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2018. március 19., hétfő

HAVE A LUCKY DAY FAVTRAX:MiX ~ 33 FAVOURiTE tracks 1997-2001 / 2h 21m

HAVE A LUCKY DAY FAVTRAX:MiX ~ 33 FAVOURiTE tracks 1997-2001 / 2h 21m  >>Morphine, Amparanoia, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Soul Coughing, Sparklehorse, Beck, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Calexico, Dirty Three, Tindersticks, The Clean<<


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Addictive, offbeat, and totally original indie rockers from Boston, driven by a blistering baritone sax rather than guitars. 
Have a Lucky Day (Mark Sandman) 4:23
All Wrong (Mark Sandman) 3:40
from B-Sides and Otherwise 1997
Perhaps as a contractual obligation, only a few months after Like Swimming appeared in record stores, a collection of B-sides and soundtrack-only material titled B-Sides and Otherwise was issued by Morphine's original label, Rykodisc. While the trio always used unconventionality to their advantage, their acute pop sensibilities appealed to a wider audience; however, the material here is more challenging and abstract than your average Morphine release...

Amparo Sánchez ranks as the queenpin of the internationalist Euro-mix force gathering steam behind Manu Chao, a close friend and sometime collaborator. But the individual, festive blend of elements Sánchez has put together combined with catchy songs and her powerful singing gives Amparanoia a distinct identity.
Hacer Dinero (Escuchar) 3:08
En la Noche (Escuchar) 4:01
from El Poder de Machín 1997
Amparanoia's debut album falls firmly in the new European mix mold popularized by Manu Chao, but a strong set of songs and Amparo Sánchez's authoritative vocals establish a distinct identity. The jumping-off point for the group's well-structured songs and spare arrangements on El Poder De Machín isn't ska or reggae, but Latin music -- for instance, the percussion section uses congas, bongos, and the flamenco, cajon instead of a regular drum kit...

Indie '90 trio that bent the rules of rock while demonstrating a devotion to the music’s R&B roots. / After a long and semi-successful tenure as leader of scuzz-rock heroes Pussy Galore, Jon Spencer shook up his anti-rock vision and hooked up with guitarist Judah Bauer and drummer Russell Simins to create the scuzz-blues trio the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Postmodern to the core, there was a genuine irony in the band's name; little of what they play resembles standard blues
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Calvin (The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) 3:02
Magical Colors (31 Flavors) (The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) 4:08
from Acme 1998
Part of the reason the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is so distasteful to the legions of blues purists is that Spencer cherishes not the mythology of the blues or the songcraft, but the groove, the actual sound of classic blues records. He couldn't care less about songwriting or technique; what's important is the feel and the grit of the performance, whether it's on-stage or on record. Often, that means that the Blues Explosion's records are better when they're playing than they are in memory, but there's no question that ever since Extra Width, the New York trio was exceptionally shrewd in crafting albums that pack real sonic force. They also were sharp enough to subtly explore new territory with each album, gradually moving from the Stonesy blooze of Extra Width through the funky Orange and gutbucket Now I Got Worry to Acme, where pure sound matters more than ever...

One of the most unique cult bands of the '90s, Soul Coughing anchored a new crop of quirky, unclassifiable bands that emerged in the post-grunge era, including Morphine, the Eels, and Cake. Driven by frontman M. Doughty's stream-of-consciousness poetry, Soul Coughing's sound was a willfully idiosyncratic mix of improvisational jazz grooves, oddball samples, hip-hop, electronics, and noisy experimentalism (described by Doughty as "deep slacker jazz")
Soul Coughing
Rolling (Mark De Gli Antoni / Soul Coughing / M. Doughty / Yuval Gabay / Sebastian Steinberg) 3:36
Circles (Soul Coughing / M. Doughty) 3:06
Fully Retractable (Soul Coughing / M. Doughty) 3:25
from El Oso 1998
One approaches this album with trepidation. Can they really do it again? Can the band that single-handedly defined postmodern white-boy funk poetry in 1994 with Ruby Vroom and dodged the sophomore slump with deceptive ease two years later come up with something just as good that isn't simply rehash? The answer is a qualified yes, and they do it by leaving the skeleton -- bare-bones funky drums, big string bass, scratchy guitar -- mostly the same, while fleshing out the vocals a bit and yoking the pointillistic samples to the wagon of the song, at least part of the time...

 Original and highly talented group led by Mark Linkous, specialize in neo-Gothic acoustic alienation. / Although its name suggests the presence of a full band, Sparklehorse was essentially the work of singer/songwriter Mark Linkous, an alumnus of the mid-'80s indie band the Dancing Hoods.
Pig (Mark Linkous) 2:23
Painbirds (Mark Linkous) 3:50
Saint Mary (Mark Linkous) 4:01
Good Morning Spider (Snooze) 1:09
from Good Morning Spider 1998
Recorded after singer/songwriter Mark Linkous' accidental, near-fatal drug reaction and subsequent 12-week stay in London's St. Mary's Hospital, Good Morning Spider dwells in the gray areas between dreaming and waking, sickness and health, and living and dying. The album takes these grey areas and makes a world out of them, blending classic songwriting with an experimental sound that borrows from hi-fi and lo-fi. It's a natural progression from their debut, Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot, which introduced Sparklehorse's refreshing mix of classic songwriting and sonic experimentation...

 One of the most inventive, eclectic figures of the alternative era, the epitome of post-modern chic in an era obsessed with junk culture. / Initially pegged as the voice of a generation when "Loser" turned into a smash crossover success, Beck wound up crystallizing much of the postmodern ruckus inherent in the '90s alternative explosion, but in unexpected ways. Based in the underground anti-folk and noise-rock worlds, Beck encompassed all manner of modern music, drawing in hip-hop, blues, trash rock, pop, soul, lounge music -- pretty much any found sound or vinyl dug up from a dusty crate -- blurring boundaries and encapsulating how '90s hipsters looked toward the future by foraging through the past.
Sexx Laws (Beck) 3:39
Nicotine & Gravy (Beck) 5:12
Mixed Bizness (Beck) 4:10
from Midnite Vultures 1999
By calling the muted psychedelic folk-rock, blues, and Tropicalia of Mutations a stopgap, Beck set expectations for Midnite Vultures unreasonably high. Ironically, Midnite Vultures doesn't feel like a sequel to Odelay -- it's a genre exercise, like Mutations. This time, Beck delves into soul, funk, and hip-hop, touching on everything from Stax/Volt to No Limit but using Prince as his home base. He's eschewed samples, more or less, but not the aesthetic. Even when a song is reminiscent of a particular style, it's assembled in strange, exciting ways...

 Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci was a psychedelic/folk-leaning Welsh indie-rock act. / Sounding like a bizarrely sweet and whimsical cross between progressive rock, psychedelia, and pure pop, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci were one of the most original and distinctive bands to emerge from the vital post-Brit-pop Welsh scene of the mid-'90s.
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Hallway (Euros Childs) 3:06
She Lives on a Mountain (Euros Childs) 2:27
Spanish Dance Troupe (Euros Childs) 3:16
Desolation Blues (Euros Childs) 2:33
from Spanish Dance Troupe 1999
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci's sixth album, Spanish Dance Troupe, is also their first for their U.S. label, Beggar's Banquet. As with Barafundle and Gorky 5, this collection of songs focuses on the accessible side of the group's gently iconoclastic folk-rock. That doesn't mean that Spanish Dance Troupe has much in common with the rest of the late-'90s music scene, however. Though psychedelic, country, and '70s pop elements spring up here and there, the Gorkys' songs are untouched by musical trends or fashions...

An imaginative American multi-instrumentalist duo whose roots-influenced music draws on highly eclectic influences, from Tex-Mex to indie rock. / Calexico take their name from a town on the border of California and Mexico, and the title certainly fits the band, who've been mixing musical approaches and cultural perspectives with elan ever since group leaders Joey Burns and John Convertino began working together. Fusing the dusty sounds of the American Southwest with spaghetti western soundtracks, Mexican mariachi themes, vintage surf music, cool jazz, and a broad spectrum of Latin influences, Calexico are an eclectic ensemble whose work is as distinctive as it is unpredictable.
El Picador (Joey Burns / John Convertino) 3:14
Ballad of Cable Hogue (Joey Burns) 3:28
Ritual Road Map (Joey Burns / John Convertino) 1:15
Fade (Joey Burns / John Convertino) 7:43
from Hot Rail 2000
Continuing the Tijuana Brass meets Giant Sand and Ennio Morricone in a dark neuvo-waveo spaghetti Western approach they've gradually refined over the past two albums, multi-instrumentalists John Convertino and Joey Burns keep exploring terrain they've uniquely staked out. While not as cinematic, sprawling, and impressive as 1998's The Black Light, the duo create vivid soundscapes as dry, hot, and shimmering as the weather of their Tucson, Arizona home...

An Australian instrumental trio that makes startlingly powerful sounds out of an unlikely combination of guitar, drums, and violin. / Melancholy instrumental trio Dirty Three formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1992, led by classically trained violinist Warren Ellis, who began writing and performing music for art openings and plays and also tenured in the groups Blackeyed Susans, Paranoid, and the Nursing Mothers.
Dirty Three
Some Summers They Drop Like Flys (Warren Ellis) 6:19
I Offered It up to the Stars & The Night Sky (Warren Ellis) 13:32
Steller (Warren Ellis) 7:29
from Whatever You Love, We Are 2000
The Dirty Three have created their own brand of violin-infused rock and carry this torch of innovation even further with Whatever You Love, You Are. There are some characteristic Dirty Three moments on this album... Perhaps the only aspect of Whatever You Love that is lacking is the rough "live" sound that the other albums have had. The production takes away from some of the band's spontaneity but also allows it to refine the subtleties of their sound...

 Acclaimed English sextet whose melancholy, obtuse songwriting and the baritone vocals of Stuart Staples made them indie darlings during the '90s. / Tindersticks were one of the most original and distinctive British acts of the '90s, standing apart from both the British indie scene and the rash of Brit-pop guitar combos that dominated the U.K. charts. Where their contemporaries were often direct and to the point, Tindersticks were obtuse and leisurely, crafting dense, difficult songs layered with literary lyrics, intertwining melodies, mumbling vocals, and gently melancholy orchestrations
Dying Slowly 4:36
People Keep Comin' Around 7:11
Can Our Love... 5:57
from Can Our Love 2001
A new label and a renewed sense of collaboration between the members of one of England's finest resulted in Can Our Love..., the loosest record yet in Tindersticks' decade-long existence. Here, they've lost all remaining self-consciousness. The listener is all the better for it. This lack of self-consciousness is the good kind -- the kind derived from locking into place and letting things come naturally, chucking any degree of preconception out of the window...

Original New Zealand punk band that began life in the 1970s, then returned to prominence in the '90s. / The Clean were one of the most influential New Zealand bands of the post-punk era. They formed in the town of Dunedin in 1978, when Hamish Kilgour (drums) and his brother David (guitar) recruited David's school friend, guitarist Peter Gutteridge. Soon afterward, they opened for New Zealand punk rockers Enemy.
The Clean
Stars (Hamish Kilgour / Robert Scott) 5:21
Crazy (David Kilgour / Robert Scott) 2:43
Circle Canyon (Robert Scott) 4:45
from Getaway 2001
Legendary New Zealand indie rock pioneers the Clean always had a hard time staying apart. Through the years, they would go their separate ways to work on other bands, like the Bats for one shining example, or on solo careers, but some inescapable force always drew them back together. When they made 2001's Getaway, the Kilgour brothers, David and Hamish, and Robert Scott hadn't made a record together in four years, yet it's clear from the opening notes of the first song, the prettily droning "Stars," that their almost telepathic chemistry was still as strong as ever... It's no coincidence that two members of one of the bands considered indie rock's best make guest appearances here; Ira and Georgia of Yo La Tengo owe plenty to the Clean, and their being on the record is a tribute to both the Clean's historical importance and their continuing mastery.

2018. március 17., szombat

DARK MOON # 33 alter tracks in PRSNT_PRFCT_MiX: 2h 31m (from the recent past)

DARK MOON # 33 alter tracks in PRSNT_PRFCT_MiX: 2h 31m (from the recent past) # Gemma Hayes, Car Seat Headrest, Levitation Room,Karl Blau, Amanda Palmer, Edward Ka-Spel, The Orielles, U.S. Girls, Of Montreal, Albert Hammond Jr., David Byrne, Hieroglyphic Being, Ministry, Turbowolf, Gloria, The Herbaliser, No Babies


pres_perf_mix # The player always plays the latest playlist tracks. / A lejátszó mindig a legújabb playlist számait játssza. 


Irish folk-rock singer-songwriter whose 2002 debut was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.
Gemma Hayes
Dark Moon (Gemma Hayes) 2:58
Laughter (Gemma Hayes) 4:53
from Bones + Longing 2015
Working again with longtime producer David Odlum, Gemma Hayes employs reverb and denser arrangements for a more defined indie rock feel on Bones + Longing, which remains lilting and well-crafted in her delicately avant-garde manner...

Raw guitars meet lo-fi synths in this one-man studio project from songwriter and musician Will Toledo. 
Car Seat Headrest
Fill in the Blank 4:04
Destroyed by Hippie Powers 5:03
from Teens Of Denial 2016
If you cranked out 11 homemade albums in just four years, you'd probably want to go big once you had the means to make a for-real long-player for a noted indie label. And though 2016's Teens of Denial isn't Car Seat Headrest's first album for Matador Records, this is the first one founder, frontman, and songwriter Will Toledo built from the ground up for the label. Arriving in 2015, Teens of Style was a re-recorded "best-of" that revisited Toledo's earlier material, but Teens of Denial is a grand-scale 70-minute song cycle about a kid named Joe who is wrestling with the traditional dilemmas of late adolescence and early adulthood...

Los Angeles-based psychedelic explorers meld garage rock energy with a lysergic sense of music adventure. 
Levitation Room
Strangers of Our Time (Levitation Room) 2:19
Loved (Levitation Room) 3:35
from Ethos 2016
The Southern California psychedelic garage rockers Levitation Room take inspiration from all the obvious '60s sources on their debut album, Ethos. One can hear traces of every band that ever showed up on a Nuggets comp, as well as all the weird groups who probably never even saw a tab of acid but were happy to pretend...

A prolific singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. He is also an in-demand session and touring musician. 
Karl Blau
Slow Children 4:21
Beckon 6:17
from Out Her Space 2017
...Out Her Space contrasts with its predecessor in employing a mélange of soul, funk, jazz, indie, Afro-pop, and yes, country in these eight songs...

A singer, songwriter, pianist, writer, and performance artist with an experimental bent, Amanda Palmer was known as half of the Dresden Dolls before embarking on a solo career in 2007. She's also known for being half of the duo Evelyn Evelyn and for various side projects, including collaborations with Ben Folds, Jherek Bischoff, Brendan Maclean, her father, Jack Palmer, and her husband, writer Neil Gaiman.
Amanda Palmer, Edward Ka-Spel
Edward Ka-Spel has built an international following with his dark psychedelic folk melodies and astute lyrics, first as the enigmatic and prolific founder/lead singer of London-cum-Netherlands-based band the Legendary Pink Dots and then as a solo recording artist and performer.
Pulp Fiction 6:04
The Shock of Kontakt 7:15
from I Can Spin a Rainbow 2017
An almost Lynch-ian, primarily spoken word fever dream of a record, I Can Spin a Rainbow finds Amanda Palmer teaming up with childhood hero and Legendary Pink Dots co-founder Edward Ka-Spel for a trip down the rabbit hole. The mercurial Dresden Dolls bandleader and street theater performer has rarely sounded this subdued, but her hushed cadence is simpatico with Spel's whispery vocals and fractured electronics, and it's in that mutual admiration that I Can Spin a Rainbow casts its spell...

Trio of '90s worshipers from Halifax, U.K., with dream pop and disco influences that come together to give their indie pop sound a twist. 
The Orielles
Mango (Esme Hand-Halford / Sidonie Hand-Halford) 3:08
Sunflower Seeds (Esme Hand-Halford)  5:04
from Silver Dollar Moment 2018
The members of Halifax, U.K. trio the Orielles weren't born when the baggy movement was sweeping the music scene, but that doesn't stop them from sounding like the best baggy band that never was. With a happily loose rhythm section, alternately shimmering and biting guitar, groovy keyboards, and songs that bob and weave like flyweight boxers, the sound they get on their debut album, Silver Dollar Moment, is fully formed and more impressively together than any baggy band bar the Stone Roses at their best...

Moody indie project helmed by Meg Remy that began with experiments on a reel-to-reel tape machine and expanded to live band recordings. 
U.S. Girls
Velvet 4 Sale (Meg Remy / Maximilian Turnbull) 3:44
Rosebud (Rich Morel / Meg Remy) 3:09
from In a Poem Unlimited 2018
On 2015's Half Free, U.S. Girls' Meg Remy combined some of the project's earlier tape loop experimentation and use of samples with the more polished avant pop of its previous album, GEM. Three years later, she returns with yet a different approach, collaborating with improvisational music collective the Cosmic Range for a dedicated live sound that lives and breathes like a festival stage. (U.S. Girls) In a Poem Unlimited features a six-piece core version of the Toronto funk-fusion band -- one of whom is Remy's husband and frequent collaborator Maximilian Turnbull, aka Slim Twig -- along with over a dozen additional guests...

 Athens, Georgia outfit led by Kevin Barnes, who's traversed kaleidoscopic indie and boundary-breaking electropop informed by glam, punk, and folk-rock.
Of Montreal
Soft Music/Juno Portraits of the Jovian Sky (Kevin Barnes) 5:35
Sophie Calle Private Game/Every Person Is a Pussy, Every Pussy Is a Star! (Kevin Barnes) 8:08
from White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood 2018
Of Montreal's 15th studio LP, White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood follows an eclectic but synth-friendly album, Innocence Reaches, by nearly two years... Zac Colwell (woodwinds, synths, percussion) is a former collaborator whose judiciously placed saxophone reinforces the '80s effect here, and touring bandmembers JoJo Glidewell (synths, keys) and Clayton Rychlik (drums) have been part of Of Montreal's recording core for much of the 2010s. Still, as Barnes is often wont to do, White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood doesn't sound quite like anything they've done prior, once one looks beyond its distinctively serpentine quality and Barnes' calling-card loquaciousness...

 Strokes guitarist whose solo material diverged entirely from the garage sensations, with jaunty, Beatlesque pop.
Albert Hammond, Jr.
DVSL (Albert Hammond, Jr.)  2:57
Tea for Two (Albert Hammond, Jr. / Tyler Parkford) 4:08
from Francis Trouble 2018
As far as album concepts go, Francis Trouble's is one of a kind. For his fourth solo effort, Albert Hammond, Jr. took inspiration from the fact that a small part of his stillborn twin Francis -- a fingernail, to be exact -- remained in the womb with him until his birth six months later. This could be morose subject matter, but Hammond, Jr. doesn't take it too seriously. Instead, Francis Trouble's comic book-inspired artwork and conception of Francis as a character in his own right emphasizes how lively this music is...

 Long-time frontman of the Talking Heads, went on to be a respected solo artist and label owner with strong world music influences.
David Byrne
I Dance Like This (David Byrne / Brian Eno) 3:33
Every Day Is a Miracle (David Byrne / Brian Eno) 4:46
This Is That (David Byrne / Daniel Lopatin) 4:31
from American Utopia 2018
"Is this meant ironically? Is it a joke? Do I mean this seriously? In what way?" David Byrne seems to be simultaneously inviting and acknowledging some likely reactions to his 2018 album, American Utopia, in his own liner notes. At a time when America has been thrown into a state of chaos -- something Byrne witnessed and creatively reacted to as an artist during the Reagan era -- here he imagines what appears to be an alternate version of the United States and the people who live in it...

 Restlessly prolific, fearlessly experimental Chicago house artist heavily influenced by free jazz, industrial, and musique concrete.
Hieroglyphic Being
Youth Brainwashing and the Extremist Cults (Jamal Moss) 4:40
The Emotional Listener (Jamal Moss) 7:30
from The Red Notes 2018
The Red Notes is the third Soul Jazz-issued full-length by Chicago experimental house producer Jamal Moss, and compared to the first two (Hieroglyphic Being's The Acid Documents and Africans with Mainframes' K.M.T.), this one isn't nearly as noisy, pounding, or acid-drenched. It's relatively mellow, with chiming synth tones and beats that stamp or click rather than pound. Moss serves as a one-man ensemble, overdubbing numerous acoustic and electronic instruments ranging from flute and alto sax to several analog synthesizers...

 The band that first popularized industrial music in the 1980s, with heavy metal dynamics alongside synths, samples, and tape effects.
I Know Words 3:14
Victims of a Clown 8:18
from AmeriKKKant 2018
Considering the fact that Ministry spent the entirety of George W. Bush's presidency making albums expressing extreme hatred toward the commander in chief, followed by several albums and tours which they insisted would be their last, their re-emergence after the election of Donald Trump practically seems right on schedule. Sure enough, AmeriKKKant finds the industrial metal juggernauts railing against the alt-right, racist Internet trolls, fake news, and everything else to do with the aftermath of the 2016 election...

 A shape-shifting hard rock outfit from Bristol, England that offers up a heady mix of punk, psych-rock, metal, and electronica.
No No No (Chris Georgiadis / Andy Ghosh) 4:11
The Free Life (Chris Georgiadis / Andy Ghosh) 5:51
from The Free Life 2018
The third studio effort from the Bristol, England-based hard rock outfit, The Free Life delivers a tightly wound set of nervy roomshakers that meld the machine-like precision of Muse (minus the melodrama) with the kinetic garage punk attack of Royal Blood and Band of Skulls...

 Swaggering and sweet garage psych from a mysterious French band. / The French psych-pop band Gloria began as a studio project for guitarist Kid Victrola, who had been in other bands like Slow Joe & the Ginger Accident and Deborah Kant.
Heavy 3:44
Black Cat 3:44
from Oîdophon Echorama 2018
In 2016, the French group Gloria made a huge splash with their debut album, In Excelsis Stereo, on the Howlin' Banana label. Making claim on a rarely used corner of psych-garage that sounded like the Shangri-Las tripping while hanging backstage with the Stones, or at least Goldie & the Gingerbreads making time with the Birds, the mysterious band matched swaggering rockers with vocals provided by a trio of sweet-voiced women...

 Long-running British hip-hop group that combines laid-back grooves and turntable trickery with live instrumentation.
The Herbaliser
Breach 3:59
Submarine 4:15
from Bring Out the Sound 2018
The Herbaliser's eighth studio album delivers the group's expected blend of live-band funk, hip-hop attitude, and cinematic cool, but this time out, they incorporate an even bigger melting pot of influences than before...  While it seems like an album as eclectic as Bring Out the Sound could potentially sound scattered, the Herbaliser maintain a cohesive aesthetic, and everything goes down smoothly.

 Frenetic free jazz and punk-inspired no wave collective based out of Oakland, California.
No Babies
The Weight 1:52
Someone to Watch Over Me 4:22
from Someone to Watch Over Me 2018
Released seven years after their 2011 debut, Someone to Watch Over Me is the explosive sophomore full-length from wily West Coast no wave collective No Babies. Since forming in the late 2000s, this band has packed equal parts quirk and menace, merging herky-jerky rhythms with overblown free jazz horns and hurling political invectives in the D.I.Y. tradition of early hardcore...