So it seems the new Squarepusher album is one you either must love or hate, but undeniably, Tom Jenkinson's recently released Just a Souvenir is that it’s a hell of a conceptual project and you're expected to work very hard to reap rewards when listening. So it comes without surprise that the visual accompaniment to the track “Planet Gear” follows a similar course, with a weird, geometric light show that could be the MacBook screensaver of 2020 and fits the song’s trippy, scatter-shot musical landscape. Read more »
Downtown Records releases Day by Day from Afro-pop king Femi Kuti today, and the eldest son of legendary producer Fela Kuti has a round of tour dates in support of the new album. Backed by a band that consists of no less than 17 members and goes by the name Positive Force, Femi will first tour Europe before heading Stateside at the beginning of 2009. Peep a preview of the album below.
Day by Day
02 Eh Oh
03 Day By Day
04 Demo Crazy
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Wilderness' third full-length, (k)no(w)here, came about after the Baltimore-based, most unconventional band was asked to collaborate with renowned visual artist Charles Long at an exhibit the latter put on in the spring of this year. That said, the musical aspect of the project is quite the conceptual beast, and another one for experimental rock fans to add to the iPod.
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Fans of Sigur Rós will be pleased to know that the Icelandic post-rock band plans to release a deluxe edition of their ethereal fifth album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (“with a buzz in our ears we play endlessly”), which came out last spring.
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From the first bold horn blasts to the final shake of the rump, this video for Black Milk’s bumping single off of the new album, Tronic, pulses with funky energy. “Give the Drummer Sum” features an improved late-'90s-style screensaver moving in hypnotic swirls of texture and color around sinuous go-go dancers and musicians sharply dressed in coordinated black-and-white semi-formal attire. As the band heats up, the images only become progressively more psychedelic. Go, daddy, go! Lulu McAllister Read more »
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