We all shed a tear when we learned that Sound On Sound was cancelled. We have a lot of good friends that put so much effort into making this year’s festival amazing, a quantum leap over last year.nnWe will not debate the valor of their efforts to save the festival or lament the missed opportunity of seeing Iggy Pop surrounded by a Ren Fair here.
The thing we may not understand about the festival circuit is that bands are on tour and need to use the festivals to home base around a few stops nearby before and after. Knowing this, the SoS team was able to schedule a few makeup shows to accommodate the travelers. One such show was for Lindstrom, a guy from Norway that was travelling a long way to hang with us. This set was high on my list for standing in a field with friends vibing. We replace the open spaces and axe-throwing for the friendly confines of Cheer Up Charlie’s.
Head past the break for more details and notes on DJ sets from Cap’n Tits and The Juan Maclean.
Don’t mind me folks, just sitting here jamming out on my lunch break, hoping none of my students walk in while I’m shaking it to this new Lindstrom. I love the fact that I can turn it up, bob my head, then suddenly there’s a subtle change in the song. It’s one of the finer touches of electronic tunes that I’ve recently rediscovered, so I have no problem pumping this track as it goes from sterile to blossoming with radiant atmospheric touches. This is our first listen to music from his forthcoming EP, which is slated for a release later in the year via Smalltown Supersound.
Lindstrøm has teamed up with Grace Hall to get you through your day, your night, your party, your after-party with nine minutes of Disco slanted electronica. Grace is in Skin Town, an LA based duo doing dance stuff. LA, Skin Town, I get it.
Anyway, Lindstrøm has been an ATH IT Deopartment favorite because he has a style, but collaborates with just about anyone to produce something a little bit new. This latest jam, due on 4/6 via Feedelity is pretty stuff and when you click play, pick whether you want to zone out or get up. Take me to the (synthetic) bridge…
Here is something a little different for you. This track came across the IT Dept’s twitter feed as a song of the day at Line of Best Fit.
Lindstrom has these flashes that get him a slot on my playlists from time to time and this track summarizes the good and bad. It is strange, it goes full on disco to deep trance in a single beat. Bright to dark, pensive to frivolous. Maybe this will work to start your dance party this weekend.
Maybe you will hate it and use it to show your friends why you hate electronic music. Either way, have a listen, download from the soundcloud embed if you like. If you like, take a listen to a few of the other artists at smalltownsupersound’s soundcloud.