June 21, 2011
Benjamin Finger – For You, Sleepsleeper
The most immediately striking thing about Norway’s Benjamin Finger’s cutely titled For You, Sleepsleeper is its seamless integration of folksy and organic sounds with frantic electronics and downright alien atmospherics. But you’ll probably forget all about the album’s construction by the second track and just find yourself instead l0st in the world of Benjamin Finger. You’ll dance, you’ll hum along, and you might find yourself challenged by some of the album’s brasher sections, but not for one second will you be bored. The CD has been sold out pretty much everywhere for a while now, but apparently this Oslo-based distro has got the last few copies in stock.
February 28, 2011
Bibio – Excuses
To celebrate the release of Bibio’s earth-shatteringly good new album Mind Bokeh, beloved electronic establishment Warp Records has pressed this limited edition 10″ vinyl single for the first track on the album, “Excuses.” Less woozy and more fleshed-out than anything on Ambivalence Avenue, “Excuses” brings Bibio’s sound to a whole new level of mastery. Early contender for song of the year – do not miss this release.