Monday, 12 January
Liverpool's Låpsley debuts on XL with the hushed, downbeat soul of 'Understudy'. It's a lowlit introduction to her jazz and folk-steeped vocals, with blue electronic production locating her somewhere between Adele and Alunageorge.
**Lissom synth-pop sounding like Annie produced by Solvent** "The second single to arrive from Michna’s upcoming Thousand Thursday LP represents the icy, pop-touched side of the NYC producer’s eclectic sophomore album. “Solid Gold”, which features a breathy vocal appearance from MNDR, before Michna’s full-length release."
Hot on the heels of his 'Theme Music' LP with M.E.D., Stones Throw drop this 19-track, 30-minute beat suite heat from J. Rocc. It's a class session from start to finish, chucking up major highlights in the lean mutant, 'Dark Streets', the Erykah Badu flip, 'Fire Dancer' and the flanging jazz break collage of 'The Getaway (Wonkavator)'. This be one you need.
Massively hyped debut solo-effort from longtime member of the Animal collective - Panda Bear. In the midst of 2002, with much of his attention focused on his work with the brooklyn-based animal collective, panda bear stepped aside to a more intimate space to reflect upon the death of his father. The resulting young prayer, often coming much closer to classical composition than to the noise/pop experimentations of the Animal Collective, is a collection of beautifully personal and introspective songs. Young Prayer, recorded in panda bear's childhood home by animal collective member deakin … Read more
Now where the hell can I start with an album like this? You've probably already seen the hype; after leaking a few months back the blogs have been alight with rampant praise and in a real turn up for the books, this is an album that actually deserves every accolade lavished upon it. Now I won't lie to you, I'm not a huge fan of the Animal Collective - I appreciate what they're doing and the success they've had (they're now signed to Domino for goodness sake...) but it's never really done it for me. 'Person Pitch' however is a different barrel of frogs altogether, here is where Noah Lenno… Read more