Edward Hopper - Nighthawks (1942)
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Starting off with soundtrack piece from OPN, this one's been a mainstay for around a year now and I still love it just as much every time, it's full of lush synths and other electronic goodies. Here's hoping Lopatin gets picked up for more soundtracking duties in future, he clearly has a knack for it.
Brian Reitzell & Daniel Lopatin - The Bling Ring Suite [click to download] |HTML5|
Standout midpoint from The KLF's aptly named Chill Out. Bit of an odd choice of sounds for a post dancefloor comedown record, but they make it work in top form. Fits in amazingly well with the overall 'imaginary USA roadtrip' theme the album has running throughout.
The KLF - Madrugada Eterna [click to download] |HTML5|
With the new Aphex Twin record on the horizon, now would be a good time to reflect on what is possibly the highlight of the man's career. Even after doing an in depth review on every one of his albums on Warp I still have nothing but love for Selected Ambient Works Vol. II. Considering AFX is normally known for his experimental streak, it's nice to hear him tackle something more sedate. CHeck the album out if this is your fist exposure, it's reputation is well deserved.
Aphex Twin - Z Twig [click to download] |HTML5|
-Claude Van Foxbat