Storm Stereo #35

tonio_rubioWhat’s up dreamers?

Another show ready for your audio pleasure. We return to one-hour length, short and sweet, with more focus.

We kick in with a now-classic, almost timeless gem by Yves Tumor, a musical master of our times, truly. His whole record Serpent Music is brilliant. We keep it mellow with a sweet and charming track by Savages and something equally dreamy by Armen Miran (those vocal samples!) – a new discovery for me, who is opening me up to the world of underground Armenian electronic music. A special on the underground electronic scenes of Armenia, Georgia, and Morocco among other places will follow in the near future, so stray tuned if that’s your jam.

I’ve being a Parov Stelar fan for well over a decade and, though his swing-revival chill-out house (which many know him for) is not my cup of tea, I find what he does to be of consistent quality – plus I’m a sucker for violins and heartbreaking vocals like on “Beauty Mark.” We keep in line with my marimba obsession and listen to something from Tonio Rubio’s excellent (and only) LP Rhythms, and something by no-inroductions-needed minimalist Steve Reich, a fellow marimba-lover.

Seeing as the day of this show, January 31, was Philip Glass’ birthday, we also hear something from his Reworks album – which is an amazing compilation of reworked Glass tracks by some of the best – then transition via a brass connection and move further electronically afield into Tau City and a coming storm.

We close it all off with an all-time fave track of mine, “Do What You Want” from 2002 and some ever-enjoyable Timothy J. Fairplay.

Next week prepare for a gear-shift, as we enter the fast lane with some punk and hardcore! Until then, stay strong, fuck national pride, fight fascism!

With love from outer space

—Obsessionist

 

STORM STEREO #36

YVES TUMOR – The Feeling When You Walk Away
SAVAGES – You’re My Chocolate
ARMEN MIRAN – For Eternity
PAROV STELAR & ANDUZE- Beauty Mark
TONIO RUBIO – Dead Slow
STEVE REICH – Mallet Quarter
PHILIP GLASS – Alight Spiral Snip (Dan Deacon Rework)
THE CONNECTION MACHINE – Echoes from Tau City
HODGE – There is a Storm Coming In
JACE FROM OUTTA SPACE & CLAIRE SKY – Do What You Want
TIMOTHY J. FAIRPLAY – Messengers of Deception

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