Loscil + Small Black + Houses + Destroyer

Posted by Jakub

If you have followed the blog from the beginning you may know I post Loscil on a consistent basis. Yesterday he posted a small EP via his bandcamp that included this gem called Gallium. I can only describe the sound as the feeling you get when you start swinging on a swing set but in slow motion and instead of a playground imagine yourself in a cave.

I am ADDICTED to this beginning song by Small Black, the intro melody gives me goosebumps, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ALBUM PURCHASE.

Many of the chillwave artists such as Houses are spinning out of the very enjoyable yet highly bashed genre. There are some interesting and beautiful pieces of lo-fi work as a result. One thing I realized after hearing this song, i’m a sucker for woodblocks with echo.

Its new Tim Hecker with Destroyer on vocals. The reaction I have after listening is that I wish there was more music like this, its a well crafted idea that could go horribly bad but these 2 talents make it work.

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Scott Owen says:

November 5, 2010 at 10:08 am

I just saw Small Black open for Matthew Dear in Tempe, Az on Tuesday. I was surprised at their catchy sound and am definitely a fan now. Also Matthew Dear and his band was sooo enjoyable. All the Black City tracks were great live, but I definitely danced the most for Don & Sherri :)


golukas says:

November 5, 2010 at 11:03 am

Woow awesome post Jakub, the 4 are amazing pieces! now I will to explore on ths 4. and yep from the beginning of the blog about Loscil.
by the way goosebumps is some like in spanish “escalofrios” or “piel de gallina”?
sorry i’m spanish speaker.
Thnks, and have a great one!


Jakub says:

November 5, 2010 at 11:07 am


Niceeeeeeee, I love Matthew’s new setup, I have tickets for him and Games and Noveller in BK this month

@ GOLUKAS happy to hear you like those tracks, these seem strong enough to last the whole weekend as a nice short playlist


Ramune ( says:

November 5, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Nice relaxing tunes today Jakub. I like the Loscil track and am sad to hear I missed Small Black open for Matthew Dear. The show was canceled here in DC and I am patiently awaiting a makeup date (wishful thinking?) . . . otherwise I might have to travel for it.


Justin says:

November 5, 2010 at 5:10 pm

This is some very cool stuff, living in Germany as i do, theres a lot of design activity, but nobody seems to know how to chill. love your work by the way, reminds me a lot of the sort of stuff i saw in the 70s as a youth. your style is terrific.