Posts Tagged ‘diana’

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dark glitch-ridden soundscapes

February 22, 2009

desertWhile their latest album isn’t quite so hot-off-the-presses anymore – Immolate Yourself was released in January – it’s still making obsessively regular appearances in my daily music rotation.

This album kills me. At times painfully beautiful, it pops and drones in a dreamy haze of sound. With a slight nod to shoegaze and hints of – dare I say it – IDM, it sucks you into an otherworld of shadowy ambient pop. It feels like the open road, a barren desert, long trips on a rural train. But it’s also warm, epic, and urban.

“Helen of Troy” and “You Are The Worst Thing In The World” are two of my faves. As is this one:

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Tragically, one of the members of this talented duo died the same month this album was released. Charles Cooper will be missed.

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grime yum yummy

December 11, 2008
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arctic outskirts of house

November 22, 2008
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Luomo’s new album does not disappoint. Still makes me want to frolic among the reindeer in the arctic tundra. It’s a cold sound. It’s a silver ice sound. It’s a keep moving-cos-it’s-fucking-cold-so-shake-your-ass sound. It’s all about crossing the boundaries of house. This ain’t no boring 4-4 drivel. And, the vocals are epic. As big as the open nordic skies. Always. Check ’em out:

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have-you-ever-with-cassy

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the crunch of leaves …

October 17, 2008

… and the warm vocals of Milosh. That’s what October is all about for me. You’ve probably heard his track in the Ghostly Swim comp, but his album III is worth a good, hard listen. His silky, soulful lyrics make you wanna cry for the rain, the shadows. And the bits o’ beat and bloopy tech wrap around the human voice like a heavy knit cardigan. Sweet. Modern. Clean.

hold my breath

another day

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favela fresh

August 3, 2008


baile.funk

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a little bit o’ bass

July 10, 2008

These guys are hit and miss, and sometimes a little too hippy, but Blow is a strong track. Check out their MySpace profile.

I’ve heard them described as “omni-tempo maximalism” – sweet!