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these belgian fucks dont really belong on the nu-balearic thread at all frankly--in fact i would venture to say they are so fuckin good they deserve there own thread.

in my wildest dreams: bump this thread every time they release a new remix so we can all say, "damn that remix is dope"

beyonc'e (max), Thursday, 11 December 2008 01:47 (twelve years ago) link

for now: FISHBOWL!

FIRST QUESTION: what is your favorite aeroplane remix and WHY

beyonc'e (max), Thursday, 11 December 2008 01:47 (twelve years ago) link

coyote too hard aeroplane rmx

M0ntell J0rdan S. (and what), Thursday, 11 December 2008 01:48 (twelve years ago) link

M0ntell J0rdan S. (and what), Thursday, 11 December 2008 01:49 (twelve years ago) link

bro u gotta answer WHY

beyonc'e (max), Thursday, 11 December 2008 01:51 (twelve years ago) link

too hard. so amazing.

Gukbe, Thursday, 11 December 2008 01:52 (twelve years ago) link

Paris
cuz of when the bouncy baseline starts in

yuon (jergins), Thursday, 11 December 2008 01:53 (twelve years ago) link

i dunno dogg.... i like trancey future sounds of london style come-down blue orb muzik and the ocean sounds keep me vibein

M0ntell J0rdan S. (and what), Thursday, 11 December 2008 01:53 (twelve years ago) link

good answers guys

beyonc'e (max), Thursday, 11 December 2008 01:54 (twelve years ago) link

Favourite remix is hard. PROBABLY their remix of Low Motion Disco's "Love Love Love" which has one of the most amazing climaxes ever. When the enormous warped piano refrain comes in it's just insane, probably the best thing of its type since Maurice Fulton's remix of ALice Smith's "Love Endeavour" (and that had Smith's astonishing vocals to help it across the line).

But yeah Aeroplane are amazingly on point at the moment - Shortwave Set! Grace Jones! Friendly Fires!

I stand by my "they're to balearic/nu-disco as Thin White Duke was to electro-house claim.

Also their DJ shows are excellent.

Tim F, Thursday, 11 December 2008 01:55 (twelve years ago) link

ain't nothing like driving at night to fsol.

too hard ftw

omar little, Thursday, 11 December 2008 01:55 (twelve years ago) link

clearly the answer to 'where is the fun in dance music in 2008' is BELGIUM

Suggesteban Buttez (jabba hands), Thursday, 11 December 2008 02:05 (twelve years ago) link

can't really choose 1 favourite remix but favourite moment is def when Too Hard changes tack halfway through

Suggesteban Buttez (jabba hands), Thursday, 11 December 2008 02:06 (twelve years ago) link

jamming the williams blood remix a lot right now but i dunno--now til 69 and fool for love are a1

beyonc'e (max), Thursday, 11 December 2008 02:13 (twelve years ago) link

just heard that friendly fires rmx; swapping male vox for female should be done more often.

but really my fave is the track of theirs w/ kathy diamond on it. anthemic! yet seemingly understated at the same time!

fela cooties (haitch), Thursday, 11 December 2008 02:17 (twelve years ago) link

Yes "Whispers" is their pinnacle.

Tim F, Thursday, 11 December 2008 02:20 (twelve years ago) link

i cant think of anything non-whispers to vote for but ive only heard a few things

ohhhh we pop champagne (deej), Thursday, 11 December 2008 02:22 (twelve years ago) link

Everyone needs to hear their first release "Aeroplane" as well - not surprisingly it sums up their sound excellently. The flipside "Caramellas" was great also.

Tim F, Thursday, 11 December 2008 02:49 (twelve years ago) link

caramellas is fantassstic

beyonc'e (max), Thursday, 11 December 2008 02:53 (twelve years ago) link

they are my favorite music this year

cutty, Thursday, 11 December 2008 02:53 (twelve years ago) link

i am a fan on facebook

cutty, Thursday, 11 December 2008 02:53 (twelve years ago) link

paris is my favorite, for the vocals

cutty, Thursday, 11 December 2008 02:53 (twelve years ago) link

my current favorite is their new Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire remix

it's so YAAAYY-tastic!

Aeroplane are my favorite remix artist of the year. Well them and Diskjokke.

Love their take on "Electric Feel", love their Das Pop remix, love their Coyote remix, the Friendly Fires one, so many excellent songs.

rentboy, Thursday, 11 December 2008 02:59 (twelve years ago) link

it's so YAAAYY-tastic!

suggestoblane

M0ntell J0rdan S. (and what), Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:00 (twelve years ago) link

carmellas is still prob my favorite for how its chill but winds ppl up and makes them ready for something dancey

still haven't heard grace jones

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:01 (twelve years ago) link

I feel they still have their "Take Me With You" left in them. Grace Jones remix is definitely trending in that direction.

Tim F, Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:02 (twelve years ago) link

anyone heard the lullabies in the dark remix?

cutty, Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:03 (twelve years ago) link

i got it

beyonc'e (max), Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:06 (twelve years ago) link

sort of... quieter than the rest of their shit but no less classic imo

beyonc'e (max), Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:07 (twelve years ago) link

yep it's purty.

i also really like that Cobra Dukes remix they did.

rentboy, Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:07 (twelve years ago) link

the danceability makes them so much better than what 'balearic' seems to have spun off into.

one of them is actually in lullabies in the dark. that superpitcher remix of their new single is good.

fela cooties (haitch), Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:09 (twelve years ago) link

whispers is my least favorite track, and i love kathy diamond's solo record. that vocal sample is just too fucking annoying.

cutty, Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:09 (twelve years ago) link

listening 2 grace jones remix now

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:10 (twelve years ago) link

^^^ huge

cutty, Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:11 (twelve years ago) link

((dO_Ob))

beyonc'e (max), Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:12 (twelve years ago) link

here's the ones I have....

Allez Allez - Allez Allez (Aeroplane Remix)
Cobra Dukes - Airtight (Aeroplane Remix)
Coyote - Too Hard (Aeroplane Remix)
Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire (Aeroplane Pop Remix)
Das Pop - Fool For Love (Aeroplane Remix)
David Rubato - Circuit (Aeroplane Remix)
Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
Grace Jones - Williams' Blood (Aeroplane Dub)/(Aeroplane Remix)
Low Motion Disco - Love Love Love (Aeroplane Remix)
Lullabies In The Dark - Song For Marie And Elise (Aeroplane Remix)
MGMT - Electric Feel (Aeroplane Remix)
The Shortwave Set - Now til '69 (Aeroplane Remix)

what am I missing?

rentboy, Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:13 (twelve years ago) link

ysi?

ice cr?m, Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:14 (twelve years ago) link

can we start an aeroplane fansite?

cutty, Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:15 (twelve years ago) link

and let us predict who will ruin aeroplane for us and when

cutty, Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:15 (twelve years ago) link

loving this fucking thing

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:16 (twelve years ago) link

havent heard the cut copy david rubato or mgmt

beyonc'e (max), Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:16 (twelve years ago) link

the cut copy i just bought off beatport, actually. i think it just came out.

the david rubato was a month or so ago.

and the mgmt i don't think was actually released properly.

rentboy, Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:17 (twelve years ago) link

and let us predict who will ruin aeroplane for us and when

― cutty, Wednesday, December 10, 2008 10:15 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

l0u1s jagg3r, next february, when he compares them to mansun

beyonc'e (max), Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:18 (twelve years ago) link

i can and will upload, but need to convert the wav, etc which will take a while and i'm headed to bed now, cos it's late and i have an early conf call tomorrow with those damn europeans. so check back tomorrow sometime during the day.

night y'all

rentboy, Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:19 (twelve years ago) link

i think theres a dub mix of the coyote track, but i dont have it

beyonc'e (max), Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:19 (twelve years ago) link

so far the only thing theyve done that i dont full on love is the allez allex mix but its hardly a miss

beyonc'e (max), Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:20 (twelve years ago) link

also on that same Cut Copy single is this:

Cut Copy - Far Away (Hercules & Love Affair Remix)

rentboy, Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:20 (twelve years ago) link

also missing milky globe - magic waves (aeroplane magnification mix) which i havent heard

beyonc'e (max), Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:21 (twelve years ago) link

l0u1s jagg3r, next february, when he compares them to mansun

otm

fela cooties (haitch), Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:30 (twelve years ago) link

my fave remix is the shortwave set one because the first twenty seconds are kind of like huh, okay then it opens up and its kind of simple and certain and eazy and you can sing along, while you dance, if you want to. also its the best one to hear out.

i like all the ones ive heard tho and would really like to hear the lindstrom remix

Lamp, Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:44 (twelve years ago) link

das pop rmx doesn't get enough love

lol cool j (donna rouge), Thursday, 11 December 2008 04:14 (twelve years ago) link

fact that was the first thing of theirs where i was srsly like DAMN

lol cool j (donna rouge), Thursday, 11 December 2008 04:15 (twelve years ago) link

their RA mix is my favorite DJ mix of the year, I've probably listen to it 50+ times.

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Thursday, 11 December 2008 04:20 (twelve years ago) link

it is bangin

ohhhh we pop champagne (deej), Thursday, 11 December 2008 04:40 (twelve years ago) link

I also love their "Flying Mix" from earlier in the year:
Discodromo : ‘Cosmorama’ - Brennan Green Dromo Arigato Mix (Internasjonal promo)
Tensnake : ‘Tavira’ (Force Of Nature promo)
David Rubato : ‘Circuit’ - Aeroplane Mix (Institubes promo)
Elitechnique : ‘Elektric Evening’ (Clone)
Sally Shapiro : ‘I’ll Be Your Side’ - Tensnake Remix (Permanent Vacation promo)
Naughty : ‘World of A Woman’ - Max Skiba Remix (Mood Music)
Lindstrom & Solale : ‘Baby I Can’t Stop’ - Aeroplane Mix (Feedelity promo)
Cusato : ‘30-60-90′ - Club Remix (Music Control)
Wild Rumpus : ‘Purple Somersault’ - Prins Thomas Diskomiks (Bitches Brew)
Force Of Nature : ‘Transmute’ - Still Going Remix (Force Of Nature promo)

Tim F, Thursday, 11 December 2008 05:03 (twelve years ago) link

guys RA won't let me download their mix >:(

Tanganyika laughter epidemic (gbx), Thursday, 11 December 2008 05:12 (twelve years ago) link

it is because u r goin to play it on a laptop at one of yr frankenhouse blogmore parties what r ruining all things good

ice cr?m, Thursday, 11 December 2008 05:14 (twelve years ago) link

what of it

Tanganyika laughter epidemic (gbx), Thursday, 11 December 2008 05:15 (twelve years ago) link

its just thats why ur banned from dlin the mix - new policy son

ice cr?m, Thursday, 11 December 2008 05:20 (twelve years ago) link

ice cold

Tanganyika laughter epidemic (gbx), Thursday, 11 December 2008 05:21 (twelve years ago) link

i promise not to frankenblog it at a party for jerks, consider this a binding agreement

Tanganyika laughter epidemic (gbx), Thursday, 11 December 2008 05:22 (twelve years ago) link

ok u can dl the mix now

ice cr?m, Thursday, 11 December 2008 05:28 (twelve years ago) link

I also love their "Flying Mix" from earlier in the year

yah it is really great i guess i have heard that lindstrom track i forgot it was on there.

Lamp, Thursday, 11 December 2008 05:32 (twelve years ago) link

would travel to mn for gbx-j'd frankblog partiez

ohhhh we pop champagne (deej), Thursday, 11 December 2008 05:39 (twelve years ago) link

thanx dude but u r the actual dj!

Tanganyika laughter epidemic (gbx), Thursday, 11 December 2008 05:44 (twelve years ago) link

everyones a dj

ohhhh we pop champagne (deej), Thursday, 11 December 2008 05:48 (twelve years ago) link

these days

ice cr?m, Thursday, 11 December 2008 05:50 (twelve years ago) link

LOVE LOVE LOVE

i haven't heard half those remixes though...i assume they're on some JLC silk purse shit, b/c a lot of those original acts are real sow's ears

lex pretend, Thursday, 11 December 2008 09:12 (twelve years ago) link

for those that missed it, the Aeroplane RA Podacast is available via the Internet Archive : http://www.archive.org/details/Aeroplane_6

mark e, Thursday, 11 December 2008 10:01 (twelve years ago) link

hurrah!

fela cooties (haitch), Thursday, 11 December 2008 10:17 (twelve years ago) link

...along with all the other RA 'casts, it would seem. that's good, i've missed a bunch this year.

fela cooties (haitch), Thursday, 11 December 2008 10:19 (twelve years ago) link

Search - ALL OF IT.
Destroy - Jacques Lu Cont. He is no longer necessary.

Matt DC, Thursday, 11 December 2008 10:45 (twelve years ago) link

What I love about them as original producers - the sense that on every single occasion they're consciously trying to make the most enjoyable record imaginable. And their ability to mix pop-disco and e-transcendence and that sense of wide-eyed wonder without ever really coming over as twee or cloying or annoying. Whispers is my favourite single of this year by several light years.

What I love about them as remixers - they do what JLC *used* to do, which is to really understand the point of a song and just rearrange it to make it MORE so. The Grace Jones one is a case in point. The only side alley is the Friendly Fires one which takes the song in a different direction (mostly by replacing the vocal) but still somehow manages to keep the evocative feel of the original. The Cut Copy one is possibly the only one that doesn't quite work as well possibly because the original is going for a very similar vibe.

Matt DC, Thursday, 11 December 2008 11:09 (twelve years ago) link

Jacques Lu Cont. He is no longer necessary.

so true, yet so off-message on ILM2007

Hamildan, Thursday, 11 December 2008 16:12 (twelve years ago) link

i vote for 2 hard 2

s1ocki, Thursday, 11 December 2008 16:53 (twelve years ago) link

i think these guys are great, but i find it very difficult to articulate why. it's too easy to lob "80s" in their direction or like, happy-sad disco-pop. "aeroplane"/"caramellas" is a must if you have not heard it. their second single is "pacific air race", which is not as good, but still worth checking. and "whispers" (the third single) is great, but i like the h&la rmx the best. out of the remixes i think i would list my favorites as: cobra dukes, grace jones, shortwave set, low motion disco, lullabies in the dark, allez allez. i would love to hear an aeroplane rmx of h&la or of "west end girls" where they just looped the intro synths for 10 minutes.

xp, i can't believe i forgot about coyote. um, that's somewhere near the top of my list.

tricky, Thursday, 11 December 2008 16:58 (twelve years ago) link

They are playing at Matter on Saturday, and I can't make it. Gah. I *really* want to see them live.

Matt DC, Thursday, 11 December 2008 17:06 (twelve years ago) link

producers of the year by a country mile, although dj international mag picking 'caramellas' as tune-of-the-year was a bit o_O. unlike tricky my favourite of their own tracks is 'pacific air race'. the key change has me welling up. favourite remixes are 1. low motion disco, 2. coyote and 3. grace jones. can't get into 'whispers' as much as everyone seems to have, just ain't feeling the vocal. and i have tried. the friendly fires remix is good but the justus kohncke one kills all.

or something, Thursday, 11 December 2008 17:37 (twelve years ago) link

loving this - despite the appearance of that Rondo Veneziano melody from my chilhood

mark e, Thursday, 11 December 2008 22:03 (twelve years ago) link

"They are playing at Matter on Saturday, and I can't make it. Gah. I *really* want to see them live."

They are great, although mostly in the "yes it's really cool to hear ten Aeroplane productions in a DJ mix with everyone cheering each time" sense. But they choose appropriate stuff to go with it - when I saw them they dropped Tensnake remixing Sally Shapiro, Mungolian Jet Set remixing They Came From The Stars, I Saw Them etc. It was like the last outpost of maximal melodic dance. A very large, all-enveloping sound.

Best bit (and I'm repeating myself from the balearic thread but whatevs) was when one of them started to mix in Robin S's "Show Me Love", didn't get much of a reaction of recognition from the crowd as the bassline dropped (myself excluded), and looked at the crowd with confusion, consternation and something close to disgust.

"And their ability to mix pop-disco and e-transcendence and that sense of wide-eyed wonder without ever really coming over as twee or cloying or annoying. "

I think this is an excellent description of what they do. In many ways they're closer to a Ewan Pearson than a JLC, except that the JLC comparison works because with both Aeroplane 2008 and JLC 2005 there's this sense of expecting to get over the largesse of his emotionalism by the time the next remix comes around, only to be helplessly overcome once again. It seems unbelievable that Producers/Remixers could walk that tightrope of wonder/tweeness so long and so successfully.

Tim F, Thursday, 11 December 2008 22:14 (twelve years ago) link

Lindstrom & Solale : ‘Baby I Can’t Stop’ - Aeroplane Mix (Feedelity promo)

ohhhh we pop champagne (deej), Thursday, 11 December 2008 23:06 (twelve years ago) link

I'm only just now listening to Pacific Air Race for the first time. It rules, far more tracky and dancefloor-orientated than a lot of their other material, reminds me a bit of that Lullabies In The Dark record with the number that I can't be bothered to Google.

It strikes me that they're going under the radar a bit despite having remixed everything that wasn't nailed down over the last year or so. If they can keep up this workrate next year there's a lot to look forward to. And an album as well, right?

Matt DC, Thursday, 11 December 2008 23:09 (twelve years ago) link

was 2008 the year of AEROPLANE... or is 2009. meet me back here next december.

cutty, Thursday, 11 December 2008 23:12 (twelve years ago) link

or is 2009. meet me back here next december.

i think thats highly likely. [which is both a good and bad thing]

ps. cutty - got the non standard lp circlesquare track, dark matter(s). an itunes 'exclusive' apparently ?

mark e, Thursday, 11 December 2008 23:20 (twelve years ago) link

so good live

czn (cozwn), Thursday, 11 December 2008 23:26 (twelve years ago) link

here's the ones I have....

Allez Allez - Allez Allez (Aeroplane Remix)
Cobra Dukes - Airtight (Aeroplane Remix)
Coyote - Too Hard (Aeroplane Remix)
Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire (Aeroplane Pop Remix)
Das Pop - Fool For Love (Aeroplane Remix)
David Rubato - Circuit (Aeroplane Remix)
Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
Grace Jones - Williams' Blood (Aeroplane Dub)/(Aeroplane Remix)
Low Motion Disco - Love Love Love (Aeroplane Remix)
Lullabies In The Dark - Song For Marie And Elise (Aeroplane Remix)
MGMT - Electric Feel (Aeroplane Remix)
The Shortwave Set - Now til '69 (Aeroplane Remix)

what am I missing?

― rentboy, Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:13 (20 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

ysi?

― ice cr?m, Thursday, 11 December 2008 03:14 (20 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

czn (cozwn), Thursday, 11 December 2008 23:28 (twelve years ago) link

google around + u can find all those basically -- plus 'milky globe'

i havent been able to find the solale & lindstrom rmx tho

ohhhh we pop champagne (deej), Thursday, 11 December 2008 23:29 (twelve years ago) link

yo watch my googling around skills in actions: ysi?

ice cr?m, Friday, 12 December 2008 00:32 (twelve years ago) link

u lazy -- took me 20 minutes to find all these even w/ the dead zshare links that think they arent dead

ohhhh we pop champagne (deej), Friday, 12 December 2008 00:54 (twelve years ago) link

i guess i already had three but still

ohhhh we pop champagne (deej), Friday, 12 December 2008 00:54 (twelve years ago) link

ysi?

ice cr?m, Friday, 12 December 2008 00:56 (twelve years ago) link

AEROPLANE TOP 10/December 2008

01.Franz Ferdinand : "Ulysses" - Mickey Moonlight Remix (Domino)
02.Loin Brothers : "Heavy Helmet" (Aprés/Future Classic)
03.Lovelock : "Burning Feel" (Cdr)
04.Who Made Who : "Tv Friend" - Hot Chip Dub/Tomboy Edit (Gomma)
05.Rogue Cat : "Magic Journey" - Todd Terje Remix (Sticky Disc)
06.Sebastien Tellier : "Kilometer" - Aeroplane 'Italo 84' Remix (Record Makers) !!!
07.Ghost Tape : "Allez Allez" - Screen Tests Remix (People In The Sky)
08.Lykke Li : "Little Bit" - Tim Goldsworthy Remix (LL)
09.Den Haan : Theme From Den Haan (Dissident)
10.Discodeine : "Tom Select" (Dirty)

ohhhh we pop champagne (deej), Friday, 12 December 2008 01:09 (twelve years ago) link

06.Sebastien Tellier : "Kilometer" - Aeroplane 'Italo 84' Remix (Record Makers) !!!

ohhhh we pop champagne (deej), Friday, 12 December 2008 01:13 (twelve years ago) link

my fav song off the tellier too

ohhhh we pop champagne (deej), Friday, 12 December 2008 01:13 (twelve years ago) link

pretty cheeeeseyyyy

sam york, Friday, 12 December 2008 01:17 (twelve years ago) link

youre really a glass is half full kinda guy sam york

ohhhh we pop champagne (deej), Friday, 12 December 2008 01:18 (twelve years ago) link

;)

sam york, Friday, 12 December 2008 01:22 (twelve years ago) link

this ra podcast has got me so pitted tho bra

sam york, Friday, 12 December 2008 08:33 (twelve years ago) link

for lazy ppl, this blog has quite a few of the remixes - http://melofon.blogspot.com/2008/06/aeroplane-remixes.html

t_g, Friday, 12 December 2008 09:21 (twelve years ago) link

For some reason I didn't like the RA mix on first listen, but love it now. I think the MGMT one is the best I've heard, I think, as it transforms the original.

Flying Mix Tim mentioned is here http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ROLCR5VY

Jamie T Smith, Friday, 12 December 2008 11:03 (twelve years ago) link

Actually, no it isn't. It's a mix called Take Off. I thought someone had just mislabelled it, but the second track on this one is Soft Rocks "Midnight Drive" or the song that that is an edit of.

Actually, just found a tracklist:

01. Château Flight : “GRN Aventurine” (Sonar Kollektiv)
02. Soft Rocks : “Look East” (Soft Rocks)
03. Enzo Ponzio : ” Italian Boy” (Pizzico)
04. Discossesion : “Mahmoods Moon” (Crue-l Future)
05. Peter Visti : “Tokyo By Night” (Eskimo promo)
06. Toby Tobias Feat. Kathy Diamond : “The Feeling” (Rekids promo)
07. Late Of The Pier : “The Bears Are Coming” - BTWS remix (Zarcorp)
08. Jose Gonzales : “Killing For Love” - Todd Terje mix (promo)
09. Lullabies In The Dark : “Song for M&E” - Aeroplane mix (Permanent Vacation)
10. 40 Thieves : ” Theme From Nutrider” (Permanent Vacation promo)
11. Hess Is More : “Would You Like to Disco” - Dub (Music For Dreams)
12. Louis : “Pink Foothpath” - Instrumental Version (Max Music)

(I think they've mixed up the sides on that Soft Rocks record, though)

Jamie T Smith, Friday, 12 December 2008 11:41 (twelve years ago) link

So while I listen to this, does anyone have a working link to the Flying Mix?

Jamie T Smith, Friday, 12 December 2008 11:42 (twelve years ago) link

not the mix you're looking for:

http://sickmix.blogspot.com/2008/09/aeroplane-summer-o8-promo-mix.html

caek, Friday, 12 December 2008 12:28 (twelve years ago) link

The lack of love for the Pacific Air Race 12" has me a little down. "Above the Clouds" is the peak of their original material thus far.

mr. anephric (the anephric project), Friday, 12 December 2008 15:45 (twelve years ago) link

RBMA Radio just added a new Aeroplane Mix and it is goooood.

oscar, Sunday, 14 December 2008 23:34 (twelve years ago) link

this rbma mix is better than the ra podcast imo

oscar, Monday, 15 December 2008 00:35 (twelve years ago) link

i think the reason that i didn't rate "pacific air race" as high as the first single is because i just have not listened to it as much. i bought the vinyl on release and then it kind of went into the pile. i'll give it another try. i remember really like the cover art.

tricky, Monday, 15 December 2008 02:52 (twelve years ago) link

dub version is better than the regular style one

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Monday, 15 December 2008 02:55 (twelve years ago) link

yup, but i think the real keeper here is "above the clouds". it sounds like a studio out-take (the swedish guys, not an actual out-take.)

i think i remember reading something about an album being in the works or maybe it was a remix comp. can anyone confirm/deny?

tricky, Monday, 15 December 2008 03:32 (twelve years ago) link

I believe I read on another board that they're recording an album in the first few months of '09.

mr. anephric (the anephric project), Monday, 15 December 2008 03:48 (twelve years ago) link

"above the clouds" is the only thing i dont have--- can someone ysi

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Monday, 15 December 2008 03:54 (twelve years ago) link

beatport has it...

tricky, Monday, 15 December 2008 04:32 (twelve years ago) link

I made a compilation of their best stuff for a friend over the weekend and it really is the best thing ever. I don't think I quite appreciated just how good they are at producing shiver-down-spine moments - it's like they've got it down to an exact science.

Matt DC, Monday, 15 December 2008 11:51 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, they make it seem almost too easy. Their music.... wells up more effortlessly than just about anything.

Like, the breakdown bit at the three-four minute mark in the Low Motion Disco is almost offensively smug in its own largesse, "bet you can't do this, eh!"

Tim F, Monday, 15 December 2008 12:57 (twelve years ago) link

What was the tracklisting from your compilation Matt?

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 15 December 2008 13:06 (twelve years ago) link

Whispers
Caramellas
Paris
Fool For Love
Now Til 69
Circuit
Aeroplane
Love Love Love
Airtight
Pacific Air Race (Dub Mix)
Allez Allez
Williams Blood

Matt DC, Monday, 15 December 2008 13:28 (twelve years ago) link

Good sequencing.

Tim F, Monday, 15 December 2008 13:29 (twelve years ago) link

Indeed, thanks for sharing Matt

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 15 December 2008 15:27 (twelve years ago) link

Beach Boys - God Only Knows (Aeroplane Re-edit).

Any info on a release for this yet?

plazzTT, Monday, 15 December 2008 16:02 (twelve years ago) link

lol, good luck with that

Not in top 100,000 (haitch), Monday, 15 December 2008 22:50 (twelve years ago) link

"Beach Boys - God Only Knows (Aeroplane Re-edit)."

They played this live when I saw them. It's amazing.

Tim F, Monday, 15 December 2008 23:00 (twelve years ago) link

That's the video of him playing that Beach Boys edit. Ace. Can't wait to pick this up. If that video is any indication, this is going to slay dancefloors in 09.

oscar, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 02:17 (twelve years ago) link

hahah, i genuinely thought i was going to be rickrolled there

caek, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 02:27 (twelve years ago) link

oh wow that's way better than it has any right to be

rentboy, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 03:25 (twelve years ago) link

are acapellas available of god only knows? if not, how could they re-edit it to make that?

NI, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 12:34 (twelve years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pet_Sounds_Sessions

chord simple (j.o.n.a), Tuesday, 16 December 2008 12:39 (twelve years ago) link

There's a different version of that Beach Boys edit too, a bit less cheesy than the one in the video I think.

plazzTT, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 15:03 (twelve years ago) link

It was supposedly going to be released on one of the Mindless Boogie 12" edits series, but as of yet it doesn't really have a release date or any other concrete information. I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't even come out.

mr. anephric (the anephric project), Tuesday, 16 December 2008 15:28 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.radiozero.ca/radiozeropodcast53.mp3

goto 26:00 or thereabouts

btw this took 20 seconds to find on google

pretty impressive war skills (gbx), Tuesday, 16 December 2008 15:36 (twelve years ago) link

oh hey whispers is really good

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Tuesday, 16 December 2008 16:22 (twelve years ago) link

that "god only knows" edit is making me ridiculously happy

psychgawsple, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 21:17 (twelve years ago) link

sooooooooooooooooooooooooo gooood

caramellas, love love love, whispers, grace jones, the rest equally amazing...

san frandisco, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:38 (twelve years ago) link

fuck i love them for the friendly fires remix even more now that i listened to the original:

jesus christ look at these fucking gobshites etc

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Saturday, 20 December 2008 03:43 (twelve years ago) link

ya, i think my least favorite part of the remix is the refrain where the original dude sings "they'll be out for us" in that indie-anthem-fuxxor voice. the original wasn't as bad as i expected from that one line (i quite like the cowbells!), but it still sounds like a third string dfa act.

somehow the aeroplane remix makes me forget all about that douchey neckwear...

psychgawsple, Saturday, 20 December 2008 06:01 (twelve years ago) link

i mean i loled right off the bat when i saw that FF had a male vocalist and realized aeroplane had said "hey i know! lets get a girl to sing it instead!"

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Saturday, 20 December 2008 06:16 (twelve years ago) link

That video of the "God Only Knows" edit was shot on the night I saw them! I'm in the audience somewhere.

Re the Flying Mix:

a) Isn't Tensnake's "Tavira" totally amazing?

b) The Aeroplane remix of Lindstrom & Solale is such an amazingly compulsive track, that guitar is insane. The sudden organ vamps remind me of Fela Kuti for some reason. Although it does make me think that if Aeroplane blow up it will kinda mean that Reverso 68 wuz robbed.

Tim F, Tuesday, 23 December 2008 23:13 (twelve years ago) link

i made an mp3 out of the god only knows edit from the podcast gbx found

god only knows (aeroplane rmx) - beach boys

eman cipation s1ocklamation (max), Saturday, 27 December 2008 22:30 (twelve years ago) link

thks max :DDDDDDDDDDDD

(unless this is a rickroll)

cozwn, Saturday, 27 December 2008 22:38 (twelve years ago) link

no, this is officially a hot mp3

caek, Saturday, 27 December 2008 22:48 (twelve years ago) link

yeah word

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Sunday, 28 December 2008 00:42 (twelve years ago) link

Thanking you Max!

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 28 December 2008 02:20 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, thanks, feeling this.

what U cry 4 (jim), Sunday, 28 December 2008 02:33 (twelve years ago) link

thanking u

psychgawsple, Sunday, 28 December 2008 02:45 (twelve years ago) link

cheers max, this is dope

t_g, Sunday, 28 December 2008 10:55 (twelve years ago) link

for those of us who pay less attention to the internet than actually having a life and don't have each of their pubic hairs attached to an RRS twitter news feed auto-generating progress reports (somewhere in Umbongoistan a server farm is falling towards the earths core with a toxic payload/melting the Poles one glacier at a time....)

does anyone know where I can get a copy of the RA podcast now?

ta

fandango, Sunday, 28 December 2008 23:19 (twelve years ago) link

thats really not a very nice way to ask for something

eman cipation s1ocklamation (max), Sunday, 28 December 2008 23:20 (twelve years ago) link

i can't believe you just disrespected my rss.

will up it tonight if noone else gets to it first.

apleto (jergins), Sunday, 28 December 2008 23:24 (twelve years ago) link

lol

I'm not trying to insult anyone here, just blowing off a bit of steam at what trying to follow music on the internet mostly feels like these days, if anything ILM is a touch more considered and mature about it (which is why I'm hoping to fly in 8 months late and check it out with curiousity rather always-in-the-moment jadedness... )

and thanks Jergins :)

fandango, Sunday, 28 December 2008 23:27 (twelve years ago) link

isn't RA archived somewhere on archive.org?

caek, Sunday, 28 December 2008 23:30 (twelve years ago) link

last time i checked it said the page was expired. but i might have missed something

apleto (jergins), Sunday, 28 December 2008 23:32 (twelve years ago) link

I tried that (and google obv.) but could only find 2007 pages so far? I could be doing it wrong somehow, not really used the site in a while but didn't notice any obvious changes :/

fandango, Sunday, 28 December 2008 23:32 (twelve years ago) link

The item is not available due to issues with the item's content.

caek, Sunday, 28 December 2008 23:32 (twelve years ago) link

wdn't post anything for fandango aftr tht

rickrolls only from hereon out pls

cozwn, Monday, 29 December 2008 02:03 (twelve years ago) link

joeks mate

cozwn, Monday, 29 December 2008 02:05 (twelve years ago) link

really loving the Das Pop remix lately altho an extended dub wouldn't go amiss

Timezilla vs Mechadistance (blueski), Monday, 29 December 2008 02:13 (twelve years ago) link

aeroplane ra.114

apleto (jergins), Monday, 29 December 2008 07:01 (twelve years ago) link

sweeet. thanks jergins :)

fandango, Monday, 29 December 2008 14:35 (twelve years ago) link

one of my favorite things about aeroplane is that now they're the first thing on my ipod, instead of fucking aesop rock.

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Monday, 29 December 2008 14:57 (twelve years ago) link

it's way nicer to hear whispers start up when i leave for work instead of "this is labor..."

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Monday, 29 December 2008 14:58 (twelve years ago) link

shame on you for not having any aaliyah

eman cipation s1ocklamation (max), Monday, 29 December 2008 15:02 (twelve years ago) link

lost with my last computer ;_;

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Monday, 29 December 2008 15:07 (twelve years ago) link

so you only listen to your ipod alphabetically? you know you can browse artists, right?

cutty, Monday, 29 December 2008 15:09 (twelve years ago) link

maybe it's a shuffle...

willem, Monday, 29 December 2008 15:15 (twelve years ago) link

maybe this only happens to me but sometimes the first song on there starts playing automatically. my ipod is kinda old and temperamental though.

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Monday, 29 December 2008 15:17 (twelve years ago) link

shame on you for not having any aaliyah

― eman cipation s1ocklamation (max), Monday, December 29, 2008 3:02 PM (58 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

haha totally

s1ocki, Monday, 29 December 2008 16:03 (twelve years ago) link

you can also take artists off that you don't like

s1ocki, Monday, 29 December 2008 16:03 (twelve years ago) link

you can make playlists too I think

pretty sure I read tht somewhere

cozwn, Monday, 29 December 2008 16:41 (twelve years ago) link

you should also get abba (and just delete aesop rock)

caek, Monday, 29 December 2008 16:45 (twelve years ago) link

lol my actual first song is "take on me"

eman cipation s1ocklamation (max), Monday, 29 December 2008 16:47 (twelve years ago) link

youre also missing ADIEMUS

eman cipation s1ocklamation (max), Monday, 29 December 2008 16:48 (twelve years ago) link

they used to have all the punctuation and numbers first, but that changed a couple of versions back. No more 38 special and !!! ;_;

caek, Monday, 29 December 2008 16:57 (twelve years ago) link

shame on you for not having any aaliyah

― eman cipation s1ocklamation (max), Monday, December 29, 2008 3:02 PM (58 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

^^yes! also, some ada also brightens up any ipod.

lex pretend, Monday, 29 December 2008 16:58 (twelve years ago) link

you'd also think a new orleans-loving guy like jordan would have some aaron neville

s1ocki, Monday, 29 December 2008 17:05 (twelve years ago) link

i don't really do playlists.

anyway, take it to this thread: Alphabetically speaking, I bet I know the first artist in your iTunes

i have some al b. sure on there if it makes you guys feel better.

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Monday, 29 December 2008 17:07 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, you'd think so. i have some neville brothers and some cyril neville but no solo aaron.

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Monday, 29 December 2008 17:08 (twelve years ago) link

also british shoegazer band adorable

cutty, Monday, 29 December 2008 17:36 (twelve years ago) link

Aeroplane are the seventh thing on my ipod, with 2Pac at the top.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 30 December 2008 15:08 (twelve years ago) link

how old is your ipod, dude?

cutty, Tuesday, 30 December 2008 15:08 (twelve years ago) link

About three years old, where do the numbers come now?

Matt DC, Tuesday, 30 December 2008 15:37 (twelve years ago) link

at the bottom

cutty, Tuesday, 30 December 2008 15:44 (twelve years ago) link

ATTENTION LONDONERS:

http://www.residentadvisor.net/images/events/flyer/2009/uk-0123-79311-front.gif

God bless this economic downturn. I'm there.

Matt DC, Friday, 9 January 2009 14:09 (twelve years ago) link

And me. Excellent.

Although who the hell are all those other people on the bill? (Actually I think I saw My Toys Like Me at the Amersham Arms once but have no recollection.)

Jamie T Smith, Friday, 9 January 2009 14:23 (twelve years ago) link

rad!!

t_g, Friday, 9 January 2009 14:47 (twelve years ago) link

fuck that london ;_;

or something, Friday, 9 January 2009 15:43 (twelve years ago) link

DAMMIT

(parents in town)

Tracer Hand, Friday, 9 January 2009 16:14 (twelve years ago) link

tell them it's free?

Timezilla vs Mechadistance (blueski), Friday, 9 January 2009 16:16 (twelve years ago) link

from my memory Cargo has a good sound system, but it's a funny space for them - it's very much a rock gig style venue

i'd say be sure to get down in front for best aural fx

Tracer Hand, Friday, 9 January 2009 16:20 (twelve years ago) link

Kilometer (Aeroplane 'Italo 84' Remix) Sebastien Tellier

They've gone and done it again...

groovypanda, Friday, 16 January 2009 12:52 (twelve years ago) link

BIG SMILEY FACE

Matt DC, Friday, 16 January 2009 12:58 (twelve years ago) link

hating you

Tracer Hand, Friday, 16 January 2009 12:59 (twelve years ago) link

woah yeah this is awesome

i <3 you aeroplane

t_g, Friday, 16 January 2009 13:00 (twelve years ago) link

That Sebastien Tellier remix has just closed the nu-Balearic/electroclash circle. We're right back where we started kids.

Matt DC, Friday, 16 January 2009 19:12 (twelve years ago) link

Haha I only just got to the fullon Supernature bit in the second half. Maybe not *right* back to 2002, but in sight again.

Matt DC, Friday, 16 January 2009 19:14 (twelve years ago) link

uuugggh this is good!!!

tropical beards of paradise (san frandisco), Friday, 16 January 2009 19:40 (twelve years ago) link

06.Sebastien Tellier : "Kilometer" - Aeroplane 'Italo 84' Remix (Record Makers) !!!

― ohhhh we pop champagne (deej), Thursday, December 11, 2008 7:13 PM (1 month ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

xhuxk d (deej), Saturday, 17 January 2009 02:03 (twelve years ago) link

killfile me will u

xhuxk d (deej), Saturday, 17 January 2009 02:03 (twelve years ago) link

yeah but didnt you post that before it leaked?

gr8080, Saturday, 17 January 2009 02:04 (twelve years ago) link

anybody snag that remix before record makers websheriff'd all the blogz

cutty, Saturday, 17 January 2009 02:30 (twelve years ago) link

cutty check webmail

gr8080, Saturday, 17 January 2009 02:39 (twelve years ago) link

can i check my webmail too ;)

s1ocki, Saturday, 17 January 2009 03:52 (twelve years ago) link

what the hell heres a blog post-- http://buzzendirekt.blogspot.com/2009/01/nuit-de-larchi-2009.html

gr8080, Saturday, 17 January 2009 03:59 (twelve years ago) link

I love this Tellier mix (thanks for the link gr8080) - but... is it wrong of me to be reminded slightly of "Dance Wiv Me"?

Tim F, Saturday, 17 January 2009 12:05 (twelve years ago) link

My brother has been trying to get me to listen to Aeroplane for a few months and he sent me the Tellier mix. Z thought it kinda sucked to be honest, it sounds like something Reverso 68 might have done in 2003. Plus I love the original Tellier and they lose something in the streamlining of its very carefully placed rhythmic orgasms/pauses!

Local Garda, Saturday, 17 January 2009 12:27 (twelve years ago) link

" it sounds like something Reverso 68 might have done in 2003."

Um, doesn't all Aeroplane sound like something Reverso 68 might have done in 2003? But i take your point.

I wouldn't have sent you this remix to get you into Aeroplane Ronan. I think you would like the remix of Lindstrom and Solale.

Tim F, Saturday, 17 January 2009 12:29 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah probably all of it does! Except that is odd in that you kind of think what's the point. I'll listen out for that remix.

Local Garda, Saturday, 17 January 2009 12:39 (twelve years ago) link

Ronan: "Caramellas":

Tim F, Saturday, 17 January 2009 14:03 (twelve years ago) link

Oh noes wrong youtube clip (though that's good too). Here:

Tim F, Saturday, 17 January 2009 14:05 (twelve years ago) link

"Aeroplane":

Tim F, Saturday, 17 January 2009 14:06 (twelve years ago) link

I guess where Aeroplane differ from Reverso 68 is that they're a little more e-rushy. "Whispers":

Tim F, Saturday, 17 January 2009 14:08 (twelve years ago) link

i think the tellier rmx is probably the first aeroplane thing i'm not feeling! ronan, listen to their grace jones or low motion disco remixes instead...

lex pretend, Saturday, 17 January 2009 14:09 (twelve years ago) link

listen to that coyote ish!

s1ocki, Saturday, 17 January 2009 15:59 (twelve years ago) link

I like the Tellier remix but I sort of hope its a one-off flirtation with italo revivalism rather than a stylistic shift.

I still haven't heard the Linstrom and Solale one.

Matt DC, Saturday, 17 January 2009 17:54 (twelve years ago) link

Pretty much all of their recent remixes have been one-offs: The Shortwave Set remix was string-riff assisted house, Grace Jones was dark Moroder/Cowley epicry, Lindstrom/Solale is more of a Glimmers style live disco-rock affair (though much better than that makes it sound) etc. etc.

I agree that italo-reviving electro-house isn't the most exciting of shifts at this stage.

Matt download the Flying Mix!!!

Tim F, Saturday, 17 January 2009 22:47 (twelve years ago) link

i love this tellier mix! tho for a dancefloor i think the moulinex one of that song is better. but this is a nice-tasting piece of candy.

s1ocki, Monday, 19 January 2009 01:40 (twelve years ago) link

will someone please relay to AEROPLANE my wish that they remix these selections from Eno/Cale

Lay My Love
One Word
Spinning Away (<--- this one especially)

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Monday, 19 January 2009 01:45 (twelve years ago) link

i listened to the tellier mix twice on an actual aeroplane and let me be the first to tell you this is the real deal folks

s1ocki, Monday, 19 January 2009 05:50 (twelve years ago) link

tellier remix isn't their best but it's still nice. and i think an important difference they have with reverso 68 is that aeroplane are huuuge suckers for a cheesy pop hook. they use some very similar sounds but i've always thought that unabashed love of pop is what made aeroplane so fun/endearing.

all-seeing eye of horus (psychgawsple), Monday, 19 January 2009 06:06 (twelve years ago) link

Ha, you never heard the Reverso 68 Remix of Bent's "Coming Back", which I suspect is what Ronan is thinking of above.

Tim F, Monday, 19 January 2009 11:38 (twelve years ago) link

I have the Flying Mix - I'd never seen a tracklisting though so didn't know the Lindstrom mix was on there. Will give it another listen.

Matt DC, Monday, 19 January 2009 12:18 (twelve years ago) link

It's the one about two thirds of the way through with the scratchy guitar and awesome organ vamps.

Tim F, Monday, 19 January 2009 12:55 (twelve years ago) link

this thread may have usurped the "New from the DFA" on the list of threads which make my day whenever I see them getting bumped to the top for activity.

that Lindstrom mix is so absurdly choice. I just wish it would fkn leak already so I don't have to be constantly scanning through the Flying Mix to play it. (cue Grady w/ a link which might get his bro at Feedelity in trouble)

also I think my dream Aeroplane mix is for them to fuck around with Animal Collective's "My Girls" - I love the original like crazy, but I bet Aeroplane could get take on that big soaring chorus. or maybe something stupid and cheesy like "Clocks" just to see how much mileage they could get out of it.

also, one of the Aeroplane dudes did a few remixes on his own as Javelo; here's one of them:

http://www.ohhcrapp.net/2008/10/spank-me-away-on-javeloplane.html

(apologies for invoking Ohhcrapp, but he's apparently the only one holding on the internet)

jamescobo, Monday, 19 January 2009 22:18 (twelve years ago) link

oh hell no, no tainting this thread w/animal collective mentions

lex pretend, Monday, 19 January 2009 23:12 (twelve years ago) link

haha ya burnt, cobo

josephcharles, Monday, 19 January 2009 23:16 (twelve years ago) link

sonned by a lex beef

jamescobo, Monday, 19 January 2009 23:24 (twelve years ago) link

aeroplane needs more rock guitar

s1ocki, Monday, 19 January 2009 23:26 (twelve years ago) link

does anyone have a track list for the train wreck mix they did?

also, there's another mix of theirs over here (don't think i've seen it mentioned above but apologies if it has been):

http://warmhq.blogspot.com/2008_08_01_archive.html

Aeroplane // Warm Summer Mix Tracklisting:
01. They Came From The Stars : "The Gospel" - Mungolian Jet Set Mix (TINAE Promo)
02. "Pirmas Finns" (Cdr)
03. The Shortwave Set : "Now Til 69" - Aeroplane Remix (Wall Of Sound)
04. Ein Klein Nacht Muzik : "La Serenissima" (Modular Promo)
05. Bostro Pesopeo : "Communquis" (Permanent Vacation Promo)
06. Grand Popo : "My Territory" - Joakim Dub (Cdr)
07. Quixote Feat Lisa LI-Lund : "I Started To Dance"-Prins Thomas Diskomiks (Versatile Promo)
08. Simon Baker : "Plastik" - Todd Terje Remix (Playhouse)
09. Henrik Schwarz/Ame/Dixon - D.P.O.M.B (Innervisions)

groovypanda, Wednesday, 21 January 2009 15:51 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah that's a good one, it's essentially a re-ordered version of their RA Mix with a couple of additional tracks thrown in.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 21 January 2009 16:16 (twelve years ago) link

and at a higher bitrate!

lex pretend, Wednesday, 21 January 2009 16:40 (twelve years ago) link

Are there any other mixes of theirs floating round the net?

(I've got the Flying, Take Off, Airspace, RA114, Cool in the Pool and Warm Summer ones)

groovypanda, Thursday, 22 January 2009 08:52 (twelve years ago) link

also train wreck, which i was listening to on the way to work. it's rad

t_g, Thursday, 22 January 2009 09:49 (twelve years ago) link

oops, forgot that one. don't suppose you've got a track listing for it as its the only one i haven't got one for

groovypanda, Thursday, 22 January 2009 10:08 (twelve years ago) link

They were great at Cargo last night - it was a bit Now That's What I Call Nu-Balearic, started with their remix of Friendly Fires and also played the Shortwave Set and Sebastien Tellier mixes.

Matt DC, Saturday, 24 January 2009 15:49 (twelve years ago) link

How was the crowd/atmosphere? I couldn't go in the end, but went to see Runaway there last Friday, and I couldn't really get with it. People didn't seem to be that into or even there for the music, and there seemed to be broken glass underfoot everywhere (v bad for dancing; I prefer talcum powder). Maybe free nights not so good?

Jamie T Smith, Saturday, 24 January 2009 16:01 (twelve years ago) link

Difficult to tell really because we had a massive group of us out and spent something like eight hours in there. Bit of an after-work drinks vibe maybe, people seemed to roll in early evening and then just not leave, venturing out to dance/watch bands later. We turned up more or less straight from work and had dinner and drinks in the bar bit first, mostly to avoid any queues later.

Atmosphere on the dancefloor was great though, although their music is so accessible and poppy that it couldn't really not be. That might again be skewed by the size of the group we had.

Matt DC, Saturday, 24 January 2009 16:35 (twelve years ago) link

going out with 6-8 ppl is really the best way to do it imo

8====D ------ ㋡ (max), Saturday, 24 January 2009 16:37 (twelve years ago) link

Try 20-25.

Matt DC, Saturday, 24 January 2009 16:38 (twelve years ago) link

thats more friends than i even have

8====D ------ ㋡ (max), Saturday, 24 January 2009 16:39 (twelve years ago) link

yeah last night was so totally awesome. shortwave set rmx was my favourite memory that i remember. and A+ for dragging the entire group out, seems like that hasn't happened in ages...

lex pretend, Saturday, 24 January 2009 21:17 (twelve years ago) link

"memory that i remember" wtf @ my wordsmithery there. i'm still a bit fucked i think :/

lex pretend, Saturday, 24 January 2009 21:18 (twelve years ago) link

I just can't hear it....it's like...why are warm up records you played before electrohouse in 2004 now a huge band?

Local Garda, Saturday, 24 January 2009 23:55 (twelve years ago) link

I have listened to these remixes all day every day

Plaxico (I know, right?), Sunday, 25 January 2009 01:19 (twelve years ago) link

warm up records you played before electrohouse in 2004

You say this like it's a bad thing, as opposed to, like, the best thing ever.

Matt DC, Sunday, 25 January 2009 03:56 (twelve years ago) link

"What is so great about this clicky music that goes nowhere?"

Matt DC, Sunday, 25 January 2009 03:57 (twelve years ago) link

"What is so great about winning the European Cup in 2005?"

Matt DC, Sunday, 25 January 2009 03:57 (twelve years ago) link

"What is so great about putting your penis in a vagina?"

Matt DC, Sunday, 25 January 2009 03:59 (twelve years ago) link

Also, FSVO 'huge'.

Matt DC, Sunday, 25 January 2009 04:03 (twelve years ago) link

Matt DC is so homophobic.

but yeah, he's right. it is the best thing ever.

Gukbe, Sunday, 25 January 2009 04:39 (twelve years ago) link

ronan, have you heard the friendly fires remix? surely it's like the best end-of-night close your eyes and smile tune ever. i got the dj in the place i work to play it on friday night when the place was empty and i swear i was getting rushes while cleaning down the bar! anyways going to see them in liverpool next month and i'm soooo excited.

or something, Sunday, 25 January 2009 14:12 (twelve years ago) link

I would love to hear a remix of the friendly fires remix that was about 45 minutes long.

Plaxico (I know, right?), Sunday, 25 January 2009 23:57 (twelve years ago) link

I wish I'd been rickrolled. Brian Wilson is rolling in his grave.

Owen Pallett, Monday, 26 January 2009 06:40 (twelve years ago) link

perhaps it should have more gratuitous string sections

all-seeing eye of horus (psychgawsple), Monday, 26 January 2009 07:05 (twelve years ago) link

lol!

Plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 26 January 2009 08:51 (twelve years ago) link

i louche music

tricky, Monday, 26 January 2009 14:54 (twelve years ago) link

perhaps it should have more gratuitous string sections

― all-seeing eye of horus (psychgawsple), Monday, January 26, 2009 7:05 AM (11 hours ago) Bookmark

Care to elaborate?

Owen Pallett, Monday, 26 January 2009 18:49 (twelve years ago) link

i want 2 kno why u think brian wilson is rolling in his grave

max, Monday, 26 January 2009 18:51 (twelve years ago) link

ya what is that in reference to?

oh i guess the god only knows thing?

s1ocki, Monday, 26 January 2009 18:52 (twelve years ago) link

brain wilson hasnt got a grave

one of many problems with owens story

max, Monday, 26 January 2009 18:54 (twelve years ago) link

warm up records you played before electrohouse in 2004

you say that like it's a bad thing

no amount of incredulity is spinning that into being a good thing...

Local Garda, Monday, 26 January 2009 19:01 (twelve years ago) link

The Friendly Fires remix is real cool, sure, but that God Only Knows thing is bloody awful. The semiotics side of my brain says this remix is exploitive of the listener's nostalgia, like having Tom Cruise appear in Tropic Thunder---->not funny. The corny music-school side of my brain hates the fact that the remix gets the chords wrong.

Owen Pallett, Monday, 26 January 2009 19:03 (twelve years ago) link

that sounds like the two worst half-brains i could ever imagine

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Monday, 26 January 2009 19:05 (twelve years ago) link

i think u picked the wrong thread to be a h8r

max, Monday, 26 January 2009 19:05 (twelve years ago) link

i think u picked the wrong thread to be a h8r

― max, Monday, January 26, 2009 7:05 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark

Uh, yeah. I thought this board was mostly troll-free.

Owen Pallett, Monday, 26 January 2009 19:12 (twelve years ago) link

lol are you butthurt that you popped into a thread to make an offhanded one-line comment about a song and then people zinged you right back?

max, Monday, 26 January 2009 19:13 (twelve years ago) link

fwiw i think his comment w/r/t tom cruise and chord changes was interesting, it's just that having to hang around with a semiotician and a music school nerd all day in yr head sounds like a recipe for suicide

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Monday, 26 January 2009 19:16 (twelve years ago) link

lol are you butthurt that you popped into a thread to make an offhanded one-line comment about a song and then people zinged you right back?

― max, Monday, January 26, 2009 7:13 PM (3 seconds ago) Bookmark

No.

fwiw i think his comment w/r/t tom cruise and chord changes was interesting, it's just that having to hang around with a semiotician and a music school nerd all day in yr head sounds like a recipe for suicide

― i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Monday, January 26, 2009 7:16 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark

Tell me about it, I'm in therapy.

Owen Pallett, Monday, 26 January 2009 19:19 (twelve years ago) link

fuck therapy, take acid and listen to Aeroplane

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 26 January 2009 19:31 (twelve years ago) link

wait is there a version of the god only knows remix people are hearing besides the youtube one?

gr8080, Monday, 26 January 2009 19:42 (twelve years ago) link

i made an mp3 out of the god only knows edit from the podcast gbx found

god only knows (aeroplane rmx) - beach boys

― eman cipation s1ocklamation (max), Saturday, December 27, 2008 5:30 PM (4 weeks ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

max, Monday, 26 January 2009 19:45 (twelve years ago) link

i dont know if you want to listen to it tho, it exploits the listener's nostalgia, and gets the chords wrong

max, Monday, 26 January 2009 19:45 (twelve years ago) link

am i going to like that if i a) love aeroplane, b) really, really hate - like, nails-on-blackboard hate - the beach boys original?

lex pretend, Monday, 26 January 2009 19:46 (twelve years ago) link

i dunno it will be an interesting experimetn!!!!! u should liveblog it!

max, Monday, 26 January 2009 19:46 (twelve years ago) link

that is a u+k a & b if i ever read one

xp haha

tricky, Monday, 26 January 2009 19:49 (twelve years ago) link

it sounds like it would mix into Personal Jesus or some other schaffle? type track

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 26 January 2009 19:57 (twelve years ago) link

no amount of incredulity is spinning that into being a good thing...

Yeah it was the "warm-up" thing that riled me a bit - you've said that three or four times now about Balearic/disco stuff and I don't get it. Sort of... judging fairly unabashed pop-disco by the standards of techno, or something? It brings out the same sort of reaction in me as when people turned up on minimal threads back in the day to go "why isn't this banging like Green Velvet or Pendulum?"

Matt DC, Monday, 26 January 2009 19:59 (twelve years ago) link

with mattdc here, ronan. aeroplane sound sufficiently warmed up to me.

andrew m., Monday, 26 January 2009 20:55 (twelve years ago) link

xpost. Ah, the famous Dog Latin gambit. This minimal is not good because it's not as banging as Fat of the Land.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony ft Phil Collins (jim), Monday, 26 January 2009 20:57 (twelve years ago) link

I'm not judging it by the standards of techno, I just think it sounds like something that was done already, I can't see what new things this brings to the table esp as a really big populist sound. It reminds me of electrohouse in 2004/2005, in places, but whatever's been added (not sure, pop?) and whatever's been taken away (house/techno/trance/nubeat) it's just not my own thing, and I really have tried.

I mean Aeroplane actually kind of remind me of Mylo more than anyone, in that the stuff is not particularly well produced but is full of pop hooks. I'm not anti-pop either, just this stuff makes me mainly feel disappointed with where electroclash/electrohouse went.

I also feel italo has been way overmined and I'm bored of it by now. Maybe others feel this way about house but so be it.

Plus I still think, and I've said this before, that there are disco clubs in London where you go there and the revival of the same ultra poppy sounds has been going on so long it feels like what a bad bar must have been like back in the day.

Local Garda, Monday, 26 January 2009 22:44 (twelve years ago) link

but I am still mystified as to how popular Aeroplane are and hence my kvetching above...like WHY NOW? is populist dance music really just as lacking in new movements as the closest underground variations?

Local Garda, Monday, 26 January 2009 22:45 (twelve years ago) link

Some of it reminds me of the Ratface Dreamangel "Fired Down" stuff... that is, early 90s dance 45s played at 33 rpm.

Owen Pallett, Monday, 26 January 2009 23:09 (twelve years ago) link

...in that the stuff is not particularly well produced...

lol

tropical beards of paradise (san frandisco), Monday, 26 January 2009 23:21 (twelve years ago) link

i had stayed off this thread as 1) i didn't want to rain on the parade and 2) their manager is a very good friend of mine so i feel i should be supportive, but ronan just nailed exactly how i feel about them in his mylo referencing post. i had started to think i was the only one as everyone i know seems to be aeroplane mad at the moment. i love their grace jones remix but most of the rest has this horrible digital sheen that hurts my ears. their production actually makes me feel kind of nauseous.

stirmonster, Monday, 26 January 2009 23:23 (twelve years ago) link

have you heard the aeroplane/caramellas 12"

tropical beards of paradise (san frandisco), Monday, 26 January 2009 23:26 (twelve years ago) link

i'm not trying to say everything they do is godly, and i think those kind of statements are easy to tear down, but the fact is they are one of the most exciting nu balearica acts out there... and their production while simple is beautifully meticulous. for a while i was afraid they were becoming more and more formulaic but the sebastien tellier and grace jones remixes have upset the mold they were constructing for themselves with a few of their remixes just before that

tropical beards of paradise (san frandisco), Monday, 26 January 2009 23:29 (twelve years ago) link

have you heard the aeroplane/caramellas 12"

i have or have heard everything they have done except for the tellier remix.

stirmonster, Monday, 26 January 2009 23:30 (twelve years ago) link

i hope i die b4 i get old

max, Monday, 26 January 2009 23:31 (twelve years ago) link

me 2

tropical beards of paradise (san frandisco), Monday, 26 January 2009 23:33 (twelve years ago) link

you think?

stirmonster, Monday, 26 January 2009 23:34 (twelve years ago) link

im just kidding. i sort of hate the "hasnt this all been done before" argument tho.

max, Monday, 26 January 2009 23:35 (twelve years ago) link

i have a brooding fear that all this nu disco and nu balearica which has gotten me into dance music will fade away in the next 2 years and then ill be one of the guys saying it was so much better back when...

tropical beards of paradise (san frandisco), Monday, 26 January 2009 23:36 (twelve years ago) link

it was never better back when...

just different.

the future has yet to disappoint.

stirmonster, Monday, 26 January 2009 23:38 (twelve years ago) link

I wouldn't normally trot out that argument, and obv there's a diff since I liked the "before" stuff. But that said in this case what Aeroplane reminds me of does feel very recent. Plus this does feel v similar to me to the 2004/2005 stuff. This wouldn't surprise or bother me in the slightest except these guys are huge.

I guess also as I said, the lifecycle of electrohouse/electroclash/indiedance since 2004/2005 is pretty grim to me, once there was no trace of house/techno left it all became hugely popular.

Local Garda, Monday, 26 January 2009 23:42 (twelve years ago) link

i like everything i've heard by them and i'm definitely a casual dance fan, so i don't really care what originality they're bringing to the table or where they stand in the narrative of dance music (i still don't really know what balearic is, you guys).

but to my ears they have a really good sense for hooks and for structure, and they're a lot warmer and more live-sounding than most of the dance music i happen on.

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Monday, 26 January 2009 23:45 (twelve years ago) link

wouldn't surprise or bother me in the slightest except these guys are huge

maybe there's a US/Europe split on this thread then because I feel like they're barely known over here and maybe that changes the perception. I mean yeah if they played New York there'd be some buzz but not OMG HYPE

xp

dmr, Monday, 26 January 2009 23:51 (twelve years ago) link

I dunno, it feels to me like this is exactly the right time for something like Aeroplane to appear, because it's been a really lean few years for maximalist melodic dance music. I've been saying for a while that it's good to have something again that feels big without being lairy, maybe that quality was what was lost around 2005 when electrohouse faded and noisy Erolclash took over (or minimal, if you're looking the other way, but I'm trying to keep minimal out of this debate).

The Tellier remix was the first one when I thought Aeroplane were drifting too close to electrohouse - if anything I want dancefloor-friendly new Balearic to resemble 2002-era Take Me With You house. Aeroplane's best stuff does that, they have a real feel for a hook - speaking as someone who prefers the Das Pop/Cobra Dukes/Caramellas end of their sound to the Grace Jones/Tellier end.

(xpost - is the hype really happening anywhere outside ILM?)

Matt DC, Monday, 26 January 2009 23:52 (twelve years ago) link

ha, i was gunna say the same thing, cuz they are by no means HUGE in the US. i don't even think they've done a single set here

tropical beards of paradise (san frandisco), Monday, 26 January 2009 23:54 (twelve years ago) link

(I think a parallel shift might be happening with funky, steps back to pop after a few years of moody or aggro post-garage sounds).

Matt DC, Monday, 26 January 2009 23:55 (twelve years ago) link

is this aeroplane backlash about aeroplane specifically, or nu-balearica/cosmic disco whatnot generally? b/c it doesn't make sense to me if it's the former. i don't feel aeroplane's aesthetic is noticeably different to any other nu-balearic act, or even lindstrom in non-conceptual mode, it's just that they're slightly poppier and have more regular output. their position vis-a-vis that scene is a bit like jacques lu cont vis-a-vis electrohouse.

lex pretend, Monday, 26 January 2009 23:59 (twelve years ago) link

oh what's the point :)

Local Garda, Tuesday, 27 January 2009 00:01 (twelve years ago) link

Haha I was about to say I want to try and avoid getting into rigid aesthetic lines because it's going to be a bit like looking into a mirror and saying 'Pipecock' three times.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 27 January 2009 00:03 (twelve years ago) link

is the hype really happening anywhere outside ILM?

yes, definitely. it's building, building, building. they will be huge by the summer. i have the demos for the album and while it isn't my thing it is easy to hear that it will sell vast amounts.

stirmonster, Tuesday, 27 January 2009 00:06 (twelve years ago) link

or at least be a hot torrent!

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 27 January 2009 00:09 (twelve years ago) link

it will prompt unprecedented facebook status updates

Local Garda, Tuesday, 27 January 2009 00:09 (twelve years ago) link

i will live tweet it

tricky, Tuesday, 27 January 2009 00:12 (twelve years ago) link

YSI

stirmonster, Tuesday, 27 January 2009 00:21 (twelve years ago) link

they could do with having more aeroplane sounds on their records, to be honest. or vacuum cleansers that sound like jets.

feelin' on Djibouti (haitch), Tuesday, 27 January 2009 00:30 (twelve years ago) link

it works really well outside of the club setting, which is why i never expect to hear it in a club in glasgow unless it's an aeroplane gig. though if someone wants to point me in that direction...

Gukbe, Tuesday, 27 January 2009 00:41 (twelve years ago) link

also, i think the beach boys mix is perfectly matched up to the corny nostalgia of the original.

Gukbe, Tuesday, 27 January 2009 00:42 (twelve years ago) link

xpost. I reckon there's a good chance that you would be able to hear this in a club in Glasgow, though I couldn't name any names.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony ft Phil Collins (jim), Tuesday, 27 January 2009 01:08 (twelve years ago) link

i like everything i've heard by them and i'm definitely a casual dance fan, so i don't really care what originality they're bringing to the table or where they stand in the narrative of dance music (i still don't really know what balearic is, you guys).

but to my ears they have a really good sense for hooks and for structure, and they're a lot warmer and more live-sounding than most of the dance music i happen on.

― Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Monday, January 26, 2009 5:45 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

generally speaking i wouldnt quote jordan here bcuz on dance music hes obv coming at it from this kinda outsider-y "these drums dont sound live enough" re: classic house jazz/rockism which i like to rib him about, but the important part i bolded above is where i think hes totally right -- these guys understand structures & how to build & release which was something that mylo was always terrible at imo -- like he had a great idea/concept but had no clue how to execute or something

LOOK WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLA (deej), Monday, 2 February 2009 07:47 (twelve years ago) link

Deej does that apply to "Drop The Pressure" even?

Tim F, Monday, 2 February 2009 09:39 (twelve years ago) link

I think Aeroplane have less of a connection to house music than Mylo and pretty much no connection at all to techno. Even at their most up there's barely a decent kick drum in sight. I'm sort of expecting the album to occupy a space somewhere between Lindstrom, Air and some early 00s shiny disco pop I can't quite put my finger on.

Matt DC, Monday, 2 February 2009 09:50 (twelve years ago) link

Deej does that apply to "Drop The Pressure" even?

― Tim F, Monday, February 2, 2009 3:39 AM (28 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

this is probably an exception - i should have mentioned it -- but even their best vibes like "in my arms" its sorta like "whoa, awesome vibe" for a couple minutes & then yr like "wait was this going anywhere"

LOOK WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLA (deej), Monday, 2 February 2009 10:09 (twelve years ago) link

his best vibes i mean

LOOK WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLA (deej), Monday, 2 February 2009 10:09 (twelve years ago) link

"whoa, awesome vibe" for a couple minutes & then yr like "wait was this going anywhere"

hey there crookers

jordy (J0rdan S.), Monday, 2 February 2009 10:11 (twelve years ago) link

yah imo another example of no sense of structure -- something aeroplane does a great job with

LOOK WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLA (deej), Monday, 2 February 2009 10:15 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah I get yr point. "Drop The Pressure" was the only Mylo track I ever really loved and even then I got over it by the time it mutated into "Dr. Pressure".

Another reference point might be Rex the Dog who I think structured his tracks in a manner similar to how Aeroplane do now. Compare/contrast "Aeroplane" and "Prototype".

The tendency towards narrative development is what made circa 2004 such a great time for dance mixes of pop songs. Even if you leave Jacques Lu Cont out of the picture you could make such an amazing comp of this stuff:

The Knife - Heart Beats (Rex the Dog Remix)
Freeform Five - No More Conversations (Richard X Remix)
Royksopp - What Else Is There (Trentemoller Remix)
The Chemical Bros - The Golden Path (Ewan Pearson Remix)
Kylie Minogue - Slow (The Chemical Bros Remix)

etc.

This is the lineage, as much as Lindstrom and so on, that I think Aeroplane are drawing on.

Tim F, Monday, 2 February 2009 14:09 (twelve years ago) link

Freeform Five - No More Conversations (Richard X Remix)

^^^didnt mylo do a remix of this too?? i think it was him ... i had SOME remix that was really directionless structurally but it worked, like it was just farting around on some cool acid-y bass riff over & over again, but it was the kind of thing you could just sit on for a long time w/out getting boring

LOOK WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLA (deej), Tuesday, 3 February 2009 00:42 (twelve years ago) link

yeah that was this

it didnt need 'structure' cuz it was entirely about that mini-structured bass part

LOOK WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLA (deej), Tuesday, 3 February 2009 00:43 (twelve years ago) link

it probably helped that a song already existed for him to have fun with

LOOK WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLA (deej), Tuesday, 3 February 2009 00:43 (twelve years ago) link

hey, is that shortwave set remix out on anything? vinyl, specifically.

resident advice whore (haitch), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 00:19 (twelve years ago) link

no.

mikebee (BATTAGS), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 00:47 (twelve years ago) link

unfortunately.

mikebee (BATTAGS), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 00:47 (twelve years ago) link

The Telegraph's economics editor is repping:

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/edmund_conway/blog/2009/02/06/will_this_obscure_belgian_duo_produce_the_album_of_the_year

Bernard's Butler (Raw Patrick), Thursday, 12 February 2009 13:33 (twelve years ago) link

"I BLOG ABOUT
bail-out bailout bankers Ben Bernanke credit crisis credit crunch Currencies David Blanchflower Davos Davos 2008 deficit dow Economics Emma Thompson EMU European Central Bank Federal Reserve financial crisis Financial stability G7 Gini coefficient Gordon Brown graphic Great depression Income Tax national statistics Northern Rock ONS overtake paulson PbR Pervez Musharraf printing money producer prices remuneration Rescue Plan retail sales S&P single currency Sir John Gieve slump Sub Prime ted VAT wages wealth divide World Economic Forum Wu Jianmin zero interest rates"

^^^ all officially Balearic now.

Maximo Park Ji-Sung (Matt DC), Thursday, 12 February 2009 13:45 (twelve years ago) link

wtf

Gukbe, Thursday, 12 February 2009 13:55 (twelve years ago) link

I love how they just stuck 'Emma Thompson' in the middle of all that for no apparent reason.

Maximo Park Ji-Sung (Matt DC), Thursday, 12 February 2009 13:57 (twelve years ago) link

lol theres nothing more balearic than rich people

max, Thursday, 12 February 2009 14:09 (twelve years ago) link

telegraph has gone to the top of the s.e.o. charts in the UK so they must be doing something right - i assume those keywords are compiled by a word-crunching bot of some kind, maybe using opencalais

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 12 February 2009 14:11 (twelve years ago) link

assuming no fat or anything

lex pretend, Thursday, 12 February 2009 14:16 (twelve years ago) link

oh look this thread is near "indie-electrodribble"

Local Garda, Thursday, 12 February 2009 14:21 (twelve years ago) link

they're friends

tricky, Thursday, 12 February 2009 14:41 (twelve years ago) link

i was listening to the "now til 69" remix last night and stirmonster's "horrible digital sheen" comment came to mind. it really was kind of nauseating! it was an mp3, but even on top of that it sounded weirdly compressed and despite listening to the song about 20 times or so in the past i had never noticed the production (probably because i was paying attention to everything else or nothing at all cuz it's so anthemic). the drums have this kind of rushy ableton feel to them.

tricky, Thursday, 12 February 2009 14:51 (twelve years ago) link

Ha that sounds right actually. The Shortwave Set remix is either astonishing or vaguely repellent depending on one's mood.

Tim F, Thursday, 12 February 2009 20:42 (twelve years ago) link

would smash

― lex pretend, Thursday, 12 February 2009 14:15 (7 hours ago) Bookmark

bit of a strange moth in the photo but yes, would still smash.

jed_, Thursday, 12 February 2009 22:04 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...

im late to the party but just want to say im loving these guys, esp whispers which is basically a perfect song

вaсoи клав о́r сaиdy (rent), Friday, 27 February 2009 15:53 (twelve years ago) link

"horrible digital sheen"...it really was kind of nauseating!

yeah but like b/c of the structure it feels earned to me, same as when jlc did it well--i feel prepped for it and am ready to open up to the blatant too-much-of-a-muchness & also am ok with flirting with nausea (kind of like an...opiate high? urgh dont mean to bring drugs into this)

W i l l, Friday, 27 February 2009 16:12 (twelve years ago) link

it's like an opiate high - on acid!

ledge, Friday, 27 February 2009 16:13 (twelve years ago) link

an opiate high on acid wrapped in bacon

i don't mind a bit of gross synthetic-ness, but maybe not for an entire set. i burned out on that shortwave set mix pretty quickly, it sounded great on the RA podcast but it seems a bit redundant on its own. 'paris' and 'williams blood' still stand up though.

resident advice whore (haitch), Saturday, 28 February 2009 04:39 (twelve years ago) link

Feel the same way about the Shortwave Set mix actually! But they're worth seeing live (and are not syntheticky throughout - speaking of which they really need to get out that Lindstrom & Solale remix to prove they can work in materials other than plastic and polyester).

Tim F, Sunday, 1 March 2009 00:29 (twelve years ago) link

just noticed this at the bottom of the mailer for Fixed party @ Studio B (new york)

Friday May 8th: Fixed w/ Aeroplane & JG Wilkes (Optimo)

dmr, Friday, 6 March 2009 19:59 (twelve years ago) link

oh raaad

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Friday, 6 March 2009 20:59 (twelve years ago) link

right after semester ends :D

let me eat cake (donna rouge), Friday, 6 March 2009 21:06 (twelve years ago) link

lol college

cutty, Friday, 6 March 2009 21:17 (twelve years ago) link

prepare for an NYU-chick fest!

uncannydan, Friday, 6 March 2009 21:47 (twelve years ago) link

One hears that Aeroplane have done the covermount CD for April's Mixmag... it's not in the shops yet, though.

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 18 March 2009 00:24 (twelve years ago) link

did god only knows get a release (or a clean MP3) yet? i think i have worn out my copy of the mp3 max ripped.

caek, Wednesday, 18 March 2009 02:22 (twelve years ago) link

haven't seen anything on the various record store mailouts - no doubt it'll be a hyped record if it does get pressed up by someone.

shall look out for that mixmag disc; the various sets of theirs that i've heard have been pretty tight. they also avoid the trap of sounding too synthetic all the way through, as tim says - looks like i was having a go at them upthread but i'm more worried about those who'll play sets entirely composed of hi-gloss balearic revivalism, it'll be like dudes who jumped exclusively on the ed banger/kitsune jock, bleurgh.

resident advice whore (haitch), Wednesday, 18 March 2009 02:39 (twelve years ago) link

Tracklist for the Mixmag disc:

01. Mylo - Macrobiotic
02. Alphaville - Big In Japan
03. Bungalow (Simone Fedi) - Afro Comedy
04. Appaloosa - The Day We Fell In Love
05. Lovelock - Burning Feeling
06. Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
07. Moon Unit - Connections (Ewan Pearson's Slo NRG Remix)
08. House Of House - Rushing To Paradise (Walkin These Streets)
09. The Shortwave Set - Now Till 69 (Aeroplane Remix)
10. The Belle Stars - Sign Of The Times
11. Sam Taylor and Pet Shop Boys - I'm In Love With A German Film Star (Jurgen Paape Remix)
12. Sebastien Tellier - Kilometer (Aeroplane Italo 84 Mix)
13. Grum - Runaway
14. ZZZ - Lion (Bag Raider Remix)
15. Poni Hoax - Antibodies

maciej recognizing trill, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 22:32 (twelve years ago) link

sweet. i haven't bought mixmag in years though.

Roz, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 22:37 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.mixmag.net/system/files/images/cover_april_0.jpg

For those not in the UK you should be able to find it online fairly easily

groovypanda, Wednesday, 25 March 2009 21:48 (twelve years ago) link

I'm actually slightly disappointed with this mix as I think I already have two thirds of those tracks. This feels more like a mixtape than an actual mix as the transitions between tracks are usually quite sudden.

That Mylo track is quite nice though

groovypanda, Thursday, 26 March 2009 12:02 (twelve years ago) link

so, just why do cows love dance music ?
its something i have always wondered about.
guess, i'll have to buy this to find out the answer.

mark e, Thursday, 26 March 2009 12:43 (twelve years ago) link

xp. yeah definitely feels more like a showcase than a mix. still, all good tracks. loving all the lovelock stuff i've heard btw.

or something, Thursday, 26 March 2009 12:58 (twelve years ago) link

lol @ the cover

s1ocki, Thursday, 26 March 2009 14:58 (twelve years ago) link

So this is worth buying just for the mix? I don't have any of those tunes apart from Paris, Seb Tellier and House of House.

davek_00, Thursday, 26 March 2009 15:02 (twelve years ago) link

Definitely worth buying - I mean, Mixmag is only £4 or something and it's nice to have some of these tunes in CD quality rather than MP3 (Although I've no idea what 'quality' these cover CDs are compared to say a commercial release. For all I know Aeroplane may have sent Mixmag an MP3 of the mix in the first place)

groovypanda, Thursday, 26 March 2009 15:22 (twelve years ago) link

Sounds like full CD quality to me! And £4.20 very well spent - this is a superb, intensely pleasurable mix. LOVE LOVE LOVE the House Of House track...

mike t-diva, Friday, 27 March 2009 15:03 (twelve years ago) link

havent picked up this mix yet but yeah that house of house track is amazing

just sayin, Friday, 27 March 2009 15:06 (twelve years ago) link

"Rushing to Paradise" = single of the year imo

uncle otm (The Reverend), Friday, 27 March 2009 19:11 (twelve years ago) link

That Lindstrøm & Solale remix seems to have surfaced on many of the blogs out there

groovypanda, Monday, 30 March 2009 08:13 (twelve years ago) link

^^^finally! that's pretty much the only one i haven't been able to track down

all-seeing eye of horus (psychgawsple), Monday, 30 March 2009 08:15 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...

from studio b website:

Friday May 08, 2009

Artists:

*We are sorry to announce that due to circumstances beyond our control, Aeroplane has canceled their entire US tour. All ticket holders can get a full refund at the location of purchase. We will reschedule Aeroplane as soon as we have the new dates.

FIXED

With special guest dj...

JG WILKES (Optimo- Glasgow)
www.optimo.co.uk

Plus...

TANLINES (NYC- members of Professor Murder) Live!
www.myspace.com/tanlinestheband

With residents JDH & DAVE P

:( :(

zurück zum Traphaus (donna rouge), Friday, 17 April 2009 19:56 (twelve years ago) link

whaaaaaat

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Friday, 17 April 2009 19:57 (twelve years ago) link

they were supposed to have a gig in LA on wednesday, did anyone go?

also djing a coachella party 2morrow

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Friday, 17 April 2009 19:59 (twelve years ago) link

US dates still up on their myspace, no mention of cancellations anywhere it seems

zurück zum Traphaus (donna rouge), Friday, 17 April 2009 20:08 (twelve years ago) link

also: googling "aeroplane canceled" somehow doesn't primarily turn up information on the belgian nu-balearic duo, i wonder why is this the case?

zurück zum Traphaus (donna rouge), Friday, 17 April 2009 20:10 (twelve years ago) link

...ugh, wait, the nyc date's been removed, no mention of coachella either, n/m

zurück zum Traphaus (donna rouge), Friday, 17 April 2009 20:11 (twelve years ago) link

nooooooooooo

mikebee (BATTAGS), Friday, 17 April 2009 22:37 (twelve years ago) link

fyi SF heads, Mixmag w/ Disco Balearica mix in stock at Amoeba right now!

mikebee (BATTAGS), Friday, 17 April 2009 22:38 (twelve years ago) link

i saw them at medusa in l.a. on wednesday! it was really fun, but i was too drunk and i'm not obsessive enough to comment on track selection, though i'm pretty familiar with all of their stuff and their mixes. big cheers for 'paris,' obviously. played the sebastian tellier remix, too. it was just one half of aeroplane, the smaller of the two of them and he seemed quite accomplished with transitions and whatnot. apparently they are also playing at anthem magazine's pool party tomorrow, adjacent to coachella, which i just so happened to get lucky enough to snag wristbands for.

robotsinlove, Saturday, 18 April 2009 00:03 (twelve years ago) link

If this means that they're concentrating on finishing the album and getting it out asap then I hope the Americans will consider this taking one for the team.

Enormous Epic (Matt DC), Saturday, 18 April 2009 13:01 (twelve years ago) link

This link was just posted on their Facebook page so guess they are in the States:

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groovypanda, Monday, 20 April 2009 14:48 (twelve years ago) link

Oops! * Tries again*

groovypanda, Monday, 20 April 2009 14:49 (twelve years ago) link

ok guys, i'm rally digging this aeroplane ra podcast. could you recommend me some mixes like that? either commercial or not. tahnks

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 09:42 (twelve years ago) link

so guess they are in the States

only one of them tours as DJ

Bostin' Legal (sic), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 11:12 (twelve years ago) link

really?? i'm sure there were 2 dudes standing behind the decks when i saw them.

just sayin, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 11:31 (twelve years ago) link

Durrr Durrr, search their other mixes like their "Flying Mix".

Also any and all Peter Visti mixes.

Tim F, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 11:35 (twelve years ago) link

They both played when I saw them last year BTW, though mostly one at a time.

Tim F, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 11:36 (twelve years ago) link

nah, it was one of them and some non-Aeroplane mate of his in Australia

Bostin' Legal (sic), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 11:53 (twelve years ago) link

four weeks pass...

no love for David Rubato - Circuit (Aeroplane Remix)?? shocking, i tell you.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Wednesday, 20 May 2009 00:38 (twelve years ago) link

just starting to round up these mp3s now - last 90 seconds of 'electric feel' rmx is OO_OO

oj da hoosman (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 20 May 2009 22:23 (twelve years ago) link

reminds me of when lindstrom drops in incredibly catchy keyboards - such an "ahhhh" moment

oj da hoosman (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 20 May 2009 22:24 (twelve years ago) link

any news on the album?

❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉Plaxico❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉ (I know, right?), Wednesday, 20 May 2009 22:46 (twelve years ago) link

one thing that has really been bothering me is how laptoppy a lot of their stuff sounds. Like I kindof expect something a bit more lush and analogue from my balearo-disco edits, like, texturally these really bother me, they should be more decadent or something. On the other hand, the way they stretch the dynamics of these things and pack them with mad catchy new bits is pretty great imo. So I am of two minds. Luckily Aeroplane and Todd Terje both exist.

❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉Plaxico❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉ (I know, right?), Wednesday, 20 May 2009 22:51 (twelve years ago) link

you really don't think they're lush and decadent???? have you heard "caramellas"

oj da hoosman (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 20 May 2009 23:01 (twelve years ago) link

yeah they're lush and decadent but kinda cheap lush and decadent, like it can get a bit babysham up in this place. fuck that autogooned mgmt vocal.

❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉Plaxico❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉ (I know, right?), Wednesday, 20 May 2009 23:04 (twelve years ago) link

alright i have no idea what you're talking about \(o_O)/

oj da hoosman (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 20 May 2009 23:33 (twelve years ago) link

They do have a kind of plasticky glittering surfaces feel, but I think this is a big part of their appeal. I don't think of Aeroplane's stuff as "balearo-disco edits", but more as, I dunno, a dance music equiv. of stuff like "Bizarre Love Triangle".

What they're definitely not doing is fetishising the organic sound of pre "dance music" dance music. Todd Terje does, and marvelously, but these are two very different approaches.

Tim F, Thursday, 21 May 2009 00:27 (twelve years ago) link

IKR, your complaints about Aeroplane are how i feel about that solo Lindstrom album. the whole thing sounds like it was made with 1 piece of software, v limited texturally.

i like Aeroplane's plasticky quality in small doses but i dunno how much fun a whole album of it would be.

jesus is the man (jabba hands), Thursday, 21 May 2009 03:54 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, those are both probs better ways of saying what I wanted to say.

❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉Plaxico❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉ (I know, right?), Thursday, 21 May 2009 08:23 (twelve years ago) link

Got a bad feeling this album is going to be delayed and delayed and come out 12 months after their moment has passed.

Enormous Epic (Matt DC), Thursday, 21 May 2009 09:24 (twelve years ago) link

who tf wants aeroplane traxx that sound all organic

autogucci cru (deej), Thursday, 21 May 2009 09:32 (twelve years ago) link

lindstrom remix is totally next level

oj da hoosman (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 21 May 2009 10:30 (twelve years ago) link

You mean the Aeroplane remix of Lindstrom?

How amazing it is when the organ vamps come in!!

(ironically perhaps their most 'organic' effort?)

Tim F, Thursday, 21 May 2009 10:42 (twelve years ago) link

yeah the aeroplane remix - if i was dancing to this the organs would make me want to do so many diff things- it's like they are trying to make you break your body

oj da hoosman (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 21 May 2009 10:51 (twelve years ago) link

I think i've said it before but the interrelationship of all the different instruments reminds me a lot of Fela Kuti. But yeah, there's a sense of "You thought you knew what you were dancing to, now suffer the consequences of our unexpected second attack!"

Tim F, Thursday, 21 May 2009 10:53 (twelve years ago) link

yeah which is weird for them because their songs/remixes always have such a deliberate intent wrt to build - it's pretty jarring and that's def a part of why it's great (besides just sounding awesome)

oj da hoosman (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 21 May 2009 10:56 (twelve years ago) link

Jordan have you heard the Allez Allez remix? That's the one when they really go for broke with the build, to the point of throwing on these ridiculous piano chords at the end. It's pretty much the exact same trick as on the MGMT mix only better cos it's faster.

Enormous Epic (Matt DC), Thursday, 21 May 2009 11:10 (twelve years ago) link

i have it but haven't listened to it yet - i think i fell immediately for the mgmt remix cuz i know the original inside and out - excited about the allez allez one tho

oj da hoosman (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 21 May 2009 11:12 (twelve years ago) link

Listened to their remix of Sebastien Tellier for the first time and the OMG HOLY SHIT moment came when just before the 4th minute that whirling synth (?) hits.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Friday, 22 May 2009 06:20 (twelve years ago) link

I wonder if that synth line exists in the original song?

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Friday, 22 May 2009 06:24 (twelve years ago) link

Discovered Tensnake's "Tavira" from the Flying Mix and wow..

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Friday, 22 May 2009 07:01 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah "Tavira" is gorgeous. Love the percussion.

Tim F, Friday, 22 May 2009 07:15 (twelve years ago) link

That whirling synth isn't in the the original song but it's originally from Supernature. It's one of those remix/production tricks that seemingly always works though - Lindstrom wheeled it out on his last album for the "I am going to be extra extra ostentatious right about... now" moment. It's pretty much the ultimate icing-on-cake disco flourish.

Enormous Epic (Matt DC), Friday, 22 May 2009 09:39 (twelve years ago) link

I posted this in the DJ mixes thread, but for folks who haven't seen it and may be interested here's a link to a mix I did that was heavily influenced by Aeroplane and features a few of their remixes/tracks.

1 Give Me Your Love (Tangoterje Edit) :: CURTIS MAYFIELD
2 Caramellas :: AEROPLANE
3 Connections (Ewan Pearson Slo NRG Dub) :: MOON UNIT
4 Connections (Original Mix) :: MOON UNIT
5 Williams Blood (Aeroplane Remix) :: GRACE JONES
6 Down ‘Til 7 (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Vocal Mix) :: SILVER CITY
7 Just An Illusion (Lindstrom Dub/Todd Terje Edit) :: IMAGINATION
8 Woman (A Makhnovshchina Repossession) :: IT’S A FINE LINE
9 Motor City :: XAVER NAUDASCHER
10 Ain’t Nobody (Frankie Knuckles Hallucinogenic Dub) :: RUFUS & CHAKA KHAN
11 Italian Boy :: ENZO PONZIO
12 Moon Unit Pt 2 :: MOGG & NAUDASCHER
13 Let’s Practise :: LINDSTROM & SOLALE
14 Kilometer (Aeroplane ‘Italo 84’ Remix) :: SEBASTIEN TELLIER
15 Underwater (Freak You Remix) :: WORSHIP
16 La Serenissima :: EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK

groovypanda, Friday, 22 May 2009 09:59 (twelve years ago) link

aaah yes, supernature. no wonder it sounded kinda familiar.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Friday, 22 May 2009 10:12 (twelve years ago) link

"La Serenissima :: EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK"

I haven't heard yr mix yet groovepanda but that's an awesome tune to finish with.

Tim F, Friday, 22 May 2009 11:08 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah that tracklist looks A+++. I really want to hear that Todd Terje edit of Curtis Mayfield as well.

Enormous Epic (Matt DC), Friday, 22 May 2009 11:18 (twelve years ago) link

also this: 10 Ain’t Nobody (Frankie Knuckles Hallucinogenic Dub) :: RUFUS & CHAKA KHAN

just sayin, Friday, 22 May 2009 11:23 (twelve years ago) link

yeah i'm getting that now groovypanda, looks great. thanks.

xp yes that is amazing.

jed_, Friday, 22 May 2009 11:28 (twelve years ago) link

groovypanda, this is really great. thanks!

the only transition i'm not crazy about is the one out of "williams blood" but it's working for me at home anyway. much appreciated. good work.

jed_, Saturday, 23 May 2009 00:05 (twelve years ago) link

jammed to it at work tonight, groovypanda. really fantastic!

The Devil's Avocado (Gukbe), Saturday, 23 May 2009 01:08 (twelve years ago) link

Might as well register since I see two things not yet in this thread:

1. They're apparently recording the album with soulwax and au revoir simone: http://vimeo.com/4532012 -- I don't like that snippet, unfortunately. And why are Aeroplane collaborating with Soulwax when Aeroplane are 100000x as good?

2. Also, they made a beautiful 5 minute mash-up for some radio show: the Annie Mac Mini Mix: search and you'll find a mediafire link pretty easily. Tracklist:

Michael Jackson : “Another Part Of Me”
Laura Branigan : “Self Control”
Baltimora : “Tarzan Boy”
Mr Oizo : “Positif”
Mike Snow : “Animal”
Marguaritas : “Marguaritas”
Ricchi & Poveri : “Sara Perche Ti Amo”
La Bionda : “I Got Your Number
The Juan McLean : “One Day”
Gino Soccio : “Remember”
Boney M : “Kalimba De Luna”
The Krays : “We Are Ready When You Are”
The Beach Boys : “Good Vibrations Outtakes”
Macho : “Not Tonight”
Mike Mareen : “Dancing In The Dark”
Empire Of The Sun : “We Are The People”
Friendly Fires Feat. Au Revoir Simone : “Paris”
Kidz : “Miss Mars”
The Golden Filter : “Solid Gold”
D Pulse : “More” - Foto Mix
Droid : “Mito”

I particularly love the bit from dancing in the dark that they use together with the vocals from empire of the sun. That should be a song, damnit!

bad geometry, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 04:14 (twelve years ago) link

that's a track from au revoir simone's new album. so seems like a remix.

cutty, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 12:55 (twelve years ago) link

(the vocal track, that is)

cutty, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 12:55 (twelve years ago) link

Is the Au Revoir Simone album any good? I didn't know it existed.

Tits Bramble (Matt DC), Tuesday, 26 May 2009 13:43 (twelve years ago) link

yes, maybe their best yet

cutty, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 14:29 (twelve years ago) link

Listened to their remix of Sebastien Tellier for the first time and the OMG HOLY SHIT moment came when just before the 4th minute that whirling synth (?) hits.

― dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Thursday, May 21, 2009 11:20 PM (5 days ago) Bookmark

^^^^ This!!! the slo-mo breakdown is so fucking great

WRT to the discussion upthread about the electric sheen of this shit, i think this may have already been said but it's ultimately just pop dance. i mean in interviews that's how they've described it. their first release seemed to want to operate within the nubalearica whatever vein, but esp since they've been remixing all these pop people it seems to make sense. it's just the catchiest shit you've ever heard

space cowboy (san frandisco), Tuesday, 26 May 2009 16:57 (twelve years ago) link

i guess tho the cheesiness of some of the remixes is balearic at heart

space cowboy (san frandisco), Tuesday, 26 May 2009 16:57 (twelve years ago) link

also the mention of todd terje here, kinda makes me want to start a taking sides for remixes todd terje vs. aeroplane? but i feel like my brain would explode

space cowboy (san frandisco), Tuesday, 26 May 2009 16:58 (twelve years ago) link

i think this may have already been said but it's ultimately just pop dance
yeah i was sort of thrown for a loop with their mixmag mix because of just how relatively poppy it was; nothing matches the crisp perfection of that first 12" for me, those tracks are like solid perfectly engineered geometry

QE II, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 18:26 (twelve years ago) link

whatever the fuck that means

QE II, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 18:26 (twelve years ago) link

it means like a square or a triangle

s1ocki, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 18:43 (twelve years ago) link

groovypanda yr mix is tremendous! where did you get that L&PT mix of Silver City? I can't find that one anywhere.

They're apparently recording the album with soulwax and au revoir simone: http://vimeo.com/4532012 -- I don't like that snippet, unfortunately.

snippet sounds pretty radd to me

i am the eye in the sky... (psychgawsple), Tuesday, 26 May 2009 20:21 (twelve years ago) link

what was their first twelve inch, I only heard of them around William's Blood/Paris

Aeroplane/Caramellas 12 inch

psychgawsple, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 20:28 (twelve years ago) link

oh wow, I've only heard (of) Caramellas off of that

self-titled track was used in quite epic fashion after al usher's "here today", i play caramellas often cuz it is solid perfectly engineered geometry

space cowboy (san frandisco), Tuesday, 26 May 2009 20:35 (twelve years ago) link

/_\

super durable

QE II, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 20:48 (twelve years ago) link

except more colorful

space cowboy (san frandisco), Tuesday, 26 May 2009 23:33 (twelve years ago) link

that's a track from au revoir simone's new album. so seems like a remix.

― cutty, Tuesday, May 26, 2009 7:55 AM (13 hours ago) Bookmark

oh okay, didn't know that. the title of the video is "recording with aeroplane" though so I'd still guess that au revoir simone are going to be on the album, but that's only a guess.

on the digital pop sheen - the only time I've noticed or that it's bothered me is with the "Now 'Til 69" remix, which is their worst by far imo. liked it the first few times, despise it now. otherwise i don't really get that criticism.

bad geometry, Wednesday, 27 May 2009 02:38 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, the "Now 'Til 69" remix is their most disposable work yet. btw, what do you call the use of "supernature" synth in the remix for tellier? sampling, tribute, borrowing or errr stealing?

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Wednesday, 27 May 2009 08:39 (twelve years ago) link

Homage.

Tits Bramble (Matt DC), Wednesday, 27 May 2009 08:59 (twelve years ago) link

did they pay any royalty for that?

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Wednesday, 27 May 2009 09:41 (twelve years ago) link

I know I'm way behind the curve on this one, but people kept playing that bloody Sebastian Tellier mix they did and every time it came on, my ears would prick up and go OOOOOOOHHHHH WHAT IS THAT MAKING THAT SOUND...

That synth sound at the beginning of the track - where it's all swhirly and phased out, and it kind of ... bubbles ... the echoes/delay on it makes a noise like waves breaking on pebbles and it is the most amazing sound I've ever heard.

I was kind of gutted when I heard the original song - it's nothing like.

Also, that rejected Grace Jones track is ... sublime. That's the only word for it. Shivers down my back every time I hear it. How can seven minutes feel like a heartbeat? It's just so swooshy and lush.

Now I am going to read the rest of the thread and see what else I've been missing.

This summer feels weird. I was trying to work out if my tastes had changed so much - or if fashion has just turned around, and suddenly all the things I'm attracted to in sound (phase, psychedelia, texture, layering, fuzziness) are suddenly back "in" like someone waved a magic wand and turned everything swhirly.

If My Body's A Club You're My Disco Ball (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 2 June 2009 10:51 (twelve years ago) link

Masonic, I think you'd really like their Resident Advisor mix.

Tim F, Tuesday, 2 June 2009 10:53 (twelve years ago) link

Is that the one that starts (freakily enough) with They Came From The Stars (I Saw Them)?

I was listening to that yesterday, and apart from that, it made me very happy indeed.

If My Body's A Club You're My Disco Ball (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 2 June 2009 10:55 (twelve years ago) link

It starts with Fleet Foxes, but They Came From The Stars appear early on.

My 10 track Aeroplane primer, excluding the ones you've already heard, would probably include:

Aeroplane feat. Kathy Diamond - Whispers
Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane Remix feat. Au Revoir Simone)
Aeroplane - Caramellas
Shortwave Set - Now Til 69 (Aeroplane Remix)
Aeroplane - Pacific Air Race
David Rubato - Circuit (Aeroplane Remix)
Allez Allez - Allez Allez (Aeroplane Remix)
Cobra Dukes - Airtight (Aeroplane Remix)
Lindstrom & Solale - Baby I Can't Stop (Aeroplane Remix)
MGMT - Electric Feel (Aeroplane Remix)

The first three on that list being absolutely essential. As is this compilation, the vast majority of which is in the same vein.

Tits Bramble (Matt DC), Tuesday, 2 June 2009 10:59 (twelve years ago) link

xp Starts with Fleet Foxes' "White Winter Hymnal" IIRC.

Achtung Blobby (Neil S), Tuesday, 2 June 2009 10:59 (twelve years ago) link

erm, that would be this one?

Tracklist
01. Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal - Bella Union
02. Quixote Feat. Lisa Li-Lund - Before I Started to Dance (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) - Versatile
03. They Came From The Stars I Saw Them - Moon Song (Holy Ghost! Remix) - This Is Not An Exit
04. The Shortwave Set - Now Til 69 (Aeroplane Remix) - Wall Of Sound
05. Dolle Jolle - Balearic Incarnation (Todd Terje Mix) - Permanent Vacation
06. Eine Klein Nacht Muzik - La Serenissima - Modular Recordings
07. David Rubato - Circuit (Aeroplane Remix) - Institubes
08. Eddy Meets Yannah - Solid Ground (Crazy P Remix) - Solid Ground
09. Toby Tobias - The Feeling (John Daly Remix) - Rekids
10. Mugwump - Yajna - Disco 45/Kompakt
11. Bostro Pesopeo - Communquis - Permanent Vacation
12. Maelstrom - Enter The Cosmo (Sankt Goran & Erik Sidung Remix) - Solar Disco

I'm trying to get the Mixmag one, too, but the link is broken. (suspect Erol may have admin machined it off the face of the forum)

If My Body's A Club You're My Disco Ball (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 2 June 2009 11:08 (twelve years ago) link

saw them in Glasgow on Saturday. Audience going mental for Friendly Fires was great, and ending on William's Blood was perfect. Highly recommended.

The Devil's Avocado (Gukbe), Tuesday, 2 June 2009 11:14 (twelve years ago) link

They're playing at Loop Festival. Between them and Fever Ray and Telepathe and The Field and everything else, it's looking better and better.

If My Body's A Club You're My Disco Ball (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 2 June 2009 11:19 (twelve years ago) link

dunno if anyone has posted this mix, but i have been playing it pretty regularly and generally having freakouts while running on the treadmill, just sayin

http://www.mediafire.com/?zatmom4n2mg

space cowboy (san frandisco), Friday, 5 June 2009 22:13 (twelve years ago) link

tracklist:
01. Mylo - Macrobiotic
02. Alphaville - Big In Japan
03. Bungalow - Afro Comedy
04. Appaloosa feat. Anne-Laure Kelb - The Day We Fell In Love
05. Lovelock - Burning Feeling
06. Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
07. Moon Unit - Connections (Ewan Pearson's Slo NRG Mix)
08. House Of House - Rushing To Paradise (Walkin' These Streets)
09. The Shortwave Set - Now Till 69 (Aeroplane Remix)
10. The Belle Stars - Sign Of The Times
11. Sam Taylor Wood & Pet Shop Boys - I'm In Love With A German Film Star (Jurgen Paape Remix)
12. Sebastien Tellier - Kilometer (Aeroplane 'Italo 84' Mix)
13. Grum - Runaway
14. ZZZ - Lion (Bag Raider Remix)
15. Poni Hoax - Antibodies

space cowboy (san frandisco), Friday, 5 June 2009 22:13 (twelve years ago) link

That's the mix that came with Mixmag in the UK.

CosMc (Raw Patrick), Friday, 5 June 2009 22:38 (twelve years ago) link

dope mix imho

autogucci cru (deej), Friday, 5 June 2009 23:21 (twelve years ago) link

The flow of remixes appears to have dried up since the start of this thread :(

Matt DC, Friday, 5 June 2009 23:35 (twelve years ago) link

recording an album syndrome.

Henrik Schwarz has said he's gonna stop making remixes for a while because he keeps on squandering ideas he'd otherwise save for his album and for 12 inches.

Tim F, Saturday, 6 June 2009 03:12 (twelve years ago) link

they're (or "they"'re) coming back to Australia in September btw Tim, playing Parklife with Little Boots, Junior Boys, Erol Alkan, Tiga, Empire Of The Sun, Lady Sov, La Roux, Glimmers, VonStroke etc.

other instrument (sic), Saturday, 6 June 2009 07:01 (twelve years ago) link

album? WANT WANT WANT

cannot stop playing that Grace Jones remix. It's kind of become my default music for the summer.

Violent In Design (Masonic Boom), Saturday, 6 June 2009 08:36 (twelve years ago) link

Also, ha ha, forgot Erol was playing Parklife. Tim F, pls to pinch him in the arse and say it's from me. ;-)

Violent In Design (Masonic Boom), Saturday, 6 June 2009 08:38 (twelve years ago) link

can somebody send these guys the pitbull single?

let free dom ring (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 00:17 (twelve years ago) link

desperate for new aeroplane material, i decided to search for tracks on their charts from past months. i discovered some gems like:

das glow - i wanna wake up with you
the faint - Battlehymn For Children (Tensnake DUB Remix)

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Friday, 12 June 2009 02:06 (twelve years ago) link

when Tensnake is on he is ON; those remixes of Sally Shapiro and Junior Boys are so damn killer. His own productions, not so much

guammls (QE II), Friday, 12 June 2009 23:59 (twelve years ago) link

Previous post totally 100% OTM. Except Tavira is excellent as well.

I think we should all agree not to bump this thread until something new turns up, or there's news of an album. Every time I see it in New Answers I get excited and then swiftly disappointed.

Or we could just start a new thread as soon as the album is announced.

Matt DC, Saturday, 13 June 2009 00:07 (twelve years ago) link

when Tensnake is on he is ON; those remixes of Sally Shapiro and Junior Boys are so damn killer. His own productions, not so much

― guammls (QE II), Friday, June 12, 2009 6:59 PM (20 minutes ago) Bookmark

disagree w this, 'can you feel it' is dope

autogucci cru (deej), Saturday, 13 June 2009 00:19 (twelve years ago) link

junior boys fm remix is dope tho i agree

autogucci cru (deej), Saturday, 13 June 2009 00:20 (twelve years ago) link

they remixed FM and nobody rang me?

❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉Plaxico❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉ (I know, right?), Saturday, 13 June 2009 00:30 (twelve years ago) link

oh right i should actually read more than the most recent post before posting then huh?

❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉Plaxico❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉ (I know, right?), Saturday, 13 June 2009 00:32 (twelve years ago) link

tensnake congolal is as good as any of their remixes

eduardo altamonte (jergins), Saturday, 13 June 2009 00:34 (twelve years ago) link

k ftr, i haven't heard everything he has produced, just around 7 tracks, none of which did anything for me. thanks for the suggestions; i knew there had to be more awesomeness out there

guammls (QE II), Saturday, 13 June 2009 01:07 (twelve years ago) link

Tavira is his best work in my book.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Saturday, 13 June 2009 01:17 (twelve years ago) link

tensnake's new one- in the end (i want to cry)- is fuckin great if you ask me. also every track on the 'keep believin' ep is way solid, esp "tavira"

psychgawsple, Saturday, 13 June 2009 01:29 (twelve years ago) link

and "congolal" is a one of my all-time favorite nu-balearic tunes

psychgawsple, Saturday, 13 June 2009 01:32 (twelve years ago) link

"Tavira" is pretty astonishing; it's also a track that seems purpose-built for use in Aeroplane sets.

I also loved Tensnake's "Around The House" from way back when, though that was in a different style to his current stuff.

Tim F, Saturday, 13 June 2009 01:33 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, i thought "around the house" was pretty nice but had none of that wide-eyed euphoria that's all over those two remixes. i'll be checking out those tracks yall mentioned.

guammls (QE II), Saturday, 13 June 2009 02:38 (twelve years ago) link

ok am late on this but that mixmag mix, slaying meee

so upset i will prob be missing them in aus - i missed them the last time they were here as well.

Roz, Saturday, 13 June 2009 18:18 (twelve years ago) link

Roz, u haven't been on this thread before now? I feel like this stuff is so up your alley, it's a travesty nobody brought it to your attention before now.

no no i love aeroplane - i just haven't been on ilm much the past few months and missed out on all the great mixes.

you're right though, this shiz is totally made for me :)

Roz, Sunday, 14 June 2009 03:52 (twelve years ago) link

You and me, both!

They've got that OOOOOOOH SOO SMOOOOOOOTH phasey keyboard sound I haven't heard since Duran Duran. They make me want to sit on a yacht in a white bikini and bird of paradise makeup and sip odd pink cocktails. soooo good.

(though have discovered: it's their original mix of Kilometre that makes me melt, not the Italo 84 mix)

Though I keep forgetting that song has an orgasm in it - I keep getting the juju eyes from people when I dj coz I keep playing orgasm songs without realising it. (I think I had two of them last night. oops.)

Violent In Design (Masonic Boom), Sunday, 14 June 2009 07:16 (twelve years ago) link

do you mean that there's 2 versions of their remix for kilometer??

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Sunday, 14 June 2009 08:01 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, I thought they were the same thing until I accidentally downloaded the wrong one!

I don't actually know what the difference is apart from 4 seconds longer. In fact, listening to them note for note next to one another... I think there's just slightly more step delay on the non-Italo one and the EQ is slightly different? I'm not even trusting my ears at this point. Maybe they're the same and it's entirely psychological that I view the non-Italo one as more "swhirly" and less "crisp"

no idea.

Violent In Design (Masonic Boom), Sunday, 14 June 2009 12:31 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.discogs.com/Sebastien-Tellier-Kilometer/release/1686480

seems like its probably psychological since unless aeroplane released a bootleg of the non-'italo 84' version, this is all youve got...

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Sunday, 14 June 2009 13:14 (twelve years ago) link

I got them both off iTunes, so they're both perfectly legal. Huh. A mystery!

Violent In Design (Masonic Boom), Sunday, 14 June 2009 13:17 (twelve years ago) link

i was driving the other day with nothing to listen to, threw in an old mix cd i made a year and a half ago, and their fool for love remix came on. i can't remember if it's gotten much hype on here, but it's so great. much more in style with what they were coming out with originally

space cowboy (san frandisco), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 22:21 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, that remix seems underrated.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 23:55 (twelve years ago) link

the das pop rmx was the first thing of theirs that i heard and i still rate it as one of the best things they've done - love those stupid huge italo keyboards

susan fassbender (donna rouge), Thursday, 18 June 2009 00:20 (twelve years ago) link

aeroplane top 9 june 09 - https://rcpt.yousendit.com/704477030/4314b427a28047887e25d7990089d3f8 (from their facebook group)

just sayin, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 17:25 (twelve years ago) link

^^^here's the tracklist btw -

1. Phoenix : Lisztomania - Classixx Version
2. Doves : Jetstream - Lindstrom Remix
3. Florence And The Machine : Rabbit Heart - Leo Zero Remix
4. Lowbrows : Dream in The Desert - Flight Facilities Remix
5. Bent : Always - Mighty Mouse Remix
6. Classixx Feat. Jeppe: I'll Get You
7. Fever Ray : Triangle Walks - Rex The Dog Edit
8. Peaches : Loose You - Brodinski & Yuksek Dub
9. Joakim : Nebula Laughter

psychgawsple, Wednesday, 24 June 2009 09:36 (twelve years ago) link

some of those remixes had better contain nothing of the originals :/

lex pretend, Wednesday, 24 June 2009 09:36 (twelve years ago) link

also it's mixed! which the title sorta led me to not expect

psychgawsple, Wednesday, 24 June 2009 09:41 (twelve years ago) link

xpost- only original i've heard is fever ray, but ya still there are divisive indie-electro-pop vocals all over this thing

psychgawsple, Wednesday, 24 June 2009 09:49 (twelve years ago) link

fever ray is the one which is other way round - love the og but kinda don't want to hear another rex the dog remix in 2009 - you just know it's gonna be so formulaic

lex pretend, Wednesday, 24 June 2009 09:52 (twelve years ago) link

aeroplane has always been remixers of mediocre or worse songs. see: "paris", "circuit", "now til 69", "fool for love". hell, almost all of the songs that got remixed by them are mediocre!

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Wednesday, 24 June 2009 10:58 (twelve years ago) link

But that's the thing - they take mediocre, boring songs and make them AMAZING.

I don't think I'd want to hear them tackle a song that was already good.

Violent In Design (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 24 June 2009 11:01 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, that's also my point. it's a reply for lex's statement: "some of those remixes had better contain nothing of the originals :/"

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Wednesday, 24 June 2009 11:13 (twelve years ago) link

I don't think I'd want to hear them tackle a song that was already good.

That's overstating it a bit, no? "William's Blood"!

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 24 June 2009 13:01 (twelve years ago) link

OK, OK, point taken - but I'd not heard the original of that when I heard the remix.

Violent In Design (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 24 June 2009 13:04 (twelve years ago) link

Download limit has been reached :'( Anyone got another link?

Gerard (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 24 June 2009 13:08 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.mediafire.com/?hjhz2nnlo3z

mr. me too (rockapads), Wednesday, 24 June 2009 17:57 (twelve years ago) link

I don't think I'd want to hear them tackle a song that was already good.

― Violent In Design (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, June 24, 2009 6:01 AM (7 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

'kilometer' was cool too

zzz (deej), Wednesday, 24 June 2009 18:11 (twelve years ago) link

Sort've meh on that new mix, seems a bit Aeroplane-by-the-numbers.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 24 June 2009 18:42 (twelve years ago) link

^^^ i was of this thinking for a while too but the kilometer mix has a way of wedging itself in your brain and making you submit to its charms

psychgawsple, Wednesday, 24 June 2009 19:09 (twelve years ago) link

oh u were talkin baout the june mix weren't u

i dig the first couple of tunes a bunch, that lindstrom remix of doves is pretty epic. this mix isn't really too far from the mixmag one imo, maybe slightly less exciting because there are no actual aeroplane mixes on here but it's still pretty fun stuff

psychgawsple, Wednesday, 24 June 2009 19:31 (twelve years ago) link

I like the mixmag one, it's a total populist thing and full of obvious choices, but then of course populism is one of Aeroplane's strenghts. Very hard to get sick of "Now Till 69", "Kilometer"...even "Paris", which has well and truly been played to death by now.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 24 June 2009 20:37 (twelve years ago) link

thanks for the link mr. me too!

Gerard (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 25 June 2009 07:12 (twelve years ago) link

Nope, even Aeroplane couldn't make Florence and the Machine listenable, whoever did the remix. Oh well.

Just clicked in this thread to see what the heck the mega-building spacerock explosion song was at the end. This is pretty Epic, in like, the Beowulf sense of the word.

(And as an aside, I was completely disappointed when I heard the original Kilometre. It's awful.)

Violent In Design (Masonic Boom), Friday, 26 June 2009 14:59 (twelve years ago) link

haha kate i wouldnt be surprised if we made a venn diagram of "the musical taste of many people on this thread" and "the musical taste of kate" the overlap would be "aeroplane remixes"

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Friday, 26 June 2009 15:10 (twelve years ago) link

fwiw i dig the og kilometre something fierce, and i really love the f&the machine edit (thats leo zero from amo1)

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Friday, 26 June 2009 15:11 (twelve years ago) link

I think you'd be surprised. If we're going to be completely honest about it, a lot of the intersection comes from the bit labelled "Erol Alkan cosmic space glam disco with some beats on". And don't forget, Electronica is where a lot of the dronerock/shoegaze kids wibbled off to after the whole nu-gaze thing went tits up. (James Holden after all has more in common with the original shoegaze aesthetic than, say, Barney Rubble Motorcycle Club ever did.)

I need to know more about this Joakim : Nebula Laughter track. It's totally spacerock, especially the last few minutes, and I want some more of that to put next to my Silver Apples records.

Violent In Design (Masonic Boom), Friday, 26 June 2009 15:17 (twelve years ago) link

love love love the kilometer remix

gabb 'bag (s1ocki), Friday, 26 June 2009 15:36 (twelve years ago) link

That Joakim track is a new one I gather? Yum. great joakim remix comp

willem, Friday, 26 June 2009 15:45 (twelve years ago) link

B-side of this, aparently. WANT.

http://www.dj-shop.at/index.php?seite=detailsVinyl&unterseite=1605465/joakim_¶m1=¶m2=

Violent In Design (Masonic Boom), Friday, 26 June 2009 15:48 (twelve years ago) link

that Lisztomania remix by Classixx is very Aeroplane-esque

Malcolm Money, Friday, 26 June 2009 15:50 (twelve years ago) link

i think you'd dig joakim kate - search out that remix comp willem linked to.

Roz, Friday, 26 June 2009 15:51 (twelve years ago) link

Trailmix remix of You Make Lovin' Fun is pretty Aeroplaney too

^^^check out max's post on our blog for this

psychgawsple, Friday, 26 June 2009 23:07 (twelve years ago) link

(And as an aside, I was completely disappointed when I heard the original Kilometer. It's awful.)

― Violent In Design (Masonic Boom), Friday, June 26, 2009 2:59 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

haha, yeah it's kinda lifeless although I wouldn't say awful.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Saturday, 27 June 2009 08:19 (twelve years ago) link

I love it! Perhaps it works better in the context of the album.

Daniel_Rf, Saturday, 27 June 2009 13:20 (twelve years ago) link

I was disappointed with that album as a whole but that remix is probs my favourite aeroplane outside Paris

❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉Plaxico❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉ (I know, right?), Saturday, 27 June 2009 15:05 (twelve years ago) link

Granted, I didn't hear it in the context of the album - I just saw it on YouTube. It didn't help that the video kind of made me want to throw up a little, too.

Violent In Design (Masonic Boom), Saturday, 27 June 2009 15:10 (twelve years ago) link

'lifeless' isnt fair -- its a totally difft kind of song -- going for a louche slow eroticisms rather than a dance-y italo remix

it was my favorite track off the tellier record

zzz (deej), Saturday, 27 June 2009 15:51 (twelve years ago) link

that synth noise is XD

zzz (deej), Saturday, 27 June 2009 15:51 (twelve years ago) link

i was actually kind of disappointed in the aeroplane remix at first since it lost what i really like about the o.g.

the a-trak remix is pretty good, surprisingly

zzz (deej), Saturday, 27 June 2009 15:52 (twelve years ago) link

"kilometer" becomes more awesome when you imagine it as a tribute to the scarface soundtrack (well to me anyway)

michael jatas (r1o natsume), Saturday, 27 June 2009 16:25 (twelve years ago) link

actually that kinda goes more for the album as a whole

michael jatas (r1o natsume), Saturday, 27 June 2009 16:28 (twelve years ago) link

original kilometer > > > > > > remixes

winston, Saturday, 27 June 2009 16:50 (twelve years ago) link

not big aeroplane fan so i'll stfu

winston, Saturday, 27 June 2009 16:54 (twelve years ago) link

that synth noise is XD

i've been wondering if tellier straight ripped it from art of noise's "paranoimia", vv similar

psychgawsple, Saturday, 27 June 2009 17:27 (twelve years ago) link

it always makes me think of "jump"!

winston, Saturday, 27 June 2009 17:39 (twelve years ago) link

Was it here or the EA forum where someone said it was actually a sample off Supernature?

Or did I hallucinate that?

Violent In Design (Masonic Boom), Saturday, 27 June 2009 19:06 (twelve years ago) link

yes, it's here. but I doubt it's not a sample because it sounds different. it's more like they borrowed the melody.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Saturday, 27 June 2009 21:42 (twelve years ago) link

*i doubt it's a sample

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Saturday, 27 June 2009 21:43 (twelve years ago) link

the supernature (esque?) synths are in the aeroplane remix, they come in halfway through or so.

i'm talking about the original sebastien tellier tune's synth melody, which may not be a sample from that art of noise song but is reallllllllly dang similar

psychgawsple, Sunday, 28 June 2009 06:46 (twelve years ago) link

I was really bored by the synths in the original. That was one of the things that made it so disappointing.

The sort of... frothy sound of the synths in the remix are pretty much one of the biggest reasons I love it so much. They sound almost like breaking waves, that combination of choppy wub, the heavy phase, and then that slight step delay on the ends of the phrases that sounds like musical ... spray. I think that one synth sound is my favourite synth sound of the whole summer.

Unless the Black Meteoric Star album comes up from behind and usurps is, which it might well do.

Violent In Design (Masonic Boom), Sunday, 28 June 2009 06:54 (twelve years ago) link

i appreciate all synths mentioned here without prejudice, don't really understand all this hate towards the original tbh. it's easily my favorite song on the record, those synths add so much to the sleaze- and are still all over the aeroplane remix

psychgawsple, Sunday, 28 June 2009 07:12 (twelve years ago) link

but YES re: black meteoric star

psychgawsple, Sunday, 28 June 2009 07:16 (twelve years ago) link

Maybe I find Tellier's "sleaze" just kinda creepy and a bit gross instead of cute or funny?

But I fully admit, that could be because I was so turned off by the video. I have not heard the song in the context of the album.

Violent In Design (Masonic Boom), Sunday, 28 June 2009 07:17 (twelve years ago) link

OK, I'm listening to it now without the picture.

1) it's quite slower than the Aeroplane remix
2) no WUB or step delay on that synth sound - without which it just sounds kinda cheesy. It's the frothy delay that really makes that synth sound for me - the original is too stabby and dull.
3) the lyrics are much clearer on the original, and you can hear what he's actually saying - on the remix, they're smeared out by the delay so it sounds like he's singing "right under the tongue" (I thought it was a coded reference to cunilingus, ha ha)

Violent In Design (Masonic Boom), Sunday, 28 June 2009 07:25 (twelve years ago) link

it sounds like 'right over the top' & the lyrics always kinda implied cross-dressing

but i dont think thats what he intended

also yeah those synths are not cheesy theyre dope

zzz (deej), Sunday, 28 June 2009 10:23 (twelve years ago) link

the remix of kilometer sucks....way to remove the space from a great record

Local Garda, Sunday, 28 June 2009 14:46 (twelve years ago) link

also just watching the video...sebastian tellier is basically the greatest human being of all time

Local Garda, Sunday, 28 June 2009 14:47 (twelve years ago) link

somebody change the topic, please..

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Sunday, 28 June 2009 14:58 (twelve years ago) link

rude

Local Garda, Sunday, 28 June 2009 15:06 (twelve years ago) link

no. it's just that this discussion about kilometer is no longer informative. it's only "i like it" and "i don't".

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Sunday, 28 June 2009 15:22 (twelve years ago) link

right thanks for raising the bar

Local Garda, Sunday, 28 June 2009 15:35 (twelve years ago) link

disappointed you survived your bank holiday ronan

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Sunday, 28 June 2009 16:01 (twelve years ago) link

Getting this thread back on track, a brand spanking new mix from the boys can be got here

Tracklisting:

1. Phoenix - Lisztomania (Classixx Version)
2. Doves - Jetstream (Lindstrøm Remix)
3. Florence And The Machine - Rabbit Heart (Leo Zero Remix)
4. Lowbrows - Dream in The Desert (Flight Facilities Remix)
5. Bent - Always (Mighty Mouse Remix)… Read More
6. Classixx Feat. Jeppe - I’ll Get You
7. Fever Ray - Triangle Walks (Rex The Dog Edit)
8. Peaches - Loose You (Brodinski & Yuksek Dub)
9. Joakim - Nebula Laughter

groovypanda, Wednesday, 1 July 2009 11:28 (twelve years ago) link

hahahaha

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Wednesday, 1 July 2009 11:29 (twelve years ago) link

Ah. See it was already posted upthread. Couldn't be arsed to scroll up through all the Kilometer debate. Looks like they'll be posting these mixes monthly from now on too...

groovypanda, Wednesday, 1 July 2009 11:39 (twelve years ago) link

Ok, so having listened to this mix properly now have to say that that Lindstrøm remix of Jetstream is pretty fantastic!

groovypanda, Wednesday, 1 July 2009 14:54 (twelve years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Another new mix here.


1.Siriusmo - High Together
2.Lindström - The Magnificient
3.Zepp001 - Don't Sleep
4.Chamboché - Feverish ( The Revenge Remix )
5.Faze Action - I Wanna Dancer ( Disco, Rock, Dub Mix )
6.Killa Kela - Everyday ( Lalory remix )
7.Freeland - Borderline ( Grum Remix )
8.Fred Falke - Chicago (Extended Mix )
9.Makossa Megablast - Juno
10.Rythm Droid - Sunrise on Planet Tokyo

Desmond Decca Aitkenhead (Matt DC), Tuesday, 28 July 2009 11:23 (twelve years ago) link

Goshdarnit, this has me excited!

Practically vibrating at the thought of seeing them twice next weekend.

Your Mother Smells Of Elderflower (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 28 July 2009 11:27 (twelve years ago) link

Every time that Siriusmo track comes on, I think it's gonna be Stereolab and I KEEP getting caught out by that.

Maybe I shall just mash them in my head into some wonderconcept of Steriuslabsmo which would, erm, be the best thing in the history of the world forever.

Your Mother Smells Of Elderflower (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 28 July 2009 11:53 (twelve years ago) link

My god, that Freeland remix <3 - right at the intersection of 2003-era French house and nu-Balearic.

Desmond Decca Aitkenhead (Matt DC), Tuesday, 28 July 2009 12:31 (twelve years ago) link

Full tracklisting:

1.Siriusmo - High Together
2.Lindström - The Magnificient
3.Zepp001 - Don't Sleep
4.Chamboché - Feverish ( The Revenge Remix )
5.Faze Action - I Wanna Dancer ( Disco, Rock, Dub Mix )
6.Killa Kela - Everyday ( Lalory remix )
7.Freeland - Borderline ( Grum Remix )
8.Fred Falke - Chicago (Extended Mix )
9.Makossa Megablast - Juno
10.Rythm Droid - Sunrise on Planet Tokyo
11.Reggie Dokes - Chicago Pimp
12.Headman - Dirt ( The C90's Remix )
13.Mika - We Are Golden ( Do

groovypanda, Wednesday, 29 July 2009 08:59 (twelve years ago) link

they were sooooooooooooooooo lovely at Field Day.

I think they stole the show, honestly. (though Erol Alkan out-discoed them at the afterparty)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3489/3782343930_51bbe35669_o.jpg

seni seviyorum / senden nefret ediyorum (Masonic Boom), Sunday, 2 August 2009 19:34 (twelve years ago) link

<3 that drawing & the way the aeroplane looks like christ

lex pretend, Sunday, 2 August 2009 22:28 (twelve years ago) link

this mix is like nurave meets trance meets disco meets house? i guess that's kind of the vibe they have been going for lately.

space cowboy (san frandisco), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:55 (twelve years ago) link

Don't suppose anyone would want to re-up that mix on a different share site? I get into this endless loop thing with zshare where it makes me keep going back to the countdown page. probably a cookie thing. and it's expired now. :(

Highly trained BBQ chef (rockapads), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 21:05 (twelve years ago) link

do you just forget after the countdown because if you wait too long it resets, I always do this

❊❁❄❆❇❃✴❈plaxico❈✴❃❇❆❄❁❊ (I know, right?), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 21:38 (twelve years ago) link

I've done that before, too, but this is different. Probably either cookie or noscript related. I dont know why everyone doesn't use mediafire. gotta be the best out of all of them.

Highly trained BBQ chef (rockapads), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 21:49 (twelve years ago) link

i will definitely agree with you on that one.

❊❁❄❆❇❃✴❈plaxico❈✴❃❇❆❄❁❊ (I know, right?), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 21:53 (twelve years ago) link

100mb limit on MF. skipscreen helps with zshare and the others if you use Firefox

caek, Wednesday, 5 August 2009 11:25 (twelve years ago) link

Any news on their forthcoming album?

David Katz (davek_00), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 13:34 (twelve years ago) link

ugh my blueballs for new Aeroplane material are off the charts

passed on the lead in "all i can do is crossups cuz ihave no skills" (jamescobo), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 18:53 (twelve years ago) link

tmi

Highly trained BBQ chef (rockapads), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 20:52 (twelve years ago) link

actually can somebody name a few recent remixes cos I haven't heard anything new from them in a while and keep just finding stuff I have when I google.

❊❁❄❆❇❃✴❈plaxico❈✴❃❇❆❄❁❊ (I know, right?), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 22:40 (twelve years ago) link

no new remixes unfortunately

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 23:58 (twelve years ago) link

Aeroplane Mix Chart 2009 on soundcolud

01.Canyons : Dancing On Silk
02.Metronomy : Do The Right Thing - Wild Cheese Remix
03.The Units : High Pressure Days - Rory Phillips Remix
04.LCD Soundsystem : 45:33 - Prins Thomas Remix
05.Wax Stag : And How - Bottin's Discoursive Diversion
06.John Rocca : I Want It To Be Real - Farley's Hot House Piano Mix
07.Atsushi Yano : Organ Grinder
08.Still Going : Spaghetti Circus
09.Riton & Primary One : Who's There - In Flagranti Remix
10.Erol Alkan & Boys Noize : Waves

groovypanda, Wednesday, 19 August 2009 13:01 (twelve years ago) link

Oh, why oh why can't I download it?

hüzün (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 19 August 2009 13:03 (twelve years ago) link

u can if you r a r search in goo g le

The Devil's Avocado (Gukbe), Wednesday, 19 August 2009 13:08 (twelve years ago) link

LCD Soundsystem : 45:33 - Prins Thomas Remix

say what?

rentboy, Wednesday, 19 August 2009 13:38 (twelve years ago) link

I wonder if that was the mysterious version that got played at the Field Day aftershow... (stupid work crap means I haven't been able to listen to it yet)

hüzün (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 19 August 2009 14:00 (twelve years ago) link

Struggling to find a download link.

David Katz (davek_00), Wednesday, 19 August 2009 14:39 (twelve years ago) link

This might help - look for the direct download link:
http://www.phantasytour.com/bisco/boards_thread.cgi?threadID=2001085

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 19 August 2009 15:04 (twelve years ago) link

Oops sorry, that links to the July Soundcloud mix....

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 19 August 2009 15:09 (twelve years ago) link

think this link works - http://rs719.rapidshare.com/files/269212206/Aeroplane_Mix_Chart_August_09_by_Aeroplane.mp3

just sayin, Wednesday, 19 August 2009 20:23 (twelve years ago) link

LCD Soundsystem : 45:33 - Prins Thomas Remix

say what?

― rentboy, Wednesday, August 19, 2009 6:38 AM (2 days ago) Bookmark

yeah dude this was out on his RA podcast like waaaaaay long ago and i saw cosmo vitelli play it live, but it still hasnt seen a release for who knows what fucking reason, cuz it is aweeeeesome

space cowboy (san frandisco), Friday, 21 August 2009 23:44 (twelve years ago) link

apparently it's being released mid-september with like remixes from everyone you should care about right now

http://pitchfork.com/news/35994-lcd-soundsystems-i4533i-remixed/

space cowboy (san frandisco), Friday, 21 August 2009 23:52 (twelve years ago) link

this has leaked and is freaking wicked - theo parrish & thomas FTW :)

mikebee (BATTAGS), Sunday, 23 August 2009 21:23 (twelve years ago) link

Any more news on their Beach Boys remix?

I guess that release is scrapped?

plazzTT, Friday, 28 August 2009 10:27 (twelve years ago) link

There's at least two versions of it too.

plazzTT, Friday, 28 August 2009 10:27 (twelve years ago) link

their set at creamfields yesterday was fantastic, real controlled and gradually swelling til it exploded for the last 30 minutes. great re-edit of 'girls & boys'. nice pastel shirts.

their first release came out in 2007, they seem about mid-late 30s so what music stuff were they doing before then? their tracks are so perfect surely they must have been involved in making music in some form for years beforehand?

NI, Monday, 31 August 2009 15:40 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah they've done stuff as:

Javelo: http://www.discogs.com/artist/Javelo
and The Spankers: http://www.discogs.com/artist/Spankers%2C+The

Has anyone here heard any of those releases / remixes?

plazzTT, Monday, 31 August 2009 15:47 (twelve years ago) link

the only one i've heard is javelo's thomas sari remix, pretty standard aeroplane remix bidness iirc - but in a good way if thats what youre looking for!

lucas pine, Monday, 31 August 2009 18:06 (twelve years ago) link

So is there any news on the album yet?

It was pencilled in for a September release at the start of the year but I guess that isn't going to happen now...

groovypanda, Tuesday, 1 September 2009 07:37 (twelve years ago) link

vito de luca's twitter:

Back to the album final mix... Lot of work !!! Headache on the way... about 2 hours ago from TwitterFon

Roz, Tuesday, 1 September 2009 08:02 (twelve years ago) link

September Mix:

01. Washed Out : "Belong"
02. Yacht : "Psychic City" (Classixx Remix)
03. Who Made Who : " Keep My Plane" (Modernaire Remix)
04. Jackpot : "Greased Lightning" (Rory Phillips Remix)
05. Azari & III : "Hungry For The Power"
06. Heartbreak : "Aki To Dancin" (The Horrors Remix)
07. The Phenomenal Handclap Band : "You'll Disappear" (Horse Meat Disco Remix)
08. In Flagranti : "Brash & Vulgar" (Disco 3000 Edit)
09. Wolfmother : "New Moon Rising" (Riton Vocal Rub)
10. Gossip : "Love Long Distance" (Riva Starr Remix)

This tracklisting has me a lot more excited than their last few mixes and there's a link to d/l it direct from Soundcloud

groovypanda, Monday, 14 September 2009 07:49 (twelve years ago) link

the Washed Out ep is the best thing I heard this end of the summer... with Edward Sharpe and Jonathan Jeremiah

Kaiser Size, Monday, 14 September 2009 08:06 (twelve years ago) link

Yay! I always get happy when there's a new one.

It's a bit short this month, though, no? I guess unpacking all those synths they've been posting on Twitter has taken up too much time. ;-)

girls just wanna have mixtapes (Masonic Boom), Monday, 14 September 2009 09:11 (twelve years ago) link

Who the hell are the The Phenomenal Handclap Band and where can I hear some more of them?

girls just wanna have mixtapes (Masonic Boom), Monday, 14 September 2009 09:56 (twelve years ago) link

Ah, they're kind of like the New York version of TCFTS(IST) ? Excellent.

girls just wanna have mixtapes (Masonic Boom), Monday, 14 September 2009 10:02 (twelve years ago) link

The Phenomenal Handclap Band is dope as fuck

Not sure whether they'd be your thing really but the album is very enjoyable. That said I haven't heard the Horse Meat Disco remix so not sure whether it's remotely representative.

Matt DC, Monday, 14 September 2009 10:33 (twelve years ago) link

I got the single off iTunes, it's fun silly party music, like I said, reminded me of Horton's mob, in a good way. The Horse Meat Disco version isn't really *that* different, it's just got some nice chattering nanorobot noises but I don't really fancy wrestling with beatport to go look for it.

girls just wanna have mixtapes (Masonic Boom), Monday, 14 September 2009 10:39 (twelve years ago) link

Love this Washed Out stuff

plazzTT, Monday, 14 September 2009 14:30 (twelve years ago) link

(I have to confess I really really like Roray's mix.)

girls just wanna have mixtapes (Masonic Boom), Monday, 14 September 2009 14:57 (twelve years ago) link

re: aeroplane's work under the javelo moniker - highly recommend the compuphonic remix of "spleen"...

lex pretend, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 10:27 (twelve years ago) link

Aeroplane mix for Beats In Space coming on September 30th :)

plazzTT, Friday, 18 September 2009 10:53 (twelve years ago) link

Aah, awesome! Aeroplane In Space!

(Is the remix of Au Revoir Simone new? Haidooo just forwarded me the link today)

girls just wanna have mixtapes (Masonic Boom), Friday, 18 September 2009 10:55 (twelve years ago) link

"Another Likely Story" that is, not the Paris remix.

girls just wanna have mixtapes (Masonic Boom), Friday, 18 September 2009 10:57 (twelve years ago) link

They've remixed Another Likely Story?!

<3 <3 <3

Matt DC, Friday, 18 September 2009 10:58 (twelve years ago) link

Nice. The BIS mixes by Horse Meat Disco and Optimo's Twitch should be better though. Disappointed with Aeroplane when I saw them DJ at Electric Picnic.

plazzTT, Friday, 18 September 2009 11:14 (twelve years ago) link

Hush! Fie, you!

That said, they were AMAZING at Field Day, and then Erol totally outdid them at the aftershow. So they can vary, even within the stretch of one day. (But I would feel sorry for anyone that had to go on after Disco3000 so I should cut them some slack for that.)

girls just wanna have mixtapes (Masonic Boom), Friday, 18 September 2009 11:18 (twelve years ago) link

I'm willing to bet a sizeable amount that the Optimo mix will be the best of those three.

Not sure about the Au Revoir Simone remix, it feels a bit rushed, both in that it sounds a bit cobbled together and also that it could do with being about three minutes longer.

Matt DC, Friday, 18 September 2009 12:51 (twelve years ago) link

Oh crap, I missed this cause I assumed it wasn't about my Belgian fucks.

Das Pop - Fool For Love (Aeroplane Remix)

One of my fave (Belgian) pop songs.

Nathalie (stevienixed), Friday, 18 September 2009 13:40 (twelve years ago) link

(But I would feel sorry for anyone that had to go on after Disco3000 so I should cut them some slack for that.)

ha, they're on directly before Disco 3000 in Sydney in two weeks (preceded by Junior Boys, preceded by Joakim)

Young Scott Young (sic), Friday, 18 September 2009 13:42 (twelve years ago) link

Is that that Parklife tour thing? Ha ha, yeah, I think they learned their lesson.

But Aeroplane directly -> Disco 3000 would just be incredible.

I want an aErolplane back to back but it's never gonna happen. Except in my dreams. Though you never know.

girls just wanna have mixtapes (Masonic Boom), Friday, 18 September 2009 13:47 (twelve years ago) link

Wed, 21 Oct 2009
Fixed with Aeroplane at Santos Party House / New York, United States of America

plus i heard 2 other ny shows + 1 philly show, but haven't found confirmation

W i l l, Friday, 18 September 2009 18:27 (twelve years ago) link

prob on their myspace but i cant see it at work

W i l l, Friday, 18 September 2009 18:38 (twelve years ago) link

Nice. The BIS mixes by Horse Meat Disco and Optimo's Twitch should be better though. Disappointed with Aeroplane when I saw them DJ at Electric Picnic.

― plazzTT, Friday, September 18, 2009 12:14 PM (9 hours ago)

Hey, where were you I was at this, I was fucking demented at it though!

plax (I know, right?), Friday, 18 September 2009 20:52 (twelve years ago) link

It was a total fanboy crowd huddled at the front and ppl were shouting for Williams Blood at the end, was kinda funny!

plax (I know, right?), Friday, 18 September 2009 20:52 (twelve years ago) link

also, i think maybe I saw aeroplane back in 2007, because apparently they used to dj makeup club in ghent around the time i used to go there when I was on erasmus? drinks were expensive there.

plax (I know, right?), Saturday, 19 September 2009 01:31 (twelve years ago) link

makeup club? did you ever go to the culture club? it's been (*sigh*) years since i went out in ghent.

Nathalie (stevienixed), Sunday, 20 September 2009 18:48 (twelve years ago) link

ghent is awesome to go out in but I don't know the names of most of the places we used to go except there and a bar with a tent for a ceiling that had jazz in the back in a little sitting room and was run by this imperious looking bald woman and also somewhere called pink flamingoes.

plax (I know, right?), Sunday, 20 September 2009 18:55 (twelve years ago) link

Ghent is so awesome though, I have a friend who lives in brussels and if I have a little cash when the luc tuymans/ ai wei wei thing is on in Bozar I'm gonna go over and hit Ghent one night.

plax (I know, right?), Sunday, 20 September 2009 18:56 (twelve years ago) link

They both played when I saw them last year BTW, though mostly one at a time.

― Tim F, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 21:36 (5 months ago)

nah, it was one of them and some non-Aeroplane mate of his in Australia

― Bostin' Legal (sic), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 21:53 (5 months ago)

All the press they’ve been doing this time lols at the irony of Vito not having toured before due to fear of flying

calvin klein pee coat (sic), Friday, 25 September 2009 06:27 (twelve years ago) link

lcd 45:33 rmx rec is on spotify btw

cozwn, Friday, 25 September 2009 09:44 (twelve years ago) link

an aeroplane remix of 45:33? is that for real? never heard of it before

NI, Friday, 25 September 2009 11:08 (twelve years ago) link

nah;

LCD Soundsystem : 45:33 - Prins Thomas Remix

say what?
― rentboy, Wednesday, August 19, 2009 2:38 PM (1 month ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

^^^this, and some others

cozwn, Friday, 25 September 2009 11:34 (twelve years ago) link

Beats in Space mix now available for download

Aeroplane "Cherished Italy" mix
16. Larry Paul Emmet - Evita
17. Big Ben Tribe - Tarzan Loves The Summer Night
18. The Voyagers - Distant Planet
19. S.C.O.R.T.A - Pertini Dance
20. Celecte - Hey Boy (Karaoke Version)
21. Cellophane - Music Colours
22. Dharma - Plastic Doll (Instrumental)
23. The Creatures - Believe In Yourself
24. Mike Mareen - Dancing In The Dark (Galactica Mix)
25. Lime - Unexpected Lovers
26. The Immortals - The Ultimate Warlord
27. Loui$ - Pink Footpath
28. Tobago - Pat and Pats
29. Pluton and The Humanoids - Space Invader

groovypanda, Thursday, 1 October 2009 09:16 (twelve years ago) link

ok enough mixes already

rather shipped (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 1 October 2009 09:27 (twelve years ago) link

NOOOO! NEVER ENOUGH MIXES!!!!

However, it is time for them to finish that album of theirs.

Hang on, how are they on BiS, and on tour in Australia AT THE SAME TIME?!?!? The power of the internets.

I Like Daydreams, I've Had Enough Reality (Masonic Boom), Thursday, 1 October 2009 09:30 (twelve years ago) link

well they are clearly spending more time making mixes than making remixes, esp considering that lackluster au revoir simone thing

psychgawsple, Thursday, 1 October 2009 10:03 (twelve years ago) link

I don't understand why the interrupted working on their album to go tour Australia for a month. I blame Erol Alkan.

I Like Daydreams, I've Had Enough Reality (Masonic Boom), Thursday, 1 October 2009 10:05 (twelve years ago) link

The albums due "early 2010" now isn't it?

groovypanda, Thursday, 1 October 2009 10:08 (twelve years ago) link

Got a bad feeling this album is going to be delayed and delayed and come out 12 months after their moment has passed.

― Enormous Epic (Matt DC), Thursday, May 21, 2009 2:24 AM (4 months ago) Bookmark

ugh. and u know it'll have "caramellas" or something on there too

psychgawsple, Thursday, 1 October 2009 10:50 (twelve years ago) link

Haven't listened to the Aeroplane mix yet, but the Horse Meat Disco one from the first hour of the show is pretty tasty so far

groovypanda, Thursday, 1 October 2009 10:53 (twelve years ago) link

more touring

Wednesday October 21st, 2009
FIXED w/ AEROPLANE (live!!!) along with JDH & Dave P @ Santos Party House

(I might go to this, anyone else? max?)

dmr, Thursday, 1 October 2009 13:12 (twelve years ago) link

that's new york btw

dmr, Thursday, 1 October 2009 13:12 (twelve years ago) link

yes boo we can go as a DATE

fleetwood (max), Thursday, 1 October 2009 13:20 (twelve years ago) link

Have tickets to see them in a few weeks in Manchester, but don't think I'll be able to go. Think I'm seeing them at New Year's, though.

The Devil's Avocado (Gukbe), Thursday, 1 October 2009 13:35 (twelve years ago) link

hott

dmr, Thursday, 1 October 2009 14:16 (twelve years ago) link

this beats in space mix is really great, i like it when they go italo

psychgawsple, Friday, 2 October 2009 20:01 (twelve years ago) link

latest interview: http://www.inthemix.com.au/features/44304/Aeroplane_Taking_to_the_clouds

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Friday, 2 October 2009 23:50 (twelve years ago) link

oops..

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Saturday, 3 October 2009 11:37 (twelve years ago) link

Official. Aeroplane feature the world's worst drummer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP2JgDBJrnA

...and the wizard blew his horn (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 14:23 (twelve years ago) link

Busy P's the only one who does anything audible there

Dandy Don Draper (sic), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 14:35 (twelve years ago) link

Erol and Joakim are only lip synching. Or stick-synching as the case may be. What is the point of them? ;-)

...and the wizard blew his horn (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 14:38 (twelve years ago) link

Joakim brought Erol a beer behind the decks at the Disco 3000 club show on Sunday, I guess that's the point of him at least

Dandy Don Draper (sic), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 14:50 (twelve years ago) link

(Junior Boys' drummer soundchecked by playing along with Joakim's records during the day though, I was disappointed when he stopped!)

Dandy Don Draper (sic), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 14:53 (twelve years ago) link

No wonder Busy P and Erol and Joakim have been hanging out so much on this tour. They're probably the only men in that scene in whose company the other one never has to worry about feeling like a shortarse.

Didn't Joakim take along his own drummer? WHen I saw him a few weeks ago, he had the full band with him, and they were discotastic.

...and the wizard blew his horn (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 14:56 (twelve years ago) link

nah, was originally announced as band, but in the end he was just DJing :(

No wonder Busy P and Erol and Joakim have been hanging out so much on this tour. They're probably the only men in that scene in whose company the other one never has to worry about feeling like a shortarse.

what a disaster for Tiga

Dandy Don Draper (sic), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 14:59 (twelve years ago) link

Tiga comes up to, like, Erol's kneecap. I was actually quite shocked when I found out that Busy P is even *taller* than Erol. I thought Erol was the tallest guy in teh world except for, like, that 10 foot dude in China and that 11 foot Turkish dude who just came over here and posed next to Tower Bridge for laughs.

That's a shame you didn't get the full band but I suppose it's hard enough to fit that lot on the plane there was no room for anyone else.

...and the wizard blew his horn (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 15:04 (twelve years ago) link

OK, I take it back, Here's one where you can actually hear Alkan - he's not that bad!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsYj6vRzn4Q

However, note how Tiga runs away when he realises he's sandwiched between Busy P and Erol - who STILL manages to be TALLER than him, even sitting down and slouching.

I'm so easily amused.

...and the wizard blew his horn (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 15:15 (twelve years ago) link

I always thought Aeroplane had gotten Au Revoir Simeone to sing on their Paris remix.

The interview says they're actually on the original Friendly Fires version all along.

plazzTT, Thursday, 8 October 2009 14:32 (twelve years ago) link

OMG THIS LOOKS LIKE EVIDENCE THAT JOAKIM MIGHT BE EVEN TALLER THAN "TALLEST MAN IN POP" PEDRO!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3439/3979412897_985643f900_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3491/3992407240_55bd442829_o.jpg

OK, never mind I've totally derailed this thread with fangurling about the Australian tour. I do apologise.

ha ha, sorry plazzTT didn't mean to x-post with you, but you should be used to this from me.

...and the wizard blew his horn (Masonic Boom), Thursday, 8 October 2009 14:34 (twelve years ago) link

still seems kind of bad

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 8 October 2009 14:38 (twelve years ago) link

What is?

That Aeroplane remix of Paris? Coz I'll punch anyone that disses that!

or comparing the relative heights and smashabilities of the DJs on the Parklife tour? Don't be silly. I respect them all for their remixes. Their smashability and L O O O N N G G ness is only the icing on the objectification cake.

...and the wizard blew his horn (Masonic Boom), Thursday, 8 October 2009 14:44 (twelve years ago) link

ha ha, Busy P says Joakim is tallest by far. I'm glad we have an official answer. :-D

...and the wizard blew his horn (Masonic Boom), Thursday, 8 October 2009 16:20 (twelve years ago) link

the drummer

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 8 October 2009 16:21 (twelve years ago) link

I always thought Aeroplane had gotten Au Revoir Simeone to sing on their Paris remix. The interview says they're actually on the original Friendly Fires version all along.

yeah i spotted that too! does anyone know if ARS are on the original 'paris' or if they rerecorded it? can barely hear any female vocal on the original track

NI, Thursday, 8 October 2009 19:38 (twelve years ago) link

Where do you think "Paris" will be on RA's Top 30 Remixes of 2009?

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Thursday, 8 October 2009 22:13 (twelve years ago) link

except it's from 2008, I'm pretty sure

hood acumen (The Reverend), Thursday, 8 October 2009 22:15 (twelve years ago) link

Aeroplane's TOP REMIX of 2009 was Kilometer, anyway.

...and the wizard blew his horn (Masonic Boom), Friday, 9 October 2009 10:09 (twelve years ago) link

They only did two remixes, it's not exactly a crowded field.

Matt DC, Friday, 9 October 2009 10:17 (twelve years ago) link

Is that all? It seems like they did a lot more.

Anyway, I'm in love with that song that everyone is playing along with:

http://www.myspace.com/jamescurd

...and the wizard blew his horn (Masonic Boom), Friday, 9 October 2009 10:50 (twelve years ago) link

beats in space mix is def. my favourite mix of theirs

cozwn (webinar), Monday, 12 October 2009 17:09 (twelve years ago) link

yeah its not as mixed as their proper sets but the tuuuunes! are these all quite obscure italo/ 80s disco tracks or are these pretty well known if you're into italo?

piscesx, Monday, 12 October 2009 21:02 (twelve years ago) link

I'd say quite a few of them are well-known classics, but then a couple are ones that I stuck on a mix last week, thinking they were less-played (the Mike Mareen and the Warlords). Guess I was wrong!

I *haven't* heard anyone else play "The Ultimate Warlord" out much though, which I find surprising since it's such a bonkers track. I might just not be hearing enough mixes lately though.

lou reed scott walker monks niagra (chinavision!), Monday, 12 October 2009 21:09 (twelve years ago) link

is there a REALLY good italo compilation? or a box set or something? i must get into the whole thing one of these days.

piscesx, Monday, 12 October 2009 21:19 (twelve years ago) link

^ this one is pretty great, also check out i-f's 'mixed up in the hague' mix for a nice primer.

stuff like lime and dharma is on the more well-known end of italo but there's some pretty obscure stuff in there too. the BIS mix is good but they've had loads of great mixes in the last few years. i may be alone with this but i am a huge fan of nearly all of the monthly chart mixes from this year- turned me on to some great, current, populist dance tracks that i probably would have written off otherwise (classixx remixes, leo zero remix of florence and the machine, grum, lindstrom remix of "jetstream", lots more)

psychgawsple, Monday, 12 October 2009 21:38 (twelve years ago) link

Anyone here who likes old Aeroplane DJ mixes better than the newer ones? If you hear stuff like their RA Podcast and Flying Mix, it sounds noticably different than the recent ones. They seem to lost their touch a bit. By the way, is there any live recordings of Aeroplane DJ set? I'd like to hear how they are live.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Monday, 12 October 2009 21:53 (twelve years ago) link

I think the old ones are better too, but they're actual proper mixes whereas the more recent ones are just a load of new records they like spliced together in half an hour when they get bored of doing the album.

Matt DC, Monday, 12 October 2009 22:46 (twelve years ago) link

I prefer the lushness (typical me) of the early mixes too though.

Tim F, Monday, 12 October 2009 23:41 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, LUSH. that's the word.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 00:00 (twelve years ago) link

Is there any difference between Lindstrøm & Christabelle - "Baby Can't Stop (Aeroplane Remix)" and Lindstrøm & Solale - "Baby Can't Stop (Aeroplane Remix)" ?

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Thursday, 15 October 2009 14:23 (twelve years ago) link

probably not - same girl

racist of the falling leaves (haitch), Thursday, 15 October 2009 14:38 (twelve years ago) link

Nah, she just changed her name.

Disco Stfu (Raw Patrick), Thursday, 15 October 2009 14:46 (twelve years ago) link

Robbie Williams- 'Bodies' (Aeroplane Remix)

Listen to it on last night's Pete Tong show

Song starts at 14 mins...

groovypanda, Saturday, 17 October 2009 11:37 (twelve years ago) link

:(

Matt DC, Saturday, 17 October 2009 11:59 (twelve years ago) link

i;m indifferent about that remix..

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Saturday, 17 October 2009 12:52 (twelve years ago) link

He only plays about 3 minutes of it though - sound likes it starts to get interesting as he talks over the end and I'd be surprised if it's not 6 or 7 minutes long at least

groovypanda, Saturday, 17 October 2009 12:57 (twelve years ago) link

sorry Aeroplane, but for me nothing can survive the involvement of Robbie Williams.

FC Tom Tomsk Club (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 17 October 2009 13:32 (twelve years ago) link

Yes there is. Robbie Williams - Lovelight (Soulwax Remix).

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Saturday, 17 October 2009 13:47 (twelve years ago) link

http://soundcloud.com/aeroplane/aeroplane-october-mix-mp3

01. Simian Mobile Disco : Cruel Intentions (Maurice Fulton Remix)
02. Ali Love : Diminishing Returns
03. Ladyhawke : Magic (Donnie Sloan Dub)
04. Neurotic Drum Band : Robotic Hypnotic Adventure
05. Cloned In Vatican : Nina (Road To Cagliari)
06. Unknown
07. Golden Filter : Thunderbird (Villa Remix)
08. Royksopp : This Must Be In (The Bloody Sisters Remix)
09. Toecutter : Best Party Ever (Jordan Lightyear & Jimmy 2 Sox Remix)
10. Groove Armada : I Wont Kneel

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Wednesday, 21 October 2009 08:59 (twelve years ago) link

nooooooo... not another one. I'm not ready. I have too much listening to catch up on. I've still got 4 CDs, about 10 spotify playlists and a Richard Norris podcast to get through!

Strawberry Letter 22 (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 21 October 2009 09:23 (twelve years ago) link

http://slowlisteningmovement.blogspot.com/

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Wednesday, 21 October 2009 09:27 (twelve years ago) link

You know, I always used to slag off people who were too "lazy" to do their own searching for music, and relied on DJs to do it for them, but now, swimming in the nu-media soup, I'm starting to understand.

It's weird. Back when I was a music journo, my problem was, again and again too much SHITE music. Now I dictate mine own listening choices, there's too much GOOD music.

Strawberry Letter 22 (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 21 October 2009 09:31 (twelve years ago) link

Full version of the Robbie Williams remix here

I'd be nice to hear a dub mix of this one

groovypanda, Friday, 23 October 2009 13:20 (twelve years ago) link

I really love it, vocals and all.

But then again, I have nothing against Robbie Williams, unlike most of the people that seem to be rubbishing his vocals.

Strawberry Letter 22 (Masonic Boom), Friday, 23 October 2009 13:21 (twelve years ago) link

yeah i'm kind of allergic to robbie williams' presence. you can always sense it bobbing up and down with a wacky grin on its face. shudder.

Back when I was a music journo, my problem was, again and again too much SHITE music. Now I dictate mine own listening choices, there's too much GOOD music.

so many music journos i know complain about all the music they hear being shite...i'm like, how about just ignoring 90% of what PRs send you and exploring for yourself?

lex pretend, Friday, 23 October 2009 13:33 (twelve years ago) link

It took me several years and at least two moves before I dodged all the PRs lists. (Mostly they've got the point now that Plan B no longer exists.)

Problem is, so often it's this delicate game of "scratch my back and I'll scratch yours" - that in order to get access to artists you like, and get favours from them, you have to return the favour of listening to crap they send you.

But this has nothing to do with Aeroplane or Robbie Williams.

I'm just really kinda disgusted by all the Erolheads who are suddenly going "UGH, Aeroplane SOLD OUT coz they remixed Robbie Williams." That makes me wanna slap people.

Strawberry Letter 22 (Masonic Boom), Friday, 23 October 2009 13:37 (twelve years ago) link

RW remix sucks.

Haven't listened to this new mix yet, could that "unknown" track be something off their album?

plazzTT, Saturday, 24 October 2009 03:08 (twelve years ago) link

I like the RW remix and don't adore the Doves ones

okamadablobisney (jamescobo), Saturday, 24 October 2009 04:34 (twelve years ago) link

I like the RW a heck of a lot better than that kind of sleepwalking Au Revoir Simone remix they did recently.

Oh! I didn't even think that was what the "unknown" track might have been. I got so lost in there that I lost the ability to figure out which track was which by about halfway through.

Strawberry Letter 22 (Masonic Boom), Saturday, 24 October 2009 08:42 (twelve years ago) link

I like the RW a heck of a lot better than that kind of sleepwalking Au Revoir Simone remix they did recently.

^cosign! it's kinda fun! the au revoir simone one is the only thing they've ever touched that i would actually say is truly awful

psychgawsple, Saturday, 24 October 2009 09:30 (twelve years ago) link

Hey, that ARS track is not awful or anything. It's just uninspired.

The Robbie one has that feeling of "hey, we can just have fun with this"

Strawberry Letter 22 (Masonic Boom), Saturday, 24 October 2009 09:38 (twelve years ago) link

So, did they just do that? It's just that his version of "Lovelight" was on "RudeBox", and that was ages ago...

(I got a copy cheap, and think there's nothing wrong with it!)

Mark G, Saturday, 24 October 2009 09:54 (twelve years ago) link

That Au Revoir Simone remix is good for the italo freakout part alone.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Sunday, 25 October 2009 05:43 (twelve years ago) link

VitoAeroplane Finishing our album...
about 5 hours ago from Echofon

plax (I know, right?), Tuesday, 27 October 2009 20:37 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, I saw that. But didn't he say that, like, 2 months ago? ;-)

anger is an energy (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 27 October 2009 21:10 (eleven years ago) link

thinking of unfollowing him tbh, guy is kindof a douche from his twitter anyway

plax (I know, right?), Tuesday, 27 October 2009 21:14 (eleven years ago) link

He doesn't really seem any more douchey than the majority of that particular DJ gang.

anger is an energy (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 27 October 2009 21:20 (eleven years ago) link

yeah ur right but he's the only one i follow

plax (I know, right?), Tuesday, 27 October 2009 21:21 (eleven years ago) link

wow, i discovered many gems through that BIS mix:

16. Larry Paul Emmet - Evita
17. Big Ben Tribe - Tarzan Loves The Summer Night
18. The Voyagers - Distant Planet
19. S.C.O.R.T.A - Pertini Dance
20. Celecte - Hey Boy (Karaoke Version)
21. Cellophane - Music Colours
23. The Creatures - Believe In Yourself
25. Lime - Unexpected Lovers
28. Tobago - Pat and Pats

they should do more italo mix.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Thursday, 29 October 2009 08:53 (eleven years ago) link

Second half of newer au rev Simone song is fantastic btw. Wish itwent 7 min more

le hague, Saturday, 31 October 2009 05:45 (eleven years ago) link

the bomb tune on that bis mix 4 me is louie 'pink footpath'. gutted if i'd gone through life missing that one.

or something, Saturday, 31 October 2009 10:20 (eleven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIVU6b00Z6I I think it's gonna be massive.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Thursday, 5 November 2009 15:16 (eleven years ago) link

Sounds like it coold be a mainstream hit.

J4mi3 H4rl3y (Snowballing), Thursday, 5 November 2009 15:58 (eleven years ago) link

I can't get it to play ????

Persian Pickle (Masonic Boom), Thursday, 5 November 2009 16:00 (eleven years ago) link

^ http://www.you*tube.com/watch?v=CIVU6b00Z6I (remove asterisk)

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Thursday, 5 November 2009 16:06 (eleven years ago) link

It's nice, but I don't actually like it as much as the Time and Space Machine remix. Which is so psychedelic I had to stop and go "wait, is this *really* Doves?!?"

Speaking of twitter, I do wish that Aeroplane and Joakim would stop gossiping in French on twitter. I know enough French to know they're talking about some big secret, but not enough to know what it IS. Silly boys. Do they not know about direct messages or do they do this on purpose?

Persian Pickle (Masonic Boom), Saturday, 7 November 2009 11:33 (eleven years ago) link

Radio Set w/interviews etc...

Nothing much new or exciting so far, but perfectly reasonable listening while I clean the flat.

The Devil's Avocado (Gukbe), Sunday, 8 November 2009 14:50 (eleven years ago) link

and a WAV download, nice

plazzTT, Monday, 9 November 2009 16:12 (eleven years ago) link

OK, listening to that remix, I'm realising that Aeroplane really do use all kinds of sounds that I would just think "whoa, that is totally completely cheesy!" - but somehow they pull it together and make it sound great.

Persian Pickle (Masonic Boom), Monday, 9 November 2009 16:37 (eleven years ago) link

http://soundcloud.com/aeroplane/aeroplane-chart-mix-november-2009

01. Music Go Music : "Warm in The Shadow" (Villa Remix)
02. Gossip : "Heavy Cross" (Siriusmo Dub)
03. Emjae : "Discoplex"
04. Two Door Cinema Club : "I Can Talk" (Golden Bug remix)
05. Palermo Disko Machine : "Vesuvia"
06. Joakim : "Spiders" (Extended Dance Mix)
07. Don Diablo : "I am Not From France" (Cagedbaby's Rollerdisco Lcross Campaign Mix)
08. Detachments : "Circles" (Mighty Mouse remix
09. The XX : "Crystalised" (Rory Phillips Remix)
10. Bot'ox : "Bearded lady Motorcycle Show"

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Thursday, 19 November 2009 01:01 (eleven years ago) link

wow, that mix is the best Aeroplane mix since quite a while.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Thursday, 19 November 2009 04:11 (eleven years ago) link

that looks pretty great.

anyone know if there are working links to either the may or july ones? or earlier, depending on when they started these... i lost some mp3s when i switched comps i guess

psychgawsple, Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:05 (eleven years ago) link

annoyingly, I've got June and August but not May or July. Have they not put them on Soundcloud?

Cosmic Dentistry (Masonic Boom), Friday, 20 November 2009 10:12 (eleven years ago) link

me too! they WERE on soundcloud, but no longer.

psychgawsple, Friday, 20 November 2009 10:24 (eleven years ago) link

I will check my other laptop when I get home.

Cosmic Dentistry (Masonic Boom), Friday, 20 November 2009 10:27 (eleven years ago) link

I don't think they have a May mix. the one I know from May is this: http://www.discobelle.net/2008/05/25/aeroplane-flying-mix/

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Friday, 20 November 2009 11:54 (eleven years ago) link

Um that Flying mix is almost a year and a half old now. Still a great mix though.

Also I'm fairly sure the monthly chart mixes only started in June and the first couple aren't that great. The last two have been much better though and seem to have benefited from a bit more thought rather than just sticking their favourite 10 tunes of the month together in a mix.

groovypanda, Friday, 20 November 2009 12:03 (eleven years ago) link

I thought the June one was boss.

I've got all of them, though I've mislabeled and have two Augusts and no July. Don't have the tracklist for one, so if anyone can clarify, let me know. I can upl0@d these if people want them.

The Devil's Avocado (Gukbe), Friday, 20 November 2009 12:07 (eleven years ago) link

I really liked the October mix, especially the Maurice Fulton remix of SMD that starts it.

The Take Off Mix that I think is also from last year is well worth tracking down, as it's much slower, more balearic, rather than their glossy indie-dance disco pop, which I also love.

I think the mix charts are a fab idea, even if they're not something you'd necessarily keep. Wish more people did them.

Jamie T Smith, Friday, 20 November 2009 12:12 (eleven years ago) link

I thought the June one was boss.

I've got all of them, though I've mislabeled and have two Augusts and no July. Don't have the tracklist for one, so if anyone can clarify, let me know. I can upl0@d these if people want them.

― The Devil's Avocado (Gukbe), Friday, 20 November 2009 12:07 (41 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink
July Mix:
1.Siriusmo - High Together
2.Lindström - The Magnificient
3.Zepp001 - Don't Sleep
4.Chamboché - Feverish ( The Revenge Remix )
5.Faze Action - I Wanna Dancer ( Disco, Rock, Dub Mix )
6.Killa Kela - Everyday ( Lalory remix )
7.Freeland - Borderline ( Grum Remix )
8.Fred Falke - Chicago (Extended Mix )
9.Makossa Megablast - Juno
10.Rythm Droid - Sunrise on Planet Tokyo
11.Reggie Dokes - Chicago Pimp
12.Headman - Dirt ( The C90's Remix )
13.Mika - We Are Golden ( Don Diablo Remix)

August Mix:
01.Canyons - Dancing On Silk
02.Metronomy - Do The Right Thing (Wild Cheese Remix)
03.The Units - High Pressure Days (Rory Phillips Remix)
04.LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 (Prins Thomas Remix)
05.Wax Stag - And How (Bottin's Discoursive Diversion)
06.John Rocca - I Want It To Be Real (Farley's Hot House Piano Mix)
07.Atsushi Yano - Organ Grinder
08.Still Going - Spaghetti Circus
09.Riton & Primary 1 - Who's There (In Flagranti Remix)
10.Erol Alkan & Boys Noize - Waves

groovypanda, Friday, 20 November 2009 12:52 (eleven years ago) link

OK, I *know* I had those, because I can remember playing High Together over and over and over trying to figure out if it used the same sample as Stereolab.

Cosmic Dentistry (Masonic Boom), Friday, 20 November 2009 12:54 (eleven years ago) link

August link:

http://www.mediafire.com/?txgdyzyduzg

groovypanda, Friday, 20 November 2009 13:02 (eleven years ago) link

July Link:

http://www.mediafire.com/?nznmymnndgn

(this one was mislabelled as August)

groovypanda, Friday, 20 November 2009 13:05 (eleven years ago) link

ahh ya i had that july mix mislabeled as august. looking forward to the actual august mix, thanks!

psychgawsple, Friday, 20 November 2009 19:59 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

so I saw Aeroplane yesterday and there's a song that caught my attention. it has a catchy "doo doo doo doo" vocal. anyone knows what that is? btw, moment of the night is singing along with hundreds of people to "show me love"

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Sunday, 13 December 2009 00:18 (eleven years ago) link

December Mix

http://soundcloud.com/aeroplane/aeroplane-chart-mix-december-2009

01. Pseudonimo : "Yet, I Still Want You"
02. Flight Facilities : "Crave You"
03. Oblong Feat Adam Parker : "Playing on My Mind" (Cloud's Dreaming At The Disco Mix)
04. The Swiss : "Bubble Bath"
05. James Yull : "No Surpsrise" (Bostro Pesopeo Remix)
06. Hot Chip : "One Life Stand"
07. Erlkonig : "Falcon Crest"
08. Junkie XL : "Heart Of Darkness"
09. Friendly Fires : "On Board" (Joakim Remix)
10. Fast Radio : "Under My Thumb"

Alright on first listen but nowhere near as good as that November one was

groovypanda, Tuesday, 22 December 2009 11:47 (eleven years ago) link

groovypanda, would prefer a new mix from you tbh.

jed_, Tuesday, 22 December 2009 12:38 (eleven years ago) link

bump for groovypanda.

Space Age Disco (Volume One) has been getting a lot of play at home and on my ipod, love it. have you done a mix since? would like to hear!

jed_, Thursday, 24 December 2009 16:26 (eleven years ago) link

I saw Aeroplane a couple of weeks ago and man, it's not really what i had expected. It's like hearing bits from their monthly mixes. No classic except for "Show Me Love" and it's not even a disco track. No balearic-ish stuff either. I'd say I'm disappointed if not for the fact that I had fun singing along to some songs. Anyone had the same experience?

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Thursday, 31 December 2009 03:24 (eleven years ago) link

How many monthly mixes did you listen to before deciding they weren't going to sound like that live?

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Thursday, 31 December 2009 13:06 (eleven years ago) link

ALL of them. Well, I had suspected they would've sounded like that before an ILM-er told me that they were different live than the monthly mixes. So he's to blame.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Thursday, 31 December 2009 13:56 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

January Mix

01. Breakbot : "Baby I'm Yours"
02. Cecile & Venice : "Rimmel"
03. Ali Love : "Love Harder" - Mighty Mouse Remix
04. The Swiss : "Manthem" - Tensnake Remix
05. Lorenz Rhode : "Like A Player"
06. James Curd : "Got To Have"
07. Tape To Tape : "The Devil Made Me Do It.." - C90s Remix
08. Moby : "Wait For Me" - Villa Remix
09. Gorillaz Feat. Mos Def & Bobby Womack : "Stylo"
10. Acid Washed : "General Motors, Detroit, America

Freddy 'The Wonder Chicken' (Gukbe), Monday, 25 January 2010 17:54 (eleven years ago) link

gorillaz :(

not even a remix :(

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Monday, 25 January 2010 17:57 (eleven years ago) link

in fairness that gorillaz track is actually pretty dope. is it not a remix? (cos it sounds like one)

or something, Tuesday, 26 January 2010 19:10 (eleven years ago) link

ALL of them. Well, I had suspected they would've sounded like that before an ILM-er told me that they were different live than the monthly mixes. So he's to blame.

said this based on seeing them as a pair play a big party-friendly, Aeroplane-heavy festival set. have seen Vito solo twice since then; once quite jacking (higher-tempo, all-instrumental) in the basement of a gay pub, and once more of a big smiley choons set (inc Paris and Tellier remixes, the xx/Florence mix, some drum-heavy Pink Floyd rework) for a thousand or so ppl. Stephen's apparently the one who does the monthly mixes (since the last couple have come out while Vito's been in another hemisphere), and would have been the one you saw. Though it's also likely they each play different records every time!

see also cockfarmer fanbases (sic), Thursday, 4 February 2010 01:45 (eleven years ago) link

Oh, alright, sic :)

I have a feeling that by the time the new album comes out, the hype will already be gone and people are getting bored.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Thursday, 4 February 2010 03:19 (eleven years ago) link

i would rather the album be good than hyped, so i am totally ok with this ^ scenario

psychgawsple, Thursday, 4 February 2010 04:14 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

February mix:

01. Golden Bug : "Flamingo"
02. On The Prowl Presents OTP Party Breaks #1 : "Lifetime Groove"
03. Black Van : "Yearning"
04. Bottin & Rodion : "Galli (Give It Up)"
05. Hannulelauri : "Injury Time"
06. The Holidays : "Moonllight Hours" (The Swiss Remix)
07. Burns : "So Many Nights"
08. Slice & Soda : "Year Of The Dragon" (Villa Remix)
09. DyE : Nike
10. Fern Kinney : "Baby Let Me Kiss You"

Still haven't got round to listening to the January one yet even though I d/l it about 3 weeks ago. It seems churlish to complain when they're giving us a new mix for free each month, but it's definitely taken the sheen off my love for Aeroplane as I don't think any of them have come close to the quality of their earlier mixes.

Still have very high hopes for the album though which is 'close' to being finished apparently

groovypanda, Monday, 22 February 2010 20:58 (eleven years ago) link

Lifetime Groove is impossibly tremendous

/no cobo (jamescobo), Monday, 22 February 2010 21:36 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

gonna be in nyc on tuesday, anyone going?

max, Thursday, 11 March 2010 13:10 (eleven years ago) link

OH MY FUCKING GOD, THIS vvvv TRACK

02. On The Prowl Presents OTP Party Breaks #1 : "Lifetime Groove"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INOb6AGmQFw

space cowboy (san frandisco), Friday, 19 March 2010 00:10 (eleven years ago) link

March mix is up.

01. Crystal : "Neo Age"
02. Space Ranger : "Phase Ever"
03. Telonius : "Hit Me" (Bottin Remix)
04. The Hidden Cameras : "Underage" (Holy Fuck Remix)
05. Tanita Tikaram : "Twist In My Sobriety (Alf Tumble Re-Dress)
06. Shychild : "Open Up The Sky" (Mighty Mouse Remix)
07. Yeasayer : "One"
08. Jessica 6 : "Fun Girls" (Whatever Whatever Mix)
09. Goldfrapp : "Alive" (Joakim Dub)
10. Softcell : "So" (Extended)

bmus, Tuesday, 30 March 2010 22:47 (eleven years ago) link

DJing at 'our place' on Friday May 14th. Don't want to spam here or nothing, but you can get the info at the Clique facebook page if you fancy.

piscesx, Tuesday, 30 March 2010 22:57 (eleven years ago) link

Yes, that Marcos Cabral and Shux track really is something.

●●●●●●●● (EDB), Friday, 2 April 2010 12:58 (eleven years ago) link

Awesome mix -- I love what they did with the Yeasayer track.

skip, Friday, 2 April 2010 20:41 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

1. Aeroplane – We Can’t Fly
2. OTP Party Breaks #1 – Lifetime Groove
3. Radiorama – Vampires ( Remix )
4. Marta Acuna – Dance, Dance, Dance
5. Lucio Battisti – Ancora Tu
6. Aphex Twin – IZ-US
7. Friendfly Fires – Paris ( Aeroplane Remix )
8. Flight Facilities – Crave You
9. Human League – Don’t You Want Me
10. Black Van – Yearning
11. Les Rythmes Digitales – Sometimes
12. Casco – Cybernetic Love
13. Fox The Fox – Precious Little Diamond ( Shep Pettibone Remix )
14. Patrick Cowley – Right on Target
15. Goldfrapp – Alive ( Joakim Remix )
16. Lime – Unexpected Lovers
17. Children of the Mission – Tears

500th Radio 1 essential mix.

skip, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 04:09 (eleven years ago) link

only moments

cheap phentermine (jergins), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:15 (eleven years ago) link

new track!

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:27 (eleven years ago) link

OK, this is gonna drive me nuts. The vocal riff that comes in between Aphex Twin and the Paris remix - it sounds like an Au Revoir Simone track but it's not Paris. What is it?

Delia & Daphne & Celeste (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 10:47 (eleven years ago) link

Never mind, I found it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iXcEdIZQYI

Delia & Daphne & Celeste (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 10:50 (eleven years ago) link

Track of the year for me right there that Paris/ Flight Facilities mash.

piscesx, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 13:18 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, I'm not usually into mashups (oh, obviously, except for kyliesaidtojason's upcoming masterpiece that will define my generation and blow my mind, clearly) but that moment of that mix is just... sublime.

Delia & Daphne & Celeste (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 13:19 (eleven years ago) link

You could put anything on top of that Friendly Fires remix and it would be awesome.

skip, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 14:19 (eleven years ago) link

No, there's something especially spine-tingling about Giselle's vocal delivery on that Flight Facilities (god, how many more FF bands do we need?) track. I'm becoming totally obsessed with it.

Delia & Daphne & Celeste (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 14:25 (eleven years ago) link

so still no talk of the new track? i think it's incredible! is that a sample or did they get a band for these new productions? i guess you have to be able to stomach the child spoken-word bit at the beginning to get into it, but it works well imo! so excited for the album!

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 19:22 (eleven years ago) link

not sure if it's been linked to properly, all the files here seem to be working

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 19:30 (eleven years ago) link

i mean seriously out of all the directions they could have gone i think balearic reggae-pop is by far the most desireable

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Wednesday, 28 April 2010 01:18 (eleven years ago) link

not sure if it's been linked to properly, all the files here seem to be working

― a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 20:30 (1 week ago)

You can download the Essential Mix from their official soundcloud page too

groovypanda, Thursday, 6 May 2010 10:35 (eleven years ago) link

funny tho, the cheesy child vocals and subject matter remind me of this ewan pearson's remix of "manila" that seelenluft track. was totally into it a couple years ago, but i dig the grace jones feel of aeroplane's stuff more

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO0MswzkGwQ

ashra williams (san frandisco), Thursday, 6 May 2010 21:11 (eleven years ago) link

i got goosebumps listening to that paris/crave you mashup

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Saturday, 8 May 2010 00:37 (eleven years ago) link

like over and over again, the section from aphex twin to black van...

ashra williams (san frandisco), Friday, 14 May 2010 17:05 (eleven years ago) link

Tidy mix from Ilya Santanta over on Eskimo's soundcloud page that definitely has a similar vibe to Aeroplane's recent mixes.

Tracklisting:

I:Cube: Falling.
Acos coolkas: Free flight (Ichisan remix).
Black van: Yearning.
Johnny Hammond: Fantasy (Faze action remix).
Wax Stag: And how (Bottin´s discursive mix).
Danny Howells: right off (Faze action mix).
Holy ghost: i will come back.
Space ranger: Superstring.
Chicken lips: Wind ya neck in.
Gino Studio: Autobot.
Solarstone Ft Bill Mc Bruddy (Bottin bud mix).
Sare Havlicek : Dreams in light.

groovypanda, Monday, 17 May 2010 12:59 (eleven years ago) link

* Santana obviously

groovypanda, Monday, 17 May 2010 12:59 (eleven years ago) link

Ooh, Aeroplane have just posted their May mix a few minutes ago

http://soundcloud.com/aeroplane/aeroplane-chart-mix-may-2010

01. John Waynes : "Falling Leaves" (Social Disco Club Remix)
02. Rodion : "Alagoas Cowboys"
03. The Aikiu : "Just Can't Sleep"
04. Montauk : "Holiday"
05. Anthony's Games : "Theme From Sunshine Love"
06. Amari : "Tiger" (Cécile Remix)
07. Scissor Sisters : "Invisible Light" (Siriusmo Remix)
08. Headman : "Fluctuation" (Thee Loving Hand Remix Edit by T.G.)
09. Ost & Kjex : "Continental Lover"
10. Jori Hulkkonen : "I Am Dead" (CFCF Remix)

groovypanda, Monday, 17 May 2010 13:48 (eleven years ago) link

CFCF :D

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Monday, 17 May 2010 15:02 (eleven years ago) link

Album release date at last:

Aeroplane; the remixers du jour and one of the most blogged and talked about acts in recent times, have been putting the finishing touches on their eagerly anticipated debut LP set for release on Sept 6th through Wall Of Sound in the UK.

Stevie T, Monday, 17 May 2010 15:51 (eleven years ago) link

Why release something which is so obviously gonna be a massive SUMMER record, in September?

3-D Whinge-ometer (Masonic Boom), Monday, 17 May 2010 15:53 (eleven years ago) link

Because it's still nice and sunny in September? (or, it has been the past couple years)

Mark G, Monday, 17 May 2010 15:54 (eleven years ago) link

Because we can listen to these mixes over the summer!

skip, Monday, 17 May 2010 16:12 (eleven years ago) link

Here's hoping it leaks two months early.

Matt DC, Monday, 17 May 2010 16:28 (eleven years ago) link

Actually, no, I don't. Because I am going to be spending the entire month of July basically going OMG OMG SWOON OMG over the School of Seven Bells album. By September I might be prepared to listen to other music again.

3-D Whinge-ometer (Masonic Boom), Monday, 17 May 2010 16:30 (eleven years ago) link

Wow. That new mix is pretty spectacular - easily one of the best mixes they've done for a long time.

And the album is almost certain to leak by August at the latest I'd have thought

groovypanda, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 07:40 (eleven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoyr4n2LqBw

Their new Breakbot remix from 'our place' last Friday.

piscesx, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 23:28 (eleven years ago) link

they're playing a gig 5/28 in LA that i really wish i could attend ...

idm@hyperreal.org (lukas), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 23:37 (eleven years ago) link

just hearing that essential mix - iz-us --> paris remix is amazing!!

Billy Crystals (another al3x), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 01:16 (eleven years ago) link

Single out 28th June

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcxELgEH06U&feature=player_embedded

groovypanda, Thursday, 20 May 2010 09:40 (eleven years ago) link

That sounds hot, way better than on the BBC mix.

skip, Thursday, 20 May 2010 20:08 (eleven years ago) link

this is super dope

jonathan blapelbon (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 20 May 2010 21:20 (eleven years ago) link

ha, they got rid of the child vocals? or did they just cut them out of the sample? either way it's a summer jam

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Thursday, 20 May 2010 22:13 (eleven years ago) link

people in the UK must have bonerz for cheesy child vocals. we can fly (UK version)

ashra williams (san frandisco), Thursday, 20 May 2010 22:40 (eleven years ago) link

We can fly streaming over at Waves At Night

"According to Dirk (manager of Aeroplane/ex-A&R of Eskimo) the track was written a very long time ago and that “the rest of the album is better.” "

groovypanda, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 08:17 (eleven years ago) link

if the album is considerably better than this song i'll probably just have a heart attack halfway thru

mr. milquetoast (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 08:31 (eleven years ago) link

that compass point / grace jones groove is custom build for summer terrraces. needs to be at least 10 min longer, tho

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 12:56 (eleven years ago) link

^ this. and why would that guy insist that the rest of the album was better? is this single not getting a good reception?

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 17:10 (eleven years ago) link

needs to be at least 10 min longer, 6min 17sec long tho

*ahem*

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Thursday, 27 May 2010 12:53 (eleven years ago) link

taking this down at the of the day btw

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Thursday, 27 May 2010 13:36 (eleven years ago) link

Oh, *you're* American Booze DJs. I was wondering who that was on Mixcloud.

Using an Aural Exciter in an Orgone Accumulator (Masonic Boom), Thursday, 27 May 2010 13:40 (eleven years ago) link

taking it down in 30 minutes.... already got beef with Zomby for unauthorised remixes.

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Thursday, 27 May 2010 16:58 (eleven years ago) link

i guess i shouldn't have slept till 2 pm today

J0rdan S., Thursday, 27 May 2010 19:22 (eleven years ago) link

Playing in Philly tomorrow night w/ a Juan Maclean DJ set. Should I go? Convince me to go; I've never really listened to either.

Tori, I must seem greatly intriguing (Stevie D), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 12:18 (eleven years ago) link

Do you like hands-in-the-air disco and piano house and cowbells?

Matt DC, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 12:27 (eleven years ago) link

go! both have been super-fun when i've seen them.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 12:27 (eleven years ago) link

Juan's DJ Kicks is fantastic, so I presume his DJ set can be too. And going by their monthly mixes I'd definately want to check out Aeroplane. If not fun for dancing, you could do some running around the floor - I find their mixes great to run to.

willem, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 12:29 (eleven years ago) link

Now that's a double bill I might actually enjoy more than aErolplane.

Cornish Kraffthwyrken (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 12:51 (eleven years ago) link

Saw Aeroplane in Manchester last year. Erol was on straight after. I walked into the Juan Maclean room when Erol took the stage. It was a great decision.

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 13:52 (eleven years ago) link

Really depends on what Erol is doing. When I saw them together, he was doing a Disco 3000 set (not the usual rapey nanorobot shit) and it just went so well.

Cornish Kraffthwyrken (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 14:04 (eleven years ago) link

I would just avoid Erol on principle these days, just because of the high probability of rapy nanorobot shit. Also his fans are by and large knobs.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 14:06 (eleven years ago) link

This is unfortunately true. :-(

The only way to see him do a good set is to go to a set where he's not billed as Erol Alkan - a) if it's one of the side projects the knobs don't know about and b) he might actually play some decent music - the 6Mixes have been good, though. Just have to pry him out of Boys Noize's jock and make him do something interesting again.

Cornish Kraffthwyrken (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 14:09 (eleven years ago) link

I'm currently debating whether I want to go see Aeroplane at Death Disco in a fortnight - I do love them, but I don't love Death Disco and its mix of ear-bleedy bloghouse and hipsters posing for photo-blogs. If only The Juan MacLean was billed as well...

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 19:49 (eleven years ago) link

My friend should already have bought my half price DD ticket. Loathe the club in general but can't help it. Will never top that Stereo performance last year.

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 19:53 (eleven years ago) link

Also when Aeroplane played DD New Year the crowd didn't care because he wasn't Erol.

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 19:55 (eleven years ago) link

The half-price issue is exactly why I'm debating it now and not in two weeks when it's actually happening, like fuck am I paying full-price for a DD ticket.

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 22:54 (eleven years ago) link

was hoping for more out of this breakbot remix but hey it happens

156, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 22:59 (eleven years ago) link

wth is rapey nanorobot shit?

flamelurker (cozen), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 23:02 (eleven years ago) link

the loutishly aggressive stuff Erol plays to the big crowds

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 23:26 (eleven years ago) link

Oh god like DEATH SUITE?? God!

Tori, I must seem greatly intriguing (Stevie D), Thursday, 10 June 2010 02:11 (eleven years ago) link

was hoping for more out of this breakbot remix but hey it happens

― 156, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 23:59 (2 days ago

I quite like it. Not their best by a long way though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mvSHevf68o

groovypanda, Friday, 11 June 2010 07:27 (eleven years ago) link

Rapey nanorobot = all that hyper-aggressive Boys Noize type "BANG BANG BANG no subtlety no dimension ARGH did he just manage to play a Major Lazer remix that was even WORSE than the original? god make it STOP my head my head" crap that he plays when he does big shows. It's like... take Justice's most annoying song (and hey, I like Justice) and run it through bitcrusher. (Yeah, I said Death Suite sounded like being fuX0red to death by angry nanorobots and he took it as a COMPLIMENT so that's the kind of thing you're dealing with yuck yuck yuck.)

The complete opposite of the Aeroplane aesthetic, mind you, so I don't know why I'm talking about it here. Sorry.

Cornish Kraffthwyrken (Masonic Boom), Friday, 11 June 2010 09:20 (eleven years ago) link

Erol didn't play all this nanorobot stuff when he DJd at Trash did he? What was the point where he moved from DJing melodic song based stuff into this hard dance sound?

NI, Sunday, 13 June 2010 16:18 (eleven years ago) link

Oh, Erol has some bug up his arse about wanting to keep the whole "Trash aesthetic" pure (of, you know, playing an interesting mixture of all kinds of music, indie and pop and dance etc. - you know, what he got famous for?) and not export it or do it at Festivals and big gigs because that would, like, compromise his art or his brand or something. I have no idea as to this reasoning, because he gets really defensive and bitchy if you actually ask him about it.

I dunno, it's just weird that he would spend so long cultivating this whole distinctive and exclusive... *thing* with Trash (though I've shot my mouth off on this messageboard before about that, and the whole "dress codes and bouncers" bullshit) and then so gleefully dismantle and destroy it under the guise of "protecting" it.

But, I guess if I were in his position, and I found myself suddenly playing to thousands of exactly the kind of knobs who used to beat up the people who went to "my" club, then I might get protective and insular about "my" music as well. Or something.

Cornish Kraffthwyrken (Masonic Boom), Monday, 14 June 2010 11:09 (eleven years ago) link

I suppose it's his version of "playing all the single a-sides" at Wembley, and "doing the b-sides" at Dingwalls. (a'la Blur)

I know which gig I'd rather go to, but ask the genpop and they'd say different. I guess...

Mark G, Monday, 14 June 2010 11:14 (eleven years ago) link

It wasn't Dingwalls, it was the Electric Ballroom. And I know, because I was at that gig. (And Wembley as well, mind you.)

Cornish Kraffthwyrken (Masonic Boom), Monday, 14 June 2010 11:14 (eleven years ago) link

(I knew you were (sulk), I was just guessing as I couldn't recall)

Mark G, Monday, 14 June 2010 11:37 (eleven years ago) link

So aside from the 'Trash brand' stuff, Erol played *some* of this noisy hard stuff at Trash and then decided that was the sound that would work in big clubs/festivals? (Not true surely: 2ManyDJs, Aeroplane, Villa etc all manage a great crowdpleasing mix of non-earbleed danceable songs.)

I'd love to read his thoughts and reasoning on it all as it seems crazy to take his wide-ranging and ectastic DJing style then cut it all down to 90% pummelling technonoize. I caught his set over the weekend and it was the usual relentless beats until the Atrak remix of YYYs whereupon the tent went crazy, camera flashes everywhere, people singing along, really going for it, then another 20 minutes of angry techno and nodding heads. Is it just a drug thing? It clearly works as he's headlining bills everywhere, I just don't *get* it.

This doesn't apply to his BTWS and Disco 3000 sets btw, one of my favourite clubbing experiences of the past few years was dancing in a half-full sideroom to this.

NI, Monday, 14 June 2010 16:29 (eleven years ago) link

I reckon that after 45 minutes of the rapey nosebleed nanorobot shit, people are so freaking RELIEVED to hear some electro banger they recognise that they go nuts.

But anyway, this is an Aeroplane thread, not an Erol thread. I will get back on topic by saying I just listened to Erol's last 6mix and he played a new(?) Aeroplane remix. And it had awful Van Halen's Jump keyboards on it. The end.

Cornish Kraffthwyrken (Masonic Boom), Monday, 14 June 2010 16:38 (eleven years ago) link

You can d/l that Erol mix here

T/L:

1. Jamie Lidell – Telephone (Tiga Remix)
2. Teenage Bad Girl – Ton Ton Funk
3. Boy 8-Bit – Cricket Scores
4. Peter Visti – Stars (Rodion And Mamerella Remix)
5. Tame Impala – Solitude Is Bliss (Midnight Juggernauts Remix)
6. ? – The String
7. All Night – VOLTAGE (AZARI & Iii REMIX)
8. Amari – Tiger (Cecile Remix)
9. Breakbot – Baby I’m Yours (Aeroplane Remix)
10. Lio – Sage Comme Une Image (Bottin Edit)
11. Joris Voorn – The Secret
12. The Chemical Brothers – Swoon (Boys Noize Remix)
13. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round And Round]
14. Spectral Display – It Takes A Muscle To Fall In Love (Get A Room Edit)
15. Connan Mockasin – Forever Dolphin Love (Invisible Remix)
16. Late Of The Pier – Blueberry (Simon Bookish Mix)

groovypanda, Tuesday, 15 June 2010 08:39 (eleven years ago) link

I;ve only seen Erol DJ twice. The first was a largely electrotechnoize bollocks set, which completely didnt work after Fithy Dukes had played a great set of current pop/dance/club hits (actual songs! varied beats!).

The second was in a Turkish Restaurant in Dalston, and Erol was amazing - he played tracks across genres/decades/languages - I remember losing it to Laura Branigan's "Self Control" - like a much more relaxed 2 Many DJs set. In this guise he was awesome.

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 09:04 (eleven years ago) link

That Simon Bookish remix is AMAZING. It's weird, he's been around forever but in the past couple of years his music just seems to have gone exponential in terms of quality. Also really liked that Boy 8-Bit song. Need to look up more of his stuff although that pains me.

Was that at the Stone Cave? That might have been a Disco 3000 set, but yeah. It's like he's two different people. You catch one set and it's Turkish prog one minute and some obscure disco edit the next and then a Manics B-side from 1994 as remixed by Stereolab. And then you see him in a big tent and it's CRAP. I don't get it.

Cornish Kraffthwyrken (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 09:23 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah in the Stone Cave - two years ago ( i think ) (first Land of Kings - or as I call it "Lords Of Dalston". fest).

And I guess, the lesson is only see Erol when its billed as "Disco3000"?

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 09:28 (eleven years ago) link

Or "Beyond the Wizards Sleeve" (though that will involve Richard Norris as well - which to me is an added bonus) or if he specifically says he's gonna play "weird stuff."

Cornish Kraffthwyrken (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 10:17 (eleven years ago) link

The Bugged Out (London branch) backroom era was when he played bits of electro noise aswell as hits. There was never any noise as such @ Trash aside from the odd electro track.
http://www.erolalkan.co.uk/music/podcasts.rss

piscesx, Tuesday, 15 June 2010 10:56 (eleven years ago) link

Just before the release of their highly anticipated debut album ‘We Can’t Fly’ Belgian duo Aeroplane have decided to go their separate ways. Aeroplane will now continue as a solo effort for Vito De Luca while ex-partner Stephen Fasano moves on to other projects. Of the split De Luca said, “It’s quite simple, Aeroplane has existed a little less than three years but me and Stephen have been working together for eight. During this time we’ve started projects, stopped them, and started new ones. Aeroplane was on of these projects. The reason why it’s me taking care of Aeroplane is I’m more the studio guy and I’ve been really busy with the album. There’s no anger, no fight, it’s all cool. It may seem strange doing this just before the album appears but we could either do it now or after the album, we couldn’t do it in the middle. If we did it after it would have meant waiting for two years so, it’s a bit brutal, but we decided the album can be the start of what Aeroplane’s going to be from now on.”

http://www.mixmag.net/content/aeroplane-split

fisherspwner (braveclub), Thursday, 17 June 2010 11:21 (eleven years ago) link

Oh, man. :-(

OK, it does make sense, because the studio guy/club DJ guy dichotomy was beginning to become more apparent. But it's still a bit sucky.

Cornish Kraffthwyrken (Masonic Boom), Thursday, 17 June 2010 11:29 (eleven years ago) link

they must fcking hate each other to do that pre debut LP.

jed_, Thursday, 17 June 2010 11:29 (eleven years ago) link

Thank goodness we're still getting that album though.

get the fuck out of my mouth (boxedjoy), Thursday, 17 June 2010 11:42 (eleven years ago) link

I don't think it's "fucking hate each other" so much as "one dude likes to stay home and muck about with his synths while the other likes to jet around the world playin' records and sippin' cocktails with Erol and Alex Ridha" which are not really compatible lifestyles for two dudes trying to promote a record.

Cornish Kraffthwyrken (Masonic Boom), Thursday, 17 June 2010 11:48 (eleven years ago) link

Doubt this will make much difference at all tbh.

Vulvuzela (Matt DC), Thursday, 17 June 2010 12:00 (eleven years ago) link

Man.. they seemed to be getting along just fine @ Clique last month...

http://www.clubclique.co.uk/gallery/current/10.html

god bless them whatever happens next.

piscesx, Thursday, 17 June 2010 12:20 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.clubclique.co.uk/gallery/current/10.html

such a great photo!! : )

clique looks fun! will have to try to go there sometime when i go to manc.

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Thursday, 17 June 2010 12:26 (eleven years ago) link

btw, who is who in that photo?

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Thursday, 17 June 2010 12:26 (eleven years ago) link

Vito on the right I think.

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Thursday, 17 June 2010 12:31 (eleven years ago) link

How, if at all, is this affecting their lined-up dates etc?

get the fuck out of my mouth (boxedjoy), Thursday, 17 June 2010 15:13 (eleven years ago) link

Already knowing that I'd never pay money to see Erol Alkan, how are AEROPLANE's sets?

Tonight I Dine on Turtle Soup (EDB), Thursday, 17 June 2010 15:17 (eleven years ago) link

p. sick both times I've seen them

stofu (cozen), Thursday, 17 June 2010 15:19 (eleven years ago) link

Better not affect Saturday night. Xposts

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Thursday, 17 June 2010 15:21 (eleven years ago) link

on their right, not the photo's right (xpost)

dyaon't (sic), Thursday, 17 June 2010 15:22 (eleven years ago) link

If we did it after it would have meant waiting for two years so, it’s a bit brutal

what does this mean? like two years of touring after the album?

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Thursday, 17 June 2010 15:53 (eleven years ago) link

Mm i think that's the idea. The only precedent i can think of for this in my lifetime is Thieves/ Mcalmont's album. Album was already in the can, rave reviews for their early singles, massive press hype.. then the 2of them split and the album became a solo project.

piscesx, Thursday, 17 June 2010 16:02 (eleven years ago) link

this news makes me sad :(

ashra williams (san frandisco), Thursday, 17 June 2010 18:39 (eleven years ago) link

I don't think it's "fucking hate each other" so much as "one dude likes to stay home and muck about with his synths while the other likes to jet around the world playin' records and sippin' cocktails with Erol and Alex Ridha" which are not really compatible lifestyles for two dudes trying to promote a record.

― Cornish Kraffthwyrken (Masonic Boom)

I'm not sure that's the case here - Vito's the one with the production background and Stephen w/ the DJ background, but Stephen's the one leaving. And Vito seems to be the one who enjoys playing out and touring more, based on seeing and talking to them in March.

I DIED, Thursday, 17 June 2010 21:36 (eleven years ago) link

i'm guessing nerd with the glasses is the bedroom producer type and dude with the trendy beard is the jetsetter?

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 17 June 2010 23:34 (eleven years ago) link

nah, I think Vito is the guy with the great goofy grin in the Clique gallery:

http://www.clubclique.co.uk/gallery/current/10.html

http://twitter.com/account/profile_image/VitoAeroplane?hreflang=fr

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Thursday, 17 June 2010 23:56 (eleven years ago) link

other dude looks like a young Chris Rea

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Thursday, 17 June 2010 23:57 (eleven years ago) link

and so which is retaining the name?

mikebee (BATTAGS), Friday, 18 June 2010 04:21 (eleven years ago) link

Stephen is leaving Aeroplane.

dyaon't (sic), Friday, 18 June 2010 04:22 (eleven years ago) link

gutted - I can't go to see them on the 26th in Brixton due to other engagements. Probably be the last time I get a chance.

owenf, Friday, 18 June 2010 10:13 (eleven years ago) link

You do all know this isn't the end of Aeroplane, right?

Vulvuzela (Matt DC), Friday, 18 June 2010 10:59 (eleven years ago) link

I don't know if this interview was posted anywhere upthread. I looked and didn't find it.

bmus, Friday, 18 June 2010 16:48 (eleven years ago) link

xpost - thanks; enjoyed reading that interview

this bit = !! wow!

VD: We shouldn’t say this, but we actually sent it to a blog: “You can have this.” I think 25 minutes and that fucking remix was everywhere. And the label really liked it, even when she turned it down. We were like, “Can you listen to that remix properly, like in a studio with a big sound system?” So they played it to her fully, and she said OK. And she actually called me in the middle of the night. I didn’t get the phone, like, “Who the hell is that? I’m not answering it.” And in the morning I hear the voice mail: “This is Grace Jones ….” I was like, “What?” I fucked up.

Also, to the comments they make about their attitude to blogs/etc makes me feel more at ease with throwing this up again for the weekend.

Aeroplane - We Can't Fly (Extended Drums Mix) (American Booze's further extension)

pm me for dl

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Friday, 18 June 2010 17:07 (eleven years ago) link

from their/ his official FB group:

As promised to thank the 10.000+ Aeroplane Facebook Fans for their loyalty and support , here is a little something. It's called " I Crave Paris " and you probably heard it on the 500th Essential Mix ! So, to all the people who have been asking for this , here you go ! Hope you will enjoy it !
http://soundcloud.com/aeroplane/i-crave-paris

piscesx, Tuesday, 29 June 2010 22:41 (eleven years ago) link

"We Can't Fly" is on Spotify.
I am underwhelmed!

mike t-diva, Thursday, 1 July 2010 09:52 (eleven years ago) link

The track or the LP?

du mein bestie (micarl), Thursday, 1 July 2010 10:26 (eleven years ago) link

i was also underwhelmed. it sounds like a cheap imitation of aeroplane. that synth sound that comes in a third of the way through is sort of horrible.

i'm...not sure their forte was ever producing their own material? "whispers" apart, and it was kathy diamond who made that...

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Thursday, 1 July 2010 10:31 (eleven years ago) link

Nonsense - Caramellas and Pacific Air Race were both brilliant, and the best bits of most of their remixes were their own, as well.

Vulvuzela (Matt DC), Thursday, 1 July 2010 10:48 (eleven years ago) link

xpost: Two versions of the track. In its favour, it's all a bit Summer 1981/Compass Point/Alex Sadkin/Sly&Robbie, which always plays well with me - with a touch of 1982 Swain/Jolley/Imagination squelchy bass for good measure - but it lacks that subtly intense and blissful OOMPH that they normally do so well.

mike t-diva, Thursday, 1 July 2010 12:15 (eleven years ago) link

I'm sort of thinking of it as a prolonged intro to the album really, it's nice and breezy and does its job pretty well.

Vulvuzela (Matt DC), Thursday, 1 July 2010 13:10 (eleven years ago) link

Nonsense - Caramellas and Pacific Air Race were both brilliant, and the best bits of most of their remixes were their own, as well.

Not to mention "Aeroplane"!!

Tim F, Thursday, 1 July 2010 15:15 (eleven years ago) link

duh duh

duh duh duh duh duh

duh duh

duh duh duh duh duh

duh duh

duh duh duh duh duh

max, Thursday, 1 July 2010 15:29 (eleven years ago) link

wish "Aeroplane" was like 30 minutes long

hobbes, Thursday, 1 July 2010 17:49 (eleven years ago) link

love that this is available for DL

http://soundcloud.com/eskimorecordings/aeroplane-crave-paris

ashra williams (san frandisco), Monday, 12 July 2010 17:57 (eleven years ago) link

also i know someone who has heard the album and he says it's quite radical

ashra williams (san frandisco), Monday, 12 July 2010 17:58 (eleven years ago) link

l34k3d

TOM SHITTYBISSELL (jamescobo), Sunday, 18 July 2010 20:18 (eleven years ago) link

Ooh.

piscesx, Sunday, 18 July 2010 23:38 (eleven years ago) link

naming your lead single/album the same thing is a good way to thwart people searching for a leak to the latter

i think i'm baby peach, larry koopa (J0rdan S.), Monday, 19 July 2010 00:29 (eleven years ago) link

yeah... really can't find this anywhere.

matt damon & the jb's (the anephric project), Monday, 19 July 2010 23:44 (eleven years ago) link

they were playing toronto thursday night, two hours after i got into town and i was so exhausted from the trip that i forgot until two hours after their set was done.

:(

^^^ only canadian stop on the tour.

Alex in Montreal, Monday, 19 July 2010 23:45 (eleven years ago) link

I personally made a split second decision to not go to that.

Here's hoping their set was a dud that night!

Where Time Becomes A Loop, Where Time Becomes Aloof (EDB), Monday, 19 July 2010 23:48 (eleven years ago) link

grace looks like she's had some work done... ick

ashra williams (san frandisco), Monday, 19 July 2010 23:57 (eleven years ago) link

l34k3d

― TOM SHITTYBISSELL (jamescobo), Sunday, 18 July 2010 21:18

you sure about this?

NI, Tuesday, 20 July 2010 09:16 (eleven years ago) link

It hasn't leaked but there are promo copies doing the rounds.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 20 July 2010 09:25 (eleven years ago) link

I've heard the phrase "Rocky Horror Show" applied to the album, so am in the process of revising my expectations downwards.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 20 July 2010 09:25 (eleven years ago) link

that's how i figure someone would describe the mungolian jetset album, but as much as i dig that album.......

de jong and the restless (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 20 July 2010 09:26 (eleven years ago) link

Album has finally leaked...thoughts later today

skip, Saturday, 24 July 2010 18:36 (eleven years ago) link

sounds really quite terrible so far.

jed_, Saturday, 24 July 2010 19:32 (eleven years ago) link

yep

ASBO slice (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 24 July 2010 19:33 (eleven years ago) link

:(

orakle-krake (Gukbe), Saturday, 24 July 2010 19:38 (eleven years ago) link

Is this the real thing? Maybe someone made a fake like they did a few years ago with the Daft Punk album. (Sadly, I know it's not true.)

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 24 July 2010 19:38 (eleven years ago) link

what's with the waling guitar over stuff?

i had hoped "Without Lies" would be the nadir but another vocal track has just come on that is possibly even worse. i feel quite embarrassed to be listening to it. maybe it's supposed to be stupid but i'm not sure if that can excuse it.

jed_, Saturday, 24 July 2010 19:44 (eleven years ago) link

Most of this sounds like demos the Scissor Sisters would've thrown in the dumpster behind the studio. Maybe the Aeroplane guys were waiting back there and grabbed them.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 24 July 2010 19:46 (eleven years ago) link

ok this is a car crash.

jed_, Saturday, 24 July 2010 19:49 (eleven years ago) link

more like a plane crash

be told and get high on coconut (gbx), Saturday, 24 July 2010 19:56 (eleven years ago) link

!

what i'm listening to right now sounds like an elaborate prank.

sorry, i really don't want to ruin it for anyone else but i actually just lol'd at some abomination called "Fish in the Sky".

jed_, Saturday, 24 July 2010 20:00 (eleven years ago) link

that title alone cannot prepare you.

jed_, Saturday, 24 July 2010 20:00 (eleven years ago) link

ysi?

be told and get high on coconut (gbx), Saturday, 24 July 2010 20:05 (eleven years ago) link

hype hype

plax (ico), Saturday, 24 July 2010 20:05 (eleven years ago) link

why have they done this. :(

Merdeyeux, Saturday, 24 July 2010 21:52 (eleven years ago) link

If this is the real version, omens weren't exactly good with the declining quality of mixes and 'We Can't Fly' the song.

Davek (davek_00), Saturday, 24 July 2010 21:55 (eleven years ago) link

last.fm indicates there is more than one Aeroplane. Maybe this is one of the others masqerading as the Aeroplane we know?

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 24 July 2010 21:56 (eleven years ago) link

For real, this album is not just a disappointment, but a legitimate contender for WORST OF THE YEAR.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 24 July 2010 21:57 (eleven years ago) link

WTF

al gore vidal gore (s1ocki), Saturday, 24 July 2010 21:59 (eleven years ago) link

yeah. Can't think of a worse song this year than 'I Don't Feel', and 'Without Lies' is narrowly behind.

Merdeyeux, Saturday, 24 July 2010 22:00 (eleven years ago) link

guys i need to hear this

be told and get high on coconut (gbx), Saturday, 24 July 2010 22:01 (eleven years ago) link

i've never been so scared to add something to my library.

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 24 July 2010 22:08 (eleven years ago) link

I am now going to wash out my ears by listening to Too Hard on repeat for five days.

Merdeyeux, Saturday, 24 July 2010 22:19 (eleven years ago) link

diff band, guys

hobbes, Saturday, 24 July 2010 23:37 (eleven years ago) link

holy cow maybe not!! ouch

hobbes, Saturday, 24 July 2010 23:37 (eleven years ago) link

No, it's definitely the same one we know: http://www.myspace.com/aeroplanemusiclove

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 24 July 2010 23:39 (eleven years ago) link

Although, I'm going to get to NOT know them very quickly now.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 24 July 2010 23:39 (eleven years ago) link

what in the hell is this? some of it sounds nice in a 70s disc/ELO type of feeling but then again, some of this sounds really awful.

matt damon & the jb's (the anephric project), Saturday, 24 July 2010 23:41 (eleven years ago) link

this is hilariously awful but that's.... something.

i kind of feel like i want to listen to it again just in case i'm missing the point but i'm pretty sure i'm not. Without Lies, Good Riddance, Fish In The Sky and We Fall Over are genuinely fascinating in their awfulness but I Don't Feel is just an unlistenable racket. if you're someone like me who listens quite closely to lyrics then i recommend a stiff drink before you hear this. it's a genuinely bizarre record.

jed_, Sunday, 25 July 2010 01:53 (eleven years ago) link

how many times can i say "genuinely"?! thank god i don't write songs.

jed_, Sunday, 25 July 2010 01:56 (eleven years ago) link

what i'm listening to right now sounds like an elaborate prank.

This about sums it up. I could see about half the tracks growing on me and the rest...either it's brilliantly forward-thinking or straight up shitty.

skip, Sunday, 25 July 2010 02:29 (eleven years ago) link

scared to hear this... they were one of my favorite things a year and a half ago or so...

selected ambient worker (another al3x), Sunday, 25 July 2010 02:32 (eleven years ago) link

I liked the Jim Steinman-inspired bridge in We Can't Fly, but I didn't expect the whole album to be an homage to him.

I DIED, Sunday, 25 July 2010 07:02 (eleven years ago) link

major major major lols at "Good Riddance"

Simon H., Sunday, 25 July 2010 08:36 (eleven years ago) link

music for Jared Hess soundtracks.

Simon H., Sunday, 25 July 2010 08:37 (eleven years ago) link

oh god it opens with that 'electric piano' patch that's on every cheapo keyboard

this is gonna be monstrous in some way or another

ciderpress, Sunday, 25 July 2010 15:04 (eleven years ago) link

this is all a big running inside joke right guys? haha can't wait till we actually hear the record and have a good laugh about it

al gore vidal gore (s1ocki), Sunday, 25 July 2010 16:42 (eleven years ago) link

maybe this explains why one of them abandoned ship.

brotherlovesdub, Sunday, 25 July 2010 17:42 (eleven years ago) link

i have been meaning to check these dudes out since forever and today is the first time i've actually openned this thread lol

young monet (samosa gibreel), Sunday, 25 July 2010 17:47 (eleven years ago) link

this is all a big running inside joke right guys?

I wish :(

skip, Sunday, 25 July 2010 17:50 (eleven years ago) link

someone should have sat them down in the initial stages and told them that they can't write songs and that they should forget that and put ten good tracks together. i wonder who wrote the lyrics, them or the singers? because they have to be written by someone who can't speak english well.

having said that i enjoyed boggling at this.

jed_, Sunday, 25 July 2010 18:04 (eleven years ago) link

I might listen to this one or two more times in December, when I have to craft some kind of paragraph to award it WORST ALBUM OF THE YEAR.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 25 July 2010 18:06 (eleven years ago) link

did you take any joy at all from it? because i laughed two or three times.

jed_, Sunday, 25 July 2010 18:08 (eleven years ago) link

I probably just cringed at the things you laughed at. It's why I have a hard time watching embarrassing situations in tv shows like the original BBC The Office or whatever. I hate feeling that uncomfortable, and this album is that feeling magnified.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 25 July 2010 18:10 (eleven years ago) link

lol guys stop ur beating this joke to death

kim cardassian (s1ocki), Sunday, 25 July 2010 18:32 (eleven years ago) link

I got an email last week saying this was beyond terrible, so maybe it's not a joke :/

Matt DC, Sunday, 25 July 2010 18:38 (eleven years ago) link

i know, i'll shut up until more people have heard it.

jed_, Sunday, 25 July 2010 18:38 (eleven years ago) link

Where are you people getting this alleged abomination from anyway?

Matt DC, Sunday, 25 July 2010 18:40 (eleven years ago) link

lmgtfy

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 25 July 2010 18:44 (eleven years ago) link

what?cd

jed_, Sunday, 25 July 2010 18:47 (eleven years ago) link

man is this a shitty (2000s-style) indie pop record. i want to like it SO BAD, but i can't get down with anything other than "we can't fly" (which i still think is great). UGH. i know these guys are pop fetishists, but how did they not have the good sense to realize that they SUCK at doing it themselves. i probably would have jumped ship too if a record like this was going to be associated with me in any way

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Sunday, 25 July 2010 19:15 (eleven years ago) link

In this interview he goes on about feeling freed of the constraints of making dance music.

Vasco da Gama, Sunday, 25 July 2010 19:39 (eleven years ago) link

keep waiting for someone to swoop in and defend this

ice cr?m, Sunday, 25 July 2010 19:45 (eleven years ago) link

At first I wanted to use Mark Hollis from Talk Talk, but we couldn’t find him at all. But then I heard Poni Hoax’s “Antibodies” and their lead singer sounded exactly like Mark

!!!

jed_, Sunday, 25 July 2010 19:54 (eleven years ago) link

Because what is Aeroplane? It’s slow BPM, melodic music…and when I’m DJing people don’t really want to hear that, I have to up the tempo. So I need these kind of uptempo tracks that still suit the Aeroplane feel, and it’s so hard to find suitable records. I spoke to Erol (Alkan) recently, and he said ‘why don’t you just make your own’, which is a good idea – I will probably make some music just for DJ sets which is slightly different form Aeroplane as you know it. In that respect, I have a couple of concepts ready, but I can’t say too much else just yet.

glimmer of hope?

I DIED, Sunday, 25 July 2010 19:54 (eleven years ago) link

This is like a really, really shit delorean album. Where is the lushness? Makes me wonder if they even, like, listened to their own remixes.

J0rdan S., Sunday, 25 July 2010 22:18 (eleven years ago) link

Taken on its own and not as a follow-up to their previous material, there are only a couple truly WTF moments and I'm still not sure I'm not missing something. "I Don't Feel" is one of the most bizarre tracks I've heard all year but has something of Ariel Pink's "Round & Round" to it, which I hated initially and now love. Things actually get quite good around the 2-minute mark when the backing track starts to take over. "Good Riddance" is more lame than [i]bad<?i>, while "Fish in the Sky" appears unredeemable but is so weird that it's hard to know for sure.

BTW who are the vocalists?

skip, Sunday, 25 July 2010 23:12 (eleven years ago) link

Tom Jones on Good Riddance?

Vasco da Gama, Monday, 26 July 2010 00:03 (eleven years ago) link

Sky Ferreira on "Without Lies"

I have an iTunes playlist called "That Feeling" (Tape Store), Monday, 26 July 2010 00:24 (eleven years ago) link

I want to know how 'whispers' came into being, track before song I suppose?

Vasco da Gama, Monday, 26 July 2010 01:01 (eleven years ago) link

i wonder who wrote the lyrics, them or the singers? because they have to be written by someone who can't speak english well.

“Then we found Nicole Morrier – who has written songs for Britney Spears – and got her to write the lyrics because I am very bad at that.”

There’s half an answer

“Where they are two ways I can go…I can stay in the shadows a bit, and focus on writing and composition, and maybe try to do something like Mark Ronson did with Amy Winehouse. Or I could keep doing albums as Aeroplane, I could sing on them, play live on my own…”

Maybe he should have made this decision slightly earlier...

Has admitted to being awesome in order to have sex (sic), Monday, 26 July 2010 01:09 (eleven years ago) link

this has a new version of 'caramellas', is that any good?

kinda lolling @ this reaction. what's the last record with a bit of buzz that ILMers wanted to like* that went down in a screaming heap like this?

* - not indie landfill hype

tea wrecks electric warrior (haitch), Monday, 26 July 2010 01:20 (eleven years ago) link

The Xtina record was disappointing, but no trainwreck. Before that? I dunno. Can't think of anything.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 26 July 2010 01:26 (eleven years ago) link

i don't understand the winehouse thing - is he implying that mark ronson wrote back to black? because he has a writing credit on one song on that record.

jed_, Monday, 26 July 2010 01:31 (eleven years ago) link

a co-writing credit.

jed_, Monday, 26 July 2010 01:31 (eleven years ago) link

Didn't he do the arrangements

kim cardassian (s1ocki), Monday, 26 July 2010 02:45 (eleven years ago) link

he made his name as a producer/arranger/svengali dude, rather than a hip-hop DJ, off the back off the album

Has admitted to being awesome in order to have sex (sic), Monday, 26 July 2010 02:47 (eleven years ago) link

listened to this and while i will never (of my own choosing) listen to it again, i wasn't too surprised or shocked by how it sounded. it sounds VERY belgian to my ears and bertrand burgalat's input is blatantly apparent. i can imagine it having far more resonance with a european audience than with the average ilm poster and reckon it will be huge. if it wouldn't result in me having a contract taken out on my life i'd upload the demos of the album that were recorded around 18 months ago. even back then it was apparent (from the demos) that the album would take this kind of direction rather than that of the singles or remixes.

stirmonster, Monday, 26 July 2010 03:50 (eleven years ago) link

this is maybe that classic good remixers/ bad original work or bad remixers/ good original work thing. seems to have been quite common in dance since forever.
sasha/fatboy/justice/simian/soulwax/oakenfold/jaxx... they can do one of the 2 things really well but never both.

Mixmag have heard it and seem to be liking it. the quote in the feature is 'best album of the summer'.

piscesx, Monday, 26 July 2010 03:55 (eleven years ago) link

Except that until this, their 12'' singles and remixes have generally been fantastic..

matt damon & the jb's (the anephric project), Monday, 26 July 2010 03:57 (eleven years ago) link

The album version of Caramellas is good, as are London Bridge and My Enemy. It's clearly not that they have forgotten how to make the kind of music that made us all like them--they just don't seem interested in doing that all the time any more. Can't blame them, but you also can't blame fans for responding negatively.

skip, Monday, 26 July 2010 04:03 (eleven years ago) link

i for one am going to blame them

J0rdan S., Monday, 26 July 2010 05:14 (eleven years ago) link

The strange thing here, as stirmonster points out, is that all these songs were written and demoed before the Aeroplane buzz started - by early 2008, according to Vito - so this album was being slowly put together at the same time as the big remixes and singles. It's just that nobody knew about them, so it seems like a drastic transition from one sound to another. Odd record.

Haunted Clocks For Sale (Dorianlynskey), Monday, 26 July 2010 06:48 (eleven years ago) link

Bits of this album remind of me of the Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder record.

Haunted Clocks For Sale (Dorianlynskey), Monday, 26 July 2010 07:29 (eleven years ago) link

kinda lolling @ this reaction. what's the last record with a bit of buzz that ILMers wanted to like that went down in a screaming heap like this?

I don't think I can actually think of one that had this level of virtually unanimous goodwill followed by this level of virtually unanimous "this is shit".

Still haven't heard it but I really want to out of some sort of morbid fascination.

Matt DC, Monday, 26 July 2010 08:41 (eleven years ago) link

this album isn't that bad! and mostly not even that surprising. there are a few, uh, curveballs, a couple of which are really horrific, and the more traditional aeroplane moments aren't as all-out blissful and immediate as their remixes, which was expected. bits of it remind me of a weaker version of gatekeeper's optimus prime ep, it has the same sense of ludicrousness.

the ost & kjex album is much better, i might start a thread on that at some point.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Monday, 26 July 2010 09:03 (eleven years ago) link

actually that gatekeeper ep is super good. a youtube, as i think it would pertain to the interests of most reading this thread:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZaB3Jxmygo

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Monday, 26 July 2010 09:08 (eleven years ago) link

Not a single thing on the Aeroplane album as nice as that Gatekeeper track.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 26 July 2010 09:20 (eleven years ago) link

this is an interesting i/v w/r/t aeroplane - http://www.junodownload.com/plus/2010/07/20/interview-aeroplane/

actually i think this album's best track is "i don't feel", merry clayton's vocals on that are awesome.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Monday, 26 July 2010 09:23 (eleven years ago) link

I'm still convinced that you lot are listening to some crap demos that they leaked to punnish internet downloaders and leakers and when the REAL album comes out it will be super amazing of the sort of thing we expect from Aeroplane.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

::sticks fingers in ears and sings la la laa la la::

The Milkman's Wife (Masonic Boom), Monday, 26 July 2010 09:25 (eleven years ago) link

ah the old human after all story

the tape store called... (cozen), Monday, 26 July 2010 09:26 (eleven years ago) link

OK, my curiosity got the better of me. "I Don't Feel" is flat-out amazing. I'll probably buy the album when it comes out, just to get my hands on that.

That said, the majority of the clips are downright skippable.

I think this album has been so long in the making and so highly built up that whatever they came up with would be a disappointment. I can see some of the points being made in this thread, but it's not like this is the Second Coming levels of awfulness or anything.

The Milkman's Wife (Masonic Boom), Monday, 26 July 2010 10:43 (eleven years ago) link

Ah ah hahahahah, OK, I've figured out how to work the Juno Player to play it in order.

Just as I was getting to the end of the first song and thinking "Jeez, who let Andrew Lloyd Webber in here? This has gone a bit late 70s Disco-Rock Opera..." and then the next song is actually called Jesus Christ Superstar.

It's kind of cocaine nightmare in places, but in quite a funny way. It just sounds like it shouldn't have been allowed to have the production budget it did, because I wish it sounded as organic as a Prins Thomas record rather than this sheen, but still.

It really is kind of Jesus Christ Superstar as rewritten by Cerrone, and I mean that in... well, I'm really not sure whether I mean that in a good way or a bad way. (I mean, I grew up on Jesus Christ Superstar, so that's got good signifiers to me.)

The Milkman's Wife (Masonic Boom), Monday, 26 July 2010 10:57 (eleven years ago) link

not heard this at all but i'm really struggling to match up these descriptions.

orakle-krake (Gukbe), Monday, 26 July 2010 10:59 (eleven years ago) link

Does the idea of "Jesus Christ Supernature" fill you with dread or vaguely nostalgic goodwill? This will shape your response to this record.

The Milkman's Wife (Masonic Boom), Monday, 26 July 2010 11:04 (eleven years ago) link

the ost & kjex album is much better, i might start a thread on that at some point.

Excited about this.

Tim F, Monday, 26 July 2010 11:05 (eleven years ago) link

Not quite as bad as I was expecting after reading all the comments upthread but still a pretty poor album with some real wtf moments.

New version of Caramellas seems kind of pointless and pales in comparison to the original.

I think I would have been stunned hearing this 18 months or so ago but not so much now after having my expectations slowly eroded by their/his run of monthly mixes. Still surprised at how bad some of the tracks are though.

groovypanda, Monday, 26 July 2010 11:20 (eleven years ago) link

i found the previews pretty skippable. i've been losing interest in aeroplane lately - still love most of the 07/08/09 stuff but that breakbot remix is muck. really hate it. i also don't like the sound of the rerecorded caramellas.

on another note, picked up that ost & kjex album last week, should give it a listen...

haido, Monday, 26 July 2010 11:20 (eleven years ago) link

haidooo!

I found some of them skippable, but there was enough to hold my interest in the others. And even the ones that were o_0 horrible, I was kind of curious, from the snippet, what the hell kind of context those moments would work in a song.

OK, now you lot have got me wondering what ost & kjex is, so I'm going to google.

The Milkman's Wife (Masonic Boom), Monday, 26 July 2010 11:24 (eleven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihq9KZglcQI

Davek (davek_00), Monday, 26 July 2010 11:25 (eleven years ago) link

OK, now you lot have got me wondering what ost & kjex is, so I'm going to google.

― The Milkman's Wife (Masonic Boom), Monday, 26 July 2010 12:24

You'll probably know this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihq9KZglcQI&feature=related

groovypanda, Monday, 26 July 2010 11:26 (eleven years ago) link

Ooh, make a wish Davek

groovypanda, Monday, 26 July 2010 11:27 (eleven years ago) link

i'll probably give it a proper listen when it leaks. hmm. still do love paris.

haido, Monday, 26 July 2010 11:30 (eleven years ago) link

i first heard this ost & kjex track on tama sumo's panoramabar mix last year and it's one of the best on the album (which is pretty varied, lovely sounding and a lot of fun)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLLBAgavQ1Y

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Monday, 26 July 2010 11:30 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, I'm listening to their MySpace right now. This is fun, guys.

Kind of minimal Norwegian version instead of the maximal Belgian version of a similar thing.

I think that's what's gone wrong with Aeroplane, they started throwing the kitchen sink at their productions, instead of keeping it clean and minimal and got fussy instead of elegant.

The Milkman's Wife (Masonic Boom), Monday, 26 July 2010 11:32 (eleven years ago) link

Wackster post-balearic euro blokes fight:

Aeroplane vs Mungolian Jetset vs Ost & Kjex vs Ronny & Renzo

Tim F, Monday, 26 July 2010 11:38 (eleven years ago) link

Yes, I like Continental Lover. Hard to put my finger on what it reminds me of..maybe Prince fronting Marc Romboy??

Haven't heard the whole Aeroplane album but the snippets were nowhere near as bad as you guys were indicating. Although, I can see the approach being very off-putting for the people who adored the remixes.

Davek (davek_00), Monday, 26 July 2010 11:40 (eleven years ago) link

The Mungolian album was so slept on it's untrue...breaks my heart.

Davek (davek_00), Monday, 26 July 2010 11:41 (eleven years ago) link

Go ahead, start that poll as an alternative to all the blah blah boring rock canon polls, pls. ;-)

(I'd probably pick Mungolian Jetset but need to listen to some more Ronny & Renzo first.)

The Milkman's Wife (Masonic Boom), Monday, 26 July 2010 11:41 (eleven years ago) link

You'll wish you'd been there for the Ronny & Renzo thread

Tim F, Monday, 26 July 2010 11:47 (eleven years ago) link

The Mungolian album was so slept on it's untrue...breaks my heart.

time for a big'ol "OTM!" shout out.

mark e, Monday, 26 July 2010 12:07 (eleven years ago) link

i never liked the mungolian album, the ost and kjek remix i heard first had me initially excited tho, weird how i never bothered checking them out as a result.

plax (ico), Monday, 26 July 2010 12:28 (eleven years ago) link

I'm the opposite, I loved that Mungolian Jet Set album but the Milano Model remix always annoyed the shit out of me.

I got four tracks into the Aeroplane album at lunchtime and was thinking it was fine, not as great as I wanted it to be, but not terrible, certainly not particularly unexpected, then I Don't Feel started and suddenly I understood the gasfaces.

Matt DC, Monday, 26 July 2010 12:43 (eleven years ago) link

yeah the minute that started i basically gawped at my speakers in shock but it actually turned out to be good! the real horror is still to come.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Monday, 26 July 2010 12:46 (eleven years ago) link

ok fish in the sky

right

plax (ico), Monday, 26 July 2010 13:02 (eleven years ago) link

yeah other things are just "not great" but really

plax (ico), Monday, 26 July 2010 13:03 (eleven years ago) link

yea, "i don't feel", "caramellas" and "we can't fly" are all ok by me. but 3 good/passable songs do not even come close to overshadowing the rest of this mess.

looking forward to the ost & kjex album, but lumping ronny & renzo in with all this stuff seems like sort of a stretch, in that they get very deep and almost tribal in parts and seem to care very little about pop vocals. unless i'm missing out on something. don't they only have 2 releases anyhow? i own and love them both, but don't recall anything comparable apart from the mungolian remix.

and yes 'we gave it all away... now we are taking it back' is insanely rewarding on repeat listens. it made the ilm end of year poll at least right? ehhhhhhh?

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 05:03 (eleven years ago) link

"my enemy" and "without lies" are good too (though i don't really like the title track) (which is one reason i had lowered expectations to begin with).

i liked we gave it all away... but it just seemed a bit busy to really love - what's great about the ost & kjex album is that as cheesy and silly as they get, they also know when to dial back.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 08:16 (eleven years ago) link

Oh man. :(

groovypanda, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 08:31 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah it's sad but at the same time I was all ready to listen to the album with an open mind and it really is terrible. The closing track with Au Revoir Simone is nice but I really can't imagine what they were thinking of with much of the rest of it, and why no one told them to stop.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 08:44 (eleven years ago) link

What? I don't feel bad or guilty at all. If I'd made something this terrible, I'd want to be told. Ideally, I'd like to be told before more than 4 or 5 people had heard it.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 08:51 (eleven years ago) link

I'm sure it wasn't what Wall of Sound signed up for when they signed them either - not that that should be a consideration but you'd think someone close to the band would have taken them aside and said "erm, you can't actually write songs dudes".

Matt DC, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 08:55 (eleven years ago) link

Are they not on Eskimo any more then? As the Eskimo newsletters keep bigging up the album.

Or is it Wall of Sound are just distributing the album as they have a better infrastructure for doing so than Eskimo?

groovypanda, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 08:58 (eleven years ago) link

Wall of Sound in the UK, so maybe they're just distributing it.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 08:59 (eleven years ago) link

they should probably pull this if they still can and try to release something good.

plax (ico), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:02 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, if they pulled this, it might reach some kind of legendary status in a few years, which would ultimately serve Vito much better in whatever he does next. If they actually go through with a release as planned, only bad things can happen.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:11 (eleven years ago) link

what was the aeroplane tweet? it isn't there anymore

NI, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:14 (eleven years ago) link

Loosely paraphrased, it said: "Album has leaked, I've read some of the reactions...they are all awful..."

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:15 (eleven years ago) link

Poor Vito. :-(

I keep wanting to say - damn, it's not nearly as bad as you extravagant haters make it out to be. I was expecting way worse than what it is. It has its moments. It's just not what you were expecting.

procedurally generated todge (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:29 (eleven years ago) link

k8 is right, individual tracks are total disasters and it's not a great album, but there's enough worthwhile stuff here. i've heard much worse.

though similarly to the xtina album, my expectations had been lowered substantially by the time the actual album emerged, so it's not like i was shocked that this isn't all up to the standard of their best remixes.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:33 (eleven years ago) link

"After album leaked, I'm reading people reactions... They are pretty much awful..."

groovypanda, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:34 (eleven years ago) link

I will no doubt buy it, rip the 4 or 5 awesome to worthwhile songs onto my iTunes and disregard the rest (except for the one or two real clangers which will be saved for helltapes.)

procedurally generated todge (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:34 (eleven years ago) link

Actually, I wonder why the Tweet was pulled? Phone call from someone from the record label maybe?

groovypanda, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:49 (eleven years ago) link

must have been.

jed_, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:13 (eleven years ago) link

Or maybe he saw it retweeted and copied and quoted a hundred times across the internet, and realised he didn't want to be perceived as whining or looking for sympathy?

It's easy to write things on twitter that can be easily misinterpreted and widely misquoted out of context.

procedurally generated todge (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:14 (eleven years ago) link

yes, he probably just pulled it himself.

i feel bit guilty about slagging it now.

jed_, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:16 (eleven years ago) link

I'm sure it wasn't what Wall of Sound signed up for when they signed them either - not that that should be a consideration but you'd think someone close to the band would have taken them aside and said "erm, you can't actually write songs dudes".

Knowing Mark Jones at Wall of Sound quite well, I would say the opposite. He loves the chintzier side more than the club side, I think. And Vito had this album demoed before he was even signed to WoS so I don't think it came as a surprise to the label.

So what are the keepers here? I really like We Can't Fly, Superstar, Caramellas and My Enemy.

Haunted Clocks For Sale (Dorianlynskey), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:20 (eleven years ago) link

london bridge, i don't feel, without lies, my enemy

("caramellas" is fine but i prefer the og)

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:28 (eleven years ago) link

I'm warm on "We Can't Fly," but nowhere near hot. And the final track w/ ARS is okay. Other than that, it really DOES sound like a bunch of demos that the Scissor Sisters recorded for a laugh and then threw away.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:30 (eleven years ago) link

I really like I Don't Feel but I keep expecting her to bust a "WOOOARRR CHILDREN!!!" at any second in that song.

Would be better if more of their songs had gone the disco diva workout (sorry, Dorian) routine. I mean, as much as I like the Paris remix and the Kilometre remix, my favourite thing they've ever done is Williams Blood.

procedurally generated todge (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:32 (eleven years ago) link

It is amusing, though, to work out what the most o_0 awful song on the album is - on second listen, my vote isn't actually for that Fish in the Sky track but the hystrionics in Point Of No Return. Like, what on EARTH does the rest of the track sound like, to make that breakdown make sense?

procedurally generated todge (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:34 (eleven years ago) link

i will say that i love "i don't feel" once it gets going but it could really use some form of intro rather than hitting you straight off with the RAAARRRGHGH disco vox.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:34 (eleven years ago) link

"good riddance" is definitely in the conversation when it comes to the o_0 worst track

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:35 (eleven years ago) link

Is Good Riddance the Tom Jones one or the awful soppy Fleetwood Mac one?

Oh god no, now I'm doing it. :-(

procedurally generated todge (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:36 (eleven years ago) link

I do actually have to hand it to them, that they have made such an *over the top* album. I mean, there's no halfway here. There's no way you can say that this album is boring, and that is quite an accomplishment. I mean, to be honest, a polite but perfectly boring "here is some nice polite nu balaeric beats" would have been a far worse result.

It is comically over the top and ridiculous, but it seems like sometimes that does actually work.

procedurally generated todge (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:37 (eleven years ago) link

My two favorite tracks are the least confrontational ones. Maybe I'M boring.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:38 (eleven years ago) link

And by favorite tracks, I mean the ones I'd consider not deleting.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:39 (eleven years ago) link

"good riddance" is the tom jones one

and yeah so many dance artists end up making perfectly ok albums that you can't really remember any track on. this is...not like that, at least :/

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:40 (eleven years ago) link

stiff competition but i think "without lies" is the worst thing on here, it's embarrassing. a couple of the non-vocal tracks are okay but not great & caramellas was better before.

jed_, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:40 (eleven years ago) link

haha no i love it, what's to hate about it? "when i eat cake...i prefer the cherry"

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:48 (eleven years ago) link

yes, that!

jed_, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:48 (eleven years ago) link

apparently it's a cover of

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFJMTQP8Ctw

and if that's really sky ferreira singing, that makes it even better

(have we IDed all the vocalists? merry clayton on "i don't feel", sky ferreira (?) on "without lies"...maybe the remaining ones would prefer to stay anonymous.)

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:51 (eleven years ago) link

Mark Hollis on "Fish in the Sky".

Oh no, wait, its the guy from Poni Hoax it's just that they sound exactly the same.

jed_, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:54 (eleven years ago) link

Correct responses to the Aeroplane album:

1.
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/31309391/Aeroplane.jpg

2.
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/3872491/Aeroplane.jpg

?????????????????????????????????????

procedurally generated todge (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:02 (eleven years ago) link

I think the vibe I wish they'd gone for is something closer to the Allez Allez and Grace Jones remixes, kind of camp but still terrific and still really hands-in-the-air disco.

I think the only out-and-out keepers here are We Can't Fly and the closing track. My Enemy is okay but it feels a bit... cheap? Sort of Asda ad disco. Original version of Caramellas >>>>> the original. Saturday isn't bad, will probably give it another listen. Everything else can fuck off.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:06 (eleven years ago) link

what's the last record with a bit of buzz that ILMers wanted to like* that went down in a screaming heap like this?

Maybe the most recent thing I can think of was Wiley's See Clear Now which had pretty high expectations after Wearing My Rolex and seemingly had no defenders whatsoever when it came out. That didn't have 18 months worth of build and anticipation though.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:09 (eleven years ago) link

Plus Wiley puts out a new album every 6 months.

I haven't heard this but these days dance producers really get only one shot every half decade to put out an album and do it right.

They should put out a Misch Masch style collection stat.

Tim F, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:18 (eleven years ago) link

i don't think xtina's latest album has any real defenders, bar a couple of tracks. m.i.a., maybe - it has its very vocal defenders but i still get the impression that most were disappointed by it. when see clear now dropped it was abundantly clear from the mark ronson and daft punk singles that preceded it that it was gonna be a dog.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:26 (eleven years ago) link

They should put out a Misch Masch style collection stat.

Funny you should say that, Tiefschwarz were the other act I thought of, if anything they had an even richer selection of remixes under their belt, their remix collaboration was one of the best releases of 2004 and the album dropped and it was such a limp change of direction. That was disappointing rather than actively awful though.

Trying to think of great recent remixers/producers who have successfully made the transition to "proper" songwriters... Trentemoller's the only one who comes to mind right now.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:33 (eleven years ago) link

Tiefschwarz was the first example I thought of where prolific DJ/remixers stumble in the transition to album artists. Black Strobe too - loved their remixes, but the album was full of horrible vocals and goth melodrama.

Haunted Clocks For Sale (Dorianlynskey), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:36 (eleven years ago) link

Equally, though, there's Rex the Dog who put out a solid collection in the vein of his singles (even including his best moments) and that just disappeared. It's a tricky transition.

Haunted Clocks For Sale (Dorianlynskey), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:38 (eleven years ago) link

Haha I quite liked the Black Strobe album, and becoming a proper schlocky goth rock band wasn't that far outside their comfort zone.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:39 (eleven years ago) link

rex the dog did it about 3 years late, and his style was always one that was destined to sound dated eventually.

jacques lu cont fits in here somewhere - post-confessions he wasn't exactly trying to be an album artist, but he definitely fell off in a similar way.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:39 (eleven years ago) link

I think mroe often than not it's a case of writer's block and overthinking things though - all of these are examples of artists who could churn out amazing remixes (that were mostly their own ideas) on a weekly basis but suddenly freeze and take two years to work on an uninspiring album.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:40 (eleven years ago) link

JLC doesn't fit here, he just started working with bad artists with shit songs.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:41 (eleven years ago) link

but in JLC's jesus period he did a ton of sow's ear/silk purse tracks - "mr brightside" for heaven's sake!

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:42 (eleven years ago) link

Zoot Woman's a prime example. I disagree that his remixes fell off dramatically. They became more generic but not bad. The Muse and Depeche Mode ones are fine.

Haunted Clocks For Sale (Dorianlynskey), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:43 (eleven years ago) link

but in JLC's jesus period he did a ton of sow's ear/silk purse tracks - "mr brightside" for heaven's sake!

Yes but Mr Brightside doesn't fundamentally change the song, just the arrangement, it's essentially a good tune that the Killers dealt with hamfistedly. He couldn't do that with the songs the Killers came up with on their third album because they weren't as good, and the likes of Frankmuzik just couldn't write songs in the first place.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:49 (eleven years ago) link

In fact all of JLC's sow's ear/silk purse tracks are pretty much examples of fixing the things that are wrong with half-decent tunes. He should have stayed away from Starsailor though.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:50 (eleven years ago) link

No the Starsailor remix is the most extreme example of awfulness --> brilliance surely.

JLC stopped trying I think: his productions (and remixes) for the Madonna album are basically the last time he really tried to pull out all the stops with that whole tsunami of sound thing. He's had decent remixes since (like his remix of Sneaky Sound System) but they're just not as all-encompassing sounding.

Tim F, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:00 (eleven years ago) link

"silver screen shower screen" was pretty transformative

kim cardassian (s1ocki), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:05 (eleven years ago) link

important point:

were the song titles on this actually PROPHETIC?

first of course 'we can't fly' -> they can not 'fly' as solo artists

'the point of no return' -> have they reached this 'point'

'i don't feel' -> many people seem to be saying '"i don't feel" this album'

'good riddance' -> now that they have broken up, many listeners seem to be wishing them 'good riddance'

'we fall over' -> are they saying they have 'fallen over' as artists

please discuss

kim cardassian (s1ocki), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:27 (eleven years ago) link

Yes! It's a concept album about being shit! Brilliant concept.

I think Silver Screen Shower Scene is a bit different to the others given it's a remix of a certified club banger rather than a remix of a bogstandard bit of major label indie.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:29 (eleven years ago) link

A+++

xp

jed_, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:30 (eleven years ago) link

ya but one that really changes the song in a way that remixes of club hits most often don't... it basically becomes a whole new thing.

his finest hour imo

kim cardassian (s1ocki), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:31 (eleven years ago) link

i'm listening to this now and i really do not know what to make of this thing

'fish in the sky' just started and i liked the first 5 seconds and was like what's the big deal but then the rest of the song happened

kim cardassian (s1ocki), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:42 (eleven years ago) link

'my enemy' kind of sounds like abba. 'save all your love for me'

kim cardassian (s1ocki), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:47 (eleven years ago) link

'caramellas' -> no one 'cares' about the '(m)fellas' in aeroplane now

max, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 15:08 (eleven years ago) link

The new Milky Disco comp is out!

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:34 (eleven years ago) link

Listening to this album gives me the same creepy feeling I had when I saw the Vice guide to North Korea documentary.

van smack, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 18:23 (eleven years ago) link

this sounds like Goblin

village idiot (dog latin), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 21:16 (eleven years ago) link

a very disjointed album. the french, '70s obscurist, disco dancin, suspirial metaller part of me revels in this. But the sensitive, british, bullshit-detecting part of me's just fidgeted by intrusive vocals and wet wet wet guitar solos.
The first half, at least the first four tracks, are relatively familiar territory; there being relatively few tracks this year that I've enjoyed as much as We Can't Fly. Then I Don't Feel bursts in like Loleatta Holloway fronting the Jam, destroys the whole mood of the album thus far, and has a job trying to build it back up again. But it does manage, somehow turning into pure moments of hypnotic disco shimmer. It's pretty wobbly from then on - moments of ooh! see-saw with moments of arggh!! It's really not a terrible album at all, but with the hype around Aeroplane at fever pitch for a while now, I'm left questioning whether this is the best quality work they (now he) could have done.

village idiot (dog latin), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 22:11 (eleven years ago) link

ok WOW @ this ost & kjex album. i'm the type that tends to overstate things/get a little too excited sometimes, but i might like this better than the lindstrom & christabelle album! the production is effing amazing, and they actually know how to write pop songs! starting to think they deserve their own thread.

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 01:24 (eleven years ago) link

go ahead! i was going to but i hate starting threads on new artists, they always seem to end up in tumbleweeds

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 01:36 (eleven years ago) link

weird

pies. (gbx), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 01:37 (eleven years ago) link

http://i18.tinypic.com/6ki7x3t.jpg

pies. (gbx), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 01:39 (eleven years ago) link

xp, at least you and tim will show up for the party...

this new OST & KJEX album makes me really happy.

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 01:40 (eleven years ago) link

" late for the July Mix ! Trying to do something a bit different... Ripping vinyls ... Will be there by the week end ! All my apologies..."

groovypanda, Wednesday, 28 July 2010 11:45 (eleven years ago) link

perhaps everyone here is just behind the curve. maybe zane lowe really does know: "‎" Superstar " played by Zane Lowe yesterday on BBC Radio 1. Comparing it to Alan Parson's " The Raven " or " an heavy version of AIR " or even compared it to Muse !! With no irony I want to thank him for really understanding that song !"

orakle-krake (Gukbe), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 12:37 (eleven years ago) link

also sounds like he's had it rough the last few days. poor vito.

orakle-krake (Gukbe), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 12:38 (eleven years ago) link

Well, to get Alan Parsons' The Raven when you're expecting Proxy's The Raven is a bit of a stretch.

procedurally generated pidyn (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 12:40 (eleven years ago) link

wonder if WOS will package the album with an extra cd of remixes, even if its just a limited run.
that way, its a guaranteed seller.

mark e, Wednesday, 28 July 2010 12:48 (eleven years ago) link

also sounds like he's had it rough the last few days. poor vito.

he does sound delirious

cozen, Wednesday, 28 July 2010 12:59 (eleven years ago) link

Second album will come out in a year and be a stone cold classic recorded on a tenth of the budget.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 28 July 2010 13:08 (eleven years ago) link

I can see this album being one of those that flops when it comes out and then gets critically reassessed a few years later. Agreed a remixes two-fer would make it more essential, a la LCD Soundsystem.

village idiot (dog latin), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 13:22 (eleven years ago) link

isn't it hard to license a cd of remixes as the copyright stays with the original artists or.. something? like the LCD 2-fer was their own work, and then a 2nd cd of more of their own extended 12"s of their own stuff/ early singles. i guess it'd be pretty easy if all the remixed artists were on the same label or what have you. i'm sure someone on here is an expert.

piscesx, Wednesday, 28 July 2010 15:34 (eleven years ago) link

that's what i was thinking - even with the tiefschwarz misch masch, it wouldn't have had their kelis remix on it. plus now, a lot more than when the misch masch series was going, these remixes are already so widely available...

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 16:02 (eleven years ago) link

mungolian jetset packaged a second disc of remixes

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 28 July 2010 16:50 (eleven years ago) link

Ulrich Schnauss's remix album omitted most of his best mixes so presumably there were a few licensing problems there. Either that or he doesn't know up from down. The Aphex Twin remix album, on the other hand, had about 95% of his output.

Did that Tiefschwarz Kelis mix ever come out? That would be the problem for Aeroplane's rejected MGMT remix. The way people consume remixes now, it's hard to tell which ones are official.

Haunted Clocks For Sale (Dorianlynskey), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 17:45 (eleven years ago) link

Isn't the Mungolian Jetset album entirely remixes?

Matt DC, Wednesday, 28 July 2010 17:59 (eleven years ago) link

there's a first disc of originals

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 28 July 2010 18:03 (eleven years ago) link

afaik

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 28 July 2010 18:03 (eleven years ago) link

No, only Creepy and Madre Epics Pt. 2 are originals. The others are ostensibly remixes but there's so little of the originals in some of them that they might as well be Mungolian Jet Set's own tracks.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 28 July 2010 18:38 (eleven years ago) link

ahhhh never knew that

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 28 July 2010 18:39 (eleven years ago) link

Did that Tiefschwarz Kelis mix ever come out?

ah it was never official, just a white label a/c to discogs - http://www.discogs.com/Kelis-Trick-Me-Tiefschwarz-Mix/release/356427

i assume grace jones has changed her mind about the "williams blood" remix by now?

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 19:08 (eleven years ago) link

Wasn't the Could You Be Loved track basically MJS under the name Pizzy Yelliot?

groovypanda, Wednesday, 28 July 2010 19:13 (eleven years ago) link

this guardian write-up makes the album sound kind of amazing:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jul/28/new-band-aeroplane

orakle-krake (Gukbe), Thursday, 29 July 2010 00:19 (eleven years ago) link

Until Elton John and Jim Steinman decide to make a rock-disco album with Lindstrom, this will have to do.

?!

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 July 2010 00:22 (eleven years ago) link

I read that Paul Lester column just about every day, and he's dead wrong as often as he's right.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 July 2010 00:23 (eleven years ago) link

I think I might be so desperate to like this album once I hear it that I'll take absolutely any positive feedback on it as proof that ya'll are wrong. Secretly I know you'll probably be right.

orakle-krake (Gukbe), Thursday, 29 July 2010 00:27 (eleven years ago) link

we'll all look so provincial when this blows up and vito has a number one album and is scoring the remake of 'dirty dancing' or something.

taojjbtcrf (or something), Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:03 (eleven years ago) link

oh no, it's cool, i'll like the album by that point.

jed_, Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:12 (eleven years ago) link

20 years out of date but totally ahead of its time.

jed_, Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:13 (eleven years ago) link

I don't think I'll ever like it, because I appreciate what he was going for but think he failed miserably at it. Like, there are other bands who make GREAT records like this without even trying, but he worked on it for 18 months and still never got it right. I like Vito, I guess. I like the Aeroplane remixes. I think he should NEVER write and record original material ever again.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:15 (eleven years ago) link

srsly, maybe the other guy was the taleented one.

jed_, Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:17 (eleven years ago) link

other guy was basically "vibe consultant" not studio bod though, iiuc

sounds like Vito just wanted a home-listening record to be completely different to a dancefloor 12", but of course no-one else was expecting his idea of a home-listening record. Give us an amazing extended mix of We Can't Fly and let's call it even.

Has admitted to being awesome in order to have sex (sic), Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:26 (eleven years ago) link

Having been primed by everyone's disappointment, the OTT Graun review, and Kate's tantalising Jesus Cerrone Superstar line, is it possible I could actually love this album on it's own terms?

Has admitted to being awesome in order to have sex (sic), Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:30 (eleven years ago) link

contrariness can lead people to anything.

jed_, Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:34 (eleven years ago) link

haha, I like/love a lot of stuff that a lot of people dislike/hate. So I'm kind of hoping someone somewhere loves this album. It's just not going to be me.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:36 (eleven years ago) link

although the gaurdian review is not contrariness, it's just the cluelessness of some old guy trying to be hip, i think?

jed_, Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:38 (eleven years ago) link

maybe it's possibe that someone thinks it "BONKERS" (as he says) in a good way, i dunno.

jed_, Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:45 (eleven years ago) link

i'll be honest, that paul lester write up really makes me want this album.
but then i have been on a golden era ZTT trip of late.
the trevor horn styled production excess on we cant fly did it for me, so a whole album of such madness will probably suit me just fine.

mark e, Thursday, 29 July 2010 07:30 (eleven years ago) link

I really fucking hate the undercurrent of snotty dismissiveness of those Paul Lester columns, it's like whenever he's outside his comfort zone his pieces are drenched in "you're probably not going to like this so let's just have a lol". His Lady Chann piece made me wonder why they don't just rotate the column among writers who know what they're talking about.

Matt DC, Thursday, 29 July 2010 08:44 (eleven years ago) link

^ would be a great idea.

Anyway, as to the ZTT/Trevor Horn aspect of this album: there really isn't one. That's a completely bullshit comparison. Horn made songs (both good and bad) sound MASSIVE. The Aeroplane album sounds hacked together with reverb fx to make things artificially large.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:05 (eleven years ago) link

yeah the lester article reeks of someone skipping through the album one time only, having a chuckle, isn't sure if it's good or not because he doesn't understand this new-fangled modern music thing, remembers the scissor sister getting some acclaim so thinks fuck it and bigs it up from a bizarrely wrongheaded fairground disco/rock opera POV. he's an awful awful writer, one of the very worst on the guardian.

NI, Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:10 (eleven years ago) link

Nothing stopping a remix collection I reckon: DJ Koze's comp from last year was excellent.

Tim F, Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:40 (eleven years ago) link

Eh? I don't get that column. In what sense are Aeroplane a "new band"?

procedurally generated pidyn (Masonic Boom), Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:42 (eleven years ago) link

I really fucking hate the undercurrent of snotty dismissiveness of those Paul Lester columns, it's like whenever he's outside his comfort zone his pieces are drenched in "you're probably not going to like this so let's just have a lol". His Lady Chann piece made me wonder why they don't just rotate the column among writers who know what they're talking about.

errm i think overblown pomp IS lester's comfort zone, this is the guy whose favourite album ever is a wizard, a true star.

i haven't heard the aeroplane album yet but he's made it sound appealing to me...

fisherspwner (braveclub), Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:55 (eleven years ago) link

new band with one member... i guess you're not really a band until you put an album out.

haido, Thursday, 29 July 2010 10:43 (eleven years ago) link

Seems a willfully rockist and retro definition to apply to a dance artist but hey it's Paul Lester. What do I expect? ;-)

procedurally generated pidyn (Masonic Boom), Thursday, 29 July 2010 11:00 (eleven years ago) link

it is the guardian, not resident advisor

village idiot (dog latin), Thursday, 29 July 2010 13:00 (eleven years ago) link

this guardian write-up makes the album sound kind of amazing

One should always take Lester with a massive pinch of salt, but actually all the descriptions on this thread, including from ppl who are slagging it off, make me want to hear this. (Full disclosure: involvement of Bertrand Burgalat is a selling point for me, not a "Run away, run away!" signal)

Jeff W, Thursday, 29 July 2010 16:26 (eleven years ago) link

i've found it's often the case, you can rave about how good something is until your mouth runs dry and no one will pick you up on it, but the minute you start frothing about how BAD it is literally everyone rushes to check it out

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Thursday, 29 July 2010 17:13 (eleven years ago) link

1. I want to hear this because of the way the record is being described and the comparisons being made with other acts (that I happen to like) and for no other reason. I'm not interested in rubbernecking a car crash. I'll make up my own mind if it's good or bad.
2. Lots of people praising a record on ILM will create traction too.
3. Please to check out Yakuza Heart Attack - I think they're great!

Jeff W, Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:32 (eleven years ago) link

Without Lies = great.

piscesx, Friday, 30 July 2010 01:16 (eleven years ago) link

Good Riddance reminds me of these 2 things:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQt622_lpWs&feature=related

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeFyD-JYWD0

piscesx, Friday, 30 July 2010 01:18 (eleven years ago) link

Was not expecting an album that sounded, in parts, like Jim Kerr side-project.

PS Love that All Seeing I track

The great big red thing, for those who like a surprise (James Morrison), Friday, 30 July 2010 03:44 (eleven years ago) link

jesus i think everyone who listened to and bagged on this album knows and sees the value in things like 'a wizard, a true star' or steinman and whatnot, it's that this album simply uses that as a basis for terrible indie-pop pastiche. don't let some delusional guardian writer fool you, this is modern indie pop through and through and most of it is embarassing. don't be fooled by a list of riyls, all those comparisons are really quite a reach and reek of promo-speak

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Friday, 30 July 2010 05:30 (eleven years ago) link

I don't hear any indie pop whatsoever on this album. I hear mid-80s US/Euro AOR like Cock Robin and Foreigner, synth-soundtrackers like John Carpenter, Goblin and Moroder, zouk, Boney M, maybe a hint of new wave - but not indie pop. There are very few references to modern hipster culture here - it's all harking back to mainstream European culture 1977-1992 as far as I can tell. Proabably why it's so cringey to anglophones.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 30 July 2010 14:50 (eleven years ago) link

He's saying it's a hamfisted pastiche of the kind bad indie bands make, he's not saying it sounds like indie pop.

Matt DC, Friday, 30 July 2010 14:52 (eleven years ago) link

i still don't hear it. maybe (maybe) a hint of YYYs on one or two tracks, but other than that I hear no indie, pastiche or not.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 30 July 2010 15:04 (eleven years ago) link

He's saying it's a hamfisted pastiche of the kind bad indie bands make, he's not saying it sounds like indie pop.

Matt DC, Friday, 30 July 2010 15:06 (eleven years ago) link

according to todays CMJ mailout this has been delayed until end of sept (27th as opposed to 6th)

wonder if this involves a quick remix/makeover of a track or 2 ..

mark e, Friday, 30 July 2010 15:07 (eleven years ago) link

i still don't hear the indie thing, matt

titchyschneiderhouserules (s1ocki), Friday, 30 July 2010 15:09 (eleven years ago) link

no me neither

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 30 July 2010 15:13 (eleven years ago) link

Maybe it just sounds like a bad indie band appropriating overblown 80s kitsch to me because they're so terrible at it. I don't think it's impossible to put together a great record that channels those influences but Aeroplane are pretty bad at it and it's mostly the quality of the songwriting that's to blame.

Matt DC, Friday, 30 July 2010 15:23 (eleven years ago) link

just want to point out that dog latin is also really feeling salem so grain of salt

blap...tremendo (deej), Friday, 30 July 2010 15:25 (eleven years ago) link

xp thanks for the backup mattdc. this is what i meant, it reminds me of how indie and britrock bands reappropriate similar things in similarly uninspiring ways (though "we fall over" sounds pretty damn indie/paste magazine-ish to me and "without lies" is indie-electro. is that sky ferreira on both?)

also come now, goblin and carpenter and moroder only sounded like this at their worst, and boney m was a lot more fun (i hear some deodato in "my enemy", but i can't help but imagine that there was an electronic demo of that song at one point that wasn't so overwrought). and i do not hear any new wave in here at all sorry. definitely a touch of aor rock/foreigner tho for sure. the first thing i thought when i heard this was "this sounds like some dollar record from the 80s that i would have regretted purchasing".

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Friday, 30 July 2010 15:33 (eleven years ago) link

no way - it doesn't sound like indie rock.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 30 July 2010 15:40 (eleven years ago) link

in seriousness - i'm not necessarily defending this album here...

...just saying it doesn't sound like indie rock.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 30 July 2010 15:42 (eleven years ago) link

He isn't saying it does! This is exasperating...

Matt DC, Friday, 30 July 2010 15:44 (eleven years ago) link

but it doesn't.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 30 July 2010 15:46 (eleven years ago) link

maybe people would like it more if it sounded more like indie rock.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 30 July 2010 15:48 (eleven years ago) link

are you reading the words in between 'indie' or are you just sorta seeing that word in print and reacting here? no, it doesn't sound exactly like indie rock, but yes it is a lame pastiche of the same types of things indie acts make lame pastiches out of.

you're probably just taking the piss anyways tho so can we just move on?

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Friday, 30 July 2010 15:51 (eleven years ago) link

indie rock?

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 30 July 2010 15:53 (eleven years ago) link

okay, sorry - it's a slow work day today.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 30 July 2010 15:53 (eleven years ago) link

my biggest problem with this album isn't the limp genre experiments or the vapidity of the lyrics or the dearth of b@ng0rz ("My Enemy" aside), it's that Aeroplane's music used to have the most amazingly well-constructed builds and everything on here just kinda happens, then keeps happening for four or five minutes, then stops. I'd be 1000000% on board with an album full of John Carpenter/Alan Parsons/etc. ripoffs if the tracks resolved themselves as effectively as the Das Pop remix or the Coyote remix or the Low Motion Disco remix. but alas.

TOM SHITTYBISSELL (jamescobo), Friday, 30 July 2010 16:52 (eleven years ago) link

OTM

jed_, Friday, 30 July 2010 17:00 (eleven years ago) link

Dorian interview with Vito

(Three weeks after we meet, the album leaks online and many fans of Aeroplane's club-oriented output to date bemoan the record's florid guitar solos and vocal melodrama. "I'm reading people's reactions," he tweets glumly. "They are pretty much awful …")

poor vito

orakle-krake (Gukbe), Friday, 30 July 2010 17:31 (eleven years ago) link

have any other forums/blogs had so many people reacting negatively to this album? wondering if this thread is the main cause of that tweet

NI, Friday, 30 July 2010 17:47 (eleven years ago) link

Nah, it got ripped a new one on t'Erol forum. I'd think, given the prevalence of well known DJs and producers as lurkers on that forum, that's most likely the source.

procedurally generated pidyn (Masonic Boom), Friday, 30 July 2010 18:14 (eleven years ago) link

More likely still that Vito typed "Aeroplane album" into Twitter. I just tried that and everything prior to his now famous tweet is uniformly negative.

Matt DC, Friday, 30 July 2010 18:22 (eleven years ago) link

The thread I saw on Erol's forums looked like it was written by 17 year old electro fans. One guy's main complaint was that there were too many instrumentals on the album.

groovypanda, Friday, 30 July 2010 20:01 (eleven years ago) link

They are written by 17 y.o. electro fans. But that, unfortunately, is the market most people seem to be shooting for.

pidyn pitch (Masonic Boom), Friday, 30 July 2010 20:04 (eleven years ago) link

I didn't see this mentioned above, but here is Stephan's first mix as The Magician. I'm only about 5 minutes in and it's pretty good. For those of you crushed by We Can't Fly maybe this will help you feel a little better.

bmus, Monday, 2 August 2010 19:02 (eleven years ago) link

oh this is fun, thanks!

"beam me up, beam me up, beam me up"

What's that track?

jed_, Monday, 2 August 2010 19:36 (eleven years ago) link

Midnight Magic - Beam Me Up

So good.

bmus, Monday, 2 August 2010 19:59 (eleven years ago) link

thanks for the id, great track.

jed_, Monday, 2 August 2010 22:12 (eleven years ago) link

diggin this. v sad to say i finally listened to we can't fly and it managed to live up to the hype :\

my objective was to get the ham (another al3x), Monday, 2 August 2010 23:37 (eleven years ago) link

Aeroplane Late July Mix

Featuring the Aeroplane remix of Chromeo's "Don't Turn the Lights On"

orakle-krake (Gukbe), Tuesday, 3 August 2010 14:14 (eleven years ago) link

Pretty darn good.

skip, Tuesday, 3 August 2010 15:32 (eleven years ago) link

"return to form" etc. Especially liking that odd italo version of Yalla Yalla wtf but pushing my buttons, natch.

The Wicked Deadache (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 3 August 2010 15:33 (eleven years ago) link

loooove this 'magician' mix, great track selection. makes you realize that there are plenty of people out there making the type of music i think most of us expected to be on the album. that ali love "smoke and mirrors" track is so excellent, same with "chain of diminishing returns" from a prior aeroplane monthly mix. also there is always classixx to fill this niche

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 01:38 (eleven years ago) link

Wow. That's the best monthly mix in absolutely ages. Wonder if it's a bit of a reaction to the reception the album got.

groovypanda, Wednesday, 4 August 2010 07:39 (eleven years ago) link

almost finished the mix. love it. i mean, they're never great in terms of the actual mixing part, but really i suppose it's just a showcase of tracks rather than showing off dj proficiency.

chromeo remix sounds exactly as it should, which is great, because i hate that breakbot remix

haido, Wednesday, 4 August 2010 14:22 (eleven years ago) link

That Lindstrom remix of the Chemical Brothers track is everywhere right now, not sure what I think of it.

skip, Wednesday, 4 August 2010 17:30 (eleven years ago) link

i think i love it

the itsytitchyschneider (s1ocki), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 17:41 (eleven years ago) link

^ me too. it's on both of these new aeroplane-related mixes!

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Thursday, 5 August 2010 02:49 (eleven years ago) link

definitely love it, well the first six minutes or so

haido, Thursday, 5 August 2010 08:14 (eleven years ago) link

what's that at ~38mins? sounds like the theme from the equalizer or something

cozen, Thursday, 5 August 2010 09:08 (eleven years ago) link

ah, knew I recognised it - simple minds' "theme for great cities"

cozen, Thursday, 5 August 2010 09:10 (eleven years ago) link

I love Chemical Bros Swoon. I love Lindstrom & Prins. I do not love that remix. ::sadface::

post-graduate education in Ladyology (Masonic Boom), Thursday, 5 August 2010 09:30 (eleven years ago) link

we can't fly is getting airplay on irish "indie" radio now.

haido, Thursday, 5 August 2010 10:49 (eleven years ago) link

thats cos theyve been at oxegen and EP every year

plax (ico), Thursday, 5 August 2010 10:54 (eleven years ago) link

From The Magician's Facebook page:

"Known as the other half of “Aeroplane”
Stephen left before the release of their anticipating album to focus on his own project!
He’s currently working on a remix for The Aikiu and he is planning his first EP for Autumn this year!"

groovypanda, Monday, 9 August 2010 11:14 (eleven years ago) link

and he is planning his first EP for Autumn this year!

Over/under on how much this smokes the Aeroplane album?

Johnny Fever, Monday, 9 August 2010 18:48 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.discobelle.net/2010/08/10/dont-turn-the-lights-on-2/

haido, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:13 (eleven years ago) link

still not heard it but has anybody re-assessed the album yet?

still hoping that this guy is right and everyone here is wrong please please please

a cankle of rads (Gukbe), Thursday, 19 August 2010 15:14 (eleven years ago) link

too bad he's wrong

sisilafami, Thursday, 19 August 2010 17:28 (eleven years ago) link

When is the actual release date for this?

van smack, Friday, 20 August 2010 02:17 (eleven years ago) link

http://toomanysebastians.net/2010/08/22/george-michael-aeroplane/

Official remix of Faith by George Michael!

piscesx, Monday, 23 August 2010 11:42 (eleven years ago) link

It's becoming more and more clear to me that we, as a people, severely overrated Aeroplane from the beginning. In what world is that George Michael remix anything more than "zzzzzzzzz"? But because we just got done hearing a terrible album, the remix seems brilliant in comparison.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 23 August 2010 15:15 (eleven years ago) link

doesn't seem to build with the song at all. it must be an existing track with vocals dumped on it.

jed_, Monday, 23 August 2010 15:18 (eleven years ago) link

Magician Magic Tape 2

a cankle of rads (Gukbe), Monday, 23 August 2010 15:21 (eleven years ago) link

opens with arcade fire btw

a cankle of rads (Gukbe), Monday, 23 August 2010 15:25 (eleven years ago) link

the one good song on that record thank god

bela guolaosi (cozen), Monday, 23 August 2010 15:27 (eleven years ago) link

this mix kills it imho

bela guolaosi (cozen), Monday, 23 August 2010 15:43 (eleven years ago) link

that mix according to a soundcloud commenter:

1. Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (Tommy Sunshine's Quaalude Edit)
2.Mark Seven - Sermon ( Serotonin Edit )
3.Kolombo - Waitin For
4.Blamma Blamma - Beyond 17
5.Roman Salzger - Alpha Century
6.Mark Ronson - Bang Bang Bang (U-Tern's Disco Dub)
7.Hannulelauri -
8. Keane - Clear Skies (VillA Dub Remix)
9.Chilly Gonzales - Knight Moves
10.Bubble Club - Violet Morning Moon

a cankle of rads (Gukbe), Monday, 23 August 2010 23:06 (eleven years ago) link

ah wondered what the stevie nicks "edge of seventeen" track was

cozémon (cozen), Tuesday, 24 August 2010 07:39 (eleven years ago) link

that mix is very, very good *indeed*.

Bill A, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 12:10 (eleven years ago) link

August mix

http://soundcloud.com/aeroplane/aeroplane-august-2010-mix

groovypanda, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 20:44 (eleven years ago) link

never followed these ppl before but i like the album already

nakhchivan, Friday, 27 August 2010 01:33 (eleven years ago) link

Nice mix but it kind of blended into the background at work today.

To Vito's credit, whenever I download the individual songs they seem to be far worse in isolation. Montauk's Holiday was very effective in one of the recent monthly mixes and by itself is super boring and repetitive.

skip, Friday, 27 August 2010 02:02 (eleven years ago) link

yes, this mix is ace

dayo, Friday, 27 August 2010 02:11 (eleven years ago) link

haha having read back some to discover how hated this is, but then i can skip the tracks that start off annoyingly w/out feeling dreadfully disappointed (not quite tabula rasa since i know a few remixes but completely uninvested in them)

the total absence of restraint is kinda endearing

nakhchivan, Friday, 27 August 2010 02:37 (eleven years ago) link

i assessed the album. it's sweet. slow it down like 10% and it's the exact mastery OPN drops on his games mixtapes ok

fennel cartwright, Tuesday, 31 August 2010 08:04 (eleven years ago) link

Montauk's Holiday was very effective in one of the recent monthly mixes and by itself is super boring and repetitive.

Montauk had much better songs when they first started (see "Speed of Light"), but they've gone the wrong way since then.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 31 August 2010 08:15 (eleven years ago) link

WARMER MIXTAPES #237 | by Stephen Fasano [The Magician]

This is my Top 10 favourites songs EVER!

1. Jacno | Rectangle
This track remind me when I was young boy. I remember, it was taken for a chocolate-milk advertising in France around 1979. Unfortunately, Jacno just died last year.

2. M&G | When I Let You Down
Probably the best Italo-Disco track ever made. I've heard it for the first time on a BASF tape mix that my uncle has made. I was 8 or something. A bit later he gave me the record. I'm still playing it!

3. The Beach Boys | God Only Knows
Best voice/chorus ever. I think if I had the choose to take just one song on a desert island, that would be God Only Knows.

4. Aphex Twin | Alberto Balsalm
I'm not really onto Aphex Twin in general but this one is just fantastic!

5. Fiction Factory | Feels Like Heaven
I was listening to this in the Ford Mustang of my dad when we went to the Belgian coast. A fantastic souvenir!

6. Q. Lazzarus | Goodbye Horses
EMOTION!

7. The Visitor | Expedition Adam 84
From a Czech Sci-Fi series from 1984.

8. Jeanette | Porque Te Vas
I could say that it's the most POPular song I love.

9. Lucio Battisti | Ancora Tu
Italia! My roots...

10. Alba | Only Music Survives
This song is so intense... I play it to finish my djsets.

Stephen was the half of Aeroplane.

lmgtfofy.com (cozen), Monday, 6 September 2010 09:16 (eleven years ago) link

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14614-we-cant-fly/

Aeroplane
We Can't Fly
[PIAS; 2010]
4.4

For the past couple of years, Aeroplane have been the best kind of music geek secret. A pop-disco production duo from Belgium, Aeroplane have released a sporadic but endlessly enjoyable stream of singles, remixes, and collaborations since 2007. It was a bit heartbreaking when Vito De Luca and Stephen Fasano announced their breakup this summer; they cited artistic differences (De Luca will carry on as Aeroplane). We Can't Fly will make you believe those artistic differences were real. A schizophrenic and ultimately confused record, We Can't Fly abandons Aeroplane's airtight constructions for loose, haughty tracks that are as unclassifiable as they are messy.

We Can't Fly has the feel of a record that's to be everything to everybody-- hit receptacle, compendium of past works, exploration-- and as such ends up being nothing. There are splinters of excellence: the title track weaves an unexpectedly skankin' guitar part into gospel chants, big-rock piano bridges, and miles of keyboards. It's the antithesis of so many disco-as-savior anthems; you will nod and chant to our collective failure. "Good Riddance" and "Without Lies"-- a strange country amble and a sassy pop gem, respectively-- suggest the range and diversity of Ze Records (a clear influence), though "Good Riddance" mostly serves to remind that those Mutant Disco comps had some real clunkers.

The misses miss big, and perplexingly. "I Don't Feel" splits the difference between Guitar World riffing and Patti LaBelle to disastrous effect. "The Point of No Return" auditions for Top Gun montages past and future; "Fish in the Sky" for Bowie's mid-90s blind spot. This from a band who had shown commendable restraint-- no wailing divas or 22-minute Kraut-funk jams; just tight, languorous bodyrock. It's not that these songs are gregarious, silly, and overstuffed-- we suspected Aeroplane had that in them-- it's that they are charmlessly so. "I Don't Feel" will fit most people's definitions of Bad Music, but more troubling is the existence of a giant, wailing barnburner that acts dressy and prim. Aeroplane aren't big personalities or great wits, so when they jostle and play it always feels like the joke's on us.

Aeroplane seem to know a bit about artifice-- the serrated hook of "Without Lies" imagines a boring world without artists-- but We Can't Fly doesn't see them inhabiting unexpected personas or adopting new voices. It feels like fucking around, like a definitively non-definitive remnant of a partnership. We Can't Fly's stylistic knuckleballs lack just about everything we'd grown to love about Aeroplane: namely luxurious grooves and effortless cool.

— Andrew Gaerig, September 8, 2010

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 06:09 (eleven years ago) link

It's hard to disagree with anything in that review except the bit about "I Don't Feel" being Bad Music. Once you get acclimated to the the dueling vibrato in the first minute it's actually a solid track. Then again I can't imagine putting it on a mixtape intended for, well, anybody.

skip, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 14:06 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

M

groovypanda, Thursday, 23 September 2010 16:29 (eleven years ago) link

Magic Tape 3:

http://soundcloud.com/themagician/magic-tape-three

groovypanda, Thursday, 23 September 2010 16:31 (eleven years ago) link

""I Don't Feel" will fit most people's definitions of Bad Music"

This is such a weird line to write in a review.

Haunted Clocks For Sale (Dorianlynskey), Thursday, 23 September 2010 19:41 (eleven years ago) link

true but it seems apt.