Although I feel time has not been kind to Laurent Garnier’s music (it sounds rather dated now, but it could just as well be me getting old), but I do love listening to his “It is what it is”-radioshow on Radio Meuh which he duefully also uploads to his SoundCloud-account. Garnier’s musical taste, which he displays in his radioshow, is that broad that every show there’s at least one song that I get all excited about. This time it’s a solo improvisation from Bill Evans from back in 1958, titled “Peace Piece”. So beautiful!
One of the many gems discovered while listening to random old “It is what it is”-shows; Mice Parade‘s “Pretending”;
Le batteur on as toujours l’impression que c’est le mec du Muppet show, on a l’impression qu’il a 42 mains avec 75 fus. Il joue comme un dingue, vous allez voir. Plus le morceau avance, plus qu’il joue.
I still have some old Gilles Petersons “WorldWide” and Laurent Garniers “It is what it is” shows on my computer and once in a while I still “discover” gems in them. Just now, while on the train, I was listening to “It is what it is” Saison Quatre, emmission 2 and heard “El Recorrido” from Acid Mondays. The tracks starts out with just a (very) fat groove, but gets really interesting as from 2:37.
Ain’t it funky now?
“It is what is is”, Laurent Garnier’s weekly radioshow, stopped airing in December. His entire last episode featured songs about “the end”, including the Doors’ epic song at the very end.
But it was this electro-thingie by Nathan Fake that jazzed me up;
I had already created my SoundCloud-account two years ago, but I only started to use it earlier this week after searching the web for DJ-sets by Kevin Saunderson (whom I heard play a mesmerizing set on “Studio Ibiza” shortly before). I clicked around and also found Four Tet, Floating Points and Flying Lotus and well … I was hooked. To my disappointment SoundCloud does not offer RSS-feeds, but I found CloudFlipper to be a nice workaround and started adding feeds to my RSS-reader.
Great and all that, but it turned out to be pretty cumbersome to add individual SoundCloud pages to my RSS-reader that way. After logging into the web app and installing SoundCloud’s magnificent Android app I found it a lot more convenient to just follow all those great artists (mainly electro) and seeing their work stream by on the dashboard.
So there I am, in trapped in that great walled garden that is SoundCloud (although they integrate nicely with that other closed social ecosystem). Now back to listening to Laurent Garnier‘s amazingly eclectic “It is what it is” radioshow.