Every Friday, four new music picks from music blogs worldwide are published as part of my Day & Night pages. Follow Day & Night on Twitter or Facebook. The magazine is out today in print with every copy of the Irish Independent so pick it up to see my full internet-heavy section with a piece on Death Grips as well as the rest of the mag.
The Sacremento singer-songwriter’s third album, a 25 minute collection of gothic folk songs called Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs is as devastatingly atmospheric as it is strikingly melancholic. Spooky Halloween music.
20 year-old beatmaker Harley Streten is big in his native Australia thanks to his smooth voice-sampling electronica. The latest track ‘Holdin On’ suggests why; it crosses the line between soulful R&B pop melodies and head-nodding danceable rhythms.
Well it’s not new music but it is good music. The electronic music pioneer who worked with Donna Summer and paved the way for house and techno has joined Soundcloud and uploaded a glut of old rare songs as well as selections from his soundtracks for Scarface and Metropolis.
Dublin youngster Aidan Wall’s “project about making pop songs” is not exactly pop. It’s a bit foreboding for that but the 9-track collection released on Bandcamp or a cassette/zine is a fine little alt-pop exploration.