I’ve been digging Caribou’s latest album Swim a lot lately. It’s full of easy beats and cruisy vocals, mixed with mathematically driven instrumentals. This is Jamelia, one of my favourite tracks.
By Alex Lee in New Music on Saturday 23 October 2010
With buzzing, loud sentiments of big beats and velvet-like compositions, Mr. Moustache, a 20 year-old disco and house producer from the Czech Republic, presents the core medium of electronic music with his debut EP, Female. As obscure as his name is, the Louis La Roche-inspired producer brings a memorable first impression on tracks like Big […]
Danish duo Syntaks‘ remix of Pale Sketcher’s Can I Go Now (Gone Version) employs a ‘double-time rhythm and a cloud of shoegazey guitars to bring the track to new heights’. We think it’s red hot. And it’s off the always hip Ghostly International label.
Our favourite electro label, Ghostly International, commemorated 100 releases for both the Ghostly and Spectral labels this year by reviving this 2009 mix for Self-Titled magazine. GhostlyCast #38: Michna/SV4 – Seeing Colors: Ghostly Influences by ghostly
Norwegian electro-pioneers Röyksopp have recently released Senior, the counterpart to last year’s brilliant Junior. More introspective and freeform than its poppier partner, and fully instrumental, Svein Berge and Torbjorn Brundtland recorded Senior at the same time as Junior and it finds Royksopp in musical voice. Again! Senior by Röyksopp
Prolific electronic music producer Christopher Willits has produced twenty albums in ten years — both solo and in collaboration with artists such as Ryuichi Sakamoto on 2008’s Ocean Fire. Tiger Flower Circle Sun is his second release for Ghostly International and is his most technologically complex album yet, ‘drifting skyward in a swell of ambient […]
Jenny Graf (Ex-Bride of No No guitarist and one half of noise duo Metalux) is set to release her first solo record via Wachsender Prozess out of Germany as well as distributed by Graf herself. Influenced by ragas, ’70s synth-prog, and American primitivism, Graf’s latest iteration of structure-free sample-and-electronics-driven meditation remains as non-combative as ever, […]
Already boasting an arsenal of powerful pop tunes, UK band The Chap are to release their fourth album, Well Done Europe, layered with wacky choruses and sounds that will take you on a trip to the future. As a teaser, the band has recently released a 3 minute 30 second compressed preview of the new […]
Like their hyperactive creator, Deastro’s songs can’t sit still, hopping from swooning dream-pop to gonzo TV theme songs to whisper-soft folk to crunching robot-rock, and always ringing with Chabot’s earnest tenor. [Read a Secret Playlist by Deastro, where he writes about his eight favourite songs]
Tycho is the electronic music project of San Francisco-based artist, Scott Hansen, mixing beautiful cascading melodies with glitchy beats and static coated synth lines. We have the Shigeto’s Adrift A Dream Remix single of his track Adrift [listen here] as a free download in our Music Download section [psst, it’s in the third column]
Why am I so fond of The Knife’s latest track? Yes, the opera chanting opening takes me down memory lane: reminiscent of Edea’s theme song, reminding me of childhood Final Fantasy VIII playstation days. But ultimately this collaborative effort with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock is ambitiously rich in sparkling percussion and takes the listener on […]
The beautifully hypnotic video for the Syntaks‘ song Blue Sunshine is an appropriate tribute to the pair’s approach to music-making: a wash of color, fleeting glimpses of half-remembered imagery both heavenly and apocalyptic, and vertiginous shifts in scale superimposed over its creators’ faces. [Read a Secret Playlist from Syntaks where they write about their favourite […]
Remember Fade To Grey, that seminal new romantic dance hit from 1980s. Well, neither do we. But regardless, we checked in with Rusty Egan from the group Visage and asked him about the music that is inspiring him some 30 years after Visage’s sublime moment on glory. He started with the Deadmau5 track, Faxing Berlin […]