Listen to the last ten ‘tunes of the moment’
Chris Liebing - Novembergrey
Fri 6 Apr 2018 | permalink
Techno stalwart and CLR label head Chris Liebing has released his first new material since his 2010 collaboration with Markus Sprengler and Tommy Four Seven. Signed to UK label Mute Records, the single track is called Novembergrey and sports guitars? bass and drums... and synths!
I look forward to more of this quality.
The Mover - Dark Comedown
Thu 22 Mar 2018 | permalink
Last year's remix of Cassegrain's track Trappist by The Mover was one of my fav tracks of the year, so I'm pleased to say that the first new material in ages from the Techno stalwart is more of the same blinding quality. German producer Marc Acardipane, aka The Mover, will be releasing a new album called Undetected Act from the Gloom Chamber on label Planet Phuture (part of Boidae/Killekill) on 23rd March 2018. Standout moment has to be opening track Dark Comedown, with its military drums, thumping bass drum and emotionally charged melody.
Severed+Said - Digital Parasites
Fri 9 Mar 2018 | permalink
Severed+Said is John Touchton and he makes the most captivating electronic music. For the uninitiated John Carpenter is an obvious first reference, Touchton's experimental electronic jams made with guitars, synthesisers and drum machines paint a familiar first impression but this rapidly fades with deeper immersion and repeat listens. Incorporeality is his first album proper and follows three EPs:
- Crying In Dreams - four tracks via cassette specialists Popnihil from 2014 (now available as a free download on Bandcamp)
- Occlusions - six tracks on Not Not Fun from 2015 (my first insight)
- Pyrrhic Fortunes - back on Popnihil in 2016 with five more tracks
Hopping between labels, he's returned once again to LA outlet Not Not Fun, who always provide snazzy press releases. Here's how they pitch the new album:
equal parts synth-wave séance, abduction hallucination and paranormal noir
... which is perfectly apt! I would also add that the music is creepy, Ambient, terrifying, tense, feverish and pulsing, bolstered by track titles that extend this otherworldly, mind-out-of-body, filmic vibe. The vast quantity of ideas on show is evident in the clever track sequencing, with shorter "interlude" tracks separating the meatier compositions.
While there's a few standout moments across the thirteen tracks, Digital Parasites is my particular favourite.
Incorporeality is released on Friday 9th March 2018 on Not Not Fun.
Leonardo Martelli - Sofia
Sun 11 Feb 2018 | permalink
On Menti Singole Vol. 2, Leonardo Martelli once again demonstrates his talent for crafting emotive Electronic tunes, but where he really excels is when incorporating Rap samples into his work. Sofia uses a Biggie Smalls, cutting the lyrics up into alternative shapes and meanings.
Floorplan - Made Up In My Mind
Mon 5 Feb 2018 | permalink
Such a thumping, feel good tune this from Floorplan, aka Robert Hood. Came out last summer as part of his Let the Church EP and then Skream included it in his excellent fabriclive compilation, taking centre stage. That gospel vocal sample is addictive, to say the least!
Aleksi Perala - GBLFT1740067
Mon 22 Jan 2018 | permalink
Paradox is out now on Nina Kraviz's TRIP Records/
C.A.R. - Daughters
Wed 17 Jan 2018 | permalink
Chloé Raunet returns with a new C.A.R. album called PINNED, due out on 16th February via Ransom Note Records. Here's a track lifted from the album, called Daughters.
Simon Haydo - Let Know
Sun 7 Jan 2018 | permalink
Chase Smith - Sending You Some Lungs
Sat 30 Dec 2017 | permalink
Like the Z.I.P.P.O & Hiver EP US producer Chase Smith gives us a range of styles across the four tracks of his new EP Sending You Some Lungs, including Techno, Acid House and Synth Pop. The title track is the standout with a woozy chorus that sound like Jarvis Cocker.
Out now on the Irish label Apartment Records.
Inigo Kennedy & Sigha - Minor Ascent
Fri 1 Dec 2017 | permalink
There's many standout moments on Momentum, the new compilation from Token, who celebrate 10 years in business with a series of collaborations. Minor Ascent is the highlight for me though, which sees Inigo Kennedy pair up with Sigha, to produce a fine balance of Techno and IDM.