I love my music. I think I might die if I couldn't listen to music all day. I also love the 22nd of every month, as that's when my eMusic subscription refreshes. This month I've been loving:
- Philip Jeck, the master of skipping vinyl transformations. Try Surf for size.
- Oval, who are a bit like Mr. Jeck, but use CDs painted and scratched as source material rather than vinyl. Juddering ambient washes. Try Ovalprocess.
- Funkstorung, who produce nasty beaty acid. Try Return to the Acid Planet.
- Metro Area, sublime disco-tinged house. Try Miura (my favourite track from their self-titled album).
- Pole: precise, dub-inflected, glitchy down-tempo techno. The new Steingarten album is great.
- Soylent Green: spartan acid/house. I got La Forza Del Destino, which works really well as a complete album and keeps up a decent quality and tempo throughout.
- Paul Dresher, modern electro-acoustic music. I've got the first two tracks from Cage Machine, which are excellent.
- Trans Am's new Sex Change LP is excellent. They seem to turn into a different band for each album: this time there are echoes of Can and Kraftwerk, plus some raucous guitar work-outs.
- And of course, most importantly, I forgot my friend (he's been promoted) Mark's band TheRubbish. They've got a MySpace page where they claim Beck and Jarvis Cocker as friends, though I'm not so sure. I recommend their classic Compo Compo.
Looking at that list, there's definitely a Teutonic tendency.