Clearlight - Circular Thinking EP preview
New release out now on Subaltern Records.
Caitlin Blake - Pristina
Caitlin Blake was suggested to me by a stranger and after giving their Soundcloud a good listen, I’m glad they were.
This relatively unknown New Zealand artist wields a James Blake’esk Lo-fi Downbeat sound that’s easily accessible to the remnant heads of the post-dubstep years.
Well worth a listen.
It’s been a little while.
It’s been a little while since I last posted tunes here.
I have been more than occupied by my other pursuit, practising law. A particular case had consumed me and my time like no reasonable analogy could describe. This case has now progressed beyond the need for my constant and undivided attention and as such its grip on my mind has been loosened slightly.
As a matter of sanity I have returned to the depths of my musical pursuits in order to re-flavour my bland, black and white corporate nightmare, with the vibrant harmonies only music can bring.
Come share with me the delights of these sounds, tangle with the complexities of the noise they project and experience the emotions they engender……
Check out the second EP ‘Phrixus’ from the Brisbane Trill gangster Provis, out now on local label Dub Temple Records.
"The son of the cloud god, Phrixus, also meaning "thrilling, causing shivers", is the name of Provis’ 2nd EP for DTR and sums up the approach of the Brisbane based producer. Steeped in southern rap and f#cked up club bangers of the new school, Phrixus is a lofty and wistful journey, ascending Provis’ trill beats into a dark and restrained "dead-zone", coloured with R’n’B sentiments, and a nod to soundtracks of science-fiction past.
The EP opens with the preverbal gunshot of “Dark Purple”, a neon jam that breaks apart and rebuilds before you’ve realised you’re banging your head. “Take Lead” maintains this slinky club energy and bridges the EP into chopped and screwed r’n’b territory with “Finest”, touching on Uk bass and clipped Garage vocals. “One” ends the EP on a cloud, siren vocals echo through rising synths and glimpse an undead bass-line, bringing the journey to a close on a reflective bitter-sweet note.” - Dubtemple Records
Free download here: Phrixus by Provis