Archive for September, 2011

A Gap Between + Walls + Dam Funk + AFX

Posted by Jakub

It’s funny when people call out certain music saying “oh this has potential”, I almost started to write that about A Gap Between then thought, no I just want more of this, its a satisfying listen because that seems to be my honest reaction after just 30 seconds in.

Walls are pushing forward, taking that Kompakt sound into this synthesized organic realm full of bells over swelling arpeggios, beautiful energy.

Dam-Funk is the master of what he does, he lives and breathes a sound that might get written off to the unexperienced ear or the sport watching happy hour goers but the people that understand him are highly rewarded.

Watch this AFX video, if you never were in the rave scene and just love AFX start from 5:05

Tycho AV Laptop Set in Seattle Tomorrow

Posted by Scott

Last minute addition to the calendar. I’ll be doing a live Tycho A/V laptop set tomorrow night at Decibel Fest in Seattle. Hope to see you out.


8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Friday September 30th, 2011
Nordstrom Recital Hall (Benaroya) : 200 University St
Doors: 6:00 PM

Full details here

Ellis Residence

The Ellis Residence is a place where most would go to retire away in the sub-urban countryside—Bainbridge Island near Seattle, Washington. Having been there a handful of times, I can assure you of its beauty.

The architects of the project, Coates Design, built this 2,560 sq. ft. contemporary home from materials of the pre-existing structure. They then implemented geothermal, photo-voltaic and solar technology solutions in an effort to reduce energy consumption. If you look closely in this photograph you can see one of the solar panels on the roof.

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Stream Warm Ghost’s Album Narrows

Posted by Jakub

Warm Ghost is a dark avant pop duo from Brooklyn that grab from unique influence and i’m going to have to say its one of my top ten albums of the year. They effortlessly grabbed from what I loved about where Telefon Tel Aviv left off and what made experimental projects from Bjork and David Byrne special. The meat and potatoes for me our tracks 2 – 8, I get some sort of natural high from them, its because of that mixture of the heavy kicks pounding along with Paul’s voice over echoes of alien like synths. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Teeel + Tropics + Games + Blouse

Posted by Jakub

Teeel’s Amulet debut album was released earlier this year featuring hints of synth pop and italo mixed together. Tomorrow remixes from Starfawn, Slow Hands, and many others get released into the digital world, I highly recommend grabbing this Datassette remix for FREE, here.

Now more on a moodier tip, Tropics put together this dream beat emo anthem that stretches out and reminds us how pretty this lo-fi sound can get.

Games is back, synth funk jazz radio is oozing out of this one, tons of soul in this edit.

Don’t let the tape speed correction intro throw you off on this debut from Blouse, this lush new wave might be something you might want to keep digging for.