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Scissorkast 11: Sugarwater

Jul 31st, 2012 Scissorkast steve 1 min read

Lucky for you, the first Scissorkast in too long is an all-music/no-talking affair. (I need an XLR adapter for my microphone). 100% new music, much of it unreleased, hitting the usual mix of instrumental electronic, emotive headphone post-rock, experimental dancefloor stuff and the like. Joyously looping, meticulously crafted sounds. Stuff from the US, UK, and Japan this time with a heavy emphasis on melody.

Chants

Jul 27th, 2010 IDM, Post-Rock steve 2 min read

When you run a blog as long as I have, cialis you end up stuck in database hell. Interns adding contact emails from the Hype Machine top 100 eventually land on scissorkick, ampoule and after nearly 10 years my inbox is cluttered by PR from labels and bands that have probably never downloaded or read about a single track I’ve posted. But it’s cool. I’d…

American Men

Jul 8th, 2010 IDM, Post-Rock steve 1 min read

Jeff sent this EP over and said he was “90% sure” I’d be into it. Fuck, malady I must be hard to please or something because this is so squarely in my wheel house I can’t imagine why he thought 10% of me wouldn’t be feeling this. American Men are a group of Scotsmen doing instrumental, buy viagra futurist rock their own way (god I’m…

New Jaga Jazzist Jam

Nov 4th, 2009 Afrobeat, Post-Rock steve 1 min read

The world’s greatest (and only) Norwegian 9-piece electro-afro-prog-whatever rockestra* has re-emerged from their lair with a new batch of indescribably brilliant songs for confused music fans worldwide.  By “confused” I mean “awesome + eclectic.” I’d imagine that their lair is pretty sickly designed Scandinavian, click with wood tones and tempered steel and smart Feng Shui and all that type of enviable Nordic shit. Sort of…

Bibio

Jul 16th, 2009 Folk/Acoustic, Glitch steve 3 min read

“Dwrcan” opens with a modest, sad-elephant shuffle bass & break then takes a turn toward a nice half-time glitch groove.

A.M. Architect

Apr 23rd, 2009 Downtempo, Post-Rock steve 1 min read

A.M. Architect is another project from Diego Chavez (Aether), together with Daniel Stanush, building on a foundation of guitar and keys over smartly produced beats.

Home Video

Jan 29th, 2009 IDM, Krautrock steve 1 min read

New EP from Brooklyn’s Home Video just dropped and while I will readily admit the Radhiohead comparisons are warranted, I still think the band is one of NYC’s most underrated.

Chandeliers

Sep 18th, 2008 IDM, Krautrock, Post-Rock steve 3 min read

The Thrush sounds like a mixtape made by the dude down the hall with the ill Krautrock collection who’s dating a dancer into Afrobeat and old UK downtempo.

Max Tundra

Sep 12th, 2008 IDM, Soul steve 1 min read

Few, if any, current producer/musicians out there manage to be as dense and melodically satisfying as Max Tundra, unapologetically birthing electronic pop so saccharine that it reminds of you of your mom’s favorite 90s tracks from Lisa Stansfield and Desiree.

To Rococo Rot

Dec 6th, 2006 Electronic/Dance, Post-Rock steve 2 min read

Sometimes, viagra I feel old. Not that I’m on a diet of Metamucil and suffering from arthritic joints (yet), but if you are passionate about music, you often gauge your age not by the increasing amount of gray hairs but by the scratches on the records you’ve been playing for years. German trio To Rococo Rot were part of the first wave of electronic post-rock…