Usually I don’t write about music you would find everywhere. This album is an exception. One couldn’t come across this project and stay indifferent about it. No wonder it is released by my favorite label and the home of Balam Acab, the wonderful Triangle label. This debut, Holy other’s Held is everything I ever wanted music to be. So imaginative, a perfect combination of the ragged and polished, the musicality, the sexy tone and movement, the album is a one piece project, like albums used to tell a story when we grew up, not a one single and 11 fillers project. Although I don’t get stoned anymore, it reminds me the days I would get completely f…. up, put on my headphones and be carried away to better places and dreamful life, a long way from home, fears, pain and day to day bumps.If you are a reader of this blog, you know we don’t compromise in anyway, and truly promote the music we love, so run and buy this fucker. Graphics on the house as usual, especially when we get as excited and inspired.
Archive for the ‘Beats’ Category
Martin Eden (of Eluvium) will release a 7″ as part of Lefse’s single series on September 18th. You can now enjoy the new B-side track, “Mothernails (for daren .1)”, The series will continue with singles from Mister Lies, Field Mouse, and Big Search (Matt Popieluch of Fool’s Gold / Foreign Born). Each single will be limited to 500 copies, and will also be made available digitally. You can sign up to get all six singles in the series here. Each single will also be available to buy individually in limited quantities – preorder the Matthew Eden single here.
There is nothing I like more than ragged, hard, dirty beats. When I hear a distorted heavy takes all the mix’s space kick in a track, it seems like the rest is just luxury. That’s the case with this awesome debut by Top Girls aka Evan Adams. This is a rough, much harder version of PM Dawn. It’s the dreamy harmonies that really made me think of this duo, but there is a crucial balance between the sweet lush R&B and the rough beats that put it in a different league altogether. This is an important album, and I will share it with you right away so I could just put my headphones on and drift away while listening to this awesome record, ‘Carolina’.
Buy it HERE
Jib Kidder Steals guitars. actually, its a harsh word, so lets say he borrows. Besides, its not guitars, just guitar parts. He samples all those country and spaghetti westerns, rootsy American guitar parts, that actually could fit perfectly on a Tarantino movie, and turns this frantic mixture into funk heaven. As he states on his bandcamp page, he has been creating new junk out of existing junk for the past 15 years. He got the Midas touch for funk, manipulating those breakbeats and turning them into his own. Using all those cheesy bits and pieces as an instrument, and mastering this art in such a creative manner, turning his music to an upgraded Wiseguys version. While playing his ‘Steal guitar’ record (released few months ago), I had a feeling this record reflects my life right now. There is something so meaningful for me about this organized clolorful mayhem, and it truly fits the frenzied mood I am in right now, plus, I find it ultra inspiring. Incredible, my friends.
First of all, I got to be honest with you; I am not used to large quantities of fresh air. Kinda too healthy, overwhelming, makes you wonder about the rest of your life, when you struggle on a daily basis in order to breathe.. personally, I prefer lofi breathing. Besides, the sky is gorgeous and clear, and the daylight is too damn painful, agressive for my eyes, which is a bummer, as I prefer the coziness of a rainy day, or a dimmed lighted room. And if all of the above isn’t enough for you, morning beauties, its 10 AM, and I have been awake for hours now, and to make a long story short, its not my thang. Not at all, plus I hate this holly town, with all those religions constantly fighting over it, and those Hassidic Jews, and hippies that dont know Woodstock is over. Found this track titled ‘Morning‘ that would change this self pity state I am in, off a beat tape I have heard on Decoder by Detroit producer Wyldlyf.
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This type of shit is the main reason for me to do what I do with Lofiles. I am sure some of you dont get it..But I find what Jeffry Astin is doing truly inspiring, with his new baby, Digital Natives, and I cant really explain why. I guess a big part of it is the repetitive and hypnotic character of this project, something I use as sort of mantra, it carries me away, and takes the internal constant noise away. This is a killer tape guys, and you should hurry up and grab your Space slave Editions right away: Home-duplicated on Sony TC-WE475 on type ii chrome cassettes, hand-painted j-cards, every sticker hand-cut featuring different art, ed. of 50. All for 14$.
Jewellers made my day. Their recent recording venture, ‘Lakeswimming’, was released yesterday, followed me today, on this crazy errand day. From the Jewellers mouth: We (Gareth Leaman and Gareth Young) come from the sunny (rhymes with funny) town of Newport, South Wales (UK) .we make music with warped samples, synths, noises and cut up beats and the odd guitar.And few words about this gorgeous hypnotizing creation:…”"We started forming this album pretty much a year ago, just after we released ‘Sleep Education’. We aimed to move away from ambient soundscapes and sampled loops towards a more beat-driven, glitchy and warped sound. We got really excited when songs like Sing Trees were forming so wanted to make more of these upbeat and densely layered tracks”….I find this record truly inspiring, and more important, soothing. Their meditative journey is like a homeopathic medication for my borderline OCD behavior. I really abused ‘Thirty six’, the ultrafunky soulfull ‘Easier Together’, the beautiful sounding Statues, let me tell you something; a lot of work went into this mature album, and it is wel worth your attention and change, I mean, you could buy it only for 4 quid HERE. By the way, Artwork by Dean Howe
If you remember my post about Monster Rally & Rumtum last November, where I have shared their Raindrops track with you, and I loved it so much I have included it on our winter mixtape. Anyhow, this is the full album now, and it was definitely worth the long wait. I apologize about the shortage in posts lately, but we are working real hard on a new sparkling design for you plus a full LP is on it’s way.