SINGLES CRUISE

REW<< "SONORAN"

I definitely have a soft spot in my heart for artists releasing music on the Perth, Australia based label Hidden Shoal. They seem to find artists creating music on the periphery of ambient and neo-classical that melts with a certain kind of sweetness and gentleness. REW<< is certainly no exception, built around a looped piano …

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CARLY PARADIS – “THE CRUSHING WEIGHT OF HISTORY (FEATURING JONAS BJERRE OF MEW)”

Carly Paradis leaps from the world of soundtracks and stately neo-classical work into a collection of compositions that marry her inherently huge and vibrant classical work with electronic beats, synth arpeggios and a cast of vocalists who give words to some of the big themes in her work. For the pulsating “The Crushing Weight of …

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100 – “WEIGHTLESS”

Snarling, finger-pointing post-punk in the same vein of Rolling Blackouts, Fontaine DC and Idles, the Australian four-piece swing for the fences on this six minute opus of self-doubt, bad decisions and hometown malaise. “Weightless” features a driving rhythm section and a fist-in-the-air, smiling-through-kicked-in-teeth sing-along chorus. 100’s are a band to get excited about. 

LOU ROGAI – “ACCEPTANCE (SECOND MOVEMENT OF CATHEDRAL)

Backed by a brass and woodwind ensemble, Lou Rogai’s meditations on death and acceptance are expressed through a medieval and Gregorian dirge that sound as they are forever caught echoing through the halls of some monastic stronghold – a bastion of stillness in the heart of New York City. “Cathedral” processes Rogai’s memory of chance …

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