Slipped Discs

Discs You May Have Missed
by John Noyd

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 - Me and Armini

- Me and Armini


Me and Armini
Label: Rough Trade Records

Lusty Icelandic trip-hop kicks slow jigs swirling like glittery frosting over infectious beats in Torrini’s latest incarnation. Electronic and organic, earthy and heavenly, “Armini,” ricochets from silly to sultry to spiritual - a taunting buffet of magic woods and wild imaginations, synthesizers blinking in velvet skies, pixie rhythms rubbing against scandalous minuets.

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Tipsy - Buzzz

Tipsy - Buzzz

Tipsy
Buzzz
Label: Ipecac Recordings

Manufacturing out of this world Frankenstein lounge, Tipsy’s laughing gas crafted five martini dreams become hip, space-age hiccups clipped to cocktail trips skimming film noir sound bites, locomotive cha-chas and pickled Latin-jazz palpitations.  The kaleidoscopic cavalcade shifts smoothly through grooves, an electric, eclectic, cosmopolitan soup brimming with big band blips blending and rendering swinging midnight rendezvous.

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Tortoise - Beacons of Ancestorship

Tortoise - Beacons of Ancestorship

Tortoise
Beacons of Ancestorship
Label: Thrill Jockey Records

Western Gothic turns post-nuclear sprockets turns jazzy Arabic space-jam logic - Tortoise’s cataclysmic twists and poly-rock fits knot plots; suiting their moods, altering formulas and testing limits. Slow and steady erupts into transcendental terrors and splonky rebuttals as “Beacon,” unravels out-of-this world vibes into heady harmonics pierced through angular chords and industrial noir.

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Timber Timbre - Timber Timbre

Timber Timbre - Timber Timbre

Timber Timbre
Timber Timbre
Label: Arts & Crafts Records

Molding dustbowl folk, jailhouse gypsy and gallows soul into boney omens from murky imaginations, Timber Timbre’s laconic lyrics are infused with plodding honesty and surrounded by warbling Wurlitzers, plinking piano and lonesome violins. TT’s beautifully despondent delivery cooks mesmerizing melancholy and eerie, unerring graveyard elegies over slow-boiled beats cloaked in ghostly echoes.

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Tegan and Sara - Sainthood

Tegan and Sara - Sainthood

Tegan and Sara
Sainthood
Label: Sire Records

Examining how far from perfect we are, T&S volley teasing, time-bomb tempos into impetuous, kinetic calisthenics, confronting choppy-water obstacles to snare love’s illogical lobbying. Tactful battleaxes parlaying blasts of bashing pop into frantic romance, “Sainthood,” is frosted to neon perfection - a pipsqueak blitzkrieg buffed into intense, anxious, well-timed insolence designed for maximum impact.

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These New Puritans - Hidden

These New Puritans - Hidden

These New Puritans
Hidden
Label: Domino Records

A bewitching inquisition, “Hidden,” deftly blends the symphonic with the synthetic, yielding sensual sounds that jar the senses and fires the imagination. Combining the soothing alongside the savage, TNP’s bold and evocative vision molds malevolent drums and majestic orchestras into an intriguing schizophrenia of eye-opening opuses, artfully manipulating a breathless spectrum of sonic possibilities.

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Tracey Thorn - Love and It’s Opposite

Tracey Thorn - Love and It’s Opposite

Tracey Thorn
Love and It’s Opposite
Label: Merge

Frank romance soars and self-reflection pours beautifully forth as the Everything But the Girl singer flings herself into melodic meditations, precious hesitations and heady anticipation. Evoking wistful memories between tender metaphors and thoughtful asides, “Love,” turns personal curses into universal mercies as life’s common compromises prove uncommon fodder for Thorn’s trans-formative songwriting.

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Tobacco - Maniac Meat

Tobacco - Maniac Meat

Tobacco
Maniac Meat
Label: Anticon

Bots gone amok in tilt-a-whirl curls and crunchy bungee-jumping plunges, Tobacco’s bionic bubblegum conundrums makes unrestrained graininess and over-modulated mayhem rock and rumble, hiss and fizzle. Molten sunshine pours over bristling synth-grunge dance-pop, sinister vintage plays abrasive cabaret, stomping out beefy, belching bass as, “Meat” grills electro-static sludge; brash pneumatic habits punctuating eerie, super-saturated riffs.

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Terry Ohms - What Do You Mean What Do I Mean?

Terry Ohms - What Do You Mean What Do I Mean?

Terry Ohms
What Do You Mean What Do I Mean?
Label: Skybucket

Rambling musical munchies welcome blissful hippies and slick hipsters into rainbow roadhouses and sunshine sideshows as Vulture Whale’s Wes McDonald unleashes loose-lipped lyrics over languid street corner boogie and tasty Southern funk. Party-dude grooves elevating scruffy shuffles to Orgone-lubricated sojourns, “Mean,” celebrates life’s idiosyncratic happenings, a free-wheeling eco-friendly Bohemia poured into blessedly messy drawls, devil-may-care come-ons and stoked folk-jam remedies.

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Tapes 'n Tapes - Outside

Tapes 'n Tapes - Outside

Tapes 'n Tapes
Outside
Label: Ibid Records

Grunting funk and grizzled sizzle creep, reap and compete against ballistic wit in caustic waltzes; turpentine Valentines combining impertinent compulsions and sputtering madmen mambos.  Self producing, “Outside,” on their own label, Tapes’ quirky, murky cock-eyed maelstroms concoct intoxicating rhythms given to shaggy-dog shuffles and crackling indie-rock dipped in agitated majesty. The Minneapolis quartet play Madison’s High Noon Saloon January 28th.

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Tristen - Charlatans at the Garden Gate

Tristen - Charlatans at the Garden Gate

Tristen
Charlatans at the Garden Gate
Label: American Myth Recordings

Prowling hearts captured in thick-skinned sinners and frisky rockabilly fillies, “Charlatans,” slings noveau-Nashville twang coated in strings and powered by moonstruck pluck, doe-eyed rock and bop and State Fair infidelities. Frontier vixen Tristen peddles splendid denim heaven, exploring corduroy morality through jukebox toe-tappers, the soft but spiky purr in her promenade hiding shadows and suspicions, modern woes and traditional triumphs.

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Maria Taylor - Overlook

Maria Taylor - Overlook

Maria Taylor
Overlook
Label: Saddle Creek

Ragged touches undercut undulating Southern charm, cloaked in consoling sympathy and poised on sleepy, slippery slopes, “Overlook,” cooks coy counsel alongside lavender fascinations fashioning heavenly elegance from folk-pop heartbreak. Enlisting family and self-producing, Maria’s languid longings and demonic harmonics harness demure decisions and bushy-tailed benevolence for harlequin seductions ranging from wounded to willful, bathed in shimmering admissions and defiant self-reliance.

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