Monday, 25 May 2015

Bank Robbery

Even more bank holidays incoming. Strange how we have so many in the spring innit? almost as if we make 'em up to get extra time off. Of course we don't mind, that would be preposterous. Anyways, to wash the taste of my shameless plug out of yer ears, here's some more tune.

Patrick Nagel - 1446

More Vitalic because hot damn have I missed me some quality electro in my recent rotations. Have an extended version of Poison Lips from Flashmob which unfortunately got relegated to a B-Side on an EP. While it is a little long to be the album version, it should have been anyway.

Vitalic - Poison Lips (Extended Mix) [click to download] |HTML5|

Games have been back in my rotaton too, because in addition to my electro throwback I needed to go back to when chillwave was cool too. The influence of Chuck Person's Eccojams Vol. 1 is pretty obvious here from Lopatin, not that I mind much before getting stuck into all it's haziness.

Games - Everything Is Working [click to download] |HTML5|

Also reposting the UNKLE track from a while back because not only am I a thicky bobo and forgot to check the code before I posted, I'm still digging the tune in all it's depressive glory. Must remember to get more UNKLE soon, the debut LP is coming back on me something strong.

UNKLE - Lonely Soul [click to download] |HTML5|

-Claude Van Foxbat

Saturday, 23 May 2015

I Made A Thing

Hello all, I have finally gotten around to releasing my ambient project I have been sat on for some years now. Off the heels of my sc-fi binge; enjoy my futuristic themed EP thingy It's not anything amazing like, but I think some of you might be interested in hearing it,so hear you go.

-Claude Van Foxbat

Thursday, 21 May 2015

3 Years Later...

Officially handed in my last project for uni. It's out of my hands now and I'm not sure how I feel. Legitimately nothing to do for a while, and I'm going to try enjoy it before becoming an adult. But where are we in terms of music 3 years down the line? Slightly different, nothing on when I got major into Warp way back when but still. Let's 'ave a look shall we?

Indie184 - Electro Magnetic (2014)

Thought it only appropriate to one of the genres that put me here in the first place. As a wide-eyed naive 15 year old, a teenage Foxbat thought that electro house would be his bread and butter for the rest of my listening days. While that may not be true there are many stonking good tunes that take me back to the dark ages of blog crawling. The break on this Peaches track around 2:10 still gets me goin'.

Peaches - Mud [click to download] |HTML5|

Viklund continues to serve up the good stuff, even after I've sunk an ungodly amount of hours into Payday they are all still my jams. This one was a bit misleading in-game, there's no real hook to it until shit hits the fan, but when it did it's sick. I'm very much liking the techno-esque turn Viklund is taking these days, here's looking forward to what else he can bring in future.

Simon Viklund - Kicking Ass And Taking Names [click to download] |HTML5|

I desperately need to catch up on Vitalic, I took his LPs back into rotation for the first time in a while and goddamn is OK Cowboy an amazing record to come back to. It's hands-down one of the bets structured electro albums out there, and is still a prime source of jams nearly ten years later! Check out long time fave of mine Repair Machines:

Vitalic - Repair Machines [click to download] |HTML5|

-Claude Van Foxbat

Monday, 18 May 2015

Let's Cyber (Punk)

As you might have guessed based on my outpouring of love of the genre not too long ago, I dig me some cyberpunk. And one of my frequent digital haunts is explicitly devoted to sharing tunes that fit into it nicely. And It's been fun as owt, even got some of my experimental stuff in there to boot, so let's have a rundown shall we?

Syd Mead - City On A Megabeam

Honestly Yoko Kanno could be queen of this post, between her contributions to Ghost In The Shell and Cowboy Bebop there is more than enough future tune to go around. I love the more techy sounds than the jazzy vibes of the Bebop OST though, so lets have more of that.

Yoko Kanno - Velveteen [click to download] |HTML5|

Aphex has his cyberpunk moments for sure, but nothing comes close to this bit from the Analord series where RDJ lets loose with his own DIY synth, hence the track title. Imagine the cliche Hollywood hacker setup circa '87 and you can almost imagine this one there too. It helps that the tune is real nice too though.

AFX - Home Made Polysynth [click to download] |HTML5|

And of course I can't not mention one of the chief players in the ambient field. OPN's blown up in recent years but he still has quality tunes in him. This album was a massive inspiration for me when I started doing video stuff in year 2, and the closing track bears posting again.

Oneohtrix Point Never - Chrome Country [click to download] |HTML5|

-Claude Van Foxbat