Welcome back. It’s a new year and life is finally being lifted back into place. A whole new year of brilliant and terrible music is here and waiting to drop and I already have a lot of catching up to do. So, let’s get to it…
James Blake’s debut LP James Blake is already set to make my top ten albums of 2011. Honestly, it’s that good. And even more honestly, I’m only halfway through my first listen….I already want to start it over from the begining.
His style is an untraditional fusion of Electronic, Dubstep and Grime. It’s delicate and spacious and the bass that he drops will shift any part of your body that’s touching the floor. Obviously what you hear is vital but his use of space and silence on this LP accomplishes an intriguing dimension and atmosphere that is gripping to say the least.
He’s only 21, but this kid is a man and he works like one too – he released 3 EPs last year alone: The Bells Sketch, CMYK and KlavierwerkeI.
The official release date for James Blake is scheduled for February 7th.
For Posterity, the early SPRADOSPHERE playlists are getting nailed up and posted. Actually, many of you have asked for them, which, by the way, is absolutely the quickest way to get into my pants. But seriously…You Rock.
This is the first official Mix and also the most ambitious. It was made in 2007 by a complete and utter fandork lusting over the current direction that the scene was taking. We’re living in an age of music that hasn’t been this inspired since the 80s and #i was the culmination of a total geek out.
As long as artists (not boardrooms) are allowed to explore, this party will continue.
Enjoy this, it’s for you.
01. I’ll Be On The Water (AkronFamily)
02. Kiss Kiss Kiss With Peaches (Yoko Ono)
03. The Pelican (Menomena)
04. Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken (Camera Obscura)
05. Landscape (Candy Bars)
06. Green Grass (Cibelle)
07. Chinese Children (Devendra Banhart)
08. They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors! (Sufjan Stevens)
09. Dirtywhirl (TV On The Radio)
10. Don’t Forget Me (The Walkmen)
11. You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son (Wolf Parade)
12. My Little Brother (Art Brut)
13. Trains To Brazil (Guillemots)
14. Use Me (Holly Golightly)
15. Volcanoes (Islands)
16. Here’s Your Future (The Thermals)
17. Panda (Dungen)
18. Thursday (Asobi Seksu)
3 cuts from the 2 disk / 34 track tribute album honoring David Bowie & the only tribute album ever officially approved by the Man.
A Place To Bury Strangers - Suffragette City
Warpaint – Ashes To Ashes
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Memory of a Free Festival
The set list:
Exitmusic “Space Oddity”
Duran Duran “Boys Keep Swinging”
Megapuss “Sound + Vision”
Warpaint “Ashes To Ashes”
Corridor “Be My Wife”
Chairlift “Always Crashing In The Same Car”
Vivian Girls “John, I’m Only Dancing”
All Leather “Fame”
We Are The World “Afraid Of Americans”
A Place To Bury Strangers “Suffragette City”
Halloween Swim Team “Look Back In Anger”
Afghan Raiders “Fashion”
Polyamorous Affair “Theme From Cat People”
Swahili Blonde “Red Money”
Jessica 6 “I’m Deranged”
Aska & Bobby Evans (Feat. Moon & Moon) “African Night Flight”
Xu Xu Fang “China Girl”
Carla Bruni “Absolute Beginners”
Papercranes “Blue Jean”
Keren Ann “Life On Mars?”
Lewis & Clarke “Changes”
Zaza “It Aint Easy”
Genuflex “Soul Love”
Sister Crayon “Bewlay Brothers”
Marco Benevento “Art Decade”
Mick Karn “Ashes To Ashes”
Lights (NYC) “World Falls Down”
Aquaserge “The Supermen”
Caroline Weeks “Starman”
Rainbow Arabia “Quicksand”
Mechanical Bride “Sound + Vision”
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros “Memory Of A Free Festival”
The album is available now and All proceeds go to WARCHILD which is “an international charity that protects children living in the world’s most dangerous war zones. We currently work in Iraq, Afghanistan, Uganda and D.R. Congo“.
DM Stith covers The Ronettes. Simple and Beautifully Haunting.