2010 Favorites: Music for Savage Tropical Imagery
I posted about Yuuki Matthews’ Music for Savage Tropical Imagery when it came out — his hypnotic contribution to Asthmatic Kitty’s library music series (an overall gutsy, interesting experiment on the part of the label and its musicians) has him utilizing old drum machines and a good deal of distortion and delay to shape hazy organic/electro hybrids into something tangible and...
2010 Favorites: Disconnect From Desire
School of Seven Bells - Windstorm by VagrantRecords I wrote about School of Seven Bells’ Disconnect From Desire for PopMatters’ end-year best albums list. Read here. I thought a lot about 1990s era BritPop when I first heard it, as I mentioned at The Whisper Council.
Berlin techno meets grayed-out UK garage on Step In Shadows, the second EP from SBTRKT for XL’s Young Turks imprint. My PopMatters review continues here. .
Teebs, Shigeto, and 'Environmental Studies'
Teebs - ‘Arthur’s Birds’ by BRAINFEEDER I wrote about Teebs and Shigeto in the December 2010 issue of The Brooklyn Rail.
Writer Ian Mathers on Liumin, one of 2010’s more captivating techno records (via @popmatters) http://t.co/fBAFEpp
Unsure I can adequately express my strong distaste for the indie band-xmas-themed Hyundai commercials.
Just how reckless can the opinion page editors at the Washington Post get? http://bit.ly/i3Lpmz via @harpers
Teebs, Shigeto, and ‘Environmental Studies’ — my new piece in The Brooklyn Rail http://bit.ly/f32ayX
The CIA: A Law Unto Itself | The Nation http://bit.ly/dInqcO
Blogging the WikiLeaks, For Thursday, Day 12 | The Nation http://bit.ly/hXHQtB via @gregmitch
Fox boss caught slanting news reporting, the sky reportedly blue http://bit.ly/fjgOeB
Nigeria Charges Dick Cheney In Bribery Scandal http://on.wsj.com/fQijEh
Obama Caves on Tax Cuts, Endorses “Bush-McCain Philosophy” | The Nation http://bit.ly/fSJ3oT
My capsule review of Max Cooper’s ‘Expressions’ (via @popmatters) http://t.co/5Mw3tgG
New from @jasoncooknv — My Life With the Tape Hiss Cult (via @popmatters). Check other columns in Diff Engine, too http://t.co/oTgESov
Eric Alterman: Think Again | The Post Panders to Conservatives http://bit.ly/i7dZer