“IF WE SOUND LIKE SHIT, WE WANNA KNOW THAT…” “BUT WE MIGHT COME BACK AT YOU…”
Tags: A Sol Mechanic, Al Lover, Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band, Blonde Redhead, Brian Wilson, BXTC, christoph el' truento, Congo Players, Flamingosis, Foampositte, Grape God, Homeboy Sandman, J-Dub, Lord Echo, Nite Fields, Slick Devious, Super-A-Loof, The New Tony Williams Lifetime, Yesterday's Universe Allstars
“THAT’S HOW I IMAGINE GERMAN RECORD COLLECTIONS… ‘THE SLEEVES ARE UNNECESSARY’… AND HAVING ABSOLUTE FAITH IN THEIR ORGANISATION…”
Tags: Ahkatari, Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band, D.R. Hooker, East of Underground, Emily Edrosa, Factory Floor, Grace Jones, Grape God, Hanali, Holy Ghost!, J Dilla, jitwam., Keiya, Metronomy, Mndsgn, Mo Rayon, Paint Soup, Scientist, Slick Devious, The Emilys, Wes Tirey
As juke/footwork flutters its good self to further reaches of the planet we find ourselves in Russia, where by all accounts there seems to be a growing collection of footwork producers in the online schema.
Foampositte (who I am finding very difficult to find more details on) has created a drastic collection of potent 160bpm bursts – all of which are over in a tragic total of eight minutes and fifty-one seconds.
Haphazard translations through the Cyrillic alphabet and back again tell me ‘rabota nog’ transforms into ‘Работа Ног’ when placed into native cyrillic, which then cleanly translates into ‘footwork’. RUSSIANS HAVE A WORD FOR FOOTWORK. And these ones also have a most excellent enjoyment of breaking glass/police sirens (à la airhorns).
As tight and tippin’ as the best as the best of them, the largest sonic removal in Rabota Nog is the use of Russian-language samples throughout. The inability to understand the lyrics of the tracks’ vocal elements leads me to wonder what the music slides along with in Foampositte’s Russian context. If anyone does happen to have a word/clue on this tweet your dude…
So far as I can figure, ‘Foampositte’ is a dedication to the Nike hightop of the analogous name. The Ruski footworker’s footwear of choice..? The written indicators throughout this release have opened up such curiosity…
Linguistically understandable or not – I feel Rabota Nog in a big way. The production is fresh. Without relying too too much on the forebears of the style, Foampositte manages to wrangle some serious soul out of the works. And with this looking like the commencement of a number of volumes, we can only hope to get down to some more Работа Ног in the approaching future. Ура!
- br_dge WS .❍.
“MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE ALL LEARNED ESPERANTO, THEN WE WOULDN’T BE IN THIS MESS.”
Tags: Black Mountain, Budos Band, Burial, Captain Murphy, David Bowie, DJ.DJ, Earth, Esther Phillips, Fever Ray, Hello Skinny, Keiya, Mo Rayon, Mykki Blanco, Orchestra of Spheres, Rose Windows, Run The Jewels, The Child Of Lov, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Mars Volta, The Soft Parade, The Spaceape, Totems, Vtgnike
“ALL THE WAY FROM THE DEPTHS OF THE PACIFIC… THROUGH THE VOID AS WE LIKE TO SAY…”
Tags: Al Dobson Jr., Aquaboogie, Blur, Can, Cave Circles, christoph el' truento, CRZKNY, Darondo, Death Grips, George Jukemura, Jet Jaguar, Maya Songbird, Moon Duo, Nicholas Allbrook, Norfik, Policce Car, The Frowning Clouds, Thom Yorke, v.o.c (Vibes Only Crew), warm, zeroh
In the recent northern summer I spent time living on a boat around the industrial Dutch port of IJmuiden.
This is what my ears & co. routinely ingested.
‘Rain Down’ by Al Dobson Jr., from Sounds from the Village Vol.1
‘eyedrops’ by beatslave, a single track
‘Afro Quarters’ by Mo Kolours, from Mo Kolours
‘KIAI’ by 食品まつり aka foodman, from DRUM DESU
‘穴を掘れ（GORGE MIX）’ by HEY高橋, from Eviltoronics #2
‘Ghetto Gorge In Gorge Valley’ by Hanali, from End Gorge EP
‘ONENEOE(draft)’ by Hasji, a single track
‘roots jam #4′ by Bismuth, from faktoria compilation 2013
‘I Don’t Wanna Answer (Vocal version) (Bonus)’ by Seven Davis Jr., from The Lost Tapes Vol.1
‘Pilgrim and the Stars’ by Cave Circles, a single track
【This is a 10 TRXS MIX of sorts】
- br_dge WS .❍.
Alongside the superbly exciting news that @peace are running a limited vinyl press of their revered album @Peace and the Plutonian Noise Symphony, the dudes have also released the most fittingly rooted ‘Where I Come From’.
“but, I like it better where the bus is always late…”
The track has got my own heart pining ever-homewards – to the home city in discussion – though the track’s sensibility is something we can all get down with, in a real sense.
Vinyl preorders, limited to fifty pieces, are up right about now, no doubt for a similarly limited time – before they’re all just out there. So, yes.
– br_dge WS .❍.