Archive for July, 2006

LFO – Frequencies

July 23, 2006

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Track List:

1. Intro

2. LFO

3. Simon from Sydney

4. Nurture

5. Freeze

6. We Are Back

7. Tan Ta Ra

8. You Have To Understand

9. El Ef Oh!

10. Love Is The Message

11. Mentok 1

12. Think A Moment

13. Groovy Distortion

14. Track 14

Year/ Label:

1991/ Tommy Boy

Daanish’s Review:

I enjoy listening to IDM when I’m studying. The subtle clean-cut beats help me remember all the mundane information that I have to be tested on at college. LFO is an acronym for Low Frequency Oscillation, and the frequencies are definitely flowing in this album!

One thing that has always bothered me a bit with electronica music, are lyrics. I’m glad that LFO keeps the lyrics to a minimum. During certain tracks there will be a voice that’ll repeat the name of the track over and over, which is kind of freaky. But I’m glad the singing isn’t the kind that seems not to fit with certain electronica music.

While listening to Frequencies, you’ll be able to tell that the music was inspired by Kraftwerk. The same minimalistic beats are here, but Frequencies is music to move to. Though this is not cocktail party music, it’ll still have you moving from start to finish.

There is a dispute over the correct name of the tracks. The back of the CD case has the track names as listed above. But on LFO’s website the track names are switched about from track 7 to 14. Maybe this is a mistake by the record label. The CD is great never-the-less. Check out their very strange website. If you click the link for LFO’s website, it’ll look coded but if you click on the lists, music starts to play!

Very much:

IDM, Ambient, Clear-cut beats, Groovy, Late-night, Experimental.

Favorite Tracks:

These tracks are according to the back of the CD case:

“Simon from Sydney”,”Think a moment”, and “Track 14”.

Daanish’s rating:

8.5 out of 10

Links:

[Link – LFO website]

[Link – Buy this album]

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Radiohead – Kid A

July 16, 2006

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Track List:

  1. Everything In Its Right Place
  2. Kid A
  3. The National Anthem
  4. How To Disappear Completely
  5. Treefingers
  6. Optimistic
  7. In Limbo
  8. Idioteque
  9. Morning Bell
  10. Motion Picture Soundtrack

Year/Label:

2000/Capitol

Daanish’s Review:

My first impression of this album was, has Radiohead lost its touch? This album isn’t even a rock album! But, after a few listens I’ve grown to like this album very much. From the very first track all the way to the last track, Radiohead has seem to turned into an electronica group. With its cold, dark noises and drumming patterns, Kid A, is the new face of gloomy trip-hop music!

However, this album isn’t like its predecessor, OK Computer. OK Computer definitely had its hit rock songs. I don’t think Kid A‘s tracks will sit too deep in mainstream music. For Radiohead to go off in this course of experimental music is quite exciting.

Every single track is gloomy. And Thom Yorkes vocals add to the gloominess. So like me, if your in a strange, gloomy, Radiohead kind of mood. Then this album will feed your craving.

Music Style:

Experimental Electronica, Dark, Gloomy, IDM, Experimental Rock, Trip-Hop

Favorite Tracks:

“The National Anthem”, “Idioteque”, “Morning Bell”.

Daanish’s Rating:

7.5 out of 10

Links:

[Link – Official Radiohead website]

Rage Against The Machine – Self Titled

July 10, 2006

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[Link – All Music Guide review]

[Rage Against The Machine official website]

Do you ever feel like you just want to tell it to the man? This rock album is one of my favorites. Rage is a band that has been very active in all sorts of efforts. There website is a wealth of information. Check them out. And next time you need something to get you fired up put it on track 2, “Killing in the name of”. Go ahead and listen to track 3 too. Heck if you listen to this album all the way through. You’ll be ready for anything. Don’t forget to check out their website.

Daanish’s Rating: 10 out of 10

Royksopp – Melody A.M.

July 10, 2006

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[Link – All Music Guide Review]

[Link – Royksopp Official website]

A lot of people can not stand electronica music. This album however will be loved by all. If your in the mood to chill, then this is for you. Whether your just hanging around the house. Or your studying for those hard midterms and examinations. This is great music to listen to. The beats are precise. The frequencies are flowing. This is one of those plug in play albums that you listen to all the way through. I am a huge fan of chill out music, and this album is something you shouldn’t pass up.
Daanish’s rating: 8 out of 10

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magic

July 10, 2006

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[Link – All Music Guide Review]

[Link – Red Hot Chili Peppers Official website]

Sometimes I feel that the lyrics of this group are kind of cheesy. But the rock, and the funk factor reels me in. Flee is the bassist of this band and he can definitely jam! This album also includes some great songs that came on the radio during the 90’s.
Daanish’s rating: 8.5 out of 10

The Bad Plus – These Are the Vistas

July 10, 2006

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[Link All Music Guide Review]

[link – The Bad Plus Official website]

This album is great! This is one of those albums that will put you in a good mood. The Bad Plus are a jazz trio that do a few rock covers. Check them out, you won’t be disappointed.

Daanish’s rating: 9 out of 10

Radiohead – Hail to the Thief

July 10, 2006

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[Link – All Music Guide Review]

[Link – Radiohead Official website]

Everytime I feel gloomy. Radiohead always delivers the right music for those gloomy days. I found this album to be very good.

Daanish’s rating: 9 out of 10

Darkness and Fire

July 9, 2006

It is in the middle of the night.

Darkness surrounds me.

I look left, I look to the right.

All I see, around me, is a dark forest.

It is starting to rain.

I can hear the cold wind bending tree limbs, and bustling leaves.

I walk faster and faster, and now I start to run at full speed.

The leaves are crunching underneath my steps.

Faster and faster.

I am running in the darkness.

There is no moon light to guide me this time.

Suddenly the forest comes to an end, I have reached a clearing.

There is a camp fire.

A woman is sitting on the floor close to the fire.

I approach her.

She turns towards to me and says.

“I have been waiting here for a long time, for you.”

“Stay here and you will be safe.”

“The heat will sheild you from the cold wind.”

“The rain is light and will be short lived.”

“The darkness is afraid of this fire.”

CR = Care Responisbility

July 8, 2006

This guy once said that war and the people who support it, do nothing but support death.

The same guy also said that there are several ways to support life.

In my opinion, I’d rather support life than death.

The other day I watched a documentary where there was this Palestinian man.

His four year old daughter and his wife died as civilian deaths in an Israeli missile attack.

The Israeli government thought they killed terrorists.

All they killed were a four year old girl and her mother.

The Man who had lost his wife and daughter vowed to start fighting against Jews and Americans.

Thank you for breeding more hate Israel.

CR = Care Responsibility

CR = Constant Results

July 8, 2006

Every time a missile hits its target.

The news reports that there were civilians killed and injured.

Every time a war is waged.

Civilians are killed in the crossfire.

Every war kills innocent children, women, and men.

How long will it take to realize that war is not the answer.

War is what breeds hate.