Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"Three-Dimensional Syntax..."

Smoking is cool...
Snarkingly and slowly sorting out the two new Jean-Claude Vannier releases from Finders Keepers Records... Electro Rapide is a compilation of rare or previously unreleased instrumental tracks. To keep us on our toes, they've also put out an LP by JCV of all new songs (with vocals), called Roses Rouge Sang, but since these tunes are in his signature 70s style, I thought the tracks were from back then too. But they're not. They're new. Sorry for the confusion.
(This week's selection is from Electro Rapide. Last week I chose a song from Roses Rouge Sang.)
No wonder Finders Keepers and in-the-know Europeans are all crazy for Jean-Claude Vannier's music. It's interesting and surprising, and definitely cool.

The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

Friska Viljor -- PEOPLE & SO ON -- The Beginning of The Beginning of The End (2011, Crying Bob Records)
The Black Keys -- STOP STOP -- El Camino (2011, Nonesuch)
Stowaways -- THE DOWNTOWN RAN AROUND -- Livin' On The Island (2011, Stowaways)
Jean-Claude Vannier -- L'ÉLÉPHANT ÉQUILIBRISTE -- Electro Rapide (2011, Finders Keepers) [orig.]
Noah23 -- NEW DAWN -- Urbnet: Underground Hip-Hop, Volume 7 (2011, Urbnet)
Prince Fatty & The Mutant Hifi -- PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS -- Return Of The Gringo (2011, Mr. Bongo Records)
Ray Charles -- MY BABY DON'T DIG ME -- Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles Sampler (2011, Concord)
The Modernettes -- BARBRA -- Teen City E.P. (1980, Zulu Records)
Mike Field -- THE UPSTANDING TRANSLATOR -- Ashes (2011, Mike Field)
Snailhouse -- BUDDAH -- Have Not Been The Same, Volume 1: Too Cool To Live Too Smart To Die (2011, Zunior)
London Philharmonic Orchestra -- TETRIS: THEME -- The Greatest Video Game Music (2011)
Del Bel -- STIRRING BONES -- Oneiric (2011, Out Of Sound Records)
Black Chow -- WONDERLAND -- Wonderland E.P. (2011, Jahtari)
Nelcy Sedibe -- HOLOTELANI (DAUGHTER-IN-LAW) -- The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto, Volume 1 (1985, Earthworks)
Roll The Dice -- SEE YOU MONDAY -- In Dust (2011, Leaf)
Fat Freddys Drop -- FLASHBACK -- Based On A True Story (2005, The Drop)
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band -- ABBA ZABA -- Safe As Milk (1967, Buddah)
Phantogram -- DON'T MOVE -- Nightlife (2011, Barsuk Records)
African Head Charge -- GOD WILLING -- Voodoo Of The Godsent (2011, ON-U Sound)
Dean Drouillard -- TURNING WHEEL -- The Bear Lake (2010, Dean Drouillard)

Thanks for listening!

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  1. HAHA! Videogame Philharmonic!!

  2. As you might guess, I LOVE the Roll the Dice tune, but you failed to mention it in your recap. I need more!

  3. Ah, well... Thanks for mentioning it. Of course, I'd already completely forgotten about that one... Roll The Dice, huh?

    You're a month behind!