Todd Edwards is a genius...

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there is actually a song on that comp where he nails it: "restless soul" is *terrific*.

but the rest of the edwards productions on there just sound so corny and overdone next to tuff jam's effortless cool. "shut the door" in particular is a shame because it has such a killer vocal turn.

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 04:47 (fourteen years ago) link

My favourite is still his remix of Hakan Lidbo's "Walk Away".

Tim F (Tim F), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 08:03 (fourteen years ago) link

i think everything vahid just described as being a negative is precisely why i like the guy so much. (and i can barely get through a whole edwards mix cd either.)

violent j (sandboxhulkington), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 17:23 (fourteen years ago) link

Oddly enough, that i Records thing is on the iTunes store. Surely it's worth the $9.99?

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 17:40 (fourteen years ago) link

Tower was charging 30 bucks for that i Records thing! (I nabbed it at 60% off)...

henry s (henry s), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 18:07 (fourteen years ago) link

how much did daft punk improve the formula on "face to face", just by mellowing it out a little?

by about half a percent

Make a Beck Song #1 (wkwkwk), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 20:54 (fourteen years ago) link

your kneejerk contrarianism doesn't faze me, matos!!

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 21:19 (fourteen years ago) link

hahaha sorry about that mr. received wisdom

Make a Beck Song #1 (wkwkwk), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 21:40 (fourteen years ago) link

I think I brought it up on old ilx. I've got it but I never listen to it and I'm probably his biggest fan ever. I think you can buy it directly from his record company and my copy came with a signed poster that shows the bad computer model crucifix of the Odyssey cover.

nuilxhollywood (nuilxhollywood), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:43 (fourteen years ago) link

I was disappointed at first, apart from one song the patchwork sampling is entirely gone, he's cutting up some fairly generic rhodes & synth pad presets. I haven't been listening to it either, because I loaned it to my Nina Simone / Betty Boo / Crystal Waters / classical gospel worshipping friend (who did not like the copy of Run On Volume One I loaned her) and she's kind of outright refusing to give it back to me.

I never listen to more than a few of his tracks at a time either, that's not really a problem for me...

milton parker (milton parker), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:58 (fourteen years ago) link

xpost: same with 1980-present Scott Walker...i.e. if I spin Tilt once a year, that's OK...I'll never get rid of it...I still dig the guy...or is it the idea of the guy I dig?...(I suppose that's for another thread)...

there is more hairs-on-back-of-neck-standing-up action in a single Todd Edwards track than the entire recorded output of some certain genres...(hello, ambient dub)...which is why it's hard to make it through more than 20 minutes at a time...but it's a good 20 minutes...

henry s (henry s), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 23:16 (fourteen years ago) link

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