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Earworm #4

I think my formative years in Oz must have had a profound effect on my ears.  Yet again another excellent song from down under.  Taken from The Bag Raider’s excellent eponymous debut album from last year, this song certainly made my tube journey home more interesting (although the drunk who spent the distance between two stop on the floor with his flip-flop caught in the tube door was a close contender).

I think one of the reason I’m drawn to Aussie electro outfits is because their weather seems to infuse into their music.  ‘Sunlight’ is obviously no exception.

Bag Raiders – Sunlight

Here’s some hippie types doing a cover of it for good measure.

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Earworm #3

What IS it about them damn Aussies.  Sounds like PNAU and Flight Facilities just had a baby.  Thanks to Rose Quartz for living up to their name and alerting me to this absolute gem.

 

 

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Earworm #2

The Donkey, before it burned.

So after having my senses turned inside out at Burning Man this year, I have returned with a renewed sense of verve and thought I would try flogging this ailing horse of a blog one more time. Although not all Burning Man related, here are a few tracks that have been spanking my fanny (American usage) over the past couple of months.  If you like them, just right click the title to download, not that I would encourage or endorse that type of behavior.

Holy Ghost! – Wait & See (Flight Facilities Remix)

In a vague attempt to wring the last drops of sunshine from what has been an utterly awesome summer, this song just about sums it up.  I discovered it just before our epic West Coast roadtrip, and it certainly captures some of those beatific, paint the sky moments.

Golden Bug & Rodion (feat. Lavinia Claws) – Do The Washing Machine (Original Mix)

Starting with a slightly industrial sound that soon gives way to satisfying Daft Punk crunchy bounce-beat.  Bonkers subject matter interspersed with the odd chic-a-chic-a-chic-a-chic-ah.  Delicious.

Cut Copy – Take Me Over (Thee Loving Hand Remix)

Once again, Thee Loving Hand crafts another progressive and indulgent remix, turning Cut Copy’s happy clappy Fleetwood Mac-esque homage and slowly building it into something quite terrifying.

Nicolas Jaar – A Time For Us

On a par, if not better than the more popular James Blake, I am at a loss why this track wasn’t included on Nicolas Jaar’s debut album Space is Only Noise. One thing is for sure, around the 3 and a half minute mark, it get pretty damn sultry, and makes me think of all sorts of nasty things.  Squirrels, watch out (sorry Burning Man reference).

Ron Basejam – Deep & Meaningless (Is The Word (Killer Whale Italo Refix))

Seeing as I’m off for a stomp (recovering ankle permitting) at Horsemeat Disco this weekend, I though I’d end on a nice little slice of nu-italo disco from one half of Salmon Stereo favourites, Crazy P.

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Earworm #1


I have yet to listen to Cut Copy’s latest album Zonoscope, which i’m sure without a doubt will be seven shades of amaze.  In the meantime, a little number they released as a pre-cursive teaser on their Far Away EP has had frequent airings on Salmon Stereo.  It’s a simple track that adds melancholy layers atop some spartan vocals before bursting into the electro-pop goodiness that we are used to from this aussie outfit.  Slightly reminiscent of The Beloved’s Sweet Harmony, which is no bad thing.  As for the album, I’ll let you know.

Cut Copy – Sands of Time

The Beloved – Sweet Harmony

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