Fresher Sounds - 18/10/2016
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As an autumnal shadow falls over us all, the music filtering our new music funnel is taking a icy, more downbeat, ethereal air. Not that we're complaining it fits the changing mood perfectly. These opening salvos get more and more tenuous all the time don't they! But attaching some link to current events is just to depressing...so this is as good as it is getting this week! Never mind, listen to this lot..... Jay Daniel – Paradise Valley 25-year-old Jay Daniel is the latest maverick to come from Detroit's rich electronic music heritage. 'Paradise Valley' a precursor to debut album Broken Knowz out next month is leftfield house packed with emotion and built on jittery beats and Daniel's signature keyboard runs. Vanishing Life – The Realist As punk supergroup's go, you're not going to get more exciting than Vanishing Life which boasts members of Gorilla Biscuits, Bad Religion, Rise Against, Quicksand plus …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead! New single 'The Realist' takes the spirit and energy of their punk and hardcore histories and condenses it all into a urgent sound that plays off the members individual talents. Album Surveillance (out 11th November) looks set to be a contender for end of year album lists everywhere. Romare – Je T'aime Aural collage master Romare is the gift that keeps on giving! 'Je Taime' is the disco-flecked second cut from forthcoming second album Love Songs: Part Two. The track subtly packs in funk, disco, house, and even, rag time to form a hypnotic whole. Au/Ra – Concrete Jungle Ibiza-born, Antigua-raised singer Au/Ra has unleashed debut single 'Concrete Jungle', a bass-heavy, dark-pop ode to modern living. An enthralling piece of surrealist songwriting this is an introduction to a pop artist to watch. Illum Sphere – Thousand Yard Stare Back with a second album Ryan Hunn aka Illum Sphere has dropped 'Thousand Yard Stare' marking a further change in direction. With fans in Thom Yorke, Mary Ann Hobbs and Ben UFO he already has the ear of those in the know about cerebral techno, and this new material shows why. Pavel Dovgal – VHS Russian electronica artist Pavel Dovgal has forged new album The Aura from the inspiration from extensive trips around Asia, hip-hop, jazz music of the 70’s, indie pop, ethnic African sounds and all kinds of electronic music. 'VHS' displays this skittish approach to influences beautifully.
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