Miwa Ogasawara - Aufgang (2013)
Aesop Rock probably isn't your first choice when you consider what we've posted before, but this one is a serious contender for me, I'm sure you'll be able to figure out why if you know me a little and pay attention to Aes' lines he lays down here.
Aesop Rock - One Of Four (Thank You) [click to download] |HTML5|
"I love you all with all that's left of me, For helping try to kill what made a mess of me."
I always Ladytron having a much more moodier output than they do. Maybe it's an Electroclash conditioning thing coming off the heels of Kittin & The Hacker's joints. Regardless, when they do go down that route it's always golden. If Gary Numan and Kraftwerk showed us anything it's that synthesizers are brilliant backings for the downbeat.
Ladytron - All The Way... [click to download] |HTML5|
"Don't want the same ghosts for company this evening"
And finally we're just going to revisit an old favourite of mine. I've written a bit about Seefeel before, granted their not everyone's bag and all but I still say this is probably the finest example (alongside Spangle from the Starethrough EP) of what they do well. This track in particular is just lush with sounds.
Seefeel - Charlotte's Mouth (Avant Garde Mix) [click to download] |HTML5|
-Claude Van Foxbat