Brooklyn has a lot of talented musicians, some of them follow the trends that keeps a room of sweaty hip people moving but usually it’s never original or very formulaic and similar sounding. One group that i’ve been lucky to see a handful of times is Body Language which does a catchy amount of soulful harmonic indie dance. The 3 piece consists of Matt Young, Grant Wheeler, and Ang Bess who all share the workload of entertaining us by bringing out old synths, voiceboxes, and xylophones on stage. If you want to see them they open up for Passion Pit and Miike Snow this week in New York.
Cassettes Won’t Listen has been stuck in my head all week long, I am trying to figure out who he sounds like, maybe its what I want video games to sound like or its kind of a mixture of if Eliot Lipp made 4/4 material instead of hip hop and he invited IDM specialist Wisp to help make the music and they had to use studio instruments, I know thats a odd comparison since i’m name dropping but it is what it is.
Proem is just one of those musicians that surfaced during the IDM boom and grabbed a lot of the attention of fans during the mid 2000’s and now kind of goes down in my mind as an important piece of keeping that genre afloat. he has a similar sound to Marumari which is that melodic and dreamy Aphex Twin sound with tons of texture on his notes and each one kind of flutters by kind of like this Arovane song.
Body Language – Sandwiches (Body Language Remix)[audio:sandwiches.mp3]
Cassettes Won’t Listen – Into The Hillside[audio:hillside.mp3]
Proem – I Don’t Know How To Tell[audio:howto.mp3]
Arovane – Instant Gods Out of the Box[audio:instantgod.mp3]
7 Comments Leave A Comment
Kelan says:June 17, 2009 at 11:30 am
Wow, now that’s an interesting take on Detroit Grand Pubahs…
Alex / HeadUp says:June 17, 2009 at 1:42 pm
Awesome picks today Jakub! Speaks EP is real tight, I’ve been diggin Work This City a lot.
Proem has some of my favorite IDM sounds, I need to explore his catalogue further, interesting how well this Arovane track mashes with Proem’s cut.
Rent says:June 17, 2009 at 2:41 pm
new Cassettes Won’t Listen album “Into the Hillside” is so awesome. grabbed it yesterday and haven’t stopped listening since…I agree though Jakub, he does sound like someone I can’t put my finger on…this new album sounds like Blockhead infused with some Eliot Lipp synths, which is never a bad thing.
janice says:June 18, 2009 at 6:41 am
i found the Body Language EP this morning on another site…it’s got a great sound and i’m really loving that cover art.
r says:June 18, 2009 at 11:23 am
Loving the Arovane track! Perfect for a rainy relaxing afternoon..Thanks for posting.
Joel says:June 18, 2009 at 12:22 pm
The Proem track says “I don’t know how to tell you this, but hip hop is dead.”
proem says:June 24, 2009 at 5:14 pm
thanks for the name drop.
been reading for months…
@joel cold indeed.