If the shouty rage of Death Grips is too much for you, you may appreciate this truly excellent release from a US/Japan duo called Wep One and Timmo, available on a French-based label HELLO.L.A. on Bandcamp. It’s pay what you want, but it’s really well produced and worth a listen.
The seven-track release also builds really nicely, so is a great collection of tunes in a time when these days you often just skip through to the mp3 you really like. This may well be explained by the fact it’s also available as a tape release.
Thanks to another tape label, RANO, for putting this on my radar.
With most of my music time during the week taken up with finding tracks for the next Future Music show, I realise I’m not posting individual tunes as much on ze blog, so here’s one I just heard today.
‘I Could Tell You, But I’d Have To Kill’ from the debut album of Unloved, a band based in LA.
Some nice tones, the higher-pitched synth line a contrast from the fuzzier guitar side of things. Like it. If they head to London, I may check them out.
Did I miss this first time around? Not new, but not sure I’ve heard of Maya Jane Coles until today. This is ‘Blame’ from here debut album ‘Comfort’ in 2013.
From what I’ve listened to so far, it’s a nice mix of electronica and some dancey/soul vibes.
She has also just released a much dubbier album out under the alias Nocturnal Sunshine. At first glance I think I prefer the style of Comfort, but I guess it goes on the list for future listening.
So this is something from a new EP by Tipper, out last week. Catchy beeps and drumwork. Good stuff.Although I think they’ve missed out the apostrophe from Its Like just to annoy my writing sensibilities.
I fucking love this track.
A brand new release today I stumbled upon whilst delving into the depths of Bandcamp. ‘Insomnia II’ by DÉVÅZ. A real mix of styles. A band feel, but seems to be driven by one man, Washington DC-based Corbett Blair. Some decent synths and sequences. Vocals. Love the high melody when it comes in.
In other news, after lots of listening to hours and hours of tunes and mixes, I’m about to start hosting a fortnightly show myself on Future Music FM. An hour slot, fortnightly, from this Sunday at 11pm. Cheer to @DVNT for sorting it. Pre-recorded, but will aim to be on the Twitters when it first goes out in the evening, with the archive going onto Mixcloud later. While there will be quite a lot on the heavy side, it’ll be a bit of a mix of electronic styles and I reckon DÉVÅZ will feature before too long. More to follow.
I think this is classified as ‘banging’.
Although offensive banging doesn’t sound right.
Anyways, this is an occasionally brutal techno track with a drizzling of DnB.
Liberties by Mono-Amine, on Lausanne-based Agnost1k Records. Out just a few days ago.
Have’t posted much recently, but this out just today from Midwich Youth Club (aka Allan R Murphy) gives me a good excuse.
This is ‘Force Feedback’ from an album of previously unreleased material entitled ‘Early works Vol 1: Perricoma 2000 – 2001’. Scroll down the Bandcamp page for a nice spiel about where it came from and what Allan was up to back then.
Sometimes a bit hit and miss putting out tracks which until the recent past had languished in cardboard box or on a hard drive somewhere, perhaps for good reason, but this is definitely a winner. Some familiar future echoes of firm favourite ‘Gamification‘, out last year.
In other news, am excited to say Dead Albatross 2015 is around the corner. The alternative to the Mercury Prize championed by Kamikaze (aka Paul Ackroyd) which showcases new music from the past 12 months from the UK and RoI. Really enjoyed being part of the extended folk picking out their top ten from the shortlist last year. The shortlisting process for 2015 is currently underway and they’re looking for suggestions for new albums, so get in touch. Looking forward to seeing what new musical gems are in store. It will be announced on 9 September (I’ll be away but hoping to keep in touch with it all). The winners will be announced on Wednesday 28 October.
Might have some other musical news in the near future, but will wait until a bit closer to the time.