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On Repeat: Mogwai, James Blake, Toro Y Moi, Games & Lone

On Repeat: Mogwai, James Blake, Toro Y Moi, Games & Lone

On repeat

On repeat

A regular roundup of 5 tunes that are getting repeated plays.

1. Mogwai – ‘Rano Pano’

The first song from forthcoming seventh studio album Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will lives up to the band’s penchant ear-crunching atmospherics as big drums and distorted guitars pile into a bliss machine for just over 5 minutes.
Download: Mogwai – Rano Pano

2. James Blake – ‘Measurements’

The first truly brilliant album of 2011 is already known. James Blake’s self-titled debut comes out February 4th and my word, is it a record and a half. Like the most perfect chilled out, hangover electronica-infused album ever, it’s got gospel, classical and avant garde influences and is an exercise in space and restraint. ‘Measurements’ is a standout from it. Also, check out three songs performed at Maida Vale Studios for BBC Radio 1.

3. Toro Y Moi – ‘Still Sound’

The first taster from Chaz Bundick’s highly anticipated second album Underneath The Pine which comes out in February, is this funky little space jam.
Download: Toro Y Moi – ‘Still Sound’

4. Games – ‘Strawberry Skies’ (ft. Laurel Halo)

From Games’ debut EP Games That We Can Play released in last year comes this stonker featuring Laurel Halo. Check out the Hudson Mohawke remix. More mixes and sounds on Soundcloud.

5. Lone – ‘Raptured’

Great head-spinning tune from Lone aka Nottingham’s Matt Cutler. Also grabbed from eMusic last year.