Son Lux comes through with a handful of songs on a new EP titled Alternate Worlds. While I’ve never been a huge fan of this guy’s past efforts, there’s just something really “big time” and ambitious about the presentation of these songs that’s catching me. I can definitely see myself loving a Son Lux album in the future if he keeps up this combination of refined subtleties and larger-than-life background vocals.
What’s even more interesting is that the 2nd track here features a vocal contribution from Lorde herself, and it’s one of the more stellar tracks on this EP, too!
With reverbed guitars and layer upon bright layer of synth horns, Brian Eno and Underworld co-founder Karl Hyde deliver “The Satellites,” which is the opening track from the forthcoming collaborative album Someday World. This thing is looking at a release on Warp Records on May 5th!
While basic in its elements, “The Satellites” is a very moody, pretty piece of tuneage. It’s got the smooth, steady pacing of an old new wave or krautrock track, but has the clarity and color of something more modern. Enjoy!
Check a review for Eno’s last album here.
Evian Christ’s typically dark, moody production sounds like it’s been infused with power electronics or industrial on this new track titled “Waterfall.” The massive drops of bass sound fantastic against the really eerie, atmospheric synth leads playing throughout this track. He progressively builds the track into this mountain of low-end mayhem that’s both frightening and cathartic.
Check a review for the compilation he dropped a few years ago below:
Some dark, fiery R&B from this new, collaborative track from Shlohmo & Jeremih. The vocals on this track are emotive, pained, and featured a splash of reverb a la the Weeknd. While I do see some obvious stylistic similarities, this song really separates itself form that with the beat. The distorted bass, trap-style hi-hats, and eerie “clinks” hanging in the background.
I love the way the vocals are so closely mashed together when they’re multi-tracked, layered on top of one another. The whole track just feels so moody, intimate, and enveloping. It’s like a forbidden sexy embrace of some sort.
Enjoy this and hang tight for a forthcoming EP of collaborative tracks from Shlohmo & Jeremih. Here’s to hoping they’re all as great as this one!
So Serene is the off-the-wall new tape from Wavves’ Nathan Williams and his brother Kynan. See that cover art of Batman and Robin melting? That pretty much sums it up. A 27-minute-long piece that goes through a multitude of wonky, chip-tune-inspired phases. Thankfully, the brothers have really stepped up their production game since Sweet Valley’s last outing.
So Serene is a crazy journey, and one worth taking for the sampling alone. I mean, the guys sample Larry David and Space Ghost Coast to Coast…TAKE MY MONEY NOW! Oh right, it’s a free download. Grab it here via the duo’s Bandcamp.
The latest from Brooklyn producer PATRCIA. continues the artist’s streak of infectious yet somewhat sinister dance music. “Daughters of Erebus” sees PATRICIA. venturing even further down the path of acid-house, going so far as to add the Roland TB-303 to the list of Soundcloud tags. Groove to it above! And hope that we see an EP or LP from this project soon.
Before SBTRKT’s next proper LP, he will be dropping a series of 12″s comprised of new, transitionary instrumentals. Yesterday on Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC Radio 6 stream, he debuted one of these projects’ tracks, “Hold the Line;” another expectedly moody piece of dance music from the artist in his unique post-dubstep voice. We can look forward to hearing this new EP series over the coming few months.
This video for D/A/D’s “Orion Beach” is like if an N64 mated with an Atari Jaguar and its offspring was a warped version of Wave Rider. It’s the perfect backdrop for D/A/D’s delightfully kitschy synth-rock, which screams to be blasted during high-speed jet ski sequences. I want to play this video, which I’m pretty sure is a compliment.
“Orion Beach” appears on The Construct, the second edition of which is out next week via Hausu Mountain.
If you find yourself enjoying the pristine, banal plunderphonics of Oneohtrix Point Never as well as the woozy vocal inflection of a “sad rock” act like Porches. (or even Liars), then you might want to keep an eye on 19-year-old Bay Area musician Devlin Miski (a.k.a. Goliad). On Inevitability, you will find both of these things in abundance, and with some fine-tuning, this “plunder-pop” thing might just catch on. Happy listening!
This is Miski’s second project this year, after last month’s Gavin’s Middle Name, a beat tape he released under the name Iequoia with fellow producer Danny Spiteri. Hear it here.
A collection of alluring tones from the new Ricky Eat Acid record, Three Love Songs. While the LP might seem like a bit of false advertising due to it’s track list offering many more than three songs, the idea of these textured, quaint, instrumental pieces being about love doesn’t seem far-fetched. They’re certainly lovely to my ears, anyway. Stream the album via the embed above, and enjoy!