Weekly Retrospect 32/12

10 Aug 2012 — NFOP

A selection of tracks you should’ve been listening to this past week, in the words of our friends."Listening to it just once doesn’t quite do it—Loscil’s music is based on subtle patterns, muffled keys repeat gradually under layers of gauzy hums, which a single listen could never fully convey. But on repeat 'Coyote' works like a choose your own adventure: different sounds branch out into these textural worlds endlessly." — Sam Hockley-Smith, The Fader From Sketches of New Brighton, out September 10 on Kranky."And though the delivery is sunny the tone and temperament of the surrounding songs have gotten darker, slanted more bittersweet than they've driven in the past. In turn, with the complex emotions the complexity of the arrangements has grown, but without ever becoming encumbered by ideas. No matter what the supporting cast, the shuffle of drums, the short strums and Earl's voice remain the gravitational point of any Woods album." — Andy French, Raven Sings The Blues From Bend Beyond, out in September on Woodsist."Greene keeps his trademark woozy R&B samples and light synth hooks as a central part of the sound while beefing up the low-end: every kick and bass pop hits harder than before." — Brad Stabler, Ad Hoc From the Ready EP, out on 3024."The song is a good indication that Kisses has changed its direction a bit. Though it contains an innate disco dance core, it also features tropical instrumentation, making the track more fitting played at a beach party than a night club." — Katrina Nattress, Prefix"The main attraction here, though, is a remix from analogue synth maven and DFA stalwart Gavin Russom. Russom re-imagines the song in cosmic slow-mo, a chugging behemoth over which Cohen’s voice takes on newfound diva qualities – one for the endless, erotic slowburn of some imagined Balearic terrace." — FACT From Cascading Keys, out on Olde English Spelling Bee."The first track to surface from the nine-track effort is the opener “Sleepwalker”, a psych-metal fusion comprised of pounding guitar grooves and fuzzed-out vocals." — Chris Coplan, Consequence Of Sound From Circles, out October 1 on Souterrain Transmissions.