Archive for "Mar 2010"

mini/macro review: johann johannsson and mark craste

say what you will about the interwebs destroying real communication and humanity. although i usually agree, but right now i LOVE the power of google. ie. used wisely, the innertubes can yield some astonishing link ups, no? i say, YES! what is shim on? wells, i knew about johann johannsson’s new drop: “and in the […]

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kontext – dissociate: mini album review

gangsta-dubstep-IDM? hmmm, not quite there.  more murky, glitchy, grimey, dark corners dubstep funk with a D’ n’ B bouncer. late night, up to all good music. holy crap what are the russian’s putin in the fucking waters these days? Stanislav Sevostyanikhin AKA kontext lets us all take a tall drink on this one. too bad […]

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diego stocco: god’s own dj

indeed. he burns pianos, tinkles light bulbs, smacks and strokes trees, dumps pails of sand and builds instrument combines to illicit strange, new multi-pronged timbres. Diego Stocco – Experibass from Diego Stocco on Vimeo. all of LA and yes, the world needs to see/feel/hear this man in action. my flimsy words can only tarnish his […]

wtf?! shim recommends: salemville amish blue cheese

american blue cheese?! wtf? if you’re like the girl and me, you have a constant search going for all things/anything that tastes waaay above it’s price-point.  i mean, who doesn’t like to eat fabulously well and save some cash? lately we have been thinking, “what’s the most delish burger we can make?” well, the verdict […]

logitech transporter network music playa: so shim recommended

this is juicy. J-U-I-C-Y!!!! mostly due to the DACs (AKM AK4396 multibit/Sigma-Delta for to geeking) but my peeps, this device gets your music wirelessly off your ‘puter and into your shivering, wanting ears. a music server that will teach the ps3 how to behave. and then some. the build quality is very near world-class. the […]

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indignant senility plays wagner 1+2: mini review

remember that simpson’s episode where apu’s wife, manjula, cooks for the family and a worried marge asks lisa if it’s too spicy, and lisa replies “i can see through time!!” well prepare yourself for this. and it burns sooo good. to paraphrase nietzsche “we must disregard the person [wagner] and focus on the works. he […]

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mini album review: a sufi and a killer by gonjasufi

whoa. gonjasufi is so far out you’ll forget where “in” was. teaming up with the equally founded in dark matter, dj the gaslamp killer, they do it the way i envision burning man should be (if they kicked out all those stinky, scenester ass grinders.) very wonk and fucked up but somehow seriously in the […]

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buy a halfway decent mic: shim recommends

be you podcaster, or home recordist, pro producer or broadcasting professional, you’ll need a transparent condenser mic (or realistically, a few hundred…) while no one mic is perfect for every application, some mics exhibit the much coveted property of “workhorse-ness.” ultimately, that means it can render a quality result under many, many diverse conditions. with […]

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proceed with caution-shim recommends: le tournment vert

ahhh, fucking french people. only they could make and sucessfully market something translated as “the green torment.” but better known to us north american scum as THE… GREEN… FAIRY. dun-dun-DAAAAAA!!!! yep, le tournment vert‘s actually got a considerable amount of wormwood in it. or Artemisia absinthium for you goth heads. how the fuck is this […]

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mini review: david sylvian-manafon

gurgling shit bubbles. i thought david sylvian‘s blemish was fucking tight. this is the more experienced, more risk taking big brother of blemish (and the remix album the good son vs. the only daughter—BUY THIS!). ex-japan, lesser known, better than modern bowie, bowie-esque front man does weird right. like tom waits, it’s not just him […]

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