DE LA SOUL & J DILLA - "SMELL THE DA.I.S.Y." (2014)

de la soul re-recorded new versions of tunes from their first 4 stone-cold-classic albums, this time with unheard j dilla beatz + totally revamped lyrical flows. it's like hearing "the rite of spring" conducted by stravinsky in 1926, and then by leonard bernstein in '58.  or miles davis playing "my funny valentine" in '57 with philly joe jones, and then in '65 with tony williams.  or something. 

_grape ape
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veljo tormis - 'litany to thunder' (1999)

promise and warning post number five hundred.

this recording changed the way i heard harmony.  i had the pleasure to witness it performed by this ensemble lead by this conductor at the cathedral of st john the divine in manhattan on february ninth two thousand two, not six months after the twin towers had fallen.  an out of body experience. 

_mink nun

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afghan whigs - 'do to the beast' (2014)

because if it wasn't for aging rockers, all old people would just be called old people.

_mink nun

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nazareth - 'expect no mercy' (1977)

it's as if the loch ness monster gave birth to the bastard child of creedence, ac/dc and rod stewart.  or else it's like if spinal tap were dead serious.  yes it is every bit as great as that cover might suggest.  

_dj chemical peel

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mongrel's cross - 'the sins of aquarius' (2012)

rampaging riffs ripping your every orifice.

featuring a member of impetuous ritual and portal.

_mink nun

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jaga jazzist - 'one-armed bandit' (2010)

you ever wish that stereolab and tortoise were still making valid musics in this present day? ever wonder what it would sound like if a really tight easy-listening jazz group played music in the style of mid-nineties video games? ever wonder what life would be like if you were austin powers' stoner bro, cruisin the net, searching for girls whom you could tell to behave?

_mink nun

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teebs - 'estara' (2014)

put this on sitting on the couch on a date and if you don't get some tail, man, you are doing something wrong.

_mink nun

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thug entrancer - 'death after life' (2014)

cigars on ice cigars on ice

_mister midtown

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the body (w/ haxan cloak) - 'i shall die here' (2014)

doomed out dub

_mink nun

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jon porras - 'light divide' (2014)

soothes the synapses

_mink nun

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