miércoles, 30 de marzo de 2011

Bibio - Mind Bokeh

Warp Records
4 April, 2011
CD, Album / Vynil, LP
chillwave, pop, IDM, indie

(Produced by Stephen Wilkinson)

“Bokeh is the out of focus region of a photograph. It's not a quantifiable thing, but photographers and lens manufacturers are obsessed with it. In Japanese it means “haze”, “blur”, or even “dementia”. I called the album Mind Bokeh because I'm interested in the effect of defocussing your mind, whether through meditation, chemicals or whatever – it's a state of mind quite alien to Westerners.”

01 Excuses
02 Pretentious
03 Anything New
04 Wake Up!
05 Light Seep
06 Take Off Your Shirt
07 Artists Valley
08 K Is For Kelson
09 Mind Bokeh
10 More Excuses
11 Feminine Eye
12 Saint Christopher

all Lomography / analogue photography fans,
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martes, 29 de marzo de 2011

Burial, Four Tet + Thom Yorke - Ego / Mirror

Text Records
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
16 Mar, 2011
UK garage, dubstep, indie, IDM

Cuando el músico británico Kieran Hebden, alias Four Tet, se reunió en el año 2009 con el enigma del dubstep, Will Bevan -más conocido cómo Burial- para lanzar los singles “Moth” y “Wolf Cub” bajo su sello Text, la idea y el resultado parecieron demasiado buenos para volver a repetirse. Dos años más tarde, Four Tet reinventa la fórmula con la adición del frontman de Radiohead, Thom Yorke, el cual había sido remezclado antes por los otros dos músicos en la versión de remixes del disco “The Eraser” de Yorke. “Ego” y “Mirror” son dos noctámbulos tracks donde los gruesos beats, el bass sound y la atmósfera sombría se deben a Burial. Four Tet colabora con dulces timbres y pianos, mientras que la voz de Yorke le imprime frescura e innovación a la obra, resultado en algo más cercano al pop pero cargado de profundidad, misterio e inteligencia.

por Gabriel Reyes, para Extravaganza!

A. Ego
B. Mirror

Buy it here

Six Organs of Admittance - Asleep on the Floodplain

label: Drag City
CD, Album / Vynil, LP
released: Feb 2011
folk, psychedelic, drone

Devendra Banhart dijo una vez: “Ben Chasny es el jardín, yo solo soy un caracol que come lechuga en él” El decimoquinto álbum de estudio del virtuoso guitarrista acústico, alias Six Organs of Admittance, no hace más que seguir reafirmando su pasión por ese folk ritualista, melancólico y psicodélico, que pertenece a los bosques solitarios, a las montañas y a los ríos místicos. No hay nada nuevo en “Asleep on the Floodplain”, pero cómo en cada nuevo trabajo, Chasny se las arregla para capturarte cómo si fuera la primera vez. Las atmósferas oníricas y misterioras, a veces sencillas y cálidas de sus canciones, poseen algo precioso e inmaculado, algo poderoso que hace abstraerse de cualquier contexto y transportarse a un lugar desconocido donde dominan las leyendas antiguas. La contemplación de la naturaleza y su gran misterio.

por Gabriel Reyes, para (Extravaganza!)

  1. Above A Desert I've Never Seen 5:03
  2. Light Of The Light 2:49
  3. Brilliant Blue Sea Between Us 3:33
  4. Saint Of Fishermen 1:02
  5. Hold But Let Go 4:21
  6. River Of My Youth 5:35
  7. Poppies 1:01
  8. S/Word And Leviathan 12:26
  9. A New Name On An Old Cement Bridge 2:58
  10. Dawn, Running Home 5:05

jueves, 24 de marzo de 2011

SCB - Loss / Future Unknown

Aus Music
12" vinyl
# AUS1132
March 2011
deep house, minimal

(produced by Paul Rose, alias Scuba)

A. Loss
B. Future Unknown

SCB is a house/techno project by Paul Rose, better known as UK bass pioneer and Hotflush Recordings owner Scuba. SCB was born in 2008 with a now-seminal rework of 'Hard Boiled' from the first Scuba album,A Mutual Antipathy, and has since developed with two full 12"s and remixes of Mount Kimbie and Phil
Kieran amongst others.
'Loss / FutureUnknown', on Will Saul's Aus Music imprint, is the first original SCB material to surface outside of Rose's own circle of labels. 'Loss', with its spacey melodies and repeating vocal slices, builds and builds into a slice of pure unadulterated dancefloor joy, very much in keeping with the musical territory occupied by Aus at the moment. On the flip side, 'Future Unknown', fills out the atmospherics with dark stabs and driving rhythms which eventually give way to an almost Scuba-esque brand of floating euphoria.

domingo, 20 de marzo de 2011

Shackleton - Deadman / Fireworks

Honest Jon's Records, 2011
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
# HJP52
dubstep, experimental

Signature Shackleton — paranoia flaring into dancefloor fire. Gripping, rolling, dread techno of breathtaking humidity. With a superb King Midas Sound, chilled and crackling, Hitomi calling out amidst the strings. And The Bug himself, a third mix, digital only: rough and tough, with a reinforced steppers rhythm and take-that-rudie FX.

1. Deadman
2. Deadman (King Midas Sound Death Dub)
3. Deadman (The Bug Crackle Remix)

Shackleton 'Deadman' (King Midas Sound Death Dub) (Honest Jons)

Honest Jon's Records, 2011
2 x Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
# HJP53
dubstep, IDM, experimental

A. Fireworks
B. Fireworks (Aussen Vor Remix by T++)
C. Undeadman
D. Undeadman (ReMMix by Mordant Music)

Shackleton 'Fireworks' (T++ Aussen Vor mix) (Honest Jons)

jueves, 17 de marzo de 2011

James Blake's 55 min. Live Mix @ Boiler Room

James Blake's 55 minute live mix from the Boiler Room #38 for the R&S Records takeover

[Broadcasted on Tuesday 21st December]

dubstep, UK garage, R&B experimental


  1. Unknown – Sicko Cell
  2. Burial – Near Dark
  3. James Blake – Four Miles (Unreleased)
  4. Mark Pritchard – Elephant Dub
  5. Outkast – Ms. Jackson (Harmonimix)
  6. Peverelist – Roll With The Punches
  7. Coki – Shattered
  8. James Blake – Order (Dub)
  9. Untold – Kingdom
  10. Andrea – Write Off
  11. Beyoncé – Videophone
  12. DJ Nate – Back Up Kid
  13. The Bug (Ft. Killa P & Flow Dan) – Skeng (Kode9 Remix)
  14. Loefah – It’s Yours
  15. James Blake – Unluck
  16. D’Angelo – Untitled (How Does It Feel)

miércoles, 16 de marzo de 2011

Ramadanman / Pearson Sound - FabricLive 56

Ramadanman / Pearon Sound - "Fabriclive 56"
CD, Compilation, Mixed
21 Mar 2011
dubstep, techno, experimental, dub

30 min. Stream:

01. Pearson Sound – Hawker 2:34
02. Levon Vincent – Late Night Jam 2:21
03. Elgato – Music (Body Mix) 2:26
04. Marcello Napoletano – Everyday Madness 1:26
05. Tiyiselani Vomaseve – Vanghoma 2:59
06. Pearson Sound – Wad (Fabric Edit) 1:31
07. Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You 2:16
08. Ramadanman – Grab Somebody 3:14
09. Appleblim & Ramadanman – Void23 (Carl Craig Re-Edit) 3:46
10. Pearson Sound – Project 1:30
11. Joy Orbison – GR Etiquette (Pearson Sound Symphonic Mix) 2:33
12. J Kenzo – Ruckus (Martin Kemp Remix) 2:23
13. Fugative – Bad Girl (Lil Silva Dub Mix) 2:33
14. A Made Up Sound – Demons 2:27
15. Jam City – Night Mode 2:11
16. Mr Mageeka – Different Lekstrix 2:12
17. Pangaea – Inna Daze 2:11
18. Stifle – Stifle 1:52
19. MJ Cole Feat Wiley – From The Drop 2:14
20. Pinch – Qawwali 3:48
21. Joy Orbison Vs Ramadanman – J. Doe Them 2:51
22. Pearson Sound – Picon 1:25
23. Burial – Pirates 2:08
24. Die Barbie Musik Kollektive – Face (Junk) 1:23
25. Girl Unit – IRL (Original / Bok Bok Remix) 2:23
26. D1 – Subzero 2:19
27. S-X / Ramadanman – Glut / Woo Riddim 2:18
28. Addison Groove – Fuck The 101 2:44
29. Mala / Joe – City Cycle / Joe 3:11
30. Sigha – Light Swells 2:01

martes, 15 de marzo de 2011

Vladislav Delay Quartet "Debut" Exclusive Track Preview

Tracks taken from the forthcoming debut album out on Honest Jon's by May 2011.

Finnish experimental artist Sasu Ripatti, most often known as Vladislav Delay, has put together a new group called the Vladislav Delay Quartet, with a self-titled debut album due out in May. Ripatti has always been a man of many projects, producing on his own as Vladislav Delay, Luomo and Sistol, with each guise differing greatly in style. Vladislav Delay Quartet features an electro-acoustic ensemble with Ripatti on percussion. Other members of the lineup are Mika Vainio, who handles electronics and processing, and live instrumentalists Derek Shirley and Lucio Capece (the latter of whom appeared on the Vladislav Delay's 2009 album Tumaa). Those two play double bass, bass clarinet and soprano sax. The album is mixed and produced by Ripatti himself.

Full Tracklist:

01. Minus Degrees, Bare Feet, Tickles
02. Santa Teresa
03. Des Abends
04. Hohtokivi
05. Killing the Water Bed
06. Presentiment
07. Louhos
08. Salt Flat

miércoles, 2 de marzo de 2011

Moritz Von Oswald Trio - Horizontal Structures

released: February 2011
label: Honest Jon's
format: 2x Vinyl, LP
experimental techno, avantgarde, dub

1. Structure 1
2. Structure 2
3. Structure 3
4. Structure 4
5. Structure 5

martes, 1 de marzo de 2011

Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX - We're New Here

released: 21 February 2011
label: Young Turks / XL Recordings
format: CD, Album /Vinyl, LP
dubstep, UK garage, indie


1. Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX – I’m New Here (3:32)
2. Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX – Home (3:17)
3. Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX – I’ve Been Me (0:33)
4. Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX – Running (3:37)
5. Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX – My Cloud (4:33)
6. Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX – Certain Things Interlude (0:16)
7. Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX – The Crutch (3:16)
8. Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX – Ur Soul And Mine (4:24)
9. Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX – Parents Interlude (0:35)
10. Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX – Piano Player (1:22)
11. Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX – NY Is Killing Me (5:50)
12. Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX – Jazz Interlude (0:55)
13. Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX – I’ll Take Care Of You (4:44)