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Review: Kleefstra / Pruiksma / Kleefstra – Deislieper by Jayson
January 9, 2012, 9:56 am
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Kleefstra / Pruiksma / Kleefstra: Deislieper album cover

By way of explanation, this project is a combination of experiential style guitar playing and spoken word in the Frisian language, which is a Germanic minority language spoken in the Netherlands and parts of Saxony. (I’m assuming this is West Frisian here.)

Mash-up Monday: Notorious B.I.G. vs. Of Montreal-“Gronlandic Friend of Mine” by jason
November 7, 2011, 12:41 pm
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UNLMTDelectric has put together an album of mashups featuring Of Montreal and the Notorious B.I.G. It’s called Notorious Montreal, and you can listen to the whole thing on Soundcloud.

Mash-up Monday: Destiny’s Child vs. Ristar- “Say My Ristar” (Masdamind Mash-up) by jason
August 22, 2011, 12:00 pm
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Masdamind took “Say my Name” by Destiny’s Child (Which is actually a great song on its own) and mashed it with the level 1-1 theme from the Sega Genesis game Ristar. It works much better than you would expect.

Some tracks. by Jayson
July 13, 2011, 9:26 am
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Someone wrote to us and said “Would you feature our music on your blog?” I have agreed.

Also, remember that Matt Bauer album that I loved? You can download Morning Stars free of charge now.

I may return later today with a review or something.


Mash-up Monday: The Killers vs. Rihanna- “Mr. Umbrella” by jason
June 13, 2011, 10:00 am
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Greg Scalera from mashed up Rihanna and The Killers, and the result is so much better than I would have guessed. Who knew Brandon Flowers could rap, eh?

Facepages. by Jayson
March 8, 2011, 10:05 am
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Hi folks. In an effort to make visiting our Facebook profile actually worthwhile, we’re going to be posting stuff there. What kind of stuff? Well, we get a lot of emails about a new mixtape being out or a new single or a video release for something. It’s good stuff, but none of it is long enough for an actual post here, and I’ve come to feel bad saving it all up and posting it once a month. There is already a bunch of stuff up; the aforementioned videos, singles and mixtapes. So I encourage you to check it out; and while you’re there, like us? We’d appreciate the validation.

– Jayson

Mash-up Monday: Nirvana vs. Katy Perry- “Smells Like Teenage Dream” by jason
December 6, 2010, 2:00 pm
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This one was pretty obvious. You know, because Katy Perry is the Kurt Cobain of pop music. But seriously, YouTube user captainfnogg does a good job with this one.

New music and commentary. by Jayson
November 9, 2010, 10:22 am
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I’m slowing down here and things are backing up. I apologize to anyone who sent us anything in the last few weeks and hasn’t heard back. There is currently a back log of stuff I want to review, but there is just not the time right now.

Here is some stuff to listen to:

Breton – Counter Balance EP – While not a formal review. I like this a lot. It’s kind of a post-hip-hop thing if I had to classify it. It’s very good, go have a listen.

Arpeggi Records in Japan has posted two totally solid extended mixes that I am really enjoying. Looking forward to pretty much anything they’re doing.


I am digging the new Theologian a lot and will try to bust out a proper review in the coming days.

I watched the new Kanye video all the way through. It really made me feel like I was back in art school.

I finally took a listen to Slough Feg, after reading “controversial” opinions over on Invisible Oranges. I am not impressed by their music, not even a tiny bit.

I feel like I should write something about metal, because we got our start covering a lot of metal and we’re friends with a lot of the metal bloggers out there. People with names that start with the prefix Metal follow us on Twitter. Despite that, there is nothing on my radar at all in the metal world right now. I used to find out about things in only a couple of ways: metal blogs and MySpace. A lot of what’s going on in the metal blog world now doesn’t interest me. Tour diaries and interviews, often with bands I don’t like. Retrospectives; do we need to keep talking about Pantera still?  I’m just not interested in that. I am interested in new music, and am finding what I can find to be universally lacking. It feels like I’m just in a hold pattern with metal, waiting for the new Electric Wizard to drop or hoping that Batillus will surprise me with some new work. If you think I’ll like it, send it my way.

– Jayson


Mash-up Monday: Beastie Boys vs. Beastie Boys- “Jimmy Namaste” by jason
October 18, 2010, 1:00 pm
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This mash-up is from Max Tannone’s Doublecheck Your Head, in which he mashes up th Bweastie Boys with the Beastie Boys. Go download this piece, STAT!

Friday. by Jayson
October 15, 2010, 9:44 am
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Insane Clown Posse. Seems like there is a data point correlation between them being open about being evangelical Christians and that recent poll where the people that know the least about religion being the most religious. If you haven’t read that Guardian interview, you probably don’t care. Maybe you’re one of those people who had it figured out in 93. I will say that after reading it, I walked away feeling actually bad for those guys. They’re so dumb they don’t know they’re dumb and it’s causing them a lot of grief. It is sad to me though that they represent a huge part of the failing of contemporary Christian music. Either it has be be extremely veiled to try to trick people into listening to it, or mindlessly bland. Again, give me Johnny Cash any day. The man wasn’t afraid to say what he believed in, nor was he afraid to make it compelling.

You’ll have noticed I’m kind of off the metal right now. Couple of reasons for this: there isn’t anything compelling going on that I can detect. I just haven’t heard anything that’s really exciting in quite a while. Part of this is just that you know, people know what we’re about and the metal folks, with one exception, don’t send us any promos; where the indie, hip-hop and experimental/ambient musicians & labels do. The last thing is that I am just pretty sick of a lot of the metal writing that is going on out there and don’t feel like going to metal sites to see what’s up. It’s either a lot of paid coverage about stuff I don’t care for, pointless retrospectives or the metal joke. Case in point, Agoraphobic Nosebleed have a new site, You can go and read roughly the same joke about how metal sucks and is ridiculous that Sgt. D made over a year ago when he was writing for Metal Inquisition or that Demon Pigeon and others continue to make on and off to this day. I am never sure if we’re supposed to laugh because metal sucks, laugh because metal sucks and then feel weird pangs of guilt and self-loathing because we actually like all this terrible shit, do the first two then interpret receiving a knowing wink from the author, or what.  Too hard to figure out anymore. Too hard to care. James Randall and I have both read at least one of the same books though, s’all good.

Banksy? Seriously? It’s not 1999. Banksy is about as subversive as a fart in church. Fuck that guy and the horse he rode in on. The Simpsons tagged him, not the other way around; the last seal and certification of his total irrelevance.

I think that’s it. I’ll come back and do something people are interested in later.

– Jayson