Rene Hell
“E.S. des Grauens in Fifths”

This bit is interesting from the press blurb for Rene Hell’s upcoming Terminal Symphony:

‘The Terminal Symphony’ is Jeff’s attempt to write tighter, more composed pieces of music – something of a reaction against the glut of long, often-flabby drone compositions that have become a mainstay in the scene. The pieces here are short, concise, and packed full of ideas that can take multiple listens to unravel, and the album, as a whole is almost obsessively structured and complex.

Listening to the record is like hearing Emerald’s Does It Look Like I’m Hear? – composition techniques are definitely emerging in a style that has been typified by long, improvised instrument/gear explorations. You can stream Terminal Symphony at Type records or below.

• Rene Hell: http://www.myspace.com/renehell
• Type: http://typerecords.com/releases/the-terminal-symphony-2

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo

“Pardon”

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo’s Cotonou Club is due April 12 on Strut. It’s the West African group’s first album in 20 years, which was released 8 years before I was born. You know, because I’m 12.

• Orchestre Poly-Rythmo: http://www.polyrythmo.com
• Strut: http://www.strut-records.com

Burial, Four Tet, Thom Yorke

“Ego” / “Mirror”

Burial, Four Tet, and Thom Yorke premiered both sides of their forthcoming limited 12-inch today on RinseFM (TMT News). Check ‘em (them) out below:

“Ego”:

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“Mirror”:

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(via One Thirty BPM)

• Thom Yorke: http://www.myspace.com/thomyorkemusic
• Four Tet: http://www.fourtet.net
• Burial: http://www.myspace.com/burialuk
• Text: http://www.boomkat.com/labels/?id=2477
• RinseFM: http://rinse.fm

Disco Doom

“Star Drone”

Zurich’s Disco Doom is set to release their new album, Trux Reverb, on The Static Cult. The group, which features Gabriele De Mario (guitar, vocals) and Anita Rufer (guitar, bass), is currently on a tour that includes several performances at this stupid festival called SXSW. Check out the dates at the band’s website.

• Disco Doom: http://www.discodoom.net
• The Static Cult: http://www.thestaticcultlabel.com

Jorma & Movie Bare

“Either You Or Me”

Jorma & Movie Bare’s Lollipop Gold is out now on St. Ives, vinyl-only and limited. Some members literally divorced while recording the album. Yikes.

• Jorma & Movie Bare: http://www.myspace.com/moviebare
• St. Ives: http://stivesrecords.tumblr.com

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??

• Ford & Lopatin: http://wayslower.tumblr.com
• Software: http://softwarelabel.net
• Mexican Summer: http://www.mexicansummer.com

[Photo: David Black]

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