More and more releases you’re waiting for slip right past you, this is what happened here. Body Boys debut was on repeat for a good bit, the overwhelming amount of releases that flood bandcamp and soundcloud are impossible to keep up with but luckily we have labels like Opal Tapes that keep their catalog up on Bandcamp so you can check in and catch up. What I love about Body Boys is the tone they set, confident haze is a hard thing to master, to separate yourself from the others and have people release your music is even a bigger hurdle. Excited to have this one on rotation for the winter.
The boys are back in town! Right when the chorus synth melody hit a wave of old memories splashed over me on how many great tracks they’ve written. Hell… i’m not going to lie right when the arp bass start at the beginning I became a Junior Boys fan again.
Its been more than 3 years since we’ve received a full length from these fine psychedelic Pittsburgh dwellers. There’s something special about being a go-to for your signature sound for this many years. The sound to me is like stepping into a stand alone wooden closet in a stuffy dark class room in the mid 80’s and coming out the other side into a world that can’t be relived, explained or smelled ever again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Rural China must be an absolutely amazing place to visit and photograph. A sentiment Thierry Bornier must have said to himself before leaving his job as a Chief Financial Officer at an international fashion company in New York and traveling to China to start a new life.
…deep down I knew that number crunching could never satisfy my thirst for natural beauty and my love for photography.
And so, I gathered my courage and decided to see what my life would become if I did something I truly loved. I’ve never looked back.
Theirry, a French photographer specializing in capturing the landscapes of China, has been documenting the cascades of rice terraces in Yuanyang every year since permanently moving to China.
The winter temperatures here, although never freezing, are such that the terraces can only support one rice crop a year. After the harvest, from mid-September until mid-November depending on the elevation, the terraces are filled with water until April, when the planting begins.
From elevations as high as 6,500 feet, the terraces undulate down into the valleys, forming intricate patterns that mirror the clouds and the sky. The fusion of man and nature creates awe-inspiring beauty, and I love the patterns and the diversity of colours that can be found at each site.
You can see more of Theirry’s work on his website: thierrybornier.net where he offers week long photography workshops in rural China beginning in February of next year.
Posted by: Owen
An instant classic for Bibio’s growing discography, it reminds me of what he started off making but no more lo-fi, same feeling but dug up from the dry soil.
Beautifully dusty and complex, this mix from Broken Deck has all sorts gems on it from Patten’s rework of Caribou to Voxer which is another single from Broken Deck’s EP. We premiered his single Outmodeled earlier this month if you missed it.
1. The Cyclist – Makeshift
2. Jam City – Gee
3. Caribou – Sun (Patten remix)
4. Rezzett – Yayla
5. Huerco S – Press On
6. Lee Gamble – Mimas Skank
7. Broken Deck – Voxer
LACK records has recently become one of my favourite labels. Not just because they have a stellar back-catalogue, consisting of some great releases by Pablo Mateo and D-IX, among some other gems. But also because they have a really strong mix selection from friends of the label. Every time I listen to these mixes I discover a wealth of new music that gets me super hyped about life.
Their latest release is by Liit, with his EP titled Liit Fighter presents Hadouken. Prepare your ears for some really uplifting and addictive techno. Highly recommended!
Listening to tones that starts off soo frail then grows into a massive of wall of sound is something i’ve always chalked up as a masterpiece especially when its done in a way that makes a lot of pop music sound like a waste of time. The thing about Slowdive is that you want to live in their music, it the soundtrack to many people’s fantasy world of emotion which sounds sort of cheesy but when you’re mentally committed to a song its far more than just music for many of their fans.
Slowdive EP is 25 years old. It was released by Creation Records on November 5th, 1990.
When the band reformed for 2014, it seemed obvious to us to start our live shows by playing the Slowdive EP at the top of the set list. It sets out where we originally came from, and sets the scene for where we were going. And to celebrate that, we’d like to present a free live recording of Avalyn, performed during our USA / Canada tour last year. We are currently working on releasing the entire live set from that tour as a collection, so look out for news of that soon.
Vocals / Guitar – Neil Halstead
Vocals – Rachel Goswell
Guitar – Christian Savill
Bass Guitar – Nick Chaplin
Drums – Simon Scott
Song written by Halstead/Goswell/Savill/Chaplin/Sell
Mixed by Simon Scott