Wednesday 26 November 2014

Workin' 2: Electric Boogaloo

Oh man the days are sneaking up even quicker, I almost forgot to do a new post. Here's some of today's tunes for your enjoyment.

Indie184 - Sublime

Still loving the newest Moderat LP; the opener was the first I heard of it with that promo animation and it's still as good as ever, here's hoping for more from Apparat and the Modeselektor boy soon!

Fitting songs time, only I miss having some leeway with free time and not having a dissertation to write and oh god my life is falling apart. Have some Lykke Li to make it all better.

A friendly reminder that Omni Trio is amazing at what he does. Who doesn't love a good slice of old school chilled Drum & Bass? I certainly needed it at this point in the week, so here it is for all y'all.

-Claude Van Foxbat

Sunday 23 November 2014

Gloomy Sundays VII

Skipped out on a couple of these, but I'm back now with even more tunes to drag you down before monday, So without further ado let's get started.

John Lautermilch - The Decision (2009)

More UNKLE with well known sad boy Thom Yorke on vocals. There's nothing really like it on the album, but that's not to say it's bad it's just a bit of a left from the trip-hop vibes of the rest of the LP.

Winter means more OPN. Nothing like analogue ambient brilliance to see the cold in. One of the shorter bits from Rifts though it feels like it lasts an eternity. Lopatin keeps its sedate here, there's no surprise arpeggios or descent into noise like some of his other tracks, just lush sounds throughout.

David Firth of Fat-Pie fame has been making a splash as of late with animating a video for Flying Lotus and all, few people seem to know he also does music under many a psudeonym. Much like his cartoons there's often a dark streak in them.

-Claude Van Foxbat

Friday 21 November 2014

Ilictronix Radio 2(EVK Radio 3)

Konnichiwa Reader senpai

This is EVK RADIO 3

A bit more heavy hitting than the last go round, after all the whole world loves some 808s.

Shouts to Claude for the art!

Be Easy,


Thursday 20 November 2014

Workin' Workin'

Hello I have been working all day on videos and PDFs here is some music that has seen me through those tasks and also some art for your eyeballs.

Syd Mead - Costume Concept for Yori (Tron)

Roulé remains a top quality source of house for y'all to enjoy. Especially when it's got one half of Daft Punk behind it. Here's Together again, best put to use in the encore for Alive 2007. Still a solid track on it's own tho.

Jazz is always good. Who doesn't like smooth jazz? Here's some from Squarepusher. Not much like this on the album sadly, but what there is a joy to listen to. 'Pusher is very flexible when it comes to sound, and tracks like this only make that more apparent.

Along that same line, nobody can hate Ambivalence Avenue, the LP is just so well done that I still have it in regular rotation since I got in in '10. Here's a solid exhibit of a Bibio instrumental, if you did it go and listen to the full LP, you won't be disappointed.

-Claude Van Foxbat

Tuesday 18 November 2014

You've Got Red On You

Been waiting to make this post for a long time. you know Weebl? of Badger, Badger, Badger and Amazing Horse fame? well for a long time he's been running a fictional synthpop group dubbed Savlonic. He's got a well documented love for bands like Ladytron, and the main character of the band is even based on Ron Mael of Sparks so that should give you some pointers in terms of sound.

Now it goes without saying that like all things Weebl these are essentially parody tunes, but some of them could pass for more serious ones. It's kinda a shame really cos he has a knack for catchy tunes and if he really wanted to could easily make a serious record. Still love them as they are though, there's some amazing lyricism that makes for some non-sequitur verses. Have a selection of my favourites from their recently released kickstarted album Red:

Get Savlonic's debut Red here:
Weebl's Shop

Saturday 15 November 2014


Hello all, gap in my schedule so I can lay down an actual post and not just some soundcloud players. Full winter mode engaged as practically every single piece of upbeat music I own has been put away for storage, here's what I got on ATM:

Jeremy Mann - Rooftops In The Snow

100th Window is essentially perfect for this, a much more cold and artificial experience then say Mezzanine was. The dark patch the band was going through reflects very well in most of the LPs tracks. The intro for this one is gorgeous, and Massive's regular vocal guest Horace Andy shines bright too.

Winter wouldn't be complete without OPN now would it? Every December since my first listen back in 2010 I dust off the Rifts compilation and warm myself up on that sweet analogue fuzz. The opening track is the one that sold me, and one that still stands tall in my stack of ambient to this day. A perfect introduction to Oneohtrix Point Never if you're new, check out the Rifts compilation for more, they re-issued it a couple years ago with some extra tunes.

Re-visiting Röyksopp's output after my last post has been a great experience. Tucked away on the end of The Understanding is this gorgeous tune which gives me the same warm fuzzies that they did with Sparks from Melody A.M. back in 2001. As a penultimate track it's almost perfect. I wouldn't say it summarises this album's content so much but that's fine by me, I do love when they end on a downtempo note.

-Claude Van Foxbat

Thursday 13 November 2014

Ilictronix Radio PT UNO(EVK radio pt 2.)

Suggested listening pose

This is Earl. Also EVK. Also Evan.
Anyway welcome to the first of many mixes by moi, track-listing is provided. 

- Earl

Monday 10 November 2014

It All Ends

Some of you in the know may have seen that my two favourite Scandinavian music folks are calling it a day, I expected it of The Knife after they went on the massive tour they were doing considering they last did it in 2006 on a way more local scale. I can deal with that, Silent Shout is one of my top ten albums and they've had a good run. But the other one is hitting me surprisingly hard...

I honestly didn't expect Röyksopp to be calling it so soon, I mean they were just gearing back up with the Late Night Tales and Robyn collab and whatnot. They're calling The Inevitable End, and wave goodbye to "the traditional album format" and they said they'll keep making music. And I certainly hope so, Röyksopp have been on my music radar since 2001 and I don't know how I feel about such a big cornerstone of my listening history to just suddenly stop, they've seen me through a lot over the years.

However if this is it for albums, I do think the album is a fitting end to the project, it's the perfect blend of their vibe with just a small hint of bitter-sweetness and a bigger focus on lyrical content. Think What Else Is There? and you're about there. Now excuse me while I reflect on 10+ years of Norwegian electronic and maybe cry a little.

-Claude Van Foxbat

Friday 7 November 2014

Friday Quickie (Link broken as of 2020)

Seems Oizo's been causing a stir by releasing another thing on FlyLo's Brainfeeder label. He set things straight on twitter tho saying quote: "hey internet freaks, I never left Ed Banger Records !!! I just joined BRAINFEEDER ! nothing's wrong !". not an unexpected move after FlyLo's obvious love of Oizo what with re-issuing his second LP on vinyl on Brainfeeder and that. Check out the snippets they put up the other day here, it's shaping up to be another twisted slice of Oizo goodness!

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Winter Is Coming

Sorry for the sparse posting but I'm sure you all understand after the last one why I took a little bit of a break. In more upbeat news Clark has a new LP out and it is killer. If you're new to clark start here, move on to Body Riddle and never look back, he effortlessly dances between beautiful ambient and lush sounds to what I best heard described as Melodic Grit. The guy is as serious contender for my favourite warp act of all time along with the many other classics they have on their roll.

-Claude Van Foxbat

Sunday 2 November 2014

Gloomy Sundays VI

Isidro Escamilla - Virgin of Guadalupe (1824)

This Sunday I actually have a reason to be gloomy. No one should have to see their friend put in the ground, especially one who probably lived more than the rest of us combined. But here we are anyway. So long J, I'll always remember you for never giving a shit about what anyone thought of your opinion, being the first person to show me John Martyn and your love of tattoos and body art. Thank you for being a friend and thank you for being there when I first arrived and had no one. I was a boy then but now I'm a man. Thanks for all the good times and I'll see you on the other side.

-Claude Van Foxbat