ALBUM REVIEW: Harmonious bec from Japan’s record Her Strange Dreams is a winner. All the comparisons are true amongst the light sprinkling of traditional instrumentation. Her Strange Dreams is brought to you by Monotreme Records and offer a mix reminiscent of those glorious DJ Shadow record bin finds and that weird techno music present in the sound bed of Lost in Translation (at least in my imagination) for those round eyes that are paying attention. I’m not an expert nor have I ever heard of the duo ZaMaRoo and From Vapor to Water but in this case it does not matter. This is cool shit ethereal music. Not blast you out of your house, car or club techno but more what water would sound like if it had a ambient voice. This is the sound track for that dream soft-core dream taking place in a foreign film. You can’t quite place it actually. This is sexy stuff and strange at times in familiar joy division kind of way. Could be the soundtrack for a Henrik Purienne film for all you know so get inside the kimono and get comfortable.
Progress by Harmonious bec comes out in November 2010!
Sing Me Spanish Techno by The New Pornographers. I’ve always loved this song it’s probably one of their best songs from Twin Cinema.
Trying To Make It New track by DJ Shadow ripped from the UK radio