August 10, 2012

BAT FOR LASHES intimate return...

It's good. Not sure I like this as much as most songs on her last masterpiece "two suns"...but it's still a great song, gentle and sweet in its melancholia.

CAT POWER morphs herself into a beautiful Cherokee!

Wow. Loving this song and its production. The moody remix is perfect too. Can't wait for the full album "Sun"...Sept. 3rd.

August 09, 2012

BRUIT FANTOME takes you on an electronic trip!

THE SHOES: time to put your dancing shoes on!


WILD NOTHING's new album on its way...

NOCTURNE's release date August 28th
01. Shadow
02. Midnight Song
03. Nocturne
04. Through the Glass
05. Only Heather
06. This Chain Won’t Break
07. Disappear Always
08. Paradise
09. Counting Days
10. The Blue Dress
11. Rheya


June 27, 2012

METRIC speeds the collapse

Their new album is far from being their best; although half of it is great, some of it is way too "nice" for me. But here is my personal favorite taken from "Synthetica"; an excellent track in all aspects (let's say I'm happy this video displays the lyrics too...).

BEACH HOUSE's album of the year. So far & by far.

Sorry everyone...when I get busy with my own music, my blog is often on hold during that time. I haven't been the best of blogger these past few weeks.
But I just want to make sure all of you have listened to BEACH HOUSE full new album, "bloom". It is, by far, the best album of 2012.
Now, turn the volume up and/or put your headphones on...and close your eyes; no video can give this incredible music justice.

Beach House - Wishes from Mark Lager on Vimeo.

May 26, 2012

ST. VINCENT Beautiful dissonance

Nothing sounds quite like it, which is a rare thing these days. Somewhere between your prettiest dream and your scariest nightmare, ST. VINCENT's 3rd album "Strange Mercy" is the perfect follow-up to "Actor", her excellent release of 2009.
The sound is a little harder, the production always flawless and impressive.
Every track is like a new city to discover in St. Vincent distorted world...

May 23, 2012

BEACH HOUSE at my rescue...

This song is just pure beauty. Escaping is easy...
On a loop starting now, my song of the month! Definetly.

Oh and excellent new album of course. One of my favorite bands actually.

May 14, 2012

Remembering the early days of SPLEEN UNITED

Today, I got excited when I found out that Spleen United had released a third album in early 2012...until I heard it!
Many electro-based bands have become too "clubby" and drained of mood and textures as the "hard-electro over-compressed syncopaded" sound took over a few years ago (which really just gives me a headache). Spleen United is a good example of that commercial electro trend; it's no big surprise as their 2nd album was already taking a big step in that direction. Yet, that one was still enjoyable in parts.
Now, what a heard today was...

Ok, let's remember the good stuff instead! The whole first album of this Danish band is excellent from beginning to end; a classic unique electro-rock sound that stands the test of time; as strong as Gary Numan and Ladytron's best work in my point of view.
Here is "Come on figures" taken from "Godspeed into the mainstream (2006)"...a must in every indie-electro lover's library.