Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Gone Tubin'

I like it when I find a musician's personal YouTube account they put up some neat stuff on there from time to time. Today is my day off and I got to snoopin arund on YT again, so I thought I'd share a couple of my favouries I've found, starting with Bibio's; simply called mrbibio. The first video I have from his is him toying around with some typically Bibio sounding cut up sampling bizness.



The second surprised me a little, Bibio's channel is filled with Guitar jams and whatnot that you'd expect from him, but while browsing his videos I found this. He actually does a really, really good job of it,especially considering his usual territory. I'd love to get my hands on an MP3 of this!



Speaking of house, here we have my other favourite YouTube with Rex The Dog's. (rexthedog1980) I've mentioned it before, but he does some cool stuff too, first off is another live jam session like the ones in those Bibio vids which shows off a fair amount of the lovely analogue tech that he has lying around in his studio.



But the highlight of it all for me is Rex covering his own song I Look Into Mid-Air on a circuit bent Casio VL Tone. Most Circuit bending videos are all about glitchy sounds which is fun for a while but I never see much actual music being put down, which is what made this video so special. The end result sounds like something you'd hear coming out of a cartridge titled N64 or something, it's brilliant definitely check it out!



Tuesday Tunes,
- Claude Van Foxbat

Monday, 19 November 2012

Melodic Grit

Hey guys, know it's been quiet lately and I'm sorry about that, I have to write blogs for university and it's kinda hectic. To make up for it have some bits from a Clark EP I got with my fancy new reissue of his Clarence Park LP!



It's a shorty but it's got some good stuff on it, it came bundled with the reissue 'cos originally you could only get it with pre-orders Body Riddle and Clark thought it deserved to be heard by more peeps. CC himself calls it the "Faster, Ravier brother of Body Riddle" and I have to agree with him there. Check it out for yourself on early highlight Lady Palindrome.

Clark - Lady Palindrome [click to download] |HTML5|

Movin' on, we have a slightly more heavy track in Friday Bread. Aside from the drums it doesn't really sound like anything Clark's put out before, and it's only about a minute and a half long which is a bit of a shame I'd like to have seen what he made of it if it were full length. Regardless, he covers a lot of ground here in a short time frame and it's pretty much all good.

Clark - Friday Bread [click to download] |HTML5|

Proper Lo-Fi is one of my choice cuts from Clarence Park, so I imagined this to be a re-tooled version of that. And it is sort of, its the "ravier brother" all right, chopped up from here to London and back. It's a pretty good track to start off with, but like so many others before it the break sealed the deal. From there on it only gets better, the last minute or so is pure synthesized heaven to me.

Clark - Proper Mid-Fi [click to download] |HTML5|

In the middle we have the perplexingly titled 820689. It's another short one, but in the vein of the interludes from Clarence Park. It has some very interesting sounds and while it's not the floor rattlers from earlier on the EP it is still certainly an interesting listen to go with that interesting title.

Clark - 820689 [click to download] |HTML5|


I can't go posting the whole EP, so instead I'll let it show itself out with the final track; Mother McKnight. It's another little ambient bit with little growls and clatterings in the background to keep you on your toes. Aside from a couple pure ambient bits on Clarence Park I haven't heard Clark do much of it. And if this track is anything to go by he certainly should do more, because this is lovely.

Clark - Mother McKnight [click to download] |HTML5|

Knight Night,
- Claude Van Foxbat

Friday, 9 November 2012

Eccojams

So I'm apparently late to this whole 'Vaporwave' thing. It's a 'micro-genre' that's already in decline. It's a shame really cos I dig the vibes and visuals for the scene. So I thought I'd share probably my favourite example of it. A little cassette tape called Chuck Person's Eccojams Vol. I. Now, Chuck Person is really just an alias for Daniel Lopatin of Oneohtrix Point Never fame, you may recognise some of the cuts on here from his youtube channel SunsetCorp.

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now unfortunately because it's a half hour mix on both sides A & B, and because I've run out of soundcloud time I'm having to upload it to YouTube of all places. Butbefore that I'll leave you once again with a couple of bits I've posted before from OPN's Memory Vague that just so happen to be on this mix too! Enjoy.

Oneohtrix Point Never - Angel [click to download] |HTML5|

Oneohtrix Point Never - Nobody Here [click to download] |HTML5|



In Red,
- Claude Van Foxbat

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Deadbeat's Beats

Hello again! I'm making more of an effort to not let there be big periods of downtime in between posts (and when unis not kicking my arse), and after having the weekend away I needed something quick and easy to share with y'all, so I thought why not my partner in rhyme Deadbeat Demon AKA Earl Grey. Tracks after my reworked version of his soundcloud av.



Kicking things off is a tasty number that reminds me of both Modeselektor's Green Light Go & Kavinsky's The Crash/Flashback combo in equal measure.I had forgotten about this one actually, s it was a nice surpise to run into it again.

Fortune. by The Deadbeat Demon

And just as I've reworked his av, he's been doing some reworking of his own take for example his re-fix of Björk's Play Dead.

Play Dead by The Deadbeat Demon

And topping it all off is a mix of other tracks he's done that I dig. Can't really say much more about them than that, so I'll let the tunes talk and leave you all to enjoy the sounds! don't forget to check out all the demon's tracks over on his soundcloud for more hippity hop goodness

Sweet & Sour by The Deadbeat Demon

Park by The Deadbeat Demon

Fist of death by The Deadbeat Demon

Like Last Time,
- Claude Van Foxbat