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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

Floating Points Movie Soundtrack

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Floating Points gets properly psychedelic in the Mojave Desert with his bandmates, trying out a new song on-site.

Floating Points’ forthcoming short film and soundtrack – ‘Reflections – Mojave Desert’ finds Sam Shepherd and the Floating Points band in a thrilling sonic exploration of the environment under an endless desert sky. This video ‘Silurian Blue’ is the first full release from the project. ‘Reflections’ will be released on June 30.

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Octo Octa New Single

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Wonderful new single from Octo Octa, reminds me of an ambient song but I can’t put my finger on it. Either way I thought all of you would enjoy the gliding journey.

“Please enjoy the title track of Octo Octa’s new single on Argot, “New Paths“. “I believe this was the last music I finished before [coming out],” Maya shares, “So it has a special place in my heart.””

Tycho Spring Tour Dates

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Just finished this poster for the upcoming spring Tycho tour, will post again when it’s available on the shop but will also have prints at the shows. Been extremely busy with music over the past year so haven’t had a ton of time for visual work, been nice to get back into it.

Tickets and info http://tychomusic.com/#tour

Also announcing our support as well and look forward to having Beacon, Khruangbin, Nitemoves and Heathered Pearls along the tour. Excited to get back out on the road, see you all soon!

TYCHO SPRING 2017
04 13 – Fresno, CA – Tower Theatre
04 15 – Indio, CA – Coachella – SOLD OUT
04 22 – Indio, CA – Coachella – SOLD OUT
04 25 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore *
04 27 – St Paul, MN – Palace Theatre *
04 28 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre *
04 29 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall *
04 30 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis *
05 01 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
05 03 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel – SOLD OUT %
05 04 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel $
05 05 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory $
05 06 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE $
05 07 – Washington DC – Echostage !
05 09 – Nashville TN – Marathon Music Works $
05 11 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall $
05 12 – Austin, TX – Stubbs $
05 14 – Mayer, AZ – Form Arcosanti

* – w/ Beacon
% – w/ Heathered Pearls
$ – w/ Khruangbin
! – w/ Nitemoves

The Beat Broker: New Mixtape

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The veterans always have the gem tracks, The Beat Broker delivers every time.

Tracklist:
Jex Opolis Presents: In The Nite “Guitar Sands”
Pete Herbert and Martin Denev “Batu Karang” (Joe Morris Balearic Shades Remix)
Chord Memory Band “Donostia”
Coyote “Engineered Garments”
Daniel T “Fahrenheit”
Da Chick “Chick-A-Boom” (Pete Herbert Piano Dub)
Dark Punk Hippies “Funky Universe” (Aimes Remix)
Holm CPU “Fotspor” (Todd Terje Disco Dub)
Dave Allison “Cocktail Blue” (Heion Remix)
Psycho Radio vs LC Anderson “Bad Reputation” (Daniele Baldelli & MarcoDionigi Funkadiba)
Das Komplex “Tonight, Good Night”
Ryan R “Umqondo”
Marvin & Guy “Dancity” (Eddie C Remix)
Komodo “Magic Hour” (The Backwoods Oriental Dub)
Dan Lissvik “D”

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Tycho Tour Leaves Australia, Heads to EU

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Tycho and the whole crew just finished up an amazing AUS/NZ run which included:
01 25 – Melbourne, AU – 170 Russell – SOLD OUT
01 26 – Brisbane, AU – Laneway Festival
01 28 – Melbourne, AU – Laneway Festival
01 30 – Auckland, NZ – Laneway Festival
02 02 – Sydney, AU – Metro Theatre
02 03 – Adelaide, AU – Laneway Festival
02 04 – Sydney, AU – Laneway Festival
02 05 – Fremantle, AU – Laneway Festival

Now the band is off to LA for the Grammy’s while the crew heads to Budapest to prep for the European run. Remember, there’s still a few tickets left HERE. See you soon Europe!

02 14 – Budapest, HU – Akvarium Klub
02 15 – Prague, CZ – Meetfactory
02 16 – Warsaw, PL – Worldwide Festival at Niebo
02 18 – Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset – SOLD OUT
02 19 – Stockholm, SE – Kagelbanan – SOLD OUT
02 20 – Oslo, NO – Parkteatret – SOLD OUT
02 22 – Cologne, DE – Gloria Theatre
02 23 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
02 24 – Paris, FR – La Gaite Lyrique – SOLD OUT
02 25 – Brussels, BE – Botanique – Orangerie – SOLD OUT
02 27 – London, UK – Electric Brixton
02 28 – London, UK – Electric Brixton – SOLD OUT
03 03 – Hamburg, DE – Uebel & Gefahrlich
03 05 – Leipzig, DE – UT Connewitz (rescheduled from 2/11)
03 06 – Vienna, AT – Flex (rescheduled from 2/12)
03 07 – Berlin, DE – Astra Kulturhaus (rescheduled from 2/10)

Talabot + Boman = Talaboman

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It’s been over two years since Talaboman’s ‘Sideral’ EP, a joint release out on Hivern Discs and Studio Barnhus. It was John Talabot and Axel Boman’s collaborative debut and marked a new sound for the pair, consisting of rich synth motifs and vivid, afro-infused drum programming.

The two electronic artists have been independently successful in their respective careers, responsible for some of the most well-received dance releases in recent years (including Talabot’s ‘fin’ LP and Boman’s ‘Family Vacation’ LP) . Featuring on labels such as Permanent Vacation, Young Turks and !K7, Barcelona-based Talabot has become known for his unique take on chugging house and electronica. Similarly, Boman’s refined his own dusky aesthetic via Pampa, Hypercolour and his own Studio Barnhus imprint.

Now, the pair come back together with an album’s worth of material in a release titled ‘The Night Land’. Due for release on [date], via R&S records, ‘The Night Land’ continues Talaboman’s head-first dive into the deeper reaches of their conjoined musical creativity.

Nothing’s really changed since their first release, apart from the fact that this time round they produced (in their own words) an “absurd amount of music”. Writing sessions spread out across studios in Barcelona, Stockholm, and Gothenburg have given space to nascent ideas, where the two have been able to mature their sound.

The music is patient and warm, but also broad and diverse. ‘Midnattssol’ opens with atmospheric tropical panoramas, coloured by rhythmic stick hits and bell chimes. ‘Safe Changes’ and ‘Brutal Chugga-Chugga’ are hazy slow burners that crawl at a nonchalant pace, while tracks like ‘Samsa’ and ‘The Ghosts Hood’ are contrastingly more immediate and assertive.

‘The Night Land’, as the title suggests, “is a journey inwards, an attempt to reach our subconscious and to document our dreams. We want to ignite hope and push imagination. Close your eyes and open your mind.” Even when many tracks involve the heavy use of synthesisers and distortion, Talaboman have been sure to keep things sounding organic and light.

There is no complicated message or hidden concept behind this release, it’s simply “two persons meeting and playing music, a catalan and a swede talking blip blop until we felt that we had something worth saying” – and perhaps unsurprisingly this impromptu style of working has resulted in an album that is rich and vivid, but also feels somehow pure and sincere.

The message is clear: “Love is all this world needs. Loosen up those tight fists and give your sisters and brothers a helping hand and dance your anger away.”