Archive for November, 2014

FIVE SONGS TO LISTEN TO, CURATED BY WILLIAM THURMAN/ROYER

Monday, November 17th, 2014

For this installment of "Five Songs to Listen To" we have some timeless and generally spacey (mostly) electronic music from rising producer William Thurman, also known as Royer. While he's currently residing in Chicago and putting out sexy deep house tunes on Tasteful Nudes and Material Image, he has roots in Paris, FR and Copenhagen, DK, where I had the pleasure of running into him late one night. He's made a trip over to play in Berlin recently and has been doing the rounds in the US. Without further ado, here are his five songs:

 

1) Newworldaquarium – Avon Sparkle

Could have been so many tracks coming from NWAQ (NY, Trespassers), he is really one of a kind in making loops that are still exciting after 6 min.

 

2) Gigi Galaxy – The Dream

In a similar vibe, a track that could go on forever and seems still so fresh after 20 years (1994!)

 

3) The Railway Raver – Yes I Can Feel It

I have a soft spot for happy/emo slow juno/acid tracks and that is definitely one of my favorites coming from a guy who only released 3-4 records unfortunately.

 

4) X men – Retour aux pyramides

an all time french rap classic, that was on the soundtrack of "Ma 6-T Va Crack-er"

 

5) AFX – Mangle 11

Just because this track is marvelously insane, and also for a subtle use of a Pierre Schaeffer sample in the middle/later part of the track.

 

Be on the lookout for more of WIlliam Thurman's music – follow his soundcloud, scope his discogs, and check out some of his artwork as well. 

FIVE SONGS TO LISTEN TO, CURATED BY MAKING FUCK

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

SLC doom trio MAKING FUCK are set to release their debut full-length "A Harrowing End" this upcoming spring. I was fortunately enough to grab a list of five songs to listen to from guitarist/cool guy Kory Quist – it's a sick list, so please check it out!

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"five songs to listen to"

Shit. this is going to be a hard one. When I think about this question it reminds me of one of my favorite movies – High Fidelity with Jon Cusack. He gets asked a question about his top five favorite albums, and can't come up with a straight answer, only more questions like: when, at home? in the club? .. and so on'.

I guess what I'll do is five songs that are helping me reflect as the winter gets closer and the dawn of a new year is at hand.



Number 1:

Airport by Karate.



This band is one of my most favorite bands to always listen to. But this particular track reminds of the days before jadedness set in, and my friends and I all still had big dreams of being something some day. It makes me think about all the friends that have come and gone. but mostly the ones I'm still friends with. I love it when i get to hang out with some old faces I've known for a decade or more. Feeling that comfortable is.. well, comforting.



Number 2:

Micheal by sadistik

 

This song is about Sadistik finding his dear friend Micheal "Eyedea" Larson dead from a drug overdose.

Any art that is sincerely an imitation of someone's life, I seem to gravitate towards. This song in particular really caught my attention. I like a lot of what this dude does. but this song and the spoken word at the end really hits me hard in trying to understand the world, people, and myself.



Number 3:

The Great Cessation -YOB


The progression of this great band amazes me every time I rock any one of their records. You know Mike is a true artist, which I love. I feel like you get a much more intimate connection with YOB with each record. My dad used to talk about the "classics" when I was young. Well dad, this band is a fucking classic!



Number 4:

Untitled Love Song by The Angels Of Light.




We play loud heavy emotional music in what I thought was rebellion, but I think we are all hopeless romantics in the end, influenced by stories and movies about "true love" with happy endings. We crave this non-realist movie ending that is never going to happen. This song helps me realize that my existence is nothing compared to life as a whole.



Number 5:
Mongrel by Cult Leader



Living in SLC and seeing the progression of the bands and people throughout the years has sustained insight to not only my own learning and progression but for a repressed scene's learning and progression. This song speaks so loudly to me. These dudes defiantly pushing the norm. Thanks for being inspiring to a dead scene .

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Big thanks to Kory for his time. Stay tuned for more installments of FIVE SONGS TO LISTEN TO.

-Arvind