An ongoing archive of
Selected Listening Adventures at K-A-R HQ.
Selected listening habits at K-A-R HQ: Aug 2016
Addicted to that Paul family sound, first glorious offering from the mysterious Paul.Institute...
Tantalising new material from Jenny Hval on Sacred Bones, sounding just as heartstoppingly fresh as last years climaxing Apocalypse, Girl LP.
Another standout album of Freak-beat improv-seeded jazz from the impressively sharp quartet that's hard to match.
Va: Space Echo
Cape Verdean Afro-Funk with Electronic flashes, beautifully re-issued by the ever-dependable Analog Africa?!? Yes.
It doesn't get much Easier than this. The Easiest and most joyful of listens from Ray and Singers, this strange Japanese red vinyl issue languishes in local charity shop no more. If the sweet easy swing of Up Up And Away doesn't cheer, perhaps nothing will.
Selected listening habits at K-A-R HQ: Feb 2016
Discovering the remarkable sound of early Embryo, with Steig Aus leaping out as a must find LP.
Re-acquainting ourselves with this overwhelmingly beautiful soundtrack by Jóhann Jóhannsson from 2011 on pioneering Fat Cat offshoot, 130701.
Danny L. Harle
Late contracting the PCMusic bug, love it or hate it, there's some musical dazzleflage going on here; dizzying, sacarine drenched, unashamedly fluro, electronic pop.
The Human League
Misplaced this LP, finally re-found recently and absolutely struck - feeling Ring Modulator's passion for The Human League here.
Modular-only electronic explorations from the incomparable Aaron Funk...
Selected listening habits at K-A-R HQ: Nov 2015
27.11.15: Branner Griswell
Re-enjoying this sorely under-rated, remarkable album on vinyl via Altin Village. Sven Kacirek's atmosphere soaked, Kenyan field recordings with pitch perfect percussion / marimba / piano compliment
Fine secondhand vinyl re-discovery, John Martyn's classic
Jeff Stonehouse's latter-day outing as Listening Mirror, self-released intricate texturing against ambient tides
Intriguing, fresh n' shiny pop-electronics from Grimes
Selected Listening Habits at K-A-R HQ: July 2015
Exilerating new maze of twisting-turning, prog-tinged high-jazz-electronics on Ninja Tune from Jaga Jazzist
La Nuit: Project from Felicia Atkinson with Peter Broderick, continuing his flirtations with hazy folk and dub electronics
Desert Television out on Beacon Sound.
Endlessly great broadcasts from the Brighton infiltrating, advert-free French institution
Whirlwind listening affair with Daniel Lanois' sublime Belladonna LP from 2005;
psych-country slide-steel atmospherics twinned with smokey blues-hued ambience.
Selected listening habits at K-A-R HQ: June 2015