deBonton Grab Bag by Various Artists (Paris, France)
Here is a collection of strange fun poppy club music from Paris. The collection is brought to you by deBonton, an entity putting out great dance music straight from a city that does that shit right. Their manifesto is fantastic, “deBonton is a world of stupid honest nudity”, they believe that “There’s no victory ceremony at the end of this shit. So live naïve and live now. Cause magic’s real.” It is always great to find a group who has a beautiful and clear direction for the future, these guys are one of em, check it. @dingusrecords
Posted in A: Spinrad, T: LP/EP
Tagged deBonton Grab Bag, dream pop, electro, Paris, pop, pop dance, pop pop, power pop, Various Artists, weird
Soulbound Volume Nine by Various Artists (New York, New York) *
Soulbound Volume Nine marks the introduction of Leah Lovecat to our staff- and for the first time, I’m not picking all the tracks. With another amazing set of artists contributing to the free download, our ninth edition is just another step up in a long chronology of DIY history. As always, we’d like to thank the musicians. Without them, there is no blog. Dingus
I¢epunk by Various Artists (February 9, 2012)
This 62-track-more-than-an-LP wraps up the Aural Sects sound in the most sloppy, unprecedented statement ever made (possibly). Without any sense of cohesion, the album takes the scenic route from point A to step 2 without any explanation. If you have the time, and the comprehension skills, meditate on this one because each group, while clearly a part of the demented family, brings their own special sauce to the table. If Aural Sects has done nothing else, they have, surely, engineered their own pseudo-genre.
Dope Halloween Fuck by Various Artists (October 29, 2011) *
Dope Halloween Fuck is a seasonal compilation album from Crash Symbols that, quite literally, has too many gems to highlight. Staggering through some moody pacing, and perfect for returning home wasted, the album boasts a consistant cast (no easy task for a curator) and delivers a transformation of atmosphere fit for the occasion.
Music For Saharan Cellphones by Various Artists (October 10, 2011) *
Press Release: In 2010 returning from extensive travel in Mali and Mauritania, Chris Kirkley (Sahel Sounds) presented “Music from Saharan Cellphones”. The music on the compilation was collected from cellphones in the Northern Malian town of Kidal. In much of West Africa, cellphones are are used as all-purpose multimedia devices. In lieu of personal computers and high speed internet, cellphones house portable music collections, playback songs on tiny built-in speakers, and swap files through peer-to-peer Bluetooth wireless transfer. The songs collected in Kidal range from DIY Tuareg guitar, auto-tuned Moroccan chaabi, Malian coupé décalé, and fruityloop hip hop. Originally released as a limited run cassette tape by Mississippi Records in Portland OR, the cassette was uploaded to blogs and online media hubs, and quickly became a viral source of new and inspiring sounds.