the astonishingly marvelous parisian label cooler than cucumbers has finally unleashed its most highly anticipated first label compilation under the title of 'salade de concombres - volume one', and how it is a storming release indeed. spanning thirty-four full-length tracks encompassing all manner of weird-rap and electronica from around the globe, it really is a tour-de-force of all the strange-wrongness being exhibited in creative minds across the genres and across oceans. but, to top it all, it has been made available as a free download, which can find its way onto your hard-drive in but a few simple clicks.
it is at this juncture that i must confess as to having had the honour of playing a role in the completion of this project, insofar as being given the honour and privilege of being in charge of the mastering process. the legendary tiago approached me asking if i might be up for the job some moons ago, and how i naturally jumped at the opportunity. much talk was had and then a slew of songs found their way into my studio, giving me much exclusive listening pleasure as i tweaked and processed them for the warmest, loudest possible end result. thusly, having already spent a good deal of time perusing the contents therein, i can wholeheartedly say that it is a wonderful journey of spiralling creativity which can only reward the even casual listener.
still, it would be foolhardy of me not to mention how there are a good deal of songs on the compilation which have climbed out of both the decorative stamp and 667 camps, which all have an extra-special place in my heart. firstly, my favourite iron filings and sellotape song thusfar, a project which i am oftentimes involved in, entitled 'helicopter gunships' is on there in all its psychedelic glory. exclusive abSUrd and murmur breeze songs are featured, both of which i had the honour to mix, both of which are absolutely staggering. then there is an exclusive song from decorative stamp, knertz, mism, eggcape supergroup pumpernickle, not to mention the san francisco supergroup papervehicle murdering everyone with 'dragging seasons', healthily supplemented by a exclusive beastmaster song to boot... and much, much more besides...
so, do not hesitate, download now and bathe in the magnificent glow. it is the only way
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