Seldom do you come by an album so seamlessly crafted around a certain aesthetic. However, 100% Silk’s latest signing, Brandon Knocke, a.k.a. Body-san has mastered just this in his forthcoming debut cassette, Corporate Interiors.The latest track, premiered here today, ‘Hotspot (She My Wifi)’ entices you with its hypnotically groovy pulse, extending the listening experience into an audio-visual one, whereby it transfers you into a world so perfectly captured in the image above. The vibes are mellow, but it’s incredibly hard not to be taken in by its infectious danceability. Corporate Interiors is definitely an album to look forward to. To get you even more excited, you should check out his equally brilliant track (and video) ‘KC VAPES’, which draws you even further into the strong visual dimension of his music.
This Berlin-based, Paris-born collective made up of Irishwoman Julie Chance and Australian Jon Dark reach deep and summon some very fluid tones that touch on could have been a lost B-side of Slowdive if they were went a more delicate route in the mid 90’s. I personally enjoy the stillness of the sounds like your slowly circling something in a dark room and sensing it being soft yet cold.
Sola is taken from the debut album Eternalism by Evvol, out June 8th on Mad Dog & Love Records.
Christian Tiger School are an electronic duo from Cape Town. It has been amazing to watch how they have progressed over the last few years, and their forthcoming release, Chrome Tapes, via Tommy Boy Entertainment, promises to be a really exhilarating and fresh listen. Their first single, ‘Chorisolo,’ is a shape-shifting punch of electronic dynamism that comes paired with a really outstanding dog-championing video.
This new Legowelt cut popped up when I was looking through some images to post, wanted to pair them up because it reminds of the first days on this blog when it oozed nostalgia and timeless imagery and sound, Its always nice to reminisce. What a track from Wolfers, its like the man lives inside his vintage machines, the melodies he unravels always end up on repeat.
Couldn’t think of a better person to kick things off for us. Here is the first installment of the IS050 Colorcast Mix series.
01, Assembler/Responder, Palmer Station, Bishop & Clerk
02, Alex G, Serpent is Lord, DSU
03, Duane Pitre, Section III, Feel Free
04, Bibio, Dinghy, Green
05, Ricky Eat Acid, In my dreams we’re almost touching, Three Love Songs
06, Dirty Beaches, Pacific Ocean, Stateless
07, Carl Hultgren, I Walked Alone [Instrumental], Tomorrow
08, Cepia, Me and My Gin, Cepia
09, Foxes in Fiction, Glow (v079), Ontario Gothic
10, Jib Kidder, Yesterday’s Gone [Robitussin Ramble by Benoît Pioulard], Steal Guitars: Fencing Partners
Last month Seattle’s Benoît Pioulard released another gorgeous LP to the world called “Sonnet” you can pick up the digital, cd, and vinyl on his bandcamp.
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“The basis of the album was a series of field recordings of tones and unintentional harmonies that I made in the summer & fall of 2013 – whistling industrial air conditioners, bird songs, locust drones, washing machines – that I mimicked or interpreted on the guitar, making loops that developed into fuller compositions.
Several of the pieces are recreations of harmony loops that I heard in a series of extraordinarily vivid dreams, and then woke up and recorded.
A few pieces had lyrics and vocal parts that I ultimately removed; at a certain point the album became an exercise in restraint, so I strove to leave only what I felt absolutely essential.
Unlike most of my previous recordings, there are no digital / software after-effects on the album; all sounds are from analog tape and / or my few guitar pedals.” Thomas Meluch (Benoit Pioulard)
The sound of the fifth Benoit Pioulard full length is lush and verdant, a temperate rain forest of ear ecstasy that reflects the environment surrounding the artist. A mostly instrumental work, it is an adept melding of song and sound, melody and texture, the intangible and the palpable, that in an abstract sense recalls the more fractured and loose end of the 70’s krautrock movement.
With each song having an average run time of just 1:30 this refreshing James Pants album is very easy to enjoy. There might be a slight learning curve for past Stones Throw and James Pants fans for this LP. Its heavy on what i’d like to call “Hyper New Age” where a lot of New Age elements/ideas get touched on.
Portland-based producer, Opaline, forms a mesmerising late-night synth drifter with his album, ‘Memory Drain‘. I’ve been sitting on this for a while, but have recently found it has taken up residency as my go-to late-night listen. Airy textures abound throughout, and he has a serious knack of instilling within his music this almost palpable energy. It’s a real stunner.
Big room British producer shares his 2nd single “Crystallise (feat. Lawrence Hart)” from his upcoming LP Fading Love on Domino Records.
I am always impressed by George’s very direct basslines, they always work soo well on the dancefloor and have this dryness to them that make them sound classic or like you’ve heard something similar to it in the past. Here he doesn’t have that it, its a rolling arp, a lot less heavy and more ethereal. Still gorgeous, the man has an ear for tasteful dance music, I hope he never goes anymore big room than this though.