Thursday 8 May 2014

Let There Be Tracks

Got on an old school kick earlier today as I do every now and then. Back in my bloghopping days when I first started coming here and was picking up a boatload of new tracks every week. Times and taste have changed since then, but I do still have a place in my collection for the old electro.

Atelier Olschinsky - Organic 02

Title track from TBG's follow up, featuring their occasional 80's tinged sound as shown on Aviateur but with a much more post-Kavinsky influence. The album was a little ropey in spots but I'll be damned if they didn't nail it with this one.

Simian Mobile Disco's debut is probably one of the most solid I own, for their first full length it's quality throughout if a little short. Here's track four featuring Char Johnson, surprisingly she's done no other tracks since, thought a lot of people would have picked her up based on the strength of this.

And lastly, them Modeselektor lads. I put Happy Birthday! away for a long time, but now I think it's time for it to trade places with Monkeytown. I came late to their unique blend of electro, IDM and the occasional bit of Hip Hop which is a shame because it's real refreshing. Definitely check them out if you missed the boat like me.

-Claude Van Foxbat

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