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)
5. Lone – ‘Raptured’
Great head-spinning tune from Lone aka Nottingham’s Matt Cutler. Also grabbed from eMusic last year.