Articles from September 2013
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A great film score is one of the most beguiling and amazing works of art to me.
It exists as a work of art designed to work in concert with (and support) another work of art. It has to subtlely emote a truth about the thing, without overwhelming any given moment or cheesily phone in some obvious emotional signifier.
And after all that, it should still be listenable on it’s …
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When one thinks of the superstars of trip-hop, the mind inevitably calls up artists such as Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky. But Morcheeba are up there amongst the greats, notable for their longevity and their often pop-leaning tendencies.
“Make Believer” comes from their forth-coming eighth full-length album, “Head Up High“ (and their second since vocalist Skye Edwards’ return after a few years’ absence).
Emphasizing the dubby …
Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, September 30, Philly-based favorites Dr. Dog are back with another excellent new album. They drop by Morning Becomes Eclectic to give us a live preview of “B-Room” at 11:15am.
Tuesday, October 1, Laura Veirs recorded her new album while expecting her second child with producer husband Tucker Martine. Motherhood and a message of peace …
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Odesza – “ My Friends Never Die”
This is my current favorite jam of the moment. It’s by a Seattle-based duo called Odesza. They’ve posted their entire EP up on Soundcloud as a free download, but the title cut, “My Friends Never Die” is THE ONE.
RJD2 + J-Live – “Her Majesty’s Socialist Request”
In the beginning of the aughts both RJD2 and J-Live burst onto scene.
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KCRW’s front office pretty much went bananas when Jason laid down this mash up track from LA’s own The Arbiters on MBE this morning.
David Bowie’s “Fame”, Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” AND 2Pac? Yep!
The Arbiters are a project from former KCRW DJ and current music supervisor Thomas Golubic (Breaking Bad! Walking Dead!) alongside music supervisor/producer Josh Marcy and film score composer Dave …
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Top 50 Most Played Songs for the Week of 09/23/2013
1 ARCADE FIRE == Reflektor – Sampler >> [Merge]
2 KING KRULE == 6 Feet Beneath The Moon >> [True Panther]
3 MOBY == Innocents – Sampler >> [Mute]
4 ZERO 7 == On My Own – Don’t Call It Love >> [Make]
5 TORO Y MOI == Campo >> [Carpark]
6 UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA == Blue Record >> [Jagjaguwar]
Known primarily for it’s stake in Dubstep, London based record label Hyperdub has traditionally released work by artists like Burial, The Bug and Joker. Hyperdub’s world is a wobbly, cracking, grimey, sinewy machine world, the sound of the inner monologue of one of those tentacled killer squid robots in The Matrix.
Enter into this realm, Jessy Lanza…and her Jeremy Greenspan-produced 2-step R&B debut “Pull My Hair Back“.
Late last year, I got a chance to witness a live Boiler Room collaboration between Prefuse 73 and LA’s own Teebs.
It was a stunning and exciting show of leftfield electronic virtuousity that left me wondering if this collaboration would fruitfully result in a release.
Now, that release is here, under the duo’s moniker Sons of the Morning.
The first release on Guillermo S. Herren’s (aka Prefuse …
Fall is officially upon us and that typically means we start looking for armaments against flu and cold season. But there’s another viral infection rapidly approaching that no one is immune to.
Arcade Fire fever.
I don’t have the antidote. That comes in the form of their upcoming album titled “Reflektor“, due out on October 29th. But I do have something that can provide some relief.
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From Producer Gemma Dempsey:
KCRW has put together a Glow Soundscape, an audio tour for the all night art event happening on Santa Monica Beach on Saturday, September 28.
As the producer, I loved finding music to compliment the artists talking about the incredible installations they will be revealing that night.
Each of the 15 Soundscapes feature exclusive tracks from composers or new artists, mixed with …