Wednesday, 4 May 2016

That Time Again

George Stefanescu - Harlequin’s Sadness (1978)

Been a surprisingly fine couple of weeks but it looks like that downbeat train has pulled into the station again. Shan't dwell too long mind, onto some Massive Attack to start. Del Naja's delivery remains on point, and the slightly unnerving instrumentation certainly helps deliver that classic Massive darkness.

Massive Attack - Atlas Air [click to download] |HTML5|

Since we're talking vocals, lets pay Karin Dreijer a visit. Those of you who are regulars will know she's pretty far up there when it comes to my favourite voices. Here's The Kinfe's live version of Heartbeats in which the sibling duo absolutely nail it.

The Knife - Heartbeats (Live) [click to download] |HTML5|

And finally my all time favourite from Kenji Kawai's soundtrack to the original Ghost In The Shell. The entire album is a masterpiece of dark ambient, but Nightstalker (and the scene it plays over) pretty much summarise the entire atmosphere in just under 2 minutes. A gorgeous piece that I definitely recommend.

Kenji Kawai - Nightstalker [click to download] |HTML5|

-Claude Van Foxbat

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Clashing Again

Time for my bi-monthly return to binging on electroclash and pretending it's still 2003. So enjoy a big 'ol dump of what I've had on for however long its been. Kicking off with ADULT. Don't often mention them when I do these, but I really should more often, here's one that I'm pretty sure is in the dictionary if you look up electroclash.

Lest we forget Felix Da Housecat who is partially responsible for me going diggin' in the electroclash scene as it is. I really wanted to put Tiga's remix up here but it's not embeddable for somereason? Miss Kittin's verses remain the quintessential version anyway, and I was treated to an extended mix I hadn't heard before from the man himself.

ANd also let's not forget the slight evolutions in sound over time. I love me some punky techno electroclash don't get me wrong, but I also adore the more sedate after the dancefloor lullabies that came later. Miss Kittin is also involved with a lot of those too, and this one is by farand away my favourite mix of the lot.

-Claude Van Foxbat

Thursday, 28 April 2016

The Latest

Apologies again for the dry patch, it's been a busy week! BUT good news is me and Adam actually got done our pet project so expect to see that soon! And more good news is that I've been keeping tabs on music so I haven't had to scratch the barrel for this one. So, to make up for that enjoy the latest from Abbrev. Reminds me a lot of Tri Repeate Autechre this one actually, and that's a very good thing indeed. I had the same idea of using misprinted tickets back n uni but nothing ever came of it so I gotta respect that. I'll be sure to mind the gap next time (pun not intended).

-Claude Van Foxbat

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Wise From Your Gwave

Let the days catch up again, apologies cos it's been a busy weekend but on the plus side me and Adam are meant to be sortin' out out pet project again later today so you got that to look forward to. In the mean time have a cross section of the latest tunes from our writing pal Evan.

-Claude Van Foxbat