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Friday, April 28, 2017

Flavor of the Week #18

( ;D --> Plaitum resemtly released their new album 'Constraint'. The rising duo make each step feel assured, with each track arriving with intense yet subdued intelligence. Blackened, damaged electronic pop, Plaitum have now completed work on their debut album.)

( ;D --> The best music is music that can make you think as well as feel, sounds that are as visceral as they are cerebral. And the best love songs are those that acknowledge that the power of human sexuality can be just as terrifying as it is thrilling, that the passion that leads us to love can also lead us into dark, dark places. Welcome to the world of Brooklyn duo Beacon, who explore the dark side of the sweet melody with a sound that’s as seductive as it is subtly discomfiting. The duo – Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett – met at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, where they were studying sculpture and painting respectively. As with many other great musical partnerships, this one involves two disparate sets of influences coming together to form a sound that’s both fresh and exciting. They fuse the deceptively sweet melodies of R&B with an intoxicating undercurrent of darkness, drawing on influence as disparate as Warp’s back catalogue and Underworld.  The fusion of these two sounds – R&B’s melody and sexuality, electronic music’s complexity and, especially, the bass - heavy sound design of Mullarney’s influences (“Bass is key to our music,” he enthuses, “big, thunderous rap bass”) – would provide a blueprint for Beacon’s own sound: there’s a duality at play here, an idea of something dark lurking beneath a sleek veneer, a sense of latent conflict and uncertain resolution.)
Escapements Remixes
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Richard H. Kirk
( ;D --> Kirk first came to prominence in the 1970s as a member of the seminal industrial band Cabaret Voltaire. His first release as a solo artist, Disposable Half-Truths, came in 1980 and he maintained a career as a solo artist alongside Cabaret Voltaire until the band's dissolution in 1994. It was during the 1990s that his solo output increased considerably. Kirk’s works have explored every type of electronic/dance music under so many pseudonyms that it is sometimes difficult to develop a full picture of the vast scope covered. His prolific and catalyst work in electronic music earned him the established reputation as contemporary techno's busiest man.)
Disposable Half-Truths
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( ;D --> Sekuoia is the moniker of the Danish electronic musician and producer Patrick Alexander Bech Madsen (born 1992). Sekuoias first EP "Trips" was released in 2011 and started a small buzz in the electronic music scene in Denmark and Germany.)
Flac (Remixes)

Les rôdeurs de nuit
( ;D --> Frensh Gravewave.)
L' Alliance

Jetlagged version
Over And Out

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