gorillaz

  • Thu
    Nov 01
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Sun
    Nov 04
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

2005 musique de casa

enough political bob sinclairbanter; time to dance through the election, and beyond, with music from 2005 that will keep your heart pulsing rapidly--but in a good way.

this week, i start off the show with some easy-going dance tunes from 2005 (american satoshi tomiie, filipino/american greenskeepers, french electroniquistes daft punk, french production wiz bob sinclair [left] and singer gary pine, eclectic gorillaz, brazilian luka), then slow down and space things out a little bit (with finnish band kirpi and a 2005 melody from mccartney), and then space-hop til you drop (italian slok, british psych-trancers shpongle--especially their "levitation nation"), before dropping you back to the leaf pile with uk's goldfrapp.

it's a wordly dance experience from 2005. the tracks.

  • Thu
    Jan 13
    11:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jan 16
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

2010 in review

I continue to review last year's music, and there's a lot of good stuff. This week you'll hear tracks from RJD2, Vampire Weekend, and Gorillaz. gorillazThey're real but they look like cartoons; Snoop Dog performs with them (he's somewhat more real, but barely).

My surprise discovery for 2010 is Emancipator. You'll appreciate their smooth, ambient style, but with more sophisticated arrangements and melodies than most ambient artists.

The surprise new artist of 2010 was Jimi Hendrix, whose long forgotten "Valleys of Neptune" was finally released.

  • Thu
    Dec 02
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am
  • Sun
    Dec 05
    11:00 am -
    12:00 pm

2005

Only 5 years ago, the year 2005 had some breakthrough music.

shpongle

British semi-real act Gorillaz released some great tracks on their CD "Demon Days"; I'll play "Feel good inc" which balances the melancholy vocals of Daman Albarn with the powerful rap of De La Soul

The UK electronic band Shpongle [left] released a surprisingly melodic and joyful CD, "Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland."

Best track: "Levitation nation."Bob Sinclair's "Love generation" will play in your head for the rest of the day.

For the entire playlist, go to: http://kruufm.com/node/9089

  • Thu
    Mar 18
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

2010 is here now

Andy Mac's "Intercranial, etc" has already premiered the latest discovery of new/old Jimi Hendrix tracks from Jimi's 1969 Electric Ladyland recording session that are (for logistical and legal reasons) just now being heard in the light of day. The album features some new versions of old songs and a few that have never been heard. Warning: these are rough demos of final versions that would never be made, so understand that the vocals are more than rough and the arrangements are sketchy. Nonetheless, you will nvampire weekendot have heard these sounds before.

But new music has also been released in 2010 that is new in every sense of the word.

The second CD from Vampire Weekend (left) called "Contra" is more consistent--though with perhaps fewer highs--than their premiere 2008 self-titled CD. This release shows that they have much to say musically and lyrically. Hailing from NYC, they show a Paul Simon-like depth to their lyrics, a similar sparce (but stronger) vocal style, and a freshness to their performance and arrangements. "Horchata" is a gem.