CATEGORY: electronic

Thrill Jockey – Record Store

This is a limited edition vinyl compilation of new and unreleased Thrill Jockey artists, released especially for Record Store Day. I managed to pick up a copy, mostly wanting it for the new Tortoise track from their upcoming album (!!!)…

Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins – Clutch of The Tiger

The mysterious Clutchy Hopkins does a long distance collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee. I have yet to pick up an album by either of them, but I plan to soon. I’m still baffled by Clutchy Hopkins, with his connection to…

Teebs – Record Sleeve Series #1

Some interesting record sleeve remixes by Teebs of My Hollow Drum, posted on Brainfeeder. Record Sleeve Series #1My Hollow Drum

Reefer – Reefer

This is a great illustration by Kozyndan for Reefer, a collaboration between Alpha Pup artist Daddy Kev and The Unicorns member Nicholas Thorburn. After becoming close friends, the two isolated themselves in Maui, Hawaii and conceived this mini-album. The music…

Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program – Ghetto Sci-Fi

Finally got my hands on Brainfeeder/Flying Lotus-associate Ras G’s album, Ghetto Sci-Fi, a collection of spaced-out electronic hip-hop beats. The cover features an equally spaced-out collage of three African men and a space vehicle sitting beneath the stars on what…

J Dilla – Donuts

February’s been officially declared “Dilla Month”; a time to celebrate one of the most influential producers in hip-hop and ‘neo-soul’, James Yancey, who sadly died on February 10th, 2006, three days after his birthday. I thought this would be a…

Clue To Kalo – Lily Perdida

Another album from Mush Records that I heard nothing about. “Clue to Kalo” was originally the pseudonym of Australia-based singer & producer Mark Mitchell. This expanded into a 3-piece live band later on. The music would fall under the “folktronica”…

Prefuse 73 – Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian

This is the album cover for Preuse 73’s new album, due April 14th. Not sure who’s responsible for it According to commentor Judah, the cover is by Dan McPharlin, who I’ve been seeing a lot of lately and discussed previously.…

Dim Dim – Whip

I hadn’t heard of Dim Dim (aka Jerry Dimmer) until recently when the brightly colored cover of his album “Whip” got my attention. Dim Dim is a music producer living in Belgium, creating playful electronic music which kind of reminds…

Her Space Holiday – Xoxo, Panda & The New Kid Revival

This artwork caught my eye in the shop a few weeks ago. I lost track of Mush Records releases for a while which is why I missed this. Thankfully, it peaked my interest in the label again. Xoxo, Panda &…

Deerhoof – Offend Maggie

This Deerhoof album slipped completely under my radar, not realizing it was released until late December. Maybe I hadn’t been checking Pitchfork enough or something, but I was surprised that I actually really enjoyed the album. I’m somewhat over noise-rock…

Squarepusher – Just A Souvenier

This album was on my Top 10 list of ’08 for making me interested in Squarepusher again. I wanted to highlight the cover because I thought it went well with the futuristic alien rock band theme attached to the tracks.…

Obligatory Top 10 Albums of ’08

Every music blog has a end-of-the-year top 10 something. 2008 was a good year for music, I think. This list is a sample of all the great things released in ’08. There may be a slight advantage to music released…

Jean-Jacques Perrey & Luke Vibert – Moog Acid

An album I should have picked up a while ago, Moog Acid is a collaboration between electronic music pioneer Jean-Jacques Perrey and Luke Vibert (aka Wagon Christ/Plug/etc). Australian artist/designer Dan McPharlin is responsible for the cover, featuring some of his…

Madlib – Beat Konducta Vol. 1, 2, 5, 6

Stones Throw put up a short article about how Jeff Jank created the covers for Madlib’s Beat Konducta series. All four depict the same album after varying stages of decomposition after being damaged by a leak in Peanut Butter Wolf’s…

Dam-Funk – Purple

If Dam-Funk created the soundtrack to Sega’s classic Outrun… I think it’s a good match. Stones Throw has been hyping this guy up an awful lot. I’m excited to see what he’ll be up to in 2009. His addition to…

Samon Kawamura – Unfold

A fold-out poster from what of one my surprise favorites of 08′, Germany-based Samon Kawamura’s Unfold. Didn’t know who he was before hearing the album. Then I noticed that I kept listening to it repeatedly. Now I play both of…

DJ I-Dee – Swollen Dome

A video for Miami-based artist DJ I-Dee for his album, Solitude, done by a friend of mine, Mykola Dosenko. Great classic video game themes throughout. He put a lot of work into this, and I think it was quite worth…

Thunderheist – Jerk It

Interesting video from new Big Dada Records signee, Thunderheist, directed by That-Go. I don’t know if I could hold a rooster like that. That-GoThunderheist via Joy Engine

Count Bass D – Robbed Without A Pistol

I’m not sure how I missed this. Maybe it was too under-the-radar for the already-under-the-radar blogs I subscribe to? I don’t know. But back in September Count Bass D posted an album of instrumentals on his blog (he has a…