山下 達郎 - Melodies

山下 達郎 - メリー・ゴー・ラウンド

trans: Yamashita Tatsurō - Merry-Go-Round

this is probably the limit of that "80s" sound that i can handle. too many generic yamaha sounds in that era for my liking. this one kinda sounds like something off Change's Miracles; perhaps it's the pad sounds. kinda reminds me of Grandlife too.

turns out if you slow this down and stir in a fuck tonne of compression (metric, not imperial), you end up with a chillwave track by マクロスMACROSS 82-99.

also, Yamashita's Ride on Time album is pretty ace too, though more acoustic guitar jazzy stuff, compared to this 80s cheese.

Hindi Zahra - Handmade

Hindi Zahra - Imik Si Mik

i will leave the sun for the rain.

Desmond Cheese - Fame & Fortune

Desmond Cheese - Dope VHS Master

two guys from brisbane doing some jazzy thing that reminds me a little bit of ol' laidback crazy penis.

maybe i'll post something more energetic when i'm not recovering from this mysterious NYE cold.

Fatima - Yellow Memories

Fatima - Biggest Joke of All

yeah yeah, i know. it's the single, and it's the one with the floating points signature fingers on the rhodes written all over it. and you've probably heard it already.

but after playing it a lot yesterday, i'm really digging it. this came off listening to it a couple weeks ago and thinking it was just 'okay' -- it's definitely a grower. i don't get the video clip, though..

i also really liked Do Better off the new album. it sounds like it would be right at home in a james bond soundtrack (perhaps it's the drumming and big brass hook).

Essáy - Crying At Day / Crying At Night

Essáy - Crying At Day

night or day? you decide.

trying to spend new years day productively, i've also (attempted to) tidy up this site, and add a few features here and there. let me know if i broke anything.

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