Listen of the Week: Blanck Mass

World Eater, by Blanck Mass

Blanck Mass, we learn, is intended to represent “a previous year teeming with anger, violence, confusion and frustration”, and as the nine minutes of Rhesus Negative unfold hyperkinetically, a treated voice somewhere very deep in the mix conveying some nameless dread, it does feel as if one is being smacked repeatedly around the head with an analogue synth, albeit in a good way.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/mar/02/blanck-mass-world-eater-review-brutal-noise-with-frequent-sweet-spots

Listen of the Week: Blanck Mass

Listen of the Week: Aristophanes

Humans Become Machines, by Aristophanes

[B]ass-heavy and dynamic; the language gap begins to register on the less rhythmically intense numbers. But Aristophanes’s vocal shifts in pace and tone, her performance of each song, give her music a different kind of intelligibility.

https://www.ft.com/content/60e99ef0-f8a9-11e6-9516-2d969e0d3b65

Got no clue what she’s rappin’ on about, but this album is spot the fuck on. Also highly recommend you listen to the new Dirty Projectors album. It’s a beauty.

Listen of the Week: Aristophanes

Listen of the Week: Maggie Rogers

Now That the Light is Fading, by Maggie Rogers

Rogers is still very young at 22, after all, and she takes several game attempts at subtlety throughout the EP—the pan flute, the guitar line rippling through “On + Off” like wind chimes, the featherlight harmonies. She has a platform. She’s got ideas. But like all discovery stories, the real reward lies in what comes next.

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/22901-now-that-the-light-is-fading/

Listen of the Week: Maggie Rogers

Listen of the Week: Sinkane

Life & Livin’ It, by Sinkane

When everything clicks right, it’s a breezy thrill. Consider “U’Huh,” the second song and first single. It starts out with a rippling breakbeat, then goes into a series of horn stabs, the sort of riff that can lodge itself in your brain for days at a time. There’s some delicate Isaac Hayes chicken-scratch guitar, and then there’s Gallab singing in a strained falsetto, his best Curtis Mayfield, and going into call-and-response with a whole chorus of backing vocals.

http://www.stereogum.com/1923163/album-of-the-week-sinkane-life-livin-it/franchises/album-of-the-week/

Listen of the Week: Sinkane