Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tinariwen - Tassili (2011)

Taureg musicians Tinariwen have made some shifts for the creation of their new album Tassili. One move is that of geography. The recording sessions took place in the southern Algerian desert park of Tassili N’Ajjer after their traditional homebase in Mali was deemed too unsafe for outsiders. The outsiders in questions comprise the other big change at hand. For their new album, Tinariwen invited some great roots-art-minded musicians to record with them including Tunde Adebimpe & Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio who are feature playing and singing on several songs including in the video above. They are also joined on the album by guitarist Nels Cline and members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. From what we’ve heard, the result of this cultural blend doesn’t deter from Tinariwen’s blissful desert blues. In fact, the songs are even more earthier and gorgeous. -Dublab


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Specialist Morgen J

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Daedelus - Toil & Trouble Mix

"'Toil & Trouble', as inspired by the phenomenal Tim Burton Retrospective at LACMA thru Halloween; is an attempt to evoke some of the very disparate forces at play and playful in Mr. Burton's oeuvre. Here is a gentleman that has crossed every creative boundary with iconic style, so a daunting task indeed to try and reveal his unique spirit in song, but with much joy in my attempt. Deciding to have this mix be a sort of counter-soundtrack for the installation, as well a meditation on his considerable style. You'll find ancient and classic tracks with some modern musics from the likes of Shlohmo, Airhead, Flying Lotus with MatthewDavid, and much much more. I do so hope you enjoy, or at least revel in the airs solely Tim Burton." - Daedelus

Genre: Museum Music
40 Mins/No Tracklist

Old school instrumental ska and dub
Vol. 1
Vol. 2

Edan [2nd Verse]

The virals are the scorned into The Doors open
To bring raw dosage in the form of swarm locusts
Beatles and Birds that seem evil and absurd
Gather with The Eagles that swerve to form herds
Butterflies made of Iron ride the horizon
Giving Credence to the Revival of Poseidon
Who feeds in the Clearwater, you feel slaughter
But Lovecrafts of abyss, the horror for tomorrow
Zombies and walking dead stalk the Talking Heads
Insects with open legs halt with awful dread
All along the web the thread remains rare
With bloodshed that led to where the little feet flare
To lost places, thoughts lost for all ages
Where slow faces sit on the wall with tall mazes
That overlook the 13th Floor with long gazes
Connected to the earthly core through elevators

Check it, the Underground is made of Velvet
Where buttersoft brothers talk tough on wax but ain't sell shit
Every crack of the rap ain't the Elvis
My Aqualung cultivates the Blue Oyster shellfish
I design my Blurs before swine
And form rhymes that take you to a world before time
Where living things coexisted with Crimson Kings
Who on the Moon's Dark Side painted pretty things
That illustrated lessons conceived by the Mothers of Invention
Who also built the Stairway To Heaven, it's a present
Only to be stolen by a Thief, the Judas Preist
Who unleashed his devil magic
My mental fabric too thick for Lenny Kravitz
Who imitates Jimi Hendrix in every facette
Semi-Automatic Rap Heavy Metal Jackets
Kill with mathematics to build with Black Sabbath