Graphics’ new EP (single?) is Get Me! Records’ second release and it’s flat-out incredible. Check out the standout remix that Dam Mantle does on the title track. Definitely worth the buy, go grab it at boomkat here.
Matt Elliott’s new album, The Broken Man, comes out next week on January 16th on Ici d’ailleurs Records. As usual, the tracks are melancholy and pretty much perfect for really late nights where you just wanna sulk in disgust. There’s a good amount of spanish classical guitar and Leonard Cohen influence here. Check out “Dust, Flesh and Bones” above, which houses an incredibly chilling ending.
I have to say, I’ve always been impressed with of Montreal’s consistency in releasing records. Though I may not have liked all of their releases, I’m happy to know that Kevin Barnes’s creative juices are continually flowing. Next month, their next LP entitled Paralytic Stalks will drop and they’re all still as ambitious as ever. It’s nine tracks long but the final four tracks are all 7 minutes+ with the finale being a 13-minute medley of bombastic pop, electronic ambience, and a lovely piano ballad to close it all out. If you’ve listened to of Montreal before then Paralytic Stalks shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. However, I’d say that this album is much better than their previous effort, False Priest.
Check out the phenomenal opener “Gelid Ascent” above. Paralytic Stalks is out February 7th on Polyvinyl Records.
Kayo Dot’s fifth full-length and follow up to the pretty great Coyote has been out for a few days. I’m not exactly sure how I feel about it yet though. Regardless, it’s still definitely worth a listen if you’ve been following these guys ever since they released the ever-so-perfect Choirs of the Eye in 2003. Gamma Knife is five tracks long and clocks in at a rather short thirty minutes. It’s bookended by its most quiet and serene tracks with the title track probably being the best on the LP. The three middle tracks is where the meat comes in (huge builds, various instruments, heavy instrumentation, etc.) but something to note is that those tracks were recorded live. As a result, the album is noticeably less polished and sounds more lo-fi than their previous efforts. Some will dig it and some won’t, check out the stream above and see for yourself.
The record’s only $5 on their bandcamp so head over and give ‘em support.
Isengrind (aka Solange Gularte aka half of Natural Snow Buildings) has a new album out and you can stream the whole thing above. A listen to the first track and you’ll be transported to a world of psychedelic meditation. There’s a lot to love here, whether it be the 10 and a half minute drone “Spine of the Night” or the many tropical-esque/drugscapes that fill the album a la that Deep Magic record I reviewed last year.
As with the Chris Forsyth & Koen Holtkamp release, it’s sold out on boomkat but you can snag the record at Blackest Rainbow’s bandcamp here.
Stream the new record from Chris Forsyth & Koen Holtkamp above. It’s two 17+ minutes tracks of minimal krautrock galore. The first track slowly builds into what sounds like a crazy futuristic sci-fi battle (laser guns and all) before settling into a lullaby-like calm. The second track continues with the alien soundscapes but explores more of its ambient, textural side.
It’s sold out on boomkat but if you’re quick, you can buy the record at their bandcamp here.