Monday, December 6, 2010

Benn Jordan - Louisiana Morning (2009)

Over the past few years I've discovered a number of new artists and albums thanks to the nature of music blogs today. Benn Jordan has consistently impressed me now, whether that be under The Flashbulb, Acidwolf guises or his actual name. (Pale Blue Dot has taken its place in my top 10 albums of all time)

I only just discovered this 4 track EP which was originally limited to 500 copies and dedicated to the memory of Charlie Cooper III, half of Telefon Tel Aviv, who tragically passed away in January 2009.

Don't expect breakcore or any kind of glitchy IDM. Instead it's a moving tribute of folk infused ambient. I did read the recommendation somewhere to listen to this EP while lying against a tree. Sounds like the perfect idea.

Tracklisting:

1. I
2. II
3. III
4. IV


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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - NY Is Kiling Me (2010)

My favourite track this week goes to this. Huge fan of Gil Scott-Heron, and usually I can take or leave the xx. The full album release is something to look forward to in early 2011.

From last.fm:

In February 2010, Gil Scott-Heron released “I’m New Here”, his first album in thirteen years. In August 2009, as a member of The xx (and producer) Jamie xx released his debut album “xx”.

“NY Is Killing Me” is first song from “We’re New Here”, Jamie xx’s reworking of 13 tracks from the Gil Scott-Heron “I’m New Here” sessions, to be released in February 2011.


Tracklisting:

1. NY Is Kiling Me

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