collating bones (signifier) wrote,
collating bones

Erland Øye: DJ-Kicks

I've heard his name (and know next to nothing about him), but I've been liking the DJ-Kicks series, especially that Chicken Lips one that came out last year. The only artist names I knew from his mix are Cornelius, the Rapture, Röyskopp, Ricardo Villalobos and Morgan Geist, and a lot of it is happy plinky electronic nothing-in-particular. But I love his technique of bridging segues by singing little snatches of his favorite songs: "Venus" sort of obvious, "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" unexpected, "Fine Night" (a.k.a. Jane's "It's A Fine Day)" a succulent little treat. I realized about 20 seconds before the end of the disc that the effect is a bit like Arthur Russell's singing on Calling Out of Context. Also giggled audibly a few times at Avenue D's "2D2F," whose title stands for the same phrase as an old Dead Kennedys song title, and which belongs in the same hall of fame as "You Suck," "Short Dick Man," BWP's "2 Minute Brother," etc.
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