Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Hello, Goodbye

While Blogspot has served us well over the years, let's be honest, it's not great looking. So we've moved ourselves over to Tumblr. This blog will become dormant, or it'll forward you to our new home (if I can figure that out).

So if you'd like to keep up with us we are here:
(it's the same site)

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Sam Willis' debut album out tomorrow

Tomorrow sees the release of Sam Willis' debut solo album 'Winterval'. One-half of Kompakt singed Walls, this is Willis' first release under his own name, following singles on labels such as Buzzin' Fly, RVNG INTL, and Playhouse. 'Winterval' is a bold and immersive album that fuses the saturated analogue sounds of classic house and techno with the plagant / euphoric melodics associated with Brian Eno or Selected Ambient Works era Aphex Twin. In a contemporary context Willis's experimental and hypnotic sounds fit neatly but uniquely alongside the likes of other sonic 4:4 explorers such as Four Tet, Actress, Nathan Fake and Caribou.

The LP comes on limited red vinyl, with full album download included. You can order that HERE (or pop in to your local record shop from tomorrow)

Or you can download HERE for only £7

Here's what people have been saying about the album:
"A perfect storm of a debut..fuses analog techno and house with ambient meditations" - The Fader
"narrative, tonal techno.. entirely absorbing" - Pitchfork
"Winterval has hypnotic, frostbitten beauty..a field of swooning analogue beats and spectral scribblings" - MOJO
"Echos the abstract subtlety of Aphex's 'Selected Ambient Works'..surreal hypnotic exploration that demands your full investment" - Clash Magazine
"Twinkling productions that bear comparison with Pantha Du Prince and Jesse Somfay" - Guardian

And if you're still not convinced, stream the whole album:

Thursday, 1 November 2012

The Magic 'Call Me Up' video

Here's the video for Call Me Up by The Magic and starring Sylvie Smith on vocals and walking around. Taken from the debut album Ragged Gold, which is out now.

The video was directed by Sean Michael Turrell

The Magic - 'Call Me Up' from Half Machine on Vimeo.