Rustie - Glass Swords

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he's holding out for lil wayne

the late great, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

fwiw i also think hudson mohawke's production and drum programming is much more "intricate" although definitely not "better" because of it.

totally. i agree that rustie's thing isn't about a ton of sounds and parts, it's about huge sounds so that he can base a track around ONE part that still sounds pretty overwhelming.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

sorry for repeating myself but this is all I could think of when listening to the essential mix

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

yup

Warp Record guest Rustie delves into the diversity of his own tastes with a special selection including: Boards of Canada, Allan Holdsworth, Yes, Return to Forever & Weather Report.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

he should've totally taken bieber and shakira up ffs

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean you can totally imagine shakira doing a vocal along the lines of nightwave's on "surph" and fleshing the song out a bit

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

please apologize for linking to a site w/ a picture of rustie

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

This was originally meant to go to Rihanna

Number None, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha xp

return to forever is totally in these days, just look at that thundercat record.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

wtf r u talking abt when was RTF ever not cool?

the late great, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

rustie looks like he could be on wdyll

allan holdsworth is a pretty deep pick

the late great, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

"nice keebaab?"
"it....it was a burrito actually"

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha i was obsessed with that stuff when i was a teenager, but you have to admit that they have the worst rep out of all the big fusion bands (for the usual jazz crimes - cheesy/overblown/soulless etc.).

40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah his music is kinda loud, those gloopy shiny synths really "fill up" the, uh, psychoacoustic space or whatever you want to call it.

i think this is my actual biggest problem with the record. most of the synth sounds he uses are just loud and shrill to me and drive me nuts

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 08:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

rustie is shrill

but he is also shrewd, and chill

Ms Tum-Bla-Wi-Tee (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 10:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

are people still into glass swords ?

the late great, Thursday, 2 May 2013 18:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

Funny you should mention this. I was just listening to this today. I love this album (been listening to it since it came out, as well).

c21m50nh3x460n, Friday, 3 May 2013 01:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

the best album of 2011 for me

"slasherr" from this year is decent as well

monotony, Friday, 3 May 2013 03:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah liked this record a lot, didn't even notice it was much taken notice of on ILM

huun huurt 2 (Hurting 2), Friday, 3 May 2013 03:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

My favorite 2011 album that I didn't hear until 2012.

jaymc, Friday, 3 May 2013 03:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

I kind of hear what Matt DC is saying about it not really being dance music - not that you 'can't' dance to it, but a lot of the songs never get going quite enough or sustain a beat long enough. I could see it lending itself really well to dance remixes/edits that wouldn't have to do a whole lot.

huun huurt 2 (Hurting 2), Friday, 3 May 2013 04:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

sure it's still awesome

i wouldn't mistake myself for anyone. (wolves lacan), Friday, 3 May 2013 16:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

that's part of what I like about it, all that tension that never quite releases

huun huurt 2 (Hurting 2), Friday, 3 May 2013 16:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

dance prog. imo it's really more an update on instrumental funk from the 70s, that was as much an exercise in jamming, in a musicianly way, as it was "dance music".

Dominique, Friday, 3 May 2013 16:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

really? it's got some fusion signifiers, but to my ears the forms/structures are very exacting and dance-based (and the most fun moments are when he's playing with listener expectations on the builds/drops).

shit tie (Jordan), Friday, 3 May 2013 17:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

something that confused me about rustie was that he got so much more popular / acclaimed than hudson mohawke. their approaches, qualities and strengths seem very similar to me.

the late great, Friday, 3 May 2013 17:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

i guess that's not true post-tnght but i always felt "butter" got a bad rap

the late great, Friday, 3 May 2013 17:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't really mean it sounds like fusion, just that it reminds of what a lot of instrumental and fusion bands were doing in the 70s, making records of essentially "dance" music, but that were never really the same kind of dance music as, say, giorgio moroder or chic. Even tho really, if you listen to it, formwise, it's not arguably a different thing. See also a lot of instrumental hip-hop, post-dubstep stuff like zomby, or even squarepusher (who really does play the fusion card).

hudson mohawke seems to actively court dance/hip-hop appeal tho. Like, he makes tracks, and with tnght, that sound like their primary purpose is to woo a rapper to use them for production, and to make festival crowds jump up and down. Whereas rustie to my ears sounds too "impressive" in a muso way. It sounds amazing when I hear it at home, but maybe too busy in too short a time to work as "dance" music, as was suggested upthread. A fine line tho!

Dominique, Friday, 3 May 2013 18:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

just listened to "glass swords" b2b w/ soul jazz's "deutsche elektronische musik" comp which is largely just prog as opposed to electronic music and it was a very smooth transition

there are moments of the rustie album that are straight-up prog imo

the late great, Friday, 3 May 2013 18:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

New Rustie track, dang. My vote for most interesting/exciting producer working today, as far as post-dubstep and trap goes. Can't wait for new record.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b046ddlv

Dominique, Saturday, 21 June 2014 20:06 (3 months ago) Permalink

"Most exciting trap producer" = damned by faint praise!

the late great, Saturday, 21 June 2014 20:11 (3 months ago) Permalink

sort of, but most trap doesn't sound like Rustie/only wishes it sounded like Rustie.

Dominique, Saturday, 21 June 2014 20:44 (3 months ago) Permalink

I still don't think he ever topped the Jagz The Smack EP

boxedjoy, Saturday, 21 June 2014 21:59 (3 months ago) Permalink

LOLLLL u so crazy

the late great, Saturday, 21 June 2014 22:35 (3 months ago) Permalink

actually if i can interject some challops of my own i think zig zag is still his best track

the late great, Saturday, 21 June 2014 22:37 (3 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

NEW SHIT

the late great, Thursday, 21 August 2014 03:46 (1 month ago) Permalink

Streamed this yesterday and it's nowhere near as buoyant or thrilling as Glass Swords, which is maybe my album of the decade so far.

uxorious gazumping (monotony), Thursday, 21 August 2014 03:55 (1 month ago) Permalink

not sure how i feel about the album as a whole, but the d double e and danny brown 1-2 punch in the middle is undeniable

the late great, Thursday, 21 August 2014 03:57 (1 month ago) Permalink

i'll have to give it some time but i hear what you're saying, first impression it's definitely not as good as glass swords, not sure what's missing

the late great, Thursday, 21 August 2014 03:58 (1 month ago) Permalink

I was confused as to why the vocalist on "Dream On" wasn't credited when all the others were. If the woman singing turns out to be Kelli-Leigh I would actually die.

uxorious gazumping (monotony), Thursday, 21 August 2014 04:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

And yeah this is just off one stream - and I love all his other stuff - so I'm definitely willing to give it a chance too.

Glorious cover art btw.

uxorious gazumping (monotony), Thursday, 21 August 2014 04:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

Looking forward to the D Double track but really he should have got on the phone to Flirta D for full on glorious gonzoid effect.

Matt DC, Thursday, 21 August 2014 09:17 (1 month ago) Permalink

I CAN'T PLAY THE COMPUTER GAME THAT UNLOCKS THE TRACKS!

lex pretend, Thursday, 21 August 2014 09:31 (1 month ago) Permalink

having said that i did not think the lead single was up to much so i haven't tried that hard. sum total of time I've spent on computer games in my life = 5 mins of mario the hedgehog when i was 7, 5 mins spent repeatedly running it into a ravine

lex pretend, Thursday, 21 August 2014 09:33 (1 month ago) Permalink

"mario the hedgehog" eh?

Number None, Thursday, 21 August 2014 09:36 (1 month ago) Permalink

Games? Is that what you call them? Games?

Matt DC, Thursday, 21 August 2014 09:39 (1 month ago) Permalink

This is sounding pretty great so far...

MikoMcha, Monday, 25 August 2014 17:38 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

It's awful

Number None, Monday, 25 August 2014 17:42 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

d double e and danny brown 1-2 punch in the middle is undeniable

Just hit this section, and um... it's fairly deniable imo. Bit of a wasted opportunity. Prefer the instrumentals...

MikoMcha, Monday, 25 August 2014 17:44 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Some of the early tracks are dope, think I need to spend more time with this.

MikoMcha, Monday, 25 August 2014 18:50 (4 weeks ago) Permalink


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