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  Albums of the year
Dec 31st, 2013 11:38am

Beautifully Stunning

Burial takes his unique musical template further into the unknown with new EP Rival Dealer. The swooning sounds manage to be dark and mysterious and beautifully melodic with a sense of euphoria with a deep emotional undercurrent running beneath the intense structures all at once. 

It's amazing how far the Burial sound can go, stretching in multiple directions, the subtleties of sub-genres layered throughout are astonishing. The originality of William Bevan has no boundaries, the London producer pours in so much soul into his electronic compositions like no other artist, he's created his own genre of music, Burial music. The epic 13 minute closing track on the EP Come Down to Us is just stunning, whoa!

Highly Recommended.

Dec 31st, 2013 00:49am

Hold Me and Never Let Go

Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker AKA Zero 7 put out another track this month following the cracking single On My Own. Featuring vocals from London-based singer Ellen Murphy, AKA Only Girl. Another quality tune with a solid groove at the heartbeat, looking forward to their fifth LP due next year.

Categories: House
Dec 31st, 2013 00:30am

I never was in love /
You know that you were never good enough

You're Not Good Enough is my choice track from Devonté Hynes' Blood Orange LP Cupid Deluxe. Although Dev is very much in demand as a producer nowadays it's good to hear he still has time to write his own stuff.

Shades of 80's Prince and Madonna and even a tad Fleetwood Mac, on this track he channels the best of all those influences, it could even be a lost track from Solange Knowles True EP, Samantha Urbani does a stellar job on the vocals dueting with Dev. Great LP.

Categories: Pop
Dec 30th, 2013 21:00pm

Dream logic

Bill Callahan's 2013 LP Dream River took everyone by surprise back in September, his oblique, deadpan vocal style never sounded so good against the sparse and minimal but gracefully orchestrated music.

There are many highlights on this masterpiece of an album - Small plane sums up the simplicity and effectively efficient sound. Ride My Arrow adds a little more texture gliding effortlessly to accompany Callahan's story telling.

Highly Recommended.

Categories: Alternative, Rock
Dec 30th, 2013 20:13pm

Sun-bleached pop

Sky Ferreira's Everything Is Embarrassing, co-produced by Dev Hynes and Ariel Rechtshaid. It certainly has Dev Hynes pop signature running through it following the splendid Solange collaboration. Her new album Night Time, My Time has been a long time coming and has yet to get a UK release, it came out in America back in October. This tune precedes the LP, originally put out state side back in 2012, the UK release has a couple of remixes the MK remix adds a house beat, but the original retains a bit more soul for me.

Look out for her debut LP in 2014, it's a belter!

Categories: Pop
Dec 30th, 2013 18:57pm

Still got inch for heavenly glass?

bEEdEEgEE is a spin off band from Brian DeGraw's New York avant-electronic outfit Gang Gang Dance. This time around he recruits guest vocals from CSS's Lovefoxx, fellow Gang Gang Dance bandmate Lizzi Bougatsos, Douglas Armour and Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor. The LP's called Sum/One, out now.

Like Rain Man is a haunting electro-pop track with Lizzi Bougatsos sprinkling of vocal embellishments, light bubbling synths cascade through layers of sounds.

Check out the LP on iTunes here.

Dec 15th, 2013 23:35pm

Slowly drives you insane

Love this funky tune from Norwegian musician Thomas Dybdahl, taken from his latest LP What's Left Is Forever. The percussion really digs into the groove and has that retro-soul feel, like an old Al Green baseline. The funk guitar stabs away at toe-tapping melody supporting Thomas Dybdahl's soulful croon.

Categories: Scandinavian, Soul
Dec 15th, 2013 22:12pm

Take It All In and Check It All Out

Listening to old Bill Withers albums you soon realise just how funky his riffs are, every tune, even the ballads are marinated in funk. From 1971 to 1979 Withers produced some of the greatest R'N'B of the highest calibre.

Right from his debut album in 1971 - Just As I Am (produced by Booker T. Jones) Withers created massive hits Ain't No Sunshine and Grandma's Hands (as utilised by Dr. Dre on BLACKstreet's No Diggity).

But it was his 1972 sophomore LP Still Bill that I think he really made his mark and is my all time favourite Bill Withers album, who can argue with an LP that contains the ultra funky Use Me and the worldwide smash Lean On Me, as well as massive favourites Lonely Town, Lonely Street, Who Is He (And What Is He To You?) and this track Kissing My Love

Later LP's +'Justments, Making Music and Menagerie (which spurned smash hit Lovely Day) are also well worth an airing. If your not already, do yourself a favour and get familiar with Bill Withers.

Categories: Neo's top choices, Soul
Dec 10th, 2013 00:11am

Sugar Crush

The Limiñanas, back on Trouble In Mind with their stunning third album, Costa Blanca.

The band consisting of Lio and Marie Limiñana began life in 2009 as a home studio project, inspired by John Barry and Ennio Morricone LPs, books on Victorian era architecture, Film Noir and basking in the sunshine of southern France.

The LP kicks off with the coloeur café cool of Gainsbourg's narrative style, a short track that could've been a lost song from Melody Nelson, followed by this tune My Black Sabbath - a gentle strum of guitars supports the soft Franc-o-phonic sound and lush pop vocals. Alicante - an instrumental that sets the album off into a faster pace, all jangly Morricone guitars spooky organs. 

Votre Coté Yéyé M'emmerde (featuring Francesca Cusimano) was released as a single in France back in May this year, an intriguing role call - The band say - We recorded this song with a very beautiful Italian friend and actress Francesca Cusimano. We hate the boring French yéyé songs, so the song is a list of stuff we love. We took the opportunity to appoint many of the artists we love — actors, friends, filmmakers, singers, songs, Louie Louie.

I Miei Occhi Sono I Tuoi Occhi sounds very similar to the Avenues and Alleyways riff with deadpan vocal arrangements. La Mercedes De Couleur Gris Métallisé is one of the many major highlights on this marvellous fuzzed-out psychedelic LP, at 1.39 it's short and sweet, the Morricone avant-classical and experimental sonic sound is stunning. Rosas brings the funk with a swagger and style a plenty.

Bb goes totally pop 60s garage with a StereoLab wig-out, The Morricone twang is back on the mellow La Mélancolie and along with the intro La Mediterranée Serge Gainsboug's soundtrack to La Horse is an undoubtedly a major influence for the parting track Liverpool, rounding off a perfect album - superb and highly recommended.

Like this? Try: Sérge Gainsbourg, Velvet Underground, Kim Fowley, Ennio Morricone, Stereolab, Stereo Total