Category: electronica

Outfit – Thank God I Was Dreaming

Although the central hook is one step shy of fantastically memorable the surrounding electro/vocal patter is gorgeous. And this from a Liverpool band that certainly lean on an 80’s template without ever descending into sticky pastiche like many of their […] 

Desert – Desert

If you’re wondering what the strange lyrics are let me put you out of your misery as (the Minty Fresh bound) Desert sing in Catalan. Comprised of Cristina Checa and Eloi Caballé this Barcelona duo came together in the wake […] 

Satchmode – Old Fears

Few songs so easily slip into consciousness as this one from L.A. duo Satchmode. They are fresh out of the blocks and appear unencumbered with having to sound like anyone else apart from themselves. The result is their debut track […] 

Axel Boman – Fantastic Piano

As well as being the last gasp of a world infected with politeness and efforts concentrated on tasks not entirely attention grabbing Friday evenings offers an opportunity to dally on something a bit different. A little diversion that is an […] 

Spirit Spine – Atlantic Downs

No it’s not a lost Ian Brown track, instead it features the voice and arrangements of one Joseph Denney who last year created a minor classic in ‘Atlantic Downs’. It sank without trace which would be funny if it weren’t […] 

Washed Out – It All Feels Right

Ernest Greene makes music for the summer time, or more specifically (for those of us in wet climes) for days when the sun beats down and the only activity worth attempting is 40 winks. Whether he can make the smooth […] 

Camp Counselors – Attean (Feat. Psychic Twin)

What is a Lefse anyway, a bad right turn? Never thought to ask myself until this evening after arriving upon another delight from the venerable Californian record label of the same name. For the last few years I don’t think […] 

Tracey Thorn – Swimming (Visionquest Remix)

How to choose the perfect summer track to compliment the exotic conditions being sported across this green (turning patchily brown of late) land of ours? By switching to an unexpected source of course, namely ex Everything But The Girl singer […] 

Germany Germany – Just Go (ft. Steffaloo)

Given the night that’s in it here is a song from Germany Germany. Not a German in sight mind, just Drew Harris from Canada. And what a pioneer Harris is, making sweet electronica and involving himself in internet projects that […] 

Winter Sport – Northern Summer

What a strange and rather fabulous song. Full of contradictions that extend from its title to the band who made it and from the mix of plodding 80’s percussive techniques to the slinky 21st century laptop laser guided gestures. The […] 

Lapland – Unwise

Mostly because we’re fans of that Northern outpost and its inhabitants Lapland would have appeared here even if his entire output consisted of the analogue recordings of a longnailed old lady with a fetish for shredding decommissioned blackboards. As it […] 

Mogwai – George Square Thatcher Death Party (Justin K Broadrick Reshape)

I’ll be honest and admit that I never ventured beyond ‘Rano Pano’ and ‘San Pedro’ for Mogwai’s last album ‘Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will’. Typical of the malaise in their output I scoffed and without much more evidence […] 

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