Friday, March 16, 2012

Zucchini Drive - Being Kurtwood (2006)

 Zucchini Drive is an electronic Hip hop duo from Brussels and Sweden. My taste in such fair is pretty selective so if your surprised don't be these guys are very excellent. Lyrically at times they can be easy to dismiss but this is more than made up for with emotional beats and an interesting lo-fi aesthetic.  I wasn't sold on first listen years ago it did take a couple passes but in the end it was worth it. Like i said those these beats are pretty creative often utilizing acoustic guitars and having a decidedly old school flavor. Its possible that this isn't for all parties but it's worth a shot if any of what I just said perked your ear.

Zucchini Drive - Being Kurtwood (2006)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mr. Maps


Mr. Maps are an Australian instrumental band that focuses on some sort of orchestral math rock lite.  Highly calculated and expertly produced, this is an excellent release that gives just as much room for piano and stringed instruments as the usual rock arsenal.  A pretty unique release as far as im concerned in the realm of odd timed flim flam.

Wire Empire (2011)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bruce Peninsula

Canadian ensemble Bruce Peninsula have a good thing going. Interesting percussion, great choir style soulful vox and nice song structures.  Lest we not forget the guitar because it certainly holds its own not being content to play chunky chords but some sprightly figures. The music shifts at a pretty steady clip so theres no chance youll be caught snoozing. Seriously though im done writing long descriptions just know that this is some great stuff for your ears.

A Mountain is a Mouth  2009

Open Flames (2011)