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- Galimatias :: Ocean Floor Kisses
- Koresma :: Clouds (03:34)
- Neguim Beats :: Jazz feat. Kolombiano (06:48)
- Akryte :: Film Strip (10:09)
- Tennyson :: No Answer (12:05)
- Integer :: Rivière Noire feat. Katja (14:28)
- AstroLogical :: Loafers (18:24)
- Flako :: Demon’s Lullaby (21:12)
- Joey Pecoraro :: Tired Boy (24:08)
- Ev Ree Wuhn :: Sapporo (27:30) *
- Liam Back :: Stop The Bullet (31:13)
- Hubert Daviz :: 3_andablunt (34:38)
- Space Gang :: Smok’d Up (35:02) **
- Harald Kindseth :: Botanique (36:01)
*Sampled Menahan Street Band – Ivory And Blue Reprise
**Sampled The Midnight Eez – Childhood Memories (noise track)
Newdust Mixtape No. 23 :: Vapedust
Her songs are as dark and sexy as her voice is raspy and soulful. The sound is quite enveloping – hard to quit after just one listen. In the same vein as Portishead and Phantogram, the tunes are dripping with trip-hop, downtempo beats and heavy on reverberating bass lines. Here is her first official single, “See You Bleed”, along with another one of my favorites, “Red and White”.
Bandleader Andrew Marr’s apparent love for the second half of the 1980s is still very much on display, as is his Smiths-ian misanthropy, delivered in a Morrissey-meets-Dan-Bejar croon with lines like “My God, you’re a hateful one; Does it hurt, or do you love being alone?” The lyrics, directed toward some friend or acquaintance for whom Marr seemingly feels little but disdain, simultaneously mock and legitimize a pathetic need for romantic partnership rooted in a powerful fear of dying alone. In the distance between the tune’s poppy, danceable packaging and its existentially unsettling contents, there lies a satisfyingly weighty subtext: sure we’re all fundamentally alone, scared, and miserable, but that can’t stop us from having some fun.
words by Joe Thurston