Just when we think we've gulped down all the new headphone disco we can stomach, UK-based Lo Recordings comes along with Milky Disco. This 12-track comp comes way correct. Not all the tracks are exclusive, but they're all new—the non-exclusive selections were culled from brand new 12-inches. The track list includes most of today's heavyweights in the genre: Morgan Geist (as Jersey Devil Social Club), Lindstrøm (as Six Cups of Rebels), Sally Shapiro, Daniel Wang and Black Devil.
Georges Vert (aka Jon Brooks) is a lesser-known name on the comp. He's perhaps best known for his downbeat work as King of Woolworths, but we prefer his makeover. Here's his Milky Disco entry:
Milky Disco will be dropping later this month, but if you're one of those impatient types, you can cop it off Bleep in advance.
So yesterday I posted the new Kanye video (as did 90% of the blogosphere). My assumption was that Jonas & François directed the video. I still believe that is the case. However, many sources tell me that Ed Banger in-house graphic designer So Me (self portrait above) directed the video. I understand that Jonas & François actually _directed_ (i.e., camera work and editing) the "D.A.N.C.E." video, but So Me provided the animation. I believe that is precisely the case for the "Good Life" video, but I cannot prove that nor can I find any source that seems to really have its shit straight. If anyone can provide me with accurate information in regards to this video, please holler.
Maybe there's hope for this town afterall...
Nah, just kidding. But seriously. This event will certainly be an incredbily odd and extremely refreshing thing to witness around these parts. A name like Tittsworth is one you'd be hard pressed to even hear _uttered_ in Fayetteville. But hearing him spin live? In Fayetteville? Well, that's a whole new perplexing can of worms. Unending props to Aerosault for making this thing happen. You'll need to RVSP on the Aerosault site to get guaranteed entry, so don't dally.
Swedish label Häpna just had a sizeable portion of its catalog posted on eMusic. This bulk upload includes the brand new prog gem Verklighet & Beat by Eric Malmberg, on whom we cast the spotlight a few days ago. (We've had a chance to sample the album, and it sounds every bit as good as we had hoped upon first listen—lots of upbeat, jammy moments à la Bo Hansson's Lord of the Rings as well as a few delicate ambient numbers recalling Malmberg's 2005 solo debut.)
The flood also includes three of the four albums by Malmberg's earlier project, Sagor & Swing. The only glarringly essential absence in this update would be Nicolai Dunger's elusive psych-folkie project A Taste of Ra, whose third album is slated for release next week. The album will reportedly be one 42-minute track. Based on this excerpt, it sounds as though Dunger is opting for a jazzier, more Balkan lean:
A Taste of Ra – "Morning of My Life (Excerpt)"
Let's hope eMusic uploads the album accordingly next week.
DISCLAIMER: This isn't my first eMusic flood post. Allow me to clarify that I am not employed by eMusic, but I have been a longtime avid subscriber. If you're still not up on eMusic, let me break things down for you. It's a subscription-based, DRM-free MP3 service. There are different subscription plans, but even on the most basic plan, you'll end up paying around 30¢ per track. On the "Premium" plan, you get 75 downloads for $20. That's about a quarter per download. And that includes one-track albums. In other words, you can download entire albums for quarter. That's a steal. Just sayin'.
BONUS: Here's the Hans Appelqvist video for "Tänk Att Himlens Alla Stjärnor" off his newish Häpna EP, Sifantin och Mörkret: