Archive for September, 2009


Electro Bliss

September 3, 2009


We’ve been in a state of recession in terms of electro music. House music, techno and other sub genres have seen mainstream interest the last couple of years, but some good ol’ dirrrrty grindin’ electro has been absent. Wolfgang Gartner has brought it back. As Justice did with their filtering of heavy metal into some sort of enjoyable groove, Wolfgang gives us his version of filthy electro that’s as jarring and captivating as anything those two cross-obsessed Frenchmen ever gave us.

On “Clap,” we’re treated to a mixture of some Deadmau5 sounding bass over an astoundingly danceable beat. But on “Wolfgang’s 5th Symphony,” the fireworks erupt. An ambitious song title, he exceeds all expectation with his ‘remix’ of the classical masterpiece.

Wolfgang Gartner – “Clap”

Wolfgang Gartner – “Wolfgang’s 5th Symphony”


Banjo for the Soul

September 1, 2009


Look out for Mumford & Sons debut album. Seriously. Trust me. The new-aged folk masters have released a set of EPs, and about half of those tunes will show up on their upcoming “Sigh No More” to be released in early October. And every single one of those tracks is total dynamite–a surprising adjective to use to describe banjo-fused acoustic/folk, but anything short of dynamite would be an understatement. “White Blank Page” first got me hooked, as the song builds from a quiet, a cappella intro into a thunderous, bass heavy hook. “Liar” has the same empty space that Damien Rice uses so effectively, and the emptiness resonates long after the song is over, much like Bon Iver‘s cabin-recorded album.

Mumford & Sons – “White Blank Page”

Mumford & Sons – “Liar”