Tuesday, December 20, 2011

KEXP Music That Matters Podcast: The Perfect Prescription

Music That Matters, Vol. 283 - The Perfect Prescription

PhDJ Shani is back with a new Music That Matters podcast! Dosage: 1 to 2 listens with beverage of choice. No negative interactions with alcohol. Directions: 1st set: dance and flail around. 2nd set: contemplate nostalgic emo things. 3rd set: get comfortable and doze off feeling content. Please consult a doctor if you have any conditions related to being unadventurous.

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1. Rustie - Flash Back
2. John Maus - Keep Pushing On
3. Oneohtrix Point Never - Sleep Dealer
4. Laurel Halo - Constant Index
5. Sepalcure - See Me Feel Me
6. Keep Shelly in Athens - Cremona Memories
7. Grimes - Vanessa
8. Patten - Blush Mosaic
9. Amen Dunes - Baba Yaga
10. Gauntlet Hair - Showing
11. Real Estate - Green Aisles
12. Active Child - You Are All I See
13. Tim Hecker - Hatred of Music I
14. Noveller - Alone Star
15. Braids - Lammicken
16. Welder - Be My Light
17. Blue Light Curtain - Night Falls In

Warm Moving Bodies: KEXP Playlist 12/15/2011


Thursday, December 15, 2011 (LISTEN TO THIS SHOW)
1:00Chris and CoseyConfessionExotikaPlay It Again Sam
DJ Comments: Conspiracy International reissued both Exotika (1987) and Songs of Love and Lust (1984) this past year
1:06Mux MoolRaw GorePlanet High SchoolGhostly
DJ Comments: Drops Feb. 7th
1:09Dyme DefDreaminYuk the Worldself-released
DJ Comments: New release from Seatown rap group Dyme Def, prominent players in the exploding 206 hip hop scene. Learn more here! - http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2010/07/28/kexp-documentaries-hip-hop-the-new-seattle-sound-dyme-def/
1:13Sweet ExorcistTesttwoRetroActivityWarp Records
DJ Comments: Warp issued a compilation of Sweet Exorcist's back catalogue - the collaboration between Richard Kirk of Cabaret Voltaire and fellow Sheffield musician DJ Parrot - just last month
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1:18ModeselektorBerlinMonkeytownMonkeytown Records
DJ Comments: New picture disc 12" from Modeselektor out Jan. 12th - "Evil Twin" b/w "German Clap"
1:23Eligh + Amp LiveFirst ContactTherapy At 3Legendary Music/Live Up Records
DJ Comments: Playing tonight in Sacramento with Zion I, The Grouch, Evidence and DJ Fresh
1:27KuedoScissorsSeverantPlanet Mu
DJ Comments: Kuedo is the alias of Briton Jamie Teasdale, one half of Vex'd along with Roly Porter. He expressed a desire to explore futuristic themes while incorporating the sound and feel of US trap-rap for Severant
1:30Gui BorattoSoledadIIIKompakt
DJ Comments: His remix of Trentemoller's "Sycamore Feeling" - http://soundcloud.com/fxist/trentem-ller-sycamore-feeling
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1:35WireMaroonedChairs MissingPinkflag
DJ Comments: Wire are featured on Live at KEXP Vol. 7 and boy did they ever bring it! - http://kexp.org/cd
1:38The Big PinkHit the Ground (Superman) [Forest Swords Remix]Future This4AD
DJ Comments: The Big Pink (whose new album Future This comes out Jan. 16th) as remixed by mysterioso English musician Forest Swords (his Dagger Paths album from last year is well worth seeking out)
1:43Yellow Magic OrchestraBehind the MaskYMO Go Home! (disc 1)EMI Music Japan
DJ Comments: YMO, along with Kraftwerk, are pretty much THE trailblazers of electronic pop music; Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi and Haruomi Hosono formed the band in 1978 and went on to release dozens of LPs, EPs and singles over the years
1:46James FerraroFro Yo and Celluar BitsFar Side VirtualHippos in Tanks
DJ Comments: Some labelled James Ferraro's earlier work "hypnogogic" while others prefer the term "acid-scorched"
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1:50Vladislav DelayLaumaVantaa
DJ Comments: 10th album from Vladislav Delay, out now on drone / noise / ambient label Raster-Noton
DJ Comments: New EP release from Zomby, who describes his approach to making music thusly: “I roll a spliff of high grade skunk and get wonky”
2:01JacaszekDare-GaleGlimmerGhostly International
DJ Comments: “All my artistic activity is based on the intuition that there is a hidden reality existing behind or beside the material world,” [Jacaszek] says. “And on a big desire to touch it, show it, [and] feel it.”
2:06Nick Cave & Warren EllisThe RoadWhite Lunar (disc 1)Mute
DJ Comments: I wonder if Nick Cave is listening to this on repeat in light of Grinderman breaking up...
2:10Cass McCombsCounty LineWit's EndDomino
DJ Comments: Vote for your favourite albums of 2011 ASAP as voting ends Monday, Dec. 19th! Cass McCombs put out two records this year, so which one are you voting for? - http://kexp.org/events/polls/EndOfYearCountdown-2011.aspx
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2:15James BlakeLove What Happened HereLove What Happened HereR&S
DJ Comments: The Love What Happened Here EP is out now digitally and should see a physical release sometime in early 2012 courtesy of R&S
2:21Washed OutCall it OffAmor Fati 12"Weird World
DJ Comments: Along with this 12" release with remixes by Clams Casino and Au Revoir Simone, Weird World have also released the Eyes Be Closed 12" with remixes from Grimes (!), Star Slinger and Lovelock
2:24Depeche ModeTora! Tora! Tora!Speak & SpellSire Records
DJ Comments: Depeche Mode's debut LP, from 1981
2:29Blackout BeachBe Forewarned, the Night Has ComeFuck DeathDead Oceans
DJ Comments: New full-length from Carey Mercer, also of Frog Eyes and Swan Lake
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2:34Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xxMy CloudWe're New HereXL Recordings
DJ Comments: Jamie xx also reworked Radiohead's "Bloom" on the TKOL RMX 1234567 album from this year (remixes of The King of Limbs)
2:38DarksideA2EPClown & Sunset
DJ Comments: Project of Nicolas Jaar and guitarist/bassist Dave Harrington. Stream it here! - http://soundcloud.com/clownandsunset/sets/darkside-darkside-ep/
2:43Ill CosbyGoldGold EPCar Crash Set
DJ Comments: New stuff from Seattle's Ill Cosby. Check him out - http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2011/09/30/song-of-the-day-ill-cosby-ceu-ritmo/
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2:47Orchestre CVDRog Mik AfricaBambara Mystic SoulAnalog Africa
DJ Comments: Read up on the positive benefits of Burkina Faso's wandering musicians and how they incorporated Islamic rhythms, Afro-Latin grooves, Malian guitar and more into their music - http://analogafrica.blogspot.com/
2:52XTCThe Meeting PlaceSkylarkingCaroline Records
DJ Comments: Todd Rundgren produced this album!
2:55Of Monsters and MenKing and LionheartMy Head Is an AnimalRecord
DJ Comments: Translating this Icelandic band's English name into Icelandic proved disappointing...BUT, their live performance from this year's Iceland Airwaves Festival was anything but - http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2011/10/31/live-video-of-monsters-and-men-at-iceland-airwaves/
2:59Atlas SoundFlagstaffParallax4AD
DJ Comments: Playing TONIGHT in Richmond, VA!
3:00Atlas SoundFlagstaffParallax4AD
DJ Comments: Playing TONIGHT in Richmond, VA!
3:05TunngTale From BlackMother's Daughter and Other SongsStatic Caravan
DJ Comments: This is Tunng... Live from the BBC is out now on Full Time Hobby; it includes rare cuts from Tunng's many appearances at BBC's Maida Vale Studios, including one-offs with Tinariwen
3:10Snorri HelgasonBoredomWinter SunKimi
DJ Comments: Snorri Helgason would be a pretty good pseudonym... (he was also featured in yesterday's Song of the Day) - http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2011/12/13/song-of-the-day-snorri-helgason-mockingbird/
3:15PJ HarveyGrow Grow GrowWhite ChalkIsland Records
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3:18Disco InfernoThe Last DanceThe 5 EPsOne Little Indian Records
DJ Comments: combines 5 rare EPs produced from 1992-1994
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3:23Lula Cortes e Ze RamalhoHarps Dos AresPaebiruShadoks Music
DJ Comments: RIP. Brazilian legend Lula Cortes passed away earlier this year
3:26The Durutti ColumnSketch for WinterThe Return of The Durutti ColumnFactory Once
3:29Kurt VileIt's AlrightSo Outta ReachMatador Records
DJ Comments: reworked outtakes from recording sessions for Smoke Ring For My Halo + a Bruce Springsteen cover!
3:34Tropic of CancerAwakeThe End of All ThingsDownwards
DJ Comments: collecting their two 10"s for the label
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3:41Real EstateOut of TuneDaysDomino
DJ Comments: NJ in the house!
3:46BlouseWhiteBlouseCaptured Tracks
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3:48Fad GadgetThe BoxBest of Fad Gadget (disc 1: The Singles & B-Sides)Mute
DJ Comments: the stage name of Francis John (Frank) Tovey, a British avant-garde electronic musician and vocalist in the 80s
3:52Nothing PeopleCathode Ray Tube/Gut WindSmells Like MetalCaptcha
3:57The UnitsWarm Moving BodiesHistory of the Units: The Early Years 1977-1983Community Library
DJ Comments: late 70s post punk/new wave band from San Francisco
4:00Cloud ControlDeath CloudBliss ReleaseIvy League Records
DJ Comments: debut from this Australian band
4:04Tame ImpalaAlter EgoInnerspeakerModular Recordings
4:09TomtenTa Ta DanaWednesday's Childrenself-released
DJ Comments: this Saturday December 17 @ Vera Project!
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4:13Diamond RingsMellow DoubtYou & Me/Mellow Doubt 7"Astralwerks
DJ Comments: Teenage Fanclub cover!
4:18DesireUnder Your SpellDrive
4:22Florence + the machineYou've Got the LoveXX remixes
DJ Comments: Florence and the Machine has a track on our latest Live at KEXP Volume 7! What a great present for your friends and family over the holidays. Check it out at http://kexp.org/cd where you can preview the tracks!
4:27Oneohtrix Point NeverSleep DealerReplicaMexican Summer/Software
4:30Amy WinehouseLike SmokeLioness: Hidden TreasuresUniversal Republic
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4:34MorrisseyYou're Gonna Need Someone on Your SideYour ArsenalSire Records
4:38Plastic BertrandÇa plane pour moiJust Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the '80s, Volume 1
4:41The BoysDo the Contract HustleAlternative ChartbustersAnagram Records
4:43GirlsMagicFather, Son, Holy GhostTrue Panther
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4:46RadioheadLotus Flower (Jacques Greene Remix)Little By Little (Caribou Remix) / Lotus Flower (Jacques Greene Remix)Ticker Tape Ltd.
DJ Comments: TKOL RMX 1234567 features King of Limbs remixes from Nathan Fake, SBTRKT, Modeselektor, Mark Pritchard, Blawan and your mother! (oooooohhhhhh)
4:53DauwdAcireamsWhat's TherePictures Music
DJ Comments: Debut 12" from Brighton's Dauwd. You can stream it here - http://www.thefader.com/2011/11/14/stream-dauwds-whats-there/
5:00Burial & Four TetMothMoth / Wolf CubText Records
DJ Comments: Glides along at a gentlemanly 118 BPM. Burial was, by his standards, insanely busy this year, putting out split 12"s with Massive Attack and Four Tet / Thom Yorke
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5:08The BooksCello Song (feat. José González)Dark Was the Night4AD
DJ Comments: Nick Drake cover!
5:11Apparat Organ QuartetKonamiPólýfónía12 Tónar
DJ Comments: Theory: this track subliminally intended to make listeners play Castlevania - http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2011/10/12/song-of-the-day-apparat-organ-quartet-123-forever/
5:16Niki & the DoveThe DrummerThe DrummerSub Pop
DJ Comments: More from Sweden's Niki & The Dove - http://soundcloud.com/nikiandthedove
5:20BjörkIt's Not Up to YouVespertineOne Little Indian Records
DJ Comments: Lotsa Nordic energy in this set so far
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5:26Sea LionsI Should Be SleepingEverything You Wanted To Know About Sea Lions, But Were Afraid To AskSlumberland
DJ Comments: These Slumberland darlings must really like Woody Allen
5:28CultsAbductedCultsSony Music Entertainment
DJ Comments: Swinging back through town April 7th at the Neptune Theatre. That should be enough advance notice to plan things, right?
5:31Johnny BoyYou Are the Generation That Bought More Shoes and You Get What You DeserveYou Are the Generation That Bought More Shoes and You Get What You DeserveVertigo
DJ Comments: James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers co-produced this and then bought hella shoes with the royalty monies
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5:34M83Midnight CityHurry Up, We're Dreaming.Mute
DJ Comments: A certain online music publication (it rhymes with 'snitch-spork') named "Midnight City" as the best song of 2011. M83 are already planning their victory lab by going on tour again. This go-around they'll be playing the Neptune Theatre on April 26th. I guess your April is already looking pretty busy...
5:38USFLet's Just Hide It (feat. Big Spider's Back)The SprayCircle Into Square/Fake Four Inc.
DJ Comments: Season's Greetings from (Seattle) duo USF! - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=474526657103&set=a.438096857103.229632.42247557103&type=3&theater
5:42John MausHead for the CountryWe Must Become the Pitiless Censors of OurselvesUpset the Rhythm
DJ Comments: Ecclesiastical chase music from the future? PERHAPS, but you can vote for Mr. Maus right now in KEXP's top albums of 2011 countdown! Vote by Dec. 19th to be eligible. No ink-stained fingers required - http://kexp.org/events/polls/EndOfYearCountdown-2011.aspx
5:45DreamsFeelings 4 UFeelings 4 U EPself-released
DJ Comments: Salient facts acquired from this KEXP capsule review: Dreams = 20 year-old, Brazilian-born, LA-based beatmaker Jesse Pimenta AND he's the son of the guitarist in Sergio Mendes' band - http://kexp.org/reviews/albumreview.aspx?reviewid=4363
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5:50Unknown Mortal OrchestraFFunny FFrendsUnknown Mortal OrchestraFat Possum
DJ Comments: Best album cover of the year? Good candidate, at least - http://unknownmortalorchestra.com/
5:54Washed OutEyes Be ClosedWithin and WithoutSub Pop Records
DJ Comments: Sexiest album cover of the year? This is the kind of minutiae that must be considered in any sort of end-0f-2011 type discussion