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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Top 10 Albums of 2008

1. M83 - Saturdays = Youth
2. The Notwist - The Devil, You + Me
3. D_rradio - D_rradio
4. Dosh - Wolves and Wishes
5. Port Royal - Flared Up Remixes
6. Bloc Party - Intimacy
7. Lars Bartkuhn - The New Continent
8. Ferry Corsten - Twice In A Blue Moon
9. Windy & Carl - Songs For The Broken Hearted
10. Manual - Confluence

3 completely (subjective) descriptions for each:

1. M83-Saturdays = Youth -> Brilliant, gaze, pop gem
2. The Notwist - The Devil, You + Me -> Indietronica, sing-a-long, rainy day
3. D_rradio - D_rradio -> Clever, genre bending, glitchy
4. Dosh - Wolves and Wishes -> Flowing, bends time, jazzified
5. Port Royal - Flared Up Remixes -> Colorful, lush, beautiful
6. Bloc Party - Intimacy -> Rock out, dance, energetic
7. Lars Bartkuhn - The New Continent -> Jazzy, electronic, journey
8. Ferry Corsten - Twice In A Blue Moon -> Oontz Oontz (4 to the floor), fun, synthy
9. Windy & Carl - Songs For The Broken Hearted -> Beautiful, gaze, lush
10. Manual - Confluence -> Wakeup music, lush, gaze

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Portal Royal - Flared Up Remixes




I became a fan of Port Royal sometime last summer when they released their album "Afraid to Dance." At the time I was going through a lot of electronic gazey music (ulrich schnauss / m83) and it really hit a chord (ha).

This new album Flared Up (Remixes) is a remix album of their LP Flares, and it's awesome. There are about 4 or 5 songs in the middle that completely flow and feel lush and full.

I swore off remixes after a 4 year stint as a bedroom trance dj, subscribing to the idea that "original ideas are just better." After hearing this album, and its reinterpretations I was forced to reconsider the idea of originality as something completely different.

The relevant songs on here are Karola Bloch (manuel), a guitar chopper by D_Raddio (who also just released a new album, which I need to post about on here... soon) and another Karola Bloch (as dialect this time) that is more ulrich schnauss then the man himself could ever be.

This is really great album, and if you can spare the $ to purchase it you will experience some of the best sounds this year



Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Swod - Sekunden




I promise not to write about music less than a month old
I promise not to write about music less than a month old
I promise not to write about music less than a month old
I promise not to ... who am I kidding?

Ok so the album came out in October of 07. Totally awesome ambient, piano, samplism, sounds totally lo-fi at times and at others completely overproduced, another awesome time buster. This baby just flows.

Like... these guys are hard to find... Check out their last.fm I guess

Album here


Friday, May 2, 2008

Dosh - Wolves and Wishes



First off, is that not the coolest album cover? With that crazy tree and those houses and that whole "Where is gravity?" thing going on.

Ok. Dosh. This guy blew my mind back in 06. I remember laying out on the grass in college, staring at the sky and just listening to this guy's music.

Think ... jazz. Now think, awesome. Add a bit of gaze, some glitch, and a whole lot of "Maaaaaan is that the last track?" and you have Dosh - Wolves and Wishes.

The best thing about the album is its flow from one song to the next. It has this charming ability to make the listener forget the idea of time. Giving the album a feeling as if it is one large song.

Totally. Worth. 20. listens.

Oh, and he's an awesome drummer. Peep the youtube

Sunday, April 13, 2008

M83 - Saturdays=Youth



Amazing album.
M83's older stuff was more electronic, more video-gamish, but this album is flowing, lush and beautiful. This is the kind of stuff that puts you to sleep and wakes you up in the morning. The kid of album you travel with.

This is shoegaze and electronic at its best.



youtube.com/m83 for videos.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Aleph-1 - Aleph-1


This record has some of the best ambient, blips, beeps I have ever heard. Tons of motion, completely out there.
This is great for background noise, reading, or sleeping. I listen to this during my commute and time feels completely different during the listen.

If anything, listen to the samples.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Check out this phone



Completely amazing looking phone. Coolest I've ever seen. Perhaps we'll see it on store shelves ... in the year 2000!

[Via Newslaunches.com]

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Dive Index - Mid/Air



This album is completely awesome. It has a very glitchy / electronic theme to it similar to DNtel (of The Postal Service), Bjork, Alias, Efterklang, Ratatat, & Regina Spektor. Vocals sound like Sarah McLachlan, & Broken Social Scene.

Completely well rounded and sonically tantalizing. Be sure to give it a listen, and even a buy. The myspace songs don't do it justice.

Recovering your aim buddy list

Deleted aim buddy list?

** The one requirement for this process is that you must have logged your aim conversations **

Step 1. Search your computer for files containing your screen name. Eventually you'll come across the log files. Most logging programs use folders to organize the logs. These folders contain each of your buddy's names. This is the content for the recovery process.
Step 2. Navigate to the base directory of all these folders using the command prompt (start - run - cmd) then type dir/s > backup.txt. That will dump the content of the entire directory into a text file.
Step 3. Open the text file in Microsoft Excel, make sure to chose "fixed width" when importing.
Step 4. Copy the columns of all the screen names, and paste them into a new text file.
-- Here is where you can organize your buddy list using excel. I alphabetized.--

You should at this point have all your buddies in a text file.

Now all you have to do is save an old aim buddy list and edit it with a text editor, pasting the new list of buddies in the appropriate area.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Massive Link Dump

Here's a bunch of links i've been keeping over the past few months. I figured they would be better to share than to have sitting around in a random text file.

Enjoy.



http://www.metacafe.com/watch/756433/laser_flashlight_hack/
http://frankmash.blogspot.com/2006/03/linux-commands-funny-linux-commands.html
http://www.theonion.com/content/news/pitchfork_gives_music_6_8?utm_source=slate_rss_1
http://www.di.fm/edmguide/edmguide.html
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/tools/med/2007/11/ipt/1196396608.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h205/teasy666/CIMG9539.jpg
http://6.content.collegehumor.com/d1/ch6/a/4/collegehumor.9065a18a444b2a74da6fea84d302a82d.jpg
http://modblog.bmezine.com/wp-content/uploads/200707261209-pix1.jpg
http://cgi.4chan.org/gif/src/1196135919591.gif
http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v107/1/33/73901692/n73901692_30638998_5519.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FftLxuYzRA&mode=related&search=
http://cucinatestarossa.blogs.com/photos/uncategorized/red_bike_shorts_1.jpg
http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1765728
http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1764256
http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1764266
http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2007/07/light_graffiti.html?CMP=OTC-0D6B48984890
http://www.break.com/index/cool-google-search-trick1.html
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/DuffMc81/MARIO.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNolz6-i6Ps&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egoogle%2Ecom%2Freader%2Fview%2F
http://www.nesthus.net/strtok_bill.jpg
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/offbeat/2007/06/sunshine_project_uncovers_us_m.html
http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/11/netgear-intros-2-in-1-powerline-network-extender/
http://olegkikin.com/shutterlife/
canon sd1000
http://www.amazon.com/JL421-Badonkadonk-Land-Cruiser-Tank/dp/B00067F1CE/ref=pd_sbs_gf_2/103-9934747-8556602?ie=UTF8&qid=1178207885&sr=1-10
http://whocalled.us/
http://www.engadget.com/media/2007/05/10mph-segway.jpg
http://users.erols.com/chare/786.htm
http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/books/05/28/bookburning.ap/index.html
http://www.dealighted.com/
http://tvnanny.org/
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8PBKB5G0&show_article=1&image=large
http://www.createblog.com/forums/uploads/post-104182-1109039744.jpg
http://www.break.com/index/fire-fighter-gets-high.html
http://www.DanScoti.com
http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/13/glowbots-develop-relationships-express-emotions-via-leds/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjMiDZIY1bM
http://uploadextra.com/img1/73dceaee851f1d243d0822870b0f3184/bluescreenofdeath.jpg
http://www.lifereboot.com/2007/10-reasons-it-doesnt-pay-to-be-the-computer-guy/
http://www.designpublic.com/shop/brave-space-design/5521?GCID=C11679x015&KEYWORD=Brave+Space+Design+Tetrad+Mega+Shelving+++Z+Block&utm_source=ShoppingCom&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=Brave+Space+Design+Tetrad+Mega+Shelving+++Z+Block
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/61284
http://www.felixheinen.de/020.html
http://www.emperor-penguin.com/gay-penguins.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jkenning/464845773/in/set-72157600078099414
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6K_K1IIdnQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1GoJ1XGT9o&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eyoutube%2Ecom%2Fv%2Fn1GoJ1XGT9o
http://pixfarm.net/upload//1/originals/e7/e71dc4944c518db89680568aa345efc7.jpg
http://kyle.13th-floor.org/images/rehosted/beard_windmill.jpg
http://straightdope.com/classics/a2_250.html
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/a-moment-of-reflection-253268.php
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvooRBgt21w&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eengadget%2Ecom%2F2007%2F04%2F13%2Fthe%2Dusb%2Ddancing%2Dshoe%2F
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070412-drm-lock-ins-and-piracy-all-red-herrings-for-a-music-industry-in-trouble.html
http://www.engadget.com/2006/01/05/satugo-3-megapixel-camera-in-a-ball-concept-yeah-its-bouncy/
http://folk.uio.no/hpv/linuxtoons/linux-detergent.jpg
http://216.240.139.101/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCOPNuuGeKA&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fbulletin%2Emyspace%2Ecom%2Findex%2Ecfm%3Ffuseaction%3Dbulletin%2Eread%26messageID%3D3245385283%26Mytoken%3DC78F593B%2DA32D%2D41DD%2DB8A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ7Arp94Moc
http://www.iamfacingforeclosure.com/
http://www.physorg.com/news95346094.html
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i38/kiickz4dayz/ahaut9.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l282/solecrazed/332131.jpg
http://ask.yahoo.com/20070327.html
http://arstechnica.com/journals/science.ars/2007/03/23/assesing-the-harm-of-illegal-drugs
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070322/ap_on_re_us/shampoo_camera_1
http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9700099-1.html
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/gmail-craze-30-tools-to-make-your-gmail-better/
http://www.downloadsquad.com/2007/03/21/linux-mce-looks-hot/
http://www.myfoxny.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail;jsessionid=FE523E93FBF38DDC744F9A88EEA7B6E5?contentId=2721259&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=1.1.1
http://static.whatspoppin.net:8080/gallery/event_images/3374/117304891141.jpg
http://www.destructoid.com/super-mario-bros-theme-has-lyrics-30498.phtml
http://lifehacker.com/software/media-player/hack-attack-roll-your-own-killer-audio-player-with-foobar2000-245359.php
http://news-libraries.mit.edu/blog/archives/388
http://www.roscripts.com/CSS_creme_of_the_month-123.html
http://www.livescience.com/humanbiology/070319_music_brainstem.html
http://www.nintendowiifanboy.com/2007/03/19/wii-sports-golf-hilarious/
http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/14/optimus-maximus-the-god-of-keyboards-unveiled/
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2007/0305072fcc4.html
http://blog.outer-court.com/archive/2007-03-07-n12.html
http://www.sinc.stonybrook.edu/Staff/pstdenis/yincopy/yin.html
http://131.104.197.22/sites/spearetest/lumines.html
http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/afp/dv_to_getty_1098982_0.rp600x350.jpg
http://www.zzzone.net/simkin/movieforgreg.swf
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/02/14/free-design-templates/
http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/biz2/0701/gallery.101dumbest_2007/
http://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/2006/12/yearinphotos_portfolio200612?slide=13
http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=72102
http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=&storyid=2007-02-19T103558Z_01_L1858760_RTRUKOC_0_US-ISRAEL-SEX.xml&src=nl_usoddlyenough
http://www.squidsoup.org/doodle/
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/7854/arnoldte5.jpg
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/01/AR2007020100715.html
http://video.linux-noob.com/screenshots/ie7/xpspyware.jpg
http://www.yearinthelife.org/images/timessquareBIOS.jpg
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=178431
http://www.frogview.com/show.php?file=883
http://video.feber.se/feber/art/8419/slangbelletjej/
http://www.popularmechanics.com/blogs/technology_news/4212161.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQO2VtV1PNg&eurl=
http://fooplot.com
http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/11/google-plans-street-advertising-presence/
http://tunteella.org/4chans/1166622255471.jpg
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/wireless-power.htm
http://www.helldeskforum.com/vid_printout.shtml
http://solarstyle.com/detail.php?ID=4
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23381421-details/Making+teens+start+school+in+the+morning+is+%27cruel%27%2C+brain+doctor+claims/article.do
http://www.research.ibm.com/quantuminfo/teleportation/
http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php
http://www.anontxt.com/
http://www.ninjawords.com/
http://www.military.com/soldiertech/0,14632,Soldiertech_DREAD,,00.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSPvvVfcoAw
http://www.ulrugby.com/Pics/Fall%20Social%2012-10-04/Mexican%20&%20the%20Phonoholic.JPG
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldi9sy5dDY4&eurl=
http://youtube.com/watch?v=OBc5IKNtNSI
http://www.break.com/index/dont_cheat_on_this_girl.html
http://tech.cybernetnews.com/2006/12/22/allofmp3com-sued-for-165-trillion/
http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/6443/dsc00058yo1.jpg
http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/3402/christmas2006294xb6.jpg
http://www.hideaplate.com/h/hideaplate/pic.cfm
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/393/3431/1600/fash1.jpg
http://www.blurbomat.com/archives/2006/10/31/how_to_turn_an_ordinary_photo_into_an_extraordinary_photo
http://www.collegehumor.com/picture:1711499
http://www.datenform.de/silvereng.html
http://www.drivl.com/pages/ipod3
http://www.engadget.com/media/2006/10/gowgraffitti4.jpg
http://www.eonline.com/news/article/?uuid=723d67f8-d64b-44ab-8c5d-16fd0dac70e4
http://www.highdots.com/css-tab-designer/
http://www.jasonn.com/turning_off_unnecessary_services_on_windows_xp/
http://www.keepersoflists.org/index.php?lid=23
http://www.lifehacker.com/software/dvds/hack-attack-oneclick-dvd-rips-208866.php
http://www.mosnews.com/images/p/12059.shtml
http://www.nirsoft.net/
http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF196-Cover_Blown.jpg#186
http://www.sysinternals.com/
http://www.tvunetworks.com/downloads/index.htm
http://www.wfsb.com/holidays/10467838/detail.html?rss=hart&psp=news
http://www.winespectator.com/Wine/Images/Graphics/Top100/2006/Top100-2006.pdf
http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/tribute/photos/3830724/64.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VmUMk1OMXc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VmUMk1OMXc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONyKu9cMG7k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm3_MO-JzUE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQYycFiuglY#GU5U2spHI_4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbLgZzG7hug
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEnZ-_iOL2w&eurl
http://youtube.com/watch?v=QmroaYVD_so