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Jan 26th, 2014 22:56pm

Time for some je ne sais quoi

French folk-pop duo Charlotte Savary & Philippe Chevallier better known as Felipecha released De fil en aiguille, their debut album back in 2008 and it stills sounds as fresh as une guirlande. The classic chanteuses á la française puts you in a warm and summery mood.

Charlotte Savary is better known to be one of the main vocals for the french DJ Wax Tailor, also worth checking out.

Categories: Folk, French, Pop
Jan 26th, 2014 22:00pm

Dance Dance Dance

Listening to Danton Eeprom has put me in the mood for some classic Bertrand Burgalat. Bardot's Dance is originally from his 2012 LP Toutes directions, this remix was an EP from the same year featuring the song Double Peine and 3 edits of Bardot's Dance. Michael Garçon's Studio 54 Club Remix is a supercool re-edit that speeds up the original and adds a disco groove, Burgalat does disco, what's not to like?

Double peine - EP 2012

Categories: Disco, French, Pop, Remix
Jan 25th, 2014 16:43pm

If Looks Could Kill

Marseilles born producer Danton Eeprom pressents us with a new long-player at the beginning of Feb. Currently based in London, Eeprom follows up 2009's Yes Is More with If Looks Could Kill.

Biscotto & Chimpanzee (feat. Birkii) fires off the Gallic sleaze in style with magnificent electro-dance-pop at it best. If Bertrand Burgalat made a dance record it could sound like this. A distinct french polish to this album insures Danton a place the table of Air, Daft Punk and Etienne de Crécy as well as the french-pop elite such as Bertrand Burgalat, Sebastian TellierJacques Dutronc and Serge Gainsbourg. Parisian vocalist Birkii adds a dash of yé-yé pop to this, the launch single - Biscotto & Chimpanzee.

Like this? try: Matthew Dear, Bertrand Burgalat, Sebastian Tellier

Pre-order If Looks Could Kill here on iTunes

Categories: Electronic, French, Pop
Jan 25th, 2014 16:12pm

Robot Disco

Banging remix from the disco master Todd Terje of Shit Robot's Simple Things, such an infectious hypnotic groove, utterly relentless on the dancefloor. From DFA.

Jan 25th, 2014 13:29pm

California Dreaming

Great to have Beck back with some quality new material, new LP Morning Phase, the long-awaited followup to 2008's Modern Guilt, is out at the end of February. Back in the groove of his excellent alt-folk LP Sea Change from 2002, Morning Phase revisits that sound and he also enlists the same backing band and is scored by his father's string arrangements.

Beck describes his new LP as 'California music', this is in the vein of Dennis Wilson as apposed to the Beach Boys, their are also those influences of circa Melody Nelson Serge Gainsbourg similar to Sea Change and nods to acoustic guitars and mandolin's of Fleetwood Mac. Blue Moon welcomes him back with with style.

Pre-order Morning Phase here on iTunes

Categories: Alternative, Folk
Jan 25th, 2014 12:57pm

We are everyday robots on our phones

Damon Albarn's next solo album Everyday Robots out the end of April, the title track here is out now and sets the tone for Albarn's distinctive soulful voice. Damon describes the LP as a sort of 'folk soul project', produced with the help of XL Recordings head Richard Russell. A mellow track that could easily feature as a somber moment on a new Blur album.

There's a beautifully lush orchestra of violins that backs up Albarn's passion for quirky instruments, what sounds like a squeaky wheel on an old cart, obscure samples that with hints of Gorillaz ingrained in the make-up of Damon's sound. He sings about the rat-race and how everybody goes about the journey completely obsorbed by their mobile phones. You can make out some light bongos in the mix nodding to his many world musical projects and also his previous work with Richard Russell and Bobby Womack. With so many different musical explorations under his belt this record pulls in on so many different influences, he's a musician at the top of his game. Sublime.

Pre-order Everyday Robots here on iTunes

Categories: Alternative, Folk, Soul
Jan 20th, 2014 00:10am

Love's Crushing Diamond

The twinkling of wind chimes in a breeze on a bright clear sunny day, a cacophony of different instruments meander into the foreground sound, a short pause before awakening Jordan Lee's softly spoken words whisper through the dreamscape - this is the intro to most beautiful LP your likely to hear for sometime.

Mutual Benefit, Brooklyn's multi-instrumentalist Jordan Lee's debut Love's Crushing Diamond is a chilled-out indie-pop masterpiece. Echos of Arcade Fire, Beirut and Grizzly Bear here and there, but the whole record is so easy to listen to it swells with euphoria moments through swooning, thickly textured strings and melodic acoustic strums.

Sometimes my heart and brain conspire / to set everything on fire Lee sings on Golden Wake, the first big tunes certainly sets the mood for this stunning record.

The sheer captivating Advanced Falconry is a natural highlight on first few plays, but the rest of the LP quickly becomes as good with all the delicate intricacies wrapping you up in a warm glow. The rarefied folk and graceful multi-layered instrumentation caresses the senses into a dreamlike state. That Light That's Blinding is just a perfect 4 minutes of lush strings and plunky piano with heavenly female harmonies (Virginia de la Pozas, Julie Byrne and Cory Siegler)and Lee's own evocative voice.

A complete album that finishes with the divine Strong Swimmer as the epic closer, running in at just over 7 minutes it's a fitting end to a breathtaking collection of 7 songs. The plucky banjo drifts along the lazy river of blissful sounds it passes along the way. One major criticism is at 32 minutes it's all over far to quickly but it truly is a stunning debut and absolutely HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Buy now - iTunes

Jan 19th, 2014 19:49pm


A welcome return for I Break Horses with a new LP called Chiaroscuro, Denial is the launch track single and it's comforting to hear they have retained their finely tuned sense for shoe-gaze and 80s synth-pop. 

The title of the album is an Italian term that refers to the treatment of light and shade in painting and drawing. Which sums it up perfectly. more track on this later.

Categories: Dreamy Alt-Pop
Jan 19th, 2014 12:50pm

Total Strife Forever

William Doyle who records under the evocative name of East India Youth presents his debut LP Total Strife Forever, encapsulating a plethora of musical styles to create a bold and inventive record. You'll find plenty of comparisons in each different song, on this track Dripping Down the obvious similarities with Friendly Fires and Foals at the forefront, while adding choral flourishes.

Elsewhere the LP takes on diverse genres from emotional electronica to pulsating techno bangers and alt-folk to shoegaze dream pop, combining the polar-opposite styles to make something quite unique. The experimental edge takes many risks, but so often pulled off to perfection taking the listener on an exciting journey at every turn. The whole album has a soundtrack feel to an unmade movie. The experimentalism of Brian Eno and emotional style of James Blake or the alternative spirit of Youth Lagoon resinates here and there, throughout each track many influences can be heard reassembled in an stunningly exquisite fashion, creating unclassifiable form of experimental pop. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Jan 11th, 2014 14:12pm

Dystopian head-fuck

18-year-old New York rapper Orrin presents his new album Nocturnal - A fucked-up concept LP Orrin describes as - "my interpretation of the night and it's influence on the creation process. 'Nocturnal' describes a relationship which never reaches culmination" 

In this track - Sinking Atlantis - he reaches the stark point of choked desolation, his spoken poetic drawl wallows over the doom-laden beats and intricate percussion of dripping water, clicks and bleeps. Before this, opening track Shark Fin he meets this girl, in a haze of smoke and warped atmospherics, settting the nocturnal landscape for Orrin's laconic delivery. Blue Lights describes a moment when he sees this female yet again at a party, but through the commotion they don't communicate, merely observe. 

On Rain Orrin freestyles over The XX's Angels as he fantasies about traveling the world with this girl, completely consumed and intoxicated. Deeper, Insomnia and Counting Sheep writhe with texture and psychedelic meanderings, he's losing sleep, he can't stop thinking about this lady, his dreams warp into bleakness and hallucinations. Finally ending with Water, the distorted hiss and smoke, clipping beats and darkness of a stark reality - his acceptance of his own fate in this dystopian head-fuck.

Download the LP here. Audiomack - SoundCloud

Production from Motel XXX, BK Brown, E M P T, DAILON, muramic and Dpat.

Via:Dunn Deal PR

Categories: Hip Hop
Jan 11th, 2014 13:59pm

Well alright OK

Earl Sweatshirts landmark LP Doris continues to enthral, throwing up favourites every week. Right now it's all about the cinematic Centurion, one of three tracks with Vince Staples. The haunted rolling beats and intense movie samples backdrop Earls dramatic narration. Crazy shit!

Go buy - iTunes

Categories: Hip Hop
Jan 11th, 2014 13:55pm

Pussy and Patron make you feel alright

Balls deep, you dig?! Been listing to a lot of Kendrick Lamar lately, this one remains a killer track that gets a regular spin taken from an early EP and ending up on his fourth mixtape Overly Dedicated from 2010 featuring his Black Hippy cohort Ab-Soul and produced by King Blue (of Sore Losers). 

It contains a sample of OutKast's Vibrate and an interpolation of Rick James' Give It to Me Baby.

Class act.

Categories: Hip Hop
Jan 4th, 2014 14:06pm

Doom Dub Mystic

From British producer Forest Swords (aka Matthew Barnes) outstanding Engravings album from last year is still getting regular playbacks here at Neoloop.

One of the standout tracks Thor's Stone gets a make-over from legendary Black Arch dub maverick Lee “Scratch” Perry. Making a stand against evil energy Perry is on top form here adding a heavy dub underbelly to the mystical soundscapes of the original. Chatting his usual nonsense all over it Perry has lost none of his madness, as a whole the collaboration is meant to be, creating a sound that is very reminiscent of Leftism era Leftfield.

If you don't own the Engravings album yet, get it here on iTunes

Jan 1st, 2014 19:42pm

These are the top 30 LPs that rock our world last year. 

  1. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
  2. The Limiñanas - Costa Blanca
  3. Kanye West - Yeezus
  4. Footprintz - Escape Yourself
  5. Matthew E. White - Big Inner
  6. Empire Of The Sun - Ice On The Dune
  7. Saâda Bonaire - Saâda Bonaire
  8. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
  9. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
  10. Bonobo - The North Borders
  11. Devendra Banhart - Mala
  12. Forest Swords - Engravings
  13. Daniel Avery - Drone Logic
  14. John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
  15. Bill Callahan - Dream River
  16. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
  17. Washed Out - Paracosm
  18. DJ Koze - Amygdala
  19. Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe
  20. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
  21. Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic
  22. My Bloody Valentine - mbv
  23. Taragana Pyjarama - Nothing Hype
  24. Jon Hopkins - Immunity
  25. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
  26. Darkside - Psychic
  27. Deafheaven - Sunbather
  28. M.I.A - Matangi
  29. Proviant Audio - Drift Days & Disco Nights
  30. Classixx - Hanging Garden
Blog entries for each album are in the right column for reviews and sample tracks.