Burial & Zomby connect.
Peter Holslin jogs on a treadmill… in space Burial’s new song “Temple Sleeper” reminds me of the themes to those cheesy ’90s sci-fi TV shows that were awesome precisely because of the low-budget special effects and space-time continuum-warping plotlines. The white-label cut (out via UK’s Keysound) is upbeat by Burial’s standards, and what sets it […]
Jordan Pedersen realizes it’s technically spring, but hey, sometimes it snows in April. I gotta keep it 100: I wrote a pathetic, self pitying pile of crap for my first pass at this. “Wah wah it’s cold in Chicago wah wah winter is an insoluble injustice wah wah why won’t Kate Upton RT me.” I […]
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Adam Wray skipped work to write this. Listen to any two consecutive Burial releases and you’ll hear similar sounds and structures. Spin his 2007 debut after “Truant/Rough Sleeper“and the changes in his sound become more apparent. His latest 12” marks an exciting new stage in his perpetual bloom. It’s his most unpredictable work to date, […]
The Top 50 Albums of 2012 December 24, 2012
On a Previous Episode of the Passion of the Weiss: The Top 50 Albums of: 2011; 2010; 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 50. House Shoes – Let it Go [Tres] No best album list is complete without something from Detroit. Nowhere else is as no frills and unvarnished. It operates as a palate cleanser to remind […]
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The Year in Hyperdub, 2012 December 11, 2012
Since its inception in 2004, Steve Goodman aka Kode9’s Hyperdub has been a locus of atom-smashing and inventive electronic music. 2012 was a banner year for Hyperdub, with major releases from label stalwarts like Burial and Cooly G and exciting work from up-and-comers like Laurel Halo and Walton alike. These are some of the choice […]
No need to say much — you can infer from the headline. This is Massive Attack and if you don’t know Massive Attack by now, you probably haven’t been paying much attention. If that’s the case, start here and work from there. Consider this a very necessary update to the original Essential Mix. The facts […]
20. Future – Pluto [Epic] Pluto is the rare 21st Century Atlanta Rap album that is an album in the classic sense of the word. It’s an experience, an etched aesthetic that demands end to end listens, and you may find yourself scrolling back to Big Rube immediately upon completion. While Drake, Frank Ocean and […]