DJ Magazine feature Sau Poler’s ‘Paradoxes of Progress’ EP in their Killer Tracks page of the new issue, on stands now.
Ease into your weekend with the melodic sounds of a Slumber mix curated Snasen Music for I-D magazine. Take a sonic journey through the audio playground of Biosphere, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, A winged Victory for the Sullen, Colleen and many more.
Ending his current run of EP releases, Matthew Herbert returns with the 8th installment of his ‘Part’ series under his house music moniker Herbert. Hear the lead track ‘The Wrong Place’ thanks to DJ Magazine. The vinyl and digital formats of ‘Part 8’ will be released on 14th December via Accidental Records
Great Pagans recorded a live session with Daytrotter. Check out the one-of-a-kind illustration of the four-piece, and listen to the band perform the album songs ‘So Pure’, ‘December’, Happy Now’ and ‘Silver Tongue’ live.
Snasen Music‘s ‘Grok’ EP is out this week. Stream the entire release over at Exclaim! (North America) and COMPLEX (UK).
The 405 chat to Great Pagans‘ Alex Painter about the band’s debut album ‘Cupid In Error’, the comparisons/influences of The Smiths and Jesus and the Mary Chain, and forming the artist-run collective Anti-Ghost Moon Ray label.
In addition to the Yours Truly SF premier earlier this week, it’s great to see COMPLEX, THUMP, XLR8R and more get behind the new track ‘Non Plus Ultra’ by Spanish producer Sau Poler. Expect to hear more from his ‘Paradoxes Of Progress’ EP over the coming weeks.
Norwegian sonic sculptor Snasen Music returns with a new EP called ‘Grok’. The EP will be released on SellOut! Music on November 17th and precedes his debut full-length, which is set for release in February 2015. Earmilk previews the lead track ‘Stinkfist’ featuring The Ruby Suns on percussion and Ellen Sofie Mosebekk on vocals.
Drawing positive praise from the likes of SPIN, BULLET Magazine, Uncut, The Line of Best Fit, NME, Gigwise, Prefix, BEAT, XLR8R, Clash Magazine, Q Magazine, IMPOSE, METRO and more, Great Pagans release their debut album ‘Cupid In Error’ via Anti-Ghost Moon Ray
The Line of Best Fit premier the new single ‘riding Up A Hill’ by Norwegian band Beezewax.
Steam Auclair’s new EP ‘Semaphore’ thanks to BEAT Magazine.
Gazelle Twin feature in The Wire Magazine.
Resident Advisor name Semibreve Festival in their Top 10 Festivals From Around the World in October.
Gazelle Twin’s ‘UNFLESH’ is Album of the Month in Artrocker Magazine.
Great Pagans feature in NME’s Radar.
Pitchfork review Ulises Conti’s new album ‘Los Griegos creían que las estrellas eran pequeños agujeros por donde los dioses escuchaban a los hombres’.
Electronic Sound Magazine interview Gazelle Twin.
Herbert’s new song ‘One Two Three’ has received fantastic online support from Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, Exclaim!, Data Transmission, XLR8R, The 405, The Line of Best Fit, FILTER, MusicOMH, Clash, Tiny Mix Tapes, Inverted Audio, The Ransom Note and STEREOGUM.
These Ghosts feature in NME Magazine’s Radar.
The FADER premiers the new compositions ‘N’ and ‘S’ from Ulises Conti’s forthcoming album ‘Los Griegos creían que las estrellas eran pequeños agujeros por donde los dioses escuchaban a los hombres’
David Douglas’ album ‘Moon Observations’ is reviewed by Clash Magazine.
You Are Wolf received a fine review in Sunday’s Observer.
Damon Frost continues to pick up positive vibes as he prepares to release his new EP ‘eXPLAIN mY dRIVE’ via Matthew Herbert’s Accidental label. DJ Magazine, The Quietus, i-D Magazine and Clash have made some noise about the record.
London producer IYDES released his new EP ‘PHASE’ to a rapturous response from NME, Mixmag, Dummy, XLR8R, Data Transmission, i-D Magazine, No Fear of Pop and more. Read NME’s review below.
Gazelle Twin continues to pick up a slew of praise for her new single ‘Belly of the Beast’ having premiered the new video with Dazed Digital recently. The Fader, Clash Magazine, SPIN Magazine, Artrocker, Q Magazine, XLR8, The Quietus have all featured the new single/video.
Love Thy Neighbour released HYPNOTIZED’s EP ‘Telesto’ picking up support from the likes of NME, XLR8R, NYLON, Artrocker, The Line of Best Fit, Clash, IMPOSE, No fear Of Pop, to name but a few. Read NME’s review of the release below.
We are pleased to announce we are working on the new single ‘Belly of the Beast’ by Brighton-based avant-pop artist Gazelle Twin. You can check out her new video over at Dazed and Confused. ‘Belly of the Beast’ will be released via Anti-Ghost Moon Ray Records on March 3rd.
David Douglas’ ‘Higher’ is featured in Pitchfork Tracks.
Acquaintance’s lush new song ‘Two Minds’ debuts over at SPIN Magazine.
BULLET Magazine premier Cuushe’s video ‘I Love You’.
Zero 7 featured in Mixmag and DJ Magazine.
Hejira curate a special mix for The Line of Best Fit.
Contemporary British balladeer Merz, will release a Julian Sartorius Drum & Vocal reinterpretation of his acclaimed album ‘No Compass Will Find Home’ on 18th November via Everestrecords and Accidental Records. Listen to the lead song ‘Toy’ over at Clash Magazine.
We are pleased to welcome UK-based producer Acquaintance to the TYPE fold. Acquaintance will release his EP ‘Parapsychology’ on November 4th by Anti-Ghost Moon Ray Records. You can watch the new video for single ‘Telepathic’ over at The Fader.
Cuushe’s amazing new album ‘Butterfly Case’ receives a glowing review from Pitchfork.
Portuguese festival of progressive audio visual art and electronic music, Semibreve, returns in 2013 with a brilliant line up that features the world premier of Philip Jeck & Lol Sargent’s 20th anniversary reworking of ‘Vinyl Requiem’ + Forest Swords, The Haxan Cloak, Raime, Helm, Atom TM and more. You can read more about Philip Jeck’s ‘Vinyl Requiem’ over at Hunger TV and further details of semibreve via FACT Magazine.
As Accidental ready the release of the new 12-inch single ‘Litmus Test’ by London outfit, Hejira, on Monday 16th September, we are very pleased to read the level of coverage that the single has received, including The Guardian, Dazed Digital, The Fly Magazine, Notion Magazine, THUMP/Vice, The Quietus, Dummy, FACT, Self-Titled Magazine and many more. ‘Litmus Test’ is the second single to be taken from Hejira’s debut album ‘Prayer Before Birth, which will be released via Accidental Records on October 21st. The album will get launched with a one-off show at The Clapton Round Chapel in Hackney on October 31, accompanied by an 18-piece vocal and instrumental ensemble. Find out for more HERE
British duo Zero 7 announce the release of a new 12-inch single called ‘On My Own’ on August 26th. The limited vinyl and digital release will be the first new material by the pair since 2009’s ‘Yeah Ghost’ album. You can stream the first cut ‘On My Own’ from the single over at Pitchfork.
We are chuffed to be working alongside Hello Skinny again as he returns to the airwaves and interweb with a new EP called ‘Revolutions’. The limited 12-inch and download will be available via Slowfoot Records on September 9th. You can stream the first cut from the EP over at Clash Magazine now.
Accidental Record‘s announce their newest signing Hejira. The London four-piece will release a 12-inch single ‘Litmus Test’ on September 16th, with their debut album ‘Prayer Before Birth’ to follow on October 21st. Head over to The Guardian, where you can stream the single Litmus Test’ now.
Japanese pop sensation Cuushe unveiled her stunning new video ‘Airy Me’ thanks to Dazed and Confused Magazine. The song ‘Airy Me’ featured on Cuushe’s debut album Red Rocket Telepathy has now been revisited with a delightful new animation video which also features ‘Steamy Mirror’ taken off her new album Butterfly Case. Animator Yoko Kuno created the animations from over 3000 hand-drawn illustrations over a period of two years. Since it’s online reveal, ‘Airy Me’ has been chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick and amassed almost 180 000 views in under two weeks across both Vimeo and YouTube video channels.
We are very pleased to welcome Helsinki duo Redder to TYPE. Frans Saraste and Vesa Hoikka create dramatic, forlorn and emotive songs that chart the trails of the heart. Redder release their EP ‘Border/Lines’ on August 19th. In the mean time, you can listen to and download the EP title track over at SPIN Magazine.
We Cut Corners spoke to Artrocker Magazine and you can read the full 3-page feature in their new tree-friend issue.
Matthew Herbert’s ‘The End of Silence’ review by Pitchfork.
TYPE is thrilled to be working with Radiohead/Atoms for Peace producer Nigel Godrich‘s side project Ultraísta, also featuring his Atoms for Peace bandmate Joey Waronker, and vocalist Laura Bettinson. The trio will release a collection of remixes of songs from their self-titled debut. Reworkings come from a list of well-known artists including David Lynch, Four Tet, Nathan Fake, Matthew Herbert, Prefuse 73 and more. Read more about it over at Pitchfork now. (please note: UK release date tba)
Welsh-Iranian singer Roshi featuring Pars Radio (Gagarin | Pere Ubu), have announced their new album ‘Oosh Badaam Ber Goz’, which will be available July 8 on the UK imprint, GEO Records. Head over to IMPOSE Magazine, where you can stream their new song ‘Aziz Joon’ now.
Dutch label, Atomnation, is celebrating the delivery of their 10th record by releasing a label compilation including tracks by Weval, Applescal, Sau Poler, Gidge and more. You can stream the album ahead of its official release over at Noisey. The compilation will be released via the label’s Bandcamp on June 17.
Japanese blogosphere darling, Noah, spoke to The 405 about collaborating with Kitty Pryde producer SELA., the influence of her classical music training in her new work and the cool and sometimes Kawaii Japanese music scene. Read the interview HERE.
flau label boss, Yasuhiko Fukuzono aka aus, curated a jetlag inspired Slumber Mix for i-D magazine. It features a who’s who of the flau family, including Twigs & Yarn, IKEBANA, Cuushe, Noah and many more. Drift off to it by visiting here.
London’s Hello Skinny was invited to perform in session with Jez Nelson for Jazz on 3. Skinner’s quintet includes Shabaka Hutchings on sax and Nick Ramm on keys, plus special guest Steve Beresford on electronics.
Listen to Pere Ubu’s frontman, David Thomas, rework the stunning first cut ‘Don’t Breathe It To A Soul But Amarilly Is Getting Gay With A Dude’ from Welsh-Iranian avant-pop artist Roshi featuring Pars Radio’s new album ‘3 Almonds And A Walnut’ thanks to The Quietus.
TYPE is chuffed to bits to welcome Japanese shoegaze duo IKEBANA to the press fold. As the secretive pair ready the delivery of their new album ‘When You Arrive There’ on July 8th via flau, you can hear the first cut ‘Rose’, to be taken from the album over at SPIN Magazine, and a remix by Yo La Tengo’s James NcNew over at The FADER.
The Independent chat to Simon Deacon, Director of Popular Music Performance at Goldsmiths about the new label partnership between accidental Records and Goldsmiths called NX Records. Accidental & Goldsmiths, in conjunction with PureGold Festival, present the official launch of NX Records on Thursday 9th May at The Queen Elizabeth Hall from 6pm – 10.30pm.
Clash Magazine reveal details of the new collaboration between Goldsmiths, University of London and Accidental Records. The university will partner with Accidental Records to launch a new imprint, which is set to be named NX Records. Designed as an outlet for new talent, NX Records will officially launch on May 9th as part of Goldsmiths’ PureGold Festival. Entry is free. More details can be found here.
London three-piece, The Invisible featuring Jessie Ware’s producer Dave Okumu, have revealed details of the reissue of their 2009 debut album on 12-inch via Accidental Records. Included on the double vinyl is a brand new song called ‘Into Me’, which you can stream over at ABEANO.
Curator of Tokyo-based label flau, Yasuhiko Fukuzono, records music under the guise aus. aus recently released his new remix album ‘ReCollected’ via Plop. ‘ReCollected’, is a collection of his most accomplished remix works dating back as far as 2006 and includes reworkings of tracks by Tujiko Noriko, Declining Winter, The Storms, Park Avenue Music, Cokiyu and more. You can listen to and download his gloriously upbeat makeover of Miyauchi Yuri‘s track ‘Mirea’ thanks to IMPOSE Magazine.
Matthew Herbert has unveiled the details of his new album ‘The End of Silence’, which will be released in June 24th via his Accidental label. Matthew and his colleagues have recorded a new album formed of three parts and devised entirely from a 10 second sound recording. It is of war photographer Sebastian Meyer being bombed by a Gadaffi war plan in Libya in 2011. You can hear ‘Part One’ of the album over at Pitchfork now.
Check out Danish fuzz-pop outfit Halasan Bazar‘s new single ‘You & I’ thanks to Pitchfork. The song is the second single to be taken from their new album ‘Space Junk’, which is available now from Crash Symbols.
Cuushe will be performing the following EU dates throughout April/May:
April 2nd – Zurich @ Kunstraum Bellerieve
April 5th – Pardubice @ Divadlo 29
April 6th – Brno @ Kabinet múz
April 7th – Trenčín @ Klub Lúč
April 8th Vienna @ Einbaumöbel
April 15th London @ Café OTO flau night
April 17th – Glasgow @ Glad Cafe
April 24th – Berlin @ Antje Öklesund flau night
May 8th – Luxemburg @ Prabelli Wiltzt
Check out the London Flau label showcase feat. Cuushe, aus, Dale Berning and James Blackshaw (DJ) here
The song is taken from their new EP of the same name. You can listen to the ‘Out Of The Game’ EP here.
Pitchfork premier the EP title track ‘Failing Upwards’ by Norwegian producer Snasen.
Having recently awarded Applescal‘s latest offering ‘Dreaming In Key’ 7.6/10 ( which is very good in Pitchfork standards), Pitchfork Advance is offering an exclusive advance listen to the new album in its entirety.