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. 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.