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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Emancipator – Wolf Drawn

27 05 2013

A chilling track from Emancipator’s debut album ‘Soon It Will Be Cold Enough’ released in 2006.

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Flume – Ezra

21 03 2013

‘I felt like I was in space with Neil Armstrong smoking a blunt’.

As terrifying as it sounds, Flume’s self-titled debut album joined the lofty heights of One Direction and co. and reached #1 on the iTunes album charts. But Wait… Relax… Before you start speedily sliding your cursor towards the big X in the top right corner of your computer screen in a manic attempt to cleanse your soul, I’d suggest you listen to this album through, for it finds itself exquisitely balancing between the polar opposites of commercial success and underground substance.





Nicolas Jaar – Angles

8 03 2013

Nicolas Jaar’s music is probably not everyone’s cup of tea. I’d say it’s more of a wild Moroccan mint tea handpicked by Arabic nomads than your standard PG Tips with milk and two sugars. Though if given a chance, this song will have your musical taste buds watering and leave you completely satisfied with its minty freshness.

‘Space is Only Noise’, Nicolas Jaar’s debut album is full of unusual musical gems. Voted the best album of 2011 by Resident Advisor, it’s definitely worth a listen.





Long Arm – When Children Sleep

26 02 2013

A personal favourite from the exquisitely beautiful album ‘The Branches’ by Long Arm. This song, among others, is available for free download here: http://www.projectmooncircle.com/releases/83

“Long Arm took up music when he was a kid. In music school he studied how to play piano. He was really impressed by a DJ’s perfomance on one of the music channels when he saw it for the first time. It was difficult to get a turntable back then, so Long Arm and his friend started making them from old soviet phonographs/record players and collecting vintage vinyl records. Long Arm devoted all his free time to listening to those records. He spent his university years writing his own tracks, playing in various bands and participating in different projects. After his graduation he began working in Intelligent genre. His lifelong passion for jazz influenced his whole music style.”





Bonobo – Cirrus

26 02 2013

A pre-release track from the Godfather of British Downtempo! Ninja Tune have announced that his new album entitled ‘The North Borders’ will be out on the 1st of April. To download a free copy of this song and pre-order the album, click on the following link to the Bonobo website: http://www.bonobomusic.com/

His next visit to London will be at the Roundhouse on May 18th, but of course, it’s already sold out.  If any of you lucky bastards with a ticket fancy selling (or more preferably giving) one to me, feel free to email me on theartchiveproject@hotmail.com