Wednesday, April 6, 2011
on his first solo release since his massive 2007 lp Untrue, Burial returns with a three song ep that once again solidifies his status as one of the most groundbreaking electronic producers of the past decade--or any decade. his sound captures the dark ambience of a city shaking off the day and settling in for a fitful night's sleep. deep seeded urban decay, heartbreak, longing, and the pains of being lonely and insecure at heart all mix for a potent cocktail of emotions that is both intoxicating and empty much too quickly. each track is a powerhouse, marking 'stolen dog' as perhaps his most ambitious tune to date. hopefully the announcement of his next release won't leave us feeling duped.
check out stolen dog below.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Luke Vibert drops the acid, drum and bass, and idm aspects from his sound in favor of more soul, hip-hop and jazz influenced grooves when working as Wagon Christ, and his new album Toomorrow released on Ninja Tune keeps with that tradition. while his monikers are wide spread and varied, this incarnation is perhaps the most accesible (although all are worth exploring). introduce yourself if you haven't already.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Headhunter's 808, juke-laden side project Addison Groove follows up on last year's debute Footcrab / Dumb Shit with another pair tracks for some serious footwork. Crisp percussion, ominous synths, and short samples flow at a breakneck pace that would make any b-boy break a sweat.
Friday, March 18, 2011
schoolmates Burial (Will Bevan) and Four Tet (Kieran Hebden) return with a fresh collaboration to follow up their 2009 release Moth / Wolf Cub, this time adding Thom Yorke to the roster. similar to their previous 12", their unique production styles combine to produce sounds that capture an atmosphere that's both mechanical and ominous while offering traces of organic instrumentation that creep in like grass through cracked pavement. on this release, Thom Yorke's trademark paranoid crooning adds another layer of complexity and texture. at times a focal point, and at others a haunting soundscape, his voice creates another dimension to the world Bevan and Hebden created.
listen below, or wait til night fall.
taken from Rinse fm Four Tet vs. Floating Points
Thursday, March 17, 2011
FaltyDL's sophomore release delivers a collection of tracks that move at a pace too off-kilter for the dance floor and too complex for passive listening. where his earlier releases conjured to mind the essence of fever dreams, distorted jazz clubs tucked away in derelict alleyways, the thrill and fear of space travel, You Stand Uncertain combines layers of ambient bliss, futuristic grooves, the longing of unrequited love, and the residual aftermath of memories you wish you could recreate. at times chaotic, the album spawns a wide range of emotions, simultaneously releasing adrenaline, dopamine, serotonin, as your body wants to move but your mind is too preoccupied to tell it how. if the world doesn't end too soon, this is what the future should sound like.
for further listening, check out his new single 'Hip Love'
*the jamie xx remix of this track is huge.