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  1. acidbearboy

    What musical hill are you prepared to die on?

    Would somebody care to list a few Synthwave and Vaporwave artists so I know what’s what.
  2. acidbearboy

    Best New Music of 2018

    Cory Henry is somebody I need to check out ASAP. His solo on the Moog after the track breaks at 9m30s is bonkers.
  3. acidbearboy

    Best New Music of 2018

    First impressions on this new LP from Steven Legget are good. It's ambient electronic/modern classical. http://firecrackerrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/firec024lp-bathhouse
  4. acidbearboy

    The House Music Thread

    Both of those were staples of my DJ sets at the time. I’ve since discovered that Acid Tricks was heavily influenced by Jack Frost’s Clap Me.
  5. We had our cats chipped when we first got them, but they still didn't play imports!
  6. acidbearboy

    What musical hill are you prepared to die on?

    That's fair. But should a classic album need context or should the music itself hold up on its own merit? In that regard, I am in a similar position to that young intern that wasn't feeling Public Enemy's 'classic album' in the Guardian article that Mad Cyril posted. I'm just stirring though - there is no set definition for a classic album. Music is all a matter of opinion anyway.
  7. acidbearboy

    What musical hill are you prepared to die on?

    My mate lent it to me for my first listen in the last year or so (I’m 36). I wasn’t fussed on it.
  8. acidbearboy

    My Albums of the 21st Century

    Indeed it was! I shall update my tags accordingly.
  9. acidbearboy

    My Albums of the 21st Century

    I appreciate you doing this and look forward to further recommendations. I doubt I'll have time to post links and detailed descriptions like you have, but I can certainly list a few choice albums from each year. 2000: Air - The Virgin Suicides - mellow, moody instrumentals (mostly) Bebel Gilberto - Tanto Tempo - Brazilian easy listening Common - Like Water For Chocolate - I started with 'Be' but this quickly became my favourite Common album i-F - Mixed Up In The Hague Vol.1 - a DJ mix of the highest order, bridging the gap from 80s electro and italo-disco to their modern equivalents Jeff Mills - Metropolis - a haunting soundtrack to the old silent movie St.Germain - Tourist - jazz flavoured house and downtempo grooves
  10. acidbearboy

    What musical hill are you prepared to die on?

    I've been mulling over these kind of comments this week, and seeing as somebody has actually started a 'best albums of the 21st century' thread, I really wanted to ask people to try and put their finger on what exactly defines a 'classic album'. Is it just 10 great songs in a row? Is it about the musical impact it has - pushing new boundaries etc. Is it in any way related to sales or critical reception? Can an album even be considered 'classic' upon release, or does it need a few years to sink in and be fully appreciated? Also, what is pop music these days? Does the term still mean simply 'popular music'? For me, no. I consider anything with a verse/chorus structure and a melodic, reasonably un-challenging style to be pop music. I listen to plenty of music which fits that criteria. Hardly any of it is mainstream Top 40 pop.
  11. acidbearboy

    Gaming Albums

  12. acidbearboy

    The electronica thread

    Recently found this 12" now available digitally. Starkid delivers 3 acid bangers and one deeper cut. Cancerdog's tracks are less frantic but just as good. https://shop.hott.mx/album/panzerkreuz-1012-untitled
  13. acidbearboy

    All hail the synth!

    Some nice (and some terrible) tracks on this French library music album from 1978. A couple of pieces have an almost RPG soundtrack vibe to them, before such a thing even existed!
  14. acidbearboy

    Anoraak's Nightdrive With You 10th anniversary reissue

    It’s out today.
  15. Back in September of 2008 when I was contributing to a couple of different blogs, this Portuguese dude emailed me a new mixtape that he had made, in the hope that I would post it online. It was mostly new and unsigned artists (many from Valerie) that were unknown to me. Anoraak was the first track and I loved it instantly. That mix and in particular "Nightdrive With You" was probably what got me into Synthwave/Retrowave or whatever you want to call this kind of music. I just read a nice little interview with Anoraak about how this debut EP came about and how his career has developed in the decade since. The 10th anniversary edition of Nightdrive With You is due imminently and the two bonus tracks released so far are sounding really good (as does pretty much all his discography to be honest). Looking forward to hearing how the remastered version of the title track sounds, as I always found the mix to be a bit flat and the vocal to be a little too quiet.

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