Wednesday, 30 March 2011

battles - ice cream

ice cream
warp (download single)

A taster release from Battles' forthcoming long-player, Gloss Drop. Energetic riffs and punchy kicks with a guest vocal from Kompakt / Comeme records' Matias Aguayo.

It seems like it's been some time since Battles released anything -in fact, not since their superb Mirrored album way back in 2007- so it's great to hear this track from the forthcoming Gloss Drop album; scheduled for release early June 2011. More pop-like than what you'd expect from the band Ice Cream is quite funky and, like the artwork, very colourful. Recommended. Unfortunately, this is a download only; hope they'll be issuing some vinyl ahead of the album release. one2zero

Friday, 25 March 2011

motion sickness of time travel - a disembodied voice in the darkness

motion sickness of time travel
a disembodied voice in the darkness

cassette (c34)

Back after being offline for a long time due to my computer crashing. Haven't been able to do any posting at one2zero but I'll catch up soon. In the meantime check out a track from the latest release by Motion Sickness of Time Travel. Another electronic-drone masterpiece by the sound of it. Might well even be better than the wonderful Seeping Through the Veil of Unconciousness released a few months back. Anyhow, once again, I was unable to get a tape copy of this recording; hopefully it'll appear, like it's predecessor, on another format sometime in the near future. Hauntingly ethereal with lots of voice effects; much like most of MSOTT' s recordings, this is another gem from the very prolific Rachel Evans -who also releases some stuff under the guise of Quiet Evenings alongside her husband Grant Evans. Highly recommended.

Available on a red, green, or grey c34 tape and housed in an orange, blue, or pink home-sewn bag with hand-written insert. Artwork by Grant Evans. Limited edition of 47.

motion sickness of time travel
digitalis ltd.