23rd September 2011 – The Zzub Chart… A different kind of Buzz!
1 (14) SPECTOR – WHAT YOU WANTED – LUV LUV LUV
Jangly sing a long typically English pop, bringing Frankie & The Heartstrings and The Killers to mind.
2 (1) WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS – MEDICINE – FAT CAT
Epic post punk power pop with substance. If The Ruts, Doves and The Vaccines got together…
3 (5) APPARAT – THE DEVIL’S WALK – MUTE
A stunning LP of rich sombre ethereal textures soaring above deep pools of warm bass, creating emotionally absorbing atmospherics to get lost in and vocals that are a touch Thom Yorke. It’ll blow you away.
4 (12) THE TRAVELLING BAND – SUNDIAL XXMI – COOKING VINYL
Now a festival anthem and set for a well deserved re-release. Inspiring.
5 (6) THE KENNETH BAGER EXPERIENCE – THE SOUNDS OF… –DECONSTRUCTION
The Danish pioneer returns with a pop dance bonanza, including top collaborations with Thomas Troelson, Julee Cruise and Aloe Blacc.
6 (NEW) DENNIS HOPPER CHOPPERS – GIRL WALKED OUT OF TOWN –
Another fine slice of dusk til dawn Americana. Lifted from their excellent LP Be Ready.
7 (NEW) THE JAPANESE POPSTARS – TAKE FOREVER – VIRGIN
The lipstick king Robert Smith soars over pulsing gothic disco. Attaque comes up trumps on the remix front, delivering wall climbing take no prisoners techno.
8 (13) MILK MAID – DEAD WRONG – SUFFERING JUKEBOX / FAT CAT
Classic 60’s pop sensibilities smothered in fuzz and we don’t give a fuck but really we do production. Excellent.
9 (NEW) DJANGO DJANGO – WAVEFORMS – BECAUSE
Modern groovy psychedelia that brings The Stone Roses, The Beta Band and Low era David Bowie to mind.
10 (23) RICHARD WARREN – THE LONESOME SINGER…- TV
Dark country blues with a 50’s twilight twang. Comes backed with the beautiful “Wasteland”, sort of Richard Hawley meets Timber Timbre.
11 (17) STATELESS – I’M ON FIRE EP – NINJA TUNE
A beautiful duet featuring Shara Worden, based around a gently strummed waltz, it builds and soars into an emotional rush with aplomb.
12 (13) MIGUEL MIGS – EVERYBODY REMIXES – OM
Evelyn Champagne King delivers a great vocal. Soul Clap and Nav Izadi both shine in the remix dept.
13 (21) AMBASSADEURS – COME A LITTLE CLOSER EP – JALAPENO
A sunny afternoon in Toon Town, followed by soulful trip hop and rounded off with an off kilter version of Marvin Gaye’s “Ain’t That Perculiar”.
14 (19) CLOCK OPERA – LESSON No.7 – MOSHI MOSHI / ISLAND
Coming on like a 50’s teen idol before going for the sky is the limit with driving drums, fast guitars and ascending keys.
15 (20) ALEX CLARE – UP ALL NIGHT – ISLAND
Energy fuelled pop set to do the rounds again, this time with remixes from Skream and Nadastrom.
16 (NEW) SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA – ALWAYS – EXCEPTIONAL BLUE
Soulful, exhilarating, genre defying and in a class of its own. Laxx skanks it up nice.
17 (NEW) TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS – GARDEN REMIXES –
Luisa from Lulu & The Lampshades shares the vocals and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard leads the remix onslaught. Soul Clap and Hackman do the do.
18 (NEW) THE FIELD – LOOPING STATE OF MIND – KOMPAKT
Modern atmospheric electronics swirl around old school Balearic rhythms building into various states of euphoria. Get right on one matey!
19 (24) NEW NAVY – ULUWATU – FUTURE CLASSIC
Australian sunshine pop with feel good African licks and a smidgen of 80’s indie.
20 (16) JASMINE KARA – IN THE BASEMENT PART 1 – ACID JAZZ
Good time soulful RnB that gets the thumbs up from Marshall Chess of Chess Records.
21 (22) TORO Y MOI – FREAKING OUT EP – CARPARK
Five cuts of nu jack electro swing disco, including a cover of Cherrelle’s 1985 Jam & Lewis classic “Saturday Love”.
22 (26) AEREA NEGROT – ARABXILLA – BPITCH CONTROL
Debut LP of haute couture electronica with a dash of house & techno from the bastard daughter of Miss Grace Jones.
23 (25) TEEN DAZE – A SILENT PLANET – LEFSE
Six tracks of floaty blissed out loveliness to immerse yourself in.
24 (NEW) THE GOLDEN FILTER – SYNDROMES – PERFECTLY ISOLATED
The New York duo have made a short film and accompanying soundtrack about a girl with mysterious talents. Deliciously spooky.
25 (NEW) LE VOLUME COURBE – THEODAURUS REX EP – PICKPOCKET
Charlotte Marionneau’s sedutive yet innocent vocals totally compliment the beautiful and fragile Kevin Shield’s song I Love The Living You.
26 (NEW) K-X-P – EASY – MELODIC
Glam rock, Balearic beat, post punk, kraut rock and The Banana Splits all get a look in.
27 (NEW) THE LOVELY EGGS – PANIC PLANTS – CHERRYADE
A psychedelic sing a long in the village hall after a hard days graft on the allotment.
28 (NEW) BRIOSKI – RADIOACTIVITY – NANG
21st Century Italo disco. The Emperor Machine Stretched Version takes it into orbit.
29 (30) BON VOYAGE – SORCIERS DES AEROPORTS EP – STENDEC
Retro futurist airport lounge disco with lashings of lip gloss.
30 (NEW) MUSTANG – SHOOTING LOVE – DIFFERENT
Contemporary synth pop with 80’s big hair, fake tan & shoulder pads. Black Strobe and Jeremy Glen take it to the disco.
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