Monday, February 1, 2010
The Nilpferd A-listers- The Electronic/Disco Cuts
Timber was the first piece of music I got A-listed, it works best as an audio-visual experience, one of the first and best Hexstatic collaborations.
Dexter Wansel - Life on Mars
DJ Shadow - Midnight in a perfect world
Coldcut - Timber
Portico Quartet - Monsoon
Coldcut - Mr Nichols
There's a visionary aspect to this week's selection. Philly legend Dexter Wansel orients our gaze towards the red planet with his 1976 disco/funk classic, before we skip to the nineties and some classic ecological turntable bricolage with the Coldcut/Hexstatic team.
DJ Shadow conjures up some magic out of his own vinyl collection as the clock ticks down to midnight, and while Portico Quartet's hang influenced sonic world isn't actually electronic, it doesn't sound much like acoustic jazz, either.
Coldcut and Saul Williams then make an emergency return in an awesome and moving attempt to talk the disillusioned Mr. Nichols down from the ledge of doomed corporate capitalism.