Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Aphex Twin : Diskhat ALL Prepared1mixed 13

More "new goodies" from Richard David James (born 18 August 1971 in Limerick, Ireland), best known by his stage name Aphex Twin, an electronic musician and composer. He has been described by The Guardian as "the most inventive and influential figure in contemporary electronic music", and is the co-founder of Rephlex Records with Grant Wilson-Claridge. Aphex Twin's album Selected Ambient Works 85-92 was called the best album of the 1990s by FACT Magazine.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tropics : Blame

The new album from Tropics, aka 27 year old Chris Ward, looks outwards, armed with a newfound confidence that foregrounds his vocal performance and songwriting. It’s a musical progression that mirrors a personal one: the early Tropics output was all made in the idyllic, if isolated setting of Ward’s grandmother’s empty house in the seaside town of Southsea, which he moved into after graduating from university to focus on writing and recording. Having moved to London in 2013, Ward now splits his time between the city and the road, having played in America, Mexico and across Europe throughout the past year with his live band Keith Vaz and Morgan Hislop. Tropics’ new full-length Rapture, set for release on the 16th of February, is the culmination of this journey. Taking influence from Beach Boys, Max Roach and Arthur Russell, Ward has crafted an album that fuses his love of avant-garde percussion, 70s and 80s singer-songwriters such as Peter Gabriel known for pop-leaning hooks, and deep production that takes cues from ambient music.

Rhye : 3 Days

Rhye is the collaborative project behind Quadron music maker Robin Hannibal and ethereal singer Mike Milosh. Milosh’s voice soars and swoops like a bird playing an updraft. He croons and coos, and sings in a range few men have dared to go. “I have been compared to Sade so many times in the last six years it’s kind of lost an effect on me,” Milosh says. “I have always had more of an attraction to female vocals, as I like music to have a soothing quality.” Rhye is a quiet explosion, a joyful contradiction of bittersweetness and hope, a soundtrack for all things left unsaid, and unfelt. Rhye captures lightning in a bottle, and sets it free again.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Oh Wonder : All We Do

Writing duo, releasing one song a month for the next year. Next release: 1st February 2015

Florian Pellissier Quintet : Blue Nuit

Founded in 2001 in Brooklyn and imported in France "Florian Pellissier Quintet" has established themselves a great live reputation. "Blue Nuit" is the opening track of their first album "Le Diable et Son Train" which came out in 2012. Their latest album "Biches bleues" was released in October 2014.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Orgone : Bacano

Los Angeles based band Orgone is many souls with a cosmic connection, a natural creative force and musicians who have played together for years. Most of the group can be heard on recent major recordings by Alicia Keys, Estelle, Anthony Hamilton, Jennifer Hudson, Solange Knowles and many other R&B/Soul artists. Orgone continues to tour, impressing audiences and winning new fans at festivals & clubs nationally and overseas. 2009 saw the release of their second fully independent CD "bacano", a collection of all original cold-blooded funk gems representing what's always been going down in Orgone's retro, sweaty home-grown recording spot.