Music Monday #2

October 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

Royksopp's Happy Up Here music video is awesome

I’m going to start giving a little variety on these days because one band per week would move wayyy too slowly.

First up: Royksopp

These guys have been a favorite of mine over the years. It’s a good mix of upbeat happy dance songs and slow-down mellow grooves (The latest album Senior is the mellow counterpart to the upbeat Junior) I have a lot of favorite songs here, it’s too hard to choose just one! Happy Up Here, You Don’t Have a Clue, Eple, Poor Leno and… like 15 more. Just listen to all of it. Really. Great work music since it’s usually more beats and less lyrical distractions.

Second: WISP

I’m not even sure what genre they are. It’s like, experimental breakbeat sometimes mellow dubstep ambient? It’s fabulous, anyway, for driving through foggy mountain roads. A lot of the CDs were released for free before he was signed with a label, so I’m sure if you do some googling you can grab those easily. A couple of the albums have a sort of medieval feel to them. Like this would be the perfect montage music for an epic knight’s quest through a sunny but dangerous forest. Again, no particular favorite songs; they’re all pretty great. A couple albums are co-ops with other artists and are like, glitch techno which I’m not too much into but…

Third: Tycho

We mentioned this in the comments of last week’s post, but Tycho deserves a full shout out here. Artist Scott Hansen of ISO50 fame is also the musician Tycho and it’s amazing how his print work and his music work are somehow really similar. This is a super vintage ambient vibe that flows along really well and makes great music for designing to, really, I can’t describe; go listen to it. Favorite track: A Circular Reeducation

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