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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mixtape of the Day: Ghostly International's TED Compilation, "Music For Ideas"

Posted By on Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 10:34 AM

What's the craziest idea you've had lately? Covering your cat in Yves Klein-blue paint and letting it frolic on your boss's couch? Deep-frying a beet? Going to see Battle Los Angeles completely sober? Microloans for pirates? Exciting times. The University of Michigan held a TED symposium over the weekend devoted to "encouraging crazy ideas," and now Ann Arbor-based electronic music label and all-around classiness factory Ghostly International has released a ten-song sampler (excuse us, "experience") called Music For Ideas. Our vote: excellent listening for a medium-blustery Wednesday such as this. 

Highlights include Lusine's particulate love jam "Gravity" and the serene clickiness of Ben Benjamin's "Toothlike Tokens"; there's also some austere electro-dance from Solvent, the glitchy neo-post-hop of Dabrye, some operatic weirdness (what else?) from Matthew Dear, and a bloopy remix of "Send and Receive," from the 2006 album Past Is Prologue by San Francisco producer Tycho.

Check it out here and enjoy the mood shifting as fast as the noonday sunlight. 

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