Trafostations / Bum Deal
Album: Bum Deal   Collection:General
Artist:Trafostations   Added:May 2008
Label:Slusaj Najglasnije!  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-03-07 Pull Date: 2010-05-09
Week Ending: May 9 Apr 25 Apr 11 Mar 28 Mar 14
Airplays: 2 1 1 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 06, 2010: orangeasm
Lost Touch
4. Apr 09, 2010: Malcolm McLaren (1946-2010)
2. May 05, 2010: Brownian Values
5. Mar 27, 2010: My Musical Midlife Meltdown
Bum Deal Iii
3. Apr 24, 2010: Transitions
6. Mar 25, 2010: My Musical Midlife Meltdown
S. E. P.

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2010-03-02
80’s sounding synth pop/dance music, no singing, with a few tracks including real guitar/bass/drums playing rock. I think I hear samples from Art of Noise, Severed Heads, and less familiar bands but maybe they’re just using the same tech. Nothing extraordinary, most tracks decent, can stand on its own or be a great soundbed. Desktop pop?

1. Chicken & explosive samples over a simple buzzy bassline. More beat-y 2nd half.
2. big beat, slap bass, “get down yeah” F vocal sample. Slows down halfway through and keeps slowing to an experimental pace, then picks back up
3.very simple bass with various noises & samples above, kinda fun
4.”ambient” samples, house beat. I like it but sounds repetitive by 2nd half.
5.Shorter track, would be good for a cop show with its snippits of wah guitar
6.high-register sped-up minor key modulations
7.there’s something wrong with the intro rhythm- wish it kept being weird but instead turns into guitar wankery.
8/.mid-tempo boring filler
9.remix of #8! It’s an improvement.
10.enjoyable upbeat melodic though rather simple and a bit too long
11.wet noises, sparse beat, “here come a big train choo choo” vocal sample, full sound by end.
12.spacey beats “glory glory” sample
13.Rock guitar, bass, beatbox, indecipherable whispered vocal. At T-2:30 it slows down into a couple guys singing like mediocre karaoke in a language I don’t recognize over beatbox and loose guiter
14.sorta dub instrumental. Mellow and low.
15.medium-fast beat, and spoken to the beat is M voice non-english
16.synths w/no beatbox, kinda spacey

Track Listing
1. Brd. Vibrator   8. Bum Deal Ii
2. Banana   9. Bum Deal Iii
3. Bum Deal   10. Violet Blonde
4. Ex Ex Ex Ex   11. Boring, Boring
5. Lost Touch   12. Funky Mother Fucker
6. S. E. P.   13. Insomnia
7. Sward Up   14. M. E.
  15. Turbo Cat...