Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
One-third of Winnipeg rap group 3PEAT, E.GG's solo stuff came to my attention thanks to his collaboration with CrabSkull which I already posted about. Now comes the full-length from which "Game of Dice" was taken and holy heck is Alverstone fire. Feel the burn for yourself below.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Alongside The Nubatones, vocalist Alsarah recently released an album called Manara that has been in regular rotation at my house. Now she's collaborated with producer Nickodemus (Turntables on the Hudson) for a pair of tracks and remixes including a cover of Egyptian singer Mohamed Mouni's "Alkoan Kulu Bidoor." It's great stuff, but even greater is that the pair are donating all proceeds from the sale on Bandcamp toward the ACLU, an organization that is only going to be more important and have its resources taxed over the next four years if the early days of the President-elect are any indication.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
B.C.'s Teen Daze has a new album due out in the new year (February 2017). "Cycle" is the first song from Themes For Dying Earth and as with anything else T.D. has done, it's a glistening piece of loveliness.
Full disclosure: I used to work with CrabSkull at Music Trader and consider him a friend. That said, I knew him more for his weirdo dub experimental type music that has seen the light of day on Dub Ditch Picnic. Now he's making hip-hop beats and is collaborating with E.GG of 3PEAT on a solo LP that promises to burn the city down based on how hot "Game of Dice" is. I knew it'd be good, but nothing prepared me for what the crustacean beatmaker is knocking out right now.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
So apparently Bogdan Rybak is a local (Winnipeg) composer / video-game developer. And possibly Bob James acolyte based on this cut. Shout out to UMFM show host The Birdinator for playing this on his show today and making me aware of Rybak's work.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Admittedly before it reaches its conclusion with "Europhop," The Collapse from Spanish artist Pajaro Sunrise traverses a lot of musical terrain. But the final moments of the very interesting & enjoyable album make me thing Pajaro Sunrise is simply a nom de plume Erlend Øye has been using since he started to sing in Spanish. Boy does this song ever sound like it could be a Kings of Convenience tune with that warm bass, soft synths and easy shuffle. That said, P.S.'s voice isn't quite as whispery as Øye's. Start at the end and work your way back around The Collapse.