We’ve been having this on repeat for the past week.
The sensual sounds of Jordan Lee never cease to amaze me.
When I get an instant message from one of my favorite song writers, my bud and all around great dude, Jordan about how he’s got a new song for me, I become as giddy as a little school girl. The dude’s got it. I never have to fret whether or not I’m going to like it. I’m gonna love it. I haven’t even listened to a song by his musical adventure Mutual Benefit where I’ve said, “Wow, this is sh*t”. Instead it’s always “Wow. This. Is amazing.”
Here is how Jordan describes how this song came about: “Statue of a Man was written while on a 22 hour train between St Louis and Texas late last year. I was feeling sad and excited at the same time to be changing towns all the while being hypnotized by these midwestern environments whizzing by in the observation car.”
If you’re heading down to SXSW this year come hang with me and a bunch of really genuinely awesome people watch Mutual Benefit along with so many awesome bands at a showcase being put on by 3 of my favorite record labels Father/Daughter, Gold Robot and Small Plates [RSVP]. The line-up is out of this world and I will be nerding out all day thinking to myself, how did I get so lucky to be here in this moment.
The Wendingo is Travis Braxton’s beat heavy performance art project. The Orlandonian performs in elaborate costume which he designed himself. Braxton’s work offers next level presentation and performance. The Wendingo offers a welcome breath a fresh air in a beat culture saturated with apathetic knob twisters.
Danny is the side project from Jane Jane Pollock’s guitarist, Danny Clifton. Currently based in New Orleans, Danny has been crafting slow and steady low-fi instrumentals as he does so well in Jane Jane. Instead of creating a scene of beaches and bahama mama’s, “Bruise” creates a vision of spring time with rope swings, springs, and friends. That’s some good timing since I’m dying of cabin fever during this blizzard. If you want to hear more of Danny’s creations, check out his Soundcloud for more. You won’t be disappointed.
(via Jane Jane’s Tumblr)
Einstein In A Patent Office has sent us over some of his new creations. With an interesting mix of new ambient soundscape elements and downtempo Four Tet-like sounds, the Utah based producer definitely has brought something new to the table. Many people have been claiming this as “highly experimental”, but I don’t think that’s the case. I’d consider it to be very engaging with varying changes in genre from song to song. His new EP, Supernova Sounds, will be released by Swedish label, Marble, in March. Keep an ear out for it.