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post Aug 18 2008, 10:21 AM
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post Oct 1 2008, 06:19 PM
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Logger - Logger Rhythms

1. Slightly overlong opener that begins with a looped sample of funky piano and drums and, about halfway through starts to sound like a skeleton playing their ribcage whilst tuning a radio. Towards the end it starts to get a bit squelchy as well, so it's interesting at least. A good, solid opening.

2. The vocal effect on this reminded me of the intro to the 90s Spider-Man cartoon, which will always get my interest. The rest of the track is a pretty relentless, though subdued, techno sound that wouldn't be out of place in an 80s action film.

3. Very laidback slice of hip-hop that goes in one ear and out the other, but leaves a pleasant sensation for the most part.

4. Ah, a much missed voice opens the start of this track, assumingly it's been taken from one of his Festive Fifties and, at a guess, I'd say it sounds like a late-90s one. With it's barely tuneful vocals and minimal instrumental designed to allow the lyrics to shine through reminds me of anti-folk, a movement I'm not all that found of, but all in all it was entertaining and funny.

5. A nice follow up to the previous track as we go for a more out and out rock sound but with the sly sense of humour maintain as the gruff-voiced singer celebrates the alcoholism of his pregnant partner. Pretty funny.

6. Pounding drums and echoey guitars give this a spooky, off-kilter feeling which is then undercut by a none-more-sweeter female vocal. A nice dose of energy to proceedings thanks to the pace and melody.

7. Fast, fast, fast guitar-heavy number with barely coherent lyrics and some solid drumming. Jumpy, shouty fun that's like someone punching you in the face then scarpering.

8. Hard to understand spoken word sample then gives way to a bit of mild ambience and some damn silly lyrics. A bit dull.

9. Another short one, it's really just some guitar sounds and what appears to be a xylophone. Works nice as a bridge between tracks, but doesn't really do anything for me on its own.

10. Vaguely ethereal vocals make this sound like someone practicing in a church. The song itself is pretty unremarkable, it has to be said, with nothing to make it really grab my attention.

11. Strangely proggy keyboards mix uncomfortably with jazz drums and an effects laden vocal performance. Not bad in a Flaming Lips way, but again it just didn't make any impression on me.

12. This, I like. It's got some lovely vocals on it and a hungover quality to it, the result of hazy guitar playing and gentle instrumentation. Very good, though it does depend on my mood and whether I am, in fact, hungover.

13. Childish melody, drums that are hard to ignore and what appears to be Spanish lyrics make for an interesting diversion on the compilation. Lots of fun.

14. I'm not a big fan of dance music in general, and drum and bass in particular does nothing for me. Having said that, this isn't too bad. Caribbean accents add a certain spice to things and help make it stand out more than the standard beats and by rote police sirens would otherwise.

15. More of the same but not as good. Reminds me of the stuff that used to get played at a pub I lived in during the early 90s, and I can't say that I care for it any more now than I did then. Not terrible, but really not something I would consider listening to otherwise, especially the Mortal Kombat style synths.

16. Aside from the synth sound, which is quite interesting, this is just boring. The vocals are listless and the rest of the song is equally unimaginative. Next.

17. Initially lo-fi in its vocals, this then improved greatly with some subtle synths, male-female vocal dynamic and philosophical lyrics. A good late entry that was a nice contrast to the similar, but inferior Track 16.

18. That Voice again, still missed yet still introducing me to new music I like. A good vocal, funny lyrics and strong poppy guitars make for a song that's pretty much impossible for me to dislike.

19. A song that feels like an appropriate end to this compilation; witty, fun and slightly exhausted. Keeps up the excellent run of songs at the end of the mix and the unexpected saxophone gives a final jolt of energy to its dying moments. Very Kinks-esque.


As a whole, this mix was a bit epic and, at times, something of a slog to get through. There were definite lulls and moments of brilliance, but a lot of the time it settled into a middle ground that I neither hated nor particularly liked. It all flowed well, but that doesn't really make up for the problems I had with a lot of the tracks and ultimately it was difficult for me to get into it.

6/10

Tracklist, please.
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- Sostie   TAPE LOOP - Reviews   Aug 18 2008, 10:21 AM
- - Wife Of Rolex   Every Now And Then (A Poignant Tale Of Perpetual T...   Aug 25 2008, 03:35 AM
- - logger   Baz - Side A: Rockin' Tracks 1. Put a big smi...   Aug 25 2008, 04:23 PM
- - Rua   Logger Logger Rhythms 1. A Fuzz Townshend /B.R....   Aug 28 2008, 01:58 PM
- - Ade   I like the disc title. Anyway, here's my rev...   Aug 30 2008, 01:56 PM
- - Kick in the Head   HELLO DARLING - WIFE OF ROLEX Once more Wife of R...   Aug 31 2008, 09:59 AM
- - maian   Why So Cheerious? by Rua. Track 1: We kick off wi...   Aug 31 2008, 07:06 PM
- - Jon 79   THE SELDOM KEEN SID - Maian 1. It's simplisti...   Aug 31 2008, 10:18 PM
- - Kick in the Head   EVERY NOW AND THEN - JON 79 I couldn't really...   Sep 13 2008, 02:46 PM
- - Baz   So Fresh Its Still Green - Ade Track 1 Good ro...   Sep 15 2008, 07:56 AM
- - Rua   Baz - Side A: Rockin' Tracks 1. Choral singin...   Sep 15 2008, 12:28 PM
- - logger   Ade - "So Fresh Off The Press It's Still ...   Sep 16 2008, 12:11 AM
- - Jon 79   Why So Cheerious? - Rua. 1. A great start. Fantas...   Sep 23 2008, 08:48 PM
- - Kick in the Head   THE SELDOM KEEN SID - MAIAN An incongruousness (i...   Sep 28 2008, 11:55 AM
- - logger   Noise Museum - Kick in the Head 1. Modern art sch...   Sep 29 2008, 08:58 PM
- - Rua   Ade - "So Fresh Off The Press It's Still ...   Sep 30 2008, 03:57 PM
- - maian   Logger - Logger Rhythms 1. Slightly overlong open...   Oct 1 2008, 06:19 PM
- - Jon 79   Logger Rhythms 1.Love this opening track. Funky b...   Oct 6 2008, 09:45 PM
- - Rua   Noise Museum by Kick In The Head. Like the cover ...   Oct 9 2008, 02:33 PM
- - Kick in the Head   WHY SO CHEERIOUS? - RUA Rua doesn't disappoin...   Oct 11 2008, 04:24 PM
- - logger   Hello Darling - Wife Of Rolex 1. Sounds of the su...   Oct 13 2008, 04:42 PM
- - maian   Baz Side A - Rockin' Tracks Track 1 - Epic i...   Oct 15 2008, 04:00 PM
- - maian   So Fresh Off The Press It's Still Green - Ade ...   Oct 15 2008, 05:08 PM
- - Rua   Hello Darling Wife Of Rolex Exquisite little co...   Oct 23 2008, 01:46 PM
|- - Wife Of Rolex   QUOTE (Rua @ Oct 23 2008, 02:46 PM) Oh Wi...   Oct 23 2008, 03:07 PM
- - Rua   It's a beautiful thing.   Oct 23 2008, 03:08 PM
- - logger   Jon 79 - Every Now And Then 1. Pleasantish but ra...   Oct 23 2008, 09:19 PM
- - Kick in the Head   LOGGER RHYTHMS - LOGGER With so many tracks, it s...   Oct 27 2008, 11:28 AM
- - Jon 79   Baz Side A Rockin' 1. A 10 minute cheese epi...   Oct 27 2008, 10:25 PM
- - Rua   Every Now And Then (A Poignant Tale Of Perpetual T...   Nov 7 2008, 04:56 PM
- - Jon 79   So Fresh Off The Press It's Still Green - Ade ...   Nov 23 2008, 04:03 PM
- - Wife Of Rolex   Baz Side A - Rockin' 1. An epic choral open...   Nov 23 2008, 07:56 PM
- - Wife Of Rolex   So Fresh Off The Press It's Still Green - Ade ...   Nov 23 2008, 10:00 PM
|- - Wife Of Rolex   QUOTE (Wife Of Rolex @ Nov 23 2008, 10:00...   Dec 3 2008, 05:13 PM
- - Kick in the Head   SIDE A/SIDE B - BAZ Nice design, and a good conce...   Nov 24 2008, 01:28 PM
- - Kick in the Head   SO FRESH OFF THE PRESS, IT'S STILL GREEN - ADE...   Nov 26 2008, 07:51 PM
|- - Wife Of Rolex   QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Nov 26 2008, 07...   Nov 27 2008, 05:01 AM
- - Jon 79   Noise Museum - Kick In The Head 1. Musically this...   Dec 1 2008, 01:45 AM
- - maian   Wife of Rolex - Hello Darling 1. Starts out inter...   Dec 3 2008, 06:30 PM
- - Wife Of Rolex   Ooof!   Dec 3 2008, 07:17 PM
- - Jon 79   Hello Darling - Wife of Rolex 1. Nice Indian tune...   Dec 22 2008, 06:07 PM
- - logger   The Seldom Keen Sid - maian 1. Moroderesque beats...   Feb 2 2009, 03:13 PM
- - logger   I was just about to post my review of Rua's cd...   Feb 2 2009, 04:17 PM
|- - Rua   QUOTE (logger @ Feb 2 2009, 04:17 PM) I w...   Feb 2 2009, 04:26 PM
- - logger   It's just that I was about to post it, I would...   Feb 2 2009, 04:28 PM
- - Rua   That is really annoying. My out of work email does...   Feb 2 2009, 04:31 PM


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