Fiftyfifth Show Playlist – 8th May 2012 –

1 Boards Of Canada Dayvan Cowboy The Campfire Headphase 5.00 Warp Records Scotland 2005
2 Felix Blessing Part 1 Oh Holy Molar 2.23 Kranky Records England 2012
3 Felix Blessing Part 2 Oh Holy Molar 2.40 Kranky Records England 2012
4 Bob Guido Leaving The World Behind Elements 1 4.01 Future Elements Canada 2012
5 The Sound Of Rescue Anonymous Elements 1 5.40 Future Elements USA 2012
6 Seven Nines and Tens A.S.O.H.A. Habitat 67 6.40 Fluttery Records Canada 2012
7 How Comes The Constellations Shine Untitled Nine Belong To Mafra 4.48 Fluttery Records Portugal 2012
8 Ancients Constellations Star Showers On The Euphrates 6.06 Shels USA 2012
9 Crisopa Biodance With Me Biodance 7.18 N5MD Spain 2012
10 Crisopa Planets With Lava Oceans Biodance 4.56 N5MD Spain 2012

Record Of The Week

Crisopa – Biodance

Biodance is the much anticipated debut album from Madrid (SP) based electronic musician Crisopa. A densely layered album squeezing inspiration from electronic music sub-generes such as IDM, dub-step, post-rock, nu-gaze, and ambient while remaining cohesive, ever evolving and remarkably danceable. Anyone having seen Crisopa live undoubtably knows they were eventually coerced into moving their bodies by the ebb, flow and trajectory of his music. And Biodance is no different, however it is not all about moving your body. A quick look inside the CD case reveals the motivation behind the album: Biodance “is a system of self-development that uses music, movement and positive feelings to deepen self-awareness”. Whether he’s talking about his own self-awareness our ours, that just about sums the album up. Crisopa just wants you to loose yourself in the moment and Biodance is the perfect soundtrack for getting lost within.

Crisopa is the name in which Madrid based Santiago Lizón has chosen to release his music under. This project Of Lizón’s first saw the light of day in 2005, when all his influences of that time, IDM, shoegaze, post-rock and classical musics shaped his output into a more coherent creative entity. Crisopa has evolved in parallel with the netlabel scene of Madrid, as Lizón has released several quality works on netlabels such as Plataforma-ltw, Persona-isla, Add-sensor and Escala before signing with stateside imprint n5MD. Crisopa’s music has been described as blissful, dense, melodic and emotive. In it, the layers of guitars, pads, voices and intricate rythms are combined to frame a particular travel from one landscape to another. This is done by Lizón’s adeptness in displaying nostalgia, hope, transcendence, and melancholy all with a sense of confidence and humility. More recently Lizón’s music has been further shaped by his musical contributions to short-films and documentaries in his native Spain.

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