Low-key electronic beats are laced with scrapey, dry guitar sounds. The track bips and bobs about. No vox. More guitars. Feels like something might be lurking around the corner or the whole thing might explode, but, nah, it just cruises along.
This track is part of a massive repository of free music called Tu M'P3.
Initial crackles say this is going to be some bog-standard, impenetrable microsound / glitch mallarky. Then the accordion kicks in. Drawn out notes pass over the electronic textures and quietly develop. Towards the end what sounds like some deliberately lo-fi shuffling and microphone ambience builds up and then it's all done. Very simple arrangement for an electronic piece, but really good.
So this guy Kutiman takes makes really seamless sounding songs out of snippets of Youtube audio and video. The videos are just edits of the original clips, so help to expose which bits come from separate clips. He provides an explanatory vid and another with a full list of credits, which is a good touch, I reckon.
Carrying on my theme of music I picked up in Melbourne, this is one you can download from XLR8R magazine's site.
Low rattling noises are dwarfed by a loop of what could be guitar or violin or both, before big, live-sounding drums take centre stage and bell melodies and bits come in. Bass guitar starts chugging along before you know it. It's something like Tortoise before they got too huge (soundwise, not popularity). It's a good track, but I think one of the less distinctive on the album.
Ramshackle lo-fi pop song based around seemingly random strings of lyrics such as the title (and opening line). He reminds me of Jon Brion (he of Eternal Sunshine soundtrack / Kanye West co-production fame), but less "properly" produced. Beatles-y piano bits, multi-tracked backing vox, acoustic guitar, but not an obvious retro throwback.