Archive for the ‘Blues’ Category

King Krule – Out Getting Ribs (ldotsdot Dub)

Monday, September 16th, 2013
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A dark and atmospheric re-work which drives the original even further into the pit of despair from which it came from.
 

 

Slim K – Nice & Slow 46: A Sade Love Session

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
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You already know.
 

 
via Dayandadream
 

MIXTAPE PREMIERE: .L.W.H. – VT AIC: CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
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Recorded during the same sessions as .L.W.H.’s sophomore LP “CIA TV”, “VT AIC: CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION” demonstrates the deep range of vocal styles and musical detours he took during the process. Perhaps more adventurous and certainly wider in scope, the mixtape (don’t call it an album!) finds .L.W.H. exploring deeply: unquantized MPC bangers, majestic dream pop, simmering Texan post-rock, proto-punk vocal wailing, and the mindbending futurist funk that has become a staple of his hip-hop production all come into play. It features guest spots from frequent collaborator Astrronomy, a remix for his production partner Julian Wass’ pop band Fol Chen, and a bonus jam to conclude it all featuring Mondre M.A.N. of Main Attrakionz. For those interested in the wide-ranging musical impulses and experiments of .L.W.H. beyond his official output, you now have your tape.

 
Not much I could add to the description above, but here’s why I personally enjoyed this tape: On paper it seems like it could be a massive clusterfuck, but when you play it through somehow it works. The disparate genres don’t clash, instead they actually compliment each other and the progression from one to the next is surprisingly smooth. .L.W.H. himself is the pin that holds it all together, in an auteurist kind of way. Regardless of how different individual songs sound they all feel like they’re coming from the same creative source. And their sum total is one of the more unique and interesting artist-originated mixtapes I’ve heard in some time. Enjoy.
 

STREAM: .L.W.H. – VT AIC: CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION


DOWNLOAD: .L.W.H. – VT AIC: CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION


 

Nina Simone – The Time is Now

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
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A previously unreleased song, released by her family in honor of what would have been her 80s birthday.
 
This thing stops time for about 2 minutes.
 

STREAM: Jimi Hendrix – Somewhere (Unreleased)

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
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With Buddy Miles on drums and Stephen Stills on bass. Nothing else to say after that.
 
A whole album of unreleased things like this is scheduled for March 5th.
 
EDIT: If this stream doesn’t work, TRY IT HERE ON RS

Screwing Yourself To Live: A Chopped & Slowed Tribute To Black Sabbath (Presented By Purple Tape Pedigree and Steady Bloggin’)

Monday, December 17th, 2012
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We thought up this after we smoked too much weed. Usually these kinds of brilliant flights of fancy evaporate when the haze does, but this one stuck around. We joked about it, then we joked some more, and then suddenly Geng was actually doing it. And now here it is, in all its improbable stoned glory. And it’s fucking awesome.
 
For all the inherent jokey novelty of the idea, Geng took it very seriously and put a shitload of effort into the execution. Beyond the track selection, it’s his mixing and blending and insistence on perfecting even the most minute details that make this thing work as well as it does. So huge props to him for doing it and letting me be a part of it. Thanks also to John Turner Jr for the cover art, and to Gilla Monsta for some additional dirty work. Enjoy!
 
DOWNLOAD (ALT LINK 1): Screwing Yourself To Live: A Chopped & Slowed Tribute To Black Sabbath
 
DOWNLOAD (ALT LINK 2): Screwing Yourself To Live: A Chopped & Slowed Tribute To Black Sabbath
 

 
Check out the back cover below.
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