A very strong release from Portuguese label One Eyed Jacks with Pal +'s newie 'The Forest'; comes with an excellent set of remixes, particularly this one from Jokers of the Scene . Just the kind of slow mo acid that really shivers our timbers. Get the EP here .
From one of the finer EP's released in 2013, this is Golden Teacher's 'Love Rocket!'. Released on Optimo Music this is the result of a collaboration between Glasgow's Ultimate Thrush and Silk Cut. This shit be off da hook. Get the release here .
Taken from this excellent compilation .
Pat Mahoney's opening solo gambit is an absolute peach, directly summoning the spirit of Arthur Russell as part of Museum Of Love with fellow DFA-er Jay Dee. Exactly the type of off-kilter pop that should be topping the hit parade. Get the WAV here .
It would be remiss not to mention the new Boards of Canada record on these pages; the new LP is indeed very fine, channelling the spirit of John Carpenter and the like, producing an intense listening experience that is best enjoyed in full. Maybe the last piece in the promotional jigsaw is the Tomorrow's Harvest movie? The album sure feels like a soundtrack. Available here .
Here's one for all the athletes out there; devised in the early 1970's as a training program for East German Olympians and comprising of five pieces that allow the runner to warm up and warm down, Kosmischer Läuferis is the brainchild of Martin Zeichnete: " for the first time since it was recorded in East Berlin over 30 years ago the music of Martin Zeichnete can finally be heard. A [...]
England is very much a green and pleasant land when covered in sunshine; Stratus have produced the perfect aural accompaniment in the shape of their new 'Spring Tide' EP, which is out now on Aficionado Recordings . A very Balearic offering that will only enhance your summer listening. Get the wax here . As a bonus, here's a superb discoid edit the fellas have done of Mandy B. Jones.
Your yearly reminder to make sure you have this record in your collection, especially as the UK is currently experiencing its annual week of sunshine.
Disclaimer: I'm one half of Dognoize and I also made this video. Full on narcissistic post today.
A smart, low key edit of Odetta's 'Pastures Of Plenty' from LA producer C.Love for you today; raised by angels and devils in the land of chrysalis and crystal apparently..
After a brief hiatus, Viva Bastardo is back on Cowbell Radio from 26th May. To celebrate this we've put together a mix to really get your Saturday night juices flowing. Tune in from 7pm via the website or the tune in app. Viva Bastardo May Mix 2013 by Just Press Play on Mixcloud
Cor blimey, Four Tet's 'Rounds' is ten years old this year. To celebrate Domino records are re-releasing the album with a bonus live set from the time, all the details here . Nice interview with the man up on Pitchfork too, I've often wondered why he took the step from making the type of stuff on 'Rounds' to the more dancefloor oriented gear he makes today; " In the UK now, there’s hardly any magazines or anything, and nobody writes long pieces, but there was a lot of that stuff going on [...]
Nice short film celebrating 12 years of DFA featuring the labels artists old and new.
Compiler of one of the finest mixes of the 90's, David Holmes , has taken to Soundcloud with much gusto; his second mix in as many months has just gone up, it's a scuzzy blend of psych freakbeat that fits perfectly with this glorious sunshine that England is currently experiencing. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Is Jon Hopkins following the same path as Four Tet? From elegant beat maker to dancefloor destroyer? Could very well be on this evidence, taken from new album 'Immunity' which is out soon on Domino Records.