Start of the new week with some wacky electronica from Clark, performing “Grit in the Pearl”
Naxxos is an electronic music duo based in Vienna, and “New Orleans” is an electronic dance track enlivened by scorching saxophone solos. What can I say? I grew up in the 1980s.
What are you listening to this week?
Song of the Week has not been weekly lately, but hopefully this will tide you over until I get my act together.
This is one of those weeks where just one song is not jumping out at me as THE song of the week, but there are a handful of contenders, so I’m just going to throw out a grab bag of songs of the week. No commonalities here other than I would probably like these songs for their titles alone.
“Her Majesty’s Socialist Request” – RJD2
This track by Philadelphia-based producer RJD2 is a great sonic piece of instrumental electronica/hip-hop.
“Melding of the Minds” – Deltron 3030 (featuring Zach De La Rocha)
I was already drawn to the sound of this track which is reminiscent of 90’s era political rap at it’s most ardent, but the guest appearance of Rage Against the Machine’s Zach De Lo Rocha put it over the top.
“Poem Found in the Pocket of an Amazon” – My Bubba
Mellow out now with My Bubba, an Icelandic/Swedish folk duo, whose quirky slow tunes remind me of Jolie Holland
What are you listening to this week? The floor is open.
The electronic duo from London, Mount Kimbie, create a sonorous world on their track “Made to Stray.”
KEXP describes the song as follows:
“Made To Stray” is a twisting and turning five minutes of electronic music that thrives on restlessness as it whirrs through. After three-and-a-half minutes of subtly tense buildup, the duo’s vocals show up, but low in the mix, as if they were pieces of the machine rather than the lead component. When they hit the titular refrain clearly in the song’s intro, they’re gone as fast as they came, onto another path.
What is your song of the week? Let me know in the comments!
Filmmaker David Lynch has made an interesting second career as a musician. His latest song “Star Dream Girl” is a mix of blues, electronica, and Lynchian weirdness. Read more about the story behind the song at Pitchfork.
What are you cranking up on your radio this week?
“Cirrus” by British DJ Bonobo (aka Simon Green) features electronic beats, bells reminiscent of the gamelan, and the trippiest music video ever made with 1950s iconography.
Any groovy new tunes running through your head this week? Let me know in the comments.