14.1.06

The Supreme Illusion

An impressionistic list with minimal vocal mixed with ambient, jazz and downtempo. It starts slow and builds mood with heavy downtempo beat peaking with Ani sings her magic. The list then moves on to trance/downtempo beat again. Altho' it might be a downtempo/danceable list, this list really doesn't have sustained beat since it tries to deliver message and impression instead of rythm. The beat is just a device. The message hopefully is visible. Some notes on songs: Amina is an icelandic quartet ala Sigur Ros, A Guy Called Gerald is a Parisian downtempo DJ, and DJ Krush is a japanese DJ with a penchant of mixing jazz into his tune.

Tuu - All Our Ancestors
Ravi Coltrane - Search For Peace
Ani DiFranco - Evolve
DJ Krush - Edge of Blues
A Guy Called Gerald - Humanity (Original)
Amina - Skakka

image : daito

Update: A Guy Called Gerald is from Manchester, England. (sorry to all the great folks in Manchester. And thank you anon for updating me.)

8 Comments:

  • At 12:48 PM, January 14, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    small note about downloading:

    1. epitonic server might be down at this moment. They usually like to crash around weekend.

    2. I can't directly link to K7 record file. go to their page and click. no registration. just have to go click a couple of 'no direct' linking page.

     
  • At 2:28 PM, January 14, 2006, Anonymous Deadfishy said…

    Does Ravi Coltrane have anything to do with Coltrane the jazzman??

     
  • At 3:09 PM, January 14, 2006, Anonymous Moka said…

    Took them all squashed, thanks!
    Oh I guess you already knew this but Amina is in fact the quartet that tours with sigur ros and helps them on the string arrangements on studio.
    Good pic selection.

     
  • At 4:29 PM, January 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    erm - never was any good at geography at school but Paris is not not even close to Manchester,England both cities may have McDonalds where once upon a time you may have found a young Gerald BEFORE he was a member of 808 STATE and he went onto be a PIONEER in TECHNO, JUNGLE and DRUM AND BASS - top one nice one got sorted !!!

     
  • At 4:36 PM, January 14, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    Deadfishy said...
    Does Ravi Coltrane have anything to do with Coltrane the jazzman??


    ya...his son.

     
  • At 4:38 PM, January 14, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    Anonymous said...
    erm - never was any good at geography at school but Paris is not not even close to Manchester,England both cities may have McDonalds where once upon a time you may have found a young Gerald BEFORE he was a member of 808 STATE and he went onto be a PIONEER in TECHNO, JUNGLE and DRUM AND BASS - top one nice one got sorted !!!

    2:29 PM, January 14, 2006


    wait.....I thought Gerald is from Paris. lol.

    okay. I suppose I update the entry. Thanks for letting me now.

     
  • At 5:09 PM, January 14, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    Moka said...
    Amina is in fact the quartet that tours with sigur ros and helps them on the string arrangements on studio.
    1:09 PM, January 14, 2006

    hmm, I didn't know that. I only notice they sound alike, except amina is somewhat faster than sigur ros.

     
  • At 9:32 PM, January 14, 2006, Blogger Kahlo said…

    Ani di Franco is one of my favourite singers :) Really good selection, I am learning a lot with you :D
    big smile

     

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