You'll find a cornucopia of tasty tunes to bounce off your eardrums. I update with new tunes, art and photography every week, depending on what I'm doing and listening to at the time, old and new. I'm based in London UK but I love to travel and discovery new music along the way and share my musical journey on neoloop.
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Cleveland trio Emeralds have released a vast array of music over the last four years or so, but none with such beauty and richness as their latest offering, LP - Does It Look Like I'm Here. A fantasy soundscape that's completely captivating like a soundtrack to the most visually stimulating movie you've never seen. This is a particular beautiful tune led by the waltz of folky guitar. Well worth checking out the full album for a relaxing listen, perfect for long plane journeys, close your eyes and dream of magical places.
Emeralds is the trio of Mark McGuire, Steve Hauschildt, and John Elliott.
Like this? try: Fuck Buttons, Hawkwind, Tangerine Dream, Brian Eno
CMYK (four track) EP is the third release from the prodigious London producer, still only 21, James Blake crafts intricate music that's both deeply retro and futuristic. Snipets of soul and jazz chords and twisted vocals snag and blip through mid-tempo beats that glide together with synthesised sub-bass with handclaps. This track CMYK (the EP's title track) subtly draws on both Kelis' Caught Out There and Aaliyah's Are You That Somebody. Interesting music.
Like this? Try: Mount Kimbie, Joy Orbison, Floating Points
Norwegian prog-disco anyone?!
Oslo-based producer Joachim Dyrdahl unearths his new LP titled En Fin Tid (a happy time) this month and it's been picking up good reviews. Like fellow Norwegians Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas - Diskjokke enthrals us into deep hypnotic spacey disco fever. This album sits very comfortably next to Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas' collection but also has a style of it's own. While the compositions have deep penetrating groove they still sound light and airy with a happy heart and magical melodies. Norwegian prog-disco never sounded so good, another one for your late summer nights.
The ever engaging Brooklynites School Of Seven Bells first single Windstorm is taken from the forthcoming album Disconnect From Desire, released 12/07/10 on Full Time Hobby. This remix takes to original track in an altogether darker place while retaining the beautiful background harmonies of sisters Claudia and Alejandra Deheza and adding a banging kick drum. I actually think this is better that the album version, excellent.
Like this? Try: Their first album Alpinisms
Pure summer skate-punk lo-fi pop from California. Wavves release a new LP - King of the Beach in August, this is the first single and what a belter! The rest of album is much the same vein, and a they have certainly hit a rich vein, scuzzy lo-fi guitars battle out every note with expectation that it will all fall apart any minute, like the Beach Boys jamming with Bleach era Nirvana at Jane's Addiction's house. A much cleaner sound than previous self-titled LP this is absolutely Superb!
Los Angeles' HEALTH's last LP Get Color gets the remix treatment on Disco 2 LP, following the trend of their first remixed album DISCO. Pick of the remixes for me is this Tabacco remix of Die Slow (Which is an epic track anyway!) search HEALTH for more of their stuff here on neoloop.
Like this try: Joy Division, Atlas Sound, Wavves, My Bloody Valentine
M.I.A's highly anticipated new album comes out next week, called /\/\/\Y/\. Reviews have been fairly mixed. There are some pretty experimental self indulgent moments on the album. XXXO remixed version with Jay-Z is a killa tune, but I keep playing this one, perfect vibe for a very hot summers day, Rum and Coke anyone?!
Cool new tunes courtesy of The Roots new long player - How I Got Over - their ninth album, released this week. This track, Right On features an old Joanna Newsom track Book of Right-On, which appeared on her 2004 LP The Milk-Eyed Mender and bounces along to one of the best beats I heard in ages ?uestlove's drumming is outstanding all over this album. How I Got Over was recorded during The Roots' tenure as the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The quality control button is firmly set for excellence and the guest list is equally impressive - John Legend, Monsters of Folk, Dirty Projectors and Raw Dice particularly shine bright in a very upbeat and easy-going hip-hop extravaganza. Lashings of downtempo neo-soul and splashes of folk blend in perfectly with Black Thought's vital raps and ?uestlove's beats. A sure-fire contender for the album of the year stakes come December. Get yourself over to iTunes now, listen and buy, or just buy it and enjoy in full from the start, you won't be disappointed. OUTSTANDING - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Categories: Hip Hop