Wednesday 27 January 2016

Midweek Downtemp

It's Wednesday again. Last night was an absolute farce thanks to a combination of poor web design and faffing around with general information forms. So I'm afraid the more upbeat synthwave wave of posts may be over for a while. Sorry in advance, but for now lets take a walk on the slower side of things.

Roy Lichtenstein - Crying Girl (1964)

It's no surprise to any of y'all now that I do like me some Oneohtrix Point Never. But I'm gonna give you all a break from the usual synthy arpeggio picks and instead show off this massive collab again. The rest of the Borden, Ferraro, Godin, Halo And Lopatin EP is pretty artsy and airy, after all it was recorded as one big jam session if I remember right. Still, I can always count on this one to be a good time, it's far and away the most conventional one on there but it keeps all the gorgeous elements present in the others.

I have a troubled relationship with Birds, most of the time that intro bothers me and I end up skipping it, The rare occasions where I let it play out are worth it though. I don't know if I've ever praised Apparat for his vocal contributions on his own stuff but he deserves it, does a great job of matching the atmosphere.

Been paying The Understanding a few more visits as of late. The bonus tracks included on the deluxe edition are a little hit and miss in parts, but the hits are especially good and provide an instrumental edge that was a little lacking on the main album.

-Claude Van Foxbat

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