Toro Y Moi - Harm In Change (soundcloud.com/cookiemonstergalaxy Remix)
Source: SoundCloud / MODERN FILTH
Calor & Anna Wall – Feverish Propositions
What happens when Calor’s appetite for underground house music blends with Anna Wall’s passion for quality deep house? A 4-acts story that presents us the so-many different forms of electronic music! Everything begins with Between and a stomped rhythm, disturbed just a tiny bit by the feminine voice as Do You Remember throws us in the middle of the dancefloor with its classic deep house sound full of 90’s reminiscents. And if this is not enough, the 2 brits raise the rhythm up to a confortable tech house with Downstr, then sliding down the nostalgic scale but saving the energy with Feverish Propositions
RELEASE DATE 20.02.2014
Source: SoundCloud / NaturalRhythm
Carlos Souffront @ Plunge 9-14-13. Edited excerpt due to recording issues.
Derek Plaslaiko Interview of Souffront: http://tinyurl.com/k36o8hu
Source: SoundCloud / As You Like It
HTRK - Blue Sunshine
Psychic 9-5 Club (due on Mistletone/Inertia, March 28) marks the beginning of a new chapter for HTRK. It’s an album that looks back on a time of sadness and struggle, and within that struggle they find hope and humour and love. It’s Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang’s first album recorded entirely as a duo—former band member Sean Stewart died halfway through the recording of their last LP, Work (Work Work) (Mistletone, 2011).
Though the record is instantly recognisable as HTRK—Standish’s vocal delivery remains central to the band’s sound, while the productions are typically lean and dubby—they’ve found ample room for exploration within this framework. Gone are the reverb-soaked guitar explorations of 2009’s Marry Me Tonight and the fuzzy growls that ran through Work (Work Work). They’ve been replaced with something tender, velvety and polished. This is HTRK, but the flesh has been stripped from their sound, throwing the focus on naked arrangements and minimalist sound design.
The album was recorded at Blazer Sound Studios in New Mexico with Excepter’s Nathan Corbin, who had previously directed the video clip for Work (Work Work) cut “Bendin.” Inviting a third party into their world was no easy decision, but in Corbin they found a kindred spirit. The LP was then refined and reworked in Australia at the turn of 2013, before the finishing touches were applied in New York during the summer.
Of all the themes that run through Psychic 9-5 Club, love is the most central. The word is laced throughout the album in lyrics and titles—love as a distraction, loving yourself, loving others. Standish’s lyrics explore the complexities of sexuality and the body’s reaction to personal loss, though there’s room for wry humour—a constant through much of the best experimental Australian music of the past few decades.
Standish explores her vocal range fully—her husky spoken-word drawl remains, but we also hear her laugh and sing. Equally, Yang’s exploratory production techniques—particularly his well-documented love of dub—are given room to shine. They dip headlong into some of the things that make humans tick—love, loss and desire—with the kind of integrity that has marked the band out from day one. Psychic 9-5 Club is truly an album for the body and for the soul.
Source: SoundCloud / Mistletone
Little Dragon - Precious (Pional Darkness Impression)
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Source: SoundCloud / Pional
Purchase “Spectre” on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/spectre-single/id825607441
Tycho “Awake” LP on Ghostly International
Release date: MARCH 18, 2014
Pre-order “Awake”: shop.iso50.com/collections/awake
ISO50 and Reuben Wu
For nearly a decade, Tycho has been known as the musical alias of Scott Hansen, but with the release of Awake – his second LP for Ghostly International – the solo project has evolved into a three-piece band. Relating closer to post-rock than ambient soundscapes, the record is situated in the present, sounding more like Hansen than drawing from his influences. “This is, in many ways, the first true Tycho record.”
Also known for his design work as ISO50, Hansen’s visual and sonic efforts have dovetailed throughout the course of his career. “This is the first time in my life I’ve dropped everything to focus on one artistic pursuit,” notes Hansen. Previous Tycho releases came to fruition when an amalgam of songs were nearing completion, but Awake is where music becomes the focus and true expression becomes the result.
Source: SoundCloud / Tycho
01. André Bratten – Trommer og Bass
02. Carreno is LB – Nyctophilia
03. The Asphodells – Prejoy (Barbaric Splendour Version)
04. Kasper Bjørke – One Night at Nuba
Release Date: 10 March 2014
Source: SoundCloud / Correspondant