Much in the vein of one of my favourite releases last year, Sandopolis by Hashman Deejay, comes more new music out of Vancouver. Well “new” – the short version came out first in May last year, when 1080p released the Lnrdcroy album Much Less Normal on cassette and digital. Since then, Scotland’s Firecracker Recordings pressed it on vinyl, with “Sunrise Market” missing entirely. However, the extended version was part of the first Rhythms Of The Pacific EP, released in October 2014.
I remember hearing this, I believe on the Pender Street Steppers show on Rinse, but wasn’t aware it’s been out for such a long time!
I’m not entirely when and where this first came out. The SoundCloud set has been online for about a year now, while Bandcamp had it on sale since January. However, I only came across this wonderful record through this weeks newsletters. But hey, why would age matter when it comes to music? So, this is what I love about music, the moment you come across an artist you haven’t heard about, but the circumstances made you curious about it and let you overcome any prejudice over the unknown. I guess it helped that Scottish Firecracker Records put it’s label on the record and the good looking artwork is courtesy of House of Traps.
The music on Panoram‘s debut album surprisingly varied. I say surprised for I usually associate Firecracker with house music. But the use percussion on “Everyone Is A Door” is so subtle (if not missing entirely), that it couldn’t be further from being house. Yet, the synths on their own make references to some of Carl Craig’s early work, there’s a bit of Lone in it, and “Tiny Little Faces” sounds a lot like that Kidsuke album. As I said, it’s a mixed bag of all kinds of music, held together by its playfulness. In other words: go check it out!
Vinyl buyers should hurry up, the Firecracker store only has 9 copies left and from what I hear there won’t be any represses. However, you can also get copies on CD or digital download. Also available from Rubadub, Bleep and all good record stores.
French ClekClekBoom put out their 36th Boomcast, featuring a guestmix from Hyperdub‘s very own Kode9 and Scratcha DVA.
Mixmag’s latest mix of the week comes from Detroit’s Rick Wade, expect an hour full of house music.
My personal favourite in this week’s selection is Linkwood‘s contribution of “random b-sides and weirdnesss” to the podcast series by their label Firecracker.
And lastly, Hyponik remind us of a producer’s name that might have slipped off your radar: Nubian Mindz
Gerald Short of Jazzman Records made a great spiritual jazz mix for http://fingersports.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/up-there-spiritual-jazz-mix.html”>A Sound Awareness. Don’t we all need some jazz at the weekend? Highly recommended.
If you are into italo disco, you should really do yourself a favor and check the monthly Disco Biscuits radio show by Vina Yun out of Vienna. The second show of 2013 dropped just a few days ago.
Ki Records’ Christian Löffler, who dropped his well received debut album last summer, made a contribution for the mutecast mix series. Moody and atmospheric (house) sounds for your relaxed weekend soundtrack.
Firecracker Recordings presented a new mix this week, this time by Enio, the mastermind behind Disco Volante, a famous club in Brescia, Italy. Three hours of deep cosmic vibes, jazz and krautrock intermezzi.
And lastly, two older mixtapes by Rednose Distrikt and Moonstarr. The former put together one of my all-time classics in 2002, available again for stream. Kevin Moon also shared one of his older mixtapes, a selection called Winter Samba.