One third of Test Icicles, Sam Mehran, releases a collection of works. Whilst his former band mates (Rory Atwell andDev Hynes) have been producing and working on counteless high-profile side projects, we've been privately enjoying Sam Mehran's intrepid foray into his alter ego Outer Limitz notably with the song I Kontakt. Now dropping the Z in favour of an S, Sam launches a full public assault by consolidating his Singles, Demos & Rarities into one edition for you all to enjoy as well.
'I feel like I have many stories ahead of me. Over the past few years I've learnt that people are people and music is music and I can't really judge or say I believe deep down that one this is genuinely better than another, Life is just so crazy. I used to think I was an alien, but Earth has been such an epic experience that I'm now glad to call it home. But who knows, maybe one day I'll leave and realize that home was some place else.'Sam Mehran
This compilation represents the perfect portal into a special artistic imagination, a thrilling outsider-art artefact and even more reason for excitement regarding whatever Mehran dreams up next.
Youth Lagoon, aka Trevor Powers, recently released his album Savage Hills Ballroom in Spetmeber, 2015. He's now shared a video for "Rotten Human." It's directed by Patrick Blades and stars Daytona Williams, who spends much of the clip disembodied in various exquisite landscapes. Watch it above.
Parquet Courts have announced a new album, the followup to 2014's Sunbathing Animal and last year's Monastic Living EP. Human Performance is out via Rough Trade. Above, watch the bizarre, Johann Rashid-directed video for "Dust," which stars a frustrated desk-worker haunted by a translucent dust monster.
Stereolab's Tim Gane's band Cavern of Anti-Matter recently announced Void Beats / Invocation Trex, their debut album. Today, they've shared "Liquid Gate," a collaboration with Deerhunter's Bradford Cox.
Check the track out above, accompanied by a psychedelic visual directed by Peter Strickland (director of Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy).
Following last year’s re-emergence with Instrumentals in 2015, three of Flying Saucer Attack’s most revered albums - Distance, Further and Chorus are to be re-issued on Domino.
Watch and listen to Distance’s ‘Oceans’ above, and stream Further’s ‘In The Light of Time’ and Chorus’ ‘Feedback Song’ via fsa.space HERE.
David Pearce re-materialised last year with the beautiful Instrumentals 2015 and attracted all manner of attention - as one does when one emerges from self-imposed exile holding a glittering prize. Without warning he became part of the musical landscape once again, heralding a new phase of the project he initiated in the early 1990s. Interviews and retrospective features assessed his importance in the continually unfolding story of British music, referring back to the music contained within these three artifacts, which sound as untainted - even more so, in fact - as they did on their initial release.
There are many that believe the concept of electric folk to have died at some point in the 1970s following the heyday of bands and artists such as Fairport Convention, Roy Harper and John Martyn. These three reissues give the lie to that commonly held misconception. For while Distance, Further and Chorus do not cleave all that faithfully to the folk rock template established by the electrified rovers of that supposed golden age, and incorporate elements absorbed from musics as varied as krautrock, drone and dub, they can be considered in that lineage, with its Arcadian attitude to the unsullied landscapes of Britain and romanticised idea that old traditions may, at some point, produce something fresh and unheard.
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