PICKS OF THE WEEK:
- “Lost Entity Sounds Of Tomorrow” By RUNE COSMIC
A nostalgic trip down my memory lane, hopefully yours as well, through plenty of 12″s I still dearly own, in the compelling Live Vinyl “Freestyle 90s House Mix”, by veteran Danish DJ (since 1979) and vinyl collector (since 1983) Rune Cosmic aka Universal Beats, part of the Club scene in Silkeborg from 1986 with Club New Romantic, Club Sunshine (House), Club Submarine and Deep Space (Techno) in Aarhus. Enjoy!
- South West of France ambient /acid /downtempo /bass /chug /psych /organic /electronic producer and Reptilian Business Records co-founder, Da Iguana – “The Moon Forest” from “(lm)∈tal ” EP [Jux]
An exotic moon forest enchantment radiating vivid palpitating sensations rolls through an insistent sharp bounce of crispy tribal percussions, light springy clanking chimes, a vibrant warm bass line, hypnotic droning dangers, and sheer reverberant bedazzlements into a heady adventure of mercurial Da Iguana treasure.
- London/Warwickshire, UK lo-fi /drone /soundtrack /psych /jazzy /post-rock /electronica duo of long-time musical collaborators Oscar Ball and Dan Carney aka Lyndhurst “Holiday Inn” from the upcoming sophomore “Caves” EP
an intriguing circuitry of slightly disturbing yet playful swooping melodies fascinates with staccato loops, droning swathes, frenetic punchy beats, soft tinny chimes, and jazzy brassy flairs, all assembled with painstaking accuracy and a lightness of touch that is sure to awaken and unnerve the listener’s mind.
- Toulouse-based French/Lebanese electronic /ethnic /body music /techno activist producer and Toulouse Gouffre Club label boss, Psaum, aka Arabian Panther النمر العربي “Gaza’s Tears” from V/A “By the People, For the People” fundraising compilation for Palestine Children’s Relief Fund [House of Afandi Records]
A dramatic and hearty throbbing Arabic-tinged stirring tribute over skittering broken beats highly resounding the bottomless sorrow for the ongoing barbaric US-backed Zionist slaughter, from Toulouse-based freedom-through-sound activist, the artist I know best know better from the 100% of proceeds go to the PCRF (Children of Gaza) multi-genre collaborative music album. I dislike rhetoric, but these are the most thoughtful words I read lately from renowned American journalist Chris Hedges “I hope one day we will meet. You will be an adult. I will be an old man, although to you I am already very old. In my dream for you, I will find you free and safe and happy. No one will be trying to kill you. You will fly in airplanes filled with people, not bombs. You will not be trapped in a concentration camp. You will see the world. You will grow up and have children. You will become old. You will remember this suffering, but you will know it means you must help others who suffer. This is my hope. My prayer.”