Reviews

Thriftworks, “Fade”, EP. Out November 3 2014

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thriftworks 75Thriftworks, “Fade”, EP. Out November 3 2014 This experimental bounty of sonic pleasure is the work of creative Californian Jake Atlas. The album starts with romantic trance of a track “A Fuerza”, which gradually intensifies until you’re fully sucked in. “Georgeee” shows off Atlas’ hip-hop roots with eerie James Blake-esque vocals mixed into watery layers of [...]



Black Light White Light, “Gold Into Dreams”, album, out now

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blwl-75Black Light White Light, “Gold Into Dreams”, album. Out October 14 2014 The cooler-than-cool Danish three-piece are back with an exceptional new release produced by Chris “Frenchie” Smith, whose CV boasts work with the likes of The Dandy Warhols, The Darkness and Jet. The album starts with rip-roaring grunge anthem “High like a hurricane”, featuring [...]



Jamie XX, “All Under One Roof Raving”, Single

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release-75Once again Jamie Smith AKA Jamie XX, one third of the creative minds behind the XX, is back with an enigmatic homage to the UK 1990’s rave scene. Sampling extracts of Mark Lecky’s experimental film “Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore”, “All Under One Roof Raving” includes the usual steel drum synths, mixed with beat heavy bass [...]



Caribou, “Can’t Do Without You”, Single, available online now

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caribou 75  Since his last work under the Caribou title – 2010’s highly revered album “Swim” – Dan Snaith has been focussing on the more dance-orientated sounds of Daphni. Now, as he returns to Caribou, the influence of his other project seeps through in a fantastically refreshing way. “Can’t Do Without You” is the first taste [...]



The Black Keys, “Bullet In The Brain”, Single. Out June 30 2014.

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black-keys 75The new single from The Black Keys’ album “Turn Blue” is a continuation of the American rock duo’s transition away from their raw, blues-influenced beginnings. While those roots are still the cornerstone of their sound, this new release feels even more adventurous and liberated than 2011’s “El Camino”. The combination of synth and high end [...]



Pole Folder & Simon Latham announce Human EP with GusGus Remix

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xyz-music-review-75    Next up on the Electronical Reeds label is Pole Folder, one of the foremost artists in his native Belgium, in association with Simon Latham. They serve up two fantastic tracks that come backed with four equally excellent remixes! Pole Folder (pictured) – a tremendous DJ and live performer – runs his own Reworck [...]



Klaxons, “Show Me a Miracle”, single. Out June 16 2014

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klaxons - 75  Everyone’s favourite super shiny, almost nonsensical and insatiably fun electronic three-piece are back with their first album in four years. Their new single, “Show Me a Miracle” is a dreamy house masterpiece with suitably 2014-style nuances in the form of trap-like vocals and drums. It’s already been tried and tested live at The Great [...]



Mais Um Discos, “Rolê: New Sounds of Brazil”, compilation album. Out June 24 2014.

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role-75As the eyes of the world turn to Brazil, there is a tidal wave of new releases showcasing the country’s musical side. But unlike the tired collections of bossa nova and favela funk that have become clichéd soundtracks to the World Cup, this new collection from Mais Um Discos is a refreshing sign that Brazil’s [...]



We Cut Corners “Think Nothing” – LP, out now

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PrintWe Cut Corners “Think Nothing” – LP  It has been a couple of years since we saw WCC tear it up at the Prince Albert and it seems they’ve been busy penning an album which surpasses their sterling debut. And it would seem they’ve succeeded. Opener Wallflowers takes you by surprise with an orchestral arrangement [...]



Robin Romei “Vapours” – Single, out now

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Robin-Romei-Vapours-75Robin Romei “Vapours” – Single       This rock n roller pens quintessentially British guitar pop that harks back to golden age of Britpop. Echoes of early Blur and the Bluetones bounce around in a box of polished production and guitar solos. Out now, Jimmy Volts