Eternal Tapestry’s Thrill Jockey debut, Beyond the 4th Door, is being released on March 15. It’s 2011, readers, and Thrill Jockey continues to be awesome.
“Tep and the Logic”
“Tep and the Logic” isn’t on James Blake’s self-titled debut (TMT Review), but maybe it should’ve been? You can find the track on the vinyl edition of the album, which also features another bonus track, “You Know Your Youth.” But hey, you’re so cool that you already don’t like James Blake, right? (via GvsB)
• James Blake: http://www.myspace.com/jamesblakeproduction
“IAsia 2 RAVER”
I saw Best Coast play on David Letterman the other day, and wow, they sounded like any other live rock ‘n’ roll band, with booming drums and muddled, metallic guitar. Compare that to the slightly jangly, echoing, borderline lo-fi album track. My point? A record’s sound these days is particularly important (sometimes all that matters), so it’s interesting to see what kind of actual tunes/compositions people are throwing through the sonic mud.
With that in mind, check out this 30 minute track posted on James Ferraro’s Soundcloud. It’s one of the more washed out slices of sun-soaked VHS-pop I’ve heard since, I guess Ferarro’s last album? The actual source of the music is completely eschewed. Is it played live, then put through a million filters, transferred from the computer to cassette and back again? Is it all sampled from lost 80s cassettes? Nostalgia culture being appropriated twice over to highlight the unreliable nature of our personal and societal memories? Or does it just suck ass.
• Jim Ferraro: http://soundcloud.com/digital_skin
Bibio’s groin-tastically trip-tronic new album, Mind Bokeh, is due March 29 via Warp. If you ever doubted Bibio’s obsession with kaleidoscopes, this video for first single “Excuses” will change all that. Hey, it might even change the world.