Thursday 9 June 2011

Oh, Hello Again

Exactly a year ago today, I made my very first post on here. Writing for a music blog had been a aspiration of mine, but I never thought I'd have the supply of tracks to work with it. I applied to ilictronix both times positions became available, and in hindsight my first effort was not exactly stellar to say the least. When I saw that positions were open last year, I attempted again, this time with much more effort and a lot more music experience under my belt. for a long time reader of music blogs it was a dream come true, if a bit overwhelming wondering what to post and hoping people will like what you put up; I eventually settled into it, and here we are now.

What's changed in the time between then and now? well, quite a lot actually: everything from my writing style and the ever growing record collection of mine to life in general has changed in some way. For example, if you'd have told me a year ago I'd be an art student, I wouldn't believe you. Then there's Photography which was something people always told me I should do, so I did! That's going pretty well too, resulting in some snazzy artsy stuff like what you see above. This new creative centric work regime is something I never thought I'd like, but I do, the freedom you're allowed compared to other subjects is quite something.

But enough about me, let's talk about you. Or rather, your music. First up is a track I really wanted to include in my first post but couldn't get ahold of it in time, more Boards Of Canada's early stuff that's more techno based than their later work.

Now I know you all hate on the cliché dubstep sound, but there's two sides to every coin, right? Here's something comparable to Pangaea's Router that was posted a while back, check it out if you're looking for some lighthearted sounds and not shelf wobbling basslines.

Next is the first ever Nightmares On Wax track (well, tracks) I heard, originally made for 1999's Carboot Soul, it instead appeared on the soundtrack to 2000 film Kevin & Perry Go Large along with Ethinc Majority from Carboot Soul. I still think it's one of NOW's best ever tracks.

And just because I'm on an electro kick at the moment (and I know some of you won't read any of this anyway) take a break from my usually eclectic track selections and enjoy some of my favourite electro tunes I've collected over the years. Some are old, some are new, turn off the light, read a book. you are ready.

Toasted Until Browned,
-Claude Van Foxbat


twiggy said...

Great post man. The music is phenomenal as always and it sounds like you are heading down the right road. Keep it up, I really enjoy all your posts. Ilictronix is one of the best things I have ever found and is my number one and pretty much only music blog (besides the hype). It's because of you guys that I keep coming back.

canvas print said...

Thank you for the post, was really good and love the tracks,