few bits of prog sprinkled through here and that explains the more sophisto arrangements and weird spots here and there. Check it for yourself.
YTD recordings listened to: 430
Good music, not list worthy: 260
Not good music: 145
Honorable Mentions: 0
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