Bit of a different flavour to start off this week. Below I have a couple of new tracks from Sydney producer Richard In Your Mind off of his recent Summertime EP. I’d never heard of him before so the first time I heard Make It Chill I thought it was a classic from the 90s. Even if you’re not a hip-hop head, Make It Chill is a must download. It’s by far my favourite song at the moment. There are some classic lines in it, my favourite comes at 2:30, just remember it’s very tongue-in-cheek. The other song I posted is from the same EP and sounds something like big band drum-n-bass. It seems like he’s trying to find his sound for the future on this EP so hopefully he’ll bring out a full length soon.
More laidback music next from a not very laidback sounding band, The Morning Benders. If you like Grizzly Bear you’ll love their new album Big Echo, probably because it sounds like Grizzly Bear which is probably because Grizzly Bear’s guitarist Chris Taylor produced it. Album opener Excuses is an awesome track after two listens and All Day Daylight has some really catchy instrumentation, especially the hand claps. If you read my posts at all you will have noticed that I froth over slow building tracks that progress to become something thunderously epic after starting from something so calm and peaceful. Stitches is one of those tracks.
If you trawled the blogs downloading every banger you could get your hands on like I did in 2008 you might have heard Solid Gold by The Golden Filter. Well after two years they have come out with their debut album Völuspà. Overall I think they’ve nailed their sound very well for a debut album. In saying that they’re at their best when on up-tempo tracks, I would’ve loved if they had a track as good structurally as Stitches above. My favourite track is opener Dance Around The Fire. It is electro at its finest – punchy drums, deep bass, shrieking strings, rolling synth stabs and breathy female vocals. Look Me In The Eye follows on from Dance Around The Fire well and Thunderbird is a really funky track that closes the album with a bang.