Slipped Discs

Discs You May Have Missed
by John Noyd

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Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Label: Glassnotes Records

France’s come hither swingers serve a funky bucket of dreamy, blue-eyed, hot club love. Relentless synth-pop rhythms covered in electric frosting form heartthrob yelps around tense, ready-to-pop photo-ops. Reassembling a stream-lined new wave mystery trip; the prowling, pouncing, “Wolfgang,” mounts photo-shopped disco attacks in infectious retro-eighties exaltations, igniting the party with casually romantic sincerity.

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Portugal. The Man - The Satanic Satanist

Portugal. The Man - The Satanic Satanist

Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist
Label: Equal Vision Records

A tight unit twisted in exquisite knots, P.tM’s stomping, sunshine shamans bask in bombast, casting catharsis in irresistibly intricate webs and driving, fleet-footed dynamics. Deep-seated grooves slithering in funky rock evangelism, “Satanic,” builds sprawling, inspired psychedelia chiseled in soulful hope and supported by dervish skirmishes, spinning rhythms and breath-taking roller coaster approaches.

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Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band - Between My Head and the Sky

Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band - Between My Head and the Sky

Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band
Between My Head and the Sky
Label: Chimera Music

Fables, haikus, purrs and moans, “Head,” creates steamy Edens and cyber-smooth utopias. Surrounded by a cosmopolitan cast of avant-garde forerunners, Yoko’s immaculate future music mixes philosophical tone poems with polished erotic pop as laid-back jazz, digital dance and urban rock toss impeccable improvisations into new intuitive solutions.

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Project Skyward - Moved By Opposing Forces

Project Skyward - Moved By Opposing Forces

Project Skyward
Moved By Opposing Forces
Label: Rocket Girl

Steamy dreams and writhing twilight flights glow through molasses valleys; unearthly curtains of smoldering, windswept synthesizers and narcotic bass. PS’s celestial grandeur engages galactic techno through floating ghosts and flickering twitches. Cosmic free-falling within oceanic fantasies, “Opposing,” operate pneumatic factories, crossing boundaries into alien electronics, drowsily resurfacing inside thick, moody atmospheres.

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Pit Er Pat - The Flexible Entertainer

Pit Er Pat - The Flexible Entertainer

Pit Er Pat
The Flexible Entertainer
Label: Thrill Jockey Records

Techno-toreadors flinging slithering rhythms within jigsaw salsa and chip-rock hopscotch, Chicago’s mischievous synthesists bend rules and dance around reason. Machinery and mayhem melt into infectious raves and alt-rock ecstasy as swerving dub-influenced dervishes conjure convoluted conga lines unwinding behind rubbery Arabic trappings mutated, leeched and unleashed among mad jumbles of electro-punk.

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Puerto Muerto - Drumming For Pistols

Puerto Muerto - Drumming For Pistols

Puerto Muerto
Drumming For Pistols
Label: Fire Records

Bruised serenades, galloping punk-rockabilly foxtrots and ragged border town blues lock and tumble into a circus of shadowy cadaver ballads and brooding, alt-rock burlesques. Brilliantly desolate, Puerto Muerto’s scratchy erratic cantina concertos concoct bombastic flaunts between moody, consuming regrets while, “Drumming,” furtively teases and wails; banshee-riddled stomps vamping alongside foreboding, late-night sympathies.

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The Posies - Blood/Candy

The Posies - Blood/Candy

The Posies
Blood/Candy
Label: Rykodisc

Renowned perpetrators of American pop irony, the Posies’ craftily immaculate power-pop pageantry returns, leveling its majestic assessments over clever metaphors, creating crackling candy-coated kiss-offs while deflating egos in slick wit. From cordial to incorrigible, from guilty-pleasured hooks to shark-jumping arrangements, “B/C” harbors hindsight harmonies between gleefully deviant toe-tappers. Double-billed with Brendan Benson, the Posies play Milwaukee’s Turner Hall November 5th

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Paleo - Fruit of the Spirit

Paleo - Fruit of the Spirit

Paleo
Fruit of the Spirit
Label: Partisan Records

Foppish garage-pop served in unrestrained sincerity, ravaged slacker caveats and lo-fi minstrel wisdom, alt-folk experimentalist Paleo builds bric-a-brac boogaloo from playful cantering cadences circling steel drum love songs and street parade serenades. Multi-tracked accidents germinating earnest improvisations, “Fruit,” bear effusive tunes, whimsical missives spinning genuine inspiration, free verse curses tossed across ironic sonnets, humane harangues hung on quirky clattering quips.

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Portugal. the Man - In the Mountain In the Cloud

Portugal. the Man - In the Mountain In the Cloud

Portugal. the Man
In the Mountain In the Cloud
Label: Atlantic

Blasting past glam-rock boogie, funky electric blues and Zen guitar furies, “Mountain,” amasses cosmic Pentecostal stomps amid narcotic rainbow gospel. Mega-ramped mantra rock crests, arrests and sets fire to spiraling psychedelia, cradling granola mellow soul between crashing surges of blazing impatience. Roving leprechaun pop accosting Gothic haunts, P.tM’s action-packed wisdom and wishes encapsulate zigzagging cascades of spotless lava lamp logic.

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Sam Phillips - Solid State: Songs from the Long Player

Sam Phillips - Solid State: Songs from the Long Player

Sam Phillips
Solid State: Songs from the Long Player
Label:

The physical release highlighting her web-based music subscription, “Solid,” melts perceptive pop, melodic taunts and winning minimalism into brilliant cabaret. Illuminating danger in prowling purrs and captivating rasps, Phillip’s skimmed wisdom in foxy fandangos marry the matter of fact among the idiosyncratic, injecting smart, coquettish measures to warmly familiar frameworks for a magical match of willful guile and diplomatic craft.

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Purity Ring - Shrines

Purity Ring - Shrines

Purity Ring
Shrines
Label: 4AD

Amorphous sources stir molasses acid, disco-posh propositions casting submarine dreams blissfully adrift in ghostly oceans. Techno-mermaids snare purring swirls from watery rainbow fodder while cantilevered sequences polish, “Shrines,” into chronic electronic dominance. Other-worldly warbling inside proto-future coolness, PR’s cyber-centric sensuality pelts curt chirps and pert sonar boners past wobbly anomalies. The Canadian duo performs at Madison’s High Noon July 16th.

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Poor Moon - Poor Moon

Poor Moon - Poor Moon

Poor Moon
Poor Moon
Label: Sub Pop

Slowly coaxing sleepy vocals from strolling ghosts and bearded spirits, “Moon,” grooms skimming hymns, quaint fables and marimba-trimmed whimsy into lofty dream-boat anecdotes, quietly piloting dock-side soul into alt-folk harbors and circus-purchased caravans into syncopated havens. Charmingly tuneful lunatics, PM’s swinging minstrels wrestle generous penance from quasi-tropical fodder and nautical odysseys from restless tempests; radiant melancholy guided by starry-eyed castaways.

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