A roundup of 15 tracks featured on and off the blog that have been getting the new music veins pumping in the last seven days. Some of them have already featured in the New Music section and others are new tracks from previously-featured artists Empress Of, REID, Ifan Dafydd, Bibio, Wise Blood, Tropics, Koreless and Nancy Elizabeth. This may become a regular thing if people are into it. Easy listening: More…→
Lord Quas is baaaack. “The poor-man’s Gorillaz” as Stones Throw sometimes bills him. Sadly though, not a new new album but Yessir Whatever is a 12-track compilation of rare material recorded by Madlib in his alterego form over the last 12 years. ‘Planned Attack’ is one of those 12 tracks. The LP comes out on June 18, 2013 with a peel off sticker cover. More info.
A man appears in an alternate reality inhabited by foreign terrain and populated by sirens. He attempts to avoid the sirens’ spell but ultimately fails and he submits to his primal desires and fantasies. Only when he finally submits, is he ultimately able to decode the strange world which surrounds him.
That’s the plot for Sinkane’s new video for one of the highlights from Ahmed Gallab’s Mars album, ‘Warm Spell’ for which Directors Philip Di Fiore and Christopher J. Lytwyn photographed “everyday fruits, vegetables and flowers with a macro lens in order to create the identity and terrain of the universe in the video”.
Mars is released through City Slang in Europe and DFA in the US. You can listen to it still on Soundcloud. Check out this smooth Larry Gus remix too: More…→
The Meteor Camden Crawl Dublin is only one weekend away now. The festival is taking over most of the venues of Dublin on Saturday and Sunday with 150 bands like Black Lips, Echo & The Bunnymen, Fight Like Apes, PVT, Fionn Regan, Darkstar, No Ceremony///, Heathers, Big Deal, Holy Other, The Pictish Trail, We Cut Corners and many more across 15 venues. See the Nialler9 @ Sweeneys lineup here.
On Friday night, the festival’s opening party takes place on May 3rd in Whelan’s with New Young Pony Club, Dirty Beaches, Big Deal, Tropics and Windings playing live (listen to a playlist below). Tickets are €20 separate from the festival but I have a pair of tickets for two of you lovely people.
To win tickets all you have to do to enter is hit tweet button below and make sure to include the hashtag #CCD2013 and @Nialler9 by Tuesday, 30th April at 5pm. Entrants must be 18 or over.
I rather like this Maud In Cahoots track primarily because it sounds a bit like Robyn doing a well-known Italo track (‘Self Control’ by Raf / Laura Branigan ) in a sprightly folk style. The video was directed by John McIlduff at St Brendan’s Psychiatric Hospital in Grangegorman on Good Friday. Maud In Cahoots are Zoe and Maude Reardon.
The drunken and disorderly Kode9 track ‘Xingfu Lu’ has been floating around for a while now via radio rips but Steve Goodman has finally got around to releasing it on Hyperdub properly the end of the month (April 29th) on digital and vinyl. The tune has a broken structure and a hypnotic disorientating step to it. Here’s the B-side – ‘Kan’ as a rip.
Celtronic 2013 takes place in Derry every year but 2013′s lineup from Wednesday June 26th – Sunday June 30th in the European City Of Culture for the thirteenth edition of the festival will be of interest to you.
Lineup: Metro Area, Henrik Schwarz, Koreless, Jon Hopkins, John Talabot, Space Dimension Controller, Francesco Tristano, Nina Kraviz, Andy Votel, Pat Mahoney, Bicep Andrew Weatherall, Deetron, Phil Kieran’s Le Carousel, DJ Hell, A Love From Outerspace, Krystal Klear, Ryan Vail, Boxcutter, Kab Driver, Dollface Devereaux, Defcon and with more to be announced next month.
He goes by the name of SOHN (pronounced Sonn). His track ‘The Wheel’ was enough to set things in motion (SORRY EVERYONE I COULDN’T HELP IT) with its percussive electronic production and SOHN’s delicate vocals. The Vienna-based London musician then picked up plaudits at SXSW this year and he’s down on the Longitude lineup as, probably, a result. ‘Bloodflows’ keeps up the high-quality. The heartfelt song is released on a 12″ on 4AD in June and the video, by Christian Pitschl is an only gorgeous clip of a lone woman, actress Nadja Langer in various shots taken in the Bavarian Alps between Germany and Austria.