Proper Songs releases ‘Penguin Child’, the debut album by San Diego beat producer Room E . The album continues on themes first presented with his ‘Lanterns’ EP, namely the use of an elegant, baroque tone within the context of contemporary beat music. Supplementing his background in sampling and sound manipulation, the producer has found a fondness for dilettante-style instrumentation, utilizing a variety of instruments including xylophone, pump organ, melodica, accordion, and electric bass, all played with the delighted curiosity of a crate digger. Over the course of the album’s 14 tracks, the 26 year-old [...]
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Penguin Child by Room E 1. Wooly Mammoth 03:10 2. Migrate 03:48 3. Polarbear 03:12 4. Wave Cycles 02:15 5. Earl Grey 01:43 6. Breakfast and Bed 03:54 7. Mimosa 03:30 8. Sibling 02:03 9. Zipitie 03:19 10. Letter Opener 03:16 11. Savory 04:28 12. Mainline To The Core 03:03 13. Howler 02:17 14. Penguin Child 05:48 roome.bandcamp.com
Banging edit of this Neil Young cover by the man Scrimshire . His band plays a live show at The Garage in Islington on May 25th supporting United Vibrations and the Hackney Colliery Band. DJing are Jazzanova alongside Part-Time Heroes and Dom Servini and the newest Wah Wah family member DJ Konvex.
Proper Songs Recordings is all over Spotify. Here's a label playlist to taste.
'West In Dust' is an incredible compilation by a new label of the same name from Oakland, CA. Check the tracks out (particularly good is the D'Angelo sampling 'Pot Pan' by Placeholder) in advance of its release as a free download on 10th April. Visit westindust.com/ for more info.
Inspired And The Sleep are a sometime solo/sometime trio psychedelic lo- fi pop group made up of Max Greenhalgh (bass/vocals), Bryce Outcault (guitar/keys) and Hayden Stewart (drums) from North County San Diego, CA. Have you ever gone to bed thinking tomorrow will be a new day chalk full of new beginnings and opportunity only to wake up to more of the same? This theme occurred to Max Greenhalgh when developing a moniker for his music. “The name of the band was formed around the concept of feeling completely inspired to take hold of [...]
Proper Songs releases ‘Penguin Child’, the debut album by San Diego beat producer Room E. Get a free download of 'Wooly Mammoth'. Pre-order 'Penguin Child' from Bandcamp . " The work of ambient, instrumental hip-hop is anchored by live drumming, as it shuffles along its three-minute course. It glistens with breezy samples and buzzes with hints of bass for its first two minutes, until a more subdued, string-laden outro closes the last minute of the affair. " XLR8R The album continues [...]
So you know ace San Diego band Inspired And The Sleep have got a tape coming out on Feel Flows right? Well, they've also just dropped this new track with the help of the start-up net label Hanging Hills (ran by the owners of The Up-Turn blog). Max says: "The song is sort of a sarcastic dedication to how our society, ravers, even myself functions mentally, socially, and physically through the use of pills. It was put together through a series of live recorded percussion loops, a [...]
I'm hyped to be playing some records at the launch of Rough Fields ' debut album 'Edge Of The Firelight', along with Hong Kong in the 60s and Fierce County live. If you've dug Rough Fields' output over the past year you'll not be disappointed with the album, a set of beautiful songs revelling in gorgeous lo-fi splendour and atmospheric soundscapes. Pre-order it at Bandcamp and get yourself down to Brixton Windmill on April 5th for the launch.
Get a free download of 'Chops' from debut Feel Flows signing Inspired And The Sleep. Their EP 'Kaleidoscope Years' is released by Proper Songs' new tape label. Inspired And The Sleep are a sometime solo/sometime trio psychedelic lo- fi pop group made up of Max Greenhalgh (bass/vocals), Bryce Outcault (guitar/keys) and Hayden Stewart (drums) from North County San Diego, CA. Their debut EP 'Kaleidoscope Years' is released by new tape label Feel Flows, an offshoot of Proper Songs. Have you ever gone to [...]
Director Rob McDougall takes a trip in this new video for 'Letting It Flow' by Midnight Davis. "The motion itself was very much influenced by early motion graphics pioneer John Witney, whose computer animations from the 60’s blew my mind. His work always felt like it was taking you on a journey of some sort, a style I tried to emulate by exploring ways of taking the viewer through the different boards, and by linking each board to the next in some way." 'Aftershocks' EP is out now at fiveeasypieces.bandcamp.com [...]
The Caretaker / Leyland Kirby has release a free album via Bandcamp of extra tracks taken from his soundtrack of the Grant Gee film 'Patience (After Sebald)'. 'Patience (After Sebald)' is a multi-layered film essay on landscape, art, history, life and loss - an exploration of the work and influence of German writer WG Sebald (1944-2001), told via a long walk through coastal East Anglia tracking his most famous book 'The Rings Of Saturn'. With the material for 'Patience' sourced from Franz Schubert's 1827 piece 'Winterreise', Kirby's [...]
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