Broken Bells - S/T (2010)
13 May 2010
22 February 2010
16 February 2010
Kellee Maize - Aligned Archetype (2010)
"Rarely are music listeners presented with the opportunity to dance (which becomes a sort of compulsive urge when listening to Maize) while being intellectually stimulated in the process. Some tracks are designed to blow the linguistic mind and fulfill the inherent desire we all have to hear words fall together to build a colossal tower of meaning and delicious sound. Some are designed to remind you you're a woman, and if you're not to appreciate being in the presence of one. Some are indicative of Maize's five different archetypes, which if you doubted the sense in before listening to the album, chances are you no longer do. All are designed to inspire you, physically, emotionally and intellectually."
09 February 2010
Blockhead - Throwaway Files Vol. 1 (Unreleased Instrumentals) (2010)
I recently found a bunch of old beat tapes (literally cassettes). I hadn’t listened to any of that stuff in over 5/6 years and thought it would be cool to digitalize them. All these beats are either not saved or past the point where i would/could put them out. Included on these cassettes were the first beats I ever made. They date back to around 94/95 before i even had a sampler of my own. My homeboy Kasm (formally of the Atoms family) had just bought a MPC so i would go over there with samples and we’d make beats. this continued till about late 95 when i finally got my own sampler. While it was nice to have my own equipment , the difference in quality between what I was doing and what Kasm and I were doing was noticeable to say the least. in short, my solo beats sucked…for a long time. Not realizing this at the time i recorded everything i made and kept plugging away at it. it’s a good thing i did cause i’d very likely be working some shitty minimum wage job had i not.
so, with that, i give you “throwaway files Vol. 1″. it’s 16 random beats i made between 95-2003 that will never be used or heard in any other way. i chose these 16 randomly from about 175 tracks. the only one i picked specifically was the first beat i ever made (with kasm). it’s pretty bad but still crazy to hear after all these years. if you guys are into this kinda shit, lemme know and i’ll post more as this blog progresses.
I just figured those of you who are into beats and the beat making process (nerds) would be curious of how my beats have progressed over the years.