Gabriel Szatan

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Blurbs: Top Tracks of 2012


“A spot reworking “Bloom” on Radiohead’s high-profile TKOL RMX 12345678 series helped further the notion that [TJ] Hertz possibly may well be the most ruthless Oxford graduate since Rupert Murdoch.”

Objekt – “Cactus”, published 12/12/12 on Beats Per Minute

“Welp, I’ve listened to the song about thirty times and apparently I can’t remember a thing about it.”

DIIV – “How Long Have You Known?”, published 12/12/12 on Beats Per Minute

“The little drum fill that tips the track over the precipice is wonderful and shows Hot Chip as masters of precision, acutely aware that pace is everything and exercising restraint is crucial before ramping tension up to unbearable levels, allowing for a split-second of weightlessness before deploying the breakdown to devastating effect.”

Hot Chip – “Flutes”, published 12/12/12 on Beats Per Minute

“On “Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst” he delivered unquestionably the coldest track of the year. It was all too evident on the wince-worthy gunshots that clip the first verse short and the unsettling manner in which the defiant refrain of “I’ll never fade away” is rendered futile in real-time as the vocals sink deeper into the black recess of the mix; no matter how many times I try to test the fallibility of the song, being fully aware that Dave’s brother and Keisha’s sister will both fall prey to their respective fate doesn’t make me any less likely to stop dead in my tracks as the track unfurls.”

Kendrick Lamar – “Sing About Me, I’m Dying Of Thirst”, published 12/12/12 on Beats Per Minute



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