Matthew Dear – Neighborhoods

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Funky mid tempo dance track.   Matthew Dear is a top act in the emerging “micro-house” scene.   Basically micro-house is, according to the wiki on Microhouse, “a subgenre of house and glitch music …Microhouse strips house music down to a more minimal and sparse aesthetic, in the same vein as tech house.”.   I love the dead pan vocals on this track.

Matthew Dear – Neighborhoods

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Caribou – Melody Day

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Right out of the gate, this track just transcends the listener back to the hey day of the Beach Boys meets brit pop of the 1960’s.This track feels like a 1960’s Kaleidoscope.  

[audio:http://highrize.wordpress.com/files/2007/09/01-melody-day.mp3]

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Animal Collective – Peacebone

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This track from Animal Collective is from their newest album Strawberry Jam which was released yesterday (Sept 10, 2007).

Layers on top of layers of noisy, scratchy, glitchy, music that builds and colescest into a bubbling fun choirs.   The vocals on this track remind me alot of   They Might Be Giants.  

[audio:http://highrize.wordpress.com/files/2007/09/01_peacebone1.mp3]

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