Friday, January 25, 2008

FoundTrack's January '08 Mixtape - Liner Notes (Tracks 6-8)

Track 6 - Late of the Pier - Bathroom Gurgle

Album - Bathroom Gurgle Single
Label - Moshi Moshi
Release Date - 9/10/07
Founder - Stereogum

Comment - Late of the Pier are an English quatro hail from Castle Donington. (I wish i was from a castle, would have helped introductions in my first days at Round Meadow Elementary : ). Late of the Pier didn't have a problem introducing themselves to the republic of avid listeners after releasing the Zarcorp Demo , a popular download given away for free by the band. Their demo was a hefty 14 tracks inluding "Bathroom Gurgle", which was produced by Erol Alkan and later released by Moshi Moshi as part of their Singles Club limited to only 500 copies. With it's 8-bit beats and Gary Numan-esque synths, its unclear chorus/s and rocky horror picture capades, "Bathroom Gurgle" spits out multiple personalities i'd gladly befriend.

"Its the nu-rave Bohemian Rapsody"
-moshi moshi.

Late of the Pier's myspace quote reads "music to have asthma to". The group's wooden percussion fell to pieces in the middle of one of their sets at the Leeds festival and they continued playing without hesitation. Sounds like a band that can't be stopped.

Track 7 - Sebastien Tellier - Sexual Sportswear (SebastiAn Remix)

Album - Sexual Sportswear EP (Sample/Purchase)
Label - Record Makers
Release Date - 11/02/07
Founder - Thomas Golubic - KCRW DJ

Comment - This first single from Sebastien Tellier's upcoming release has been remixed by the french electro artist SebastiAn. This isn't the first collaboration between the two Sebs. They teamed up along with Mr. Oizo for the soundtrack of the french film Steak. Tellier calls the upcoming album, Sexuality, "a tribute to the Beach Boys and the Juicy Fruits."

Track 8 - Bullion - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
Album - Pet Sounds in the key of Dee
Label - None
Release Date - 2007
Founder - Gorillavsbear

Comment - This UK producer fuses the Beach Boy's "Pet Sounds" with beats from the late great Jay Dilla's catalogue of defty cuts. This bootleg is as ambitious as Danger Mouse's "Grey Album." You can download Bullion's whole album for free on his myspace.

To get you in the mood for our economy's second favorite holiday, listen to his special guest mix on the Shhhhh website.

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