Monday 4 April 2016

TV Sounds

Florin Ciulache - Facility Line (2003)

For the first time in a while we have a pot tied together with a theme! As the title and art would suggest this time its all about tunes on the tele which gives me a bit of room to natter about them. Starting with Cornelius and the opening theme to Ghost In The Shell Arise, which is on the whole a lot more electronic than previous GITS soundtracks. It wouldn't sound amiss on some Beats or Future Garage compilation or something like that, it's a gorgeous listen and I am in love with the sounds on offer every single time it comes up.

I've overlooked the soundtrack parts of FlyLo's Ideas... .RAR until now. The Lotus has always had close ties with Adult Swim and two tunes included on Ideas ae the opening and closing themes for an entire season of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The opening track is deliciously smooth and features both the show's cast and FlyLo himself on the vocal front.

The closer on the other hand is an entirely different beast. Featuring that rough round the edges feel that's at least partially inspired by Mr. Oizo, Chasing Apples does an excellent job of displaying FlyLo's versatility if nothing else. I only wish it were mastered a bit quieter because it makes me jump every time.

-Claude Van Foxbat

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