This pick inspired by Sam’s 3/4/04 pick: SHTYM is what you’d expect from someone who grew up using a Commodore 64, Atari 2600, Compaq Portable II, and an Epson dot matrix printer. Now he’s making music on those machines about the girlfriends who beat him in Centipede.
Melancholic folk-tronica with an emphasis on the folk and the rubble of lo-fi electronics.
Manchester based Melodic Records first birthed Pedro, then cranked out a whole litter of releases. Twenty, in fact, since 1999. A fine lot of electronic glitches, strums, and rhythms. From Melodic’s site: “Full mp3 tracks, not CD quality, but good enough for you to get addicted.” Actually, they’re nowhere NEAR CD quality, but I’ll be damned if they’re not spot on with the warning of dependency.
A sampling of favorites from 2003. Not a she, but a husband and wife, composing simple, melancholic melodies and beats.
A sampling of favorites from 2003. Beautiful, haunting, and so NYC.
A sampling of favorites from 2003. Mr. Snaith makes music like no one else.