Well it took little to no convincing that I should own that Lidell Townsell I left you with last week. In my search, I found some fantastic contemporary releases from Chicago house labels Argot and Stripped & Chewed. Garrett David and Adam Rowe really stand out with their tune “Sound Space,” percussive with some lovely stabs open up for a beautiful journey into soundscape sure to compliment your morning coffee or evening wind down. Getting very excited for Dorsi Plantar’s return to Better Listen Records next week with the Tack Farsen EP as well, all previews are up on SC for your listening pleasures. I’ll keep it sweet and end it there so there’s more time to refresh my pending Discogs order though. Peace y’all!
Floaty, that’s what I need right now, so I’m peering into the past, and recalling some dreamlike mirage’s such as, Intastella who appeared on the suitably titled Heavenly Records in it’s peak. Their track ‘People’ sticks with me, with it’s deluxe ebb & flow and the ernest Beatles interpolation. In this mist, i’m also reconnected with Back To The Planet. As part of the crusty post-rave druggy-folk scene in the mid 90’s , they could be easily overlooked. However, tracks like ‘Sleepless Nights’ successfully cram in so many influences tastefully, they were in a different class to many of their contemporaries, and opened a glittering path for School Of Seven Bells. Waking up in the present day, let’s rely on Mitch von Arx to help us navigate the fuzzyness. With some deft structure and production, the Project Mooncircle debut ‘Pyramids’ is going to ask you to about your feelings and then explain them for you in ways you’ll never be able to repeat. Well worth a grab on bandcamp is ‘Strength‘ new from Waajeed, and featuring Ideeyah on exquisite vocals. Alright, thanks, bye, take a bath! x
Y'all, I'm loving everything about this new Ciel. Hundred Flowers Groove, from the forthcoming EP of a similar name, takes an infectious percussion and bassline foundation, and sends you soaring with a lead that's equally as hard to get out of your head. Just look at how pretty the artwork is too! Pre-orders are up on Coastal Haze's bandcamp. The newest Naivetape from the Polish DJ, Monster, has been getting me through the daily monotony as of late. The mix clocks in at just under an hour and forty, but lord, it's everything techno, to house, light hearted, to tough as nails, rave to trance, with a nice helping of acid throughout. Check out the whole thing over here. Oh and Nachtbraker's album came out this week, I'm enjoyin' the flavors on that one so far too, especially the loopy, disco tinged 'Flambo'. Peep the full album here. Till next week!