Oh hey! Look who’s back! Proper album, now on tour … its like Reptar are taking this seriously or something. I’m going to venture to say that the album is more of a proper album, which is to say nothing jumps out at me the way their previous material has. This isn’t a bad thing! The young gents appealing to rockist sensibilities while evading true beardiness is an impressive feat. I’m including tracks one and two, for the impressive intro and initial climax, but you really should listen to the whole thing. The album’s broadening of palette to more closely match their psyched out live presence is a better representation of who they are as a band these days and probably where they’re going.
In which I hypothetically match up two tracks that have lately tickled my fancy into one fine split post, here are two lovely tracks by two talented and lovely producers: Picture and Alpha Boy. The former a Swedish retropop specialist and the latter an italo revivalist and one of the finest of a new breed of German producers, their powers combined equal … well. Just listen, yeah?
Jonas Reinhardt - The Tactile Dome
Phe_ - Green Minor (Wisp Edit)
she - Make Me Real
Conquering Animal Sound - Wasp
Ian Boddy - Karina
Jon Hopkins - Monsters Theme
Harold Budd & Clive Wright - Prelucid
David Newlyn - Fifteen Going By
And here is side B for this week, the product of a relaxing Sunday watching a light rain drizzle down.