Lovable skwee-scamp Boss Kite done some remixes of R’n’B classics and that one by Willow Smith. They’re wicked. They’re free. Go click now.

Lovable skwee-scamp Boss Kite done some remixes of R’n’B classics and that one by Willow Smith. They’re wicked. They’re free. Go click now.

Available for free download from Black Lantern Music, taut, atmospheric electro-pop that recalls and renews the bygone era of trip-hop with dark intent. Full Blush have prepared an embarrassment of excellent tunes.

Available for free download from Black Lantern Music, taut, atmospheric electro-pop that recalls and renews the bygone era of trip-hop with dark intent. Full Blush have prepared an embarrassment of excellent tunes.

Orders From Mars by Krowne
The most recent release from the excellent Black Lantern netlabel, Orders From Mars is a magnificent exercise in vintage analogue techno and battered instrumental hip-hop for the sci-fi curious.
Krowne builds rolling grooves on stuttering drum machines, and generates an electromagnetic glow of hazy synths and crackling loops. There’s a thick woolen thread of blissful fuzz woven around the kinetic machinery of these songs. They climb the hairs on the back of your neck and tumble to your shoes and socks.
Orders From Mars is, to my ears, a love-letter to neglected genres. It evokes the nostalgic conviction of being weightless in a one-man capsule whilst actually being off your cock in a festival tent.

Orders From Mars by Krowne

The most recent release from the excellent Black Lantern netlabel, Orders From Mars is a magnificent exercise in vintage analogue techno and battered instrumental hip-hop for the sci-fi curious.

Krowne builds rolling grooves on stuttering drum machines, and generates an electromagnetic glow of hazy synths and crackling loops. There’s a thick woolen thread of blissful fuzz woven around the kinetic machinery of these songs. They climb the hairs on the back of your neck and tumble to your shoes and socks.

Orders From Mars is, to my ears, a love-letter to neglected genres. It evokes the nostalgic conviction of being weightless in a one-man capsule whilst actually being off your cock in a festival tent.

Oh, while I was away How To Dress Well unleashed another glorious free EP, called Can’t See My Own Face. It’s free, so there’s absolutely no reason for you not to download it, and HTDW’s other EPs, immediately.
There’s also a video for the song Decisions. How ‘bout that?




HOW TO DRESS WELL - “Decisions” (feat. Yüksel Arslan) from Jamie Harley on Vimeo.

Oh, while I was away How To Dress Well unleashed another glorious free EP, called Can’t See My Own Face. It’s free, so there’s absolutely no reason for you not to download it, and HTDW’s other EPs, immediately.

There’s also a video for the song Decisions. How ‘bout that?

HOW TO DRESS WELL - “Decisions” (feat. Yüksel Arslan) from Jamie Harley on Vimeo.

∆∆∆DRESS TO KILL∆∆∆

The enigmatic and extraordinary How To Dress Well & Cokc Dokc unveil not only their fifth but also their sixth free-to-air EP. A whole fuzzy realm of shoegazing space-porn hauntology is available to you if you click links and recklessly download. Cram your ears full of this, it’s fucking wonderful.

Another abominable genre-identifier that I’m going to have to get used to is Skweee. I will tolerate this on the grounds that it is so ridiculous it cannot possibly be taken seriously, and therefore I shouldn’t worry myself with it .
Clef Bassett is a free EP by Boss Kite, four tracks of Skweee so luminous your ears will experience the aural equivalent of glowing afterimages. Lean and funky, like a blue-eyed MegaDrive sex party. Get it.
Boss Kite is also recognisable as a member of :Kinema:. The pixel artwork is probably not by R. Stevens, but you should admire his work anyway.

Another abominable genre-identifier that I’m going to have to get used to is Skweee. I will tolerate this on the grounds that it is so ridiculous it cannot possibly be taken seriously, and therefore I shouldn’t worry myself with it .

Clef Bassett is a free EP by Boss Kite, four tracks of Skweee so luminous your ears will experience the aural equivalent of glowing afterimages. Lean and funky, like a blue-eyed MegaDrive sex party. Get it.

Boss Kite is also recognisable as a member of :Kinema:. The pixel artwork is probably not by R. Stevens, but you should admire his work anyway.

My dear friend and co-conspirator in the Comrade Robot fiasco, Tom Slatter, has recorded an album of steampunk-inspired songs and called it Spinning The Compass. It is of no surprise to me that it is very good, as I’ve known the Tom for about twelve years now, and he’s been writing songs all that time. He writes songs for breakfast. He’s got spare songs in his coat pockets. All those songs.
Spinning The Compass is almost a metal album. All Tom would need to do is swap acoustic for electric guitar and the keyboard parts for more electric guitars and he’d be there. The fact that it’s not a metal album does allow the songcraft to shine, though, and it’s a treat to hear such deft fretwork without layers of distortion.
Tom’s dedication to theory means these songs are often almost too clever for their own good; he likes time signatures, and don’t get him started on the lydian mode. However, the unexpected quirks and lunges in strange directions never get in the way of a melody or a strong chorus, particularly on the excellent title song and the opener, Mechanism. Buzzing at the centre of this album is Lines Overheard At A Séance, all fuzzy keys and crackling drums. It’s a dark and hypnotic piece,easily one of the best things I think Tom has recorded.
So, go and download Spinning The Compass. Not just ‘cause it’s free, but ‘cause it’s bloody brilliant.
Tom can also be found at his blog, Songwright, and we’ll try and be Comrade Robot some more this year. The artwork for Spinning The Compass is by The Dark Power.

My dear friend and co-conspirator in the Comrade Robot fiasco, Tom Slatter, has recorded an album of steampunk-inspired songs and called it Spinning The Compass. It is of no surprise to me that it is very good, as I’ve known the Tom for about twelve years now, and he’s been writing songs all that time. He writes songs for breakfast. He’s got spare songs in his coat pockets. All those songs.

Spinning The Compass is almost a metal album. All Tom would need to do is swap acoustic for electric guitar and the keyboard parts for more electric guitars and he’d be there. The fact that it’s not a metal album does allow the songcraft to shine, though, and it’s a treat to hear such deft fretwork without layers of distortion.

Tom’s dedication to theory means these songs are often almost too clever for their own good; he likes time signatures, and don’t get him started on the lydian mode. However, the unexpected quirks and lunges in strange directions never get in the way of a melody or a strong chorus, particularly on the excellent title song and the opener, Mechanism. Buzzing at the centre of this album is Lines Overheard At A Séance, all fuzzy keys and crackling drums. It’s a dark and hypnotic piece,easily one of the best things I think Tom has recorded.

So, go and download Spinning The Compass. Not just ‘cause it’s free, but ‘cause it’s bloody brilliant.

Tom can also be found at his blog, Songwright, and we’ll try and be Comrade Robot some more this year. The artwork for Spinning The Compass is by The Dark Power.

Aphasia is the first solo release by Black Lantern and Weaponizer founder, Texture. It’s a shimmering slick of cyberpunk hip-hop, sounding in places not unlike Endtroducing…-era Shadow or vintage Wu-Tang. That’s not to devalue Aphasia as derivative, rather emphasise that the influence of great artists is part of its DNA.
These four tracks are fan-fucking-tastic. Impact doubles as a Black Lantern primer, with Texture and Harlquinade’s razor-sharp, dystopian verses barrelling over Asthmatic Astronaut’s hip-hop noir. While Texture is backed by longtime collaborator Morphamish on Distance, his own instrumental tracks are brilliant works, mesmeric and evocative. The gradual expanse of melody and phrasing of the kinetic Ram Dass in particular excites me.
Aphasia is the first of a trilogy of EPs, all to be made available by Black Lantern for free. Go and download it immediately.

Aphasia is the first solo release by Black Lantern and Weaponizer founder, Texture. It’s a shimmering slick of cyberpunk hip-hop, sounding in places not unlike Endtroducing…-era Shadow or vintage Wu-Tang. That’s not to devalue Aphasia as derivative, rather emphasise that the influence of great artists is part of its DNA.

These four tracks are fan-fucking-tastic. Impact doubles as a Black Lantern primer, with Texture and Harlquinade’s razor-sharp, dystopian verses barrelling over Asthmatic Astronaut’s hip-hop noir. While Texture is backed by longtime collaborator Morphamish on Distance, his own instrumental tracks are brilliant works, mesmeric and evocative. The gradual expanse of melody and phrasing of the kinetic Ram Dass in particular excites me.

Aphasia is the first of a trilogy of EPs, all to be made available by Black Lantern for free. Go and download it immediately.

Lovable skwee-scamp Boss Kite done some remixes of R’n’B classics and that one by Willow Smith. They’re wicked. They’re free. Go click now.

Lovable skwee-scamp Boss Kite done some remixes of R’n’B classics and that one by Willow Smith. They’re wicked. They’re free. Go click now.

Available for free download from Black Lantern Music, taut, atmospheric electro-pop that recalls and renews the bygone era of trip-hop with dark intent. Full Blush have prepared an embarrassment of excellent tunes.

Available for free download from Black Lantern Music, taut, atmospheric electro-pop that recalls and renews the bygone era of trip-hop with dark intent. Full Blush have prepared an embarrassment of excellent tunes.

Orders From Mars by Krowne
The most recent release from the excellent Black Lantern netlabel, Orders From Mars is a magnificent exercise in vintage analogue techno and battered instrumental hip-hop for the sci-fi curious.
Krowne builds rolling grooves on stuttering drum machines, and generates an electromagnetic glow of hazy synths and crackling loops. There’s a thick woolen thread of blissful fuzz woven around the kinetic machinery of these songs. They climb the hairs on the back of your neck and tumble to your shoes and socks.
Orders From Mars is, to my ears, a love-letter to neglected genres. It evokes the nostalgic conviction of being weightless in a one-man capsule whilst actually being off your cock in a festival tent.

Orders From Mars by Krowne

The most recent release from the excellent Black Lantern netlabel, Orders From Mars is a magnificent exercise in vintage analogue techno and battered instrumental hip-hop for the sci-fi curious.

Krowne builds rolling grooves on stuttering drum machines, and generates an electromagnetic glow of hazy synths and crackling loops. There’s a thick woolen thread of blissful fuzz woven around the kinetic machinery of these songs. They climb the hairs on the back of your neck and tumble to your shoes and socks.

Orders From Mars is, to my ears, a love-letter to neglected genres. It evokes the nostalgic conviction of being weightless in a one-man capsule whilst actually being off your cock in a festival tent.

Oh, while I was away How To Dress Well unleashed another glorious free EP, called Can’t See My Own Face. It’s free, so there’s absolutely no reason for you not to download it, and HTDW’s other EPs, immediately.
There’s also a video for the song Decisions. How ‘bout that?




HOW TO DRESS WELL - “Decisions” (feat. Yüksel Arslan) from Jamie Harley on Vimeo.

Oh, while I was away How To Dress Well unleashed another glorious free EP, called Can’t See My Own Face. It’s free, so there’s absolutely no reason for you not to download it, and HTDW’s other EPs, immediately.

There’s also a video for the song Decisions. How ‘bout that?

HOW TO DRESS WELL - “Decisions” (feat. Yüksel Arslan) from Jamie Harley on Vimeo.

∆∆∆DRESS TO KILL∆∆∆

The enigmatic and extraordinary How To Dress Well & Cokc Dokc unveil not only their fifth but also their sixth free-to-air EP. A whole fuzzy realm of shoegazing space-porn hauntology is available to you if you click links and recklessly download. Cram your ears full of this, it’s fucking wonderful.

Another abominable genre-identifier that I’m going to have to get used to is Skweee. I will tolerate this on the grounds that it is so ridiculous it cannot possibly be taken seriously, and therefore I shouldn’t worry myself with it .
Clef Bassett is a free EP by Boss Kite, four tracks of Skweee so luminous your ears will experience the aural equivalent of glowing afterimages. Lean and funky, like a blue-eyed MegaDrive sex party. Get it.
Boss Kite is also recognisable as a member of :Kinema:. The pixel artwork is probably not by R. Stevens, but you should admire his work anyway.

Another abominable genre-identifier that I’m going to have to get used to is Skweee. I will tolerate this on the grounds that it is so ridiculous it cannot possibly be taken seriously, and therefore I shouldn’t worry myself with it .

Clef Bassett is a free EP by Boss Kite, four tracks of Skweee so luminous your ears will experience the aural equivalent of glowing afterimages. Lean and funky, like a blue-eyed MegaDrive sex party. Get it.

Boss Kite is also recognisable as a member of :Kinema:. The pixel artwork is probably not by R. Stevens, but you should admire his work anyway.

My dear friend and co-conspirator in the Comrade Robot fiasco, Tom Slatter, has recorded an album of steampunk-inspired songs and called it Spinning The Compass. It is of no surprise to me that it is very good, as I’ve known the Tom for about twelve years now, and he’s been writing songs all that time. He writes songs for breakfast. He’s got spare songs in his coat pockets. All those songs.
Spinning The Compass is almost a metal album. All Tom would need to do is swap acoustic for electric guitar and the keyboard parts for more electric guitars and he’d be there. The fact that it’s not a metal album does allow the songcraft to shine, though, and it’s a treat to hear such deft fretwork without layers of distortion.
Tom’s dedication to theory means these songs are often almost too clever for their own good; he likes time signatures, and don’t get him started on the lydian mode. However, the unexpected quirks and lunges in strange directions never get in the way of a melody or a strong chorus, particularly on the excellent title song and the opener, Mechanism. Buzzing at the centre of this album is Lines Overheard At A Séance, all fuzzy keys and crackling drums. It’s a dark and hypnotic piece,easily one of the best things I think Tom has recorded.
So, go and download Spinning The Compass. Not just ‘cause it’s free, but ‘cause it’s bloody brilliant.
Tom can also be found at his blog, Songwright, and we’ll try and be Comrade Robot some more this year. The artwork for Spinning The Compass is by The Dark Power.

My dear friend and co-conspirator in the Comrade Robot fiasco, Tom Slatter, has recorded an album of steampunk-inspired songs and called it Spinning The Compass. It is of no surprise to me that it is very good, as I’ve known the Tom for about twelve years now, and he’s been writing songs all that time. He writes songs for breakfast. He’s got spare songs in his coat pockets. All those songs.

Spinning The Compass is almost a metal album. All Tom would need to do is swap acoustic for electric guitar and the keyboard parts for more electric guitars and he’d be there. The fact that it’s not a metal album does allow the songcraft to shine, though, and it’s a treat to hear such deft fretwork without layers of distortion.

Tom’s dedication to theory means these songs are often almost too clever for their own good; he likes time signatures, and don’t get him started on the lydian mode. However, the unexpected quirks and lunges in strange directions never get in the way of a melody or a strong chorus, particularly on the excellent title song and the opener, Mechanism. Buzzing at the centre of this album is Lines Overheard At A Séance, all fuzzy keys and crackling drums. It’s a dark and hypnotic piece,easily one of the best things I think Tom has recorded.

So, go and download Spinning The Compass. Not just ‘cause it’s free, but ‘cause it’s bloody brilliant.

Tom can also be found at his blog, Songwright, and we’ll try and be Comrade Robot some more this year. The artwork for Spinning The Compass is by The Dark Power.

Aphasia is the first solo release by Black Lantern and Weaponizer founder, Texture. It’s a shimmering slick of cyberpunk hip-hop, sounding in places not unlike Endtroducing…-era Shadow or vintage Wu-Tang. That’s not to devalue Aphasia as derivative, rather emphasise that the influence of great artists is part of its DNA.
These four tracks are fan-fucking-tastic. Impact doubles as a Black Lantern primer, with Texture and Harlquinade’s razor-sharp, dystopian verses barrelling over Asthmatic Astronaut’s hip-hop noir. While Texture is backed by longtime collaborator Morphamish on Distance, his own instrumental tracks are brilliant works, mesmeric and evocative. The gradual expanse of melody and phrasing of the kinetic Ram Dass in particular excites me.
Aphasia is the first of a trilogy of EPs, all to be made available by Black Lantern for free. Go and download it immediately.

Aphasia is the first solo release by Black Lantern and Weaponizer founder, Texture. It’s a shimmering slick of cyberpunk hip-hop, sounding in places not unlike Endtroducing…-era Shadow or vintage Wu-Tang. That’s not to devalue Aphasia as derivative, rather emphasise that the influence of great artists is part of its DNA.

These four tracks are fan-fucking-tastic. Impact doubles as a Black Lantern primer, with Texture and Harlquinade’s razor-sharp, dystopian verses barrelling over Asthmatic Astronaut’s hip-hop noir. While Texture is backed by longtime collaborator Morphamish on Distance, his own instrumental tracks are brilliant works, mesmeric and evocative. The gradual expanse of melody and phrasing of the kinetic Ram Dass in particular excites me.

Aphasia is the first of a trilogy of EPs, all to be made available by Black Lantern for free. Go and download it immediately.

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