Tom Middleton / Beak / Poolside / Scuba June 17, 2012Posted by greatbloginthesky in Recommendations.
Tags: beak>, geoff barrow, new france, orbital, poolside, scuba, tom middleton, zola jesus
1. Orbital’s new album is a triumphant return to mid-90’s form and peppers in some current influences to satisfying effect. Single “New France”, featuring it-goth-girl Zola Jesus (see also: M83), has been given the remix cycle and the resulting EP was hiding this spectacular head-nodder. Until now.
2. Beak is an English (of course) trio whose most notable member is Geoff Barrow of Portishead fame, among other previously-covered production projects. And Christ knows we all love Portishead. Their new album is slated for release July 10 and promises to be another sludge-covered trip through codeine-laced Can-inspired electro-kraut rhythms. Here’s a killer representative from their their 2009 debut album, aka Beak>.
3. This tune is all over everyone’s blogs already, but I’ll repost it if you haven’t had a chance to hear because its timing couldn’t be more perfect. “Slow Down” by Poolside is a hot sticky…poolside…-style summer romp that calls to mind the simplicity and humidity of Will Smith’s “Summertime” and nicely chill-waves hello to memories of your formative summers.
4. A new, completely badass Underworld/trance-style Scuba tune, here remixed by: himself (under his SCB alias). It’s just about official, this dude can do no wrong.