I don’t think most bloggers realize how fucking lucky they are. They get free music, seek access to shows, dedicated readers, ad revenue, and other assorted benefits that come from nary a pinch of the pocket. It’s all the result of posting music (often illegally) and confirming to a worldwide audience that they are the rarified dweeb-combo of both music nerds and technology geeks. I of course, include myself in this gross generalization, but have not lost site of what we do here: Post music we like for people we think might also like it. For me, the most humbling part of this entire blogging experience has been discovering new, deserving music actually made by fans of the blog, like d_rradio, scarface, The Changes and now Faux Pas, the pseudonym of an SK reader I only know as Tim Shiel from Australia.
You can read more about him at the link below but I think I decided to post “Dorothy’s Fingers” from his newest LP (he also has an EP to his credit) because it was the song that most immediately jumped out at me. It opens with a nice guitar loop in the Bonobo vein but quickly moves toward a more dancefloor-friendly BPM, incorporating a nice punkish bassline, and some scattered keys. It’s a nice interpretation of a Lindstrom-patterned neo-disco motif as filtered through a sophisticated IDM sensibility. The subtle emotive energies of the first half quickly give way to a more frenetic buildup. Of the 8 songs on the LP it clearly shows the most promise for this young producer/musician. Take a listen and be sure to keep your eyes (and ears) open for Faux Pas.
RIYL: Four Tet, Caribou, Shakeyface, Minotaur Shock, Populous, Bonobo