<100 Week of 9/1

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Less Than One Hundred (or more simply put <100) is a biweekly segment where I (Rem) review albums that I enjoyed in the past week in less than 100 characters; simple as that. This week we have some guest features from Charlie and Cameron.

Let’s get into them!

Rem

Exquirla – Para Quines Aun Viven

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Spanish Motorik: 1-part Flamenco vocals, 2 parts Can demos, and a splash of Porcupine Tree. Served in a Louboutin.

 

LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A stiff whiskey’s best friend; a bitter middle-aged man, with a microphone and plenty of shit to say.

 

Neil Young with Crazy Horse – Zuma

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even a grandfather could tap his withering foot to this album. A folk experimentation that has aged like a $200 cheese.

 

Fridge – Happiness

 

 

 

 

 

 

A diverse sound collage being aberrantly described in its song titles, Four Tet’s signature craftsmanship shines.

 

AFX – Orphans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After taking a breather from his acid alias, Rich James returns, fusing Syro’s variety with his 90’s Bubblebath EP’s.

Charlie

13th Floor Elevators – Easter Everywhere

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What could possibly make 60s psychedelia better? Stereo panning, a full jug accompaniment and a whole lot of acid.

John Coltrane – My Favorite Things

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful piano work and a soprano sax stretch standards to the brink – in innumerable mind-blowing directions.

Cameron

Swans – Filth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angry man growls into microphone over (((gritty))) no-wave for 30 minutes.

Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rich, layered synths add onto the already vivid psych-folk sound the outfit established. No Bad News Bears here.

Real Estate – In Mind

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ultimate in “if ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Predictable, but enjoyable summer-y surf rock.

 

 

Author: Remington

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