There’s simply so much great music around right now, and I have been snapping it all up: here’s a quick summary of records & cd’s I’ve bought in the past few weeks:
Instra:Mental – Sepia Tones EP
Translucent is destined to become an all time classic. Gorgeous.
Dopplereffekt – Hyperelliptic Surfaces
Gerald Donald’s post-drexciya work is a bit hit-and-miss in places, but there’s some real gems amongst his vast back catalogue. This is a good one:
Whitest Boy Alive – Rules
Great album; full of fender rhodes, and all the tracks are very uptempo, almost verging on funky house, in a funny way. This track, “Courage” is probably the stand-out track, I just love Erlend Øye’s voice.
Empire Of The Sun – Walking On a Dream
Hot on the heals of MGMT, EOTS have a great, funky, retro sound. Lots of good strong tracks, one of those albums you can just slap on, knowing that there’s no need to skip past any duds. This track, “Half Mast”, is a bit of a grower – unapologetically cheesy but great all-the-same.
Spectrasoul – Alibi (Break Remix)
Easily the best drum & bass track released so far this year – absolutely exhilarating, gorgeous remix from the man like Break.
Takagi Masakatsu – Girls
Subtle, beautiful piano piece. Lovely stuff.