Friday 12 December 2014

Days Off

Semester is over finally. Not out of the woods yet with the whole dissertation and all but whatever I'm taking a proper day off as compensation. Enjoy some choice relaxation selections from me.

José de Almada Negreiros - Black And White (1929)

Blu Mar Ten deserve an honourable mention as being one of the warmer albums I have on this winter. The opening track has been a long time favourite of mine, it's incredibly well done and a massive departure from their previous Drum & Bass shenanigans.

Said before it took me a long time to gt into Thievery because I was convinced that the Americans just couldn't do Trip Hop like us, which wasn't unreasonable given it was born out of Bristol and that. Turns out I was wrng on multiple levels. The Corp. sure don't do the moody vibes of say Portishead, but that's not what they're about. For example tey do a whole bunch of other stuff, take their most recent album Saudade for example, which is pretty much lounge come bossa nova through and through. And I totally adore the opening track:

And of course local hero of mine Nightmares On Wax is never far from my playlists. Here's one tune I missed out posting in my semi-review, was released just before the LP and only further sold me on NoW's newest. The man hardly disappoints and is by far and away one of my favourite ever dealers of chill tunes. Deffo check him out if you haven't already.

-Claude Van Foxbat

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