Tuesday, October 28, 2008
This errs just the right side of being a record for a student with a lisp and pants that they've been shoehorned into and is all the better for flirting triumphantly with student danger. Robag Wruhme is an alias of Gabor Schablitzki who is also one half of one of my favourite production duos The Wighnomy Brothers, and what he has done with a fairly run of the mill but great alt-country record is the stuff of genius. As with everything produced by him there is a bounce intertwined with a kookiness that makes for a record that I can see myself coming back to in the years to come. This definitely won't be lost in the shuffle. If you're on the lookout for leftfield techno records that are as interesting as they have bite then Gabor is your man. Be sure to check the slice of perfection that is My Gloomy Head - seek and ye shall find!
$olal - Luna's Song - Robag Wruhme remix
As the last days of what has seemingly been an endless summer, no complaints, wash over here in California Windsurf's Coastline album has been the ideal soundtrack. There is something very special about the combination of Dan Judd and Sam Grawe who effectively make the most balearic records this side of the, well, Balearics. This track in particular speaks to me as it isn't something I'd necessarily play out unless the sun was going to come at some point while I'm on duty but it is something that after a long night of reaching for the lazers would make absolute sense while holding onto someone you love surrounded by like-minded people. I think it is absolutely superb and I can't recommend their album highly enough - buy it!
Windsurf - 2 Light As Daylight
As an added bonus here is an interview with Sam Grawe on the always excellent Cosmic Disco. (And yes I knicked the image from them)