Chilly end of 2013 in terms of new releases, but, among them, one of the best album of the year (i will publish my favourite 2013 LPs in another post).
M.I.A.- Matangi (Alternative Dance)
It’s difficult to categorize M.I.A. music style in one or two categories since she is able to mix electronic, dancehall, with indian influences in a Pandora’s box. That’s why she’s pretty unique. I personally like all the works she published cuz she’s able to have a common style, slightly changing it in every work. Energetic.
Sebastien Tellier – Confection (Ambient Pop)
Talking about music style difficult to categorize, Tellier comes out with his ’80 style melted in a modern expression. His last work is much more melancholic than the previous ones, where you are able to find some electro influence. Still an amazing work but, who like his previous works, probably won’t be completely satisfied by this one. In my opinion he’s a poet (musically speaking). Elegant.
Booka Shade – Eve (Club Dance)
Music artists usually go to Germany to improve their skills, this german duo went to the opposite direction and moved to UK many years ago. This work is made of 2 LPs, first one is more like an album, second one more as DJ set. Nocturnal.
The Fall – The Remainderer EP (Punk, Post Punk, Indie Rock)
What to add more to a band that contributed to the british punk history and that published their first album in 1979? Not much. I just recommend this EP if you like their style made of distorsions and apparently non-sense sounds. I am always amazed when a band still having creativity over decades. Irreverent.
Gap Dream – Shine Your Light (Alternative/Indie Rock, New Wave)
A new discover for me, i confess i was attracted by their cover LP! It’s their second work and in my opinion a very good and solid work. Highly recommended. Exuberant.