Life's been busy at HurdAudio. Setting up house in a new location and ramping up on a new job have been pretty intense. It's all good though.
My ears have been thirsting for music as there's been less time for drinking it in lately. I did enjoy working out at the gym with Mellow Gold streaming through the headphones this morning.
Beck: Mellow Gold
This CD has aged remarkably well. Which is unusual for music of such a commercially viable genre. Many of the drum loops are a little dated but so much of the song writing really taps into something genuine while the sonic textures shift frequently and careen dangerously close to musique concrete-esque manipulations.
Aside from the opening hit "Loser" there's also the viscerally appealing punk/paranoia "Everyone's Out To Get You Motherf#@%er" and the story telling masterpiece of "Soul Sucking Jerk." "Nightmare Hippy Girl" is full of great one-liners ("she's playing footsie in another dimension"). Beck has a real talent for stringing words together.