Thursday, 18 August 2011

Express rising



Chances are you may not have heard of Dante Carfagna, he is a record collector / dealer / archivist from Chicago and owner of Memphix records. For comparison he's kinda like Dj Shadow in the sense he has an insane record collection that is worth more than most peoples houses. As an artist he has only released one album under the name Express rising, which itself has become a rarity. I first heard of Express rising on 'The peoples champion' compilation from the now defunct Big daddy magazine and i was very lucky to get a copy of this album back in 2003 shortly after it was released.

 There's nothing fancy here, no intricate sequencing or synthesis, just 13 instrumentals of chilled, hiphop inspired goodness that evoke a similar sense of nostalgia to Boards of Canada or Tycho. Normally i wouldn't promote pirating music but as a copy of the Lp would set you back $100 or more (the cd isn't much cheaper), i say download the shit out of it if you like what you hear.  Enjoy!









60 comments:

  1. Wow, 100 bucks for a vinyl? I thought they'd all be like, 50 cents these days, you know, like an mp3.
    Either way, I like what I'm hearing. great post!

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  2. Loving it brubs. Yeah, the drums are dated. But they are good.

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  3. Man, that first one is too good.

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  4. You are correct, I haven't heard of him. Mind you, I haven't heard of DJ Shadow either.

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  5. Yeah, this guy is sick. Lucky you've already got the album, just saw the discogs prices.

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  6. I want to start building a Vinyl collection; but i know that i'll probably only listen to them once or twice then get over it.

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  7. Thanks for introducing me to this, sooooo good!


    Definitely following!

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  8. This is so chill, I dig it.

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  9. You have absolutely no way of contacting you without someone else reading. This isn't very wise right now o.o

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  10. Sounds like a more chill ver of triphop. And btw, i fucking love boards of canada. And these are good too. I'm even waiting for the songs to finish before i post this comment.

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  11. I loved "Dead Mall" and the last one was simply awesome, the video + song combination was a+. Flashback of the good ole days.

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  12. I like how relaxing it is. I could just listen to it and mellow out, haha.

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  13. music sinks up nicely with the skate visuals.

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  14. not exactly my music style but its kinda nice to listen to

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  15. Very nice music, but man... I don't think I'd pay $100 for any album lol.

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  16. Thanks for the heads up. Music was nice!

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  17. lovin these chillout tracks. excellent post mang.

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  18. 100 bucks on the LP? insert Young jeezy Dreamin. Haha, quality post, checkin out the youtube now.

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  19. Pretty awesome tracks man, nice and chilled! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. not my kind, but the first one was good!

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  21. Nice and relaxing sounds, 100 bucks sounds a bit steep though.

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  22. One hundred dollars? Damn....

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  23. I don't typically like this genera of music, but that first track was interesting. Was that first bit of kids a sample of Pink Floyd? It's pretty chill and I don't mind listening to it at all.

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  24. I do know DJ Shadow! He's an absolute boss :D. This dude is also cool.

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  25. Ya, I agree with the above comment, $100 is a bit overboard.

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  26. Chesire, don't be so sure, something so real about playing vinyl. It's like having sex after masturbation... its like, oh, that's what it really is all about.

    Vibes!

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  27. Very nice music, thanks for sharing!

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  28. I like the first one. It almost sounds like it has a little bollywood influence.

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  29. The children in the background was an interesting touch.

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  30. By pirating, do you mean acting like a pirate or talking like a pirate?

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  31. This song is absolutely beautiful! Best thing I've heard all day (and the day is just ending for me, lol). Definitely going to be sharing this post around. People need to hear this. Keep up the great posts! I'll definitely be back for more :)

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  32. Great stuff man! Followed.

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  33. I started my vinyl collection by going to thrift shops, now that their value as collectables has risen, so many people are going to thrift shops and buying everything that it's hard to pick up anything decent for the right price!

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  34. this is some excellent down tempo triphop here, I love me some diamonds in the rough.

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  35. Never heard of him, but great info!

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  36. I wouldn't pay a hundred bucks for it, but I still like it.

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