MH018 – Cloudface – Super You
We’re happy to welcome back the artist behind MH001, Cloudface, with an EP called Super You.
Super You unfolds as 5 tracks sunk into earth, detuned FM fogging the windshield, drums fading in and out of focus. Emotional yet bracing, wide nights and blinking towers.
Please remember to keep your eye to the sky and your ears.
A1 – II
A2 – ee n oh
A3 – j p
B1 – w w i
B2 – baby j
Art by Logan Sturrock
Distributed by Rubadub
By the way, if you’re in Vancouver and have a problem with your synthesizer, drum machine, turntable, or DJ equipment, Cloudface has started a business to help you out!
Visit Nightlife Electronics
Suite #309 460 Nanaimo St
Vancouver, BC V5L 4W3
“The Combine” is from the forthcoming album Screen Memories by John Maus available October 27, 2017. Screen Memories is also a part of a career-spanning limited edition 6 LP box set being released in April 2018.
“The Ocean’s Salt” is the latest track from Ventura based duo Sleepercub. The two spent the past year exploring and discovering their new focused sound. The track takes their melodic and dreamy stylings (as seen from their debut “EP1″) and combines them with the left-field percussive and structural influences of producer ALEK FIN. The pairing results in a song that’s equally appropriate for a moment of reflection or a much needed distraction after a long day.
Sleepercub will be celebrating the single’s release alongside ALEK FIN at the Ojai Deer Lodge Friday August 18th (Event Info)
This beauty was overlooked in my opinion, thoughtful synth work, emotional structure, a must listen.
Maggie Rogers – Alaska (Tycho Remix)
Remixed produced and recorded by Scott Hansen.
Mixed and mastered by Count.
Artwork by Scott Hansen.
A genuine ode to the softer sides of the early 90s indie pop scene, could have been cherished by either coasts back then.
Positive Noise, the debut album by Sam O.B, is not a ‘journey of a record’, but it’s also not Party Time USA. It’s nuance: cloud patterns: like good progressive jazz. Like the refinement of refinement, the elegance of elegance. Sound propelled by its own smoothness. A coolness that isn’t cold. The earnestness of an old friend. Expanse. Experimentation. Actual warmth.
Sam O.B. is (and has always been) a man of classics. When you hear the sax on ‘Salt Water,’ you will understand this ambition with precision. Arpeggiated horn delay and female oohs fall like geodesic rain. The blasting synth leads on ‘Midnight Blue’ and ‘Nearness’ waver and find their way (“Always on time”). The sing-and-play harmonies of ‘Sirens’ refer to the stunning bliss of smooth jazz, which has been in Sam’s arsenal of interests for longer than anyone can remember.
Sam O.B – Positive Noise – The Debut Album
Album Out 11th August 2017
© LuckyMe Records 2017
“The story of “See” is metamorphic. The track emerged instrumentally — as per Tycho’s characteristic output — on the 2014 LP Awake. Months later it was remixed into a bubbling pop song by New York duo Beacon. 2017 brought the next phase, as Beacon’s Thomas Mullarney III joined Tycho at Coachella to perform “See” (the first time the band has ever featured a vocalist). Now “See” has reached its final stage, re-recorded as a proper collaboration. Tycho touchstones abound, swirling melodies, stuttering percussion, lifted by a voice in flight.”
A heavy hitter from Tycho “See” remixer’s Beacon.
“Marion” is the first piece of new music from Beacon’s Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett since the New York duo’s 2016 album, Escapements.
At the heart of “Marion” is a hammered dulcimer. The percussive, stringed instrument—an ancient ancestor of the piano—acts as the composition’s harmonic and dynamic guide. Samples ebb and flow, projecting into the mix at moments of brightness and clarity. Other times they recede beneath Mullarney’s crystalline voice and a bed of feathery, pneumatic production. This is the mode in which Beacon have always thrived: wistful amidst pulsing electronics and soft-washed hues.