February 24, 2006

Charts: February 24 2006

Guest Chart
Alex Smoke, Soma

01. Sleepless Crew - Spell House
02. Murmur - Section EP
03. Automat - Preludes
04. Tangible - Game Over
05. The Policy Unit - Arp Egg
06. Sixtoo - Songs From “Next: A Primer On Urban Painting”
07. Claro Intelecto - Warehouse Sessions Vol.1
08. Poke - Poker 11:34
09. Villalobos - Achso
10. Break 3000 - Light

Mallory O’Donnell
Codebreaker - Caller
Colder - To the Music (Engel Remix)
Chromeo - Needy Girl (Phillipe Zdar Dub)
Telex - On the Road Again (Marco Passarani Remix)
The Knife - Silent Shout (Williams Acidic Cicuits Remix)
Francisco - Venti Venti
Shit Robot - Triumph
Alex Smoke - Meany
Prince - Black Sweat
Ellen Allien & Apparat - Leave Me Alone
Lindstrom & Prins Thomas - Mighty Girl (Feel PM)
Kid Frost - La Raza

Todd Hutlock
0733 - Record Bass Story
Jeff Samuel - Endpoint
New Order - Fine Time (Silk Mix)
Villalobos - For Disco Only 2
Jeff Mills - Circus (reworked)
Underground Resistance - Ma Ya Ya
Berg Nixon - Box Escape EP
Osborne - Daylight (Isolee Rmx)
LNR - Work It To The Bone
Pier Bucci - Familia

Michael F. Gill
[a]pendics Shuffle – Dirty Bed
Kirk Degiorgio - EP4
Dominik Eulberg - Blueten Sind Dem Grossen Schillerfalter Fremd
Serafin – Starship Discotheque
Kerri Chandler - Sunshine & Twilight
Wookie – Battle
Mark E – Scared
Tod Foster – Dancin’
The Glass Family – Crazy
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr – Shine On Silver Moon

February 10, 2006

Colder - To The Music

Through their first two albums, France’s Colder have been ironing out a near-perfect fusion of Gallic suavity, British post-punk gloom, dubby studio engineering and dancehall sheen. During a live performance at the Output Records showcase in October of 2004, the full band shook Marc Nguyen-Tan’s studio vision into sheer rocking power. The second full-length proved a bit of a retread of the first for those of us hoping for more of that visceral potency, but there’s no faulting “To the Music,” a post-Joy Division slab of Gainsbourg sleaze (”she’s all fucked up / But no one could tell”). The excellent Engel Remix takes us into deep house territory by culling the dubby, spacey aspects of the original and stretching them to the point of near-trance. Arto’s Mwarmer mix is a stuttering, glitchy rework with cartoon vocal effects that plays the remix-sounds-nothing-like-original card to amusing, if not very danceable, effect; it sounds a bit like some of the wackier tracks to come out of the Gomma camp. The Lotterboys Mix ups the electro ante but fails to excite, as does the Midnight Mike, which comes off as more a re-edit or touch-up job than a true remix, sacrificing the dynamics of the original performance for a more mixable, but sadly static sound.

Output / 084
[Mallory O’Donnell]