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Breaking out of the pop bubble.

This post was brought to you by the ice cream I'm eating right now. It's time for electronica and jazz.

Apparat - Not A Number [download or die]
I have a mix I use for studying made up of wordless electronica, someday I'll post some of it. This track made it onto there the first time I heard it.
Things I love about this track: the intermingling of three layers of music, oftentimes a violin and an undefinable beat, coupled with the ongoing sound of what sounds like malleted handbells, though I'm sure it's not. The result is simply beautiful.
Apparat is Sascha Ring, a sexy sexy German man.

Apparat's website / myspace
Buy Walls (released May 15) from Rough Trade / eMusic (and Stream it!)

Project Jenny, Project Jan - 320 [download or die]
When I listen to Project Jenny, Project Jan the head bobbing urge is unstoppable, I'm paranoid thinking people will stare at me. I get the sense listening to PJPJ that Sammy Rubin and Jeremy Haines (both guys, despite the band's name) have the same problem. They're touring with Fujiya and Miyagi, which should be reason enough to check them out.

July 12 - Grog Shop in Cleveland, OH!

Project Jenny, Project Jan's website / myspace
Pre-order XOXOXOXOXO (out August 14) - they also have an EP on eMusic

Von Sudenfed - The Rhinohead
Futuristic dance music you can't miss, with stolen talent - Mark E. Smith from the Fall and Jan St. Werner from Mouse On Mars.

Von Sudenfed's myspace, on domino records
Buy Tromatic Reflexxions (released May 21) from Insound / Domino Records

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2 Responses to “Breaking out of the pop bubble.”

  1. # Anonymous baris

    you should also check out apparat's komponent from silizium EP. best idm/minimal techno/or whatever song i've ever listened. and yes, he is charming in deed :] lots of girls concentrated on his face during his performance in istanbul.  

  2. # Blogger Kate

    I'll have to do that, though right now I'm just jealous that you saw him live.  

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