Here are some tracks to narrate your ultra late nights, after all the ambient lounge music has taken its course, and everyone is on the floor in a sexed-out substance-induced coma looking like a Fiona Apple or Deftones music video. I might add that it’s all emanating from the eminent mecca of culture right now, Brooklyn.
I’m going out to Bucktown this weekend as a matter of fact to do a photo shoot with our first group. This track grabbed me the moment I heard it on their myspace, it’s from Body Language, and it’s called At A Glance. Body Language is Grant Wheeler and Matt Young, of Landau and Landau Orchestra, and Angelica Bess, who has appeared on tracks from D. Gookin and Theophilus London, she will also be on the upcoming Landau Orchestra release, Departure Sounds which is coming out on Milan. This track is just a rough, unmastered version, but you get the idea– this song is a slow, sultry, staring-at-you-from-across-the-room track to encourage all of you to let down your guard, forget your insecurities and GO TALK TO THEM if you’re feelin’ em! We can look forward to the polished version of this track, along with a number of their best tracks this summer with the Speaks EP coming out on Moodgadget.
Mux Mool has been featured prominently here in the past, it’s no secret that I’m a huge Mux fan, well his newest release I’ve been going on about is finally out on iTunes (it comes out everywhere else next week I believe). I’ve posted an exerpt of the track Teal Trim, the full track is available with album only on iTunes. This one makes me think of looking at the first rays of sunlight on the ocean’s horizon from the balcony of a Miami condo. Make sure you stop by these older posts for some free downloads released as companions to the full EP.
Theophilus London is looking more promising than ever to really push the envelope this year with his unique mixture of hip-hop and electronic music. If you’re a fan of what producers like Kanye and Pharrell have been doing, you’ll like how London seems to incorporate elements of dance, electro, and house into pop-oriented hip-hop– This Charming Mixtape has a bunch of his newest tracks, it’s up on his myspace, downloadable for free! I dig the cover too– a take on this classic shot of Elvis Costello.
Calmer is one musician who I think will go down as having been the harbinger of a new genre where electronic is infused with classic jazz in startlingly catchy new ways, a unique balance of elements within the vast array of subgenres it picks from. He is very much so in the early chapters of his musical career, but his well-recieved debut EP Past is Present is a clear assertion that he is aware of what he’s onto. He just did an interview on Popmatters talking about Past is Present and his production style. Might I add he also happens to be an accomplished music video director? It is indeed the age of the multi-faceted creative artist. He also appears on the afforementioned upcoming Landau Orchestra album, which having already heard, I can say that listeners are in for a treat…BIG TIME…no, seriously it’s gonna be like a giant Ho-Ho for your ears. He also appears on the newest installment of Moodgadget’s podcast, An Ambient Moodcast comes out tomorrow exclusively on ISO50, with the track below, whose video I’ve included as well.
Body Language – At A Glance
Mux Mool – Teal Trim
Theophilus London – Cold Pillow
Calmer – Open Source