Balanceman Welcome to Balanceland
- Words: Scott Thill
- Label: NutMeats
When it hews too close to the cookie-cutter work of Daft Punk on songs like "Robot Wife" and "Insertion Time," the Bay Area-based Balanceman‘s new joint feels like a Casio hangover. But when it kicks the drums and spreads its cinematic wings on tracks like "Stick to the Plan" and "Nature Boy," all seems right with the world. Which is to say that musical beauty is still in the ears of the beholder, and as long as Balanceman-also known as J. Goody to his folks-keeps it diverse and soulful, he‘s keeping it real...interesting.
- NewsAphex Twin Talks 'Syro,' Gear, '90s Rave Culture, and More in Extensive New Interview
- GearDntel Shares Five Essential Pieces from His Home Studio
- FeatureReal Talk: DVS1 on Respect, Photography on the Dancefloor, and the Battle Between Art and Entertainment
- FeatureHi-Five: Tin Man Selects His Top Acid Tracks
- MP3kidkanevil "Thousand Year Forest (One for Yosi)"
- September 18: New Forms Festival 2014 with Oneohtrix Point Never, Hieroglyphic Being, Helena Hauff, Madlib, and More
- September 24: Decibel Festival with Marcel Dettmann, KiNK, FaltyDL, John Roberts, Steffi, Simian Mobile Disco, and More
- October 15: Amsterdam Dance Event with Four Tet, DJ Koze, Jon Hopkins, Karenn, Ben UFO, Floating Points, MCDE, Talaboman, and More
XLR8R Downloads Player