“The words come out like rats leaving a sinking ship”
A round of “Applause” (name of the debut) for their first album and again for their second. “Rats” is that kind of record which will definitely become one of our favorites. It is a round piece of music from the beginning to the end which doesn’t mean that it smooths you the whole way. Therefore the lyrics are way to poetic and deep. It’s easy to compare music with this time of the year. But it feels like “Rats” has been made for this season where everything changes, people are thoughtful, wandering around dreamly and worried about the things that will come.
I see an abandoned city covered in fog in front of my eyes. It´s quiet and peaceful. Lonesome people seeking the last places that are still open. All of them will eventually gather in the same place and talk about the sinking ship, sad and happy at the same time.
Throughout the album a strong bass gives a real nice groove to all the beautiful tracks. It catches you immediately and makes you wish to hear that music live. Luckily this is possible:
on the 8th of November at HBC, Berlin.
“Do yourself a favour and run.” (Line from the last song “Sides”)
The opening track is killing me and the rest of the album does, too. Monolight, a song composed out of three parts, is absolutely big. ‘Holograms’ music seems to be the soundtrack of wasted nights and stolen bikes. Smoking and taking and losing stuff, driving drunk with the bike to the next party, getting lost – best feeling ever. Somehow I would say it’s poetry punk. But what do I know? Aaaah yes, I know this record is going to be big.
His ‘drone ambient music’ is sometimes so minimalistic that it nearly dissolves. Kyle Bobby Dunn makes songs which bring you to the beginning of the world, make you feel like anti-matter and put you into trance.
Joey Bania directed the video for ‘An Evening With Dusty.’ A profound and melancholic video which perfectly captures the nature of Kyle Bobby Dunn’s music. The space inside myself is somehow represented in that sound. As if reality is far away and not to reach today. His song titles are equally unusual and special:
Why does not everybody make such good music in such a simple way? Just start the drumcomputer ‘when your heart is a symphony’.
‘Advance Base‘ creates his songs in the piano exercise room of the Chicago public library. If you listen he will tell you stories about old childhood friends he used to have, the feeling of being strange, and the feeling about strange family members and lost love – often with a distinctive songwriting between deep melancholic and intelligent cynicalism. While I was listening to this record, I had the feeling of walking around in an old house, in which I have never been before: the dust dancing in the shafts of the sunlight, the ground creaking gently and old pictures looking down on me. Feeling pleasefully nostalgic I want to thank Owen Ashworth for this record and hope he’s coming to Berlin soon. That might sound very cheesy but you probably feel the same way about it.
Matthew Walker aka Bristol house music producer/DJ Julio Bashmore just got it. Since his debut on Ditybird in 2009 he constantly made his way up through the English electronic scene. After many releases on labels like FutureBoogie and Fabric Records he now founded his own one: “Broadwalk Records”. The label will launch with a 12-inch release from Bashmore himself called “Au Seve” on the second of July . What I’ve heard so far is massive. This could be one of the biggest house tracks of 2012. Listen up.