Boards of Canada have revealed the first video for the track Reach for the Dead which is lifted from their upcoming album ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’ due out on June 11, 2013. The album is accompanied by a film by Neil Krug and the full tracklisting is below.
I Am A Camera have decided release a cover of Pet Shop Boys’ 1987 hit Rent as a stop-gap while they are in the studio putting the finishing touches to their debut album. In their version, they slowed the tempo down and infused their industrial sounds whilst Francesca’s vocals add an intense layer. Continue reading →
Electronic music innovators, Mouse On Mars, haveremixed Brandt Brauer Frick’s Broken Pieces, featuring vocals by Jamie Lidell. Mouse On Mars have messed around with the track and made it weird, yet still accessible. Listen to the remix below via Soundcloud.
Kraftwerk, electronic music legends, will perform a specially curated version of their 3D visual projections spectacle at the Flow Festival (Wednesday 7th – Sunday 11th August 2013) in historic Suvilahti, former power plant area, in central Helsinki, Finland this year. Kraftwerk have been amazing sold out crowds at London’s Tate Modern and New York’s Museum of Modern Art with respective residencies displaying all of their music from the past four decades juxtaposed with an awe inspiring visual spectacle.
Watch a clip of Kraftwerk playing The Robots at MOMA via YouTube below.
But it’s not only electronic music legends that represent what Flow is about: Disclosure will also be presenting their forthcoming debut album to Flow’s expectant crowds. Additionally, Nu-Disco frontliners Tensnake, Todd Terje from Norway and the queen of deep house Maya Jane Coles will be headlining the electronic stream of this exciting mishmash of musical talent.
Flow has become synonymous with bringing music from old school legends to topical newcomers, Scandinavia’s finest and a whole host of international talent. This year is no exception as artists such as Swedish duo The Knife, perform tracks from their forthcoming album. Alongside will be Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Solange, Mykki Blanco, afro beat hero Ebo Taylor, Karenn (Blawan & Pariah), Azealia Banks, Finnish electro outfit Sarah Kivi & Non Orchestra and Rough Trade’s favourite Swedes, Goat – with even more acts still to be announced.
Beyond the music, Flow offers a warm embrace of the arts, offering art displays from Scandinavia and abroad as well as showcasing art house film, cinema, lectures and an exceptional array of world spanning cuisine. There’s easily enough to keep attendees occupied, if ever spending a summer weekend in culture hub Helsinki wasn’t enough.
In honour of their landmark tenth anniversary, Flow has announced an exclusive 10% off UK ticket prices for adventurous festival-goers in search of something a little different.
Now, for the details:
Early Bird 3 Day Pass (Fri + Sat + Sun) £115 (valid until end of Feb)
Early Bird 4 Day Pass (Wed + Fri + Sat + Sun) £140 (valid until end of Feb) 3 Day Pass (Fri + Sat + Sun) £130
4 Day Pass (Wed + Fri + Sat + Sun) £150
+ additional sellers fees.
The capacity is 6,000 for the opening concert and 20,000 per day for the weekend
Line Up So Far:
Ebo Taylor & The Odapajan
Jupiter & Okwess International
Maya Jane Cole
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Of Monsters And Men
Sarah Kivi & Non-Orchestra
Italy’s Tying Tiffany will release her new EP, “One” which is full of buzzing synths, minimalist vocals, and infectious beats on March 12th via ZerOKilled Music.
Opening track One Second is a straightforward and minimalist track with a catchy, repeating chorus and droning electronic beats. Creepy and screeching synths add the perfect layer that takes this track to an eerie level.
Take a listen / download One Second below via Soundcloud.
The tracks on the EP all start their titles with “One” and the second track is One Girl, with a pulsing beat and attention-grabbing chorus that are highly danceable. One Place features dense layers of bass-heavy synth, twisting and turning beneath Tying Tiffany’s vocals. The eerie One End closes the EP with a jolting, erratic rhythm and murmuring vocals that linger long after the track comes to an end.
Tying Tiffany will bring her live show to the US with performances at SXSW and in NYC this March – see dates below.
US Live Dates:
3/15: SXSW- Austin, TX, details TBA 3/17: Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
Young Galaxy have announced details of their fourth LP, “Ultramarine”, which will be released via Paper Bag Records on April 23rd. The album was made with electronic producer Dan Lissvik in Gothenburg, Sweden, at Lissvik’s studio which was very different from the recording of 2011′s Shapeshifting; this time the band stood in a room with Lissvik, playing their instruments and every song was sung by co-founder Catherine McCandless. Watch a teaser for the album below via YouTube.
“In being away from home we felt like we could risk more,” McCandless says. “Take bigger chances. Things we didn’t think would work, we tried anyway.”
According to the label, “Ultramarine” is more direct than previous Young Galaxy records have been, with songs of azure longing, Young Galaxy haven’t lost their other aspect: a willfulness, a purposeful independence, and a sense of darkness, unilluminated. As lighthearted as “Ultramarine” can be – as much as you can dance to it – there is also something elemental, something underneath.
1. Pretty Boy
2. Fall For You
3. New Summer
5. Hard To Tell
6. What We Want
7. Out the Gate Backwards
8. In Fire
9. Privileged Poor
10. Sleepwalk With Me
The Horrors have announced the release of a limited edition box set, “Higher”, which features complete re-workings of songs from their album “Skying”. The songs are reinterpreted by a an amazing cast of artists including Blanck Mass, Connan Mockasin, Peaking Lights and Seahawks. It is available now for pre-order but will be released in March 2013. You can stream the whole album below (if you don’t see it right away, give the page a refresh).
Tom Furse said the following about the box set - ”We were driving through the deserts of California when we hatched the plan to release a boxed set of the singles from Skying, unaware that it would balloon into the monster that it did. We started off small, just one version per single. However, through chance encounters and wanting to involve more people whose music excited us, the box soon grew into an impressive collection of sonic tapestries and hypnotic grooves and it became apparent that this was no longer about the singles. It was now about this new music which had used the different elements of Skying as a springboard to other ideas. We encouraged everyone involved to be as obtuse as possible, to get as far away from the original source material as they could. The results are stunning, and I think it’s just a shame we couldn’t have done more.
The box set contains 4 x 12″ vinyl, 2 x CD and 1 x DVD.
12″ Vinyl One:
A1. Still Life
A2. Still Life (Connan Mockasin Remix)
B1. Still Life (Still Living Still Giving Cherrystones Remix)
B2. Dive In (The Pressure Ridges)
12″ Vinyl Two:
A1. I Can See Through You
A2. Monica Gems (Daniel Avery Remix)
B1. I Can See Through You (Blanck Mass Remix)
12″ Vinyl Three:
A1. Changing The Rain
A2. You Said (Peaking Lights Dub U Mix)
B1. Comes In Waves (Seahawks Skying Suite)
12″ Vinyl Four:
A1. Moving Further Away (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
B1. Moving Further Away (Andy Blake World Unknown Mix)
1. I Can See Through You (Blanck Mass Remix)
2. Monica Gems (Daniel Avery Remix)
3. Still Life (Connan Mockasin Remix)
4. You Said (Peaking Lights Dub U Mix)
5. Still Live (Still Living Still Giving Cherrystones Remix)
6. Moving Further Away (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
1. Comes In Waves (Seahawks Skying Suite)
2. Moving Further Away (Andy Blake World Unknown Mix)
3. Dive In (The Pressure Ridges)
4. You Said (JTC Remix)
5. Wild Eyed (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
6. Moving Into Blue (Seahawks Skying Suite)
Still Life Video (Directed by Oliver Murray)
I Can See Through You (Directed by White Rabbit)
Changing The Rain (Directed by Pete Fowler)