07.12.2011

TOP 5 ADDS 7/11

Washed Out - Within and Without

washed out – within and without – just when you think you’re finally over chillwave, washed out comes out with a new album and you feel all warm and dizzy inside. don’t fight it. if ‘life of leisure’ was last summer’s jam, then ‘within and without’ is it’s snowy counterpart, glistening and melancholic, arctic and balearic. listen to ‘soft’ or ‘you and i’, and pretend you are on a train in the alps. see what i mean here?

moonface – organ music not vibraphone like i’d hoped – spencer krug (wolf parade, sunset rubdown, swan lake, etc.) returns again, with yet another weird moniker (is there a formula to these?), and if you like him, you will like him. (is that not helpful?)

pictureplane – thee physical – pulsing aerial dance beats chopped and screwed in outer space. everyone is starting to sound like shannon funchess, and pictureplane is doing the best job of it. check out ‘trancegender’ for those deep house vocals and a catchy, swelling hook.

brian eno with rick holland – drums between the bells – rick holland is a ‘thinker and a writer’, according to his blog. brian eno is an ‘ambient legend’, according to more internet.

sole & the skyrider band – hello cruel world – experimental hip-hop with appearances from lil b, xiu xiu, and pictureplane (these dudes are everywhere).
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-devra freelander

 

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