A weekly roundup of releases on Bandcamp and Soundcloud selected and delivered by Aidan. Mostly house/techno/ambient/drone.
I'm very sorry for the delay. It's a bit short, just so you can have it sooner!!!
Draaier - The Town That Was Murdered This is as strange as the title suggests. Dark, long-form drone with an accompanying text about escape. Almost Silent Hill vibes. The proceeds from the release are going to Glasgow's Refuweegee charity, which I'm sure I've mentioned before.
Plains Druid / Lost Trail / Leaaves / Linden Pomeroy - Outdoor Games Third Kind have a really special release here. It's a tape split between four artists, with each diving deep into their respective modes. Plains Druid brings weird electronica, Lost Trail shows us scorched drone, Leaaves is a kind of combination of both (with 'Oulu Analog' a beautiful stand-out) while Linden Pomeroy offers heavily reverbed post-rock guitar. It's heartbreaking, Friday Night Lights on distorted VHS. Further, there's something really cool about the tape itself. It comes with four cards, each with a GPS coordinate, where one can ask for and receive a secret tape with a unique one-minute tape loop. If you get to it first, of course. Gotta catch 'em all!
Outer Space - Gemini Suite (excerpt) Gorgeous ambience that I've played repeatedly this week, seemingly from an extended piece, but we'll see sure. This is genuinely space music, mood music for stargazers.
Dan Hayhurst - Azo This is a lovely weird gloopy thing that Hayhurst shared ahead of his gig at Cafe Oto last night. It comes from his album Critter Party on LTR.
Yaroze Dream Suite - In The Moonlight (feat. Hannah Mack) Yaroze Dream Suite, aka Mr Mitch and Yamaneko, share the first track from their collaborative 12", out next month on Local Action. It's brilliant. The melody is deft and haunting, with lilting sax and sumptuous vocals from Mack. There's that kind of Katy B edge to her voice, and the whole track has been spinning around my head all week.
Mysteries of the Deep LVII - ANTENES | THE ENDLESS Antenes is known for her hard-edged techno on LIES, but she's got the ambient touch too, as evidenced here on this set for Mysteries of the Deep. Seriously aquatic vibes kick this off, moving across the ages and styles of ambient. Super super stuff.
BASS PATROL CASSETTES - FORTHESLAB.COM This account deals in murky lo-fi hip-hop rollers, this particular jam is sweet and dusty like a hot summer day. There's a feeling of tension in the air, but for now kick back and enjoy the moment.
There will be no pod next week, as I've a guest mix on Severn Beach's All Points Between show on KMAH on Tuesday night. Lock in!