London/Edinburgh(Berlin) based Sequel’s latest EP Reykjavik incorporates stunning congregation of post-industrial synth sound loops with a wicked beat ranging between techno and dance pop. Amongst the various tosses and turns there are delightful interludes of psychedelic elements which take this already awesome production several notches above most other stuff in the electronic music genre. The EP, which must definitely find a place in most great playlists, is out on iTunes and here are a few sample sounds to envelope you with Sequel’s world of electronic darkness:
Park Planet’s first track of the year combines ‘voices in your head’-style vocals with a minimalist downtempo synth beat and intermittent upbeat riffs which play beautifully off one another to create a deep introspective experience which, despite the somewhat Vedder-esque expressions of the vulnerabilities of passivity, seems to never lose at least that slight hint of hope. We hope you enjoy it a much as we did:
Stand on a rock at the edge of a sea, feel the comforting sea-breeze working its magic on your elements and give in to Maxwell Demon’s soothing vocals in your earphones urging you to stay, wait and soak it all in. This new single Elision combines the great atmosphere, dreamy vocals and lilting melodies that we have come to expect from this wonderfully talented artiste. Great music at your click-happy fingertips:
Centrefolds with their wicked mix of electronic beats, dreamy synths and pulsating guitar riffs absolutely ace their new single ‘You, Me and Debauchery’. They’ve Carpe’ed way more than just the Diem here and will have you dancing, jumping, breathing fire and fuelling desire for Kingdom Come with this one:
A somewhat stylized Prodigy-like beat, thumping electro-drums and fuzzy guitars which ‘conveyer-belt’ you to an industrially degenerated Kasabian meets The Presets world. There are many moments when the “synths could be called Absynths” here and this EP is simply very very special. Band Info: Ape Men (APE|MEN) are an edgy indietronica trio from the post Iron Curtain fringes of the European Union formed in 2013. Take a bow Bobby, Petar and Ivo, this is seriously kickass.
We would like to thank our friends at Independent Music Promotions for bringing this to our attention.
Jordan James Esker created and self-released a great concept album called ‘Best Supporting Actor’ at the end of last year. This is a wonderful album, where numerous Tallahassee based and other musicians contributed their time and talents with Jordan himself contributing to the vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, pianos, Hammond organ, drums, and percussion on several tracks. We are delighted that this year and half long experiment came to fruition in the shape of this beautifully orchestrated, soulful, pleasant and very listenable album. You can find out all the details about who did what and support the artistes by making a purchase at http://jordanesker.com/. For now we would like to leave you with few of our favourite picks:
We were particularly impressed by how individual subjectivity and extreme emotion are given free expression in this dark/brooding Alt-Bluesy offering from Tuttle, whose title ‘Sturm und Drang’ is inspired by a very apt 18th century German literature and music movement. A bit of info about the artiste: singer-songwriter Clayton Elliott (who performs under the moniker Tuttle). The Penzance (UK) based Australian writes and performs music that is a mix of guitars and synthesisers, with lyrics that mix the personal and the political.
A few of the tracks from hislatest EP, that we particularly recommend:
If you like what you hear, support the artiste by making a purchase at : http://tuttleuk.bandcamp.com/. The EP can also be found on soundcloud, itunnes , etc and more info can on his work can be viewed under : http://tuttlemusic.moonfruit.com/sturm-und-drang/4587766669
We start 2015 with this wonderfully re-imagined Sinatra classic enveloping us with its warm fuzziness. This is a wonderfully easy tune and the perfect kind of smooth companion to slide into the new year.
A bit of information about the artistes: Coming off a high from their Hype Machine number 1 remix of Odesza’s “It’s Only”, Free n Losh’ve teamed up with UK multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Tyler Rix. British pop/soul singer-songwriter and saxophonist Tyler Rix, has done the kinds of things most teenagers dream of. Having played football for Premiership Club West Ham United, an internationally acclaimed model and at sixteen years old his solo classical saxophone album, ‘Ascent'(2009) with Universal Music went to number one in the Classics and Jazz chart.
“Witchcraft” showcases the perfect blend of two very unique artists from different worlds: