Apologies for the hugantic break in posts. My internet broke for a month, it’s as simple as that really, and I felt awkward going over to friends’ flats to ‘write a blog post’. If I ever do that, turn me away like the stray I’ve become.
Anyway, first of all I don’t know what in god’s name Rough Trade are doing putting Anna Calvi’s release as their ‘Album of the Month’. Swayed by their establishment’s good name, I actually bought the thing and ended up giving it away, such a fright it was. However I did do a good bit of business buying the Ikonika record from 2010, Contact, Love, Want, Have - something of an epic quadrilogy of a title. Standout tracks include ‘Yoshimitsu’, which I really hope as the image below suggests, is inspired by the SoulCalibur character of the same name. It probably is, because the whole album is obsessed with console/arcade games in the tradition of Scott Pilgrim vs The World and other such things. Highly recommended.
Moving on to the True Tiger record, ‘Slang Like This’. I just wanted to put this up because it has a wicked video. “This one’s a banger, release your anger..” I wish I talked more like this as well.
Looking forwards, the purchase of 2011 so far has to go to the Jam City release, Magic Drops. All three tracks are particularly sick, none more than B-Side ‘2 Hot’, a slamming juke tune that will have venues’ ceilings dripping with hard-earned condensation. It will also get joggers jogging - I actually embarked on a pathetic 30 minute jog the other day and found the most energising artists to listen to were Jam City and Hudson Mohawke. Weird.