THINGS THAT ARE REALLY QUITE GOOD




 


BRASSY - PLAY SOME D















Brassy - Play Some D (Wiiija)

Brassy. They make you say words like 'ballsy'*. And 'punky'. And 'riffs'. And 'attitude'. And 'strut'. And 'hip-hop'. And 'scratching'. And 'female'. And 'cool'. And anything that makes you say words like that has got to be good, right? And it is.

*'Ballsy'. Pathetic, isn't it? So....male. But titsy sounds rubbish. Ovular doesn't quite work. Cunty is definitely not happening. So ballsy it is. It's only a word, anyway. Right?


Anjali - Lazy Lagoon (Wiiija)

Hypnotic, dreamy strings, breathy vocals, and Sixties filmscore elegance. This is LUSH. It's perfect for autumn, shivering behind net curtains, wishing it wasn't too cold to open the window and gaze out letting summer breezes shimmy over you. It's yummy: noone does evocative sexy strings like this lady. Check it out!


magnetophone - come on the phone (4ad)

Gentle drum loops. Whispery Cocteau-Twins-ish female voice in background. Hypnotic. Dustbin lids clang together. Fucked up krautrock. Slowing down and speeding up unnervingly. Tweaks and twiddles. Percussive freakout. Beautiful synth drone and static hiss and crackle. Tiny faint background sounds, twiddles.

Sounds like lying outside a church at night. Someone's left a hymn book on the organ and it's playing itself and you're lying on your back looking at the stars hearing the hum of a thousand satellites.

Lovely lovely complicated tricksy beautiful.





Miss AMP, 25 October 2000

 
 

 

 

MUSIC - FOOD OF LOVE.
NOT AS GOOD AS REAL FOOD, THOUGH.



Things that are excellent
Peaches
Swiffer

Things that are really quite good
Anjali
Magnetophone
Brassy


Things that are risible
Pizzicato 5
Mount Florida
Leila

Mojave 3


Things that should be destroyed
Facing 30

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