While Planet Mu are more known for their electronic releases, they do occasionally dip into other territories and Rudi Zygadlo’s new Melpomene/Arrows 7″ is a fine example. Rooted in experimental and contemporary classical music, Rudi Zygadlo’s feral songs mix these styles with heady dubstep rhythms and vocal ticks.
The foundations of ‘Melpomene’ are a zippy piano melody which unfolds into ’70s ballad vocals, accordion and dramatic passsages. ‘B-side ‘Arrow’ goes through all of the above touchstones before settling on a stuttering string quartet. It’s fantastical. The producer will have a second album called Tragicomedies out later in the year.
Brooklyn-based electronic producer Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum (who is also one half of Sepalcure) is lining up his album release Rooms on Planet Mu but first, he’ll release the Sacred Frequency EP on 12″ and digital on June 6th. Machinedrum is little known but as deserving as some of his beat peers of recognition.
The four-track EP is a perfect introduction to his talent for making fast-paced tunes inspired by footwork and jungle which rhythmically leap and bounce out of the speakers. Feast your ears on the trippy and tribal-sounding ‘Listen 2 Me’ as an intro.
Full report from Rock en Seine when the mountain of work ahead of me after the weekend is less than avalanche in size. In the meantime, this is a tune for your happiness meter. Floating Points – ‘J&W Beat':
A killer tune released on Planet Mu in July. Another EP is forthcoming in next week which you can listen to samples of here (thanks to cubik) Another track after the jump.
Apologies for the lateness in this here podcast. We’ve spilled over into December but that’s OK as I’m about to kick the Irish end of year albums and songs poll off this week so the next podcast will be chosen by you. For now though, we have a selection of more leftfield than usual stuff taking in “Malian-tinged sunniness, the electro muddiness of Telepathe, the gloomy ambience of King Midas Sound (The Bug’s new project)and uplifting yet slightly creepy Simian Mobile Disco remix of Deerhunter’s ‘Octet’“.
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