Thursday, June 30, 2011

FTRK #50 = "Found Out" by Caribou

Found Out - Caribou (2010)

Someone described this song as the perfect accompanyment for a bike ride in the rain through urban streets. I'd have to fully agree with them on that, really. The trashcan like drums, the chime of the bells like raindrops being assimulated into a puddle, and the rotary motion of the synth. What a wonderful slurry.

Speaking of which, Caribou's from my hometown, Dundas. Good times...

Further Listening:
Official Website
Caribou on MySpace

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

FTRK #49 = "Am I" by Kode9 and the Spaceape

Am I - Kode9 and the Spaceape (2011)

With a fine balance between the accented vocals of Spaceape and the spinnerette-esque release of synth and sound from Kode9, "Am I" pulls together as a standout track from their latest collaborative release, Black Sun. The multitude of questions put forth lyrically are compounded with the chemical nature of the electronica to produce a sort of etherous sound.

Further Listening:
Kode9 on MySpace
Spaceape on MySpace

Monday, June 27, 2011

FTRK #48 = "Firework Spraying Moon" by Jonti

Firework Spraying Moon - Jonti (2011)

"Firework Spraying Moon" is a jugular, whirling artwork compressed and refined to a fine mist of delecacy and flavours. It's too bright to look at directly, suiting the form or a mirage in a heat-drenched desert. The rhythm is riddled with intricacies over its brief lifespan... but still ripe with intensity.


Further Listening:
Jonti at Stones Throw Records

Saturday, June 25, 2011

FTRK #47 = "Atlas" by Battles

Atlas - Battles (2007)

"Atlas" is specially engineered with powerful, twelve cylinder driving beat, capable of carrying a significantly large payload in the process, generally consisting of electrifying guitar riffs, cartoonishly distorted vocals, and a bass drum kicking up a marching beat. A 2007 model from the line, Mirrored, Battles have constructed a beast of a jam. It's powerful, clockwerk, and has a fully functional anatomy of its own.


Further Listening:
Official Website
Battles on MySpace

Friday, June 24, 2011

FTRK #46 = "Times Is Weird" by John Maus

Times Is Weird - John Maus

With a sound that probably would've been a hit in the eighties, "Times Is Weird" is a very lo fi groove with some sweet, basic synth. The song is riddled with plucky electronic sounds and an almost trademark mute effect. A gorgeous violin clip resonates partway through the song's squishy sound, simple and effective akin to Maus' straight-to-the-point lyrics.

Further Listening:
Maus on Myspace
Official Website

Monday, June 13, 2011

STRK #7 = "Spectres de Mouse" by Mouse on the Keys

Spectres de Mouse - Mouse on the Keys

Fresh jazz, full of energy and enthusiam. A sudden jolt of joy, a vision. And before you know it, you're on your way again. It's a reflective moment, one of lustre and beauty. It ripples into mind as the day progresses. It's a summary of one's day to day life.

Official Video:

Suggested by Nucleose

Further Listening:
Official MySpace

Sunday, June 12, 2011

FTRK #45 = "Activate" by Atari Teenage Riot

Activate - Atari Teenage Riot (2010)

Returning from a long hiatus, Atari Teenage Riot put out their bold statement, "Activate". The track features a ruthless, agressive feel as it crushes the skull like rock candy while wheting an over-the-top mob mentality. The intro is dominative and the bass is ever compelling, pushing boundaries out of the way with sheer force.

Further Listening:
ATR on MySpace
Official Website