Saturday, May 24, 2008


I got an e-mail this morning from Kel McKeown, AKA Kelpe. His latest album Ex-Aquarium (listen here) has been in heavy rotation around here this spring. He creates instrumental music that embraces electronics as well as organic intrumentation. Stylistically he fits in somewhere between the ambience of Boards of Canada, the abstractions of Four Tet and some of the leftfield hip hop of DJ's like Shadow and Cam. It is a fine record. Anyway, he sent me a nice mix he made. It is 32 minutes of mellow vibes and beats, and includes his own Whirlwound, with it's shuffling beats and moody synths. Should be very enjoyable with your Sunday morning paper and coffee...

Kelpe's Soulsearching Mix
Squarepusher - My Sound (Warp)
Tape - Beams (Hapna)
Dimlite - Oh Star (Sonar Kollektiv)
Kelpe - Whirlwound (DC Recordings)
Bumps - Bin Johnston (Stones Throw)
Pedro - Hope Is A Happiness (Mush)
Rustie - Cafe De Phresh (Instrumental) (Stuffrecords)
Dr Who Dat? - Ageless Daisy (Lex)
Soft Machine - Drop (CBS)
Samoyed - Making Snow (Flask)
Fennesz - Happy Audio (Mego)
Gonzalez - Gentle Threat (No Format)

SIART's new muxtape is on a totally '70s kick...

The Pointer Sisters - How Long (Waxy edit)
Ultravox - Dangerous Rhythm
Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
Gary Numan - Airlane
David Bowie - John, I'm Only Dancing Again (Single A-Side '74)
Bill Withers - Use Me
Brian Eno - Sky Saw
Little Feat - Time Loves A Hero
Robert Palmer & Lee Perry - River Stone
Boz Scaggs - Lowdown
Sergio Mendes - After Sunrise
B.T. Express - Give It What You Got

The last 6 posts to my tumblr...

1. Ghostly Swim - a free compilation of leftfield goodness.
2. McCain for Viagra?
3. Weezer's Pork & Beans = youtube inspired lunacy!
4. Cut Copy's Hearts On Fire - great concept.
5. Annie's I Know Ur Girlfriend Hates Me - she's back and as poptastic as ever.
6. The Specials Eyeing Fall Reunion Shows!

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