Saturday, 19 May 2012


Firstly fellow music fans and readers, apologies for the lack of recent updates, i've had an infection that's involved seeing 4 different doctors, taking 3 courses of anti-biotics and visiting two hospitals for checks, but hopefully by the grace of God i'll be fixed up soon and back to full health :).  (In other news I also won my works fantasy football league which was quite pleasing!).

So onwards to the music scene, and knocking on the door of this bloggers ears since the three albums highlighted for April has been the mysterious KWJAZ, aka  San Fran's Peter Berends, whose two track LP is all dub, jazz, dreamy loops and twinkley keys. The 22 minute duration of each 'tape' would make Tangerine Dream proud as he journeys between delayed electronica, radio crackle and muffled, blurry moments of genius; inviting us to listen to someone elses cloud 9.

Described as more of a mixtape than an album this will definately appeal to fans of Sun Araw and Nite Jewels early work for sure. The recent expanded version contains 4 tracks, but best to go for the 2 tracks on the original album ('Once In Babylon' and 'Righteous Wane') for that all important 'as-it-were-intended' experience.

Big thanks to Duncan at PIAS for playing this in the office and introducing me to it too!

Elsewhere Oddisee released his Odd Renditions EP, including a very good sample of Aretha Franklin's 'Say A Prayer' versus Bon Iver, which makes for some quirky hiphop. Downloadable for free now via Stereogum or just listen below

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