Sometimes, you can actually feel it.
Loosely based on the iconic peephole in Psycho, I Felt My Eye Expanding is a ghost story. It works best with sound buckets strapped to your earballs as you walk and walk and walk. Follow the through-line or just let it be a filter as you submerge yourself in the world around you.
This makes 1o.
There’s a love story in here if you can find it.
Get your rose colored love explosion soundtrack on. Break it open, Swim in it, Watch it burrrn…out?
*We hear a lot more now than we ever have before and that creates a challenge. Songs are taking on a shorter shelf life if they’re even being heard at all. OBSOLESCED is a transition that ranges from immediately old songs to legitimately old songs. Nothing “new” to discover here but rather the space between the recent past to the timelessly loved.
01. Awake On Foreign Shores (Colin Stetson)
02. I Want To (Best Coast)
03. Last Night At The Jetty (Panda Bear)
04. Starlings (Elbow)
05. Limit To Your Love (James Blake)
06. Wolf & I (Oh Land)
07. Lovesick (Lindstrøm & Christabelle)
08. Look (Sébastien Tellier)
09. Narc (Interpol)
10. Sour Times (Portishead)
11. Drown the Rats and Giants (Colin Stetson)
12. Elephants (Warpaint)
13. The Witching Hour (Wild Nothing)
14. You Won’t Need Me Where I’m Goin’ (How to Dress Well)
15. A Picture Of Our Torn Up Praise (Phosphorescent)
16. You Always Hurt the Ones You Love (Ryan Gosling)
17. Picture In A Frame (Tom Waits)
18. Doyna (The Klezmatics)
19. Ojalá (Silvio Rodriguez y Luis Eduardo Aute)
20. Once In A While (Jackie Gleason)
Yes, it’s true, the universe will cease to exist as we know it because these guys decided to work together. Thanks a lot Bon Blake.
Here’s a single from their upcoming doomsday record….
words words words words words words words……….
yeah. it’s content driven. it’s that time of the month.
The good news is that it’s filled with some brand spankin hot off the press choice tunes and cushioned with a few older ones too.
All in All – January is off to a good start.
01. Tonight (Sibylle Baier)
02. Lemonade (Braids)
03. Safe At Home (Eternal Summers)
04. I Go To Sleep (Anika)
05. Come On Let’s Go (Broadcast)
06. Pigeon (Tennis)
07. Kaputt (Destroyer)
08. The Problem With Your Daughter (Lord Huron)
09. Not a Friend (Cat’s Eyes)
10. Wilhelms Scream (James Blake)
11. Moon Dreams (Desolation Wilderness)
12. No One’s There (Anika)
13. WOR (Django Django)
14. All Around And Away We Go (Twin Sister)
15. Now That I’m Older (Sufjan Stevens)
16. Rings of Saturn (Sleeping States)
Welcome back. It’s a new year and life is finally being lifted back into place. A whole new year of brilliant and terrible music is here and waiting to drop and I already have a lot of catching up to do. So, let’s get to it…
James Blake’s debut LP James Blake is already set to make my top ten albums of 2011. Honestly, it’s that good. And even more honestly, I’m only halfway through my first listen….I already want to start it over from the begining.
His style is an untraditional fusion of Electronic, Dubstep and Grime. It’s delicate and spacious and the bass that he drops will shift any part of your body that’s touching the floor. Obviously what you hear is vital but his use of space and silence on this LP accomplishes an intriguing dimension and atmosphere that is gripping to say the least.
He’s only 21, but this kid is a man and he works like one too – he released 3 EPs last year alone: The Bells Sketch, CMYK and KlavierwerkeI.
The official release date for James Blake is scheduled for February 7th.