No one does angry quite like Luis Vasquez. New track Burn is intense and brilliantly cathartic in the way only The Soft Moon knows how. New album out Feb 2nd on Sacred Bones.
Gregg Kowalsky’s new track “Maliblue Dream Sequence” sounds pretty much as the title describes. It’s a shimmering fuzz of melancholy warmth and it’s bloody beautiful. Taken from his new album L’Orange, L’Orange, which comes out on Nov 10th via Mexican Summer.
I’ll be honest, I haven’t a clue who Dave Clarke is, but apparently he’s back after a 14 year hiatus which is great because he’s got Anika of Exploded View to lend her unmistakable vocals to his new song. It’s really very good indeed and also as good an excuse as any to spend the rest of the day listening through Anika’s back catalogue of work, both solo and with Exploded View. Cheers to that.
Northampton, MA duo Boy Harsher have just dropped a heady new dark disco track. Taken from their new EP which comes out on Ascetic House on Oct 27th, “Motion” is all vast, industrial beats, arpeggiated synths and haunting vocals. Cinematic & evocative, intoxicating and absolutely dancefloor-ready.
I’ve fallen in love with some more weird noise, courtesy of Wire’s Graham Lewis (I was banging on about one of his projects from the 80s the other day here). Now he, Matthew Simms (Wire, It Hugs Back), Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga, The Oscillation) and Thighpaulsandra (Coil, Spiritualized) and have made some really glorious ambient meanderings under the name UUUU, which are to be released in October on Editions Mego.
They posted this track online yesterday and I think I’ve listened to it about 8 times already. Cool.
Anna von Hausswolff is a true artist. She’s one of those musicians who is always creating, always doing things, and whose output is almost impossible to keep track of. Over the last couple of years, her creations have included a side-project with film composer Matti Bye under the name Hydras Dream, singing live for the Swedish National Opera‘s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, contributing to a book of children’s stories alongside Nick Cave & Tom Waits, putting out other people’s music on her label Pomperipossa Records, curating stages at festivals… That’s before we get onto her own music… her most recent album The Miraculous was closely followed by a whole new set written for her tour with Swans, not to mention various one-off pipe-organ compositions for special events.
Now, a brief break, some Instagram pictures of her in the studio with Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Boris etc) and now THIS…. A vocal appearance on the epic new track from Wolves in the Throne Room.
Not really sure what to expect next, but I’m damn well looking forward to it.