At the Lonely End of the Dance Floor
Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:02 AM
This didn't bowl me over at first but that was probably an unrealistic expectation. Room(s) wasn't a "difficult" album or anything but it took me a while to realize how great it was. I listened to that album probably every week for a year before realizing how it had sorta taken over my life. Not gonna say "album of the decade" or anything quite so dumb but that thing is chalk full of 10s and never lets me down. So Vapor City was an album I was hugely awaiting, obviously. It's subtle and complex and tones down most of the "future beats" stuff that -- even if you love it -- you've got to admit is quickly becoming a massively imitated and kinda cliched sound that's reaching its final stages (think "dubstep" in 2008 or something like that). Oh well. Anyway, talking about genres is a waste of time, especially when you could be listening to this instead.
This got lost in the shuffle of Kaito/The Field/Four Tet for me but I'm giving it the attention it deserves now and it's really good. It'll be hugely acclaimed by all the people who slept on Room(s) just because it's 2013 and it's a Machinedrum LP. But ignore the hype and just check it out if you haven't already. That's a ridiculous sentence to have to type but this is probably the first time this album has been mentioned on the board so there you go.
What sort of people will listen to this album?
Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:28 PM
Awesome record, love me a bit of Machinedrum. Jungle is making a major comeback, right? The Om Unit remix of Gunshotta is fire as well. Love how varied the record is, while staying true to his sound. Vocal tracks, ambient tracks, sraight up DnB bangers. A certainty for my top twenty albums of the year.
Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:21 AM
Laurel Halo is never sold as "dance music" so even though this album is on Hyperdub, I don't think it was ever going to get posted in this thread.
I don't like to rush to post stuff before I've ever listened to it all the way through but I'm doing this now because I don't want to forget how much I'm loving this album at the moment. This is really weird music but it feels so good.
Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:48 AM
Never liked her stuff much, despite being a fanboy of pretty much everything Hyperdub put out.
Posted 22 November 2013 - 10:07 AM
But speaking of UK dance music, 'Cold Mission' by Logos is a late contender for my electronic album of the year. Immaculately produced, sonically fantastic, such a chilly, wintry album. Love it.
Posted 01 December 2013 - 10:57 AM
I don't know who Steven Tang is but he's been releasing music since the late 90s and this is his first album.
check it out