Friday, October 9, 2009

Let's Paint This Town A Certain Color

Some music to send you out on your weekend boys n girls. Sorry I didn't keep you informed the past two days, but I hope this makes it worth it.

We start with a song by one of the true music blog breakouts, Keenhouse of Binary, part of a vibrant LA electro scene that reflects the brashness and attitude of the city. I've seen Keenhouse live (my friend tried to get an interview through his annoying live singer, a decision discouraged by me) though I can't say that I was there for him (I was there for College). Now Binary is releasing LA Lights, it's debut record, a compilation of songs from the label artists in order to kickstart internet buzz, so we'll help them out with the best track I've heard related to the record:

Keenhouse - Ari-es (Hemingway's Starlight Yacht Remix) (alt)

On a similar vibe, we turn our heads towards a regularly LTBN feature, Miami Horror. The producer from Australia has brought us a change but not entirely devoid of his signature sound. It shows good tact to go towards a more G.L.O.V.E.S.-ish , yacht-house, especially when he displays it so flawlessly. It still maintains the elements that made him so good, vocoder voice chirps, but adds some deep The Cure/The Smiths basses on there to go along with the synths.

Miami Horror - Sometimes (alt)

This next group, as mentioned by Discodust, is an enigma, but Joe Goddard isn't and he brings all his production dexterity to center stage. His remixes bring a coldness to it, being bold and dramatic in tone yet light and simple in structure. This one is definitely less dark and more boppy, though similar sounds exist. The faster pace makes the song bounce everywhere at faster paces than we are used to, which is welcome from Goddard.

Silver Columns - Brow Beaten (Joe Goddard Remix) (alt)

Finally, and probably the creme-de-la-creme, Lindstrom gets the treatment by dreamy nu-discoers Aeroplane, and it seems like a match made in heaven. While Lindstrom can escape into a different universe with his tunes, Aeroplane is able to infuse a pop side to their also escapist music. The drums, Nintendo-style pianos, and Christabelle's voice really makes this song vibrant, yet the hints of Lindstrom in there are felt as the song pushes past the 3 minute mark, with acoustic guitars joining the electronic melodies, even if by sound, it would seem difficult to distinguish between either of them, as both tread in familiar territories. Do enjoy this song, I know I am.

Lindstrom & Christabelle - Baby Can't Stop (Aeroplane Remix) (alt)


1 comment:

LaCroix said...

great Lindstrøm X Aeroplane post. love that record. i actually just put up the original Lindstrøm & Christabelle track up at my site cheers