Jared Fairfield: “How Wretched I Am”.

30 Sep 2012 — Tonje Thilesen
From Maine comes producer Jared Fairfield (as introduced to us by Stadiums & Shrines), who recently released the split album EMF together with Portland's Afraid, available for free via Bandcamp. "How Wretched I Am" is our favourite joint from the LP effort, a serene but aching tune for those lonely days in a foreign city. Keep your eyes peeled on this dude. Read more → From Maine comes producer Jared Fairfield (as introduced to us by Stadiums & Shrines), who recently released the split album EMF together with Portland's Afraid, available for free via Bandcamp. "How Wretched I Am" is our favourite joint from the LP effort, a serene but aching tune for those lonely days in a foreign city. Keep your eyes peeled on this dude.

Deekie - “Happy & Wrong”.

26 Sep 2012 — Magnus
The duo known as Deekie excel at creating drone-like dream pop sounds. Hailing from London, they've been making music under the radar since 2010. Just after the arrival of the autumn equinox comes their new release, the Euphonious EP. It's perfect timing, too, because the five tracks utilize wintery sounds like slightly dissonant ringing of bells and reverb-laden male and female vocals. "Happy & Wrong" sums up much of what Deekie accomplishes as a band. Innocent singing starts out the track, followed by an uptempo drum beat with monotonous reed instruments backing the song. Euphonious EP is available in pay-what-you-want format over at the duo's bandcamp page, along with the rest of their material. Check out "Happy & Wrong" and the equally worthwhile "Stay Behind" below. Read more → The duo known as Deekie excel at creating drone-like dream pop sounds. Hailing from London, they've been making music under the radar since 2010. Just after the arrival of the autumn equinox comes their new release, the Euphonious EP. It's perfect timing, too, because the five tracks utilize wintery sounds like slightly dissonant ringing of bells and reverb-laden male and female vocals. "Happy & Wrong" sums up much of what Deekie accomplishes as a band. Innocent singing starts out the track, followed by an uptempo drum beat with monotonous reed instruments backing the song. Euphonious EP is available in pay-what-you-want format over at the duo's bandcamp page, along with the rest of their material. Check out "Happy & Wrong" and the equally worthwhile "Stay Behind" below.

Waskerley Way: “Plus Ultra”.

26 Sep 2012 — Tonje Thilesen
Here's a brand new joint from Newcastle Upon Tyne psych popper and NFOP regular Michael Bridgewater aka Waskerley Way, whom just happened to bless us with the self-released EP RPG, explaining that "'RPG' is the OST for a video game that you will play, a document/reification of summer 2012's processes and practices". The distinct bedroom atmospherics may still be avail in the '2012' Waskerley Way, but also proves to dip into so many other genre fragments, from the delightful, noisy pop to breakbeat or even shoegaze. Somehow it has never felt very important to classify the music of our dearest English friend, as he always have impressed us with soulful pop melodies. Download RPG for free via Bandcamp, or stream it right here. Read more → Here's a brand new joint from Newcastle Upon Tyne psych popper and NFOP regular Michael Bridgewater aka Waskerley Way, whom just happened to bless us with the self-released EP RPG, explaining that "'RPG' is the OST for a video game that you will play, a document/reification of summer 2012's processes and practices". The distinct bedroom atmospherics may still be avail in the '2012' Waskerley Way, but also proves to dip into so many other genre fragments, from the delightful, noisy pop to breakbeat or even shoegaze. Somehow it has never felt very important to classify the music of our dearest English friend, as he always have impressed us with soulful pop melodies. Download RPG for free via Bandcamp, or stream it right here.

James Ferraro: “SO N2U”.

25 Sep 2012 — Tonje Thilesen
Los Angeles' mastermind and NFOP regular James Ferraro returns to the moniker of his given name this fall, following another two strong releases as Bebetune$ and the Ferraro vs Teams project Bodyguard. Out on Hippos In Tanks this November, Ferraro's Shoop2DaDope is probably that one record we're the most excited about this fall. Read more → Los Angeles' mastermind and NFOP regular James Ferraro returns to the moniker of his given name this fall, following another two strong releases as Bebetune$ and the Ferraro vs Teams project Bodyguard. Out on Hippos In Tanks this November, Ferraro's Shoop2DaDope is probably that one record we're the most excited about this fall.

elintseeker - “Kagerou (with Ferri)”.

18 Sep 2012 — Magnus
Elintseeker is the ambient project of Singapore native Fuzz Lee. His new extended-play, Shimmering of heated air, blends acoustic guitar loops with small electronic glitches and drone textures to create outstanding compositions. "Kagerou (with Ferri)" features vocals and whispering by Japanese artist Ferri - kagerou meaning "heat haze" or, more appropriately, "a shimmering of heated air". Pleasant, sunny sounds for this Monday afternoon. Read more → Elintseeker is the ambient project of Singapore native Fuzz Lee. His new extended-play, Shimmering of heated air, blends acoustic guitar loops with small electronic glitches and drone textures to create outstanding compositions. "Kagerou (with Ferri)" features vocals and whispering by Japanese artist Ferri - kagerou meaning "heat haze" or, more appropriately, "a shimmering of heated air". Pleasant, sunny sounds for this Monday afternoon.

Premiere: Lindstrøm - “Call Me Anytime (Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti Remix)”.

17 Sep 2012 — Tonje Thilesen
Originally posted on Ad Hoc Reported last month, the legendary Oslo-based label Smalltown Supersound released the second 12" of remixes from Lindstrøm's Six Cups Of Rebel, featuring a name that is generally quite unassociated with the art of remixing: Ariel Pink and his Haunted Graffiti. As we've seen the internet flowing over with new Lindstrøm works (and re-works) from his upcoming LP Smalhans as of late, it may seem a bit eccentric to lean back to Six Cups Of Rebel only a month before his next release. Then again, it's not exactly every day Ariel Pink puts his soul into someone else's work, and if we know the guy right, likely by following his personal time table. Throughout its near 10 minute long spin, Lindstrøm's "Call Me Anytime" receives a bizarre re-arrangement, evolving from a fusion of noisy ambience into tropical psych-pop, filtered over sonic beats and hints of Chicago footwork. As we're moving towards the soundwave's end, its constantly shapeshifting beat dissolves to dust, slowly moving back to the beginning of the trippy voyage; an organic puddle of sound in true Ariel Pink spirit. Order the 12" via Robot, also featuring another mind-boggeling remix from Oneohtrix Point Never and Mark McGuire Roadchief on the B-side.

Read more → Originally posted on Ad Hoc Reported last month, the legendary Oslo-based label Smalltown Supersound released the second 12" of remixes from Lindstrøm's Six Cups Of Rebel, featuring a name that is generally quite unassociated with the art of remixing: Ariel Pink and his Haunted Graffiti. As we've seen the internet flowing over with new Lindstrøm works (and re-works) from his upcoming LP Smalhans as of late, it may seem a bit eccentric to lean back to Six Cups Of Rebel only a month before his next release. Then again, it's not exactly every day Ariel Pink puts his soul into someone else's work, and if we know the guy right, likely by following his personal time table. Throughout its near 10 minute long spin, Lindstrøm's "Call Me Anytime" receives a bizarre re-arrangement, evolving from a fusion of noisy ambience into tropical psych-pop, filtered over sonic beats and hints of Chicago footwork. As we're moving towards the soundwave's end, its constantly shapeshifting beat dissolves to dust, slowly moving back to the beginning of the trippy voyage; an organic puddle of sound in true Ariel Pink spirit. Order the 12" via Robot, also featuring another mind-boggeling remix from Oneohtrix Point Never and Mark McGuire Roadchief on the B-side.

Video Sunday vol. 44

16 Sep 2012 — NFOP

NFOP are both out of town so unfortunately this space has (and will) be slightly dead until October is upon us. That being said, we always have time for Video Sunday. Check out our selections below, featuring the jaw-dropping video for Saint Lou Lou's "Maybe You".Saint Lou Lou - Maybe You (directed by Philippe Tempelman)Maria Minerva - The Sound (by James B Stringer)MMOTHS - Over You (by Brendan Canty)ALT-J - Fitzpleasure (by Guillaume Cagniard)Tearjerker - So Dead (directed by Fred Travert & Martin Sek)Slowdance - Boyfriend

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NFOP are both out of town so unfortunately this space has (and will) be slightly dead until October is upon us. That being said, we always have time for Video Sunday. Check out our selections below, featuring the jaw-dropping video for Saint Lou Lou's "Maybe You".Saint Lou Lou - Maybe You (directed by Philippe Tempelman)Maria Minerva - The Sound (by James B Stringer)MMOTHS - Over You (by Brendan Canty)ALT-J - Fitzpleasure (by Guillaume Cagniard)Tearjerker - So Dead (directed by Fred Travert & Martin Sek)Slowdance - Boyfriend

Video: Fight Bite - “Charlotte Iris”.

11 Sep 2012 — Tonje Thilesen
From the same director behind Blouse's "Ghost Dream", a brand new creation for Denton, Texas duo Fight Bite recently found its way to our inbox, described as a "post death trip into a fake paradise made of palm trees jungle, a luxury hostel and memorial tanning bed". Watch the mesmerizing video trip below. Read more → From the same director behind Blouse's "Ghost Dream", a brand new creation for Denton, Texas duo Fight Bite recently found its way to our inbox, described as a "post death trip into a fake paradise made of palm trees jungle, a luxury hostel and memorial tanning bed". Watch the mesmerizing video trip below.