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Spacious ambient techno lightness, reminiscent of Aphex Twin’s immortal Selected Ambient Works 85-92. Really lovely. You can stream the whole album here or on Rdio (which is free now) here.

Roberto Carlos - Quando

This week’s best thing ever is this. Discovered via nerdboyfriend and their very this-inspired new video.

Les Amazones de Guinee - Samba

Fantastic all-female afrofunk jam, via this wonderful Giles Peterson/Four Tet mix. Pure fire.

Enjoying the new µ-Ziq album — nice fusion of vintage 90’s melodic IDM with more current euphoric house styles and footwork beats — but this John Wizards remix might have it beat. Smooth afrotronic vibes.

PS: In case you couldn’t tell, this is my jam.

Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie And Clyde

Man, this song. I heard it for the first time on this week’s Mad Men, liked it, thought maybe it was Gainsbourg and also felt like I’ve completely failed at this music listening thing to be only hearing it now, via a TV show no less. Or maybe it’s just that stumbling on something new, music-related and fantastic via completely unpersonalized mass media (as opposed to hyper-curated content drips like Twitter, Rdio or This Is My Jam) feels pretty unfamiliar at this point, and my age.

Or maybe I’m just a snob who thinks he’s cooler than the snobby TV show he’s watching, and isn’t.

Anyway, I was mostly just excited because it’s great, and I’m glad I found it, and I’m surprised it has a music video, and here is the music video.

Also, the majestic, crescendo-that-never-ends vibe of this reminds me of the tail-end of Deerhunter’s "Desire Lines" — right about here to be exact. If I still played records in public I would totally mix the former into the latter. And those would be 10 totally sublime minutes.

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BGM 3” by Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka [I think] (From “Mario Paint” [1992])

The best SNES tune.

Are we sure Boards of Canada didn’t write this? Cause you totally could’ve fooled me. #toadstandingalone

(via jstn)

(via jstn)

Couple things. First, this is really amazing cover art. Second, this album has some really great songs on it. That’s all.

Couple things. First, this is really amazing cover art. Second, this album has some really great songs on it. That’s all.

"They called it major, which is to say, it’s important. It’s a conservative viewpoint—things are fine as they are. For me, as a fairly depressed child, that attitude didn’t reflect my melancholy outlook.”

That’s Jason Beck aka Chilly Gonzales, as quoted in this interesting little New Yorker post. I’m loving this album so damn much.

Enjoying Museum Studio’s hyper-patterned identity for Marble, the new record label from ex-Institubes guys Surkin and Para One. Also, if you need some completely over-the-top, arena-sized, piano-banging dance music to start out your week, Marble can do that for you.

Enjoying Museum Studio’s hyper-patterned identity for Marble, the new record label from ex-Institubes guys Surkin and Para One. Also, if you need some completely over-the-top, arena-sized, piano-banging dance music to start out your week, Marble can do that for you.

Enjoying the hand-drawn styles of the Smallville record label and shop. The new Moomin album they just put out is nice too — low key dusty house vibes.

Enjoying the hand-drawn styles of the Smallville record label and shop. The new Moomin album they just put out is nice too — low key dusty house vibes.

Octave One - I Believe (Sandwell District Remix)

Deeply epic, windswept techno vibes.  Woosh!

Also, Sandwell District has a Tumblr.

(via Fail)

Metronomy “The Look” (via youarelosttothesea)

Not super into the stop motion seagulls, but I can definitely get behind that gigantic organ thing. Metronomy is a band I’m always only kind of on the verge of actually, intentionally liking, but often enjoy in a passive, distracted way. Maybe this new album will be the kicker? I’m liking this song, but the jury remains out (and distracted).

(Source: vimeo.com, via youarelosttothesea)

These guys can do cute.  Also, I’m a sucker for nice looking objects on solid, brightly colored backgrounds.

(Source: lullatone)

Roman Flügel ”How To Spread Lies” (buy me)

Really lovely downtempo house stuff, discovered via this great Philip Sherburne mix. Released on Dial, who also put out a great John Roberts album last year. Hoping to give that one a proper blog post soon.