“The Eve” / “Arizona”
Sam Prekop, main man at The Sea and Cake and human being responsible for the highly underrated Old Punch Card, has recorded several songs for director Tim Sutton’s debut feature, PAVILION (a film that found its roots in a video for The Sea and Cake’s “Weekend” on which Sutton and Prekop collaborated). Both are available as downloads at PAVILION’s website and both are fantastic, but I especially love “The Eve.” Listen to them here:
PAVILION premieres tomorrow, March 9, as a SXSW opening night selection. Don’t miss it. But if you do, you’ll also have a chance to catch it at its Saturday night screening, which will be followed by a rare solo acoustic performance by Prekop at 11:30 PM at Austin’s Vuka Co-Op (411 West Monroe St, off 1st St). It’s free too, so unless you hate fantastic music, you should probably make your way down there.
Check out the trailer for PAVILION:
First of all, NO: “One of most important producers of the last 12 months.” Like, this bruva ain’t bad, but you could do this shit too via Pro Tools. Or get Audacity. Figure it out. You could be making music for MCs (and everyone’s an MC these days) errywhere in no time. Find ya favorite tunes, junk ‘em together, filter ‘em, and tah-dahh. I encourage everyone out there reading this to make a mix, download Audacity, take out snippets of that mix, filter it, and make it a “new” song. Let’s do this shit once and for all. Errybody got a voice, and now y’all got music to back it up. Also, just make a Twitter. #postmodernismcracksyouropinionandtrumpsyourdreams
• Clams Casino: https://twitter.com/#!/clammyclams
Music For Keyboards Vol. I
d’Eon just dropped a 14-track LP titled Music For Keyboards, Vol. I. The album serves as a prelude to his upcoming full-length on Hippos In Tanks. You should probably read d’Eon’s hilarious bio for more context. Stream Music For Keyboards, Vol. I below or download the whole shimmering thing here.
God’s Father [mixtape]
Anything I can say here, Basedgod *Basedgod*nyeah* already preached it *man ya feel m’aye* and, like, I appreciate the struggle @identity @songwriting @Internet, but yo: this mixtape did what you couldn’t #surpassdeity *WHOA-DEY* so, I don’t know who said it, but someone called Lil B “avant-garde,” maybe it was FACT, but props, because that’s Basedgod’s em’oh *Basedgod*Basedgod* though, this God’s Father mixtape is way more subdued than his prior 2012 releases: White Flame and Blue Eyes *Somalia*Africa* like, I’ve no doubt that Lil B can tiptoe on water and, and speak in space, with K clips, etc. “This [God’s Father] mixtape is so epic cause everybody KNOWS I’m Jesus Christ” –Lil B *mmm’errrrrm*
Stream below or download via DatPiff here.
• Basedworld: http://www.basedworld.com
“It’s Not Rite”
DJ Diamond, whose Flight Muzik LP on Planet Mu last year made it to #5 on our year-end list, has just dropped a new track called “It’s Not Rite.” The song appears to be some sort of nod/reference to TMT favorite DJ Rashad, who released a track last year called “Itz Not Rite.” Even more convincingly: both tracks footwork the shit out of Vicki Sue Robinson’s 1979 song “Hope Your Feelings Are Like Mine” (which has also received the hip-hop treatment a number of times). Here, for yourself:
Diamond’s version is coming out soon on an eight-song EP titled Deeper Than Trax via new Amsterdam label Liquorish Dubz. And expect Flight Muzik Vol. 2 sometime this year, too.
Black to Comm
One of the year’s strongest albums came out this week, and it’s not by Andrew Bird. It’s called EARTH, and it’s by Marc Richter a.k.a. Black to Comm. The album is the soundtrack to a 2009 silent film of the same name by Singaporean artist/director Ho Tzu Nyen. Here’s how Richter described it: “The film basically is a post-apocalyptic collage based on paintings by classical European painters (Caravaggio, Delacroix, Rembrandt, Géricault) — the music tries to translate that concept employing similar collage-based sampling techniques using loops made from vintage vinyl and shellac records combined with acoustic and electronic instrumentation and voice.”
Check out the video for “Water” above, and grab the album via De Stijl.