February 2016

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Posted in: Albums

John Talabot recommends Dorisburg – Irrbloss The other day we were scanning some of our favoured artist Facebook pages for any new music we may have missed, and in the process stumbled across the following statement on John Talabot's page... "These last three years we've been working really hard in Hivern Discs, setting a professional but spontaneous model of label, trying to be fresh and surprising, avoiding cliches and trying to release music from artists that feel comfortable with our label and our way of working. We've been really lucky with everyone involved so far and thankful to every artist that has trusted in us. But ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Features

Bloc. & BBB Catch Up with Lakker – Interview Festival Season is almost upon us and one of the first on the UK calendar is one of the more intriguing UK festival stories of fame, fortune, disaster and resurrection. From its inception in 2006 Bloc rose to prominence in a mountainous height of critical acclaim, but unfortunately, as is so often the case, what goes up must come down. In itself this descent doesn't always have to be terminal, but all to often the dizzying effects of great success unwittingly allow hubris, over confidence and money to erode the organisations once proud foundations. Without this sure footing intact many ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

Odd Nosdam – Sisters (Boards of Canada remix) | New Music New Boards of Canada music is rarer than a Daft Punk live show, and thats saying something. Their most recent album 2013's 'Tomorrows Harvest'  followed 8 years of silence, and since their debut LP in 1998 Boards of Canada have only released 4 LP's and 6 EP's in a career spanning close to 20 years. Even by the more conservative of artist release schedules this is a very slow rate of return. Interestingly this low level of productivity is evenly matched by the aforementioned Daft Punk. Since 97's 'Homework' Daft Punk have also only released 4 LP's, if you ignore the Disney Soundtrack, and ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

Forum – Forum EP (Aiwo Records) & Chymera – Canavan Calling Ever had one of those days where everything you try to put your hand to seems determined to fight back and resist your advances. This issue is particularly prevalent when it comes to creativity, you've got the ideas, you know what you are trying to communicate, but instead of the Rembrandt you pictured you end up with something more akin to railway station graffiti. Today has been one of those days, with this post currently in its fourth incarnation and soon to be fifth unless things come together soon. Its even getting to the point were our pursuit for eloquence will have to be ditched in ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: BBB Recommends

Chymera – Rainbow Brite (Cocktail d’Amore) | Crate Digging John Talabot tweeted this week "Some days are shit until you find a great record", a statement we can partially relate to, although basing you daily emotional state on whether you can find a great record is probably not an ideal situation. Having said that, as new music scavengers ourselves it can't be denied that finding an exciting new record does tend to have a positive effect on your emotional state, I guess a bit like scoring a goal if your a footballer or the perfect bake if your Mary Berry! However reaching that pot of gold can feel a bit like attempting Mario Karts 'Rainbow Road' for ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Articles

YouTube vs Spotify & Apple Music | Music News The music and technology industries have had a long and turbulent history of fighting amongst themselves. These fights on the surface may seem more civilised than the average Gangs of New York street fight, with courtrooms, patents, and contracts replacing cudgels, hatchets and downtown, but this apparent level of sophistication is no less bloody. And now to make matters even more toxic the rival gangs of both these industries are no longer just fighting amongst their own, but also with the factions of another industry. In fact the fighting has become so intense that the traditional lines of ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

Om Unit – Adventures in Eden & Four Legs – Shark (Trilogy Tapes) Today's new music comes from two disparate sources, Om Unit on Cosmic Bridge Records and Four Legs - Shark via the goal post moving - The Trilogy Tapes. This is not us trying to be cooler than the highest jean roll up and coloured sock combination money can buy, but simply a reflection on what has caught our ears this week. Om Unit's 'Adventures in Eden' is the B Side to his forthcoming 'Torchlight Vol.2 Ep', and if you've already clicked play below, you'll have noticed its not your typical BBB riddim. Its fair to say that Drum & Bass would not be our chosen specialist subject ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Latest

Daft Punk – Unchained, coming to BBC4 this February | Documentary The Daft Punk - Unchained documentary is finally coming to the UK this month and having seen it in September of last year, at its one night only UK premiere, we can confirm, even for the most jaded of Daft Punk observers, that its well worth watching. We would even go as far to say that if the underground, techno and places like Berlin are more your cup of tea, dont discount this documentary out of hand as the early years of Daft Punk were very much underground and cutting edge with techno sited as a fundamental inspiration behind their first record 'Homework'. Furthermore despite the odd ham ... Read more / Preview track