Loscil + Yppah + F*ck Buttons + Kaito

Posted by Jakub

Loscil - Strathcona Variations
Loscil is up there with GAS, Aphex Twin, Stars of the Lid, Brian Eno in my mind when people bring up good ambient low level music. Gorgeous warm tones, analog tape sampling and vibraphones, he never leaves you feeling like your listening to nothing anything too experimental. Its just pure hypnotic gentle jet streams one after the other blowing on your hand, its like if someone tried to wake you up by just opening up a window and letting in a breeze to wake you.

So I started a unofficial Ghostly International Roller Hockey Team(more on that later I promise and if Ninja Tunes team wants to play us, bring it on, seriously, bring it hard and bring it good, jk) and the best part about it is that its mostly a collection of guys that make music and that means new good music and ideas from other people that I trust. Rob who plays on the team turned me onto Yppah on the way to the rink which was a name I never checked out but saw all the time but the name of the band just turned me off before I could ever press play to preview a song. Boy! have I been missing out, just bought up the whole catalog on emusic.

Fuck Buttons have always been on my radar, really like the sound of this track Surf Solar, its a good mash up of The Field and early M83.

Some people might put Kaito under the Trance genre bin and never take the time to check it out but Kaito makes something that is a special exception. He isn’t about making trance or getting people to dance or trip out, to be honest the more I listen to his music I have this feeling that he doesn’t even listen to anything mainstream or understand what the trance genre is and probably just sits down and makes what sounds good to him.

Loscil – Union Dusk


Yppah – Son Saves The Rest


Fuck Buttons – Surf Solar (7″ edit)


Kaito – Air Rider


10 Comments Leave A Comment


Jon says:

October 6, 2009 at 5:43 pm

Thanks for the heads up on the new Loscil.
Just bought it on iTunes. I can finally listen to something else on repeat besides “Plume”…


alex says:

October 6, 2009 at 8:38 pm

“its like if someone tried to wake you up by just opening up a window and letting in a breeze.” Terrific description!! Dead on.


mike cottone says:

October 7, 2009 at 5:48 am

Love the new Loscil stuff, thanks for posting! Kind of like Fourcolor mixed with, um, Loscil? :-) Listened to First Narrows yesterday, which is just one of my favorites…


Scott says:

October 8, 2009 at 8:27 am

You know whats up there for me? Hotel is not a great disc from Moby, but the limited edition second disc which is only Ambient is I think his best work, track it down if you have not heard it.


Nathan Cochran says:

October 9, 2009 at 6:21 am

Speaking of GAS and Loscil, check out Hemisphere Games: They just released an amazing (ambient/zen) video game (and I don’t play video games) called Osmos. Amazing visual and auditory unity happening in the game! The soundtrack features both GAS and Loscil among other great ambient artists. Highly recommended!