cfcf - liquid colours

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one of my fav albums of the year and by far my favourite thing mike has released

perfect mix of new wave, minimalism and breakbeats. granted that might be something a lot of people are/have been doing, but this really nails it in a way few others have. the dj sports album from a couple years ago maybe the closest to hit that perfect vibe (though without the minimalism which is really key here imo). i love reading or coding to this album

it's sequenced liked a 'mix' (each song blends seamlessly into the next) but in a way that is much closer in spirit to how the different section of 'music in 12 parts' are fused together than in a trad dance mix, with themes continuing throughout adjacent tracks

opener re-utopia is very representative
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9hFyMDQoIg

check out how insanely catchy the samba-ish melody on this one is
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1ULo0eeLt4

flopson, Thursday, 17 October 2019 17:57 (eight months ago) link

I liked Continent and The Colours of Life a lot.
Re-utopia sounds great; gonna give this a spin.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 17 October 2019 18:08 (eight months ago) link

very soothing ear candy is this

calzino, Friday, 18 October 2019 08:56 (eight months ago) link

two thumbs up

Xia Nu del Vague (Noodle Vague), Friday, 18 October 2019 09:33 (eight months ago) link

My streaming service kept suggesting tracks from this to me the past few weeks and I kept ignoring them cos I guess I wasnt ready for coffee table drum n bass revival but I went back to it last night based on this thread and was really feeling it, so thanks flopson

or something, Friday, 18 October 2019 10:48 (eight months ago) link

this is really lovely

ufo, Saturday, 26 October 2019 03:40 (eight months ago) link

omg can a mod change new wave to new age in the op? so embarrassing

flopson, Saturday, 26 October 2019 16:23 (eight months ago) link

Lol so this explains the big roni size revival on ilx

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Saturday, 26 October 2019 18:07 (eight months ago) link

xp yeah i was wondering about that :D :D

Xia Nu del Vague (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 26 October 2019 18:08 (eight months ago) link

righteous new wage

maffew12, Saturday, 26 October 2019 18:17 (eight months ago) link

sounds like mario kart 64, dope

lumen (esby), Saturday, 26 October 2019 18:32 (eight months ago) link

xp deej- actually unrelated

flopson, Saturday, 26 October 2019 18:41 (eight months ago) link

I'm only just starting this but wanted to mention that Silver's write-up about the album on bandcamp is pretty amazing: https://cfcf.bandcamp.com/album/liquid-colours

rob, Saturday, 26 October 2019 19:48 (eight months ago) link

i really like this album a lot despite the lack of joe jackson/devo qualities therein:p

calzino, Saturday, 26 October 2019 21:33 (eight months ago) link

It’s terrific. Colours of Life is also great. I listen to it regularly.

afriendlypioneer, Saturday, 26 October 2019 22:53 (eight months ago) link

def going on heavy rotation, also always nice to have an album i can share w people whose tastes don't usually overlap w mine. the samba track is a cute touch

lowercase (eric), Saturday, 26 October 2019 23:04 (eight months ago) link

yeah its all very 90s video game soundtrack which rules of course

ufo, Saturday, 26 October 2019 23:23 (eight months ago) link

played the shit out of it and now moving about 2/3 of it to a running playlist

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 27 October 2019 03:10 (eight months ago) link

This reminds me a lot of Dave Wallace’s ez listening drum and bass circa ‘96 e.g. “Expressions” - I love that sound so the association is highly pleasing

Tim F, Sunday, 27 October 2019 03:47 (eight months ago) link

I love this album. Also lol'd at this:

damn this guy gets it! 🌺🍣🌃💿 https://t.co/iUBSS0z2ts

— CFCF (@CFCFmusic) July 12, 2019

jaymc, Sunday, 27 October 2019 04:53 (eight months ago) link

I think I ultimately prefer Colours of Life, but both of them hit a total sweet spot for me.

jaymc, Sunday, 27 October 2019 04:57 (eight months ago) link

saw him say the ape escape soundtrack was a key influence which checks out

ufo, Sunday, 27 October 2019 04:58 (eight months ago) link

Love this record. And speaking of Dave Wallace, he actually released a couple of new tracks last week very much in his 1996 vein

the article don, Sunday, 27 October 2019 21:30 (eight months ago) link

cfcf plays guitar on one of my fav tracks of the year (not on this album)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1FycWEYV2w

flopson, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 18:14 (eight months ago) link

didn't know unknown mobile has an album out, have enjoyed his stuff in the past

the creator has a mazda van (NickB), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 18:57 (eight months ago) link

https://soundcloud.com/cfcf/night-bus-4-memory-of-night-bus

Ed Tomney - Safe
Goldie - Letter of Fate
Susumu Yokota - Sea Blue
PNL - Sur Paname
Moby - Feeling So Real
Lorenzo Senni - Angel
Chemical Vacation - Real Style
Yves Tumor - Role In Creation
Babyfather ft. Arca - Meditation
Carla dal Forno - Fast Moving Cars
Marie Davidson - La chambre intérieure
Sky H1 - Air
exael - flowered knife shadows
Oval - Do While (Command+X)
ANOHNI - Marrow
Bjork - Hyperballad
The Blue Nile - Stay Close
Portishead - It Could Be Sweet
Kuedo - Slow Knife
Massive Attack - Man Next Door
Andrea Parker - Ballbreaker
Basement Jaxx - Just 1 Kiss (nb fix)
Oblivion - Last Dance
Terre Thaemlitz - Love Theme From Ai No Bakudan
Jon Hassell - Slipstream
Intense - The Genesis Project
Tim Hecker - Up Red Bull Creek
Mobb Deep - Quiet Storm
Actress - Ascending
Sonic Youth - Dirty Boots
Underworld - King of Snake
The Future Sound of London - Spineless Jelly
Young Thug - Safe (nb remix)
Aphex Twin - Rhubarb
Rihanna - Sex With Me (nb remix)
Jennifer Lopez - Waiting for Tonight (nb remix)
Faye Wong - 童 (Child)
Alexander O’Neal - If You Were Here Tonight
EMBACI - Walk on May 5th
Pentagon - Heal
Talk Talk - Wealth
Graham Lambkin & Jason Lescalleet - Loss
Yves Tumor - Limerence
Julia Holter - Hello Stranger

lowercase (eric), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 10:14 (eight months ago) link

^fucking fabulous mix. Jennifer Lopez remix is a triumph. Nice find

the article don, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:24 (eight months ago) link

really love that mix

https://soundcloud.com/cfcf/liquid-colours-nts-special-081219

there's also this one from a few months ago which is very much in line with the album's style

ufo, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 11:30 (eight months ago) link

Portishead - It Could Be Sweet
Kuedo - Slow Knife

not heard this yet but as a segue that could be sweeeet

nashwan, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 12:27 (eight months ago) link

At the bottom of the soundcloud description of that new night bus mix:

conceived & arranged by cfcf, November 2016 - November 2018

apparently he worked on this for 2 years, and it shows. i love how he reharmonizes the vocals for so many familiar songs against new chords.

enochroot, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 18:54 (eight months ago) link

night bus 4 so good

flopson, Friday, 8 November 2019 02:41 (eight months ago) link

the jlo is awesome. young thug safe might be my fav tho

flopson, Friday, 8 November 2019 03:55 (eight months ago) link

The Night Bus 4 mix is glorious. Thanks for the heads up.

Life is a meaningless nightmare of suffering...save string (Chinaski), Saturday, 9 November 2019 11:41 (eight months ago) link

absolutely incredible this is the greatest thing i've heard in a long time

Joe Kulak 😎 (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 9 November 2019 12:46 (eight months ago) link

May I also add that the Unknown Mobile album referenced up thread is fab too, as are CFCF’s other albums

the article don, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 09:03 (seven months ago) link

I think that Unknown Mobile album is wayyyyyy better than this CFCF album

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 21:13 (seven months ago) link

will have to check that one out.

calzino, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 22:14 (seven months ago) link

so many great moments on the cfcf though, and that tropicalia number just sends it over the top imo

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Thursday, 14 November 2019 09:17 (seven months ago) link

Immense.

Greatest call-back to them days of atmospheric, sooth-y drum 'n bass/jungle since forever. Warm oxygen blown into cold lungs. Up there with the very best of this year.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 20:59 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Proud to lend my music to this film in support of Labour ahead of Thursday’s UK election ❤️🌹 https://t.co/Ja5HJo0Pu3

— CFCF (@CFCFmusic) December 10, 2019

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 22:38 (seven months ago) link

That warms the heart <3

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 22:41 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

“CFCF” actually stands for doing “ctrl+f: cf” on all year/decade end lists and then closing the tab with a sigh

— CFCF (@CFCFmusic) January 24, 2020

ymo sumac (NickB), Monday, 27 January 2020 23:36 (five months ago) link

maybe there are more obvious examples of things that sound the cfcf album, but i bumped into this album a few weeks back and it makes a really nice job of cocteau twins guitar meets light-as-air d&b:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TZYa8TrqMY

ymo sumac (NickB), Monday, 27 January 2020 23:43 (five months ago) link

that whole love spirals downwards album is on spotify btw, it's called 'flux' and it's from 1998

ymo sumac (NickB), Monday, 27 January 2020 23:44 (five months ago) link

That tweet is amazing

Montegays and Capulez (flamboyant goon tie included), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 01:51 (five months ago) link

perhaps we'll be able to help next week

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 01:54 (five months ago) link

now I feel bad not putting him on either of my ballots

octobeard, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 09:05 (five months ago) link


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