EBONY BONES IS BACK AFTER A 4 YEAR HIATUS, LOUDER, FEARLESS AND MORE POWERFUL THAN EVER BEFORE!
I first saw London’s Ebony Bones perform live at Brooklyn’s ‘Southpaw’ back in 2009 in support of her debut record Bone of My Bones. She was an exceptional performer, fierce, colorful and exuded a punk rock attitude that floored everyone in the place…the audience was thin, but she rocked that gig like a stadium performance a true professional. Apparently in a past life she was a theatre performer and worked in a soap opera until 2005, this woman knows how to work a room and fortunately has the pipes and writing skills to support her steez.
I was wondering what she has been up to over the last few years and was happy to see this new release from this most talented producer/artist.
Ebony Bones grew up in Brixton she was born into a Caribbean family, and spent her childhood working with her father in the market selling vinyl, a fine base that made for her eclectic musical education.
‘Behold, a Pale Horse’ is a solid gem of a record from start to finish, really…it blew my socks clean off and to be honest that’s a lot considering I’ve not been too impressed with a lot of music out there at the minute (have you noticed a lull in my blog posts…yeah..well….nuff said about that!)
The album is home to 12 tracks and has a super dark and apocalyptic vibe in sound and lyrical content…electronic beats rub shoulders with punk guitar riffs and don’t even get me started on the samples!! The Morrissey cover (What Dfference Does It Make) featuring ‘The New London Children’s Choir’ and ‘The Warriors’ cult classic film soundtrack sample kill!! Got to love this woman!!
The release also sports guest appearances by Mechanical Elephant and The Mumbai Symphony Orchestra….wonderful sounds abound.
The Whole record was produced, written and arranged by Ebony Bones at YRF studios in Mumbai, India.
BUY ‘BEHOLD, A PALE HORSE’ – HERE!
CHECK OUT THE ‘ILLUSION MIX’ BY EBONY BONES CREATED FOR THE OKI-NI MIX SERIES. IT’S ALSO HOME TO FOUR TRACKS TAKEN FROM HER NEW RECORD, AS WELL AS SOUNDS FROM DANIEL JOHNSTON, CROOKERS, NIGHTCRAWLERS AND THE CURE, AMONGST SHINING OTHERS…FANTASTIC STUFF!
ILLUSION by Ebony Bones by Oki-Ni on Mixcloud
ELECTRONIC EXPERIMENTAL ARTIST ‘HOPEN’ DROPS NEW FULL LENGTH, ‘XXVI – SUN NOISES’
HOPEN (A.K.A Haiir, the second half of duo Starting Teeth and more commonly Childe Grangier) recently dropped this truly weird and wonderful record late last week on Bern based imprint ‘Everest Records’.
It features a collection of ten pieces that swing the gamut from hypnotic synth drone tracks, like that of ‘Paloma Black Ordax‘, to tracks riddled with dance elements like’Cruising‘. At times there are pieces that are almost cinematic in scope for example the haunting opening track ‘Danse de la réalite de Dakar‘ and the Twin peaksesq ‘Diamonds and Meat‘.
XXVI – Sun noises from ylf on Vimeo.
This is a dark and deep record no doubt, but there is a steady silver lining that runs throughout its core. It’s a brighter and more consistent release then past HOPEN records, home to some really solid and exciting sound stories…
Here’s what the artist had to say about the release himself – “The album is about Montreal and Wakefield, Quebec, it’s about feeling blood circulating again in my veins. About Toronto, Port Louis, Bon Bassin, Africa and Phoenix beers, exploring Highways and roads. Driving through a blizzard, cruising in the Indian Ocean and laying down in the sun, listening to the silence caused by the heat… Imagining the noises of the sun. It’s about being in a taxi at 5am in Berlin alone and dreaming“
BUY AND LISTEN TO XXVI SUN NOISES – HERE!
CHECK OUT THE LATEST SUMMER MIX FROM NYC CLOTHING AND LIFE STYLE POWERHOUSE MISHKA!
The new mix features, according to Mishka, your new favorite rapper, that you’ve never heard before ‘Spark Master Tape’.
The whole mixtape/album was produced by Paper Platoon who also produced ‘Spark Master Tapes’ debut full length ‘Syrup Splash‘, which is a solid and uber trippy release unto its own.
Download the ‘SWOUP SERENGETI’ mixtape for free below and check out the Official video for the track ‘Half of Nepal’ taken from the new mix…Expect more goodness from this duo by the end of the year…love it…Chopped and screwed vibes, sick beats and just plain eclectic as all hell!
MORE INFO ON SPARK MASTER TAPE – HERE!
MORE INFO ON MISHKA – HERE!
‘SWOUP SERENGETI MIXTAPE’ – SPARK MASTER TAPE
SWISS BASED ‘GRAND PIANORAMAX’ DROP NEW ALBUM ‘TILL THERE’S NOTHING LEFT’ AND LIVE VIDEO WITH VOCALIST BLACK CRACKER!
THE ALBUM WAS RECORDED EARLY LAST YEAR IN SWITZERLAND AND DROPPED EARLIER THIS WEEK ON OBLIQSOUND.
THIS EXPERIMENTAL GROUP FOUNDED BY SWISS BORN, NYC BRED LEO TARDIN, HAS TAKEN ON MANY FORMS OVER THE YEARS…ORIGINALLY THE PROJECT WAS AN ALL LIVE KEYBOARDS AND DRUMS AFFAIR, WITH SPOKEN WORD AND VOCALS FROM GUEST ARTISTS MIKE LADD, MR LIF & SPLEEN AMONGST OTHERS.
PERMANENT VOCALS ARE NOW PROVIDED BY BLOGGERTRONIX FAVE POET/MC BLACK CRACKER, THIS FELLA HAS A BEAUTIFUL SMOOTH FLOW THAT’S PERFECT FOR THIS PIANO DRIVEN MUSIC.
GRAND PIANORAMAX SPENT THE BETTER HALF OF LAST YEAR TOURING STATESIDE, AND JUST DROPPED A BEAUTIFUL NEW LP ENTITLED ‘TILL THERE IS NOTHING’, THE LIVE VIDEO FOR WHICH’S TITLE TRACK YOU WILL FIND UP ABOVE…ENJOY!
NINJA TUNE’S ‘KING MIDAS SOUND’ DROPS NEW 12″
ON RECORD STORE DAY.
WE’VE BEEN A FAN OF THE GREATNESS THAT IS KMS FOR A GOOD WHILE NOW, GLAD TO HEAR THAT THEY HAVE SIGNED TO NINJA TUNE AND DROPPED THEIR FIRST SINGLE WITH THE LABLE ON RECORD STORE DAY, A 180G HEAVEYWEIGHT VINYL 12″ CALLED ‘AROO’.
THE UK BASED TRIO PLAN TO DROP A FULL LENTH LATER IN THE YEAR…STAY TUNED AND FOR MORE INFO CHEK OUT THE ABOVE LINKS.
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR THE COOL, CALM AND COLLECTED TRACK ENTITLED ‘FUNNY LOVE’ BELOW –
KING MIDAS SOUND – ‘FUNNY LOVE’
CANADA’S AMBER EDGAR RELEASES HER FIRST SINGLE PLUS
THERE SEEMS TO BE NO END TO THE TALENT COMING OUT OF HAMILTON, ONTARIO. BLOGGERTRONIX HAS SUNG THE PRAISES OF MANY BANDS BASED IN THE HAMMER OVER THE YEARS, THE REST, THE DIRTY NIL, KORI POP AND MANY MORE, A WONDERFULLY CREATIVE AND UNIQUE BUNCH OF ARTISTS WHO CAN NOW INCLUDE AMBER EDGAR TO THEIR RANKS!
EDGAR RECENTLY SENT US HER DEBUT SINGLE ‘HONEY & SORROW’ AND IT’S ACCOMPANYING B-SIDE, ‘TROUBLES’, WHICH WERE INDEPENDENTLY RELEASED LAST MONTH. THE RELEASE FEATURES SOME SWEET FOLK-ROCK GUITAR DRIVEN TUNES AND EDGAR’S KILLER WARBLING VOCALS…THE POETIC LYRICS REMIND ME OF EARLY PATTI SMITH OR NEIL YOUNG…BRILLIANT STUFF!
EDGAR IS PLANNING TO RECORD AND RELEASE HER DEBUT EP BY THE FALL IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP FUND THE PROJECT, YOU CAN DONATE $5 VIA PAY PAL (firstname.lastname@example.org). THIS DONATION WILL GET YOU YOUR NAME PRINTED ON THE RELEASE’S LINER NOTES, AS WELL AS A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE FINISHED EP!
STREAM THE NEW SINGLE + B-SIDE BELOW & DOWNLOAD EACH TRACK FOR A MERE $1 DONATION –
SEATTLE’S IRON LUNG DISH OUT THE GOOD STUFF!
POWER VIOLENCE, HARDCORE GREATNESS ABOUNDS ON THIS, THE THIRD FULL LENGTH STUDIO ALBUM FROM SEATTLE/SAN FRAN BASED ‘IRON LUNG’. THE ‘WHITE GLOVE TEST’ LP, IS AN INTENSE AFFAIRE, TOP/START BRAIN CRUSHING CACOPHONY!
THE DELUXE 2-CD RELEASE IS AVAILABLE AS A LIMITED EDITION (ONLY 1,000 PRESSED), IT INCLUDES NOT ONLY ‘THE WHITE GLOVE TEST’ ALBUM, BUT ALSO IT’S COMPANION NOISE RECORD, ENTITLED ‘FINDS MORE FILTH’. THESE TWO CD’S CAN, COINCIDENTLY, BE PLAYED INDEPENDENTLY OR SIMULTANEOUSLY!
THE BAND ARE CURRENTLY ON THE TAIL END OF A STATESIDE TOUR, CHECK FOR DATES AND VENUES – HERE!
CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEO FOR THE ALBUM’S FIRST TRACK ‘PAIN DIRECTIVE’ AND STREAM THE ALBUM BELOW –