|➲ Subaeris “Dreams Love Chaos City” // Self-released // Released 29 October 2014.|
|➲ GoGo Penguin “v2.0 (Deluxe Edition)” // Gondwana Records // Released 20 October 2014.|
“Jazz, techno, hip-hop and dubstep are glimpsed here, but for all the looping motifs and dance floor vibes, this is the work of three sure-footed improvisers with deep jazz roots” The Guardian.
“One of the most formidable three piece groups in the world right now” Gilles Peterson BBC Radio.
“A stirring re-evaluation of what a piano trio should sound like in the 21st century” Barclaycard Mercury Prize.
Music video for the track “Wash” taken from the Mercury Music Prize nominated album v2.0.
Directed & animated by Antony Barkworth-Knight.
|➲ 4Sight “Dendritic” // Label: Broken Bubble // Rel. 20 Oct. 2014 // Cover Art: Vikram Valluri.|
“Che Ramirez aka 4Sight grew up in a very musical household. Born in Ireland, now living in Philadelphia via San Francisco, his grandfather, the Latin-American composer Emilio Ramirez Garcia, instilled a lifelong musical passion throughout the family, with jazz, salsa, rock and classical being practised and performed around him from an early age as well as access to a wide variety of instruments.
An eclectic taste developed naturally… “My daily digest of music when i was around 9 years old was Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Nine Inch Nails, DJ Shadow, Tool, Rachmaninoff, and Debussy among others”
His passion for jazz took him to study at the University of the Arts in PA, and the seed of 4Sight’s musical identity were sewn when he began to combine his jazz guitar playing with inspirations from the LA beat scene, and Brainfeeder’s output in particular.”
|➲ Secret School “Secret School” // Label: Hush Hush Records // Released 13 October 2014.|
“Secret School is the alias of Seattle-based electronic musician Andrew Sutherland. His third release under the Secret School moniker marks his most confident and cohesive statement yet, putting his exceptional production skills and knack for immersive beats, lush textures, and wide-ranging styles on full display. Written and recorded quickly in Seattle following a cross-country move from Boston, this self-titled affair finds inspiration in the natural, scenic backdrops of the Pacific Northwest as well as a radically simplified process. While previous releases found Sutherland singing lyrics and leaning towards a synth-pop style, here his voice is used strictly as an additional instrument within his intricately arranged productions, placing the focus on absorbing, driving rhythms and enveloping, gauzy atmospherics to tell its beautiful sonic story.”
Design & Art Direction by Cara Jennison Sutherland.
|➲ Vacant “Trauma EP” // Label: Insight Music // Released 06 October 2014.|
“London based producer Vacant, brings 5 tracks of pure genius with his 2nd EP release on Insight Music. The late night walk home needs a companion, and this master class in atmospheric future-garage is the perfect match. Recognised for his pure yet deep sound, Vacant brings light to the dark with the echoing sound of distant voice and percussion, a far cry for the beauty that lies deep within urban ruins.”
|➲ Weith “Weith EP” // Label: Tavern Eightieth // Released 25 August 2014.|
On this self-titled EP, the Swiss producer combines atmospheric ambient influences with instrumental electronic hip-hop in the vein of Boards of Canada or QPE. The result is a sombre, melodic and at times cinematic work, richly produced and featuring on ‘Eightfold Path’ the brooding vocals of Keith Stanfield (from MOORS).”