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Jakub Alexander curates the music selections here at the blog. He also runs his Moodgadet record label out of Brooklyn, NY and does A&R for Ghostly International Records. Links: Moodgadget Records Jakub's Tumblr

New Album From The Field Streaming

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Ladies and gentlemen we have album of the year potential going on right above this text. I love how he keeps his sounds always in motion, shifting through different emotional connections you might have made with certain melodies.

Earlier this month we released the title track of The Field’s upcoming album Cupid’s Head, and we would like to say thanks to everyone who’s shown their support and the positive response we’ve received thus far;

“Back in 2007, he introduced From Here We Go Sublime with “Over the Ice”; on “Cupid’s Head”, Willner’s going through the smoke.”
-Pitchfork

“The album is his first to be recorded entirely using ‘real’ gear – no computers in sight kids – and you can certainly hear that in ‘Cupid’s Head’s shimmering textures and brittle beatbox beats.”
-FACT

Now, as a pre weekend treat, and a few days before its official release on September 30th

TMMRW + Absolutely + Clams + Les Level

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TMMRW must have just perfected the future of New Age.

Absolutely Free comes to us from all different angles, can’t really put this in a genre, feels like Her Space Holiday remixes chained together, not feeling the screaming but i’ll sit through it for the other parts.

If you’re playing GTA V then i’m guessing you’ve heard the new Clams Casino?

100% Silk has been orchestrating the soft late night house from a distance to the point of perfection, such a solid label, here’s one from a recent signing Les Level.

Shaun Kardinal Embroidery

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Shaun Kardinal embroiders everything from vintage postcards to books. I alway love looking through vintage postcards but i’ve never really done anything with them besides put them away in a box, glad someone is getting a little creative and reworking them into something that isn’t a cut up collage for the first time in the 21st century.

Molina + Broker + Machinedrum + Ditt Inre

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If you asked me who i’d like to make music with that isn’t a legend of some sort i’d say Juana Molina, she has a great way of finding out what sounds good on repeat, I find that as one of the most important gifts in making any sort of noise.

The Beat Broker is always on the ISO50 blog, this jam feels like it was made for the blog, heavy melancholia that sits right outside the atmosphere and sketches across into your peripheral vision coloring it in with only the most lush experience.

Machinedrum has this tweaked out speedy dance music on autopilot, he delivers every time these days.

Cascine holding down that soft spot in our hearts, always finding those artists that deliver bliss and Ditt Inre isn’t any different.

…And I am back

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Heathered Pearls – A Decade of Ghostly International at Decibel by Headphone Commute on Mixcloud

Hey everyone, sorry for the big silent gap there. I went on tour with Shigeto and Beacon for close to 3 weeks, as a way to try and repay you all here’s a downloadable mix I did of the Ghostly International catalog. The mix is almost 2 hours long, it includes most of my favorites and celebrates 10 years of Ghostly being at Decibel Festival. Thanks to Headphone Commute for hosting it!

Tracklist

1. Kiln – Rustdusk
2. Lusine – Gravity
3. Christopher Willits – New Life
4. Aeroc – Mahy
5. Pale Sketcher – Can I Go Now (Gone Version)
6. Jacaszek – As Each Tucked String Tells
7. The Sight Below – Murmur
8. Recondite – Leafs
9. Fort Romeau – SW9
10. Dauwd – Heat Division
11. Gold Panda – Vanilla Minus
12. Tycho – Hours
13. Com Truise – Brokendate
14. Mux Mool – Ruin Everything
15. Lord RAJA – Globe In My Room
16. Dabrye – Machines Pt. I
17. Shigeto – Huron River Drive
18. Michna – Do What You Want To Do
19. School of Seven Bells – Scavenger
20. Choir Of Young Believers – Nye Nummer Et
21. Skeletons & The Girl-Faced Boys – There Are Seagulls Who Live In Parking Lots
22. Beacon – Safety’s Off
23. Matthew Dear – More Surgery
24. Adult. – Skinlike (Equation Mix)
25. Solvent – Loss For Words (Vector Lovers Remix)
26. HTRK – Synthetik
27. Heathered Pearls – Docile Touch

DOWNLOAD HERE.

ColorVision 8: Videos That Must Be Seen

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Keeping the Colorvision series going here on the blog. Just some of the latest appealing music videos, found video, vintage revival footage.


King Krule: grabs that essence of urban youth and sharing it with a friend, soo well done without it feeling forced, trendy or marketed.


Braids: Subtle done right by this Canadian trio.


Blue Hawaii: One more from Braids leading lady Raphaelle Standell-Preston, jump to the second half, her and the singer from Diana are new favorites.


Spiegel: What a capture, I wish there was more footage of her like this.