FOLCLOR ABSTRACT EP
inspiriert vom rumänischen kulturerbe, sei es film, tanz oder musikinstrumente, ist folclor abstract ein blick zurück zu den wurzeln auf der suche nach einer sinnvollen zukunft.
two smooth slices of organ-bass goodness from pager resident, tiago walter, as 2x turns their colours from white to red.
Releases on CD / DVD
WAS I THE WAVE? (CD)
was i the wave? is the ophomore offering from montreal musician and producer miracle fortress (graham van pelt). miracle fortress gained international recognition in 2007 for his debut album five roses, a unique collection of psychedelic shoegazey-pop that garnered high praise from numerous outlets. it was also short listed for canadas polaris prize that year, alongside arcade fires neon bible and feists the reminder. while it bears little stylistic resemblance to his debut, was i the wave? is in some ways a similar offering, insofar as it takes us on a trip deep into van pelts unique musical mind. theres not much of an argument for calling this record indie-rock-its essentially an electronic offering--but existing fans wont find it too difficult to hear van pelts signature hooks swimming among the big synths, and deep beats. like five roses, it was created in isolation from top-to-bottom, with van pelt serving as composer, arranger, performer, producer, and engineer. taken as a product of his occasionally hermitic temperament, many of tracks here express themes of alienation, anonymity, or the desire for the assurances of intimacy.
Secret City Records
MEDICINE BABIES (CD)
no surrender sind eine brandneue heiße electro/hiphop/indie-rockband aus brooklyn nyc. no surrender haben ihre wurzeln in downtown alternative hiphop, afro-punk und electronica. sie haben sich in der szene einen riesenrespekt durch originelle mischung aus sounds erarbeitet, was auch durch ihre collabs mit dem leadsaenger tunde adebimpe von tv on the radio, radioclit (santigold, m.i.a., bonde do role), antibalas-mitgliedern, oder breakbeat king freq nasty untermauert wird. produziert hat das album ehemalige tricky-saengerin costanza francavilla, die auch afro-punks apollo heights, dj monica sharp und brando lupi & folco peroni ins boot geholt hat. somit steigen no surrender mit -medicine babies- sofort in die topliga der heißen electronica/hiphop acts aus new york city ein.
Zero Killed Music
PRAY FOR JAPAN (CD)
-all profits made from this various artists compilation cd will be donated to the relief and support efforts for the affected families in japan. with your help, we can reach out to the victims of the earthquakes and the tsunami in east japan and start to
OPEN HOUSE (CD)
driver drive faster are a new band from manchester, but you wouldnt necessarily tell. this masterful debut album presents a rich, timeworn sound that exists somewhere between americana and spectral indie rock. its crafted song-writing at its best, hinging on stirring chord sequences and moments of fragile beauty. -a review described us as misfits,- says singer/ guitarist dylan giles. -we took it as a compliment.- named open house and recorded in the shared digs in which the entire band reside, the album was a labour of love begun in late 2009, poured over in 2010 and set for release in 2011. the result is a lush, layered record that slowly draws you into its world. think mercury revs deserters songs for a new generation.
5 song ep from alt band inspired by the sounds of mars volta, muse and refused.
Best Before Records
DIAMONOYE TIOPITE L EPOQUE DE L EVOLUTION (CD)
a really well done compilation – the first of what looks to be a great label from dakar! this well researched, fully annotated collection brings together rare work by idrissa diop – a great range of early 70s material done before his relocation to france, lots of it with a great blend of senegalese and cuban elements! the rhythms are wonderful – really spinning out in these hypnotic ways, and often encouraging a bit of descarga-like jamming from the musicians, especially on the longer tracks – and the full notes in the set really helps put the music in context. titles include -caridad-, -kaele-, -massani cisse-, -fonkale garape-, -gueth-, -yaye boye-, -cintorita-, and -dioubo-.