fresh tin donuts of the worthy variety

middle america’s very best manglers of pop music, enon are out on the road, europe and the us. if you have not yet been smacked around by their sound, get thee to the cd store and pick up an album of theirs called believo!…an excellent starting point. me, i lost mine when it rolled under the flooring of the dj booth at liar’s club a few months ago. but i have an excellent memory for music, so i play it often…in my mind. a more recent enon lp on touch & go called high society in my opinion doesn’t deliver as much punch, but when i saw them last year at the fireside bowl here in chitown they completely ruled. in their hands, rock music doesn’t seem like the played out cul-de-sac it usually does these days. check the tour dates and watch for a new lp as well.

on the downtempo tip, i picked up geogaddi by the highly swell boards of canada. so i’m a year late, shut up. for me, this music is mining an emotional territory i recall from my younger days watching educational films (which is pretty funny since i recently found out their very name is indeed an homage to a group of cultural/educational films from the 70s produced by the canadian governmental organization film boards of canada. good call.) geogaddi might be showing the extremes of the palette they use, which is a charitable way of saying maybe their superb music has the right to children lp was the one collection of consistently appealing pieces their vocabulary could produce. or maybe it just means i quit smoking pot. i dunno. we’ll see. it’s not as if it’s impossible that their collection of approaches, equipment and tones is inexhaustible. just ask kraftwerk about running out of gas after totally changing the world with a minimalist toolset.

was curious about röyksopp as well, and picked up melody am. i kind of liked the one track with the high-pitched ‘lectric piano, but the rest of it is too dancey. ebay, here i come.

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