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Gravenhurst – I Turn my Face To The Forest Floor // From Harbour Boat Trips: 01 Copenhagen by Trentemøller

Gravenhurst was a project by singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Nick Talbot, from Bristol, England, signed to Warp Records.

Talbot began playing solo, but from 1999 Gravenhurst toured extensively as a band. Gravenhurst’s first full-band line up featured Dave Collingwood on drums, who also plays with Azalea City Penis Club, and bassist Paul Nash. Nash soon left to concentrate on his own musical project North Sea Navigator, and was replaced by Huw Cooksley. Later, Robin Allender, and Alex Wilkins joined on bass and guitar respectively.

Talbot initially played all of the instruments on the recordings; Dave Collingwood took on the increasingly complex drum parts on ‘Fires in Distant Buildings’, and again on ‘The Western Lands’ (2007). Collingwood played in the live band from 2000, and left in 2008.

His death was announced on the 4th of December 2014 // Live performance by Nick Talbot (aka Gravenhurst) – May 12, 2003. WFMU radio, Jersey City, NJ.

Young Magic | You With Air (Galapagoose and Wooshie’s Nang Nang remix)

Young Magic is a Brooklyn, NY, USA based collective, producing beats, boogie, psych and soul.

 

MØ | Don’t Wanna Dance (Darius Remix)

Karen Marie Ørsted (born in Odense, Denmark in 1989) better known as MØ, is a Danish singer and songwriter. In Copenhagen, Denmark 2013, she was recognized as P3s Uundgåelige (P3 Unavoidable), a list of rising artists Danish radio station DR P3. “Pilgrim” her first official single has charted in the Tracklisten, the Danish Singles Chart. She is signed to Sony Music. MØ’s first live television appearance was during Danish P3 Guld Awards on 27 March 2013 where she sang her hit “Pilgrim”. MØ, whose name means “maiden” or “virgin” in Danish, has been compared to electro-pop vocalists such as Grimes, Purity Ring, and Twin Shadow.

Miles Maeda | Hybridization Mix – 1993

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Miles Maeda began his DJ career in 1988 spinning records for college radio. A classically trained musician as well as practicing yogi, he brings a unique perspective and approach to his music. On the outside, his style is a well balanced blend of Chicago house. On the inside, it is crafted with an intricate variety of influences which have become his trademark.

Living in Chicago in the early 90’s, he worked alongside his fellow nu-ravers Derrick Carter, Mark Farina and Spencer Kincey as a purveyor of new electronic dance music. He held residencies at Smartbar, Berlin as well as the legendary Shelter. Miles later moved to San Diego to study yoga and meditation, infusing this energy with his musical productions. He eventually combined these plethora of activity and began developing his educational projects (www.milesmaeda.com), traveling and teaching around the globe.

Miles is currently expanding his craft, enjoying his residency in Tokyo, and continuing the development of his yoga projects. Stay tuned.

Castratii | Others

Wind. Rain. Mist. Whispers. Secrets written in blood. Sliding doors in parallel universes. Castratii are a paradox, a wonderful vision of a life that might have been, and still could be. Enveloping shrouds of ambient musical strands, woven together into a swinging bridge that hangs over a chasm of endless possibility.

Hellogoodbye | Killin’ Time

The band Hellogoodbye was initiated in 2001 as a recording project by Huntington Beach High School student Forrest Kline. With the aid of fellow student Jesse Kurvink, Kline started recording synthesized power pop songs on his computer, which originally only served the purpose of entertaining their friends. However, as more and more of their songs appeared on MP3.com, Hellogoodbye’s fanbase grew. According to Kline, the band name was inspired by,a line from the TV series Saved by the Bell and the general transience of opportunities.

In 2002, without even having a release out, Hellogoodbye began playing local concerts in front of crowds of hundreds. For live shows, vocalist/guitarist Kline and keyboardist Kurvink were accompanied on drums by either Parker Case, who would later form the now defunctJamisonParker, or Aaron Flora. Flora and bassist Marcus Cole soon joined them permanently, completing the band’s line-up

Steve Reich | Music for 18 Musicians, opening thru section II

Stephen Michael Reich (born October 3, 1936) is an American composer. He is a pioneer ofminimalism, although his music has increasingly deviated from a purely minimalist style. Reich’s innovations include using tape loops to create phasing patterns (examples are his early compositions, “It’s Gonna Rain” and “Come Out”), and the use of processes to create and explore musical concepts (for instance, “Pendulum music” and “”Four Organs”). These compositions, marked by their use of repetitive figures and phasing effects, have significantly influenced contemporary music, especially that of his country.

The Guardian has described Reich as one of the few composers to have “altered the direction of musical history.”

His Clancyness | Gold Diggers

Having signed to FatCat in March 2013, His Clancyness is the alias of Jonathan Clancy. Born in Ottawa and raised between Canada and Italy, Clancy moved back and forth between the two countries up until his late teenage years, when he finally settled in Bologna.

Gaining early experience through playing in a number of hardcore / punk bands, and having toured the world in a couple of indie outfits, Jonathan struck out on his own back in 2009 and started to gain some early recognition across internet blogs when he began leaking out a series of bedroom-recorded psych-pop gems. Recording alone at home often late at night, writing and playing everything himself, he produced a steady stream of tracks prodding in different directions and comprising weird pop outbursts, fuzzy guitars, cloudy ambient texturing, warm drum machine pulses, and bitter-sweet chord progressions – all anchored by a particular melodic sensibility and Clancy’s bold, often reverb-drenched vocals.

Rioux | Trails

Brooklyn electronic producer, Rioux agiley compels our mind to float into contrasting silhouettes of experimentalism. Varied movements of “Trails” include dynamic twinkling jazz, atomic house, disco-pop guitar lines, and deep chorus-like vocals that mold decorously throughout the entire track. We highly recommend digging into all of his formerly solid releases such as Supersymmetry. 

Truly leaving his own trail, Rioux will be releasing a string of monthly singles, until the summer.

Stream and download below through Bad Panda Records.

High Places | Dry Lake

Dry Lake (Download link)

High Places began as an experiment in collaboration: two people with diverse artistic backgrounds coming together to merge their skills, aesthetic tastes, and music-making approaches. Robert Barber grew up listening to punk and hardcore, and Mary Pearson studied bassoon performance, but both gravitated toward a DIY compositional style and a love of layers. It is the affinity for layering that has thus far defined the duo, both in ideas and instrumentation.High Places’ songs contain a fascinating range of aural layers: bells and bird calls over a wash of ocean waves; mallets hitting mixing bowls over treated guitar and glockenspiel; Mary’s reflective vocals over Rob’s homemade beats. The result is an imaginative and spacious amalgamation of sounds with a unique, almost Caribbean undertone that is as immediate as it is refreshing.

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