Music for 12/3/19!!! Lido Pimienta, Woolworm, Sudan Archives

@@@ Lido Pimienta: No Pude (Anti-, 2019) I got to this Latinx single via a music publicist email but Anti- has been putting out a lot of interesting non-white folks music. I don’t see this track up on Apple Music and I do hate listening on the GooglePimpTube but that’s life. It’s an electro track in Spanish and there’s a very nice contrast between the beautiful singing and the rather mundane percussion (including a few farts) that percolates and emits underneath her vocals. This combination is quite fresh as the percussion is both earthy and quite energetic, I dig this tune and I would listen to more of this record if it follows this fresh formula. There are other sounds in here including a sweet and fat bass pulse, some trumpet, some synths, a lot of vocal tracks and electric sonic goodies.

@@@ Woolworm: Awe (Mint, 2019) #1 on CFUV’s weekly playlist email which I don’t believe has been shat out for a few weeks. They have a lot of small indie releases on their playlist email so don’t say I don’t give folks tips. The first tune, the title track (clipped below) is classic noisy guitar power indie. A sound very familiar with a pleasant if not slighlty detached male singer. The second tune, Dogman, raises the tempo and the pressure and there is most definitely rocking going on here. Very Neil Young and Crazy Horse vibes going on. It’s an energetic rendering of a classic American rock formula. I’m not super into this classic vanilla flavor but we know for sure there are fans of it out there. If you want some holiday guitar rock that lies just beneath the mainstream have at it!

@@@ Sudan Archives: Athena (Stones Throw, 2019) Also off this week’s CFUV playlist email. I caught a pre-release single that I really dug and I chose this track Athena because I’m just finishing up The Odyssey which I highly recomment to all you ghetto culture fiends. For those who have not peeped the goddess Athena makes a lot of appearances in the Odyssey. As I digest the opening bit of the first tune (clipped below) this is a great example of high style r&b. The beats and bass are foundational and solid but the sauce is the aspirational singing style and the electronic sounds. It’s funky and high minded. This notion is further confirmed by the third tune, Black Vivaldi Sonata, and the violin bits on the second tune which was the pre-release single I grooved on. The singing is potent partially due to it not being overdone but the combination of sounds makes it unique.

YTD recordings listened to: 624
Good music, not list worthy: 375
Not good music: 211

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko, Fried Egg, Horndal, Wyxz, Tarek Atoui, Hawktail, Saicobab, Shannon and the Clams, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Emma Louise, Andre Bratten, Nathan Corder/Tom Weeks, Oli XL, Buzzherd, Logistic Slaughter, The Muslims, Tobe Nwigwe, Saint Abdullah, Bug Martin, Kaleta and the Super Yamba Band, Toko Telo, Brittany Howard, The Garifuna Collective, Mariachi El Bronx, Bonnie Baxter, Danny Brown, clipping., Deafkids, Michael Kiwanuka, Kelly Moran, Canalon de Timbiqui, Pour Me a Grog, Loscil, The Good Ones, Sudan Archives

Music for 12/2/19!!! Jack Penate, Susan Sundfor, Grimes

@@@ Jack Penate: After You (XL, 2019) Off this week’s All Music notable release email. If the first tune is indicative of what’s coming this is a variation on Justin Bieber style male singer/songwriter/loverboy but with more maturity and slightly different sounds. Modern production with some electronic garnish here and there. There’s also a distinctly British feel to the proceedings here whether a snatch of Beatles type melody in a line or a regal feel though that’s hard to put into distinct statements. This second tune, Loaded Gun, could be an updated Pink Floyd tune. Though I like some of the sounds and appreciate the hipness of the production it’s a bit polished for my taste and regular readers know I like my music as visceral as possible.

@@@ Susan Sundfor: Music for People in Trouble (Bella Union, 2019) Also off this week’s All Music notable release email. This is a live record, and reading her bio and seeing that she’s Norwegian and going on the assertion that Americans don’t really care about art any more it does make sense that a Norwegian would keep the Laurie Anderson spoken word/electronic thing going. It’s hard for me to say how good or bad it is because I’ve kinda dug Laurie Anderson and thought she’s a crock of shit at the same time. The second tune is a folk tune so I mighta spoke too soon. I did speak too soon as she just dabbled with that as an intro and I’m on the fourth tune and it’s feelings heavy folk and piano music. Not quite Sarah McClachlan but in the emotional area with better, less cheesy lyrics.

@@@ Grimes: My Name is Dark (4AD, 2019) Off the Apple Music hot tracks section. A pre-release single that combines a bit of rock, some dancefloor and a bit of ambient music. I appreciate the distorted bass sound, and while I’m not jumping up and down on the beats they’re better than average indie action, while the vocal sound and amount of tracks ascend to arena rock levels. Stacks, people, stacks of vocals. Some dreamy, some delayed and trippy and some dream poppy. I think there’s a line in here that says ‘unfuck the world, you stupid girl’. It’s much easier to get the vibe of the vocals than it is to understand the words. I dig this all right, I though it would be much worse and it avoids a lot of pitfalls that people get into when they aspire to combine these sounds.

YTD recordings listened to: 621
Good music, not list worthy: 373
Not good music: 210

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko, Fried Egg, Horndal, Wyxz, Tarek Atoui, Hawktail, Saicobab, Shannon and the Clams, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Emma Louise, Andre Bratten, Nathan Corder/Tom Weeks, Oli XL, Buzzherd, Logistic Slaughter, The Muslims, Tobe Nwigwe, Saint Abdullah, Bug Martin, Kaleta and the Super Yamba Band, Toko Telo, Brittany Howard, The Garifuna Collective, Mariachi El Bronx, Bonnie Baxter, Danny Brown, clipping., Deafkids, Michael Kiwanuka, Kelly Moran, Canalon de Timbiqui, Pour Me a Grog, Loscil, The Good Ones