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HOPEN (A.K.A Haiir, the second half of duo Starting Teeth and more commonly Childe Grangier) recently dropped this truly weird and wonderful record late last week on Bern based imprint 'Everest Records'.
It features a collection of ten pieces that swing the gamut from hypnotic synth drone tracks, like that of 'Paloma Black Ordax', to tracks riddled with dance elements like'Cruising'. At times there are pieces that are almost cinematic in scope for example the haunting opening track 'Danse de la réalite de Dakar' and the Twin peaksesq 'Diamonds and Meat'.
This is a dark and deep record no doubt, but there is a steady silver lining that runs throughout its core. It's a brighter and more consistent release then past HOPEN records, home to some really solid and exciting sound stories...
Here's what the artist had to say about the release himself - "The album is about Montreal and Wakefield, Quebec, it’s about feeling blood circulating again in my veins. About Toronto, Port Louis, Bon Bassin, Africa and Phoenix beers, exploring Highways and roads. Driving through a blizzard, cruising in the Indian Ocean and laying down in the sun, listening to the silence caused by the heat… Imagining the noises of the sun. It’s about being in a taxi at 5am in Berlin alone and dreaming"
CHECK OUT THE LATEST SUMMER MIX FROM NYC CLOTHING AND LIFE STYLE POWERHOUSE MISHKA!
The new mix features, according to Mishka, your new favorite rapper, that you've never heard before 'Spark Master Tape'.
The whole mixtape/album was produced by Paper Platoon who also produced 'Spark Master Tapes' debut full length 'Syrup Splash', which is a solid and uber trippy release unto its own.
Download the 'SWOUP SERENGETI' mixtape for free below and check out the Official video for the track 'Half of Nepal' taken from the new mix...Expect more goodness from this duo by the end of the year...love it...Chopped and screwed vibes, sick beats and just plain eclectic as all hell!
Dan Le Sac and Scroobius Pip join forces once again to release a deadly new single called 'Stunner',which has been taken from the upcoming release of their 3rd album, 'Repent Replenish Repeat'. The new lp is set to drop on October 7th via London based label 'Sunday Best Records.
'Stunner' is the first single to be released by the duo in 3 years, it's a gritty little number and a lot more musically hard hitting and industrial then their past releases. This track still sports Pip's witty, harsh spitting...Can't wait to hear the rest of the album!
Check out the killer new video directed and produced by Scroobius Pip above and nab your free copy via download below.
THE ALBUM WAS RECORDED EARLY LAST YEAR IN SWITZERLAND AND DROPPED EARLIER THIS WEEK ON OBLIQSOUND.
THIS EXPERIMENTAL GROUP FOUNDED BY SWISS BORN, NYC BRED LEO TARDIN, HAS TAKEN ON MANY FORMS OVER THE YEARS...ORIGINALLY THE PROJECT WAS AN ALL LIVE KEYBOARDS AND DRUMS AFFAIR, WITH SPOKEN WORD AND VOCALS FROM GUEST ARTISTS MIKE LADD, MR LIF & SPLEEN AMONGST OTHERS.
PERMANENT VOCALS ARE NOW PROVIDED BY BLOGGERTRONIX FAVE POET/MC BLACK CRACKER, THIS FELLA HAS A BEAUTIFUL SMOOTH FLOW THAT'S PERFECT FOR THIS PIANO DRIVEN MUSIC.
GRAND PIANORAMAX SPENT THE BETTER HALF OF LAST YEAR TOURING STATESIDE, AND JUST DROPPED A BEAUTIFUL NEW LP ENTITLED 'TILL THERE IS NOTHING', THE LIVE VIDEO FOR WHICH'S TITLE TRACK YOU WILL FIND UP ABOVE...ENJOY!
WE'VE BEEN A FAN OF THE GREATNESS THAT IS KMS FOR A GOOD WHILE NOW, GLAD TO HEAR THAT THEY HAVE SIGNED TO NINJA TUNE AND DROPPED THEIR FIRST SINGLE WITH THE LABLE ON RECORD STORE DAY, A 180G HEAVEYWEIGHT VINYL 12" CALLED 'AROO'.
THE UK BASED TRIO PLAN TO DROP A FULL LENTH LATER IN THE YEAR...STAY TUNED AND FOR MORE INFO CHEK OUT THE ABOVE LINKS.
A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO WE POSTED A 'GFT' TRACK ENTITLED 'THE UNREACHED KISS', WE JUST RECEIVED WORD THAT THE GREETINGS FROM TUSKAN DEBUT FULL LENGTH WON'T BE AVAILABLE UNTIL 2014, BUT FOR NOW YOU CAN CHECK OUT A BEAUTIFULLY ATMOSPHERIC AND ECLECTIC NEW SONG ENTITLED 'COME CLOSE & WHISPER', JUST A LITTLE TASTE OF THE NEW RELEASE SET TO DROP NEXT YEAR.
THERE SEEMS TO BE NO END TO THE TALENT COMING OUT OF HAMILTON, ONTARIO. BLOGGERTRONIX HAS SUNG THE PRAISES OF MANY BANDS BASED IN THE HAMMER OVER THE YEARS, THE REST, THE DIRTY NIL, KORI POP AND MANY MORE, A WONDERFULLY CREATIVE AND UNIQUE BUNCH OF ARTISTS WHO CAN NOW INCLUDE AMBER EDGAR TO THEIR RANKS!
EDGAR RECENTLY SENT US HER DEBUT SINGLE 'HONEY & SORROW' AND IT'S ACCOMPANYING B-SIDE, 'TROUBLES', WHICH WERE INDEPENDENTLY RELEASED LAST MONTH. THE RELEASE FEATURES SOME SWEET FOLK-ROCK GUITAR DRIVEN TUNES AND EDGAR'S KILLER WARBLING VOCALS...THE POETIC LYRICS REMIND ME OF EARLY PATTI SMITH OR NEIL YOUNG...BRILLIANT STUFF!
EDGAR IS PLANNING TO RECORD AND RELEASE HER DEBUT EP BY THE FALL IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP FUND THE PROJECT, YOU CAN DONATE $5 VIA PAY PAL (email@example.com). THIS DONATION WILL GET YOU YOUR NAME PRINTED ON THE RELEASE'S LINER NOTES, AS WELL AS A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE FINISHED EP!
STREAM THE NEW SINGLE + B-SIDE BELOW & DOWNLOAD EACH TRACK FOR A MERE $1 DONATION -
POWER VIOLENCE, HARDCORE GREATNESS ABOUNDS ON THIS, THE THIRD FULL LENGTH STUDIO ALBUM FROM SEATTLE/SAN FRAN BASED 'IRON LUNG'. THE 'WHITE GLOVE TEST' LP, IS AN INTENSE AFFAIRE, TOP/START BRAIN CRUSHING CACOPHONY!
THE DELUXE 2-CD RELEASE IS AVAILABLE AS A LIMITED EDITION (ONLY 1,000 PRESSED), IT INCLUDES NOT ONLY 'THE WHITE GLOVE TEST' ALBUM, BUT ALSO IT'S COMPANION NOISE RECORD, ENTITLED 'FINDS MORE FILTH'. THESE TWO CD'S CAN, COINCIDENTLY, BE PLAYED INDEPENDENTLY OR SIMULTANEOUSLY!
THE BAND ARE CURRENTLY ON THE TAIL END OF A STATESIDE TOUR, CHECK FOR DATES AND VENUES - HERE!
A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO WE WROTE ABOUT POWERDOVE AND POSTED THE VIDEO FOR HER FIRST SINGLE WANDERING JEW. SINCE THEN THE ARTIST HAS RELEASED HER SECOND SINGLE AND FULL LENGTH WITH PORTLAND BASED IMPRINT 'CIRCLE INTO SQUARE', AND HAS ALSO COMPLETED A MINI TOUR OF FRANCE.
POWERDOVE'S SOUND IS THAT OF ECLECTIC LO-FI FOLK, BEAUTIFULLY COMPLEX AND FULL SONGS FEATURING SWEET AND SIMPLE LYRICS.
THE FULL LENGTH RECORD 'DO YOU BURN?' RECORDED WITH JOHN DIETERICH OF 'DEERHOOF' AND L'OCELLE MARE'S THOMAS BONVALET, WAS RELEASED LAST MONTH TO ORDER YOUR COPY HEAD OVER - HERE!
THE FOLLOWING VIDEO IS FOR THE HAUNTING SECOND SINGLE 'DO YOU BURN?' TAKEN FROM THE LP RELEASE OF THE SAME TITLE.
BRILLIANT, HUMBLE POETRY IN MOTION! YORKSHIRE BASED SKINT & DEMORALISED CREATE GREAT SPOKEN WORD BASED, LOFI POP SONGS. THESE LADS REALLY KNOW HOW TO TELL A STORY, WITH CLEAR IMAGERY AND HUMOR SPILLING OUT OF EVERY VERSE.
THE FOLLOWING VIDEO IS FOR A TUNE TAKEN FROM THIER 3RD STUDIO ALBUM 'THE BIT BETWEEN THE TEETH', WHICH IS TO BE RELEASED DIGITALLY ON UK DIY IMPRINT, HEIST OR HIT RECORDS IN LATE MARCH.
I WAS HAPPY TO RECEIVE A MESSAGE IN MY INBOX FROM THESE LADS. A TRIO BASED IN LEEDS, THEY CREATE SOME REALLY UNIQUE HIP HOP. THIER SELF TITLED DEBUT EP DROPPED INDEPENDENTLY IN LATE DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR, AND FEATURES FIVE RAW AND LYRICALLY STIMULATING TRACKS.
BIO (PARTIAL) - The Ceiling Demons aim to drop ash on the past by painting the picture of the present. The moment. Never forgetting the impressions left upon them, aiming to push the music forward. Sincerely speaking their truths, sometimes distorted as they step back and forth between the line of sanity. Sound waves of empathy, immune to gravity, longing to be freed.
THE FIRST SINGLE BY 'CEILING DEMONS' IS A HAUNTING, DEEP, EMOTIVE AFFAIR. THE LYRICS ARE BEAUTIFULLY POETIC, DELIVERED IN AN OFF KILTER STYLE, REALLY DIFFERENT, AN ANTHEM FOR ALL THE OUTSIDERS -
I must be strong now,
The weight of the world is weighing me into the ground.
I have to shake my head from those clouds,
Stop falling down and hold my head up proud.
I never belonged but everyone longs for something or someone.
Do not let your fears turn into visions.
Hypnotised by paranoid televisions!
You are destined for greatness, open the consciousness,
Do your best, you are blessed,
Love the loveless and break the heartless.
Even if this is not my home,
I am not alone,
Exploring the hunger to belong,
Best friends long gone,
But I'll never forget them
With me till the end my friend
We can stay free, cherish our memories, even when we, use substance to gain self esteem, we alleviate anxieties.
Fuck sake it's only temporary before depression gets you thinking negatively, it's a struggle to conquer in sobriety, but it will make for a stronger mentality.
Mental health is a priority. Suicide is on my mind almost daily, I gave thanks for the times that you gave me, and nothing but respect for your bravery.
Now I want to be happy, and I recognize the love around me, I start to think positively and I remember to use; courtesy.
LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING MORE FROM THESE GUYS, BUT FOR NOW CHECK THE ABOVE LINKS FOR MORE INFO AND PEEP THE NEW VIDEO BELOW -
STREAM THEIR DEBUT EP AND DOWNLOAD FOR A 'PAY WHAT YOU CAN' AMOUNT BELOW! -
IRELAND'S MARK GEARY PUT OUT HIS LAST RECORD AT THE END OF 2011, A BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN AND PRODUCED TEN TRACK RELEASE CALLED 'SONGS ABOUT LOVE, SONGS ABOUT LEAVING'.
THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS ARE FOR TWO TRACKS TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM. THE FIRST IS FOR THE SONG 'THAT'S WHAT THEY ALL SAY', WHICH FEATURES SOME LOVELY GUEST VOCALS BY FOLK SINGER JENNA NICHOLLS, OF PENNSYLVANIA....A LOWLY BUNNY TRIES TO FIT IN....
THE SECOND VIDEO IS FOR THE SONG 'TAKE ME HOME', A HEARTFELT NUMBER ABOUT TRYING TO FIND THAT PLACE OR PERSON WE CALL HOME...
FOR MORE GEARY INFO CHECK THE ABOVE LINKS!
'THAT'S WHAT THEY ALL SAY'
TAKE ME HOME
BUY ALBUM 'SONGS ABOUT LOVE, SONGS ABOUT LEAVING' -