Wednesday 6 March 2019

Ilictronix Podcast: This One Time, At Band Camp

"Claude and Adam are back to discuss their favorite tracks of the week! In this episode: Claude shares some recent Bandcamp finds, Adam shares what he listened to while in Texas"

After a longer than anticipated break, we are back on track with all things podcast! As I say in the episode it's actually been quite refreshing, though I've been itching to lay down these selections for a while now (and some of them will crop up again in a few months when I do the inevitable cyberpunk episode I've talked about). It's a slightly eclectic cross section of my bandcamp library this time (be warned it leans heavily on the soundtrack side because that's where I pick up all my indie game stuff!), this is definitely a format I'm going to revisit in future, I really like shining a light on the random bits and pieces I've acquired, doubly so when it gives us a break from the usual big names I talk about. Starting with a piece from Echochamber's i'm real, i'm here (which again, is most certainly going to make another appearance in the future). I'm not really doing the album justice by playing a single track from it here, as I say in the episode it's absolutely an album that is meant to be experienced sequentially. I picked the lone hip-hop infused track for this week's choices, there's nothing really else on the album like it which makes it stand out even further to boot, it takes a more downtempo turn towards the end that's more like the rest of the album's vibe though. But I included it because it's re-ignited a love of instrumentals once again so stay tuned in the next couple weeks for that showing up.

After that it's a tour de soundtracks once again, I talk about Graeme Norgate and how important his soundtrack work was to a young Foxbat, before hitting you with yet another example of me legitimately loving a song that's become a meme with Pascal Michael Stiefel's Peace And Tranquility which is no word of a lie one of my favourite house songs of recent years despite it's original context ans subsequent meme-ification. After that it's awhirlwind tour of sci-fi soundtracks courtesy of Ben Prunty for FTL, a fantastic album that is full of lush space-y sounds and finally a bit of the Neotokyo soundtrack by Ed Harrison (who now goes by 0edit). **Links to everyone's respective bandcamps will be in the show notes!**

Adam returns on top form, with a vertical slice of his southern listening that is once again very much his style. It's almost a shame I was the first to go this week, I'd have loved to hear Adam's choices back-to-back. He hits s with the usual affair, though definitely tinged by his recent travels. We even hit some absolute classics towards the end too which again makes me wish we'd coordinate lists sometimes. We at least planted the seeds of an 80's episode once again! be sure to remind yourself of that, future me. We leave off this week with a bombastic bootleg courtesy of Jean Sean and the collective Sophisticated Delinquency, you're not going to want to miss it! Full tracklist below as per usual.

Carly Simon - Why

Claude’s picks:
Echochamber - blindfoldz [& ticking clockz]
Graeme Norgate - SpyFi Tileset
Pascal Michael Stiefel - Peace And Tranquility
Ben Prunty - Engi (Battle)
0edit - Stopgap

Adam’s Picks
Vtgnike - Nervnii RnB
Shigeto - Detroit Pt. 2
Jacques Greene - Another Girl
Girl - Higher
Inner City - Good Life

Amerie - 1 Thing (Mr. Alexis Remix)

Oh boy do we have a whole host of show notes this week, going artist by artist:
Echochamber's album 'm real, i'm here is available on bandcamp here, and additionally that campaign to get it pressed on vinyl has succeeded! if you would like one of your own on vinyl they are still taking orders as far as I know on the project page here!

Graeme Norgate's bandcamp is here, and it is full of (most of) his soundtrack work going back to the N64 days! I reccomed the Timesplitters albums naturally,they have some gorgeous pieces on there, and some straight up dnacable tunes too.

Ben Prunty's bandcamp is here! he does stellar work (no pun intended). I once again recommend the FTL soundtrack, as well as the mini-EP of extra tracks he released when a big update for the game happened too.

Finally, Ed Harrison's new 0edit bandcamp is here, the Neotokyo soundtrack is split into two albums; NSF and GSDF, I can wholeheartedly recommend both. I have yet to check out his other solo realse but I most definitley should given how I've fallen back in love with the Neotokyo stuff.

Jean Sean and his collective have a few releases under their belts already, the rmeix for our outro this week was taken from Tesoro Vol. 1, and you can see the rest of their releases so far here!

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