Defender Waves – The Caroline Phase

Defender Waves is the project of the same individual behind Dallas Tears. Whereas the latter has been described as “lo-fi bedroom shoegaze” this EP is pure electronica. It’s A Starry Night, Sunrise Girl is laid back techno soul whilst the title track gets brings up imaginary of space and the odd robot or two. Shoulders Of Helen is pure vintage minimal/coldwave with sampled voices initially over a repetitive beat before it gets a coat or two of shimmering electronica. Summarising The Caroline Phase is an EP chockfull of succulent keyboards and drum machines. Get it from here. Soundcloud Continue reading Defender Waves – The Caroline Phase

Records I Like Podcast December – Best of 2018

55 tracks in my best of this year. Were they the best tracks in 2018? For me yes as they gave me plenty of plays, thoughts, meaning and enjoyment. Looking at the 55 choices my tastes have certainly changed this year. I have listened to Techno a lot more this year. Almost as much since I started listening to it 25 years plus ago and I was amazed that artists from then are still making some amazing tunes. Coldwave influenced post-punk gets stronger or maybe it’s because I am listening to and discovering more. Epic Shoegaze has also featured highly … Continue reading Records I Like Podcast December – Best of 2018

Larry Jefferson – Space Missions Are Lame Now E​.​P & When That Day Comes EP.

Some electronica today. The new EP from Larry Jefferson reminds me of the likes of Biosphere, Pete Namlook and those ambient compilations Apollo and Positiva used to put out. Blissful stuff. Get it digitally via his bandcamp page. EDIT: It seems there is another EP out this time on 1-2-3 Recordings. It features the excellent Over The Bridge at Whitby track which I have mentioned before.. Available digitally via Beatport. Soundcloud Continue reading Larry Jefferson – Space Missions Are Lame Now E​.​P & When That Day Comes EP.

Jozef K + Winter Son – The Straw That Broke The Camel’s Back EP

Nope not that Josef K if you have given this post title a second glance. This Jozef K is a resident DJ at Sankey’s in Manchester whilst Winter Son is Thomas Ragsdale from Ghosting Season. This is excellent techno with more than a dash of melancholy. Out now on Sasha’s Last Night On Earth label. Jozef K Continue reading Jozef K + Winter Son – The Straw That Broke The Camel’s Back EP