I love that they had to come up with a new genre of music for the original of this song. “Hollywood Sadcore”. HOLLYWOOD SADCORE!!! How fab is that! Naturally there have been a slew of remixes for Lana Del Ray’s left-of-the-middle hit. No suprises then that the one that tickles me is the one that shunts its sound along a couple of decades, swapping its 50’s A-line skirt and curlers for some flares and an afro wig.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Here we go! Ichisan (Igor Skafar) is a little known mardi-lecki-squggle-music maker from far off Slovenia. Along with another Slovenian called Nakova he makes spangly electronic noises and has helped coined the term “Yugo Disco”
Ichisan’s track here called Radar Pulse Is Sent is a very fine slice nu-disco with fizzling synths that arpeggiate over a steady pulse. I imagine this what discovering that you had superpowers and taking your first flight through interstellar space would sound like.