I don’t think SAW is nearly an apt comparison. Listen to “Chosen Lords” or any of the other singles he released from that period or even his alias “The Tuss” in which he uses much of the same analog equipment. Most of these tracks sound like they were made during that period…very acidy. I don’t think it’s to relevant that he wasn’t using the Aphex moniker…it’s still his creative output during the time that this music was perhaps made. I am kind of curious what the music he is making now (2014) sounds like….
this song is killin’ it….glad to here anco back to the zany psychedelia of strawberry jam. i did enjoy mpp, but it veers on being too conventional….
some of sufie’s autotune stuff, particularly the side project (sss) is not my cup of tea…but the planetarium project, featuring vocoder on songs like Jupiter and Saturn sound really fantastic …
ya, prefuse is a definite forerunner of flylo…
this is straying into owl city territory…not feeling it.
dirty three, sufjan hopefully
I like Bon Iver….i’m going to the show tomorrow in Toronto, but I think The Avalanches make a worthwhile point. We’re talking about the selling of image…some artists are comfortable with this negotiation between commerce and art, others are not. Apparently, (as tweeted)The Avalanches turned down ad-revenue that would have dug them out of a steep financial hole, because of artistic ethics…i applaud them.
the Washed Out album (Within and Without) is the record i’ve been jammin’ to the most, which is a good indicator that it is my favourite.
sufjan is a master of melody and lyricism…only those with no understanding of his themes would consider him inoffensive and tame….granted, his modus-operandi is not to confront, but to woo (does all music and message need to be confrontational?)…there’s wisdom in subtlety and nuance, and to be able to say something grand and in ‘parable’ without the clunkiness of literalism…
i barely listen to the strokes anymore, but this album is really solid and a vast improvement over FIOE, which I think I’ve maybe listened to once…. I just wished that all of the songs were as fwd thinking as “Games”, “You’re so right”, “Life is Simple…” nonetheless a very good modern sounding record….