24/03 0 comments
Finally I have a day off and there’s so much to do – wash my clothes iron my shirts look at furniture on ebay clean the car phone my sister vacuum get some groceries transfer some money clear out the cupboard change the air scent retune the TV – but instead I just sit there, a ghoul, listening to Enjoyed, listening to how his house/Italo/electro music expands in ever-new directions, how it slowly comes to understand the world.
The Hampshire/London-based Enjoyed, aka Peter Evans-Pritchard, has a debut record, Pieces, out on Something In Construction, with a full album due in the summer. Catch him meantime at the Queen of Hoxton on 30 March.
15/03 0 comments
…………………and you’re allowed to be dreamy on Fridays and I’m playing some stupefied, blissful electro by this great producer laymedown (aka Liam from Siloet, though) while wondering whether I should go to the gym before meeting my old landlord, or if I should meet my old landlord and then go to the gym, but then, hang on, has that girl from the other night replied yet-let’s see-no she hasn’t, and I’m suddenly, briefly bummed but then a pram runs over my foot and I yell fucking stupid bitch at the tracksuited single mother, laughing insanely at a private joke not even I get before picking up a free newspaper and instantly putting it down, disgusted, and instead checking my work emails, checking my personal email, my Facebook, my Skype, no-one’s online, no-one I haven’t blocked anyway, and I’m hungry, suddenly ravenous, and so I weave across the pavement, knocking people aside, ruining photos, and plunge into Wasabi where…………………
13/02 0 comments
Named after the BBC’s geeko-gadget series, Tomorrow’s World constitutes an extra-marital affair by members of two current bands: Lou Hayter is New Young Pony Club’s beautful keyboardist, while Jean-Benoit Dunckel is one half of Air. This Paris/London side-project sees both charter new musical waters: a lithe, future-pop sound thrilling with super-snarly keyboards, demure soul-style vocals and a spaced-out, solitary vibe that I randomly imagine Leos Carax might care for. Above all else, it’s smooth and darkly sexy, reminscent of the early, good bits of Drive, the film – appropriate, indeed, as that’s also the name of the new single. Guardian.co.uk has more, and all of it very interesting.
So Long My Love:
5/02 0 comments
Is Tropical are known for fast, animalistic pop, and that’s still what we’re expecting from their second album, due later in 2013. But in advance of it, like a placatory envoy, comes an EP showing off a subtler side. Featuring Get People, DRUGZNDREAMZ and others, Flags is more electronica-based – from the frenzied, scratchy and vocal-less Oi Peru to Venezuela‘s gloom and glockenspiels, aided by Get People’s vocals, to the unshackled chanty weirdness of Mexico, listening to which is parallel to attending a rave in a mental hospital. I’m sure there must be a Latin American theme beyond the titles, too, but what it is, truly, no lo sé. The EP’s out now on Kitsuné/Cooperative Music.
24/01 0 comments
If you ever give into the goldfish interpretation of London life – we’re all just trapped in a bowl, stuck in cycles, owned by Big Brother, etc – then Yukka‘s music could be for you. The electronica on the Londoner’s debut two-track has an ethereal, put-your-troubles-aside quality (A Long Way), but also anonymity and constancy (the excellent Icicle) which chime with strung-out city moments. Using house samples, field recordings and percussive textures, this is music for late-night moments of clarity in flatshare bedrooms, for when you look up on the tube one day and immediately fall in love, for inching along the window ledge and all the shouts from below.
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