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

check out how insanely catchy the samba-ish melody on this one is

flopson, Thursday, 17 October 2019 17:57 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) link

very soothing ear candy is this

calzino, Friday, 18 October 2019 08:56 (three weeks ago) link

two thumbs up

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

this is really lovely

ufo, Saturday, 26 October 2019 03:40 (two weeks ago) link

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

flopson, Saturday, 26 October 2019 16:23 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) link

xp yeah i was wondering about that :D :D

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

righteous new wage

maffew12, Saturday, 26 October 2019 18:17 (two weeks ago) link

sounds like mario kart 64, dope

lumen (esby), Saturday, 26 October 2019 18:32 (two weeks ago) link

xp deej- actually unrelated

flopson, Saturday, 26 October 2019 18:41 (two weeks 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:

rob, Saturday, 26 October 2019 19:48 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) link

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

afriendlypioneer, Saturday, 26 October 2019 22:53 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) link

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

ufo, Saturday, 26 October 2019 23:23 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) link

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

damn this guy gets it! 🌺🍣🌃💿

— CFCF (@CFCFmusic) July 12, 2019

jaymc, Sunday, 27 October 2019 04:53 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) link

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

ufo, Sunday, 27 October 2019 04:58 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) link

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

flopson, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 18:14 (one week 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 (one week ago) link

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 (one week ago) link

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

the article don, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:24 (one week ago) link

really love that mix

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 (six days 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 (six days 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 (six days ago) link

night bus 4 so good

flopson, Friday, 8 November 2019 02:41 (four days ago) link

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

flopson, Friday, 8 November 2019 03:55 (four days ago) link

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

Life is a meaningless nightmare of string (Chinaski), Saturday, 9 November 2019 11:41 (three days 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 (three days ago) link

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