The Miracles Club

April 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm 5 comments

The Miracles Club

The Miracles Club

The Miracles Club is a new project helmed by Portland’s Honey Owens, who you may know as Valet or from her work with Nudge and Jackie-O Motherfucker. The concept behind this particular project seems to be a lo-fi take on the early house music of artists like Mr. Fingers.

This may be another example of the US avant rock underground desperately trying to explore every nook and cranny of ’80s music or it could represent a more intriguing trend towards noise-oriented artists becoming enamoured with the early history of electronic dance music – also suggested by Carlos Giffoni’s No Fun Acid project (as Philip Sherburne has previously noted) and Josh “Magneticring” Stevenson’s recent excavation of an acid house track he made on his Commodore Amiga, back in the day.

In any case, tracks like “Light of Love” and “A New Love” are pure win, with Owens’ deliciously cracked voice floating atop blissful synth-piano vamps and pattering four-to-the-floor beats. This is improbably brilliant stuff and you are strongly encouraged to seek out the Light of Love EP, which is available now through iTunes and which might possibly be appearing on 12″ in the near future.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mark E. Rich  |  April 12, 2010 at 11:05 am

    iTunes?? Do people actually pay money to download this kind of music? I understand Miley Cyrus or whatever, but this?

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    • 2. Biggie Samuels  |  April 12, 2010 at 11:28 am

      Which is the exact reason I haven’t heard the whole EP yet. I’m pretty sure they have some vinyl in the pipeline, though.

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  • 3. Saelan  |  April 22, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I regularly pay to download stuff like this if/when I can’t find a DL. And since I’ve never been converted to full and proper vinyl snobbery, I find LPs too cumbersome to be worth buying for two or three songs.

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    • 4. Biggie Samuels  |  April 24, 2010 at 12:26 pm

      I have a real mental block when it comes to the idea of paying for downloads. This may be irrational but I strongly feel that there has to be some material basis for the very existence of music, let alone the idea that it’s something you have to pay for. Obviously, this is a bigger (and much more boring) issue than the original post was supposed to cover, so I’ll leave it at that.

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  • 5. Mix CD: Summer 2010 « Bubblegum Cage III  |  May 19, 2010 at 9:06 am

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