Spirituals + Light Asylum + Ross 154 + Sega

Posted by Jakub

Some of you might have bought the new Caribou record this week and want more or even prefer the old Manitoba sound well a nice new LP from Spirituals can fill this void in your life very quickly. The self titled LP from Spirituals has beautiful melodic swells and full of surprising light drives and builds using everything from woodblocks and warm organs.

The drums may remind you of Phil Collins and her vocals might hint at a tougher Annie Lennox and the synths might have picked up where Q Lazzarus(Goodbye Horses aka the song from Silence Of The Lambs) left off but there is one thing for sure this sound collected is new and fresh.

This is a rough rip from youtube so please excuse the quality but if I could say it does add a little charm to this track. Ross 154 is Newworldaquarium a Danish musical genius in my mind if you followed him on labels like MOS or Delsin. Using classic sequencing of underground raw Chicago House and Aphex Twim SAW like melodies makes me feel like i’m glowing every time I hear it.

Reaching deep into my archives I had to pull this out, maybe the best game ever for the Sega Genesis was Sonic The Hedgehog but soundtrack wise Streets Of Rage 2 was untouchable, here is a intro track that some people say was just be a rip of Enigma‘s Sadeness but the melody added on top of it always made my 12 year old nod.

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Clayton says:

April 23, 2010 at 1:33 pm

That Sprituals track reminds me a lot of the new Four Tet track ‘Sing’.

Maybe you can hear what I mean:

This is more of an observation… the Spirtuals track evolves into it’s own thing for sure.


Tyler says:

April 23, 2010 at 2:57 pm

@Mason … Right as I started the Spirtuals track I thought it was a Four Tet cover … really does have similar attributes as Sing. But yeah it evolves nicely


nevsum says:

April 24, 2010 at 12:20 am

Really like that Ross 154 track, had to come back for a few listens. Not sure I’d want to hear it without the “rough rip”.


shantnaked says:

April 24, 2010 at 6:00 pm

I used to watch that intro all the time for the music. The best part was the ending when it showed Mr. X with his hands on the city.


Daniel says:

April 25, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Great list! Loved the Spirituals track. Where can I find more info and material from them? I get zero results when I google them.


bryan says:

April 25, 2010 at 8:26 pm

NOSTALGIA EXPLOSION! @ that Streets of Rage 2 track. amazing. thanks for that.

i’d also like to find out more re: Spirituals, but can’t find much.


Patrick says:

April 25, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Your comment about streets of rage 2 was on point. I used to play the hell out of that game and it had a lot to do with the soundtrack.

Sonic also had some sick soundtracks, especially the oil level on sonic 2.

This may have been the nerdiest thing I have even revealed.