Monday, 15 July 2019

Listen! - Teho Teardo - London Offered Us Possible Mothers







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Listen! - Whettman Chelmets - Annihilate Your Masters!







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Watch! - Širom - Maestro Kneading Screams of Joy







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Listen! - Floating Spectrum - The Early Green Outburst







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Listen! - Alexander Tucker - Energy Alphas







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Friday, 12 July 2019

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Watch! - Xqui and Geiger von Müller - Blue Moon Frequency #1 (Somnium Infinitum Mix)





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Review - KiDD - Chance Weekend



KiDD - Chance Weekend (Zenerino Records)

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Review by Jonathan.


Glasgow’s self-proclaimed 'cupboard-pop pioneer', KiDD, delivers a master class in psychedelic tonal exploration and razor sharp pop writing on Chance Weekend.

Chance Weekend delivers on multiple fronts that are sure to win over neo-psych heads: soaring harmonies, nuanced instrumentation, and incredibly hook-driven melodies. For a body of work that appears to be as a focused as this, its construction was anything but clear and straightforward.

In our dialogue with KiDD, he suggests that ‘chance’ was used as a compositional technique in an attempt to break away from his natural songwriting process.

As he describes it: “This album was created by embracing chance and random[ness]; dice rolling, prompt cards, coin tossing, field loops, alphabetter boogie, cut-up techniques and instinct.”

Although KiDD’s palette is foundationally indebted to the sugary pop sounds of the 60’s, his unorthodox approach to composition creates a level of intrigue and excitement that begs the listener to pursue the album to the very end.

Take for instance the late album cut I See Crocodiles. The lyrical melody is reminiscent of something from the Sgt. Pepper’s era, yet is counterbalanced by a contorted feedback-hum that anchors the entire track; in this instance, the familiar sounds of yesteryear are disrupted by the modern marvels of audio splicing and beat construction. This push-pull relationship between tradition and modernity adds nuance to KiDD’s pop sensibilities.

Another song I’m quite fond of is back half standout, Unknown Hometown. Much like I See Crocodiles, the track intertwines beautiful vocal melodies with interesting beeps and bops that only modern recording can really offer to the home-studio auteur.

The democratization of home recording has enabled anyone with a laptop and recording software to create and distribute their work to the masses. As a result, the music space is congested with noise and music that is, quite frankly, not very good. KiDD, however, masterfully uses his cupboard confines as a space of pure and exhilarating inspiration and we’re excited to see what he churns out next.






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Saturday, 6 July 2019

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Listen! - Félicia Atkinson - The Flower And The Vessel







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Listen! - The Bordellos - Blank Letter [Bass Version]







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Watch! - Deux Furieuses - Year of Rage











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Friday, 28 June 2019

Listen! - Quimper - I Am An Italian Souvenir








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Listen! - Christopher Elliott - Stillness







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Listen! - Message To Bears - All We Said






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Watch! - GRAWL!X - Epicene Ft. Umbilica







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Monday, 24 June 2019

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Listen! - KiDD - A Picture I Don't Want To Paint






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Listen! - Transmission 13 - After The Rain







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