Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Daft Punk: Random Access Memories. Review Sketch

year: 2013

tones of: george clinton, scissor sisters, the flaming lips, david bowie, elton john

genre samples: disco, house, progressive rock, funk, psychedelic rock, movie/show/stadium sounds

music: fun, meticulous, robotic, dreamy, danceable, retro, light, ernest, big, kaleidoscopic, fromage, diverse

favs: give life back to music, instant crush, lose yourself to dance (despite the cheese), get lucky*, beyond, fragments of time, doin' it right, contact

note: apparently this was produced using NOT one sample? - almost unbelievable, but definitely impressive.

bonus: *i like this get lucky version without pharrell much better

score: 8/10 (rounded up)

Friday, May 10, 2013

A Long Distance Poem


She reminds me of the summer
When all about is blinding white and frozen
Do you deserve the warmth you wonder
When the seasons have said you didn't

Fate brought her to me by chance
I do hope that choice brings her back again
Earlier and often
For longer and later
Dismissing any physical restraints of nature
That conspire to keep us apart

Because my heart begins to beat
Through sparkling rays of her light, heat
Reflections in the pool of water at my feet
I just need a few more days, weeks 
To figure out how to get her not to leave

Shlohmo: Bad Vibes. Review Sketch

year: 2011

tones of: flying lotus, four tet

genre samples: house, r&b, glitch hop, techno, indie-electronica

music: dark, simple, spacey, light, tinkering, warm, slow, building, jazzy, ambient, nostalgic, serious

favs: places, anywhere but here, sink, i can't see you i'm dead, get out, your stupid face, seriously, same time

cover: the cover art comes off abstract at first, but it's really just the artist standing to the left of a kitchen sink (probably his own since he took the photo himself) with an image of leaves projected all over the background. pretty cool stuff.

score: 8.5/10

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Local Natives: Hummingbird. Review Sketch

year: 2013

tones of: grizzly bears, radiohead, the shins, coldplay (some vocals), black keys

genre samples: indie pop, indie rock

music: somber, driving, melodic, fast paced, tumbling, harmonic, sweet, sad

lyrics: searching, love forlorn, longing, reflective, earnest, yearning

favs: heavy feet, wooly mammoth, colombia

cover: the cover is apparently a photo of the band climbing up onto the roof of their practice space mashed up with the desktop background of one of the members. interesting.

score: 7.5/10