Title Eye Contact
Elsewhere, ‘Eye Contact’ features a guest appearance from Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, whose signature vocals take centre stage on the track ‘Romance Layers’.
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Label Planet Mu
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Title Love Collection
Label Planet Mu
Title Double Night Time
Elements of the glacial yet hyper-melodic tone of early 00’s grime, sweltering, mid-summer west London dub and ragga, sophisticated pop, first wave post-punk agitation, the formative influence of Missy Elliott and the high-concept, illuminated sound-design work of contemporary artists such as The Knife and Hudson Mohawke run through ‘Georgia’, a record that reveals new layers of intrigue and ingenuity with every listen.
LTD LP = LP + MP3 + Bonus 10"!
Title Feed The Animals
Label Illegal Art
Title "Heroes" Symphony
Having made a statement with Air, Godin wanted to go back to the classical world, to grow up musically; to renew himself. Even at this stage in his career he took new piano lessons. He decided to start recording Bach pieces, “but not to make a Bach record with modern sound, I didn’t want to make a Wendy Carlos record; she’s already done it brilliantly in the 70s. The problem is how to do something new, because everything has already been done! But when I heard Glenn Gould talk about how to explore and transform the past, this was exactly what I was reaching for.”
Godin began a period of transformation, “taking parts of Bach’s scores, then creating new parts,” he recalls. “Sometimes only thirty seconds of Bach’s original music was left behind. But I want people to listen to Contrepoint without noticing that it’s Bach. And in the process, I discovered that I had made a solo record! But it’s more of a tribute to all the great composers that have inspired me. Making a record about Bach leads to all composers who have listened to Bach.”
Title Final Relaxtion
On Mike Patton’s Ipecac label, this claims to be"the most shocking album of our generation". It’s a spoof relaxation-tape containing ridiculous breathing techniques that will shut down your body slowly and... totally. A pisstake of relaxation albums plus a very nice ambient soundtrack plays in the background.
Title A Sufi And A Killer
This spectacular album has already stirred interest in the mainstream and independent media, with The Guardian Guide calling it "a contender for album of the year...a cosmic headtrip sounding like Screamin’ Jay Hawkins covering MIA, as remixed by Portishead. In a good way".
If the earliest Gonjasufi records suggested obstacles to overcome, the scowling violin drone and electronically mangled vocals of ‘Poltergeist’ and colossal riff and crushing rhythm of ‘The Kill’ make it clear that he’s now facing them, without fear or hesitation.
During ‘Maniac Depressant’ he lashes out like some industrial warrior, his screams charging against gnarled guitar. Over the big, head-rattling beat of ‘The Conspiracy’ he rejects the complacence of unquestioned belief systems.
Available as a CD and special limited double 10” (400 copies in the UK), this mini-album is a view- challenging, powerful sonic ride from the man behind a debut Guardian Guide called “a contender for album of the year”.
Title The Caliphs Tea Party
Title Bring It On
Move along to ’Charger’ though and we get the scary/alluring big baddie vox of disco-not-disco legend Grace Jones, before sweeping spookily into Albarn’s dulcet Gorillaz voice. Backed by an industrious clanging synth sweep and charged percussives, it slowly segues into anthemic swirl of grooving disco before fading into the solemn follower, ’Andromeda’.
By integrating a diverse selection of supplimentary talent, Gorillaz have managed to increase the scope of their already venerable musical palette, and absorb all sorts of influence along the way. ’Humanz’ is littered with references to classic electronic music in all it’s forms but still relies heavily upon that good old-fashioned songwriting we’re all so keen on, providing their most diverse offering yet, whilst not sacrificing the cohesion and flow that has set them in such good stead so far.
2LP includes the CD of the album