Toro Y Moi takes a step back and lets the alter ego Les Sins come forward. The ’09 born, party fuelled acquaintance, seems more adamant to bring blissful subs, twinkling sun kissed hi hats and straight dancefloor vibes to your ear drums, rather than his usual Indie Pop palette.
‘Fetch’ surges along the new route perfectly offering up electronic dreams and pump fisting synth stabs throughout. Alongside that, is the B side chugger – ‘Taken’, which is also part of the package that is due to be released soon on Caribou’s rising Jiaolong label, which sounds like another track that was most likely influenced by the label owner himself. Both are a clear departure from what we are used to from Chaz Brunswick nee Toro Y Moi, but more than happy to receive more.
There couldn’t be a more perfect state than in the late hours of Sunday night or early hours of Monday morning to hear this. The architect of a sound designed for fractured headspace and tower block reflections under gothic UK skies, returns with three highly anticipated, brand new, progressive cuts via his latest EP.
After last year’s ‘Street Halo‘ 12″, the sprawling Massive Attack remixes and recent tease ‘Ashtray Wasp’, alot of fans will be wondering – to which phase does Kindred bring us in Burial’s era-influencing career? On my first sit-through, the opening title track has traditional Burial snares slicing through 11 odd minutes of aerial distortion and elegiac drones drawn out into a mosaic of Bevan hallmarks – a great reminder. However the second track ‘Loner’ might be one of his most eyebrow raising departures, shuffling 4/4 onto some Darkwave Funk Caribou terrain; possible spinoff of his work with Fourtet/Thom Yorke. Lastly ‘Ashtray Wasp’ with it’s voyaging, multi-structure works in a series of propelled, broken House and 2-step acts: the suffix of which pairs a childlike, Stockholm syndrome vocal chop and piano combo that’s at once both blissful and everything you’d want from him to close out on.
With this extended player (emphasis on extended), here is very much an artist seven years deep and experimenting with his own sound’s skeletal range – like some matured, pirate radio orchestra. Pop your best headphones/subs on, it’s heavyweight listening…
Cult British electronic label Hyperdub have just made the digital available. Vinyl soon come. Emosh levels in overdrive.
Stream in full for free and cop for a few minor bob here.
Yoooooo! Live In LDN is back! After an unplanned hiatus full of lots of pre planning, projects and generally making sure PinBoard is the ‘ish next year for you guys. Ultimately meaning this feature was on hold.
Now back in the mix, London is treating us well to end the year. The last editions of the year from unsigned One Mic and Writers Block, veterens De la Soul are in the city and those Swedish soulsters Little Dragon will be here rocking Sheps Bush.
14th, Joleon Davenue, Shakka, G.R.E.E.Ds, Kaleem Taylor and Daley – just some of the artists we introduced you to this year will be out and about too.
It has been confirmed that Radiohead will release a 19-track double-disc remix album entitled TKOL RMX 1234567 on October 10th. The project will follow seven 12″ remixes the band have and will continue to release over the summer by producers and artists who are currently exciting and inspiring to them.
The new album released via XL Recordings will feature remixes by Harmonic 13, Four Tet, Jamie XX, Illum Sphere, SBTRKT and Mark Pritchard to name a few. Peep the full tracklist after the jump…
Radiohead pretty much do what they want. And for the summer, they want to release as many remixes as possible on 12″. The first tracks in the series, which also are available digitally, are pretty cool, dance ridden remixes of a couple of The King of Limbs album cuts. Provided by Caribou and my most recent favourite remixer G, Jacques Greene. The band promise much more of the same in the next few weeks. In their wise words, basically “until we run out of remixes or summer.”
Cop the physical format tomorrow at all good record stores.
Bloody Hell. Ghostpoet went IIIINNNN for his Ghost Tapes VOL 4. Serious serious mix featuring the likes of Ramadanman, Caribou, Rosko, Burial, Gil Scot Heron, Jamie XX, Dilla, Crystal Waters, James Blake….the list goes on. Just do the right thing and download the 60 minute musical journey by using the arrow on the right of the player. This is going to be a good year for the Brownswood Bubbler I am sure!
This time of year always brings out the critic in everybody, claiming what have been the best and worst *insert situation, product, place, etc* of the year in a simple list. This time it was The Guardian’s turn. This is one publication I often read for insight and a ever a honest opinion, even if I don’t always agree.
But I am sure we, here at PinBoard can be in complete unison with the broadsheet when they announced their number one album of the year goes to Janelle Monae’s The ArchAndroid
We have often times had discussions about how underrated Monae is in the mainstream (hopefully not for much longer) and the love Speeakz has for this woman is near Badu status – that’s alot! I am glad that a difficult listen (at first) had time to marinate with listeners to receive such an accomplishment.
Also happy to see that Kanye West’s late entry got the second spot. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has been clocking up mad amount of plays on my iTunes since release and probably everyone else who owns a copy.
Other appearances include Arcade Fire (No.4), Drake (Joint No.17), Erykah Badu (No.32) and good to see some UK love shown towards Plan B (Joint No.35)
The hotly anticipated Remix album of the fantastic Swim Long-player by one of my favourite dudes of 2010…Caribou is set for release October 26th with guest features from notable acts such as Gold Panda, Nite Jewel and Junior Boys amongst others. ‘Kaili’ is available to stream below…This was one of my standout tracks from Swim and this refix doesn’t deviate too far from the original and is the kind of music my ears need right now!
For the remix album tracklist continue reading after the jump.