My 2015 Record Store Day List


Must-Haves
Finitribe - 101 Remixes
Jesus & Mary Chain Psychocandy live @ Barrowlands
Jon Hopkins - I Remember (Nils Frahm remix)
Machinedrum - Vapor City Remixes
Oneohtrix Point Never - Commissions II
Slowdive - Blue Day
Spaceape/Kode9 - Ghost Town/ At War with Time
Various - Continuum

Nice-to-have
Air - Playground Love
Brian Eno - My Squelchy Life
Daughter - Winter (War Paint Remix)
Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain
KC & The Sunshine Band - Get Lifted (Todd Terje remix)
Of Montreal - Snare Lustrous Doomings
Swans - Swans (EP)

Did I miss anything else?

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on April 12, 2015 at 10:29 pm, filed under Food for your ears. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Claude Speeed – Some Other Guy

Stuart Turner, aka Claude Speee, paired his ominous and droney track Some Other Guy with Peter Marsden's explorations of New York after dark. Result below - I recommend headphones and a large screen.

 

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on February 16, 2015 at 12:08 am, filed under Food for your ears, Moving Pictures. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Happy End – Kaze Wo Atsumete 風をあつめて (Live Percussion Set)

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on January 11, 2015 at 11:06 pm, filed under Food for your ears. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Takeshi Terauchi And Bunnys – Seichô Takeuchi Bushi

Don't even ask how I got onto this. Just appreciate and be amazed by it.

All thirty minutes of it you impatient prick.

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on January 7, 2015 at 1:12 am, filed under Food for your ears. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Flying Lotus – You’re Dead

Flying Lotus never fails to impress with his album teaser videos.

Case in point here for "You're Dead".

Full album stream here via Spotify:

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on September 11, 2014 at 10:07 pm, filed under Food for your ears, Moving Pictures. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Lucianblomkamp – Help Me Out

Bookmarking this local fella; big things are brewing for him. Been getting high rotations on FBI, and Triple J recently starting playing his stuff as well.

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The official music video for "Help Me Out" below.

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:02 pm, filed under Food for your ears. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Meaningless Samples I

I like to think there is something coherent about these audio samples, but there isn't. These were created using the Figure by Propellerhead app, which is pretty damn rad.

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on June 23, 2014 at 11:25 pm, filed under Food for your ears. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



minimal home audio speakers


 

 

Been keeping an eye out for a set of speakers to be paired up with the Gramafon Jukebox I backed a few months ago (and hopefully will arrive in the mail soon!)

I've been quite attracted to the idea of wall-mounted speakers (Muji, Braun) so that it uses as little functional space in the house as possible. Anything sitting on a table, TV stand, floor, etc. just feels like it's taking up space when the sole function of it is to enrich us with its brilliant sound, and not how it looks or where it sits. Almost like it's meant to be omnipresent, and above everything because in its own way, it's metaphysical. /wankrant

If all else fails, a sexy minimal and wooden finish is a good compromise too. I'm no designer, but what happened to good aesthetic, functional design these days? What happened to "let's just take a step back away from the bottomline and create something actually pretty damn amazing and clever?" I want to be wowed.

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on June 22, 2014 at 11:25 pm, filed under Blueprints, Food for your ears. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Casino Versus Japan

Lack of internet access in the past four months meant a bit of a music drought. Then it kinda hit me in the face after picking up "Come along, do" (below) from the Fader mixtape Tycho did. After exploring more of Casino versus Japan's discography, I was thrilled. It was quite progressive considering when most of the material originally came out (2000s).

Listen via Spotify below:

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on June 5, 2014 at 6:08 pm, filed under Food for your ears. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Buddha Machines

Buddhamachine2.0

When I was traveling in the UK, I downloaded the app version of this and played the Xi Loop track (below) on loop in my dorm room.

I didn't make many friends on that leg.

Buddha Machine - Xi Loop

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This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on April 21, 2014 at 12:24 pm, filed under Food for your ears. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Tycho Fader Mixtape

Yes to this mixtape. Very yes.

 

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2014 Record Store Day Wishlist

My wax shortlist based off the UK Record Store Day list this year:

  • The Field - From Here We Go Sublime
  • Gil Scott-Heron - Nothing New
  • Joy Division - An Ideal for Living
  • London Grammar - Hey Now (Bonobo & Zero 7 Remixes)
  • Oneohtrix Point - Commissions 1

Update

  • Various - The Space Project

Listen via Spotify below

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on April 15, 2014 at 11:21 pm, filed under Food for your ears. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Flying Lotus – Layer 3 @ Opera House

Killed my bad-gig streak 🙂

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on March 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm, filed under Food for your ears, Moving Pictures. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Oneohtrix – Boring Angel

Great sounds and simple animations can turn seemingly simple things into intense narratives.

 

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Tythe – Careless Woman (Lapalux Remix)

Via XLR8R

This entry was written by Jackson Chew, posted on March 7, 2014 at 6:57 pm, filed under Food for your ears. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



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