5 of the Now

Back to back 5 of the Nows without any other posts? Hmm, either I have nothing to say, or I'm too busy listening to music.

Let's review for the record companies in case they are listening. 4/5ths of the music in this list is available for free in one form or another. I paid for a copy of all of them because I enjoy them, and I was able to buy them in a format that provides me value. The only one that I couldn't find free anywhere is put out by Ghostly International. Ghostly isn't avoiding the free though. You'll find them dishing out tracks at Rcrd Lbl, as well as being the latest label to team up with Adult Swim. Go download Ghostly Swim now!


5 of the Now

  • Paul Kalkbrenner - Gebrünn Gebrünn Paul Kalkbrenner - Camping, Vol. 2 - Gebru?nn Gebru?nn iTunes must hate Mr. Kalkbrenner. I reported a bad encoding of his track, "The Palisades", years ago. It's still messed up (you can hear it in the preview). My download of "Deep" also has dropouts in it. Is BPitch providing the crappy encodings or is Apple out to get him? Luckily my copy of "Gebrünn Gebrünn" is clean and sounds wonderful. This track has such a big, yet lush, sound.

  • Radiohead - All I Need Radiohead - In Rainbows - All I Need Perfect for an afterparty. Since we're talking Radiohead, I need to link this masterpiece.

  • LCD Soundsystem - Big Ideas LCD Soundsystem - 21 (Music from the Motion Picture) - Big Ideas Rock! I want an extended version of this track. I find myself in possession of a head full of big ideas after I have a beer or two. My wife calls a beer a "bottle of words" for me. Much like the lyrics in this song, most of those ideas are gone the next morning or condemned to live life on a hastily scribbled piece of paper, of which there are dozens in my dresser. It's no lie, this writeup is coming from one of those scraps of paper :) Thanks to Jason for pointing me to this soundtrack that slipped my radar.

  • Zombie Nation - Black Toys Zombie Nation - Black Toys - Black Toys No doubt you are familiar with Zombie Nation's "Kernkraft 400" track. I believe it is required to be played at all major sporting events worldwide. Anyway, Zombie Nation is more than that track. I really enjoy the harshness that starts about 1:23 into this one. Sounds even better pitched up a touch.

  • Gnarls Barkley - Run (I'm a Natural Disaster) Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple - Run (I'm a Natural Disaster) I'm not digging the new album as much as I thought I would, but I can't sit still listening to this one.