Phondupe are out of Sydney town and seriously make chill cool again. Lead track Aviary West reminds me of early Air and even some of the early Groove Armada kinda stuff. It’s got such a lovely laidback groove to it, it’s kinda perfect for that early summer slowly starting to creep on in. You can check out Aviary West down below and make sure you check out their other track Hideyoshi’s Seven Skillful Spearmen of Shizugatake (yeah, seriously) over on their unearthed profile. The guys should have a vid as well as a debut EP.
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Ah yes, Sweden. Seems to be one of the best spots for new music. Korallreven are no exception. The dudes have just put out their The Truest Faith EP. It is a lovely listen. Features two originals and six remixes, three of each track.
The title track is a cruisy number and is a really good accompaniment to a lazy afternoon (which, in my case, should be spent doing work, but instead writing about some killer tunes). The string lines and the layers of vocals towards the end make this such a sweet track.
The EP features remixes from CFCF, Sail A Whale, and Ghostape. We’ve got the CFCF remix just below. Definitely goes a little darker and deeper than the original and it drives a bit more. Really sweet.
The second original track on the EP, Loved-Up is this blissed out guitar chill kinda track. Complete with some delayed handclaps, some great tuned conga groove, and this driving offbeat high hat. Once again, it’s pretty chilled, and is perfect for a lazy afternoon. The EP has remixes from LOLboys, JD, and Cosimo Paradise. The LOLboys remix is definitely the best. It’s glitchy goodness just the way it should be. Glitch-pop FTW!
Th.e n.d has one of the most difficult names to write…and to say in music. I don’t know how you would pronounce this guys name, but hey, this is a written medium. The dude is from Berlin and creates this piano heavy jazzy chill stuff. Think classic Thievery Corporation, stuff like that. Bit of an AIR feel in some of the tracks too.
I got sent not much info on this dude, but after a bit of trawling (his MySpace was pretty difficult to find!), I found out some. His MySpace lists him as Ambient/Electroacoustic/Experimental. I like Electroacoustic. Great genre name, and it also fits Th.e n.d pretty darn well. You can get his EP Schizophrenic Birth via his netlabel Acustronica, and although it’s only a three track EP, they all have this feeling of being classics about them. Anyway, it’s really difficult to pick a fave out of the three, but i’d have to go with the middle track Brahmans Son.