It’s like, Tipper. Seriously, do we really need to say anything more?
This one surprised us when it came in because we haven’t really heard a lot of good music in the “psychedelic dub / psychedelic chill” genrespace in a while. Sysyphe is the programmer for the downtempo wing of the psychedelic trance Hadra Records based out of France. The Cities of the Silver Trees is a well balanced record that doesn’t stray off too far into crunchy psychedelia or ambient synthesizer soup. It’s not overbearing nor weak-kneed. It sounds good because it’s not trying to be anything in particular. It’s just a pleasant journey.
Broken Bubble is a broken beat/post-dubstep netlabel based in Manchester, UK that releases free/name your price albums on Bandcamp. Less than active for the last year, they released a nice collection of songs over the Summer called Third Variety. We grabbed a handful to put in the mix on OEM Radio, enjoy…
New one from Ghostly International by Heathered Pearls out of Brooklyn. The Body Complex LP is chock full of pretty minimal techno (we’re going to start calling this stuff tiny techno) with an almost-pop sensibility interspersed with some adept purely beatless ambient interludes. There’s a remix EP on the horizon, and we’re hoping to get our hands on it soon.
Options include vinyl, collectible vinyl, CD, and MP3.
New full-length LP out from Manchester’s Synkro with more masterful post-dubstepgarage on Apollo Records. If you’ve been into his work (having just come out of a year or more secretly producing seriously weird, hard, and abstract techno with Indigo as Akkord) and listened to his earlier Acceptance EP, this album gives you the sense he’s shed genre tropes and really transcended into his own realm.
Changes is a wonderful album and a 100% straight-through listen.