Coming down to the last few days before the release of the new PVT LP, ISO50 readers are the first to appreciate the beauty of the final track off Homosapien. “Ziggurat” is a perfect closer for an album that represents new achievements for the band’s sound but still holding very true to their talents of making intricate music seem effortless.
Out February 12th, 2013 on Felte
Love & Defeat
This album doesn’t need much explanation, it easily rivals the beloved Tame Impala but with a slower more colorful flavor.
The Holydrug Couple have done a lot of growing since their first release with Sacred Bones Records in 2011. The “couple,” consisting of Ives Sepúlveda and Manuel Parra recorded Noctuary in Santiago, Chile. They put together a home studio and recorded the entire album themselves, from start to finish. Feeling that no one else had been able to capture their sound, Ives decided to take a risk and produce and engineer the album on his own. After four months of obsessively working and barely leaving the house, Ives emerged with a final product of which the band is truly proud. All of this hard work has manifested in a more elaborated, astral sounding album than its predecessor, Awe. While Awe and their Ancient Land EP had a bluesier, woodsy sound, Noctuary plays out like a slow motion 60’s beach party dream that you never want to wake from.
This is not your typical motorik beat kraut album; rather it sounds more like a breezy take on Love or Beau Brummels. The way that songs like “Willoweed” and “Paisley” flow seamlessly into one another, it is easy to see how listeners will become entranced by this new, dream-like world that The Holydrug Couple have created. These two stand-out tracks, as well as “Follow Your Way” really exemplify the growth of this band and signify the new direction they’re headed in.
Mike Norris aka Fort Romeau has a way with dubbing out house to give it elegance and emotion while still keeping true to the dancefloor, here’s the first single off the upcoming EP on his new home Spectral Sound.
Haunting and soo damn skilled, here’s a taste of the new Collin Stetson LP coming out, it will feature Bon Iver somewhere on the LP which will hopefully escalate this mans career even higher.
Soren Lokke Juul of Indians has been the only output from the folk world besides Benoit Pioulard to really catch my ear to seek out an artists album, here’s a glimpse of the live show which now is also on my list of must see shows of 2013.
Jens-Uwe Beyer contribution to the most respected ambient compilation out there is a masterpiece in my mind, its moving without relying on building with colorful accents.
This UK trio has had me close to my speaker, their album has just made my week. The album is officially out February 5th on Warp Record. Expect confident experimental vocals and attractive atmosphere as a base for every song.
1. Light Body Clock Starter
5. A Day’s Pay For A Day’s Work
6. Young Heart’s
7. Amplified Ease
8. You Don’t Need A Weatherman
9. Bed Music – North View
10. Hold Me Down
Its been 3 years since Bonobo released his Black Sands album and we haven’t heard much until now, the new album The North Borders will be available on April 2 via Ninja Tune and you can preorder it here.
Here is the lead single called Cirrus which is an instant hit to me and kept true to the sound that his fans love.
The news gets even better, Bonobo has also announced a large North American tour with an eastern run with Shigeto. If you haven’t seen Zach drum then take a few minutes and watch this video because Bonobo made the right choice taking Shigeto and for those of you who get tickets for the dates below, you’ll see why.
Bonobo Tour Dates.
*4/10 Washington DC – Black Cat w/ SHIGETO
*4/11 Philadelphia, PA- Theatre of Living Arts w/ SHIGETO
*4/12 New York, NY – Webster Hall w/ SHIGETO
*4/13 Boston, MA – Paradise w/ SHIGETO
*4/14 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground w/ SHIGETO
*4/16 Montreal, QC – Telus Theatre w/ SHIGETO
*4/17 Ottawa, ON – Babylon w/ SHIGETO
*4/18 Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall w/ SHIGETO
*4/19 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom w/ SHIGETO
*4/20 Chicago, IL – House of Blues w/ SHIGETO
*4/21 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre w/ SHIGETO
*4/24 Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre w/ SHIGETO
4/25 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
4/26 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
4/27 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
4/30 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
5/1 Seattle, WA – Showbox at Market
5/2 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
5/3 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
5/4 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
5/6 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
5/9 Austin, TX – Emo’s
5/10 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
5/11 New Orleans, LA – Tipitinas
Dauwd is back with an EP out early April, dubbed out and easily one of my favorite sounds to start off the year, sample the rest of the EP here.
Its coming up to 8 years since I was lucky enough to release Benoit’s first EP Enge on Moodgadget, now he’s the labels alumni and a seasoned veteran of lo-fi, he has a great ear for detail, its like holding a finished piece of whittled wood when you hear his music.
Sun Ra receives the rework treatment from Machinedrum, taking it to outer space and back fusing funk and jungle, I could hear this working on Sesame Street in the early 80s.
I don’t usually post songs I don’t like but this new one from The Knife really bummed me out. Anyone agree?
Brighton’s Ital Tek comes out kicking on his new EP Hyper Real for Civil Music. The movement through his sound isn’t about making club bangers, the substance that molds it into making Alan’s music special is making space for the atmosphere and melody. Once you master the timing and care that takes then you’ll start producing something as beautiful as this. One last thing I have to say though I couldn’t wake up and have some cereal and turn on my computer and make music at this tempo, i’d probably leave my house spinning and walking on clouds right into the street.