On 15th July 2014 Harkive will be collecting stories from music fans around the world. The aim is to capture for posterity a global snapshot of the way in which we interact with the sounds and technology of today, and get to the essence of what music means to us as all.
We’re now in the final…
Get harkiving y’all
Contains music for lying down to
Drone Logic by Daniel Avery
Bought from Piccadilly Records in Manchester, this record disrupts the alphabetical purity of my blog. I’m secretly very bothered by this.
Worth it mind.
Bought on the recommendation of my brother in law. Good stripped back, spacious and gigantic sounding house / techno, an example of which can be found here.
Odelay by Beck
Safe to say I’m a bit of a fan of Beck - there’s more to come, but my consumption’s been patchy after this one. For me this is his high water mark (bar Sea change, which I don’t own on record and I’m quite annoyed about that) and I tried “Mutations” etc but it didn’t stick.
I think this has aged very well. Production is great. The Dust Brothers, who mackled up the musical magic on the Beastie’s Paul’s Boutique do it again here, bringing a pervasive funk to the daftness, country-wonk, and raga-ish maunder. I wonder who threw in the awesome Van Morrison loop on this, my favourite song on the LP.