6.11.2006

I'm back by request. A specific request, which was to make a list of what I've been listening to lately. Here's a list of five w/a few notes:

1. Filastine

Filastine is beats, noise, and melody without borders. In this negative review from PopMatters the reviewer actually manages to get to the heart of what is good about Filastine's music:
Burn It is a humanist sort of protest album, one based in the sounds and experiences people live with. It also is a rather mellow one, too much so for an album that should get you riled up, make you want to tour the world and try to change it for the better.

Precisely the point. Filastine's music has a protest element to it, but it's not dripping with anger, beating you into submission so as to assimilate you into their own viewpoint. It's too smart for that. Their music is precisely because it breaks down all the normal borders that sit between experimental and popular styles.

2. Electronic "Getting Away With It"

Did you know Johnny Marr from The Smiths, Bernard Summer from New Order, and Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys did a song together. I didn't. I know this was a big single, I definitely recognized it when I downloaded it the other day, but no wonder it's so damn good.

3. Spank Rock

People have been on this for a long time now, so I won't try to add too much. Spank Rock is a rapper and he's teamed up with some damn good producers, and they make hot shit. Booty/Baltimore Club/Bass music for people who dig cowbell and mildly abstract lyrics.

4. Jibbs "Chain Hang Low"

One of my favorite songs right now. Chorus is sung to the melody of "Do Your Ears Hang Low", sung by a bunch of kids, but the lyrics are different. They go like this:

Do your chain hang low
does it wobble to the floor
does it shine in the light
is it platinum, is it gold
can you throw it over your shoulder
if yr hot it makes you cold
do your chain... hang... low?

Not much to add to that.

5. Dubstep

Like grime but instrumental and pretty much not danceable at all. If the words/phrases breakcore, microhouse, IDM, and, well, grime for that matter... if those don't ring any bells I wouldn't fuck with this because this is on some electronic music geek shit, and really no one needs to be wasting their time listening to this flavor of the month shit other than us nerds. Believe me, you'll be a better person for it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi tootle bums lol this website does not have the original song for does your chain hang low does it wobble to the flow can you tie it in a knot can you tie it in a bow can you throw it over your shoulder.