Transcendent audiophile potpourri from a year shrouded in darkness. Four records worth the time. Art by Paola Escobar.
Julianna Barwick starts to describe her experience in the male-dominated field of electronic music, but one sentence in, she interrupts herself to consider the ambiance on my end of our phone call. I live on the first floor of my building and there’s work being done on the street just outside and it’s producing a…
Merseyside’s Matthew Barnes created a 45 minute version of the Björk track. Alien alchemist weather patterns that draw a map perfectly the both of them.
The cats have learned that when Dr. Mrs. Hatrack goes to bed they get treats but they tend to extend that idea to include every time somebody goes down the hallway. Tonight it was WinnieTheWoot’s turn to be followed by the furry entourage.
Here’s a beauty by Norwegian singer Sigrid. The first few seconds sound like a blend of Lorde and Bjork, but she steps into her own thing by the time the drums kick in...and damn, do they kick in:
This song has been out for 2 months now, but I just heard it for the 1st time a few hours ago, and godDAMN! You gotta hear it!
It’s Friday, the weekend is here, so why not share some of your newest faves?
The KLF were best known in the U.S. for their early ‘90s dance hits “3 AM Eternal” and “Justified and Ancient” (the latter featured country legend Tammy Wynette singing about an ice cream van and a fictional Mu Mu Land). The masterminds of Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty, the KLF was but one of several names for their…
Contemporary torch singers. Video games. Hot guitars. Underground and mainstream. Pop stars and friends. A streaming mixtape and a best of list.
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Her we go, people! The solstice is on Wednesday, Hanukka gets rollin’ on Saturday, and then it’s Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s in rapid succession. Naturally, music is needed. Post songs for any and all of these fine festivities. :D
You know - those songs that you can’t help but sing along with whenever you hear them. Here’s a couple of mine:
12 more albums from 2016. Music and videos to stream and capsule reviews to read. Angry women and textures and stand-up. Princess Nokia vs. White Tiger
I’ve been a fan of Montreal-based duo Elsiane since I saw them give Delerium a serious run for their money at a concert in 2008. Happy to say that they’re back with their first album in quite a few years, titled Mechanics Of Emotion. You can listen to it at the link in this tweet:
Beyoncé et Solange. Both address the now. How?
What are you listening to lately?
So...The Mission are back with two new songs (album to follow at the end of this week) that dive right back into 1985: