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Landshapes – In Limbo

So happy to be working with Landshapes. Debut album out June 17th on Bella Union.

Watch the video for In Limbo below, shot in La Paz, Bolivia.

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Celebration – I Got Sol

I love Celebration.

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Princess Century // Lossless

PRINCESS CENTURY // LOSSLESS


Maya Postepski is a polymath. An active member of the Toronto music scene, she has been making music for over 10 years, currently as part of electronic group Austra (Domino). She is a prolific remix artist, DJ and she co-wrote and produced TRST with Robert Alfons as Trust (Arts & Crafts).

Lossless is her latest album, to be released under her solo moniker Princess Century.

After spending time in California’s Topanga mountains, Postepski became fascinated with the area and its history. Infamously, Charles Manson housed his clan in the Spahn Ranch, not far from Topanga Canyon. It was there where he lived with his cult; which consisted mostly of entirely devout women, obsessed with him and his theories on the impending apocalyptic race war.

Delving deeper into Manson’s fucked up world and the Tate-La Bianca murders that followed, Maya’s fascination with Manson’s gruesome history grew, and she began to write Lossless. Through the winter, Postepski drew upon this as a starting point for the record; crafting a dynamic soundtrack that has moments of playfulness and vehemence.

On the album, Postepski notes: “There are many things woven into the record that also have to do with my private life, the craziness of all the events of the last 2 years.”

“I worked relentlessly in my studio, I imagined making a score to all the things in my mind. Perhaps I subconsciously attempted to reach into spaces I was working on myself by flirting with the Manson themes, using them as a veil.”

http://www.facebook.com/princesscentury

http://soundcloud.com/princesscentury/

Tracklist:

A1. Le Rayon Vert
A2. Palace
A3. Giving It Away
A4. Love and Money feat. Heidi Mortenson
A5. Twin House
A6. PPE

B1. Eunoia
B2. PiG
B3. California
B4. Crummy Bones
B5. Das Schlimmste
B6. Heaven Rock

Twin House video, directed by Kate Young:

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Caitlin Rose :: The Stand-In

Caitlin Rose’s new record ‘The Stand-In’ is out this month on the excellent Names Records.

The album is terrific; Caitlin’s band is fantastic, the musicianship is brilliant. Her songwriting is wonderful, there is not a single dud track on that record. I’m not in the business of describing audio, there’s a video above. But I really recommend the album as a whole, I know it’ll be one of my favourites I take away from 2013 and listen to for a long time to come. I really feel the care put into the record and the sincerity of the songs.

I love Caitlin’s live show, seeing her play a couple of times this week was a total delight and brought back some nice memories of the dozen + times I’ve seen her play over the years.

One of my favourite artists.

 

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FOREVER STILL

This band constantly amaze me with the consistency, sincerity and brilliance in their artistic vision.

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From Alex:

Before releasing Bloom, we decided that we would only participate in “promotional” activities that we could control artistically and give substantial energy. We had previously been involved in too many live sessions, radio tapings, photo shoots, etc., where the outcome was far below our personal artistic standards. We also felt a need to distance ourselves from the “content” culture of the internet that rewards quantity over quality and shock over nuance.

The concept for Forever Still was about a year old when Pitchfork came to us about supporting and collaborating with us on a project that we really cared about

Forever Still is directly inspired by Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompeii. We wanted to perform in a non-typical setting without losing the spirit of our music. We felt the songs would resonate in a more majestic and spiritual landscape. The experience was an intense three nights of filming. Everyone involved in production and crew was benevolent in their time and talented in their efforts. We were very lucky to have the help and hard work of many people who aided and lent their abilities to our vision.

The basic concept is four songs performed from sunset to sunrise.
We tried to keep the edits minimal with long takes in order to focus on the energy of the songs, the landscape, and the physicality of live performance. The entire film was shot in or around Tornillo, Texas, where we recorded Bloom. Like Bloom, we hope that Forever Still is experienced as a whole, long form.

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