My girlfriend and I had a music night the other day and this is one of the songs she played. I like it when you listen to a song and immediately think, I want to hear that again. You know that something is really going right. I think Grimes is this generations answer to Björk, she has the same kind of strange experimental music, slightly otherworldly vocals, and seems to just operate on a different level to most other musicians. And she’s a bit weird too. For example she has a new album coming out in Feb next year (Miss_Anthropocene) which is about a demon that lives in space and loves the thought of an apocalypse… Yeah, ok. This track is one of the singles she’s recently dropped, and I’ve really enjoyed it’s ethereal nature. I think I prefer the edited version but can’t seem to find that one on youtube, so here’s the full length. Do yourself a favour and play it but don’t watch the visualiser.
Grimes – So Heavy I Fell Through The Earth
This chap has a new album dropping tomorrow and I for one am pretty interested in seeing how it turns out. This track is an interesting combination of chill out and shredding. The words I’m looking for… feel good instru-metal? There’s definitely an uplifting vibe to it. If I remember rightly, the dude just quit his job to focus full time on his music, and best of luck to him. Keep up the stellar work!
I Built The Sky – Up Into The Ether
Given how I’m spending most of my days recently, either in a job hunting fugue, or an artistic wormhole, I’ve got my head down and my attention is being absorbed by the task at hand. I need some good focus music for this, and today I present a track from one of my new go-to albums. I’ve had some of their previous albums on spin for night walking and times of contemplation, being a blend of gentle piano notes and electronic percussions, this stuff is pretty damn well suited to this kind of thing. The band is called Tangent (not to be confused with Tangents or this Tangent, both from Australia strangely enough), and they are from the Netherlands where they are seemingly busy assembling soundscapes and sonic journeys for our fortunate ears, so break out those headphones! This is off of 2018’s highly recommended album Approaching Complexity, and I especially like the whispers of voice that you hear snatches of in this song.
Tangents – Awaken
I’ve decided the best way of coming up with titles for my posts is to pilfer words from the clutter on my desk. Let’s see how that goes. In other news, here is a song that I should have put up yesterday but completely forgot about. My bad. This is off SOHN‘s latest album Rennen. It’s got the feels! It’s a nice uncluttered sound – simple drum beats, a bit of keyboard with occasional electronic flourishes, and understated vocals. What’s not to like?
SOHN – Signal
Hey it’s monday. So why not get your groove on to this sweet jazzy number. I feel like it’s been some time since I put any jazz up but this seems like a pretty worthy track to break the silence. DRKWAV is a 3 piece band hailing from… somewhere in America. They’re pretty coy about their location, so just listen to the music and be transported. You might like to note hints of Psychedelia in there as well for a fun time.
DRKWAV – SCARS
This song is giving me flashes of a whole bunch of different artists and it’s bugging the crap out of me, maybe a bit of a Nick Murphy crossed with Arthur Russell vibe? Yeh that’s pretty obscure… I don’t know James Vincent McMorrow but this is a pretty nice track I gotta say. Off his 2016 album, We Move.
James Vincent McMorrow – Rising Water