Monday, 24 February
"4AD release ‘Blue Film’, the debut album by LA based producer Lo-Fang (née Matthew Hemerlein). Classically trained in violin, cello, bass, piano and guitar, Hemerlein’s soulful falsetto floats above a rich blend of classical, R&B and electronic music, telling stories of love, loss and deceit. The album was written and recorded during Hemerlein’s world travels everywhere from a farmhouse in Maryland to a hotel in Cambodia to studios in London and Nashville. He completed the album at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles with Award winning producer Francois Tetaz."
"Band of Holy Joy’s latest album Easy Listening – a set that finds Johny Brown’s ragamuffin street warriors hit yet another artistic peak – a rejuvenated collective on a relentless mission. Away from the complex conceptual conceits of "How to Kill a Butterfly" and the raging Casio trauma of "City of Tales", "Easy Listening" has a defiantly old school manifesto – a collection of sculpted, resonant SONGS…So we move through the destructive magic of George Best (When a Gift is a Curse) to the death of Ian Tomlinson to lonely late night observations on London buses. Always open to the … Read more
"This is the first project from Brooklyn DJ/producer Pocketknife (Tambourine Dream, Flagrant Fowl) working under his new moniker Boonlorm. An eleven track album featuring “piano not piano” house music created solely with a prepared piano and raw drum programming that pays homage to Chicago, Detroit, and the 20th century avant-garde. String Figures is “screw music” in the most literal sense with direct ties to the late composer John Cage who created the first prepared piano pieces by inserting objects into the strings of a grand piano. The sound that resonates is a rich combination of tona… Read more
"Following on from Mathias Kaden’s effort in September, next in line to mix it up for the ‘Watergate’ CD series is New Jersey house innovator and widely loved scene figurehead Kerri Chandler.Kerri has enjoyed a long running relationship with Watergate, and this album is the perfect coming together of two clubbing tour de forces. Across the course of 18 tracks, the MadHouse and MadTech boss, tireless DJ, and ever evolving house producer lays out his vision of house music as it sounds in 2013, calling on tracks old and new from a wide array of labels, as well as some exclusives, includi… Read more
Paxton Fettel drops the follow up to 'Not bad for a Tenner E.P' for Greta Cottage Workshop, limited edition stencil-sprayed sleeve.
"Recorded using the Orchestra’s signature analogue techniques at their studio HQ in their home city of Ottawa, the new set continues their musical journey as they effortlessly fuse Eastern influences, Afro beats, Egyptian jazz, Latin styles and spiritual elements into their musical melting pot. The secret to the band’s sound remains an openness to global music of all kinds and the individual experiences of the Orchestra’s band members. “We all have very wide tastes, we’re always digging for new sounds, and we’ve had the chance to work with master musicians from all over, from Ni… Read more
"Here’s a new installment in Upset The Rhythm’s split LP series, that’s previously seen Gary War, Purple Pilgrims, Please and Spin Spin The Dogs swap sides most recently. This record teams up like-mindedly loopy, art-damaged Londoners Ravioli Me Away and Dog Chocolate. Inspired by an evening when both bands performed at London’s DIY-hub Power Lunches this LP came together through mutual appreciation, as well as gastronomic necessity. Ravioli Me Away are a dangerously ambitious and delusional all-girl jazzy, post-pop-punk, hip-funk outfit with a stylistic theme sp… Read more