Friday, 3 July 2015

Colder Weekend Tunes

A stonking 10 degrees (that's Celsius by the way) colder than yesterday. And I am loving it. Before I head away for the weekend I thought I'd hook you up with more tunes to see you through.

Pam Glew - Wilderness (2013)

Been digging up more EBTG recently. They were around for a long long time and their sound evolved pretty drastically from their pop-rock debut in '84. By the mid 90's when Walking Wounded came out, they were experimenting more with electronic things but rather than go down the Trip Hop route like their collabs with Massive Attack, Drum & Bass was the order of the day. I still quite like it, admittedly I have a soft spot for 90's D&B but I think the tune is still incredibly smooth, and Tracey's voice compliments it in fine fahion.

Everything But The Girl - Before Today [click to download] |HTML5|

'Nother shout out to Yoko Kanno again for introducing me to Ilaria Graziano. She's not got much work under her belt, but her contributions to the Stand Alone Complex soundtrack are some of my favourites. Long intro type thing on this one, but stick it out because the second half of the song is sweet as.

Ilaria Graziano - From The Roof Top ~ Somewhere In The Silence (Sniper's Theme) [click to download] |HTML5|

Re-posting this A:xus tune too, becuase I am still madly in love with it and it fits the warmer weather as well as it did the cold back in January. He's well on his way to climbing my ladder of favourite house crafters, I thought he'd only had a limited output in the early 00's but even 9 years on with Suite Disappointment A:xus still has it.

A:xus - Suite Disappointment [click to download] |HTML5|

-Claude Van Foxbat

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Things I've Seen

It is hot as shit right now. And I'm ding all I can to avoid rendering videos on my rig to hopefully keep the temps down, so I had a look around to see what I had waiting for me to post. Starting with more from my recent bud Celadon City, if ever there were a time his tunes were apt it'd be now with this heat. Once again he kills it on the intro, and once again I have yet another song to add to my summer collection.

Something a little different now, got a line dropped on twitter the other day which doesn't often happen with promos for me outside of Mississippi a while back. But it works out because you have to keep your pitch punchy. I actually meant to put this up last time but it didn't fit with the techy post. A duo from a bit further south than I, with laid back 2-step garage-esque track and a video that does it's best to keep the spirit of slightly surreal dance music videos alive.

And finally one last tune from Kevatta that I could have done with last night as I hoped for a breeze to come through my window. Once again perfectly scratches my hip hop instrumental itch. Definately going to keep my eye on their feed from now on for more of this.

-Claude Van Foxbat

Monday, 29 June 2015


Apologies for the last couple cop out posts, I've been (and still am) hecka busy. But I thought I'd at least try make a proper post for once this week so here we go. Feeding my journey in animating is this lovely bunch of songs right here:

Atelier Olschinsky - A.D. 2099 - 2311 (01)

I've been re-living memories of the late 1990's when I decided to go track down the PS1 Ghost In The Shell game. Tuns out it has a whole album of late 90's techno goodness alongside it stocked with some familiar names. I must admit that before this I wasn't big on Beltram. Of course I knew OF him, but as I can remember I'd heard a few things a long time ago and not dug it, but tastes do change. If I can find some more tunes like this in his catalogue, I can have my techno itch scratched for years to come.

Joey Beltram - The Vertical [click to download] |HTML5|

Ellen Allien now, I wasn't too hot on the minimal parts of Dust, but I do adore track 4 Sun The Rain. Maybe it's my weakness for processed vocals speaking, or even my recent love of more downtempo songs but I cannot stop looping this while I work, it helps the tedium of keyframing go by that much quicker.

Ellen Allien - Sun The Rain [click to download] |HTML5|

Revisited Autechre's Anti EP too, and while Flutter is by far and away the standout track, both in terms of sound and the whole concept behind it as a protest song, the other two songs on the EP have their own merits. This one for example sounds like it could easily be a prototype for Amber (which came out that same year, and is the Autechre boys' most prolific album.) Especially on the outro, which caps the song off nicely.

Autechre - Djarum [click to download] |HTML5|

-Claude Van Foxbat

Friday, 26 June 2015

Mix Point Never

Apologies for the cop-out soundcloud post again, I'm kinda busy and all that jazz. Anyway, I thought I'd finally post one of my favourite mixes I drag out once every 6 months or so. Lopatin's output under Oneohtrix Point Never is experimental at the best of times, and when he did a mix for XLR8R I expected nothing different, there's crazy variety here, from Autechre to Kraftwerk, Kanye West to Kenji Kawai's Ghost In The Shell Soundtrack. It's very well done throughout, my personal favourites being when Virtual Crime is introduced, and later on when one of my all time favourite ambient techno tracks, Nitedrive by F.U.S.E comes in. Normally I would paste the tracklist, but like the genres on show, there's a crazy amount of variety and the numbering system only covers like half the tracks. So check out the actual soundcloud page for the tracklist!