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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The Rapture return with new LP In The Grace of Your Love. It's another eclectic mix of styles from party rave-ups to indie-dance cross-overs. This is a class tune with looping piano riff that sticks in your head. More on this later...
After listing to Zomby's Dedication album, it got me looking up some old film soundtracks. This piece of music, the main theme from John Barry's 1965 soundtrack to The Ipcress File is very influential to Zomby's new vibe. I've not seen this movie but the soundtrack is ace, a British espionage film directed by Sidney J. Furie and starring Michael Caine, Guy Doleman, and Nigel Green. It has won critical acclaim and a BAFTA award for best British film.
Currently enjoying the latest LP Dedication from Zomby. It's been out a while now, but it definitely suited to dark evenings or early hours. This track a nice moody film score vibe, the tinkling synth sounds are reminiscent of some old seventies film soundtracks by the likes of Francis Lai, Lao Schifrin, John Barry and Nino Rota, but with a Zomby twist. A far departure from his earlier ravey stuff this is a step into Burial territory with exquisite results. Recommended.
Late night Chill
The original of this track is a favourite from DJ Harvey and his Locussolus project. Now, New Jersey electronic producer Com Truise has given Throwdown a spaced out makeover. A nice chilled groove for a late night soundtrack. Take it easy... Love this!
I've always like this cover art too...
I can't get enough of Jeymes Samuel's The Bullitts, I've posted tunes previously by The Bullitts but this superb track is a defining moment in their growing catalogue. It first surfaced at the end of last year and the more you hear it the more you get mesmerised by it's charms. Featuring a narrative by KILL BILL star Lucy Liu who plays an ice-cold murderess called Amelia Sparks awaiting execution on death row and it also features a sublime rap from Jay Electronica…
Have you ever had that feeling like you been falling for weeks in a well? I was on the verge of dying like E.T. in the bald spot in the forest, right next to the speak and spell…
The full debut album THEY DIE BY DAWN & other short stories is finished and due to drop anytime soon. The album features some amazing artists including Tori Amos, Jay Electronica and Mos Def along with character cameos from Lucy Liu and Edris Elba. Release date TBC. The Bullitts played the Big Chill last month and according to Jeymes Samuel's twitter they will be doing some live dates soon.
Each release comes with unique movie inspired videos and cool film poster artwork, love this one...
Love the sound of this, The Surf is a vocal track from a mainly instrumental jam-band called Lotus. Their MySpace bio reads like this… The swelling beats of a non-stop dance party and the soaring guitar and melodic triumphs of a cathartic rock experience - equal elements to the live instrumental dance rock of LOTUS. Apparently they have been around for years and have quite a few records on iTunes, this track isn't like most of their other tunes. This has a new sunshine vibe to it, almost chillwave!
The Golden age of the Apocalypse
Thundercat's début LP The Golden age of the Apocalypse is complete madness, jazz solos, electronic hip-hop, video-game blips, psychedelic wig-outs and unsettling moments that crash and burn in all directions. However there is something that keeps you hooked in a surreal intriguing way. Much like listening to Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica for the first time, you can't quite work out out what you like about it. The complex compositions twist and clash one minute, then sound sweet and soulful the next. Produced by Flying Lotus, it holds a similar vibe to much of the Flying Lotus sound. Each track is like marmite, you love then you hate it, but it changes with every listen. Walkin' is for me the most accessible track here, with an easy going soulful sound matched with some easy listening la la la vocal harmony.
An ambitious LP that is rewardingly glorious with perseverance.
Like this? Try: Jimi Tenor, Flying Lotus
You know what, I've had this tune for ages but didn't really give Holy Ghosts debut LP much of a listen when it first came out a couple of months ago. Since then they have released this as a single. It has that signature Holy Ghost sound of assured beats and crisp rhythms. This actually features the distinctive vocal talents veteran singer and Doobie Brother Michael McDonald and is perfectly married with a children's gospel choir to create a surreal pop moment. Holy Ghost!’s debut LP is out now via DFA.
Good to hear some new material from Neon Indian, aka Texas-raised musician Alan Palomo. Era Extraña is the follow-up from the excellent underground hit debut album Psychic Chasms. This new LP pretty much carries on from where he left off, more psychedelic lackadaisical dreamscapes with kaleidoscopic synth sounds. But this one has a slightly more fuzzy static sound with nuances of My Bloody Valentine, but with a much more polished production, Dave Fridmann mixed and added his trademark post-production.
This pulsating track is the first single release and sounds amazing on headphones, I hope he tours over in London again soon.
Like this? try: Toro Y Moi, Washed Out, MGMT, My Bloody Valentine, Passion Pit