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#28 – GOAT – Commune – Feel Connected Top 50 Albums of 2014
GOAT, a Swedish collective that makes hypnotic music that infuses EDM and Jamband-esque soundscapes with Afrobeat grooves and rhythms. GOAT embodies the spirit of 1960’s hippies with their guitar licks and psychedelic tones; and their rhythms conjure the late Fela Kuti .
Commune, GOAT’s second album, is rich with deep minimalistic organic grooves that remind me of the band Can, but there are also moments that would fit comfortably as an relic from the Haight-Ashbury in 1969. Throughout, the album’s strong, clear vibe positively calls out for listeners to don face paint, have a smoke, and dance around their living room chanting the hypnotic themes Commune.
#30 – Eno•Hyde – High Life – Feel Connected Top 50 Albums of 2014
Eno•Hyde, better known as Brian Eno and Karl Hyde, released two albums on Warp Records in 2014. First, Someday World was released in May. Less than two months later the duo released High Life. The latter has a sound reminiscent of 20th century minimalism composers like Steve Reich and Phillip Glass.
To many music lovers Brian Eno is an icon in experimental electronic music. He has influenced a number of great artists; The Talking Heads, David Bowie, Coldplay, U2, David Byrne, and DEVO. Today Eno’s influence has broadened into the design of generative music apps like Bloom, Scape, Trope, and Air.
#31 – Todd Terje – It’s Album Time – Feel Connected Top 50 Albums of 2014
It’s Album Time is the debut release by Norwegian DJ and producer Todd Terje, released April 8, 2014, on Olsen Records
For over a decade Todd Terje has been DJing, producing and remixing, however he remains unknown to the majority of American music lovers. Breaking out of obscurity with It’s Album Time, which is loaded with deep dance grooves and gnarly synths. The two fuse to create a retro-nu disco sound that I’m certain anyone would enjoy. Terje’s debut is well crafted and overall a great album. Make a connection!
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#34 – Clark – Clark (Warp)
Clark’s eighth full length studio album, Clark, skillfully merges a spectrum of musical styles including: techno, electro, classical, ambient, and post-rock. Released on November 3, 2014.
“Music is like sculpture. It’s like trying to capture a moment of ultimate momentum, and distill it forever” – Clark, August 2014
“It straddles this fine line of being ultimate bliss and sadness at the same time. I find this emotional terrain compelling and keep on coming back to it. I need that epic sense of closure”. – warp.net
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