Brooklyn experimental-pop outfit Animal Collection minimitizes R. Kelly's bestial erotics.
R. KELLY: THE ZOO (ANIMAL COLLECTION REMIX)
Were one to feel a slight pang of doubt, understandable to be sure, as no life on this world, no matter how serene and secure, is free from such pangs, that cosmic disco was not of particular relevance in today early 2008, one would have to look no further than this recent B-side by LCD Soundsystem in order to encounter evidence to the contrary. The beat is discoey, slow, spaced, and at the end following a goof-off drum solo there's a weird synth-ed up detour which appears without warning.
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM:FREAK OUT/STARRY EYES
The recent recipient of glowing praise among the purveyors of contemporary indie music, El Guincho has often been described as a heavily tropacalia-inflected mutation of last year's Panda Bear solo album. There is not much reason to contend, dispute or enhance this description. There is reason, however, to dispute the claim made by the recent Pitchfork review that 'there's nobody else making music like this right now': Manu Chao, anyone?
EL GUINCHO: PALMITO PARK
Little is known to this writer about Mogollar other than it can be described by means of the phrase, 'Turkish progressive folk-pop of the 60s-70s.' An ill and mellow jam, all things considered.
MOGOLLAR: KATIP ARZVHALIM YAZ YARE BOYLE
Animal Collection cover art by Bret Pittman