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November 24, 2009

Gone fishin'

I'm going on Thanksgiving vacation a little early, and won't be posting again until next week. To tide you over, courtesy of Kat, here's a nice little video treat. Now leave me alone.

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Infadels - Circus Of The Mad
Miho Hatori - The Sprit Of Juliet
Boards Of Canada - Satellite Anthem Icarus

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November 20, 2009

Friday grab bag

* Calexico - Black Heart (Jazzanova's White Soul Dub) [buy the EP]
* Toro Y Moi - Blessa [debut out Feb. 2010]
* Birds & Batteries - Sneaky Times [buy the EP]
* Little Boots - Earthquake (Daedelus remix)
* Freeform Five - Break Me (Jackson & His Computer Band remix)
* Röyksopp - Tricky Tricky (feat. Fever Ray) (Salem's remix) [via Forkast]

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Madvillain - Eye (Koushik Remix)
Common - Corners (remix feat. Scarface & Mos Def)
Kid Koala - Like Irregular Chickens

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November 19, 2009

Charlotte Gainsbourg & Beck

Charlotte Gainsbourg & Beck - Heaven Can Wait
from the album Irm [out Dec. 8]

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Nino Moschella - Are You For Real
Portishead - Roads (kmotiv monk mix)
Richard H Kirk - Poets Saints Revolutionaries

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November 18, 2009

Jori Hulkkonen

New electronica today from Jori Hulkkonen, whose 2009 release Man From Earth is a sleek and thumping affair. For someone who has released 10 albums and a seemingly endless cascade of singles over the years, Hulkkonen still manages to sound futuristic.

Jori Hulkkonen - The Other Side of Time
Jori Hulkkonen - My Brother Went To Space And All I Got Was This Lousy Vacuum

Recently on Comfort Radio:
DJ Spooky vs. The Freight Elevator Quartet - Infrared
Loop Guru - Enlightened Jewels, Mourned Opportunity
Plastic Operator - Parasols

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November 17, 2009

Mr. Chop

On the 2009 release For Pete's Sake, multi-instrumentalist Mr. Chop, fresh from collaborations with MF Doom and Pete Rock, turns in 17 tracks comprising "a futuristic mixture of fuzzy psychedelia, funk, jazz and musique concrete informed by years of record collecting and Hip Hop studies." Alrighty then!

Mr. Chop - For Pete's Sake
Mr. Chop - Good Life

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Manitoba - Kid You'll Move Mountains
Ulrich Schnauss - Molfsee
Billie Holiday - Come Rain Or Come Shine

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November 13, 2009

Friday grab bag

* The Da Vincis - Friend Request [buy the album]
* Anomie Belle - Down [buy the album]
* Fever Ray - When I Grow Old (Bassnectar remix) [via Forkast]
* Bonobo - The Keeper (Grasscut Bitter Peace remix) [buy the single]
* Moderat - Rusty Nails (Booka Shade remix) [buy the single]
* Firedrill! - Workin' Day And Night [buy the album] (via Jenny)

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Muse - City Of Delusion
Sayag Jazz Machine - Anachro'cill
Blonde Redhead - 23

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November 12, 2009

Syntaks

Syntaks - Twentytwohundred
from the album Ylajali

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Out Hud - It's For You (Rub n' Tug's Panarava Mix)
Roots Manuva - Too Cold (Nightmares On Wax Remix)
Lal Meri - Bad Things (Morgan Page Remix-Dirty)

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November 11, 2009

Raz Ohara & The Odd Orchestra

Soulful ambient today from Raz Ohara & The Odd Orchestra, whose new release II is quietly moody and experimental. As an Apparat fanboy, I first came across Ohara on the wonderful track "Holdon" from the Walls album; his voice has a silky smooth quality that feels effortlessly integrated into the soundscapes on this record.

Raz Ohara & The Odd Orchestra - The Burning (Desire)
Raz Ohara & The Odd Orchestra - Kingdom

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Menomena - Running
St. Vincent - Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood
Tricky - Search, Search, Survive

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November 09, 2009

Imogen Heap

If Imogen Heap ever released an a cappella record, I would be a very happy person indeed. Check out the track "Earth" from her new album Ellipse, in both the full version with lead vocals, and the "instrumental" version which pulls the lead out and allows you to better examine the vocal intricacies that Heap layers to create the track. The rest of the record is of course a delight, but this track in particular has really stuck in my mind since hearing it.

Imogen Heap - Earth
Imogen Heap - Earth (Instrumental Version)

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Mint Royale - Princess
Boy Robot - My Hearts Still Beating
The Crystal Method - Ten Miles Back

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November 03, 2009

Jookabox

I didn't know how much I needed a psychedelic rock "zombie-musical" until I heard the 2009 release Dead Zone Boys by the band Jookabox, who are clearly crazy people making music for crazy people.

Jookabox - Phantom Don't Go
Jookabox - You Cried Me

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Susumu Yokota - Sky Blue
TV On The Radio - Stork And Owl
Elephonic - Good Mood

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