GAMES - No Disguise by Ford & Lopatin
(via Way Slower)
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Listener: please be patient. Give it a minute or two. Listen to it build. Then, let yourself be liberated by the life-affirming grandiosity of it all. Azure Blue's original can be heard here, with more from Harald Björk here.
MP3: Azure Blue - The Catcher in the Rye (Harald Björk Remix)
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Easily the most beautiful thing I've heard in quite some time. From Tom Auty of Ann Arbor, who records ambient loops as Sad Souls. Fans of Geotic will certainly appreciate this. Follow Sad Souls on bandcamp, SoundCloud and Twitter.
Apeiron by Sad Souls
(via The Apiary)
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
patten posted a demo version of "Fire Dream" back in March of 2010. Now, the album version is upon us. Dude turned the bass WAY up and extended the track by about 90 seconds, but the disorienting cacophony of the original remains brilliantly intact. GLAQJO XAACSSO drops September 26 on No Pain In Pop.
MP3: patten - Fire Dream
(via The Fader)
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Hiverned #1 is the first entry in a series where current artists from the Hivern Discs roster edit long-lost tracks from the forgotten artists of yesteryear. On "Party Girl," John Talabot takes a "lost NYC underground classic" and turns up the heat by tweaking the hell out of the vocals. The result is something akin to Elmo singing Bee Gees karaoke in a disco club even as the streets outside gave birth to hip-hop. "Wheels," on the other hand, is an agitated night hustle screwed by Marc Piñol.
300 copies on 10" vinyl with no repress and no digital version. Info on buying it here.
HVNED001: Hiverned #1 by Hivern Discs
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The first we've heard from Oneohtrix Point Never's new album. A battery-powered device bleeping out its last moments of juice. Audible bits from the cassette deck, VHS and public access program, all begging you back from your slumber. Wired beyond belief, you may never come back.
"From the Replica LP on Software Recording Co. / Mexican Summer (SFT010). Available November 8th, 2011."
MP3: Oneohtrix Point Never - Sleep Dealer
Narrow Sparrow - Joe Meek's Dream (Music Video) from Richard Portillo on Vimeo.
Unrestrained "bizarro pop" from Chicago's Narrow Sparrow. Fuzzy as a wool sweater and as angst-filled as anything on In The Aeroplane Over The Sea. Expect this on 7" soon.
Full disclosure: band member Ricky Portillo and this writer are good friends. Song rules either way.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
...in which the Saharan desert rock of Tinariwen gets an urban makeover with the funk and flex of none other than Four Tet.
Tinariwen - Tenere taqqim tossam (Four Tet remix) by Four Tet