LPsLPsLPs: Autobahn, Shamir, Protomartyr, Bully, Curtis Harding, Don Bryant, Cold Specks, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Sugaray Rayford, Yasuaki Shimizu

03.11.2017 Music #Album

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Neu im Plattenschrank: Toller LoFi-Pop von Shamir, fantastischer Postpunk von Protomartyr, Synthwave von Autobahn, Schrammelrock von Bully und ganz wunderbarer Soul von Curtis Harding. Alleine die Platten solltet ihr wenigstens anskippen und Yasuaki Shimizus Re-Issue seiner 1987er Music For Commercials (ganz unten) gleich mit. Der Rest ist aber auch super.

Revelations by Shamir

Relatives In Descent by Protomartyr

The Moral Crossing by AUTOBAHN

Losing by Bully

Face Your Fear by Curtis Harding

Don't Give Up On Love by Don Bryant

The World That We Live In by SUGARAY RAYFORD

Sind die echt by Boltzmann Brain

The Kid by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Fool's Paradise by Cold Specks

Music For Commercials by Yasuaki Shimizu

Originally issued by Crammed in 1987, this is one of the most sought-after releases in our legendary Made To Measure series. Known for his numerous albums, soundtracks, and collaborations with an impossibly broad array of artists (from Ryuichi Sakamoto and DJ Towa Tei to Van Dyke Parks, Björk, Manu Dibango and Elvin Jones), composer, saxophonist and producer Yasuaki Shimizu also released several electronic music productions during the '80s, which are currently generating a lot of interest (a.o. his recently reissued Mariah project).

"Music For Commercials" is a brilliant and inventive collection of short pieces, initially conceived as soundtracks for Japanese TV commercials (and bearing sweet titles such as “Seiko”, “Sharp”, “Honda” etc). These twenty-three tracks (each clocking in at two minutes or less, except one longer piece composed for a computer-animation short) abound with hit-and-run sound collages, twittering computers, and energetic ricocheting between myriad styles of music. This album has achieved near-mythical status in the last few years, which have seen artists such as Oneohtrix Point Never sing its praise.