Rustie - Glass Swords

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he's holding out for lil wayne

the late great, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 16:31 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

he should've totally taken bieber and shakira up ffs

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:06 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

This was originally meant to go to Rihanna

Number None, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:09 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

the late great, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:22 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

rustie is shrill

but he is also shrewd, and chill

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

1 year passes...

are people still into glass swords ?

the late great, Thursday, 2 May 2013 18:40 (11 months 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 (11 months ago) Permalink

the best album of 2011 for me

"slasherr" from this year is decent as well

monotony, Friday, 3 May 2013 03:04 (11 months 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 (11 months ago) Permalink

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

jaymc, Friday, 3 May 2013 03:17 (11 months 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 (11 months ago) Permalink

sure it's still awesome

i wouldn't mistake myself for anyone. (wolves lacan), Friday, 3 May 2013 16:09 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months ago) Permalink


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