My name’s Aidan. I run a small bedroom label called Long Lost Records, and make music as Soil Creep and with my band Celibacy Club. Here’s my International Tapes mix. I wanted to make something fun and interesting that was a reflection of stuff I’ve been listening to lately. Suggested listening situations: dancing to a funeral, watching X-files on mute, waiting for a Counter Strike match to start, having just opened a window 20 degrees open. Enjoy.
Memory – All Working (feat. Jarina De Marco)
Tieranniesaur – Sketch!
Kindness – Gee Up (Erol Alkan Exteded Rework)
Love Exchange – Got To Find A Disco (Jacques Renault/Lee Douglas edit)
Liaisons Dangerous – Los Ninos Del Parque (Ron Hardy edit)
Das Ding – H.S.T.A. (J Rocc edit)
Marc Romboy, KiNK – Pump It!
New Jackson – The Night Mail
El Txef A – In (Permanent Vacation Inside Out Remix)
TB – Invitation To Love
Boddika – Beats Me
Tekken 3 – Dr. Boskonovitch (Akio Milanpaak Remix)
Braille – Riverbed
Angelo Badalamenti – Dark Intro #2
Rhino Magic – Doblerone
Submitted by Long Lost Records
Tags: Angelo Badalamenti, Boddika, Braille, Celibacy Club, das ding, dublin, El Txef A, ireland, Kindness, KiNK, Liaisons Dangerous, Long Lost Records, Love Exchange, Marc Romboy, Memory, mixtape, New Jackson, Rhino Magic, Soil Creep, TB, Tekken 3, Tieranniesaur
After releasing their punningly-titled EP earlier this year via quality tape label Chill Mega Chill, Blacksburg, Virginia-based duo Outlands are prepping a digital version of the cassette set to drop September 20th. Along with that release, the band has commissioned a series of remixes of “Com Ocean,” which will be available as part of the maxi-single October 8 via their Bandcamp.
One of these reworks is by Dublin producer Darragh Nolan (aka Sacred Animals), who has replaced Outland’s self-described “disco-noir” flourishes with an endlessly recurring synth arpeggio. Without beat-maker Mark Arciaga’s comparatively bright drum kicks and disco-tinged strings, vocalist Melissa Smith’s delivery gains new emotional weight. While “Com Ocean” was already quite dark to begin with, the track could still have found a home in the right club. Not so, here, where suspense hangs thicker than machine-made fog, and an inclination to dance has been replaced by a vague air of danger.
Look for Outlands’ new maxi-single October 8 via their Bandcamp
Written by Nathan Reese
Le Galaxie aren’t from France. Nope, definitely not. Instead, they have the privilege of being part of the ever expanding universe that is the Dublin scene. While there’s certainly plenty of ear-friendly music coming from that beloved island these days, the new EP from these four masked gentlemen, Fade to Forever, stands out for its guileless blend of 2006 and 1986. The infectious soft synth licks of “Love System” are about as gossamer as it gets. Before you even realize you’re ensnared, Elaine May’s vocals creep up deliver the pop music coup de grace. Bam. You’re brain dead and you’re thoroughly enjoying it. The thing is that band genuinely seems to be, too. We have sincere doubts that anyone could put on such a Point Break-ish display if they weren’t truly into it. Consuming this amount of pure sugar usually comes paired with a warning not to overindulge, but whatever, it’s the weekend in most parts of the world by now. Go for it.
Fade to Forever is now available from The Delphi Label
Written by Luke Carrell
If most people were to consider a musical accompaniment to a supernova, my bet is they’d think of Wagner, Beethoven, or M83 – musicians whose massive arrangements offer a sonic analog to the immensity of the cosmos. Orquesta, a Dublin-based producer and Meles Meles label founder, flips this notion on his head with “Una Supernova,” the first track and video from his Our Final Expedition EP. Set to NASA footage taken from the documentary In the Shadow of the Moon, Orquesta incorporates South American rhythms, African percussion (a possibly sampled cabasa), and a marimba/xylophone synth hybrid to assemble a soundscape where each feature has room to breath. If it’s Orquesta’s aim recreate the workings of the cosmos with sound, then “Una Supernova” is to be admired for its restraint; each sound has its place and Orquesta understands that we call it “space” for a reason.
The Our Final Expedition EP is out now, and can be purchased on iTunes
Written by Nathan Reese
Punk rock has one golden rule: Don’t fuck around. No matter what kind of noise you’re making, no matter the message, that one simple maxim applies. The latest track from Dublin’s Girl Band’s exhibits an innate understanding of the to-the-point time management that makes a great punk song. “Twelves” is ninety-five seconds of unbridled, fuzzed-out aggression that brings together elements of classic shout-y hardcore and the two-chord slacker filth of early grunge. Dara Kiely’s vocals move between disinterested baritone and an ear-splitting, wordless scream that breaks through the layers of guitars and cymbals driving the track to its inevitable and speedy conclusion.
Given that this is only the second song to appear from the Girl Band camp, combined with the mere handful of gigs they’ve played to date, the stage is set for a very interesting development over the coming months. With bands like Iceage and Trash Talk leading something of a crusade against the very idea of “chill,” Girl Band make a noise set to be heard and not forgotten.
You can hear more from Girl Band on Bandcamp
Written by Ian Maleney