Sunday, 14 January 2018

Standard Protocol

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy - Flower (1925)

A blast from the past as for the first time in I have no idea how long we have an actual, factual shuffle post. These were my bread and butter some years back so it's nice to revisit them once in a while. Speaking of revisiting, I used to skip over this next tune because I wasn't really into the intro, but as the tale's gone so many times before after giving it a little time it turned out to be very much the opposite. The section starting around 2 mins in is extremley powerful, and I wish it stuck around longer. Overall, very nice once you give it the chance.

Nutritious - Distortion HQ (UNATCO) [click to download] |HTML5|

As for things I don't really dig, this tune is a mixed bag for me. It's incredibly generic at points, even feautring your mandatory EDM style dubstep breakdown towards the midsection. But I can't bring myself ot fully dislike it, for one that ethereal intro is a fantastic reimaging of Beyond The Bounds, and it's already incrdible vocal accompaniment gets a solid treatment here too. I'd love a full-lenght trancy version in the style of the intro, but I can be content with looping it as is for now.

Maki Kirioka - Beyond The Bounds (Eshericks Remix) [click to download] |HTML5|

And finally, the final tune and impetus for this post, another tune I'd overlooked because it didn't grab me initially. Once again it does get a little generic in parts especially towards the end but I've grown to like it since. I like the slightly sinister edge to the overall atmosphere, it's like if Distance had some more wobbles going on.

3x6 - Protocol In Dub [click to download] |HTML5|

-Claude Van Foxbat

Sunday, 7 January 2018

New Year, New Archive

Over tha past coupel of months (with a holdiaybreak over the end of Decemeber, natually), I've been on a mission to acquire some fairly obsucre things not only for myslef but so I can post them here and hopefully lessen the search for any others interested in the material. This has been our mission statement with all previous archive posts, the target of today's being none other than Flying Lotus. In addition to the 4000x4000 version of the You're Dead! album art above, I have some tasty findings to share with you all today. More on that in a second, but first a Los Angeles-era B-Side.

Flying Lotus - My Chippy [click to download] |HTML5|

First of which is from a bootleg (maybe?) compilation called LA Times. I'd imagine it came bundled with the paper at some point but I can't find any solid info one way or the other, googling "Flying Lotus LA Times" will get you a bunch of results but none in relation to this release. Anyway, I'd reccomend it for anyone like me who is in need of more deliciously compressed Los Angeles style wonkiness, it's not so difficult to get a hold of if you tweak your search terms a litle. Heat Wave is a short sharp glimpse into that world.

Flying Lotus - Heat Wave [click to download] |HTML5|

Lastly, the fruits of a collab between FlyLo and Samiyam, portmanteau'd into FLYamSAM. Their stuff appears on a couple of legit compilations, but some kind soul put them all together (and a few bonus ones) onto a bootleg compilation simply called Bootleg Beats. There's some failiar tunes on there but the standout by far for me is The Offbeat, one of th etunes which did appear on legit compilations. It again definitley has that Los Angeles sound to it, with maybe a smidgen of the sounds of Pattern + Grid World too, which is the exact style that drew me to FlyLo in the first place. I can't belive this one was under my radar for so long, I've given it a ton of play over the last few months and now here's hoping you will too.

FLYamSAM - The Offbeat [click to download] |HTML5|

-Claude Van Foxbat

Friday, 29 December 2017

Au Revoir 2017 (New Year's Roundup)

Raphael Kirchner - Happy New Year (1899)

After missing last year, I'm back once more with a (now semi) Annual track dump! 2017 has been a wild ride on all fronts for sure, but you're reading this right now and that means you've made it this far. I'll echo what I said 2 years ago; Thanks for reading and listening over the last year. If you're a new reader I hope you stick around, and if you're a seasoned ilictronix veteran here's to another 12 months of tunes for you. Remember to stay safe this New Year's Eve and as always, enjoy the music. I'll see you all in 2018!

Vitalic - Bluesy Tuesday [click to download] |HTML5|

Modeselektor - Grillwalker [click to download] |HTML5|

Hardfloor - Spook & Spell (Fast Version) [click to download] |HTML5|

Dave Angel - So High [click to download] |HTML5|

M|O|O|N - Dust (Carpenter Brut Remix) [click to download] |HTML5|

Perturbator - Disco Inferno [click to download] |HTML5|

Taku Iwasaki - Time To Attack [click to download] |HTML5|

Taku Iwasaki - Rock'n Roll Boobs [click to download] |HTML5|

Kansai - Rococco [click to download] |HTML5|

Slyder - Neo (The One) [click to download] |HTML5|

halc - Human Soldier (UNATCO) [click to download] |HTML5|

Sneaker Pimps - Spin Spin Sugar (Armand's Bonus Dub) [click to download] |HTML5|

The Knife - New Year's Eve [click to download] |HTML5|

-Claude Van Foxbat

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Feelin' Festive

Eyvind Earle - Black Evergreen Forest (1981)

I was so excited to sit down and write an holiday themed post this year. Last night I could have sworn I had a ton of festive related tunes to share but it seems that's not the case this morning. Ah well, I suppose I can revisit the few I do have just this once. Stating off with a gorgeous piece of synth noodling from the Röyksopp boys. A nice blend of traditional and non-traditional, being a cover of Cantique de Noel and all, and it sure beats the same roster of xmas tunes that have been in circulation for the last few decades.

Röyksopp - Le Cantique de Noel [click to download] |HTML5|

Speaking of untraditional, something I've been holding onto for a couple years now. Simon Viklund, my favourite Swedish soundtrack source made this EDM infused, Payday-ified remix of Jingle Bells. Truth be told it ain't half bad, putting the irony aspect aside for a minute it's a solid example of Viklund doing what he does best. Keep this one in your pack for any December raves you have coming up, it'll go down a treat.

Simon Viklund - Pimped Out Getaway [click to download] |HTML5|

And finally a turn to the downtempo. Taken from one of the soundtrack albums for Ghost In The Shell: Stand ALone Complex (though I'm not sure it appeared in the series), which are chock full of electronic goodness. I owe Yoko Kanno thanks for not only the soundtrack but for introducing me to Ilaria Graziano through them. She's got a killer voice that shines especially on songs like this, I like to compare it to Homogenic era Björk as a reference.

Yoko Kanno - Christmas In The Silent Forest [click to download] |HTML5|