Out of Obscurity
EOG1:  Synth-Pop - Demons “Dekalb F*ing City”, IQU “Sun Q”

EOG1: Synth-Pop - Demons “Dekalb F*ing City”, IQU “Sun Q”

September 26, 2020

Buy/Find our picks here: Demons - https://demonschicago.bandcamp.com/album/dekalb-fucking-city  IQU - https://iquiqu.bandcamp.com/album/sun-q

 

EOG1 Structure:  The Dekalb scene ( : ), Demons ( : ), Comparison of picks ( : ), IQU ( : ),

 

RIYL references:  Demons RIYL =  DJ Shadow, Land of the Loops, Loop Guru, Telephone Jim Jesus.  IQU RIYL = synth-pop and rock w/ Japanese themes and female vocals generally.  Cornelius, Cibo Matto, Pizzicato 5.

Scheduled Digression 1:  Streaming Mad

Scheduled Digression 1: Streaming Mad

September 26, 2020

DJ Poseur reads from his blog post criticizing the advent of streaming as the dominant way we access music.

Obscurity Quiz A1 with DuballA

Obscurity Quiz A1 with DuballA

September 26, 2020

The Obscurity Quiz - It’s not a pop quiz because you knew it was coming, and there’s no pop on OoO!   

 

This is a semi-regular OoO feature to test cohosts’ relative knowledge of the albums we talk about on the show and others that are more well known (but not necessarily “better”!).  The level of fame or obscurity on OoO is generally operationalized by the number of user reviews for the album on the All Music Guide (AMG, www.allmusic.com ). 

 

DJ Poseur asks the cohost to rank about five albums from the most famous to the most obscure, assigning each a letter (from A to E) for short.  Listeners can follow along and see if you can do as well as our co-host contestants.

EA1:  Synthesizer Music - Dolores Catherino on Bandcamp, Chrome Canyon “Elemental Themes”

EA1: Synthesizer Music - Dolores Catherino on Bandcamp, Chrome Canyon “Elemental Themes”

September 26, 2020

Buy/Find our picks here:  Dolores Catherino - https://dolorescatherino.bandcamp.com/ 

Chrome Canyon - https://www.emusic.com/album/129101949/Chrome-Canyon/Elemental-Themes

https://stonesthrow.bandcamp.com/album/elemental-themes

EA1 Structure:  Dolores Catherino & Mictrotonal, Polychromatic Music (1:30). Synthesizer Music Transitional Discussion (45:14).  Chrome Canyon (57:57).

 

References directly related to picks:  to DC =her TED Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfJbS5jPiOk 

to Chrome Canyon = https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/17231-elemental-themes/

 

RIYL references:  Tangerine Dream, Ozric Tentacles, Air, Com Truise, Ratatat

Obscurity Quiz 1 with Dean, DuballA

Obscurity Quiz 1 with Dean, DuballA

September 26, 2020

The Obscurity Quiz - It’s not a pop quiz because you knew it was coming, and there’s no pop on OoO!   

 

This should be a regular mini-feature of official, two-pick episodes, intended to give our listening audience an interactive challenge and let you play along with our co-host “contestants” for absolutely no fabulous prizes.  The quiz here is the same for both halves, but Dean has quite a lot more to say about and against DJ Poseur’s methodology.  Made the mistake of recording this first, before any episodes, and Dean probably assumed that DJ Poseur would be forcing his agenda this forcefully, without being open to Dean’s input or dissent, for the entirety of OoO, rather than just this mini-feature in which there’s a clear subordination between quiz host and contestant.

 

Structure:  w/ Dean (10:47).  Five non-obscure albums (12:10). Dean disputes the quantifiability of obscurity & use of AMG (19:12).  Dean’s definition of an obscure album (comparing Starlight Mints, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and The Dandy Warhols) (22:35)  Conclusion:  Dean didn’t like the quiz (25:51)

E2: Wyrd Visions “Half-Eaten Guitar”, Spice  香料 “Mobius Omega  无限电阻”

E2: Wyrd Visions “Half-Eaten Guitar”, Spice 香料 “Mobius Omega 无限电阻”

September 26, 2020

Buy/Find our picks here: Wyrd Visions - https://pwelverumandsun.bandcamp.com/album/half-eaten-guitar  Spice - https://www.emusic.com/album/156485432/Spice/MOBIUS-OMEGA

 

E2 Structure:  Wyrd Visions (6:42).  Transition & Dean’s initial thoughts on Spice (33:44).  Spice (36:16).  Dean’s critique & DJ Poseur’s defense (57:06).  Alternative music in authoritarian Asia (1:07:39) Conclusion & Outro (1:10:00)

 

Currently listening references:  Dean…  DJ Poseur…“Welcome too Entropy” - 444.  “Rexer Flash” - Pshycotic Beats.  Lists of techno & house on eMusic https://www.reddit.com/r/eMusicofficial/comments/dfrztu/tech_house_is_the_elephant_in_emusics_shrinking/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x  Metal on eMusic https://www.reddit.com/r/eMusicofficial/comments/di4vhv/the_remaining_metal/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x

 

References directly related to picks:  to WV = Awesome.  to Spice = “Kites” - Geographer, “The Moebius” - Orbital.

 

RIYL references:  RIYL WV =  Hoedh, Joshua Abrams, When, “Mare Crisium” - SETI, “Desert Equations” - Susan Deyhiem & R. Horowitz.  RIYL Spice = first two Heliosequence albums, Russian Futurists, trip-hop generally

E1:  Power Pop - Starlight Mints “The Dream That Stuff Was Made Of”, Mal Blum “Pity Boy”

E1: Power Pop - Starlight Mints “The Dream That Stuff Was Made Of”, Mal Blum “Pity Boy”

September 26, 2020

Buy/Find our picks here:  Starlight Mints - (try your local record store first!)  https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=starlight+mints+the+dream+that+stuff+was+made+of&_sacat=0     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFOWe6___74&list=PLc6o-En8fIrmVUYqdTm6U2HBSi-LPBxrn Mal Blum - https://www.amoeba.com/mal-blum/artist/1295829  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhDYF9U3_qI 

E1 Structure:  Starlight Mints (8:40).  Transition (31:30).  Mal Blum (34:50).  Two ways for an artist to end up in obscurity, according to Dean (1:06:49).  Ratings & Outro (1:13:05)

 

Currently listening references:  Dean…  DJ Poseur…”Rooty Mental” - A Root https://www.emusic.com/album/149060187.  a list of Chinese jazz on eMusic https://www.reddit.com/r/eMusicofficial/comments/cxry2h/chinese_jazz_on_emusic_and_elsewhere/

 

References directly related to picks:  to SM = Parts & Labor 

 

RIYL references:  RIYL SM = The Kinks RIYL MB = Self, Call Florence Pow, Telekinesis, The New Pornographers

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