Ford & Lopatin
“Channel Pressure” [preview]

Ford & Lopatin, formerly known as Games, will release Channel Pressure on June 7 via Mexican Summer/Software (TMT News). The above video is a preview for the album. WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW, MASTER??

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[Photo: David Black]


“Chthonian (James Plotkin remix)”

James Plotkin has remixed two tracks from Zu’s Carboniferous, an album we cherish like an old friend at TMT. If James would have fucked this up, he would never have been forgiven. Pick up the limited 7” at Public Guilt or listen to “Chthonian” above.

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Over the last several years, Erik Skodvin’s Miasmah imprint has released some fantastic albums by Marcus Fjellströn, FNS, Simon Scott, Svarte Greiner, and (TMT favorite) Kreng. I’d like to add Juv’s new self-titled album to the list. The music was actually recorded between 1996 and 1998, but the Norwegian duo of Are Mokkelbost and Marius von der Fehr just couldn’t get along well enough to finish the album. Thirteen years later, they put their differences aside and finally completed the album, and it’s being released tomorrow.

The video above is for “Forvarsel,” with images from a silent film, Forsvinningens Gang, by Iselin Lønn. If you’re a fan of minimalism, drone, field recordings, and microtonal music, there’s nothing stopping you from listening to the full album except you. Stream the full album below (be sure to listen to “Sut”!) and purchase the album here:

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Therapies Son

Over The Sea [EP]

I wrote music when I was 19. It was really shitty. Alex Jacob, on the other hand, is only 19 but writing decidedly non-shitty music under the moniker Therapies Son. His debut EP, Over the Sea, features five tracks of sublime glimmering, glistening, and glittering — listen to it and you’ll know what I’m talking about — a combination that suits his brand of retro-pop well. It’s a pretty cinematic and hopeful aesthetic for music inspired by a broken heart.

Over the Sea is due digitally March 22 and on vinyl April 16 (Record Store Day) via Sargent House. Listen to the full EP here (and here):

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“Don’t Waste Your Light On Me”

I’ve been keeping an eye on Swedish label Emotion ever since they released the genre-defining (for me at least) 7” by White Ring and OoOoo. They’ve got a new double sided 7” coming up the pipes by dance pop artist Nottee. Check that charming “Don’t Waste Your Time” video as well as this charming youtube comment: “It sound a bit like Ace of Base…”

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Nite Jewel

“Am I Real?”

For some reason I don’t remember such extreme slap bass layering this track. But there you have it. Nite Jewel also posted a slightly sunnier, washed out Classixx remix of “Am I Real” on her website, which has been embedded here for you specifically:

And while you're at it you might as well listen to new track "It Goes Through Your Head" from Mrs. Nite's upcoming 12" on Mexican Summer. It's seriously inspirational, but for some reason I see Tom Cruise's sunglass riddled face smiling too wide when I hear it.

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