From the latest SF Weekly:
Yoshiki at the piano.
Shlohmo: "Everyone's so mad at me," says Henry Laufer, better known as Shlohmo, from his couch in L.A. "Everyone tweets at me all the time: 'Did you forget about the record?' And it's like, 'Nope, I'm listening to the masters everyday."
Laufer has a problem many would envy: His fans are grumbling about the long-promised release of a new EP with Jeremih, the Chicago warbler behind such sensual fare as "Fuck You All the Time" and "Birthday Sex." And they don't understand why it's taking so long.
We have, after all, become used to a certain immediacy with Laufer and his ilk in the web-connected world of electronic music: Someone makes something, they quickly post it to SoundCloud, the fans like it, the blogs blog it, the commenters go, "Damn, this is dope." Then we all move on to the next thing. Occasionally, though, a sizable part of the ecosystem gets hung up on one song: Disclosure's "White Noise," say, or (more obscurely) Jon Hopkins' "Open Eye Signal." The track circulates and recirculates, fueling demand for more like it. And if the Internet maw even has time to register want for a product, it's already late... [continue reading]