‘Radiance and Submission,’ the newest record by Montreal’s CFCF, is a loving transmission from the in-between, a soundtrack of non-time, non-being, non-death. Featuring art by Matsuda Matsuo, its eight songs share a stunning ethereality; they quiver and glow like sunlight beaming through closed eyelids.
Adding acoustic guitar to his trademark warm synths and masterful electronic production, CFCF’s Michael Silver has made an album that plays like a dreamtime paean to ECM and Windham Hill’s catalogs of meditative folk explorations. Silver’s guitar arpeggiates sublimely throughout the record, at times sounding like a choir of otherworldly hammered dulcimers. Fragments of voices, chattering percussion, nature recordings, film samples, and Silver’s sparse vocals arise and disappear, calling from somewhere just outside the boundaries of the waking world. The album will be available on LP or as a download via Driftless Recordings on July 31, 2015 – pre-order it here.
RATATAT have revealed details of their fifth studio album ‘Magnifique,’ which will be out on July 17 via XL Recordings (out via Because Music in UK and Europe). The 14-track album includes the recently released single Cream On Chrome, which the duo debuted during their closing, headline set at this year’s Coachella. RATATAT released a video for Intro that you can check out below via YouTube.
So Stressed, the Sacramento-based post-hardcore three piece have released their new single, Apple Hill, which is lifted from their forthcoming debut album ‘The Unlawful Trade of Greco-Roman Art.’ The album will be available on LP, CD and digital download via Honor Press on May 26th. Listen to Apple Hill via SoundCloud below.
The Fall have announced their new 31st album (yep, you read that correctly) recorded in Manchester over the last year and produced by Mark E. Smith. ‘Sub-Lingual Tablet’ comprises 11 tracks and is being released in the US on CD and limited edition vinyl on June 9th – pre-order via Amazon: http://amzn.to/1cwQNtr. The vinyl features different mixes.
The current Fall line-up is as follows: Peter Greenway (lead guitar), Keiron Melling (drums), Elena Poulou (keyboards,vocals), Mark E. Smith (vocals) and David Spurr (bass).
The Chemical Brothers return with their first studio album since 2010’s ‘Further’. Their eighth studio album, ‘Born In The Echoes’ contains eleven-tracks from juddering robotic funk to unhinged futurist Freakbeat; icy spectral psych to rhapsodic analog synthetics; from euphoric spiritual acid to harmonic ambient distortion. The album is the sound of a reinvigorated Chemical Brothers creating some of the most mind-expanding music of their career to date.
As with previous Chems albums, ‘Born In The Echoes’ features a stellar cast of collaborators including previous guests Q-Tip (Go – a track that will be accompanied by a video directed by Michel Gondry) and Ali Love (EML Ritual) as well as first time visitors to the studio – St. Vincent (Under Neon Lights), Cate Le Bon (Born In The Echoes) and Beck (Wide Open). In each case, the vocals are assimilated into the music, helping to create music that’s uniquely that of the Chemical Brothers at their best.
Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann AKA Veritable pioneers of electronic music The Orb return to Kompakt with the new full-length ‘Moonbuilding 2703 AD’ – a major piece of psychedelic synth bliss, obscure loops and deep ambient textures, driven by swinging breakbeats and powerful basslines.
Or, as Alex says in his own words, it’s a solid piece of music that mutates into an eight legged lunar Land Rover and takes off into a cosmic horizon of a million sounds, patterns and textures. It spins the listener on his/her head, rewiring their brains to maximum capacity, then brings them home, sweet home.
Montreal duo Yardlets, aka Sam Goldberg Jr. (Uncut/Broken Social Scene/Hawaii/Kandle & The Krooks) and Jeff Edwards (Shot While Hunting), announced they will release their sophomore album, ‘Good Hangs’ on May 12 via Hobo Slang/WhiteWhale. Take a listen to the lead track from the record, Baby Deer via Soundcloud below.