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To start us off, here’s a mellow, vague vocal, organ synth track. It starts out as an unbelievably vague amalgamation of ambiance….all lightly held together by a simple string of rhythm. Look out for the breakdown @ 1:20 –this is where things get interesting. The vague ambiance is now starting to take shape with a buildup in melody and Boys Noize throws a high pass filter on the drums right before it breaks chorus. Melody is lost as quickly as it took shape. The minimal approach and mid-verse mutation to this track shows how versatile ‘Noize and Siriusmo can get but don’t worry, that delicious melody that had its fleeting stint of fame comes back for an encore of church organ goodness right before the end.
fuck, did i just write that?
Ok now that the deep stuff is out of the way, keyboard bass synth 4 life. Arpeggios 4 life. no thinking needed. GET YO’ ZINZIN BITCH
Late Pass Bonus:
Dragonette. Remember that fun as hell Van She (Tech) (call me, bitches) remix of ‘I Get Around”? They’re back and this original single is so money. Overdrive Overdrive Overdrive Overdrive (Super Keyboards) Overdrive Overdrive Overdrive.
Here’s the Van She Tech remix for those who haven’t heard. Blog vintage! So mode….I could eat that van she tech synth for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Dragonette – I Get Around (Van She Vocal Mix)
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I think the first time I heard the Van She “Kelly” demo was almost 5 years ago in my college dorm room and it was the most amazing thing I had heard (thanks bigstereo). Anyway, some time has passed and just last year, Van She dropped their full length, V. It was(is) amazing and the final cut of Kelly is really something I can keep coming back to. Solid insurance. Van She > Geico.
Van She – Kelly
Shortly after that, a “Kelly” remix EP came out featuring remixes by Shinichi Osawa, Breakbot, M83, and Lifelike. What kind of insane list of producers??? Here’s Breakbot’s cut. And really? Who REALLY needs to say anything about Breakbot anymore?
Van She – Kelly (Breakbot Remix)
definitely head over to myspace or buy the V album via the modshop.
Speaking of Breakbot….Royksopp kind of went mad poppy with their latest single. Kind of makes me wonder what the full length is gonna sound like. J. posted their new video and it’s a feast for the eyes. This single will be released soon with a host of remixes from BOYS NOIZE/BBOT/Datasette.
Royksopp – HUH (Breakbot Remix)
It’s late and I, just as the rest of the blog kingdom musicarius and genus Bloggerazoa, are all just listening to the latest sample track to come out of the Modular spam mailing list.
So that’s like, not even circle jerking, that’s like if a person were to be born with male and female sexual reproductive systems –self inseminating his/her own sperm and fertilizing his/her own egg.
NEXT LEVEL SHIT!!!!!!!!!!! BIG SELF-SEX HERMAPHRODITE SELF-JERK PRODUCING FETUS!
alright i’m over it. it’s late. i’m waking everyone up. this is really loud right now.
the chorus makes me want to self-sex.
oh. AND PROPS TO VAN SHE TECH FOR USING A NEW SYNTH! FUCK YEAAAAAAAA (not that i was getting tired of the old one they used for 2 years straight or anything)
oh and here’s the ladyhawke remix, listen to it and tell me I’m out of my mind/an idiot/fucking idiot/ghey
I surfed to my heart’s content this morning and now I am nice and toasty.
I’ve been talking about Midnight Juggernauts a lot lately -nonstop actually, and you could count on me listening to them at least once during my daily commutes.
Needing no introduction, these beasts from Australia are building quite a repertoire of tracks for their upcoming album.
synth, keyboards, synth keyboards, killer killer killer killer
In other news, I am off to Vancouver next tuesday for yet some more R+R.
I will report from the field.
click on for a summer bonus track