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5oFoF :: Five Years of Friends of Friends

➲ 5oFoF “Five Years of Friends of Friends” // Friends of Friends // Release 04 November 2014.

“For five years, Friends of Friends has been at the forefront of Los Angeles’ independent music culture, propagating a rich catalogue of innovative releases from across the electronic music spectrum. This year, FoF is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a massive compilation featuring classic songs from the likes of Shlohmo, Salva, LOL Boys and Tomas Barfod alongside B-sides, rarities, remixes and brand new tracks from the extended Friends of Friends family.

Disparate sounds from Rome Fortune, Shigeto and Nicolas Jaar find a home on 5oFoF: Five Years of Friends of Friends, drawing together the label’s eclectic past with its exciting, genre-melding future.”

Alphabets Heaven :: Everything Stays The Same

Alphabets HeavenEverything Stays The Same” // Label: King Deluxe // Rel. 15 Sept. 2014.

“With his third release for King Deluxe, Jonny Wildey keeps refining elements of his sound while at the same exploring new avenues. No longer limited to just his bedroom production, this EP was heavily inspired by travelling to new lands, including a tour of N.America last summer in which he impressed upon this hemisphere his mastery of the drum machine.

This is the first Alphabets Heaven release available as vinyl, thanks to Black Market Records who have pressed the 12″, which you can pick up here.”

Artwork by Angelika Arendt • Mastered by Shawn Hatfield //

The music video for “Pride & Joy” was directed and animated by Thomas Knowler.

Green Assassin Dollar :: 4Dope​.​Woods​.​EP

Green Assassin Dollar4Dope​.​Woods​.​EP” // Self-released // Released 26 August 2014.

“Istilllosemyways”

Jemapur :: Continuum

JemapurContinuum” // Label: Trembl // Released 02 September 2014 // Photo: Boucane.

“We’ve been longtime fans of Toshiaki Ooi’s work and have been following him since his days in the netlabel scene era. Since then he’s created an awesome collection of works, including one for Hyde out recordings ( home of late legend Nujabes ). Here, his first footsepts in the Trembl project is by way of this absolutely chilled, controlled and minimal piece of ambient-hop.”

// via Dreamt about Dreaming //

Insight Music :: The Past Three Years

➲ V.A. “The Past Three Years” // Insight Music // Rel. 25 Aug. 2014 // Art: Alice Rose Radford.

“These past three years have truly been amazing. It has been a privilege working with so many talented and undiscovered musicians from across the globe, helping promote their music to our fans and watching their reputation grow. This compilation album showcases the work of a select few, whose music was released through Insight in the past three years of being active, music that we feel should never be forgotten.

A big thank you to all the artists involved in almost 40 EP/Album releases since August 2011 and all of our fans and music promoters that have supported and shared our music. You guys make Insight.”

mcenroe :: Burnt Orange

mcenroeBurnt Orange” // Peanuts & Corn Records // Released 20 August 2014.

This record is the long overdue followup to disenfranchised, which came out like 10 years ago. That is ridiculous, isn’t it?

The record is about the collapse and rebirth of civilization. Its nice and light.

I wrote it from 2010 – 2013, then played with the beats for a while, then did nothing in particular, then mastered it, then didn’t put it out for another while, and then BAM here it is.

This record is not about me at all, isn’t that neat?”

// Jeff Spec is on it. Noah23 is on it. Yy is on it.

Sarah Michaelson sings on several tracks – Petroleum Soda / Burnt Orange / Futura Bold / The Art of the State. Thanks Sarah!

Everything else was done by mcenroe aka Rod Bailey.

Cat Power :: Red Apples (Airfee Edit)

Bootleg of Cat Power’s “Red Apples” cover by Airfee • Free Download //

Fingersonmyhand :: Feelings We Cannot Explain

➲ Various Artists “Feelings We Cannot Explain” // fingersonmyhand // Rel. 01 August 2014.

Feelings We Cannot Explain is the first various artists compilation released under fingersonmyhand. It is intended to be a dedication to the followers, artists, and fellow promoters who have made this channel what it is. Enjoy”

Twigs & Yarn :: The Language Of Flowers

Twigs & YarnThe Language Of Flowers” // Label: flau // Released 07 August 2014.

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS is the debut LP from Texas born artists Twigs & Yarn. It is an intimate story pieced together between continents and bedrooms, a collage of musical messages assembled from traditional instruments, found objects, lonely nights, paper cups and trembling voices. The songs range from simple improvisations to meticulously arranged soundscapes, with subtle textures and melodies held together by a drowsy ambience and fuzz that will leave you sleepy-eyed and dreaming. The album was beautifully mastered by Nick Zammuto (The Books, Zammuto).

Recorded during a yearlong separation, the music embraces the discovery of sharing sounds from across the sea through ftp servers and email. Utilizing lo-fi recorders, homemade microphones, looping pedals and layered vocals, the songs developed slowly from the random joining of sound clips never intended for each other, creating beautiful unexpected moments.

Many of the sounds for the album were recorded by Lauren McMurray while living in Japan: radio frequencies, people talking on the streets, temple bells, and quiet vocals hummed into coffee tins in the dead of night. Her voice is ethereal and strange, and she uses it to create a texture of sounds from dreamy whispers to full choruses. The final compositions were augmented and stitched together by Stephen Orsak using guitars, electronics, field recordings and sequencers. Floating across the sea, changing forms, and taking us to an unknown place, The Language of Flowers is a soundtrack for nostalgic dreams.”

Twigs & Yarn is Stephen Orsak and Lauren McMurray.

This Is Where I’ve Come To Settle Down

Mit Verneigung vor Loïe Fuller.

Written, Performed & Produced by Hope.

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