Music for 5/18/20!!! Mrs. Piss, Righteous Rainbows of Togetherness, TOPS, Buttechno

@@@ Mrs. Piss: Downer Surrounded by Uppers (Sargent House, 2020) Music publicist email, they’re like a virus, it’s everywhere!  A pre-release single that evokes, who the fuck is this biting, Sonic Youth, Sonic Youth my hard drive is still spinning somewhat!  It’s not a full bite, the guitar parts are very similar and feels, c’mon feels.  The singer is more of a howler than Kim Gordon but the shitstorm kicked up by these guys is tres Youth-y.  I like it all right.  The beginning of the next pre-release track is gloomier so maybe there are additional flavors in this pack of gum.

@@@ Righteous Rainbows of Togetherness: Acid Fury (Self-released, 2020)  Some techno business I got to via the CFUV weekly email.  I guess these guys market themselves as a live techno act, they play live and shit.  It’s pretty basic techno dancefloor banging here in the beginning of this 6 and half minute banger.  It’s pretty classic from what I’m hearing.  A steady mix of kick snare and hat variations with some delay on the bass, a little eq filtering, and little electro garnish and boo ya!  Right at 4 minutes we reach full techno madness, it’s bangin’, peoples is sweating on the dancefloor and it’s dramatical unt-sss.  As a record it’s not that compelling for me, but live I’m sure these folks tear it up.  Not for the abstract techno crowd.

@@@ TOPS: I Feel Alive (House Arrest, 2020) There’s a big difference between jangly and janky.  Me, I love janky shit, Imma freak but this tune is sweet and super jangly.  It’s almost so jangly that it could be considered janky but that would require certification that I’m not qualified to give.  I can guarantee that these musicians shower and they wear deodorant, they’re members of society looking to make a positive contribution.  Me, well that’s a different story.  There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this track, it’s just not for me.  Female singer with a dude helping her out on background vocals and it’s got a little classic rock feels in here besides big time jangly indie rock feels.

@@@ Buttechno: Masse Metal (The Trilogy Tapes, 2020) Techno dude from Moscow that I got to via an Australian music magazine.  Imma listen the first couple of tracks and then head out as there’s so much music out there to listen to.  It’s not dancefloor bangin’, it’s beat free almost theatrical sonic design with lots of voices, sounds that sound both industrial and war like.  This first tune Stroyevaya is cool but definitely unexpected.  There are metallic rhythms but they’re not continuous and there’s a free floating sense to the proceedings.  The second tune, the Snare of Doom provides a steady rhythm and a little bit more with some sort of abstract pings and smashes here and sheets here and there.  The third tune, 302, is the closest to techno with a pumping beat with alien glitch action and that percolating steady build you hear in techno.  I’m not sure why I like this but I do.  I will swing back in a couple of days and recheck to see if it’s still working for me.

YTD recordings listened to: 370
Good music, not list worthy: 192
Not good music: 166

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko, Fried Egg, Tarek Atoui, Saicobab, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Mariachi El Bronx, Pour Me a Grog, Sudan Archives, Lakou Mizik, Moodymann, Pharmakon, Alefa Madagascar, Janjao, Luge, Wiki, Mick Jenkins, Jeremiah Jae, Fera, Gambian Griot Kora Duets, Drama, Beatrice Dillon, Mass Worship, mmmonika, Les Deuxluxes, Tony Allen, Fra Fra, Nihiloxica, Hailu Mergia, Pokey LaFarge



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