Monday, November 27, 2006


Talking with a long time reader in the comments last week, he noticed how my taste has changed over the past few months. I agree. I spent a lot of time concentrating on minimal techno and house when I first set up the blog and for most of the last year.

It's not that I have completely gone off techno by any means. It is just that I have recently been feeling the call of more pronounced and obvious melody. For the most part it has taken the form of beardo disco selections, but it is really across the board. I hope I don't lose to many of my long time readers (and I know you are out there even if you rarely make an appearance in the comments section). Follow along and if you know of something similar please feel free to drop some knowledge in the comments box. I hope to learn as much by doing this as anyone does by reading it.

So for this week lets try something maudlin but distinctly American.

Lee Hazelwood - My Autumn's Done Come (soooooooo gooood)

Lee Hazelwood - Your Sweet Love

Monday, November 20, 2006

Two for Monday

I have had some amazing finds over the past week and I wanted to jump up and give everyone out there a pre-turkey day treat.

First off is the beautiful Betty Botox. Renowned for her hot legs and hot hot disco remixing action. Betty has put out a 12" on the Rvng label.

A side project by Optimo co-founder jd twitch, Betty delves deep into the world of pulsing disco edits with the recent Rvng of the Nrds vol 2 release. Following hot on the heels of Tim Sweeny's vol. 1 12", vol 2 uses Patrick Cowley as the basis for the A side. Check out:

Betty Botox - Voodoo 1

Yesterday I was equally delighted and surprised to find a cd of Phantom Slasher at Amoeba in Hollywood. A side project of the prolific Idjut Boys, Phantom Slasher satisfies in a way that few of the beardo style disco offerings rarely have. Deeply funky takes on disco classics would adequately describe this album. Dancing around the house like a gay man on acid would also describe its effects. Check out:

Phantom Slasher - Lasagne for 10

Update - Sorry I didnt know you had to register to download on Yousendit now. I will be switching to a less invasive company. Still, these are great tracks....

Monday, November 13, 2006

Thinking about...

This past week I have been concentrating on a few tracks that have really caught my notice. Last week the guys from Low Motion Disco (love that name) dropped one of their new tracks in my comments section with their now typical anonymousness. If you caught the track I featured on here before you know the style. Cough syrup beats with wondrous melodies layered over the top. I know that the last track that I featured was a slowed down version of something by the Chromatics. Where they got the source for this track, or if this was something they created all on their own is a complete mystery. In any case since they provided it so freely I am going to pass on the love and give it to you all. I am particularly fond of the guitar work that is responsible for the melody.

Low Motion Disco - frantic low moment

This second track is something many of you out there may or not be familiar with. Flaming Lips is certainly a big enough brand name in the world of rock. However, somehow I either never heard this track before or it simply escaped my attention. A couple of weeks ago I was letting the itunes do its shuffle thing when this track came on and just set me back. The beat is slow and steady and although it doesn't have the syncopation of a good disco track I find the strings so pleasurable that I had to draw attention to it and pass it on.

Flaming Lips - The Observer

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


All kidding aside, if you live in the states, get off your ass go down the street and cast a vote. Even if it doesn't end up being counted at least you can bitch about the government knowing full well that you did your part to change things.

The Clash - Police and Thieves

Update: Saw this over at and I had to share it: George Michael's Freedom with a twist

Monday, November 06, 2006

Sven Libaek

I went to go sell back quite a few cds this last weekend and in the process came back with some incredible albums. First off this week is a collection of rare soundtrack music from the man on the left, Sven Libaek.

The album is called inner space and it is just awesome. If you are familiar with "The life aquatic with Steve Zizou" soundtrack you might have heard some of his delightful 60s infused scores before.

Sven Libaek - Growing up now (Instrumental)

Sven Libaek - Desert

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Baaba Maal

Now this is going to date me, but I remember playing this out quite a bit when it came out. It was around the time that Planet Dog was gaining in ascendancy and the idea of fusing "world music" with dance was still a rather novel idea.

I personally used to play the second mix offered here, but now I might be more inclined to wards the former.

Baaba Maal - Sidiki (Groucho's 12" Yard Mix)

Baaba Maal - Sidiki (Cafe Del Mako Mix)