Five Songs, 7/19/2021
Five Songs

Five Songs, 7/19/2021

Ghostface Killah, "The Champ"

This production from Just Blaze (you can tell it's him because he announces it in the track, in his his trademark understated manner) needs to be played at maximum volume to be properly appreciated. Just trust me on that.

The Spinanes, "72-74"

Been a while since we've had The Spinanes, the duo of Rebecca Gates and Scott Plouf, who put out three albums in the 90s before disbanding. Defined by Gates's lovely songs and a generally spare sensibility that ran contrary to the prevailaing approach in rock (especially for a Seattle band), this stuff holds up really well today. This is from the third and final Spinanes record, Arches and Aisles, which has the biggest arrangements on it, but is still pretty uncluttered.

Prefuse 73, "Girlfriend Boyfriend"

From Preparations, where Prefuse 73 continued forward with his approach of glitched out hip-hoppy sort of electronic music. It's a solid record, if a bit undifferentiated in my brain from his other later work.

Broham, "Nothing in Common"

Another cut from Wheedle's Groove: Seattle's Finest in Funk & Soul 1965-75, the fantastic funk collection bringing together all these forgotten records. This sort of reissue is really fantastic work, and I love that there are labels dedicated to this kind of work.

Beck, "Think I'm In Love"

This song kind of sounds like it was written by an AI trained on Beck's corpus of songs.

Joshua Buergel
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