Friday, January 6, 2012

Egyptrixx - Chryalis Records feat Trust

The warbled synth lines in Egyptrixx's last album Bible Eyes at times makes for uncomfortable listening but it all fits together nicely in this track. The drum beat is very reminiscent of the DJ Mujava track from a few years back, attached also cause its qual!!


Joy Division - Transmission (Playmobil edit)

And because its the weekend ---


DJ Rashad - Ghetto Tekz Runnin It

I bought a MicroKorg today so lets celebrate with a tune. I've just started listening to footwork music and I've been missing out as this track will show, the percussion here is ridic!!


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hyetal - The Chase

I've just started to listening to Hyetal's album Broadcast and it sounds really great. The vid for the track attached is representative of the lush synth sound mixed with slightly haunted atmospherics that appears on the record.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Future Islands - Before the Bridge

One of the best live acts I've seen recently is Future Islands. Their lead singer was as theatrical on stage as his voice would imply. Apart from the quality of the tracks what most stood out at the gig was their definite lack of pretence. Last year's record On the Water is highly recommended.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Grouper - Alien Observer

Grouper released two albums last year AIA Alien Observer - Dream Loss. She continues to successfully mine sounds from the ethereal dream-scape that was created on her last record.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

John Maus - Believer

It really is hard to believe this sporadically updated blog was begun in 2008, it really seems like no length since then.

One of the albums that didn't feature as frequently as I would have predicted on the end of year album lists was John Maus's cryptically titled - We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves. Its a quality record with a really distinctive mood and sound.

I saw his live show this year and it was certainly distinctive. Mr Maus basically shouted along to his own record. I'm not sure what to make of the gig but it was different.