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Flourish // Perish by Braids is really nice. A lot of interesting/textured production. Some nice downtempo ambient things happening, but also moments in which I found myself dancing a little in my seat. And I dig most of what Raphaelle is doing with her voice. They impressed me when I saw them open for Asobi Seksu in 2011, and they continue to impress with this album.
The Factory Floor record is fantastic. They get into these real deep, locked in grooves, but instead of using vocals to move the track forward, they use them to distract and disorient the listener. It was a bit off-putting at first, but I grew to love it quite quickly. It was definitely more bizarre than I was expecting, but it is definitely one of the best and most interesting EDM albums of the year. (If Factory Floor qualifies as EDM, that is. I am just not sure anymore).
Factory Floor is just fucking awesome. I am so so excited to listen to this one. When they finally do a US tour you absolutely cannot miss them. They put on one of the best sets I've seen.
I saw Factory Floor at ATP UK in 2011 and they killed it. I had never heard of them before and they worked the audience into a frenzy. That is the only time I had listened to them, and I kind of forgot what they sounded like, so I was kind of expecting a more straight forward dance album. Instead it is one that challenges the genre and does so with fantastic results.
I'm sooooooo happy that album is finally here. Excited to listen.
Cold Cave have released four singles over the last year; if they released just a 9-song comp of these tracks I would see it as on par with their previous albums. My favorites are "A Little Death to Laugh" and "God Made the World" but they're almost all strong.
I never heard of these guys until yesterday but everything I have heard, I have really enjoyed. Reminds me of Explosions in The Sky meets Local Natives meets elements of Sigur Ros.
EF - Ceremonies
Stream album here.Quote:
2013 marks the 10 year celebration of EF’s existence and what better way is there than to celebrate this with the release of their 4th studio album! We’re happy and proud to announce that "Ceremonies“ will be released in September.
In autumn of 2012 the band released a glimpse of their ever evolving sound on the 10“ vinyl EP "Delusions of grandeur“, to rave reviews in both the alternative press and the metal media – the sound of that EP hinted at a new beginning; a potential infatuation with pop-ish song efforts? This is one of EF’s greatest strenghts. They appeal to both bearded indie rockers, horn throwing metal heads and intensely staring post-rockers at the same time. They can be heavy and fragile simultaneously, and they are not affraid to push their own boundaries.
"Ceremonies“ is once again an expedition through the landscape of sound that EF conjures up with great efficacy. Their love of melody and harmony alive, carried by heavy rythms, only to be dispersed into a sonic aurora borealis; with improved vocal and orchestral arrangements including more strings, horns, piano and even the use of synthesizers. And, once again given the carefully sculpted mix production by Magnus Lindberg (Cult Of Luna).
Fans of all-instrumental/post-rock should check out Origins by God Is an Astronaut (I know....typical post-rock band name). There's some nice texture to it, but it's actually a little more upbeat than the output of many bands in that genre. Some songs have electronic elements mixed in. The album is also easily digestible, as it's 53 minutes and the longest song clocks in at 5:11. Nothing groundbreaking, but it's pretty enjoyable.
Yeah, i listened to that the other day and quite liked it. Will need to listen more to digest. I would say it is for fans of Errors and 65daysofstatic
Yeah, the new God Is an Astronaut is good stuff. And for the uninitiated they've actually been around for a while. Origins is their sixth album, and it's very much in line with their earlier work.
If you like Teenage Fanclub, Weezer and Guided By Voices but enjoy those things in bite-sized, really catchy chunks, you will love Tony Molina, who is fucking awesome. Listen to/buy his record, Dissed and Dismissed. It is really great.
I'm glad I gave Tales of Us by Goldfrapp a chance. I was expecting something real poppy, perhaps with a ton of synth, which isn't completely up my alley. What the album actually was, though, is totally my thing. Soft, yet beautiful and interesting. And I'm a sucker for strings, which Goldfrapp incorporates very well into this album. This is maybe my surprise of the year so far.
Yeah, they really change it up from album to album.
They've grown a lot from release to release, which is pretty refreshing for a newish drone act (I don't actually know if it's one person or 2 or a group). I need to revisit that one, but there is definitely a lot going on.
The albums from Factory Floor and Chvrches definitely did not disappoint. Still bummed I couldn't get into Factory Floor's set at ATP and was too tired to see them at Primavera at 4am.
Jury is still out for me on the Chvrches album as a whole, but when it hits its mark the thing shines. "Lungs" and "Tether" in particular are standouts for me.
The new Delorean album sounds exactly like the last Delorean album.
All the Chvrches album did for me was make me realize that I'm kind of sick of Chvrches already. Bummer.
I have managed to not hear a single Chvrches song yet (that i am aware of anyway), so i am curious.
Also, i am only finishing the second song, but this Factory Floor album is definitely as good as everybody has been saying.
The Ariana Grande album is some infectious pop/rnb. I love it
Also reeeeaaaaaally enjoying this Factory Floor album and the Weeknd album. I've only listened to each twice thru so i need to let them sink in.
Julia Holter's album as well. Really enjoying it but haven't listened enough to let it sink in.
Holy Ghost! hit my sweetspot. Everything I wanted from them and more.
Volcano Choir isn't new, per say, their first release was back in 2009.
Ah my b, new release*