A Day Full of Albums

Lately I’ve been shunning records for mixes, but today I listened to a whole load of albums. Fairly eclectic, new and old, very different vibes, unintentionally taking myself on a musical journey…

Miike Snow - Miike SnowBattles - MirroredForeign Beggars - United Colours of Beggatron

Burial - UntrueVenetian SnaresTool Aenima

Miike Snow. I can’t get enough of this eponymous debut. Heart rending melodies with an electro pop twist.

Battles - Mirrored. Original, playfully clever, weird post-rock that it demands your fullest attention.

Foreign Beggars - United Colours of Beggatron. Metropolis really comes through in the Beggars’ third offering, balancing Orifice’s trademark furious flow over some interesting, chunky production. (Killer dubstep crossover track Contact has a sick video, directed by Tony Truand)

Burial - Untrue. Deep, rolling, melancholy half-step full of echoing woodblocks and androgynous vocals. Hauntingly beautiful.

Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag Alatt Született. This album was given to me with the correct ascertation “This will change your life”. Luscious, melancholy orchestral pieces masterfully intertwined with staggeringly complex breaks. A masterpiece.

Tool - Ænima. Ferocious prog rock beast full of huge, chugging guitars and Maynard’s powerful vocals. And it features Bill Hicks. Nuff said.

Foreign Beggars’ DJ Nonames drops another mix to promote the release of ‘The Harder They Fall’, their limited edition vinyl remix package on Never Say Die
The Eddie K & Statix refix of Alix Perez collab, ‘LDN’ lays their machine gun bars over a meatier, falling bassline to deadly effect, impressively subtle work from the producer of Serial Killa.
On the other hand Datsik brings his trademark industrial, robotic sound to ‘Solace One’, which combines with the Beggars’ sinister lyrics for an all-out slab of brutal aggression. 
Plenty of big tunes across grime, dubstep and d&b in the mix as you’d expect from Nonames, with the audio battering of Lethal Bizzle’s ‘Not A Saint’, Kito’s dope ‘Split The Atom’ remix previously posted on BB&C and the omnipresent, ever-huge ‘Marka’.

I Am Legion - Make Those Move

YES! First track from the long-awaited Noisia & Foreign Beggars collab and it’s every bit as heavy as we could’ve hoped for! YESSSSS!

Tour dates:
26.09.2013 ELECTRIC, LONDON
28.09.2013 UKF @ IN:MOTION, BRISTOL
01.10.2013 ROCKHAL, LUXEMBOURG
03.10.2013 APOLO, BARCELONA
04.10.2013 TRANSBORDEUR, LYON
05.10.2013 BOOTSHAUS, COLOGNE
07.10.2013 FORTY KLEPARZ, KRAKOW
08.10.2013 BASEN, WARSAW
10.10.2013 ROXY, PRAGUE
11.10.2013 ARENA, VIENNA
12.10.2013 CORVINTETO, BUDAPEST
13.10.2013 CVETLICARNA, LJUBLJANA
15.10.2013 MAGAZZINI GENERALI, MILAN
17.10.2013 CABARET SAUVAGE, PARIS
18.10.2013 AB, BRUSSELS
19.10.2013 TBA, AMSTERDAM

Tickets at www.iamlegion.co.uk