I am not sure where I first heard this song, but I think it was on some old chillout compilation I had years back. I am always surprised when I play this for someone and they haven’t heard it yet; it seems like a song this good would be pretty well known. Anyways, a mellow classic in every respect.
Finley Quaye – Even After All
Sorry for the mix up there, i was uploading the songs at a place with really weak internet and then completely lost the signal in the middle of previewing a post. So to make up for it I added this Swayzak song for all your troubles.
Lucky & Easy – Blo Sum
Swayzak – Blufarm
Takka Takka – Silence
Jatun – Bee Bee
Warp’s Max Tundra and Black Moth Super Rainbow lead man Tobacco ready their LP’s for October, here’s a sneak peek of album favorites.
Tobacco – Hairy Candy
Max Tundra – Gum Chimes
Here’s a small collection of tracks that i’ve been listening to on repeat this weekend. I’m really loving this City Center track, anyone have anymore info about them?
Biosphere – Birds Fly By Flapping Their Wings
City Center – Summer School
The Verve – Already There
I was going to save this for Halloween but its October and i couldn’t wait.
Delia Derbyshire’s “Dreams” was made in collaboration with Barry Bermange (who originally recorded the narrations). Bermange put together The Dreams (1964), a collage of people describing their dreams. It was set by Delia into a background of pure electronic sound. “Dreams” is a collection of spliced/reassembled interviews with people describing their dreams, particularly recurring elements. The program of sounds and voices is an attempt to re-create in five movements some sensations of dreaming: running away, falling, landscape, underwater, and colour.
Delia Derbyshire – “Dreams” part 4: Sea
Your soon to be favorite replacement for any downtempo/lounge music is here. As Thievery Corporation grow distant with their outdated world music people need something fresh and need to wipe their hands clean of their 2001-2002 lounge playlists. Hatchback and Sorcerer offer up some of most lovely composed albums which are at a slower tempo and are filled with lush sounds for outdoor beer gardens or creative workspaces. I can only take so much “Lebanese Blonde”, “insert latest Hotel Coste compilation track”, and “Surfing on a Rocket” while I walk thru some local overprice small plate wine bar and walk out. Let this slow motion disco grow and support it, i promise it won’t disappoint. (please note i’m definitely not comparing this music to downtempo/lounge, i think of it as a replacement for that genre)
Hatchback – Jetlag
Sorcerer – Tennis (Game Set Patch)
We haven’t had some original lounge/folk singers on here for awhile or gorgeous women so I had to make sure to knock those out both in this post, enjoy.
Françoise Hardy – Suzanne
Françoise Hardy – Who’ll Be The Next In Line
Here’s a little New Romanticism for you, coming from the source: Richard Burgess.
Two years before this album was released, Richard teamed up with Dave Simmons to invent the Simmons SDS-V drum machine (you all know it). This was the first commercially available electronic drum kit.
This is Landscape’s second full-length, titled “From the Tea-rooms of Mars… to the Hell-holes of Uranus,” produced by Richard. This album is most known for its hits: “Einstein A Go-Go” and “Norman Bates.” I stumbled across this, and I just can’t get enough of this track.
After this release, Richard Burgess went on to produce Spandau Ballet’s Journeys to Glory and Diamond, along with countless other albums, including one of my faves: New Edition.
Landscape – Shake the West Awake (1981)