What I Am Listening To Today

A daily musical injection. Only on vinyl
ISAM - Amon Tobin (Ninja Tune) ZEN 168
With ISAM Tobin native has crafted one of the most stunning and truly exciting albums of hi career. He has made a living out of defying expectations and showing just what can be accomplished with nothing more than a computer and a few well-chosen tricks. But here, where he’s chosen to not dumb anything down but instead to dial it all back a bit, he masks the ingenuity he’s long been known for. On first listen you’re not truly floored until the pummel of ‘Goto 10’ literally forces you out of your seat, but his fidgety dexterity and obvious inability to remain still hides itself well amongst the refinement. The almost magical trickery is never too far below the surface. In continuing to break down boundaries, ISAM has pushed him into a realm of forward-thinking occupied by so few. 
ISAM - ZEN168

ISAM - Amon Tobin (Ninja Tune) ZEN 168

With ISAM Tobin native has crafted one of the most stunning and truly exciting albums of hi career. He has made a living out of defying expectations and showing just what can be accomplished with nothing more than a computer and a few well-chosen tricks. But here, where he’s chosen to not dumb anything down but instead to dial it all back a bit, he masks the ingenuity he’s long been known for. On first listen you’re not truly floored until the pummel of ‘Goto 10’ literally forces you out of your seat, but his fidgety dexterity and obvious inability to remain still hides itself well amongst the refinement. The almost magical trickery is never too far below the surface. In continuing to break down boundaries, ISAM has pushed him into a realm of forward-thinking occupied by so few. 

ISAM - ZEN168

Immunity - Jon hopkins (Domino Records) WIGLP298
Jon Hopkins has always somehow missed the mark for me slightly, but with this album of 2013 he hit it right on the head. For me it was the best release of last year by a verz long way. The sheer quality of the engineering is phenomenal, add to that the musicality which Hopkins can squeeze out of such simple sounds and rhythms and it is easy to see that it will be a difficult one to beat. It goes all the way from the hypnotic Berghain intensity of ‘Collider’, to the tranquillic calm of ‘Abandon Window’; which will have you listening to it in a dark room over and over again, wanting those beautiful chords never to end as you pick out the subtle recording of the piano’s hammers dropping.
Immunity - WIGLP298

Immunity - Jon hopkins (Domino Records) WIGLP298

Jon Hopkins has always somehow missed the mark for me slightly, but with this album of 2013 he hit it right on the head. For me it was the best release of last year by a verz long way. The sheer quality of the engineering is phenomenal, add to that the musicality which Hopkins can squeeze out of such simple sounds and rhythms and it is easy to see that it will be a difficult one to beat. It goes all the way from the hypnotic Berghain intensity of ‘Collider’, to the tranquillic calm of ‘Abandon Window’; which will have you listening to it in a dark room over and over again, wanting those beautiful chords never to end as you pick out the subtle recording of the piano’s hammers dropping.

Immunity - WIGLP298

Rosis NYE 2013/4

No Time!

As it must be obvious by now,  I have no time to keep updating this ‘ere Tumblr. I’ll try to do updates when I can,  but it won’t be daily. Sorry!

Keep It Solid Steel - Mr Scruff (Ninja Tune) ZEN 84
Mr. Scruff, the King of trouser jazz himself, give us a glimpse into his legendary record collection and a taste of his marathon DJ sets. Moving all the way from reggae to funk to fip hop, it’s a great selection. Something certainly for the beginning of an evening to get things going. And he even signed my copy. What a nice guy.
Keep It Solid Steel - ZEN 84

Keep It Solid Steel - Mr Scruff (Ninja Tune) ZEN 84

Mr. Scruff, the King of trouser jazz himself, give us a glimpse into his legendary record collection and a taste of his marathon DJ sets. Moving all the way from reggae to funk to fip hop, it’s a great selection. Something certainly for the beginning of an evening to get things going. And he even signed my copy. What a nice guy.

Keep It Solid Steel - ZEN 84