recent releases from steve gunn, flying lotus, grouper, tape, vashti bunyon, call super, cooly g (to name a few) all clocking in at the 38-45 minute range. i know i should be in favor of value (more minutes for the price), but it's like a breath of fresh air compared to bloated, filler-filled 70-minute releases.
Attended my first Arab wedding last night. OH MY GOD, SO MUCH FUN. Dancing first and THEN food - so much more logical than a European wedding where you wobble around after stuffing yourself first. The bride's family are a bit old-fashioned so no booze, but the music was so great that after a while I didn't even miss it. Don't think I've ever danced so hard and for so long with so little chemical assistance. The music was amazing. The women looked unreal. Even the dads could dance. Fucking brilliant.