Stateless – Bloodstream

 

Part Radiohead, part UNKLE, part Coldplay diffused with electronica and clicky-pop-scratch piano chords and you get the picture.

[audio:http://highrize.wordpress.com/files/2007/09/stateless-bloodstream.mp3]

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Here’s the music set to one of my favorite shows “House”
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpgbDYgjXNs]

Ursula 1000 – Electrik Boogie

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Let’s see… add a falsetto vocal track, glaring guitar riffs, women moaning and groaning, 80’s synth strings, samples ripped from various Prince tracks, and yup what you end up with is a Prince  track.   Funny thing though, it isn’t a Prince track but instead Ursual 1000 with “Electrik Boogie”.   This thing can’t possibly sound more Prince, well.. ok, maybe if they threw in a Purple Rain reference…

[audio:http://highrize.wordpress.com/files/2007/09/ursula-1000-electrikboogie1.mp3]

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[youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=TEsEfZTXFmg]

Beirut – Postcards from Italy

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[audio:http://highrize.wordpress.com/files/2007/09/beruit_postcards-from-italy.mp3]

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Evidently, the concept for the music video for Beirut’s “Postcards from Italy” was to purchase family made videos from ebay.   The footage was cut and spliced to produce the following video:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjzVbXeD_8E]

Jim Noir – My Patch

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In case this one slipped by you in 05, I’m here to bring it back.   Easily one of the best song of 2005 from one of the best albums of 2005.   “My Patch” is found on the “Tower of Power” album from Jim Noir.Part Beatles, part Beta Band,   part ELO and a Beach Boys (think Pet Sounds) bridge thrown in for good measure and you have the main ingredients for “My Patch”.   This album also produced such hits as, “Eanie Meany, & “Computer Song”.  

[audio:http://highrize.wordpress.com/files/2007/09/01-jim-noir-my-patch.mp3]

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[youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=OX9g1qpuvGU]