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Zwangere Guy Wie Is Guy?
Really cool this one. I think it holds its 64min runtime quite well. The first act 1-9 is all quite nocturnal, dark and subtle smokey rap, from playlist material to straight up jam, and with varying degree of chillness. The only exception is the chorus on 5, which kinda breaks an otherwise really cool track for me. The more conventionally bouncy (after an epic intro sample) 10 and 11 are a bit of a transition phase, whereupon the vocals and overall atmosphere make the album start to feel a bit lengthy. The second act addresses this by varying up more in genre and bringing up more guests. It's a more arduous business to make it work, and as a
Todd Terje Ragysh
First track, while it never quite explodes is a fun trip throughout, from the catchy beat, to the smug synthy buildup endlessly shifting and finally peaking around min 6. A great great track. Sadly it all goes downhill from there. 2 attempts the same thing but is far less compelling and a bit skippable if I'm honest despite the end evoking nils frahm doing electro dancey stuff in a semi cool way. Then 3 is just a bore, sounding like someone having fun tweaking knobs on their eurorack but not making much sense musically. And when the drums kick in, it really doesn't work imo. 4 is just a long protracted echoey drumless version of 2,
Darkthrone The Cult Is Alive
Idk all those punkish beer bm tone but not bm atmosphere DT are all starting to blend into one another for me. I do think this has interests beyond the couple tracks from the EP, with 3 and 5 having some cool riffage, and the end of 8 too, but otherwise it all kind of becomes a blur by track 6 or 7. 9 starts quite awfully, and ends on a solo into a fadeout to conclude the album, which in the bedex book has to drop this a couple points. idk 3.05
Parquet Courts Wide Awake
Fun alb with lots of sounds and influences mixed into the globally punk aesthetic. In fact I usually prefer when they focus on those influences rather than the punk aspect, but that's not to say that I dislike the punkish tracks. 1 for instance is super catchy and bouncy (thanks bass) despite the vox that I'm not always the biggest fan of. I did warm up to them as time went though, including on 2 where after a Doors-evoking intro I started liking the vox more and more - plus the instrumental side is cool. 3 transitions very well into a cool slower track, then 4 is very surfey with 60s pink floyd-evoking vox, and it;s frankly a highlight for m
Todd Terje Eurodans
Two tracks that rely on a catchy bassy groove and a fun beat, but whose hooks feel not compelling enough to warrant single status. They're fine and there sure are some catchier moments than others, but these mostly feel like transition tracks between bangers in a set, rather than the bangers themselves. 3.2
John Coltrane Black Pearls
Ok that other soundoff was wrong because this is also again a frankenstein album made by the label. But for once, it is suprisingly consistent and it all flows superbly well into one long and well produced club jazz session. Thoroughly fun, but also thoroughly generic if it werent for some ventures of the sax on 1 and the drum solo at the end of 3. Makes you want to be a jazz musician to be able to jam tunes like that, it's so sweet. One that's worth listening to when in need of jazz that's not too spicy, not too fusion, not too experimental, but just fun. 3.7
Todd Terje Mjondalen Diskoklubb
I'm going to enjoy this discog, for Mr Terje sure can make a bass bounce. Thoroughly enjoyable listen with 1 being really dancey and featuring super fun synths (and bass), 2 being nicely produced but not as compelling (except for the bass it's all about the bass), and 3 taking a much softer, ambient, topics, relaxed approach (but ends on yet another catchy bass groove) and is really successful at that less explosive, more contemplative atmosphere. A great debut EP that's worth playlist spots. 3.6

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  • JesperL i could never
    November 27 05:02 PM
  • JesperL hey your different stars (trespassers william) soundoff is blasphemous smh, what can i do to have you give it another shot (preferably at 11pm with a cup of tea while looking out the window)??
    November 27 02:41 PM
  • normaloctagon are you into modern electro/breaks/leftfield stuff at all? Skee Mask/Ilian Tape, the Casa Voyager label, etc
    November 27 06:58 AM
  • GamamJ Here I am, weeks later, but oh well. Yeah, Tech-death unfortunately had a low ceiling unless combined with other genres to a larger extent.
    November 25 05:03 PM
  • Trifolium Lookie coolie! I'm on an Underworld binge right now, but I'll get to it eventually!
    November 25 03:44 PM

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