Monday, November 30, 2009

Syzygys - 2003 - Complete Studio Recordings (1987-1995)

Self-defined as "a female duo who plays microtonal pop music", Syzygys is both equally challenging and masterful. Most of the instrumentation is done on a modified organ backed by violin. The few vocal tracks prove to be really catchy. Think of The Residents' Japanese doppelgangers vacationing in a bizarro fantasy middle east. One of a kind.

Get it here.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Yes, Mama OK? - 2000 - C.E.O.

Pretty rad mix of indie rock and shibuya-kei styles. Think Matt Mahaffey goofing off in the studio with Flipper's Guitar. Yeah, that sounds about right. Seriously - this album is great!

Check it out here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

R. Stevie Moore - 2008 - Meet The R. Stevie Moore

R. Stevie Moore is about as prolific as it gets. He truly is the undisputed godfather of home recording. Since the 60's he's self-released literally hundreds of albums (I only have about 30 of them!). That said - you have to imagine it's hard to pick a favorite. As a post here, I'll go with a "best of" collection. If you're already familiar, this might not be anything new to you. But for those who aren't, it's a great introduction.

Get it here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sexy Synthesizer - 2008 - Sexy Synthesizer presents Funky Bit

Sexy synthesizer takes what's being heard on the dance floor lately and steps it up to the next level. Imagine Chromeo and YMCK giving birth to something even funkier and you're almost there. This album will surely make you want to dance. DJs take a hint or take a rest! You can leave your Justice and MGMT records back at the crib tonight.

Here's a video for "Calling me":

And here's the album.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bam Bam - Vox Populi

I haven't been able to track down any solid information about these guys. Here's the only 2 tracks I could find by them. They're both great. If you know something I don't, clue me in!

Grab it here.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Rocket or Chiritori - 1997 - Love Eyes

Here's a collection of charming bedroom pop songs from 17 year old Satoko Shibahara. Acoustic guitar mingles with old Casiotone keyboards and clunky drums. Her vocals are super cute and endearing. A definite gem for fans of indie pop or lo-fi music in general.

Check it out here.