is amazing, it's basically Feist covering one Mastodon song (Black Tongue) and Mastodon covering one Feist song (A Commotion). Not really a big Mastodon fan but their take on A Commotion is pretty good considering how multi-layered and orchestral the original song was. Definitely liking Feist's song more though.Beach House - Bloom
is a pretty decent album. I've been seeing this name a lot the past year or so but never really listened to them. Her voice is really interesting, like kind of from another era.
Took a while to start liking the voice though.
Beach House - Mythhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuvWc3ToDHg
Also grabbed Ukkonen - Spatia
from nodata. Always interested in listening to Finnish electronic music (Ukkonen means thunder) but I usually end up being disappointed. This is really bass-heavy and even somewhat psychedelic and spacy. A lot of reverb and simple melodies but it's definitely interesting. This guy is very underground so can't find any of his stuff on youtube. I can definitely hear Thomas Fehlmann influences.
Thomas Fehlmann - Wasser im Flusshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArAhFcHwLnEÓlafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - Stare
is a must-listen for me. I don't know shit about classical music but Ólafur Arnalds has always worked for me. Eulogy for Evolution (Arnalds' LP) is a master piece and it's really interesting to listen through it in one sitting. I bet there's something in the Icelandic drinking water that makes them produce so soothing music. Or maybe it's just the landscape.
I think there is a documentary about Icelandic music on vimeo but I forgot the name. It has Ólafur and Jónsi and the likes if I remember correctly.
Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - a2http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiEalUL8FnoHousemeister - Music is Awesome Remixed
is pretty much what I expected. Basically a few of his label mates and other common electro producers remixing some tracks from his 2012 Music is Awesome LP. The track that stands out for me is Zombie Nation's remix of Clarisse, mostly because Zombie Nation was one of the first producers that made me get into electronic music (he produced a lot more than Kernkraft, you know). His recent collaboration with Tiga and some of his new singles have been kind of boring for me, but I can definitely hear his older sound in this remix. If I had to give Zombie Nation a unique genre it would be sad or melancholic electro.
Housemeister - Clarisse (Zombie Nation Remix)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI2Pa1B4mtw
And yet another Boys Noize release: Electric Rescue - Rave Strength
, despite its name, is not really a party-starter. I know I probably shouldn't always compare releases to music produced by another producer but this sounds kind of like smoother Felix Cartal. On my defense it is kind of easy to compare unoriginal electronic music to similar unoriginal electronic music. Maybe I'm becoming more and more picky with my electronic music but this whole EP apart from Illogic is pretty predictable. 'Predictable' shouldn't be in my vocabulary when I'm talking about Boys Noize releases but there it is. Maybe the three other tracks will grow on me but I doubt it. Seems like Illogic is the only track worth mentioning here.
Electric Rescue - Illogichttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp2WtVtWNAo This post has been edited by Norse on Thu - Apr 26 2012 - 05:54:53