Monday, October 20, 2008

New Releases from Juana Molina & CFTPA

Un Día, the fifth release from Argentinean artist Juana Molina is a brave departure from her previous work. It is every bit a Juana record, personal and intimate as always, but with pronounced rhythms and bold low end added to the mix. The album was recorded entirely by Juana (with the sole addition of guitar by Gareth Dickson from Vashti Bunyan’s band) at her home outside Buenos Aires. It is a hypnotic record, restless, alive with melodies that surface imperceptibly before burrowing into your brain, never to leave. The tracks are informed by an ever shifting and polymorphous sense of groove. The rhythm writhing over and inside each other, played out on wood and cymbal and bombo legüero, and woven from electronic glitches. Recommended!

Juana Molina - Una Dia
Juana Molina @ MySpace

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone has released a new EP. The Town Topic EP consists of thirteen instrumental pieces, book-ended by two vocal tracks. “Ice Cream Truck,” a simulated July soundscape of Mr. Softee jingles, cicadas and trunk-rattling bass from passing cars, tells the story of criminal-minded kids who go joy-riding in a stolen ice cream truck and make other poorly-informed decisions along the way. “Green Cotton Sweater (version),” features blown-out drum machine rhythms, clattering pianos, and loads of vintage amp abuse. Other stand-out tracks include “Town Topic (instrumental),” easily mistaken for the backing track of a long-lost Patsy Cline hit, and “Nashville Parthenon (instrumental),” which re-imagines the original electro arrangement as a lovely and minimalist electric piano lullaby. The Town Topic EP collects tracks from two limited, vinyl-only EPs plus bonus track “Lesley Gore on the Tami Show.” Recommended!

CFTPA - Ice Cream Truck
CFTPA @ MySpace

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Keane - Perfect Symmetry (2008) !!!
Emiliana Torrini - Me And Armini (2008) !!!
IAMX - The Alternative (2008) !!!
+ The Cardigans, Coldplay, etc.


Basia Bulat - Oh, My Darling (2008) !!!
Sean Hayes - Alabama Chicken + Big Black Hole... (2008)
Caitlin Cary & Thad Cockrell - Begonias
Two Gallants - What The Toll Tells
Bell Orchestre - Recording A Tape The Colour Of The Light
The Curtains - Calamity
Luke Temple - Snow Beast
+ Jolie Holland, Devendra Banhart, Architecture In Helsinki,
Be Good Tanyas, Bon Iver, Deerhoof, Spoon, Yeasayer, Vetiver,
Damien Rice, Cat Power, Islands, Sufjan Stevens, Pinback,
Regina Spektor, Talkdemonic, Neko Case, Mates Of State, etc.

Deerhoof - Milkman

Deerhoof - Friend Opportunity
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Albums

Lucinda Williams - Live

Utah Phillips & Ani DiFranco - Fellow Workers
Ani DiFranco - Little Plastic Castle

Ani DiFranco - Albums

1:01 PM  
Blogger Frágz said...

can you get the new Tiger Lou CD? it is called A Partial Print!! pleaseeee!! u will make a lot very happy!

6:34 PM  
Blogger nawanda37 said...

thank you for luke temple...he is nearly impossible to find.

1:11 AM  

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