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    very autumnal this. crisp air, grey streets and green leaves. the instrumental sounds like grey clouds.

    miz's verse is a rhtyhmic marvel. luke thinks i like him because he's infantile and i want to care about him. paternal instincts. he sounds cool to me.

    "splash some gems and throw some things over gardens"


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    i think this was the last drill song i fell in love with. the last time it felt relevant and exciting. not that it was any different from all the drill before, but it was just a perfect execution of the formula.

    it sounds like those weird nights when the sun takes aaages to set. it clings on against the horizon. turns the sky orange. it makes the night magical. everyone gets all excited and goes out.

    (also if you set it to 0.75 speed on the youtube settings you can hear how african/dancehallish the drums sound)




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    Quote Originally Posted by sadmanbarty View Post
    heartbreaking this one. the lead line sounds like a crying child. the melody is so full of remorse and loss.

    all the wasted potential. of uk funky. of london. of all the people i used to know when this would have come out. lives completely thrown away over nothing.

    the drums are wicked too.

    I don't even know how to describe that thing Apple used but it was in seemingly every tune he did and always sounded sick.

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    Totally wrote off Aphex's latest thing cos it sounded like by the numbers shit but I gave it a spin today and this one in particular has it moments



    My complaint with the stuff on here is actually that he has some great ideas that he picks up and drops in about 30 seconds. Proper ADD music.
    Αι ψυχαί οσμώνται καθ΄ Άιδην.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    My complaint with the stuff on here is actually that he has some great ideas that he picks up and drops in about 30 seconds. Proper ADD music.
    I'm sure I've read him saying something along the lines of more or less having to do that to keep himself interested. Makes sense tbh. You'd have to do something to keep it exciting after 30+ years of making tunes.

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    Last time Barty was here he was playing me loads of Playboi Carti, someone who will isolate a throwaway idea from a young thug song and make it a whole song/meme. People like Thug and Aphex give rise too and perhaps even need, these lesser, more commercially minded, cynical followers to flesh out their sketchbooks and notebooks. In some way they are completed by their parasites.

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    I should know more about house than I do. There's a lot of it though.

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    classic early-00's 'sweet badboy' voice at the beginning. down-the-end-of-the-phone crooning. craig david, timberlake, et al. all do it

    the good thing about 2step is that when you sample the rnb vocalist you draw out the sinister qualities of them. the trauma of aliyah (and presumbaly others too). the emotional disaccosiativenss of them. when an animal's injured and just freezes in shocked paralysis.


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    abjectly chilling this one. it's like trying to see a face through a condensation covered pane of glass. these emotions materialising and then dissipating as melodic lines are introduced and dropped.

    that ghostly vibrato and thin vibrato; like a holographic girlfriend. idealised, but also translucent and intangible. in love with an idea. the fictions we tell ourselves. and the deep anguish we feel knowing they're not true.


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    this was a staple choon in my self-proclaimed cool club. a fundamental touchstone in my formative notions of 'cool'. my visualisation of it is very mch informed by that era's music videos too; a cross between the videos of prodigy's 'firestarter' and artful dodger's 're-rewind'.

    there's something mystical and (to make version happy) cave like about it. it sounds like an amber fire situated amongst stalagmites around which myths are told. cave paintings revealed by flickering, apricot torchlight. moses' burning bush.

    there's that bleep bit as well, sowing these hardcore continuum seeds in a young barty.

    very multicultural. jamaican vocals, that indian-esque incantation, euro sterile-tech chic. it's all there. but sinister, foreshadowing post-9/11 attitudes about multiculturism. it's not 'bend it like beckham', it's tommy robinson livestreaming talking about "enemy combatants"


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    Quote Originally Posted by sadmanbarty View Post

    in our beyond soul discussions, i've repeatedly posited mavado as the last bastion of soulfulness. he's got that grit and slight distortion in his voice as brandy has in this with lines like "I found it quite strange/The way you said her name/And when you look in her eyes".

    when you listen to dancehall sets you either get these squealing, autotuned wuthering-heights-kate-bush vocals or these booming, swashbuckling old testement vocals.

    then a mavado choon will crop up and it's so yearning and poignant and earthy.


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    london velocity. luke's touched on it before. we've got to crack the coede at some point

    we've toched on it on the 80s thread. that'll be the key in


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