With the internet going into social overdrive recently you’d be forgiven for thinking that most of it is a lot of old bollocks. As with most things though, sift through the bollocks and you find interesting and useful things. Twitter runs a fine line, though it’s also a great way to streamline and bring together all sorts of other nifty and nicely thought out online tools and sharing sites such as blip.fm or musebin.
Musebin is one of these web 2.0/social ideas I like the most. The principle couldn’t be simpler: one line music reviews. That means 160 characters or less to make your point. And considering how blogs and the move to online publishing has been responsible for excruciatingly painful and lengthy music reviews, something like Musebin is actually quite refreshing. Sure a bit more space would be good, but less is definitely the new more in 2009.
With all this in mind I signed up to Musebin a while back and have started using it when I can remember, such as today. I’ve got a pile of reviews to send in for ATM and Serie B and decided to see if the albums were already on Musebin or not. The results are below, as well as a few others I did in the last month or so. Might make this a regular round up thing actually. Find me on musebin, also all the albums are linked there and can be bought with just one click from the review.
Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program – Ghetto Sci Fi – Poo-bah records
Roll that shit, light that shit, smoke it. And then press play again.
Exile – Radio – Plug Research
Not only is this a good concept album, it sounds better than 90% of ‘actual’ radio.
Harmonic 313 – When Machines Exceed Human Intelligence – Warp
If this is the sound of machines taking over the world, I myself look forward to welcoming our robotic overlords.
DJ Signify – Of Cities – Bully Records
The soundtrack to winter in the city. Put the headphones on and let the music guide you. Also Aesop hasn’t sounded this good in a long time.
Zomby – Where Were You in ’92 – Werk
Uses sounds that weren’t around in ’92 and it’s probably some post post-modern joke, but it’s catchy dammit.
King Midas Sound – Cool Out – Hyperdub
The Bug explores more Jamaican music mutations while Dabrye and Fly Lo look at new directions in hip hop.