HVOB – Always Like This (Andhim remix) (Archive)

1 08 2013

 





Isolee – Allowance

31 07 2013

On Saturday the 28th of July at round 7:35 am in Dalston, London, after a night of 1920’s dress, roulette table-ing, vodka martini’s and electro swing jives, I slumped and glided to the sound of Isolee’s “Allowance”. It has such measure, such grace, such balance, teetering and tormenting. The piano echoes, holding you, sustaining you, massaging your mind and your soul. You drift and drop to the non-stop melodic felony. Yet, there is an undercurrent of grit, a shutter sound that holds the piece together. When I heard this, I felt liberated, I felt unified, I felt at peace. So sit back and enjoy, if you ever need a post jam tune, this is the one.

KB.

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Kleerup – Until We Bleed

16 07 2013

Love at its most fragile and somber. This song seems to leave a real emptiness in the air. A tragic melancholy is created, as we listen to the vaporous voice of Lykke Li, hypnotising us into submission, placing us into a straightjacket, a hostage to the music, held in suspension. You feel a pain and anguish, yet it is this anguish that makes this track so captivating. The song’s meaning seems to be centered on addiction whether that is individual addiction or dealing with the strains of addiction within a relationship. There is a beautiful subtlety as Kleerup mixes vocal, with electronic and instrumental, you feel simultaneously unnerved and yet calmed, empty but whole, an unsatisfied satisfaction.

KB.

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Blue Sky Black Death – Shoot You Dead

7 07 2013

For all of you suffering from illnesses, hangovers or comedowns, just sit down relax and allow this lofty, silky track sooth you into relaxation. Allow the eerie sound echo; allow the whispering voice whirl in your mind. The space between the living and the dead.

KB.

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NIcolas Jaar – Variations

1 07 2013

On these long, warm summer evenings I like to sit in my garden with a beer and a cigarette, listening to some more downbeat tracks. The perfect artist to come to mind is the exciting Nicolas Jaar. The album “Space is only Noice” is a incredible experience, haunting and beautiful, Jaar takes you on a slow, whimsical voyage, simultaneously unnerving yet comforting, with his interesting combinations of sound. The song “Variations” is one of a handful of amazing tracks, on this truly complete album. To view more of Nicolas Jaar check this:

https://theartchiveproject.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/nicolas-jaar-angles/

KB.

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Fritz Kalkbrenner – Facing The Sun

6 06 2013

Think summer; think sunshine, think sunglasses, think sun cream. Fortunately, in London town the sun has come out to play. Unfortunately for me, I have tonsillitis and am stuck in my steamy cesspit that is my bed… However I have somehow been able to wrench the gloriousness of the sunshine outside, inside. You ask how? Fritz Kalkbrenner’s – Facing The Sun has made my current predicament far more encouraging, its upbeat rhythm and melodic tones serenade. So, if you are in the sun then play this, slip and sink into this smooth sound of summer.

From the album “Here Today Gone Tomorrow”.

Fritz Kalkbrenner





Moby – Porcelain

27 05 2013

An introspective classic. ‘If this doesn’t move you, you probably have no pulse’.

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