Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Comb & Prosperous - Lamashtu

Not a lot of people have 12 solo releases behind them. Prosperous from Gothenburg, Sweden have just released his 12th. Lamashtu is a an EP consisting of 5 tracks produced by himself under his producer alias Comb. I have done my share of writing about Prosperous here on the blog, and that is something I will do as long as he keeps making music. I will always be one of his biggest supporters and fans, and Lamashtu just cements my respect for him. Like most of his music, it demands quite a bit of the listener to sit down and really give it the time. But it's worth it, I promise.

Rating: 3/5

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer

Review: Not a very good or interesting movie based on a novel of the same name written by Michael Connelly. And yes, Matthew McConaughey is a boring actor.


Monday, August 29, 2011

Flash Bang Grenada - 10 Haters


Two of today's finest emcees, Busdriver and Nocando, have joined forces under the name Flash Bang Grenada. Busdriver has been one of my favourite emcees for a long time so I'm always happy to hear his flow. Here we get it over 8-bit tracks that is many ways reminds more of video game soundtracks than regular hip hop beats. And it's fitting since Busdriver and NoCanDo's flows is more than just regular hip hop flows. It's a bit twisted, a bit weird and all funky. This will never be everyone's cup of tea, but it sure is mine.

Rating: 3/5

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Soundtrack of Week 34


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Comb & Prosperous - Lamashtu and Best Tricks

My God! You know you want it and you definitely need it! What you may ask? Prosperous just released a spanking new EP under his producer name Comb. Lamashtu contains of 5 bangers that your ears need to check out. Expect a review of it here soon. And as if that wasn't enough, Prosperous has decided to a crazy collection of 70(!) tracks spanning between 1998 - 2011 and it´s the complete guide to what he is about. Best Tricks is wide selection of songs from his records on cassette, vinyl and cd´s, and some extra unreleased material you can´t find anywhere else. How can you get your hands of these 2 albums? Get your ass over to http://prosperous1.bandcamp.com/ and support Sweden's finest.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Jellyfish Brigade - Gills and a Helmet


Up until a week ago I had never heard of Jellyfish Brigade. But if there is one thing I love, then it's discovering new music. And Jellyfish Brigade is truly part of that category. Gills and a Helmet is a 6 track EP filled with great music. This duo has produced really heartfelt, innovative songs that feels very refreshing. Ever since the first time I've heard it, it been on constant rotation. Don't believe it's good? Check for yourself at www.jellyfishbrigade.com.

Rating: 4/5

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

DJ Shadow - The Less You Know, The Better (Tracklist & Cover)

Even though DJ Shadow's last album disappointed me, I'm really looking forward to September 27th when his new album The Less You Know, The Better drops. Tracklist presented below.


01. Back To Front (Circular Logic)
02. Border Crossing
03. Stay The Course (feat. Posdnuos of De La Soul & Talib Kweli)
04. I’ve Been Trying
05. Sad And Lonely
06. Warning Call (feat. Tom Vek)
07. Tedium
08. Enemy Lines
09. Going Nowhere
10. Redeemed
11. Run For Your Life
12. Give Me Back The Nights
13. I’m Excited (feat. Afrikan Boy)
14. I Gotta Rokk
15. Scale It Back (feat. Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon)
16. Circular Logic (Front To Back)
17. (Not So) Sad And Lonely

Paranoid Castle - Champagne Nightmares


I have to start out by saying that I totally missed out on Paranoid Castle's debut One Way Ticket from 2004. So if this album is a logical development or not since then I have no idea. I do know though that Kirby Dominant is a stable emcee and his other earlier work with Factor have always been worth listening to. Kirby's playful flow rides easily on top of Factor's productions. The problem with a whole album from the two of them is that there is too much of the same thing. Never bad, but too light and easily digastable in some way. Like a friend of mine said, it's perfect music to play in the background. So what then is the real problem? Well, to me it's Kirby Dominant. I think that his vocals never really catches the attention and I seem to start thinking of other things while listening. I would probably have enjoyed Champagne Nightmares more if it had been a strictly instrumental album. But still, too light weight for me overall.


Rating: 2.5/5

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Flash Bang Grenada - Moisturizer

New video from Flash Bang Grenada which is Busdriver and Nocando's new group.

Adam Warlock - Slugging Percentage

New video from Adam Warlock's album Dark Weapons (From Mars) that you can download for free here.




Candy's .22 - A Girl and Her Gun

Existereo (or Stereo13 as he seems to call himself nowadays) have been one of my favourite emcees for many years. He has both skills and a persona that outshines most people, and his work with The Shape Shifters have forever cemented his legacy as part of one of the best crews of all time. Back in 2005 he joined forces with Barfly to record as Candy's .22. The album Livin La Vida Boo Hoo was filled with Factor produced joints that all held a very high standard. Six years later they have now chosen to work with different producers throughout the album, and I think that was a wise choice. Deeskee, Self Advocate and Scobra amongst others serve up 19 smoking tracks for Stereo13 and Barfly to flow over. As always with these two emcees we get a subject matter dealing with storytelling, drugs, violence, sex, alcohol all served up with a wicked sense of humour. We luckily enough don't get too many guest apperances on the album, but Metfly, Mickey Avalon, Fatlip and 2Mex all do what they do best and lends extra brilliance to the album. Grimm Image Records have definitely delivered once again.

Rating: 4/5

Monday, August 22, 2011

Moshe - The End of Sacrifice


Moshe. Label head at Milled Pavement Records as well as producer extraordinarie when it comes to dirty, evil beats. Ever since the release of L'Chaim back in 2004, he has gone forward both as label owner and producer. This year he lets a bunch of other producers loose on his old material and the result is The End of Sacrifice. It's really interesting to see how different the tracks sounds in the hands of people like Joel Siméus, Nomar Slevik, zöen, Mike Clouds and mattr. While the essence of each track very much is still there, they have all put their own special touch on the music and the result is an album that spreads over a wide range of styles and moods. The interesting thing though that is still works as an album. The soul of Moshe is ever present through out the album and leaves me with the feeling that here we have a musician that deserves way more attention than he gets at the moment.

Rating: 3.5/5

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Soundtrack of Week 33


Friday, August 19, 2011

Serengeti - The Whip

From one of this year's best albums comes the video to the song The Whip.


Serengeti - "The Whip" from anticon. on Vimeo.

The Glitch Mob - We Can Make The World Stop

Brand new video from The Glitch Mob taken from the EP with the same name as the track.





Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Isha - My Friend Just Got Married

The latest video from Isha's album Call it a Lullaby, and it's one of my favourite tracks on it. Always exciting to see what he comes with, and as usual he puts his soul into his work. He constantly keeps growing, both as an artist but also a a creator of music videos. I can't even begin to say just how proud I am over you Stefan!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Hobo with a Shotgun

Hobo with a Shotgun

Review: Oh boy! What can I say? Crap! And that comes from someone who actually like explotation movies. Gore to the max though.

variex. - Past Life Discourse

Past Life Discourse is not really an album in it's usual sense, but also more than just a mixtape. It's a collection of tracks by variex. made between 2006-2011. Some of them have already been released, but most of them are previously unreleased. And I'm really happy that he decided to put them out now. Because what is fascinating about this record is that there is not one single bad track on it. He serves up 18 tracks filled with amazing music. And the people he has worked with here is an impressing list in itself. MC Homeless, oskar ohlson, AndrRomak and cars & trains are just a few of them. It's a true pleasure to listen to Past Life Discourse, and I think you should do the same. And guess what? It's a free download! So just click here and save the rest of your day.

Rating: 4/5

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Myn Dwun - How to Rob Herb Land Vol. 1


Myn Dwun's How to Rob Herb Land Vol. 1 is not a easily digested piece of music. It's dirty, distorted and filled with weird twists and turns. And I have to admit, after the first listen I wasn't really convinced. It didn't sound bad, but it didn't really catch my attention too much. But then I listened to it some more and it kind of opened up more with each listen. And the more I listen to it, the more I started to enjoy the songs and the productions. It will never be a straight forward album to listen to, but it is however a good album and that's what counts.

Rating: 3/5

Soundtrack of Week 32


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Review: Another Planet of the Apes movie. I can't say that I had big expectations about this one, but it ended up being ok. Mostly because of the effects. The CGI of the chimpanzees was really good and realistic. I just wished that the real actors had been as good.


Friday, August 12, 2011

Maestro

Maestro

Review: Another music documentary. This time about some of the most important people in the house music scene. A really interesting historical document that feels like a perfect companion to the book Last Night a DJ Saved my Life: the History of the Disc Jockey.


Dubfiles

Dubfiles

Review: If you don't like dubstep at all and have no interest in it what so ever, then don't watch this documentary. It's 2h43min of a lot of technical geekiness and terminology. A bit too long, but still an ok watch.


It's All Gone Pete Tong

It's All Gone Pete Tong

Review: I know I heard about this movie when it came out, but for some reason I never got around to see it then. Better late than never though. And it was really good. Paul Kaye is brilliant in the role as Frankie Wilde, a DJ who goes deaf. If you haven't seen it already, I think you should. Great soundtrack too.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

Review: I've been watching a lot of movies the last few days. Reason? I'm home sick. When I'm sick I like to watch stuff that makes me happy and make me laugh. So I decided to check out this latest documentary by Morgan Spurluck. It's about product placement and at the same time it's about him getting companies to sponsor the movie. It sounds more fun to begin with than it actually ends up being. Not very memorable. 


Thor

Thor

Review: Yet another superhero movie. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. But at the same time, a bit of a waste of good actors. Worth checking out though if you're in the mood for a well made action flick.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Super 8

Super 8

Review: Super 8 is probably one of the most talked about movies of 2011. And do Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams live up to the hype? They sure do. This is a great movie in every way, and they really show why they are some of the finest storytellers of today. Almost 2 hours of pure entertainment and escape from reality. Precisely the way a movie should be. I must also mention the great acting from, in particular, Elle Fanning and Joel Courtney.


Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Busdriver & Loden - Leaf House

Busdriver and Loden have made a cover of Animal Collective's song Leaf House which is worth checking out. Must add that I prefer the original though.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Little Eskimo Jesus - Being Alone

I can't even begin to tell you how much I've been looking forward to this, but here is a new video from my favourites Little Eskimo Jesus. Video made by Ira Lee and track produced beautifully as always by mattr. Can't wait for the upcoming album!

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Poolboy

Poolboy

Review: There are bad movies, and there are bad movies. And then there are the kind of movies that my oldest brother and I recommend to each other. Poolboy is one of those movies. It's really, really crappy. And I somehow enjoyed every minute of it.

Soundtrack of Week 31

Thursday, August 04, 2011

The Tallest Man on Earth Working on Film Score

The Tallest Man on Earth is teaming up with Idiot Wind to make the music to the forthcoming film Once A Year. The romantic drama will reportedly feature seven songs recorded by TTMOE and Idiot Wind exclusively for the film. Once A Year currently does not have a release date. For those who are not familiar with the artists, here's their live duet of the song Thrown Right At Me.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Luckyiam - I Love Haters

Are you a fan of Luckyiam? Then you can download his I Love Haters for free during August on L-R-G.com. Click here and enjoy.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Triune Gods - Same Train

The first video from Triune Gods is finally here. Scott Da Ros, bleubird and Sibitt should definitely not be slept on.

Gajah - Man the Ship EP

Do you like Acid Reign? Then you should download this free EP from Gajah. Go here to download it.

Monday, August 01, 2011

AWOL One and Nathaniel Motte - Cheap Sunglasses feat. Abstract Rude

Time for a new video from AWOL One and Nathaniel Motte's album The Child Star.

This is England '86

I have no idea how I could have missed out on This is England '86. It's a spin-off from the movie This is England and is set 3 years later. I have only watched the first of the four episodes yet, but I can tell you already. I love it!

Rheteric Ramirez - Break Tha Bank

I kinda dig Rheteric Ramirez as a battle rapper. But like too many battle rappers, it doesn't quite translate as well to records. This track is really nice though. But more because of the beats than Rheterics lines and flow. Would rather listen to just the instrumental, or with someone doing something interesting over the beat.