The Stranger - ‘Providence or Fate’ (from Watching Dead Empires in Decay - Mordern Love, 2013)
Welcome to the winter fog, 2008 circa 1918, 2012. Thinking about thinning memories and fragments of personal possessions scattered around on a hardwood floor. Introspective tones ring in the cool, damp air that has descended to envelop everything outside 100 meters. Days in a cloud.
It is warm, though; at least, it seems like it would be warm if all the distance could be closed.
HIDEKI UMEZAWA & MARIHIKO HARA masterfully pull apart serene piano resonance, distorted hiss and room sounds - repatching them into a hazy dream of numb approximation. Jigokuhen a gentle suggestion of hidden isolation and recoil.
And when I reblog, I reblog Spacemen 3 (two).
Also, I add some Sonic Boom because Peter Kember is the greatest:
Spray-painted records for BolloksCraft! Works in progress
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - All Lights Fucked On the Hairy Amp Drooling
Are we going to be listening to the real deal sometime in the near future? Listen to this sample of what is apparently ‘Random Luvly Moncton Blue(s)’ and ‘Dadmomdaddy’:
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So, my guts say 'It's real! Finally! This is going to be a really weird/cool experience! Toss to the wishes of the artists for whom I claim to have so much respect and admiration! I want to be inundated with MORE art!'
Damn despicable gut - when will you learn that the world does not revolve around you?
Anyway, here’s to another Holy Grail of music being discovered/shared to the adoring public. Follow the internet below to find the ongoing thread revolving around Casketjack, the Reddit user who appears to possess this rare item.
12” / DIGITAL
YOUNG TURKS, 09/17/13
FKA TWIGS is just about to set down EP2 via Young Turks (Sept. 17) and I am just spinning it repeatedly. Something about this record reminds me of the first time I heard Lana Del Ray - a ‘Video Games' remix by by Balam Acab, I think. I was upon test hearing EP2 as I was then: simultaneously drawn to murk and zone of the production and made wary by the precious vocals and tremulous sashay.
But then I listened to EP2 like a dozen times: I know I am a serious ARCA booster (the voodoo priest of murky RnB sound who worked with Twigs on this one) and his hand is well represented here. However, Twigs and Arca pair with clean harmony. When you check out Twigs’ first EP, you can definitely see how her post-triphop, neu RnB sound plays perfectly into Arca’s moody-nuance production aesthetic.
And for his part, Arca’s equilibrium jostling anti-raps (he makes a brief mumble here on B2 ‘Ultraviolet’) are nicely juxtaposed with the scrubbed agony smoke of Twigs’ voice - the balance really has the feel of collaborative ease. On EP2 this blending of Twigs and Arca into FKA Twigs is a seamless operation.
So forget the upper Lana reference. Maybe FKA Twigs doesn’t have the boom potential of LDR (and good riddance to that nonsense anyway) but what we have with EP2 is bump definitely worth kicking back to as September rolls closed.
Pick up a pre-order from Young Turks right here.
Joel Ford (of Ford & Lopatin) and Patrick McDermott started up Driftless Recordings a few months ago and we’re just now starting to get a sense of what the imprint is going to vibe like.
Just today they’ve shared the following jungle-assed piece of delay-drone from mysterious signees North Americans - colour-dreams in the extreme!
Also, check out this sampler of the forthcoming releases:
Nevermind TheMiddleEar's recent inactivity/absence - That's just me, 1:00 AM at BCR HQ3, dyeing my blacks blacker while some of the most affirmative psychedelic-noise I've heard in a long while twitters and smears in the background. Join in with me, the sky, and ASC.