Monday, June 18, 2007

Plone - For Beginner Piano + Jaga Jazzist - A Living Room Hush

Two electronica albums of a sublime beauty. If you read this blog, you know that "melodic" is an adjective I use a lot to describe the music I like.

Plone is a toy-sounding music, sharing the sensibility with the 8-bit scene - they use bleeping, tinkling, buzzing sounds reminiscent of the 80s videogames as building blocks to construct delicate and beautiful pop songs.

Plone - For Beginner Piano (Warp)
Reviews: one, two
192 kbps, 55 mb
1 On My Bus (4:27)
2 Top & Low Rent (3:50)
3 Plock (3:57)
4 Marbles (3:50)
5 Busy Working (3:37)
6 The Greek Alphabet (3:47)
7 Press A Key (4:04)
8 Bibi Plone (2:53)
9 Be Rude To Your School (3:28)
10 Summer Plays Out (5:32)

The spirit of jazz does not live in the undead body that bears the name jazz nowadays, it is incarnated in a new form, and Jaga Jazzist is the one. A perfect fusion of electronica, live instruments and the post-rock atmospheric production. A modern Gil Evans would do something like this.

Jaga Jazzist - A Living Room Hush (Ninja Tune)
Reviews: one, two
192 kbps, 68 mb
1. Animal Chin
2. Going Down
3. Press Play
4. Airborne
5. Real Racecars Have Doors
6. Low Battery
7. Midget
8. Made For Radio
9. Lithuania
10. Cinematic

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for this Plone and the Jaga Jazzist!