Monday, 23 February
Featuring pieces from The Proposition, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford and the forthcoming soundtrack to The Road, White Lunar's first disc serves as a showreel of the Bad Seeds artists' work for film. While you may already be familiar with the first two scores, the newer compositions from The Road prove themselves to be at least the equal of the duo's prior creative successes, calling on a similarly melancholy sound-set that grounds itself in achingly good piano and string compositions, swelling up to embrace full orchestration when necessary. The… Read more
With a work rate to rival Hans Sachs, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have produced a truly prodigious quantity of material in their 21 year recording career, a fact that is highlighted by this huge, 3CD boxed collection of B-sides and rarities. Spanning everything from the obligatory BBC sessions through to limited edition B-sides and previously unreleased studio material, this career straddling cross-section will act as a treasure trove to signed up members of the Cave fan club, yet will be just as accessible to those for whom the Bad Seeds have always been a periphera… Read more
Tuesday, 17 February
Carter Tutti remix their Chris & Cosey alter-egos in something of a dream project for their legion acolytes. The eX-TG duo lube-up and re-haunt five classic numbers with sterilising production to slot cleaner with contemporary dance styles, at best in the oneiric scapes of 'Deep Velvet' and an effervescent overhaul of 'October (Love Song)', reminding us that they were always a killer pop duo.
Carter Tutti refresh their Chris & Cosey alter-egos for 2015 in something of a dream project for their legion acolytes. Compiling eleven new studio reworks of Chris & Cosey live tracks, it underlines their output to date with a showcase of the original song's durability and, simultaneously, a display of their current studio prowess. They apply a slippery modern chassis to the ghosts of classic songs, at best in the wormholing autobahn techno of 'Driving Blind' and an acidic re-rub of 'Dancing On Your Grave'. This digital edition includes thre songs not found on the vi… Read more
Belter ghetto antics from DJ Paypal for Glasgow party starters, LuckyMe. Operating with similar levels of dizzying tempo and hair-kissing disco sentiment as Slackk's Patrice & Friends project, 'Buy Now' pelts out febrile samba with 'I'm Ready', beside Footworking disco chops with 'You Got Me', taking a minutes breather to soar with 'Sonnade' and getting right back on it with lashing funk of 'bEbay' and the booty freaker, 'Fire'. Heat!
After a whirlwind couple of years, Anthony Naples drops his debut album on Four Tet's Text label. Since 2012, the NYC-based producer has become a byword for fuggy, smushed house with a faded melodic fidelity, as heard in ace releases for Opal Tapes, Mister Saturday Night, TTT, and his own label, Proibito. With 'Body Pill' he explores that aesthetic at more obtuse angles, and with a broader range of tempos, vacillating woozy BoC-isms like 'Ris' with what sounds like Push Button Objects -gone lo-fi house with 'Abrazo', and Actress-style snoozy boogie with 'Changes' and the gorgeous miniat… Read more