James Blake continues to show us his versatility, this time with “Everyday I Ran”, a bonus track off his forthcoming sophomore album, Overgrown (April 9th, Atlas/Republic). Buzzy, yet still downtempo and ambient, you might assume it’s just another typical low-key Blake charmer, until of course you notice the random, but well-used samples of Big Boi‘s “Royal Flush”. Check it out via this Tumblr page. Also, be sure to listen to the other previously released LP tracks: “Digital Lion”, “Retrograde”, and “Voyeur”.
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The Knife 'Full of Fire'
After remaining dormant for seven years, Swedish electronic duo, The Knife, has finally returned with a brand new album called Shaking The Habitual. Their fourth LP and followup to 2006′s Silent Shout consists of 13 tracks, many of which are pretty darn lengthy, such as the nine-minute song “Full Of Fire” (above). It officially drops on April 9th via Mute, but is available for full stream right now!
“Youthern”, by London two-piece Cloud Boat, will literally break your heart. The track is built atop a persistent hum that seeps in and shakes up the very fibers of your senses, and, though for the most part it uses a simple, minimalist approach — ghostly electronic tinges peppered throughout — it carries the weight of a very heavy heart. Similar to James Blake‘s somber, grief-stricken material, “Youthern” is the kind of song whose hurt you really can’t get enough of. The chorus alone (“Come down with us, come down with us…) is a killer.
“Youthern” is off the duo’s forthcoming album, Book of Hours, due out May 27th via R&S/Apollo.
After remaining relatively quiet since his debut LP, 2011′sYou Are All I See, Active Child is back with a new song titled “Evening Ceremony”. The track, full of divinely lush harp and his stunningly delicate vocals, is so wonderfully and beautifully sad. Like most of his material, the track makes your heart ache, but in the most healthy of ways. Check it out.
“Evening Ceremony” is off The Host: Choose To Listen soundtrack, which also features tracks from other TMN faves Ellie Goulding and Imagine Dragons.
Michigan-based, Malawi- native, Atu, represents a new class of producers creating minimal, lo-fi instrumentals utilizing distorted and manipulated R&B samples. The latest project from the 20-year old artist, Pictures on Silence, floats seamlessly from start to finish providing a unique, turned-down and inverted listening experience.Fans of 2000s R&B will vaguely recognize samples from artists such as Alicia Keys, Ray J and Boyz II Men among others through out Atu’s work. This collection elevates the listener to a tranquil state of suspension somewhere at the intersection of trippy, romantic and ambient.
In order to support his place of birth, Atu has released the album on Bandcamp with a starting price of $5, all of which is donated to support children in Malawi. Check out a few of our favorite tracks below, grab some great music and help support a worthwhile cause here: αtμ - Pictures on Silence.
can do it
the duo ft. Sango
missing you (ft. Dpat)