Here’s some interesting sonical stuff for ya. These guys are a psychedelic noise rock band from the UK and this song is off their 2016 album Lucky Beast. There’s definitely a bit of interesting stuff going on in there. Have an ear gander!
Ummm I’m just going to leave this here:
“The idea for this part of the story started on a day when there was really heavy rain hitting the roof window at my old flat. I got out my binaural mics and put my head right up by the window with the big raindrops hitting all around. They made nice individual percussive noises, with great spatial positioning, so I decided to use them to seed a piece of music.
This track is the most explicit representation of the idea of emergence in the album, because the rhythm of the track is created by the raindrops in an emergent manner – I took the audio samples, mapped the transients for the raindrop hits, and then forced the mapped points towards the nearest drumming grid positions. This meant that the random raindrops were pushed into a quantised grid, and the result was that a percussive rhythm emerged, one that I hadn’t created myself, but was the closest rhythm to that particular section of rain.
I then played the sansula over this rain rhythm, and added lots of pads and saturation layers, finally with some vocal snippets from Kathrin deBoer to complete the track. Maxime Causeret selected this track to work with, under the brief to map the emergent rhythm to an exploration of emergence in living form.”
Essentially he used rain to create the foundation of the track? How crazy is that!
Max Cooper – Order From Chaos
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
Thursday already? Excellent! Have some of this! The album cover has a dogs mouth on it with that weird pink/brown gum thing they do so well. Plus some teeth, fur, and a little bit of nose. Which could be an adequate way of describing this electronic track. Oh and I should probably mention this is one of the guys from Fuck Buttons, if that’s a further indication of what to expect.
Blanck Mass – Silent Treatment
I’m pretty sure ol’ Damon Albarn is up there for one of the most prolific artists around. This is one of his side projects, The Good, The Bad And The Queen, a collaborative effort with Danger Mouse and a couple other fellas. It’s a great album, got a real good chill-out vibe, though I do feel like playing poker and walking around the Wellington waterfront after listening to it. Incidentally, this song is the Tide track for the week: “In a tide end town”. Lots of intriguing noise nuances on the album, good for headphones is what I’m saying.
The Good, The Bad And The Queen – Northern Whale
Oh yeah. I punned it. In compensation, here is this weeks ‘tide’ tune, a minimal old school number by Talk Talk. This is off the 1991 album Laughing Stock which generally makes for a pretty nice evening listen. Definitely worthy of a sipping wine and low light. Kinda gentle jazz. This song has the lyrics “And still to rise beyond the tide”. Tide…
Talk Talk – Taphead
After the madhouse weekend I had, I’ve repeatedly had the title of this song pop into my head over the last couple of days, so here it is! I’m going back a few years with this one…
Dead Can Dance – The Carnival Is Over