Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Listen! - We Are Quasars - Flags And Fury






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Review - Ifriqiyya Electrique – Laylet El Booree








Ifriqiyya Electrique – Laylet El Booree

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More blood, sweat and trance from Tunisia’s Ifriqiyya Electrique.   

2017’s album, Rûwâhîne  was phenomenal, it broke the rules and defied anybody that said that safe music was the only way of appealing consistently.  Second album, Laylet El Booree takes off where it left Rûwâhîne – instantly pounding the drum skins like their lives depended on it and chanting like some manic death cult ready to claim their next victim.

Said to send a live audience into trance before being healed is indeed quite a claim but, one that the people of the Djerid (a semi desert region in between Tunisia and Algeria) will testify to following the bands initial performances.  An adorcism, whereby the spirit is placated and calmed rather than being excorcised, a banga ritual indigenous to the region, a state of elevation never before experienced.

Laylet El Booree is once more heavy on bass, percussion and chant.  It is a tumultuous wall of sound that, when play loudly, will blow you mind away.  It is a never-ending, never resting, cavalcade.  The feeling and power is nothing short of incredible.

With several percussionists, the sound of each track intensifies and anyone failing to get excited or moved really needs to take a long hard look at their senses.  Even when the pace slows slightly on Moola Nefta, the crunching bass and guitar take control and continue the near aggressive nature of the album.  This is modern day punk with a Tunisian twist – lively, powerful and often sounding out of control.

He Eh Lalla is characteristic of the whole collection.  A deep piano riff starts as voices and drumbeats quickly enter, there is no warm-up or slow build to the sound of Ifriqiyya Electrique, it’s straight for the jugular as the prospect of experiencing them live is indeed an exciting prospect.

It was a straight 10/10 for Rûwâhîne  and there’s no reason why Laylet El Booree shouldn’t be the same.












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Sunday, 28 July 2019

Listen! - Equinox - Janine (with Razorrawks) (clean version)







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Wednesday, 24 July 2019

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Listen! - Teho Teardo - London Offered Us Possible Mothers







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Friday, 12 July 2019

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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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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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