Woebot, whose knowledge of music is phenomenal, brings us up to date on the new releases of 2006 here.
We’ve had notable long-playing wax from Ghostface Killah, Matmos, Hot Chip, Scritti, Scott, Various, Johnny Dark, Villalobos, Luciano, Burial, Lily Allen, Devandra Banhart and The Arctic Monkeys, but they’ve all been distinguished by their distance from each-other, working apart in different scenes. It’s been a year for the Neo-Rockist Pop picker.
It’s been a good year for re-issues as well. Floating my boat have been the two exquisitely packaged Music Box records, fully-endorsed and taken directly from Ron Hardy’s stash of reel-to-reels, great stuff on the Trunk label, the second No-Wave Sampler on Soul Jazz (hold tight for Argabright’s Vol.3), the Broadcast collection of rarities and Martin’s “Roots of Dubstep” compilation.
And in a 2004 post speaks about MP3 blogs and download ethics.
It may have escaped your attention that the “hot boys” of the internet right now are none other than Fluxblog, Popnose [defunct], and Said the Gramophone. They represent a new hybrid of the FTP collective and the blog. They’re calling themselves mp3 blogs.