But in true fashion of the blog, my action will relate to a mixtape.
Sit There. Do Nothing.
Trip-Hop is one of those genres that runs deep with me. In high school, I took a lot of adderall, a LOT, about 75 mg a day (normal dosage around 30-60mg.) It's the only way I could efficiently finish my work. And it did; I ended up finishing high school in 3 years time. But there's always a negative to a positive. I would spend the rest of the day coming down from it. I would play instruments, program glitch and downtempo songs, not eat, stare around my room, not eat, find new music, read, and not eat. Trip-Hop was one of those things that I just saw a lot of beauty in during that time. Dreamful soundscapes. It was the only thing that could lull me to sleep when I was cracked out.
Traditionally, Trip-Hop producers use a lot of the same technics used in Hip-Hop productions. MPCs, synths, samplers, and turntables. Most Trip-Hop is instrumental with maybe one or to vocal samples mashed into a track.
- All in Forms - Bonobo
- Which One Of You Jerks Drank My Arnold Palmer - Blockhead
- Headroom - Matterhorn
- Bittersweet Symphony (UNKLE Remix) - The Verve
- Grim Advantage Pt. 1 - Egadz!
- Birds Of Prey - Architeq
- Number 41 - Dosh ft. Andrew Bird
- Frontier Psychiatrist - The Avalanches
- Hands - Four Tet
- Head in Colour - Nightmares on Wax
- A Grand Love Theme - Kid Loco
- Temper - Dabrye
- Moon - Little People
- Cascade - Tycho
- Blue Little - 1032
- What We Are Destined To Do - Egadz!
Find your favourite track and buy an album from that artist. I promise that you will find more gold.
More goodies next week.