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Love the 2007 singles (Fear of Heights, the Massacre, Handle With Care). What else is worth searching out?

jergïns, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 01:35 (twelve years ago) link

you'll want to pick up last year's album, it's very good. i don't think he has more than a handful of records, though, unless he records under other names?

lucas pine, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 02:43 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, this guy deserves his own thread. very versatile producer. he had some great 12"s out on Modern Love last year. and he keeps his track's short (for the most part) - refreshing in this age of the 20 minute per shminimal marathon.

sam500, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 04:11 (twelve years ago) link

sorry, should read: "in this age of 20 minute shminimal marathons."

check out the 4 track Replace EP on Modern Love from last year. very deep and very nice.

the Ceramics 12" and Nervous EP also good.

sam500, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 04:22 (twelve years ago) link

he's good. sifting through a bunch of stuff off little white earbuds I kept coming back to his couple of tracks. will search.

tremendoid, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 04:25 (twelve years ago) link

his album merciless is well worth searching. it was one of my favorites from 06. it's in the same vein as the singles already mentioned, but it really works as an lp. it is nice and short, too. he's right up there with claro intelecto and efdemin with that louche, detroit-y, post-kompakt sound. very well-chosen palette of sounds and *bass*. i still listen to the album all of the time.

tricky, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 16:09 (twelve years ago) link

three months pass...

has anyone heard his RA podcast yet? (with claro intelecto).

http://www.residentadvisor.net/podcast-episode.aspx?id=88

sam500, Monday, 4 February 2008 06:35 (eleven years ago) link

yeah it's right good. equally austere and funky.

tremendoid, Monday, 4 February 2008 06:41 (eleven years ago) link

excellent, will check it after work. i love AS, not quite so taken with claro except for the 'contact' tune that ricardo used on his taka taka mix.

sam500, Monday, 4 February 2008 06:45 (eleven years ago) link

this is good but maybe my expectations were too high. i blame claro intelecto

jergïns, Tuesday, 5 February 2008 03:05 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

just listening to a collection of 12"s he did for modern love (+ some tracks off 'merciless') that i collated and put on a cd. so so lush - perfect for my current (exhausted) state. not exactly groundbreaking stuff but beautifully executed. like tricky said, he uses some fantastic bass sounds.

haven't been so keen on his dubbier techno excursions of late. i hope he returns to the more melodic stuff he was doing a couple of years ago.

sam500, Saturday, 29 March 2008 14:02 (eleven years ago) link

three years pass...

god i've written some guff in my time. anyway, new andy stott mini-LP up and coming...wahoo!

http://www.factmag.com/2011/04/04/andy-stott-returns-with-passed-me-by/

sam500, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 12:36 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

The clips on the Juno listing for this sound amazing.

The press releases mentions the influence of guys like Actress, Jamal Moss/Hieroglyphic Being and Kassem Mosse, and judging by those snippets, this double-pack seems to be right up there with any of them.

Just been offered an interview with him by his manger. (Craig D.), Thursday, 21 April 2011 04:24 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

it's great

sisilafami, Tuesday, 17 May 2011 00:40 (eight years ago) link

Interview with him: http://www.sonicrouter.com/2011/05/andy-stotts-modern-love/

jimitheexploder, Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:04 (eight years ago) link

this is pretty great

corpse pose (missingNO), Monday, 30 May 2011 02:46 (eight years ago) link

very great

corpse pose (missingNO), Monday, 30 May 2011 12:42 (eight years ago) link

the bass is so ridiculously heavy

corpse pose (missingNO), Monday, 30 May 2011 12:46 (eight years ago) link

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

somebody left the DJ Hype tape on the radiator

corpse pose (missingNO), Monday, 30 May 2011 13:05 (eight years ago) link

Enjoying this new one more than Merciless, which I liked, but wasn't quite 'minimal' enough for me, if that makes sense. Also, I agree with the sentiment above about the length of these tunes. Maybe its dumb, but I really like that these albums are short.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Tuesday, 31 May 2011 16:23 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

<3

http://www.thewire.co.uk/articles/7280/

StanM, Saturday, 3 September 2011 23:15 (eight years ago) link

There's some more Andy Stott chat over here... "Mutant slow techno and Kevin Drumm records..." - A thread for Raime, Chasing Voices, Old Apparatus etc.

Super Receptor (Barnaby, Hardly), Sunday, 4 September 2011 11:50 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

Interstate driving, torrential rain, listening to We Stay Together and not knowing what's music and what's not. Windshield wipers sync up PERFECTLY with "Posers." Life is occasionally awesome.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 3 November 2011 21:37 (eight years ago) link

andy stott (and demdike stare) sound great when the weather turns colder.

Daniel, Esq., Friday, 4 November 2011 00:28 (eight years ago) link

YES!

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Friday, 4 November 2011 13:36 (eight years ago) link

Both Passed and We Stay Together have also sounded even better in the dark on the night bus home.

Have we mentioned the latter's brilliant artwork?

"only girl in the kitchen" (boxedjoy), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:48 (seven years ago) link

ten months pass...

new track is idk

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 19:57 (seven years ago) link

link pls?

diamonddave85, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 20:00 (seven years ago) link

Have been playing his Boiler Room mix several times a day lately.

toby, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 20:23 (seven years ago) link

this new song is in the boiler room set (and presumably some other new stuff is too), and works really well there.

toby, Wednesday, 26 September 2012 06:33 (seven years ago) link

Interstate driving, torrential rain, listening to We Stay Together and not knowing what's music and what's not. Windshield wipers sync up PERFECTLY with "Posers." Life is occasionally awesome.

― If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 3 November 2011 21:37 (10 months ago)

This happened to me with Hangle With Care a couple of weeks ago! Almost exactly.

owenf, Wednesday, 26 September 2012 11:13 (seven years ago) link

Handle

owenf, Wednesday, 26 September 2012 11:13 (seven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

out

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 22 October 2012 18:29 (seven years ago) link

ty

Number None, Monday, 22 October 2012 18:44 (seven years ago) link

about to listen to this after lunch ahhh so excited

heiswagger (rennavate), Monday, 22 October 2012 19:06 (seven years ago) link

title track is tite

Anime Mann (diamonddave85), Monday, 22 October 2012 19:09 (seven years ago) link

I like what I hear so far. Gonna have a good blast of this later after a few glasses of wine, it is midnight music.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Monday, 22 October 2012 19:44 (seven years ago) link

Phew, amazing listen so far.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 14:20 (seven years ago) link

Also, new Quietus interview:

http://thequietus.com/articles/10464-andy-stott-interview-luxury-problems-passed-me-by

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 14:32 (seven years ago) link

yeah, from what i've heard so far i'm excited about this album

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 24 October 2012 15:46 (seven years ago) link

this is ridiculously good

beautiful but ominous at the same time, there's this sense of dread that's at odds with the gorgeous vocals, and it creates this really cool tension

king louie riel (rennavate), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:01 (seven years ago) link

Julie Cruise stuck inside a bass drum.

I'm noticing much less ducking/sidechain compression on the two youtube clips I've seen/heard.

‽ Interrobang You're Dead ‽ (Sanpaku), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:35 (seven years ago) link

don't like the part where he says his music since passed me by has zero outside influences (yeah right), just seconds ago he was going on about how the modern love guys gave him stuff that he then copied.

the artwork has the same problem.

freedom for parakeets (wolves lacan), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 19:27 (seven years ago) link

wow this album is kind of mindblowing. i don't care what he's saying about influences (you could make all sorts of claims about what's going on here) as long as he keeps making tunes at this level of quality he gets a free pass imo

akadarbarijava (psychgawsple), Thursday, 25 October 2012 04:52 (seven years ago) link

Passed Me By/We Stay Together/Luxury Problems is a remarkable hot streak. I agree, he can talk as much nonsense as he wants!

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Thursday, 25 October 2012 14:06 (seven years ago) link

This is good, but way uneven IMO. Some of the tracks are jaw-droppingly cool, and some fall totally flat. The vocals don't always work; in fact, I think they usually don't. They feel shoehorned in. (They're also of a style/vibe I don't really like.)

Clarke B., Thursday, 25 October 2012 16:40 (seven years ago) link

I wish the vocals always worked as well as they do on "Leaving"

Clarke B., Thursday, 25 October 2012 16:43 (seven years ago) link

But that creamy/oh-so-soft/drenched-in-reverb female vocal thing is still not my bag

Clarke B., Thursday, 25 October 2012 16:44 (seven years ago) link

this is rather wonderful. and i was thoroughly bored by his previous two albums. the vocals provide such a great contrast to the music.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 09:41 (seven years ago) link

bits of this are REALLY mezzaniney

melody in "lost and found" really reminds me of something, on the tip of my tongue, agh

lex pretend, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 09:46 (seven years ago) link

I've seen several folks praising that contrast between the vocals and the music... My question is, why would you *want* something to contrast beats that deep/dark and gritty? For me, they just distract from the kind of inarticulable graininess of the underlying tracks; they feel too much like signposts, too eager to signify.

Clarke B., Tuesday, 30 October 2012 14:27 (seven years ago) link

Because the vocals provide contrast, making the graininess noticeable even after several tracks, creating a gestalt whole that is more than the sum?

d-_-b (mh), Tuesday, 30 October 2012 14:28 (seven years ago) link

I can imagine that happening for sure (the gestalt whole that exceeds the sum), but I don't think this record achieves it... But I do also think I need to give it a little more time/effort.

Clarke B., Tuesday, 30 October 2012 14:33 (seven years ago) link

My question is, why would you *want* something to contrast beats that deep/dark and gritty

because that was what his previous albums were and i found them immensely dull

lex pretend, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 14:51 (seven years ago) link

vocals are pretty deep dark and gritty too, to these ears

lex are you thinking of "wishing on a star"

Crackle Box, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 14:55 (seven years ago) link

Lex, for fun, you should try playing the tracks from last year's EPs at 45 RPM instead of 33... There are youtubes of some of these:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20g8ro8m5L8

Gives them a different energy for sure.

Clarke B., Tuesday, 30 October 2012 15:01 (seven years ago) link

definitely!

tbf I think that's what shackleton does live, or at least doubles down on the beats

d-_-b (mh), Tuesday, 30 October 2012 15:03 (seven years ago) link

I wasn't in the right frame of mind for this record last week; listening again, I'm liking it a lot more.

Clarke B., Monday, 5 November 2012 20:07 (seven years ago) link

I knew you would see the light. This is is one of them albums that gives you more every time you come back to it.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Monday, 5 November 2012 20:45 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

still gorgeous

title track basically sounds like a lost instrumental from massive attack's mezzanine

#YOLO ONO (lex pretend), Friday, 23 November 2012 08:07 (six years ago) link

those peals of sound breaking out on that song like some sort of involuntary shudder

Albert Crampus (NickB), Friday, 23 November 2012 09:06 (six years ago) link

seven months pass...

Finally picked this up. I've listened before but not as closely as it deserves.

Hatch the Plan ....... so good.

dmr, Monday, 1 July 2013 18:26 (six years ago) link

maybe tmi but "luxury problems" has been the sex soundtrack more often than not lately.

clouds, Monday, 1 July 2013 22:40 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

new free track

https://soundcloud.com/wmstrecs/andy-stott-anytime-soon

dmr, Monday, 26 August 2013 20:20 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

https://soundcloud.com/modernlove/violence

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 23 September 2014 01:35 (five years ago) link

awesome.

Plasmon, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 05:46 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

Faith In Strangers is brilliant, feels like a midpoint of Luxury Problems and Passed Me By but with more shades of grey.

boxedjoy, Friday, 7 November 2014 11:31 (five years ago) link

it's not really doing it for me as anything other than background ish :(

lex pretend, Sunday, 16 November 2014 11:56 (four years ago) link

otm

StillAdvance, Sunday, 16 November 2014 12:32 (four years ago) link

little overrated at this point, i think

the late great, Friday, 21 November 2014 06:07 (four years ago) link

hesitated on checking it out but enjoying the new one quite a bit. think I'm getting more of a whiff of goth from some of these songs than I've had before (bass playing on the title track especially). agree that it might not be as striking and as alien as previous stuff - feels like it engages with more mundane human experiences maybe? that's not necessarily a weakness from my pov though.

sosmix klopp (NickB), Thursday, 4 December 2014 07:41 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

whiff of goth from some of these songs than I've had before (bass playing on the title track especially)

That's what pulled me in after hearing that song, only to realise that qwas not particularly representative.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 2 February 2015 09:37 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

New album is really good despite its comparative lack of deep bass sounds

boxedjoy, Friday, 29 April 2016 07:55 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

New Andy Stott track sounds like he was listening to I Got 5 On It
https://soundcloud.com/modernlove/andy-stott-versi

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 7 November 2019 22:42 (five days ago) link


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