Following a series of announcements regarding their forthcoming album, Mount Kimbie have debuted the second single off of Cold Spring Fault Less Youth. “Blood and Form” is a slow burner, grounded in a hollow, marching beat and soft horns that simmer beneath deliberately deadpan vocals.
Tune in to Benji B’s BBC Radio 1 show later this evening to catch Dom and Kai’s live session, recorded earlier this week at Maida Vale studios.
Cold Spring Fault Less Youth is out May 27th via Warp.
See previously: Mount Kimbie | Made to Stray
If you missed it, last week the good people over at 1-800-Dinosaur, an imprint run by James Blake and his friends, debuted a second track from Blake’s forthcoming LP, Overgrown (album art above). In his latest, Blake’s gentle vocals are aptly juxtaposed against a menacing backdrop of complex and multifaceted electronic ambiance, reminiscent of much of Eno’s past work.
If you tuned into Benji B’s Radio 1 show last week, you most likely caught a listen to another of Blake’s unreleased tracks. A radio rip of “Voyeur (dub)” floated around on the blogosphere for a minute or two before being taken down- here’s to hoping it resurfaces soon.
Overgrown is out April 8th via Republic.
Update: Stream Shlohmo’s latest below- an unreleased piece premiered on the mix.
[Space Dimension Controller]
In anticipation of his upcoming debut LP set to be released on R&S, Jack Hamill (a.k.a. Mr. 8040 a.k.a. Space Dimension Controller) has posted a teaser, revealing that the album will in fact be an elaboration on the sophisticated narrative he’s constructed in his previous work, not that that’s any real surprise. He explains-
“Mikrosector-50 is a wee planet with two moons around it. One of the moons has been made to look like Planet Earth, so that the people of Mikrosector-50 know where they came from – even though they’ve never been there, because it was years in the past. The other moon’s got a big security turret on it, and that’s for the big Tiraquon Security Council, and it’s where Mr. 8040 lives. It’s called Armament Moon.”
(via The Quietus)
“MK Zero 900″ was crafted for Benji B‘s sci-fi special on BBC Radio 1- “BBC sent over the show’s producer, and the sat in my studio while I made it in a few hours.” The track sounds like something that could have been featured in Daft Punk’s Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem, the duo’s visual realization of Discovery. Read more about the Welcome to Mikrosector-50 here and watch the trailer for the album below.
Download || MK Zero 900 – Space Dimension Controller
According to Benji B, Sisi BakBak is the new production alias of Radiohead front-man Thom Yorke. This is a remix of SBTRKT‘s ‘Hold On’ from his self-titled smash 2011 debut. Head over to Young Turks to pre-order the 12-inch.
Yorke delivers. What would you expect?