Monday, 17 November
*New project from members of Zombi and Majeure and acclaimed film composer Paul Lawler. Riyl: Zombi, John Carpenter, Maserati, Vangelis* "Contact is the new duo of A.E. Paterra (aka Majeure) of famed sci-fi synth-rock group Zombi, and acclaimed British film composer, Paul Lawler. Exploring a similar orbit as Majeure and Zombi, multi-instrumentalist Lawler infuses heavy doses of melody and drama to give First Contact a sound and feel that blends late 70s Pink Floyd sprawl, the nostalgic wonder of early 80s science documentaries, and John Carpenter's 80s sci-fi action films. Equal parts fasc… Read more
*Debut solo album from Sigur Rós' and Jónsi's touring keyboard player/percussionist Óbó* In his passport it says Ólafur Björn Ólafsson - and although comprised of no more than 7 compositions, it does run the gamut of suburban bliss turned upside down: After the LP's minimalistic opener "Úthverfi", a track that melancholically opens up after a long, immensely dark and brooding intro, that ultimately offers some respite in the form of playful Glockenspiel over layers of slow-moving sonic lava, the equally cinematic "Svartur galdur" leaves much room for Óbó's trademark baritone: Like a bespectacled pu… Read more
"El Hombre Trajeado co-founder and erstwhile Arab Strap and RM Hubbert collaborator Stevie Jones takes the spotlight with mesmerising collective of his very own. ‘Brocken Spectre’ - named after the immense, halo-crested shadow cast by hill climbers on faraway clouds when backlit by the sun - is the first album on which Jones places his typically participatory ethic aside and assumes responsibility for writing, arranging and producing every note of its eight entirely acoustic songs. Jones corrals the talents of around a dozen musicians with whom he has previously worked, including … Read more
Wintery house heat from Norway's Mental Overdrive: from the buoyant, insistent burn of 'Chappo' to skanking house in 'Summers' thru the chiming Caribou-style swing of 'In Love We Fall' and shuffling Detroit beatdown smarts in 'The Snake'.
Twleve track world tour of modern electronic dance music including tracks from Pinch, Debruit, Batida, DrumTalk, Chico Mann, Fantasma…
**Soulful slice from the Mr. Scruff collaborator, including the retro-vintage styles of 'Superlove' and a fizzing, futuristic Lapalux remix of 'The Best Is Yet To Come'** Andreya on 'Everything You Never Had Pt. II: “This song is the story of me and my mum, she had me at 18 and raised me as a single parent for a long time. For many years we lived in damp council houses while she struggled to make ends meet but when I look back on those times I felt like we had everything. We had so much fun as she made everything an adventure and made me believe that I could achieve… Read more