Welcome to NEOLOOP

Step in to the Neoloop, have a look and listen!

You'll find a cornucopia of tasty tunes to bounce off your eardrums. I update with new tunes, art and photography every week, depending on what I'm doing and listening to at the time, old and new. I'm based in London UK but I love to travel and discover new music along the way and share my musical journey on neoloop.

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Email: neo@neoloop.com
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Nov 28th, 2010 23:43pm

Fast propelling itself to the top of many 'end of year' album charts, Deerhunter's Halcyon Digest album has been on heavy rotation since it's release back in September. I can't praise this LP enough, it's a magnificent record, see my earlier review below at the beginning of this month. Here's is another superb track that didn't make onto Halcyon Digest and appeared on the B-side of single Revival. First half is all frantic riffs and pulsating pop before the calm and tranquility of the faded piano and tweaking owls finishing with a toy music box. Wicked!

Bands place in MySpace

Categories: Alternative, Pop
Nov 25th, 2010 00:30am

Classic Underworld track from their latest LP Barking. I love this, builds with intensity until the synth's kick in with the chorus 'There is one bird in my house'. it's magic. Up there with Cowgirl, Two Months Off and Push Upstairs.


Categories: House
Nov 21st, 2010 21:11pm

A slice of Reggae and massive dollop of Soul with the beautiful voice of Hindi Zahra. Late night chilled grooves cooked up to perfection. This track is taken off the debut album from Parisian Radio show programmer Blundetto! called Bad Bad Things

But it on iTunes

Categories: Chill, Reggae, Soul
Nov 21st, 2010 14:08pm

Time of an interlude...

South of the Border is the third album by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, originally released in 1964. About a trip to Mexico, this has a bit of a spaghetti western feel about it. Herb's dramatic sound is at it best on tunes like this. South of the Border was originally written by Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr and published in 1939 for the film of the same name starring country star Gene Autry. Vocal versions of this song were recorded by Frank Sinatra (on the classic album - Come Fly With Me) and Patsy Cline.

Love the typography on the cover artwork too!

Buy it on iTunes

Categories: Chill, Easy Listening
Nov 20th, 2010 17:32pm

The superb Gotan Project have just released a new remix EP of tracks taken from their last Album Tango 3.0. Daniel Haaksman adds a marching beat and speeds it up a bit, keeping in the lush strings and moody accordions. If you like your tango, this is great extension to the last Gotan album.

It's called Tango 3.0 Remix EP and available on iTunes now

Nov 20th, 2010 17:19pm

The great Paolo Conte has a new album out called Nelson, some of which he showcased at the Royal Albert hall last Wednesday. This is a nice chilled out song leading with Conte's subtle piano and builds up with  his bands amazing accordion players over a bolero beat. It another great album from Italian to add to his amazing back catalogue.

Check out the new album on iTunes here

Official Paolo site

Categories: Jazz, World
Nov 19th, 2010 00:22am

This week I went to see the great Paolo Conte at The Royal Albert Hall, it was his first concert in the UK to tour his new album Nelson. So naturally Paolo Conte for one night only was sold out. It was a night to remember, even at the grand old age of 73 Conte has still his mojo. Surrounded by the most amazing musicians, it was an incredible performance.

He's been described as Italy's answer to everyone from Jacques Brel to Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, but he inhabits a world of his own, in which he can switch, often within the same song, from echoes of French chanson to jazz-edged swing, with occasional excursions into stomping R&B or Latin styles, and with his piano work matched by an equally versatile band, which features the remarkable multi-instrumentalist Massimo Pitzianti. This tune, Max is an all time classic Conte song and an all time favourite of mine. Truly Exceptional.

Like this? Try: More Paolo Conte, Serge Gainsbourg, Astor Piazzolla, Tom Waits, Arthur H


Categories: Chill, Jazz, World
Nov 16th, 2010 00:20am

With Warpaint's debut album on heavy rotation at Neoloop I've also been been giving their first EP Exquisite Corpse a good airing. I have to say that Billie Holiday is an amazing tune. Their enchanting, psychedelic folky rock is hypnotizing on this track. They subtly intertwine their acoustic ballad with Mary WellsMy Guy, to create their own beautiful song.

Exquisite Corpse was recorded back in 2007, and self-released by the band in late 2008 followed by the vinyl version via Manimal in October of 2009. The EP is produced by Jake Simon Bercovici and mixed by former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante. It also features current Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer performing the drums on this track.

Buy it on iTunes


Categories: Alternative, Folk
Nov 14th, 2010 23:34pm

Neoloop have long been big fans of Philadelphia duo Sun Airway ever since the release of the Oh, Naoko EP was given away as a free download about a year ago. All the tracks from that EP feature on Sun Airway's debut album - the brilliant Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier. Oh, Naoko, Swallowed By The Night, Put the Days Away, Your Moon and Waiting On You - all excellent tracks that have been previously given away free on the bands website and are undoubtably the albums backbone. Other newer tracks such as this road anthem American West are of the same high standard. Swirling synthesisers, meaningful melodies and glorious harmonies create a stunning LP that deserves much attention. Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier is out now and available on itunes. Highly Recommended.

Buy it now on iTunes, Bands official website

Categories: Alternative, Chillwave
Nov 14th, 2010 20:58pm

Spaced-out psychedelics now from Helsinki's Le Corps Mice de Françoise Courtesy of an Andy Weatherall remix. Weatherall's mix totally strips out the pop vocal and loops the guitar riff with a psychedelic sound reminiscent of Beyond the Wizards Sleeve reworkings.

Le Corps Mince de Françoise (known as LCMDF for short) consists of sisters Emma Kemppainen and Mia Kemppainen and Malin Nyqvist.

Buy it on iTunes, Bands place in MySpace

Categories: Pop, Psychedelic
Nov 14th, 2010 20:38pm

Here's a cool Teen Daze remix of the Local Natives Wide Eyes, adding blissed out dream-scape vibes to a great little indie tune. The original track appears on the LA band's debut LP Gorilla Manor (2009).

Listen and lose yourself in a feel-good moment of dreamy psych-folk.

Bands official site, Buy it on iTunes


Categories: Dreamy Alt-Pop, Folk, Remix
Nov 14th, 2010 20:17pm

This week I've mostly been listening to Teen Daze and the excellent Four More Years  EP. This track Shine On You Crazy White Cap is just beautiful. Echoes filter through the beats like its been transmitted from outer space, you feel like your floating through a galaxy of stars. Cascading synthesisers wash over your ears with a subtle beauty while the soft voices weave in and out the mellow groove. love it.

Like this? Try: Millionyoung, Memory House, Washed Out, Sun Airway

Buy it on iTunes, Bands place in MySpace


Categories: Alternative, Chillwave
Nov 11th, 2010 00:31am

Robert Smith's vocal transforms this track into entirely different tune from the Crystal Castles album version. The unmistakable voice of The Cure's main man is superb! (A track originally by Canadian new wave band Platinum Blonde)

The Not In Love single will be officially released on iTunes on December 6, with acoustic demos of Celestica and Suffocation as b-sides.

Nov 7th, 2010 21:13pm

New album Halcyon Digest from Atlanta's Deerhunter has been getting some well deserved rave reviews.

It's been on heavy rotation at neoloop for the last month and it's one of those albums where your favourite track changes with every listen. First it was the shimmering grooves of first single Helicopter that pulls you in. Then the last track He Would Have Laughed (a tribute to the late Jay Reatard) is just utterly captivating with it's blissed-out sonic textures. Bradford Cox's last side project as Atlas Sound really influencing the bands proceedings on this, their fourth album. But right now I can't get enough of this track - Desire Lines - another epic track with a melodic, feel-good hypnotic groove. This time the vocal duties are handed to guitarist Lockett Pundt. You can hear influences of Echo and the Bunnymen and My Bloody Valentine throughout this glorious collection of songs and there's also a hint of Exile On Main Street era Stones creeping into it's DNA. Produced by Ben Allen notable for his production work on Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion and it's definitely in the same league as that seminal album. It's grand it's instant and challenging and it's a highly recommended record, love it.

Like this? Try: Atlas Sound, Animal Collective, 

Bands place in MySpace, Album website, Buy it on iTunes

Nov 7th, 2010 19:44pm

Insane in the Membrane, insane in da brain!

This tune just makes me smile and sticks in your head all day soon as you hear it. London-based Mike Pelanconi's Prince Fatty band turns in a cracking cover of the legendary Cypress Hill's Insane in the Brain. Taken from Fatty's second album for Mr.Bongo - Super Size. It also contains the cover of another rap classic Ol' Dirty Bastard's Shimmy Shimmy Ya. The new album features vocals from other Reggae heavyweights Little Roy, Dennis Alcapone, Natty and Winston Francis and was recorded on vintage analogue equipment to preserve the signature sound of reggae and dub records. While the album isn't particularly ground-breaking, that's not a bad thing - it's just a lot of fun with a feel-good vibe.

Buy it on iTunesOfficial Site, Bands place in MySpace

Categories: Reggae
Nov 6th, 2010 18:15pm

Pink Floyd's introspective prog masterpiece Dark Side of the Moon as a dub reggae album on 2003's Dub Side of the Moon was genius. Easy Star All-Stars have now commissioned a remix album to give a different spin on their dub versions. Each track features a unique dub producer exploring spaced-out reggae and bass-heavy remixes of the original Dub Side of the Moon, Can it get any dubber? Hell yeah - Dubber side of the Moon is another triumph, some remixes work better than others Mad Professor, Scientist, Adrian Sherwood and Jazzwad, and Alchemist turning in best reworks. This Dubmatix remix of Speak to Me/Breathe gets my vote as the cream of the crop, speeding it up and making the bass even heavier. This is superb - Turn up the bass bins!

Like this/ Try: Dubmatix, Lee Scratch Perry, King Tubby


Categories: Dub, Reggae, Remix
Nov 6th, 2010 12:31pm

Now I've got you in the undertow

An all girl Los Angeles quartet, Warpaint release The Fool, their debut album for Rough Trade. Getting rave reviews everywhere. It was produced by Tom Biller, and features mixing duties by Andrew Weatherall and Adam Samuels. Warpaint bring in lush harmonies and brooding baselines, I can hear flashes of Fleetwood Mac and even the Stone Roses on some tracks. 

Subtle strands of punk, shoegaze, psychedelics, and folk all intersperse at once creating a truly captivating sound with a quality that's rarely heard. It's the perfect soundtrack for cold sunny days doing nothing or late night's chilling out with a nice single malt whiskey. It's breathtakingly good and highly Recommended. 

Also worth checking out their debut EP Exquisite Corpse that was produced by Red Hot Chili PeppersJohn Frusciante, which features the amazing track Billie Holiday.

Warpaint's current line-up is Emily Kokal (vocals/guitar), Theresa Wayman (guitar/vocals), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass/vocals), and Stella Mozgawa (drums).

Like this? Try: The xx, Dirty Projectors, Stevie Nicks

Bands place in MySpace, Official website



Categories: Alternative, Chill, Folk
Nov 6th, 2010 11:42am

Right over the top!

Here's another great tune from the suave Sebastian Tellier - Aeroplane's Italo 84 Remix of Kilometer, adds an extra dancefloor groove, speeding it up in to a disco stomper. 80's synths shimmer all-over the groove with a typical Aeroplane signature sound, taking it right over the top! It's a great transformation and another sublime remix from Aeroplane.

Taken from Sebastian's remix album of Sexuality (Remix) released back in August. Get your groove on!