Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Discovery. Joy. [Invention]

No, this post isn't about Biffy Clyro. If you scroll down this little blog even slightly, you'll see a rather mammoth post on The Poets of Rhythm. Well, if you read it, you can tell I was very excited about their live show. Now you can see why I loved their music.

The Poets of Rhythm

More Mess On My Things
Funky Runthrough Part 1 & 2
*Note: only MP3 clips. Not full songs.

Brilliant saxophone use? Brilliant funk? Brilliant soul? I think so. Brilliant.

"Arguably the pioneers of the new heavy funk movement, Munich's own, Poets of Rhythm, recorded this debut album in 1993, years before Desco, Daptone, DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, or any of the rest of us ever got covered in the filth of raw funk. However, Practice What You Preach can be measured beyond the modern scene and stands tall as one of the great full length Funk-Soul albums of all time." - Daptone Records

Note the DJ Shadow mention, all scenesters. Buy their debut album, here.

Mates of State

So it's been a few days since the last post, thus I thought it was time to make a new one, no matter how awful I feel. My throat is killing me. I have back-pain. It's been an eventful few days. I chose sleep over drinking last night, too. I'm rather proud of myself. Well, I'll be headin' into town later as in now soon, so this post is short. Mates of State are a husband and wife duo who apparently write for between 4-6 hours everyday. Impressive. Their music music seems like throwaway pop to me, and it's good for the sunny days. I looked out the window there now - and the sky's blue. Class.

Mates of State

Hoarding it for home
Ha Ha
Fraud In The 80's

I love the break-down in Goods. The intro to Proofs is a bit happy.
Read an interview with them here. More effort will be made when I can stand up without pain, and breathe without choking.