Wednesday 28 May 2008

Let's Dance, MIT, The Chap, Sigur Ros, The Happening, Gkaster, DixonBaxi, FCD Surfboards

Mp3 | Death From Above 1979 - Blood On Our Hands [ Justice mix ]
Mp3 | The Black Ghosts - I Want Nothing extended mix
Mp3 | Booka Shade - Charlotte [ Dubfire mix ]
Mp3 | Block Party - two more years [ MSTRKRFT mix ]
Mp3 | Elektrochemis - You're my kind
Mp3 | Gui Boratto - like you [ supermayer mix ]

" Coda " - Haute Areal - 2008
Electro / Punk / Experimental

German electronic music can mean one of two things– either a sometimes niche but well respected genre where its listeners can wax lyrical for hours about its heritage, or it can reference the odd dubious euro hit that has, on occasion, sauntered into our top 10. Luckily for listeners, MIT do not follow the path of the latter. However neither do they take their well referenced musical heritage and run full steam in a new and exciting direction. No, Coda is exactly as it initially promises– very electronic and very German.

Sure, so you don’t speak the language, but when MIT are shouting, you will dance. This is perhaps the most important underpinning feature that runs throughout Coda. As with many electronic masterpieces, by the end of the album, you feel that between the swirling of synths and the incomprehensible barking orders form an unnamed source, you’ve likely just been ordained into some unholy cult. Coda is not for the weak minded or singles lover, this is an all encompassing music marathon with most tracks just shy of a 5 minute run. The feeling is not epic, rather just a continuous flow that you suspect– if pesky management hadn’t stepped in– the band could’ve kept up for a few weeks solid, at least. Rock Feedback

Mp3 | Mit - Genau An Diesem Abend
Mp3 | Mit - Gibt Es Denn Keine Anderen GrЃEde

" Mega Breakfast " - Lo Recordings - 2008
Indie / Electronic / Experimental

The Chap courted a good deal of attention thanks to their odd glitch pop aesthetic, as captured on albums Ham and The Horse, but this time around they've outdone themselves, introducing their new material via the barbershop quartet-meets-Hot Chip dynamics of 'They Have A Name', only to slip into the single 'Fun & Interesting', which sounds disconcertingly like Queen in its theatrical harmonised vocal execution. In fact, seldom does something so daft sound so lovingly crafted: just listen to the big production and the sweeping strings. They're hardly befitting a song that comically boasts "my generation needs another me". Boomkat

Mp3 | The Chap - Fun and Interesting
Mp3 | The Chap - Carlos Walter Wendy Stanley

“ með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust ” - Xl Recordings - 2008
Indie / Experiemntal

Sigur Rós will be releasing their fifth album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (English translation: with a buzz in our ears we play endlessly), worldwide the week of June 23. The first track from the album, entitled "Gobbledigook," is available worldwide for free download via Sigur Ros. The video for the song is also on the website.

Mp3 | Sigur Ros - Gobbledigook

" unitxt " - Raster-Noton - 2008
Electronic / Experimental

Of all the rhythm-based music by Alva Noto, this latest batch probably marks the greatest levels of detail and elaboration. If an album like Transform was largely characterised by a strict and pristine approach to minimalism and subtlety, Unitxt presents a more complex and full-blooded exercise. The essential building blocks of the Alva Noto sound remain pared down and elemental, but there's something uncommonly visceral about Nicolai's compositional technique this time around, which while still familiar and unmistakably his work, sounds charged with renewed levels of ferocity and kinetic energy. Boomkat

Mp3 | Alva Noto - u_09-1-2
Mp3 | Alva Noto - u_08

"The Happening" will be Shyamalan's first R-rated picture, A family is on the run from an inexplicable and unstoppable event that threatens not only humankind--but the most basic human instinct of them all: survival.

Watch | The Happening

Superb Motion Design by Gkaster

Watch | Gkaster Reel

As part of their ongoing relationship with the Sci Fi Channel DixonBaxi has designed, directed and produced an atmospheric mood film on the theme of Sci Fi Movies. The ident is part of an overall Movies graphics package and an exciting development of our recent redesign for the channel.

Watch | Anything Can Happen

A Patagonia and FCD Surfboards Short Film.

Watch | A Patagonia and FCD Surfboards Short Film.

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