May 11th, 2010

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what the heck, sure...

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52 Weeks of Music and Lunch: week 8 (And One's Bodypop)

The Food

Oyako Don Buri; again, chicken and egg in soy sauce broth over rice. This time we supplemented with veggies stir fried with sake and light soy sauce.

Adding in the veggies really rounds out the meal. I think we did a better job with the broth this time 'round, too.

The Music

Album: And One's Bodypop

Genre: EBM/Synthpop.

Similar Bands: Several of the songs could pass for Depeche Mode in dim light. Other similar bands include Covenant and Beborn Beton.

Review: I grabbed this album because it has club hit Military Fashion Show on it. I've had mixed success with And One in the past - on the strength of Get You Closer and thier remix of Project Pitchfork's Timekiller, I picked up Anguish, and was underwhelmed. Bodypop, however, delivers exactly what the album title promises - dancable synth pop. Light and fun, at least for the kind of music I listen to - this isn't Kylie Mingue or Lady Gaga.

Playlist Potential: Military Fashion Show will probably start creeping in all over. The rest will just be a good background for the Oontz Oontz and Doof Doof playlists.
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52 Weeks of Music and Lunch: week 9 (Mind.In.A.Box's Retro)

Food



Pasta with chicken, spinach and sun-dried tomato. And a little chicen stock to round out the sauce. Delicious! And the leftovers ended up having a lot of chicken, since it had drifted to the bottom of the pot when we first made it. So, yummy AND healthy.

Music



Album: Mind.in.a.box's R.E.T.R.O.

Genre: Is C64 pop a genre? Video game bleep/bloop music.

Similar Bands: Stuff from the demo scene - blockparty type stuff. Vaguely similar to Ladytron and Freezepop.

Review: I yet again picked up an album based on a track I heard via @ISNradio; "8 Bits Are Enough For ME". The rest of the album is less club-friendly, but still good stuff. It bleeps and bloops, and there are heavily vocodered lyrics on many of the tracks. It's a lot less aggressive than most of my music, and more comtemplative. It doesn't have the momentum that psytrance music has. Which, come to think of it, may contribute to my frustrating discovery at Notacon that hackers do not dance.

Playlist Potential: Not quite sure. A couple tracks might be candidates for Bedtime. I don't really have a good niche for bleep-bloop stuff as yet. 8 Bits should probably be on a driving mix.