More stuff about the music and stories on this weekâs Melodica
In tune with the Melodica aesthetic, covering a broad range of exciting, inspiring, beautiful new music from electronica to house to experimental.
That Fuzzy Feeling – James Blake – James Blake – Atlas
This week’s tune of the week is a whole album, the first significant long player of 2011, James Blake’s eponymous debut. He’s talking softly but still managing to say everything that needs to be said; he’s using hiss as an instrument; he’s baring his soul; he’s singing naked. It’s beautiful, it’s heartfelt.
Bleep.com top 100 of 2010
We feature some tunes from the Bleep.com Top 100 to illustrate the range of beautful minimal music that came out last year. The Top 100 of 2010 is available here. 30 quid for 100 MP3s. You can’t argue with that.
The second significant album release of the year comes from Ducktails. It’s called Ducktails III – Arcade Dynamics and it features plenty more of that lo fi woozy dream pop atmosphere that we have grown to love. There are songs on here too including top track, Killing The Vibe, featuring a collaboration with Panda Bear.
Underneath The Pine
And the next one to wait for is Toro Y Moi’s forthcoming album Underneath The Pine. If the single, Still Sound, is anything to go by, this one is going to be lovely, groovy C21 pop of the best kind.
Balearic tune of the week…
…comes from Paul Kalkbrenner, who usually does tougher dancefloor electronic music. Pltcher is a happy summer tune that can be found on the new BPitch Control compilation Werkschau.
Fleur is the new EP from US deep post-dubstep act Sepalcure. It’s a perfect example of the new sound of 2011, soul, Balearic, bass music, all filtered and reformed to make modern computer music for late night surfing.