Okay, so having a blog and also a music project gets me into some weird places. Basically I’ve tried to avoid covering my own work on Nomadic Firs, seems like a no brainer. Acres is meant for everything else, but when something like this video comes along it really gets into the fabric of the DIY global community I believe. Three projects coming into one to form this amazingly wonderful video. So I’m sharing it with you, I think its right, and I hope you’ll pardon the unavoidable self promotion. Its limited to these types of things. This also premiered on SPIN, so thats cool. Download this track and the full album “Summer’s Gone” for free HERE. Directed and Animated by Alejandro Pena. You can also get the other groovy remixes for free or the original song via my Bandcamp page HERE. Lastly, BIG THANK YOU to these two remarkable projects. Having your tune taken to these heights is a great feeling.
Catch ODESZA on tour, they kick some majors heat.
San Francisco, CA, US
- Friday, 3 May 2013
Santa Monica, CA, US
- Saturday, 4 May 2013
Santa Ana, CA, US
Finding Delano Taylor in 2012 was a highlight for this site. His North Highlands remix for “Best Part” landed him on my 20 of 2012 list. Its a tune that sticks around quite often, stuck somewhere in my head, rattling off when the thinking runs deep. Taylor’s back with a new one, this time a bit darker and futuristic. But his high pitch vocal tuning is right in place, just like I hoped it would be. Here’s to when his album finally drops and we have a full piece to add to the collection. Nab this now.
Tours aka Dylan Sieh, out of Philadelphia releases “Deuxiéme” which is a remix of Memory Houses “Lately.” Like most of Tours work the production and cadence are pure synth glitch pop that would melt the face of any waver on the beach. I stumbled upon this beat wizards page and was hooked for life. I was actually surprised I hadn’t crossed paths with Dylan’s music before, mainly cause his work is that good, figured I should of had an email from one of my dudes with subject line “you have to check this out.” On the new tune there’s the great vocal sample which evokes a butterfly riding the ridges of a flower, through the meadows after a storm or during early rain fall. Yeah, something real colorful and cheesy like that. Tours delivers in a big way and the decisions on this remix come from someone hitting a real “next level” of sorts. The beat is sick, and there’s no accidents here, just a grand wizard controlling the ecosystem while whittling his pipe, and occasionally checking to make sure the levels are in balance. Tours knows exactly where he’s going, and he’s on the fast track to something big big big. There’s some FREE goodies on Soundcloud and a couple of choice albums on bandcamp.
The wave will crash on you, wave being anything that might kill your spirit. But you’ll recharge that battery indeed. The continuation of a rather bright influx of yourself, is at times the remedy worth seeking. You might establish this horrid rule that won’t allow you to see the endless ability you have, it’s just deep man. You have to run the hills, even if your body is planted like a fir that’s never been touched, or loved.
Ole Torjus is the person responsible for these words, although he used me to type them to you. You hit play on his music, and you’re going to learn something about yourself, this much I promise you, although you have to believe you can. I spend so many hours worrying about shit, mainly the things I can’t control. I use music, this site now especially, to clear my mind for a few ticks. I hate people most days, and I hide behind this here laptop to exude some kind of social persona. I love people most days too, see what I mean. Who the hell are we anyway, aren’t we all “At the bottom of a strange hill?”
There is a limit to the type of music I will listen to, and after James Blake I kind of got disinterested in most kinds of “dub” until I found this cat on the SoundCloud. Not only does he touch my heart with the low dips in bass but he also remixes on of my most favourite dirty songs “pony” by Ginuwine . I know y’all remember that song “ride it, my pony” uh-huh. When I first put this track on I was skeptical about how to feel about it, I don’t know much about remixes or what really goes into them but you learn with each listen, right? Hooked. I continued down his list on SoundCloud and it was one good remix after another of those average 90′s rap/hiphop garbage pop songs that we loved so much back in the day. (I’m probably just speaking for my self. Texas for life.)
MOSIS doesnt seem to have a BandCamp or any releases out at the time but he does have a FaceBook you can go and follow his updates on. There are links under most of his tracks to download them for free, which is always a plus. This may not be everyones cup of tea, but it certainly is mine. I hope the rest of y’all can relax and enjoy this particular track as much as I have right now.