Monday, April 9, 2012

Letherette - 2010 EP

British hip-hop duo that I can't find much about because I haven't looked for anything. Who cares. Anyway, this is a pretty badass little collection of laid-back instrumental beats that will without a doubt bring Dilla and Madlib to mind, but they've got a uniquely smooth sound of their own.

I discovered Letherette through Kutmah's The New Error, Vol. 1, a mix that's part of a series that melds both classic and unreleased tunes ranging from modern beatmakers to old dub and soul into long, seamless tracks. I wholeheartedly recommend checking out both volumes, as they're rife with awesome hidden gems from across the ages, and the mixes work almost like standalone songs themselves.

immense beat:


Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Dillards - Wheatstraw Suite

The Dillards were a bluegrass quartet that often incorporated country rock and baroque pop elements into their music, and as a result sounded a lot more like a mix of Rubber Soul-era Beatles (there's a wonderful bluegrass arrangement of "I've Just Seen A Face") and The Flying Burrito Brothers than your traditional bluegrass outfit. Clocking in at just under 28 minutes long, Wheatstraw Suite doesn't leave much room for bullshit, and as every single track on this is gold, it's easy to breeze through this three times in a row without losing interest. I'm listening to this as I write this up, and I really don't understand how this group didn't take off. The sound created on this album should have had massive staying power in pop music in the 60's-70's.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bobb Trimble - Iron Curtain Innocence

okay before I even say anything about this guy's music:

Aside from looking like the coolest Columbine shooter, Trimble creates really bizarre, dark synth-laden pyschedelic folk/pop. Shit'll sound like lo-fi Beatles on some tracks and then sound like R.E.M. via P.C.P. on others.

check out this motherfucker right here:


Friday, March 23, 2012

Syöpä - Beneath Lucifer's Eye

so here's abysmill's grand 2012 reopening!

Probably my favorite black metal find of the past year, Syöpä is raw black metal of the finest order. Reminds me a lot of good LLN bm, and by good LLN I mean "March to the Black Holocaust." This demo's rife with hate-filled riffs and nonstop blasting. I think on the 10-minute demo-best "Raise The Serpent Statue" there's like 2 minutes where the drummer isn't blasting and they're probably the worst 2 minutes on the song but hey try blasting for 10 straight minutes real talk