From: San Francisco
Who: Crested (Tom Baugh) and Denley (Matthew Holt) – Remixed by Keith Tadashi
Album: EP1 (Self-released – 2012)
Genre(s): electronic, beats
Recommended if you like: Lazer Sword, Teebs
Buy: FREE on Bandcamp
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Here’s the 2nd episode of the Bomarr Blog podcast. You can download directly above or subscribe to the podcast in the iTunes store. Tracklist below:
Really Really – Bonus Shots
Siriusmo – Nights Off
Morio Agata – Submarine
Groundislava – Creeper Shit
Landscape – Shake the West Awake
Space Art – Love Machine
Blank Spaces – Magic
Paul McCartney – Temporary Secretary
Benito – Saturn Trips
Su Kramer – Magic Dance
Small Black – Despicable Dogs (Washed Out remix)
Robert Palmer – Johnnie and Mary
Alice Cooper – Clones
Dakota – Fanning
Devo – Time Out For Fun
Human League – Being Boiled
the bomarr blog podcast – episode one (download)
I’m happy to announce the first episode of the Bomarr Blog podcast. A bi-weekly podcast I will be doing from now on. Very excited about this. Please click the link above to subscribe to the podcast via the iTunes store.
Album: Merry eX Mas & Suck My Dick!
Genre: hip hop
Recommended if you like: Wu-Tang Clan, RZA, Necro, EL-P, Danny Brown
Worth noting: This track was produced by Necro
Buy: Bandcamp (only 5 bucks for 15 tracks!)
Who: Prince Terrence
From: New York City
Album: Loose Tights EP
Genre(s): alternative, modern dark-wave, 80′s synth
Recommended if you like: Com Truise
Worth noting: Has been the drummer for Spank Rock, Major Lazer, Santigold
From: United States
Album: Taking in the Summer / Living in a Vacuum 7″ (Tekno Tunes – 1980)
Genre(s): post punk, minimal synth,
Recommended if you like: Oppenheimer Analysis, minimal wave comps
From: The West Coast
Album: Radio Activity Rapp 12″ (Rappers Rapp Disco Co. – 1984)
Genres: Old School, West Coast, Hip Hop, Vocoder, Electro
Recommended if you like: World Class Wreckin Cru, Sugar Hill Gang, Magic Mike
nemo – “friends” (stream-only)
Nemo is a 9-year old boy from Berlin. He played all the music on this (except the drum programming, which was arranged by his dad). He wrote this song for his friends’ birthday. It’s adorable, and REALLY REALLY good. Please support this little guy and buy the song direct from his Bandcamp page.
I haven’t been posting nearly as much as I would like lately. I’ve had a lot going on with work/life and what not, but I’ll be trying to post as frequently as I can. Maybe not every day, but definitely multiple times a week. You may not see as much writing about the songs, but you’ll see more content, including videos, links to other blogs, etc. Thanks for being patient.
Bomarr Blog super friend Edison from San Francisco just released this Full Mustafa project via the 900bats site. He says:
been sitting on this lil’ project for a few months…
it is 20 beats of flipped and bugged out psych rock…
shit your uncle hippy wished he had heard while he was ripping tubes in his teenage flower powered sweaty VW bus…
just in case the listeners of bat-tapes forgot how to do it,
i got evak1 and beastmaster to rip a track each….
pure posterity bros….”
Go grab it for free right here
cozy corners – “bit of myself in you” (stream-only)
Another great 2-song single from Fake Flamingo Records. If you don’t remember, Fake Flamingo is releasing a series of digital singles this year featuring artists performing under different pseudonyms. Here’s the summary of the project direct from Fake Flamingo:
“Conceived in 2011 as a response to the current phenomena of selling an artist’s identity rather than their music. The goal is to release a digital single each week, created by an artist working under a pseudonym. As an added bonus, when the proceeds reach $1K, a limited edition 12″ vinyl record will be pressed and 100 people who actually paid for their downloads will receive the record for free”
muir moor – “gliding” (stream-only)
New digital single from Muir Moor. This single is part of an awesome concept project from Fake Flamingo Records. Here’s what the project is all about:
“Conceived in 2011 as a response to the current phenomena of selling an artist’s identity rather than their music. The goal … more is to release a digital single each week, created by an artist working under a pseudonym. As an added bonus, when the proceeds reach $1K, a limited edition 12″ vinyl record will be pressed and 100 people who actually paid for their downloads will receive the record for free.”
I think it’s a great idea, and I fully support this project. I’m looking forward to hearing more. So far, Fake Flamingo has released 2-song digital singles from Garnett Jackson, VBZ, Puerto Pobre and Sunday Morning Jazz Club (who are all artists you’ve most likely heard of under their “regular” names). You can stream and buy these singles at the Fake Flamingo Records Bandcamp page.
1980 single from British synth pop outfit Landscape. Their singer, Richard James Burgess, not only produced recordings by Adam Ant and Spandau Ballet, he co-designed the first electronic drum set, the Simmons SDS-V. This track has a bit of an Ultravox / Gary Numan vibe to it, which is something I love about it.
I don’t really know anything about Micro Naps other than that they’re from the Bay Area, and that they recently released this split EP with Powwoww on Tundra Dubs. Also, I know that it’s good.
Fockewulf 190 were a Human League-Ultravox-Kraftwerk-inspired Italian duo who were most active in the 80′s, although as recently as 2010, they released a cover of the classic Kraftwerk track “The Model.” They take their name from a WWII German fighter jet.
I posted about Alabama’s Paper Route Gangstaz a while back due to their catchy, Diplo-produced track “Stop N Go.” Toward the end of 2010 they released their Born 2 Ball mixtape, (which gets my vote for one of the worst covers of the year). “Chevy” is from this mixtape. I’m not too into most of the other songs, but this once has be bouncing around a bit. You can stream/download the rest of the mixtape right here.
Latent Sea is Oakland, CA’s Tom Baugh (aka Crested) and Matthew Holt of San Francisco’s Broken Figures. They pride themselves on using mostly hardware synthesizers. They are working on a full length and in the meantime will be releasing free songs online.
I’m sure when you think of early electro innovators, you don’t think of Cat Stevens, do you? While he’s one of my all-time favorite musicians, hearing a song like this coming from the man who wrote “Wild World” is quite a surprise. Recorded in 1976, this instrumental is considered by some to be one of the first “electro” songs.