Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sigur Rós – We Play Endlessly


1. Hoppípolla 
2. Inní mér syngur vitleysingur  
3. Saeglópur  
4. Gobbledigook 
5. Í Gær 
6. Fljótavík  
7. Hafsól 
8. Heysátan  
9. Ti Ki 


Sigur Rós album 'We Play Endlessly' will be given away free with The Independent on Saturday on 31 January.

Offered in association with Q magazine, 'We Play Endlessly' features nine tracks taken from three of their critically acclaimed albums, including the hugely popular Hoppípolla and Sæglópur.

And if you're a student, don't forget to get yourstudent discount this weekend as well!...http://www.independent.co.uk

Mon-O-Phone - Mon-O-Phone


1. Go You Go
2. Nancy Archer
3. Friday Easy People
4. Mon-o-Phone
5. Evil Woman
6. Blitzka Blues
7. Everything You Are
8. I Tried
9. Death Car
10. How
11. Black Heart
12. Drive


Mon-O-Phone is a band from Limburg -the dullest province of Belgium- and brings us cool music! Driven by a single drummachine with an electric guitar and intense vocals on top, this album contains both energetic and more tranquile tracks, comparable to The Kills and stuff...jegrootmoeder.blogspot.com

Monroe's Pills - Pets Riot EP


1. Pets 
2. Walking With Lenin 
3. Antennas Of The Soviet Ships 
4. Reconstruction Of Pripyat 
5. Cats In The Cold Water

The Moscow outfit Monroe’s Pills (Tabletki dlia Monro) are no fans of promotional hassle.  The band’s three members leave almost no verbal trace upon the internet, which may be no great loss, since their new recording is extremely impressive and in no evident need of textual support.  The recent, five-track EP, “Pets Riot” may yet prove itself to be one of the best instrumental releases of the year...www.moscow.ucla.edu

Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care


1. Parallel Lines
2. Work
3. Bits And Pieces
4. Dull To Pause
5. Hazel
6. Sneak A Picture
7. The Animator
8. What It's For


The duo spent most of 2008 working on Begone Dull Care, the follow-up to 2006's So This Is Goodbye. Because Jeremy Greenspan is still in Canada but Matthew Didemus recently relocated to Berlin, they had to put this one together in a Postal Service sort of way. Begone Dull Care comes out on Domino in Canada on March 24, with a U.S. release set for April 7. "Hazel", the first single, will also be released on 12" and as a download on
So what's up with that album title? "The title is a reference to a short film by the pioneering Oscar-winning Scottish-Canadian animator and electronic composer, Norman McLaren, who was a big influence on the conception and creation of this album," says a press release.Starting March 28 in Toronto, the two will tour the U.S. and Canada, and they'll bring along Domino labelate Max Tundra as their opener. Just because, you know, a Junior Boys live show isn't enough inventive bedroom pop by itself. They also have a brief Euro trek scheduled for early March..www.pitchforkmedia.com

Friday, January 30, 2009

Gui Boratto - Take My Breath Away


01. Take My Breath Away
02. Atomic Soda
03. Colors
04. Opus 17
05. No Turning Back
06. Azzurra
07. Les Enfants
08. Besides
09. Ballroom
10. Eggplant
11. Godet


From the start, it’s clear ‘Take My Breath Away’ is destined both for dancefloors and home stereos with the tracklist split roughly down the middle between Boratto’s standard (and excellent) deep techno tracks and cute electro pop numbers.

Driving techno fans will lap up ‘Ballroom’ and ‘Atomic Soda’, electro aficionados might dig ‘Eggplant’, and ‘Take My Breath Away’ and ‘Opus’ will please those who like their techno to burn as slow as a candle.

‘Colors’, ‘Azzurra’ and ‘Les Enfants’ showcases Gui Boratto’s calmer and more joyful side by featuring broken beats, electric guitars and live drums.

And fans of the hugely popular ‘Beautiful Life’ might get their euphoria fix from the vocals on ‘No Turning Back’.

Overall ‘Take My Breath Away’ is an accomplished continuation of Gui Boratto’s colourful melodies...www.beatportal.com

John Tejada - Fractals EP


1 Fractals 
2 The Open 
3 Better Days 
4 Bounce 
5 Artificial Body 
6 Time Factory 
7 Echoing Culture 


Featured on Mr Tejadas Fabric Mix CD ! “Fractals” explores the inner musical geometry of John Tejada’s electronic productions in 3 varieties. The opening track “Fractals” builds driving, rhythmic layers, evolving modular blips and atmospheres which then reduce to reveal the elements that lie beneath. “The Open” is a featured track on Tejada’s Fabric 44 mix. Just like a warm cup of morning coffee in your hand, it gives the feeling of a fresh new day and the possibilities that lie ahead. An ethereal piece that may remind some of Tejada’s classic melodic moments. Continuing the nostalgic theme is the aptly titled “Better Days.” A piano chord driven track which brings to mind classics from long ago, but with a Tejada twist...wordandsound.de

Chymera - Sumatra


01 Sumatra 
02 Sumatra (Deetron Remix) 


There are plenty of producers out there who are doing similar things to Brendan Gregoriy, AKA Chymera, but few seem to be able to imbue it with quite as much feeling. Even a track like "Sumatra," which is basically big-room techno at its gaudiest and most Väth-like, writhes with the sort of emotion that separates the wheat from the chaff. Chymera is a master builder, a producer that knows how when to add, when to pull back and when to let it all hang out. For "Sumatra," that latter option wins out.

Deetron—fresh off a sterling 
Fuse mix—pops in for remix duties, turning the techno banger original into a stomping, screaming rework that gets just as epic. Deetron adds an organ line, and a bassline that descends every bar. At more than nine minutes, it's Radio Slave-worthy in length and temper, and should fit nicely into any set that happens to have hypnosis as its raison d'être...www.residentadvisor.net

Martinez - Le Cirkus


1. Le Cirkus 
2. Mundial

Yes, it is exactly how it sounds. Martinez has decided the real party is at the circus, or... Le Cirkus. Here is a percussive fest of tribal boing toms, shakers and vocal howling building a busy polyrhythmic dance-off, simulating a colourful domed cave filled with clumsy parading clowns, gyrating gymnasts, acrobatics and all kinds of stunts and tricks.

Its tribal-funk and vocal murmuring acting as an offbeat Villalobos-type hook creates a devastating impact much as it did on his previous primal floor-killer "Momomowha." And, in its eleven building and shape-shifting minutes, "Le Cirkus" is the sort of marathon of fun and hi-jinx that we have come to expect from the man from Denmark lately.

B-side "Mundial" is a downbeat, warm-up piece for a deep tech-house session that relies on a single synth stab to sustain the low-pitched bassy grooves. It clarifies Martinez's disinterest with obvious melody, and his love of percussive timbres and hypnotic phrases looped into 
other phrases to form a single song. A mini-mix within a mix...www.residentadvisor.net

Bell X1 - Blue Lights On The Runway


1. The Ribs of a Broken Umbrella
2. How Your Heart is Wired
3. The Great Defector
4. Blow Ins
5. Amelia
6. A Better Band
7. Breastfed
8. Light Catches Your face
9. One Stringed Harp
10. The Curtains are Twitchin’

After critical raves, three national tours, and multiple late-night TV bookings earlier this year, Ireland's Bell X1 has recorded its most ambitious work to date with Blue Lights on the Runway, coming out March 3.The band's central trio of Paul Noonan, Dave Geraghty, and Dominic Phillips penned every song on the record. Leader Noonan said, "We started recording last November in a big, draughty, stately home called Ballycumber House, under the beady gaze of musty portraits of the Lords and Ladies of the estate from the 15th century. We wanted to make something different, something tight and coherent from start to finish. Where we've landed is a little bit electronic, a little bit Bacharach, a little bit New Orleans Funeral March."Bell X1 recall Eno-era Talking Heads, Sigur Ros, and XTC on jagged, vintage synth-laden "Broken Umbrella," the syncopated "How Your Heart Is Wired," fuzzed out hard rocker "Breast Fed," the electrifying "The Great Defector," and gorgeous ballad "Light Catches Your Face."Bell X1's US debut Flock earned the band incredible reviews earlier this year. Tastemaker website Very Short List called Flock an "early front-runner for best record of 2008." In a four-star write up for Paste Magazine, Christine Van Dusen called the group "one of Ireland's great bands," continuing, "Flock will prove that Bell X1 is an incredibly valuable export."New York Daily News' Jim Farber wrote, "It's not just [Paul] Noonan's sharp eye in these songs that proves winning. It's also his flair for dialogue and his keen way with a metaphor. His cruel writing will make you swoon."..www.yeproc.com

The Ukrainians - Hungarian Dance EP



1. Hungarian Dance (2.00) (from the forthcoming album Diaspora)
2. Diaspora ( third wave mix )
3. Children of the Revolution (strange orchestras mix )
4. Refugees (live)

The Ukrainians have forged a unique path by creating a mixture of Eastern traditional music with Western pop that “blows your trousers off” (NME). And now, after a long absence, they return at full power with this new album.
On Diaspora The Ukrainians have excelled. Their own new songs are amongst the best they have written. Surrender to the beautiful melodies, the poetry of the language and the pure energy, excitement and emotive power!
Diaspora (Greek: dissipation) is about migration: the heartbreak of leaving family and homeland forever coupled with the excitement of starting a new life. The songs have a strong resonance at a time when tens of thousands of young Ukrainians, Poles and other eastern Europeans have been flocking to the West in the hope of finding something better. Will they “disperse successfully like seeds”, or will they be “scattered like leaves in a field”?
Some of the band members have Ukrainian parents or eastern European ancestry and continue to feel a connection to the lands of their ancestors. The themes of the songs have travelled down the generations, hitching a ride on the DNA to the present day. Yet, the band transcends geographical and political boundaries. As well as being specifically Ukrainian, their music is universal.
To prove the point, The Ukrainians have taken a glam-rock single from 1972, T Rex’s Children of the Revolution, and completely re-interpreted it. Sure, part of the time you can hear the original melody, but the mood is intense and the message is political as they highlight the courage and defiance of the Ukrainian people at the time of the Orange Revolution. The band has also taken a classical piece, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5 and made it into a great single in the vein of B Bumble and The Stingers’ Tchaikovsky-inspired Nut Rocker. The genius of The Ukrainians, of course lies in the fact that all of these strands come together to make a surprisingly coherent and genuinely stunning album..www.avaxhome.ws

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Secret Message Machine - Giants, Madmen, and Ghosts


1. Insomnia
2. Giants
3.Literary Criticism
4. Hungry Vilains
5. Leatherwing
6. Dead Man I
7. Dear Firefly
8. Ghosts
9. Greensboro
10. Black Waves


elements of singer/songwriter indie rock, with no cliches or tired sounds. Each track, although fronted by seemingly forlorn vocals, springs to life with intricately placed layers of bass, acoustic strumming, magical effects and rock guitar coming and going at just the right moments..http://www.primaverasound.com

Dennis Ferrer - House Masters No.3

CD 1
1. fish go deep - the cure & the cause (dennis ferrer remix)
2. joey negro presents the sunburst band - journey to the sun (dennis ferrer remix)
3. blaze - most precious love (df future 3000 mix)
4. stephanie cooke - rain (let it all come down) (df’s rainforest mix) 
5. reel people feat. darien - alibi (df’s out on bail mix)
6. copyright - he is (ferrer & sydenham inc vox mix)
7. dubtribe sound system - nothing is impossible (dennis ferrer club mix)
8. reel people - can't stop (dennis f's falling 4 u mix)
9. martin solveig - jealousy (dennis ferrer 'haters' club mix)
10. southern - got 2 b u (dennis ferrer eclipse mix)

CD 2
1. son of raw - a black man in space (sax mix)
2. sydenham & ferrer - sandcastles (original mix)
3. dennis ferrer - touched the sky
4. dennis ferrer - church lady (original)
5. dennis ferrer - how do i let go
6. dennis ferrer - reach for freedom
7. dennis ferrer - underground is my home
8. dennis ferrer - transitions (sunshine's vocal version from the pulpit)
9. dennis ferrer - p 2 da j
10. dennis ferrer feat. kenny bobien - grateful (df’s raze yo handz vox mix) 


House Master No.3 comes in the guise of Dennis Ferrer, an artist known first and foremost as the New York producer and remixer with the Midas touch. He burst into the house scene with his seminal 2003 hit ‘Sandcastles’ a collaboration that he did with Jerome Sydeham that set his standard. 

He has since reworked and defined classic records from Blaze (providing the key mix on the anthemic ‘Most Precious Love’ – a UK Top 20 hit), as well as being the guy that took Fish Go Deep feat. Tracey K ‘The Cure & The Cause’ to another level completely, reaching No. 23 in the national charts, crossing over to the mainstream direct from the underground due to great radio and club support. 

The culmination of years of quality output was recently demonstrated on his debut artist album ‘The World As I See It’ which deftly linked soulful vocals with stripped down techy flavours – a benchmark House album in every sense. 

His underground productions have also earned him respect from DJ’s the world over. He re-work of Copyright ‘He Is’ and The Sunburst Band ‘Journey To The Sun’ made an impact on the world’s dance floors, as well as his own productions ‘P 2 Da J’ and ‘Black Man in Space’. 

This is why Dennis Ferrer is so unique as an artist. He has the ability to transcend all genres of house music from Techno to Soulful, from Deep to Vocal, Dennis is the master of them all..
http://www.defected.com

Squarepusher - Number Lucent


1. Zounds Perspex
2. Paradise Garage 
3. Heliacal Torch 
4. Star Time 1
5. Arterial Fantasy 
6. Illegal Dustbin 


Squarepusher and Warp follow up the finger melting jazz-fusion noodling of his 'Just A Souvenir' set with a brilliant mini album of floor dedicated cuts making a return to the breaks mentallism of yesteryear. Touching on a range of blatant influences from '92 breakbeat 'ardcore to darkside junglist mayhem and dousing them in electric jazz fretwork this is a return to the Squarepusher sound which captivated so many heads between 1997's 'Hard Normal daddy' and 2001's 'My Red Hot Car'. 'Zounds Perspex' Is an outright floor mover, with raving piano riffs and twisup' breakbeats contorted around Jenkinson's flying fingerwork, while 'Paadise garage' and 'Heliacal Torch' both burn brightly with 140bpm ravers rhythms providing solid grounding for space tripping fusion constructions. On the flipside the bpms swing upwards and the vibe becomes considerably more unhinged with 'Arterial fantasy', entering classic drill 'n bass territory with hyper modified 'ardcore riffs skillfully mutilated for raving footwork, leaving 'Illegal Dustbin' to polish off any foolhardy nutters with a barrage of breakcore.http://www.boomkat.com

Hauschka - Snowflakes and Carwrecks EP


1. Ginsterweg
2. Eisblume
3. Wonder
4. Tanz
5. Kindelsberg
6. Hauberg
7. Tagtraum


Hauschka's third offering under the Fat Cat label comes in the form of new E.PSnowflakes and Car Wrecksand with it being nearly 40 minutes long what a generous offer it is, but as any ‘Sup reader knows, it’s all about the quality.

For those of you less familiar with the artist in question,Hauschka is a German-born pianist who specialises in composing and performing pieces on ‘prepared piano’, which involves adding materials to the inner workings of the instrument in order to alter its sound. Perhaps the most famous exponent of this technique is John Cage, who used to place screws, coins and rubber between piano strings, completely changing the timbre of the instrument. Inserting a metallic object between a string might produce a ringing more akin to a triangle, whereas using rubber produces a slapping noise. The crudest of explanations would be that a piano is transformed in to a makeshift one-man band, able to produce percussive sounds as well as harmonic ones.Hauschka clamps bits of felt or rubber between strings, wraps piano hammers in tin-foil and weaves guitar strings around the piano’s insides. Granted, it may look as if someone with a bag of hardware shopping has just fallen in to a piano, but I can assure you it’s a little more considered than that.

Snowflakes and Car Wrecks is a collection of leftovers from the sessions of its predecessorFerndorf, which was released in September and therefore Snowflakes… in many respects isn’t a giant leap forward sonically speaking, however there is more than enough to be of interest within this playfully exploratory E.P.

The album’s opener; Ginsterweg is a wonderfully atmospheric piece of Steve Reich minimalism, rocking gently between two chords with irregular swells of intensity. This track, like many on the album, sounds as if all the differing layers, melodies and themes are independently minded, all slightly out of time with one another, while still possessing a sense of synergy between them. If you’ll permit me a more flavourful description; it sounds like you’ve just stumbled in to the most gloriously synchronised clock maker’s factory.

Wonder exemplifies Hauschka's love of electronica, complete with shuffling dance-like rhythm, and a piano part that wouldn’t be out of place on DJ Shadow’s Entroducing album. Add in what sounds like a small Indonesian Gamelan orchestra working away and you’ve got one of the highlights of the E.P. In fact Snowflakes and Car Wrecks truly hits its stride about half way through. Track four - Tanz is a wonderfully industrious number, with cellos and piano dialoguing wonderfully with one another. This is Hauschka at his most playful, with delightful little rattles and slaps coming from the piano and an ending with (whisper it) pop chord changes.

What Hauschka does well is introduce you to a sound that is foreign yet vaguely familiar, leaving you with an other-worldly experience. At times it’s difficult to decipher chaos from form, but that’s what makes Snowflakes and Car Wrecks so exciting - one second you’re listening to sparse meandering cello melodies, the next you’re in the Far East with accompanying electro beats. If all this sounds like its verging on the mentally unstable, don’t worry, it fits together perfectly. The real achievement here is that Hauschka has managed to draw upon so many influences and make them sit together as a whole. Snowflakes and Car Wrecks is the exploration of a uniquely inquisitive mind, providing many playful twists and turns along the way, enveloping you in a whole new world which has everything from electronica to silver-foil piano hammers..http://www.supmag.com/

Lotus Plaza - The Floodlight Collective


01 Red Oak Way
02 Quicksand
03 These Years
04 Different Mirrors
05 Whiteout
06 What Grows?
07 Sunday Night
08 Antoine
09 The Floodlight Collective
10 A Threaded Needle


When Bradford Cox wants to stray from the Deerhunter herd, he has his Atlas Sound project. And when guitarist Lockett Pundt wishes to do the same? Enter Lotus Plaza. Frequent patrons of the so-called Deerhunter blog will already be familiar with the act, but Pundt is all set to step out in a big way with his debut full-length under the Lotus Plaza banner.

The Floodlight Collective shines its way into stores March 23 (a Monday, yes) courtesy of those purveyors of all things Deerhunter-related, Kranky. The 10-track offering features guest drum-work from Bradford Cox on a tune called "Different Mirrors", and mixing and some production from Brian Foote of Kranky labelmates Nudge. The rest is all Pundt.

No word yet whether Lockett will rock it in the live setting as Lotus Plaza, but when the album drops he'll be in the midst of a sizable Deerhunter European tour..www.pitchforkmedia.com

N.A.S.A. - The Spirit of Apollo


1. Intro
2. The People Tree (feat. David Bryne, Chali 2na, Gift Of Gab & Z-Trip)
3. Money (feat. David Bryne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge & Z-Trip)
4. N.A.S.A. Music (feat. Method Man, E-40 & DJ Swamp)
5. Way Down (feat. RZA, Barbie & John Frusciante)
6. Hip-hop (feat. KRS-One, Fatlip & Slim Kid Tre)
7. Four Rooms Earth View
8. Strange Enough (feat. Karen O, Ol' Dirty Bastard & Fatlip)
9. Spacious Thoughts (feat. Tom Waits & Kool Keith)
10. Gifted (feat. Kanye West, Santa Gold & Lykke Li)
11. A Volta (feat. Sizzla, Amanda Blank & Lovefoxxx)
12. Theirs A Party (feat. George Clinton & Chali 2na)
13. Whatchadoin? (feat. Spank Rock, M.I.A., Santogold & Nick Zinner)
14. O Pata (feat. Kool Kojak & DJ Babao)
15. Soul Samba (feat. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien & DJ Qbert)
16. The Mayor (feat. The Cool Kids, Ghostface Killah, Scarface & DJ AM)
17. N.A.S.A. Anthem


N.A.S.A is an ongoing creative collaboration between two lifelong music aficionados, Squeak E. Clean ad DJ Zegon, and their friends, friends of friends and musical heroes. While N.A.S.A. stands for North America/South America and contains a number of superstar artists from both coasts of the US, it is about as far from a tension-building geographical showdown as a record can get. Rather, their Anti debut The Spirit of Apollo was born with the righteous goal of bringing people together through music and art, and that is exactly what masterminds Sam Spiegel (Squeak E. Clean) and Ze Gonzales (DJ Zegon) have done. Brazilian funk provides the roots of the songs and binds them together into a cohesive whole, but from there, the imagination behind The Spirit of Apollo ranges far and wide. Unexpected collaborations abound on the eighteen track release. Tom Waits growls over Kool Keith, Karen O taunts while Ol' Dirty Bastard gives shout-outs to Wu Tang and N.A.S.A from the grave, and David Byrne, Chuck D and others expound on the evils of "Money." In spite of the range of performers, the pairings seem organic, inspired and make perfect sense on the first listen, never coming off as ironic or impulsive..http://www.anti.com

Zion I - The Take Over


01 The Taking 
02 Geek To The Beat
03 Takeover 
04 DJ DJ
05 Antenna 
06 Caged Bird Pt. 1 (feat. Brother Ali)  
07 In The Mornin’ (Caged Bird Pt. 2)  
08 Radio  
09 Gumbo 
10 Country Baked Yams (feat. Devin The Dude) 
11 Coastin’ (feat. K.Flay) 
12 Juicy Juice  
13 Peppermint Patty  
14 Bring In The Light  
15 Legacy (feat. Ty & Jennifer Johns) 


This Oakland duo, producer AmpLive and emcee Zumbi, have always championed a synthetic sound that incorporates the full spectrum of beat-based music. Their debutMind Over Matter kept a foot in soul and funk sample-based nostalgia while also pushing keys, synths and drum'n'bass beats to the forefront. Almost ten years later, the duo continues to create "sponge music" that soaks up any beat worth taking. Early leaks like "DJ DJ" sound at home with Common's "Universal Mind Control" electro vibe, while first single "Juicy Juice" bristles with Southern-styled 808 kicks. Their rainbow coalition party continues to expand and now includes guests like Devin the Dude, Brother Ali and UK emcee Ty..http://www.prefixmag.com

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rudi Arapahoe - Echoes From One To Another


01 I Close My Eyes And Float To The Ceiling
02 To Gather Flowers
03 Forest Of Arches
04 Dionysian Birds
05 Every Time I Sleep
06 Echoes From One To Another
07 Lunar Semaphore
08 Conversation Piece
09 Vulture Phantasy
10 Pleroma
11 Last Words Unspoken
12 My Shadow (Vanishes)

This is just a monstrously brilliant album. I had no idea what to expect as I hadn't heard anything from it at all and when I put it on it just blew me away. It's very hard to describe exactly what it's like as it's such a deep blend of styles, yet comes across as quite unique. There's a hint of Grouper, a little textural-ness that's almost Gas-like, some beautifully ethereal classical moments and a generally fluid and sculptural beauty. However you choose to categorize this yourself, be sure that it's a simply stunning piece of work. Recommended..www.smallfish.co.uk

Grouper - Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill


1. Disengaged
2. Heavy Water/I'd Rather Be Sleeping
3. Stuck
4. When We Fall
5. Traveling Through A Sea
6. Fishing Bird (Empty Gutted In The Evening Breeze)
7. Invisible
8. I'm Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill
9. A Cover Over
10. Wind And Snow
11. Tidal Wave
12. We've All Gone To Sleep

Portland, Oregon based Liz Harris might have achieved a significant fan base thanks to the whispering, near ambient vocal crusades of her debut album ‘Way Their Crept’ and its follow-up ‘Wide’, but those with a careful ear would have heard slightly more trapped beneath her fuzzy chain of effects. ‘Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill’ marks a departure of sorts for Liz which sees her turn down the fuzz-boxes which caged (and to some degree defined) her sound and allows her voice to ring out above everything else. It is an album steeped in the world of dream-pop, a genre pioneered by the likes of 4AD’s Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil, and far from shy away from the reference Liz has instead grabbed on with both hands, in the process creating an album’s worth of perfect, leftfield pop songs. 
Using delicate song structures which are at once both familiar and alien somehow we hear her words cry out hauntingly over stripped down guitar lines and looped environmental recordings. Just listen to ‘I’d Rather be Sleeping’, a track that could be a mournful take on Belly, albeit with a more fragile heart. These unforgettable harmonies and vocal lines that embed themselves in your consciousness before you even realise it are the key to the album’s success and the reason why it makes such a lasting impression. There is something to Liz Harris’s music that defies the time, makes you sit up and listen in an age where we’re told that recorded music is disposable. These are the future soundtracks to love, despair and ultimately hope..www.typerecords.com

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Nôze - You Have To Dance



1. You Have To Dance (Mathias Kaden’s Beatpolka Remix)
2. You Have To Dance (Mathias Kaden’s Mouthacapellapolka Remix)
3. You Have To Dance (Lee Jones Remix)
4. You Have To Dance (Original Mix)


Nôze, AKA Parisian pranksters Nicolas Sfintescu and Ezechiel Pailhes, are back with a new single: ‘You Have To Dance’. In addition to the original version, taken from their acclaimed Get Physical album Songs on The Rocks, there are scene-stealing remixes by Mathias Kaden and Lee Jones (Aus/MyMy)..http://www.physical-music.com

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit


1. Seven-Mile Island  
2. Sunstroke 
3. Good 
4. Cigarettes and Wine 
5. However Long 
6. Coda 
7. The Blue 
8. No Choice in the Matter 
9. Soldiers Get Strange 
10. Streetlights 
11. The Last Song I Will Write

Mirah - (A)Spera


1. Generosity  
2. The World Is Falling Apart  
3. Education  
4. Shells  
5. Country of the Future  
6. The Forest  
7. Gone Are the Days  
8. The River  
9. Bones & Skin  
10. While We Have the Sun

Yellowhead - Mealwine



01) Cll th Abmlnc m Bd 
02) Rush Therapy  
03) Mahjong  
04) Birdie's Life 
05) Alzheimer Counter 
06) Mildret, the Tea-Potesse 
07) Indeed  
08) Ice Tea Department 
09) Sasha's Chopped Piano  
10) Humanoid Basketball  
11) Copymarket Hyperwriter  
12) Flying Worm  
13) Keine Mautstrassen  
14) Olympic Sportkids 
15) Heavy Snowfall Cyclists  
16) Müsli and Cigarettes  
17) T th Pschtrc Clnc

Monday, January 26, 2009

Rainbow Arabia - The Basta EP


1. Omar K
2. Let Them Dance
3. I Know I See I Love I Go
4. Hear No See No
5. The Basta

Anavan - Cover Story



1. Pregnancy Test  
2. Take it Back  
3. Traumatology  
4. Work it Out  
5. The Perfect Sound  
6. Skin Like Heather  
7. Queen  
8. Not Sure  
9. BOOM  
10. Off To A Fighting Start   
11. Never GIve It Up (RMX)