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Christoph De Babalon // Nina - V I S C 0 1
The Vis label kicked off last year with the super EP1 by SPR, and their second release is from Christoph De Babalon and Nina. While De Babalon has a rake of releases to his name spread over two decades, this is just Nina's second, following the No Observable Effect Concentration tape for BEB. There are only two short excerpts, one for each side, but it's a must-cop release nonetheless. The artwork is hilarious too.
5GT00. - JOHN T. GAST - INNA BABALON
This is something else. It begins with beautiful, reverbed woodwind, offset by strange sampled voices. Rolling drum patterns meet ghostly strains, cranking up the energy and paranoia further. Vocal excerpts lead into strange beats marked by static, lilting synths leave me swooning. It's a wonderfully broad body of work that deserves close attention.
Much Better - Language Around Hell
Another new alias for Helena Celle. This is more noisy and opaque than other works, which were marked by humour and frivolity. Without being dark or too heavy, this is strange, ghastly and oppressive.
Vektormusik - Time Woke Up In Darkness excerpts Vol 2
Maybe don't play this one if you're feeling a bit blue. It's built of static and ghostly tones that waver gently, whispering of past sadness and regret. I would love to see the stage production for which this was originally produced. It does get more playful as it goes along, I should add.
WOOOO CLIPSE (2K'S LOOP)
S-X's 'Woooo Riddim' over the 'Grindin'' beat. Simple; perfect. Shouts to Akash.
Odeko - The Yumato Spring
Taken from a sublime new release on Gobstopper. There's a track called 'Tsundoku', which translates as "the act of buying books but never reading them". Something that's very familiar to me, certainly. The whole release is super (just don't call it emotional grime), and this particularly icy beatless gem is really the pick for me.
Mary Lattimore - For Scott Kelly, Returned To Earth
Mary's Ghostly album is out now, and she just dropped this gorgeous number on her SoundCloud page. If you've followed her links from these mails before you'll know to expect gentle, beautiful harp music. If not, enjoy her gorgeous melodies.
Madalyn Merkey — Cyprus
More shouts go to Steve Shaw, who tweeted about this on Monday. Wobbling squelchy noises give this long piece and air of the radiophonic. Alien transmissions only, please.
Mall Grab - Father
Mall Grab fashions a bouncy house number from the main samples employed in Kanye's 'Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1'. Feel liberated with this one.
HOM - House Of The Rising Sun (DUB) - CDR 2015
HOM, who released a wonderful self-titled 12" last year, have shared this slinky number, as smooth and silky as the chocolate I'll be devouring this weekend.
Still haven't received any free cinnamon rolls, what gives?