weekly listening, a day late than normal but no less
pointless profound pointless profound
01. Robel Synthesia - 52
02. The Weeknd - 42
03. Code Pie - 40
04. Evenings - 38
05. Roll The Dice - 31
06. GuMMy†Be▲R! - 26
07. Jon Porras - 24
08. Field Dress - 22
09. Monsters Build Mean Robots - 15
10. Luke Abbott - 14
10. In the Shadow of the Mountain - 14
1 – Better than his first release earlier this summer. Updated chillwave. It's very nice indeed, and totally randomly has a song with a rainforest/jungle noises sample that is the exact same one that my baby's monkey alarm clock has.
2 – new mixtape/album is excellent. Full of great moments, phrasing, samples, soul and attitude. Kid could go far, whoever he/it/they/she is.
3 – Terrible name but good colourful pop music from Montreal.
4 – Not sure why this hasn;t registered more plays, it;s all I'm listenign to. Maybe the ipod's inconsistent scrobbling is to blame. Essential bedtime listening, totally dreamy. Lost a lot of the bouncy beats from last year's North Dorm ep, focussing heavily on the hypnagogic pop soporifics.
5 – An awesome band.
6 – New Ep about to be released on Disaro. His strongest yet for me, even bette than the Spectral Analysis ep.
7 – Undercurrent on Root Strata. Mesmerising.
8 – Crazy technicolour psych garage noise pop blow out. I think they literally threw everything the had at the wall and taped the results.
9 – I've been waiting 5 years for their second album, and they've finally dropped it: WeShouldHaveDestroyedOurGeneralsNotTheirEnemies. It's post-rock, if you couldn't tell from that title. And Lo it is good.
10a – Holcomb Drones. Up there with the Andy Stott album for electronic album of the year?
10b – Animal Collective / Deerhunter psych dream pop. Played it the last couple of mornings so not really got the chance hear it properly.
Weeknd's Cocteau Twins cover: