JAH FLAGRANT
Listen: SAFE EP by SAFE

SAFE is the multi-talented Chris Edley, writing, arranging, and singing his own really great, super-heartfelt, super-feelable songs. Lotta sweet synth stuffs on here. Was singing these songs a lot this year.

Got introduced to his music through the descriptor, “the black Arthur Russel”, which is true in at least the sense that his work is always pleasantly soft, always somewhat timeless-sounding, always full of ideas yet still focused, still grounded. Refreshing. The man’s got a beautiful voice. And pretty much all his arrangements on the SAFE EP are impeccable. Now, live and on SAFE’s newer material, his bud Jesse Hadden plays guitar and adds creative support. Full album later this year? Woo!

THE NARRATOLOGISTS by GOODBYE THE BAND

DL: http://www.mediafire.com/?c853ey3e9bdno2n

'The Narratologists' indeed. Welcome to the mind of John Acquadro, AKA Goodbye the Band. I should say little about his actual music, as it speaks for itself, but I'll at least say this: to me it's about the production of ideas. Explorations. Experiments with and without hypotheses. New and temporary worlds. As if Ween took a bunch of speed and scored a soundtrack to some garish sci-fi TV series on fast-forward, their tonal choices avoiding pastel shades for neon. The gestalt of his last decade of home recordings (of which there are over a thousand) strikes me as being 'about' the experiences of thought-saturation, over-stimulation, hyper-activity of the mind, inquiries at times sublime, at others self-destructive… basically it sounds like multimedia artist Ryan Trecartin and sciencey cut-up writer William Burroughs getting Apple desktops with Cubase and Reason and posting all their best results on the web. Please enjoy.

00 GOODBYE THE BAND - THE NARRATOLOGISTS (2010)

BUILDING BRAINS: DUTCH WAVE ‘81-‘85 VOL. III

DL: http://www.mediafire.com/?hac4abn2k1ky2ed

DUTCH WAVE ‘81-‘85 VOL. III // 13 TRACKS, 11 ARTISTS, 47 MINUTES OF LEFTFIELD PROTOINDUSTRIAL QUASIDADA ODDNESS // WRAPPIN UP THE SERIES // MIXED BY LIL BEN 02.24.11 FRESH // TRACKLIST + BONUS TRACK INCLUDED

CHASE HORIZONS: DUTCH WAVE ‘81-‘85 VOL. II

DL: http://www.mediafire.com/?7mcpvd64oes84do

DUTCH WAVE ‘81-‘85 VOL. II // 20 TRACKS, 12 ARTISTS, 76 MINUTES OF THAT TINGLING SENSATION // MIXED BY LIL BEN 02.23.11 FRESH // TRACKLIST INCLUDED

SHORT MEMORIES: DUTCH WAVE ‘81-‘85

DL: http://www.mediafire.com/?27rzxeht1f54lh0

DUTCH WAVE ‘81-‘85 VOLUME 1 // 22 TRACKS, 11 ARTISTS, 81 BLAZIN MINUTES // MIXED BY LIL BEN 02.21.11 FRESH // TRACKLIST INCLUDED

SOUNDS OF 2010: A 9TH FLOOR RADIO RETROSPECTIVE

An hour of podcast-surfing, channel-skipping, and culture-sampling in Oakland, CA by myself, LIL BEN. Some of every program on www.9thfloorradio.com got repped. In a pretty A.D.D. way. Music and words, music and words…

SOUNDS OF 2010 on 9TH FLOOR RADIO.COM by Ninth Floor Radio

Listen: Egyptian Protest Ambient by Fluorescent Grey
Listen: Paper Doll by Ex Princess

Ex Princess is the experimentinclined dudeartist Adam Harms of Oakland, screwchopping his own bodily sounds and samples of damaged electronics into upbeat, industrial musicbeats. Art as colorful and pepfueled as the dude himself. In drag. Stream the album below; download it here:

http://officialincorporated.com/storage/Ex_Princess_Paper_Doll_2011.zip

Paper Doll by Ex Princess

LADY WHAT PLANET ARE YOU ON: THE BEAT TAPE
Listen: ‘MAD THEOLOGY’ by LIL BEN
Listen: ‘BAKE OFF’ by LIL BEN & JaMile Jackson
Listen: ‘PAELLA’ by LIL BEN
Listen: ‘LIKE DUH’ by LIL BEN
Listen: ‘PORCHETTA’ by LIL BEN

NEW MIXTAPE: http://www.mediafire.com/?lddd9mswhwsgyeo (MP3, 320)

DUMMO FRONT

DUMMO BACK

thanks jamile jackson re: 1-4, 7, 13-14, thanks won pensecer re: 5-6, thanks powmod re: 8-12, 15. recommended iTunes preset: vocal booster

2011