hazy autumn, you trickster//Inside The Weather Is Cool

Four Tet - Love Cry
so happy to hear this scot back in action. i wasn't a big fan of his collaboration with burial, which produced two tracks of dark, drawn out electronica think-pieces that felt like unpolished jams rather than works of attention care that X mr/ tet's back catalogue. i can feel carpet fur crawling up my socks, rubbing against my skin and leaving marks to remind me of dirty nights on the basement floor. its all about the groove, and the steady beat keeps your head moving through the intermittent explosions of sampled vocals. one for the wax heads, one for the headphones, one for the jazz fiends and nu-sex fiends. the ending is so quintessential four tet i had a wide grin on first listen.

Boards of Canada - Seven Forty Seven
another downbeat electronica giant released new material, and i am so happy to be a fan of this genre. boc are the kings of their own wild, the fuzz as jesters and the beats as the court in which they dance a dusty slowdance with their queen, canadian tv show samples. insects and hazlenuts, crunchy leaves and a bubbly sneeze, two skips over acid puddles and three hits over winter snuggles. those windows aren't frosted, they're alive; your hot chocolate isn't dripping, it's escaping; this track ain't growing, it's evolved.

Tamma's Music Box - Wasn't Born To Follow
a Byrds cover. the voice haunts my thoughts, and the layers of subtlety give me audiophile boners. everything about this track is perfect. please download and give it at least three spins, and get lost in the woods of this beautiful piece by a relatively unknown with a fancy looking website.

(photos via mental gymnastics)

if it's not enough
to return inside and expect nothing more
than the warmth of a mother's hug,
the gruff of a father's grin,
and the practiced gestures from friends old,
their eyes thicker but as welcoming as before,

to make you smile and thankful, still,
for twenty years luck and a few more
in the cards
(fingers crossed)

then i think it best
you settle for less.

- tgrs

We Can All Rest Easy//Chillout Show Playlist, 3

The Chillout Show w/The Great Red Shark: 28/10/09
Massive Attack - Teardrop
Florence + The Machine - You Got The Love (Jamie of The xx Rework)
School of Seven Bells - Iamundernodisguise (alternate version)
Thievery Corporation - Lebanese Blonde
Joe Beats - Sleep or Bust
The Craters - Cool Enough For School
Tonnatill - Cultured
Mike Bones - What I Have Left (Alexis Taylor Verison)
White Hinterland - My Love (Justin Timberlake Cover)
Ruby Weapon - Daily Routine (Animal Collective Cover)
The Third Eye Foundation - La Dispute (Vs. Yann Tierson)
Patrick Watson - Sleeping Beauty
Amen Dunes - Patagonian Domes
Sareen - The Blanks Filled In (Demo 07-30-09)
Sam Amidon - Fall On My Knees
The Tallest Man On Earth - I Won't Be Found (Daytrotter Session)
Iron & Wine - Waitin' For A Superman
Cougar - Foil Epee Sabre
Sarah Jarosz - Song Up In Her Head
Chris Thomas King - Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
Beach House - Saltwater
The xx - Infinity
Memory Screen - Botone
Parotia Tree - Calvus Arcus
Aughra & Mosh Patrol - I'm Going To Sleep On It
Brian Eno - Deep Blue Day
Tamma's Music Box - The Endless Search
Cat Stevens - Father & Son
The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
Belle and Sebastian - The State I Am In
Madeleine Peyroux - Dance Me to the End of Love

that's it for me on air until February. so, until then, keep checking out the songs I post up here if you're ever in need of a relaxing night in.

- tgrs

Blind Man's Colour - Jimmy Dove//new remix

i spent my Hallowe'en working on a remix for Blind Man's Colour's track, 'Jimmy Dove.'

here's the result:
Blind Man's Colour - Jimmy Dove (the great red shark remix) by The Great Red Shark

to check out more BMC material, go visit their blog and myspace.

- tgrs