Tuesday, 10 December 2013

More Recent Picks

1) Archie Pelago - 'Hall of Human Origins'

This incredible track feels both primitive and futuristic at the same time, using pounding drum rhythms and exotic samples alongside synth flourishes and exquisite production. And just when you think you can't love it anymore, you hit 2:48. I CANNOT get enough of this.

2) Submotion Orchestra - 'All Yours'

 This sounds like a gorgeous fusion of Radiohead's 'Pyramid Song' and Laura Mvula's 'She'. It proves that one simple chord progression can ensure the success of an entire song. Topped off with Ruby Woods' soulful vocals and a couple of improvisational trumpet melodies, 'All Yours' is ready to be lapped up like a fine wine.

3) Brandt Brauer Frick - 'Caffeine'

Seeing that the German ensemble Brandt Brauer Frick had recently released their new single 'Bommel', I decided to have a nose through their earlier compositions. I don't even know how to describe the genre of this music (tech/minimalist/classical/jazz are a bunch that may be relevant) but I was immediately intrigued. And the video for 'Caffeine' is squeal-0ut-loud cool. Have a watch:

4) SZA - 'Ice Moon'

There's also a revisited version of this song featuring a couple of verses by Ab-Soul that you should check out, but this one had a prettier video... 

6) Bombay Bicycle Club - 'Carry Me'

 Bombay Bicycle Club are still producing music that's immediately likeable and instantly addictive.

7) KRTS - 'Your Eyes'

I meant to blog about this AGES ago, I love it so much. I even wrote down a lot of poetic gushing about how, instead of depending on any particularly heavy drops, this music breeds a sort of euphoria that builds up in your stomach then seeps out through your pores and makes you want to dance... Then I realised it was only another one of my nonsensical tangents. That's the KRTS effect!

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