Conclave has one of the most succinct bios I have ever received. Take a look for yourself, it is cleaved into two simple sentences: "I make soundscapes. Guest artists navigate their way through them. like a labyrinth of thoughts and experiences.
a seamless pattern meant to be deciphered. From where im from doesnt fucking matter. what matters is you making a connection with my music." and "23 year old beatsmith from the land of the thousand islands." The land of the thousand islands being the Philippines. Another highlight to Conclave submissions are the stunning pictures that accompany the tracks, look at the above picture if you don't believe me. You can download "The Lights Are On" from his bandcamp. I am going to sit back and let "The Lights Are On" spin a few times.
Cat Power's, "Manhattan" has seen its host of remixes, most notably the Ryan Hemsworth and Angel Haze rehash. Club Clique has a bit more invested in the remix than most however, utilizing the track as a love letter from their native Manchester to Manhattan. Additionally, they write, "This remix is inspired, in part, by the time LCD Soundsystem came along unannounced after the last date of their final UK tour, to DJ our clubnight, playing the most obscure and incredible electronic disco tracks we'd ever heard." Luckily for us, Club Clique has gone a bit further than most, going as far to release an accompanying remixed video.
At the end of what seemed like a fruitless search, I finally stumbled upon a gem in "You Can Yell." Astronauts, etc. (project of Berkeley based Anthony Ferraro) bears an eerie resemblance to my favorite collaboration of CSLSX and I Break Horses. Beginning with reverb heavy guitar, the beat drops with hushed vocals and crescendos before dropping into a distorted chorus. I have a lot going on tomorrow so I am required to stay in tonight and this track makes the time go by just a little bit easier.
Y'all feel in the mood for some good Canadian folk? Jon Lawless, who along with Mary Cassidy brought us the terribly infectious "Carolina," blesses us with a new Tallest Man on Earth-esque track titled, "So Sure." This time around Jon Lawless has teamed up world-renowned fiddler Linsey Beckett. "So Sure" starts as sleepy folk before the steel guitar and Beckett's slurring fiddle escalate to a blissful crescendo. My only complaint is that I would have loved to hear Mary Cassidy's voice alongside Lawless. The two had an irresistible back and forth on "Carolina." To go along with the lyric, "It never hurts to be so sure that you risk it all," I thought I would throw in another track from Lawless titled "Go For Broke." Living fully seems to be a leitmotif for these Canadians. Man, today couldn't get better, another good tune and another victory for R…
Submissions from this past week seem to represent one or two genres, composition and instrumental. As I have mentioned in the past, instrumental work tends to be my favorite and unfortunately it seems to be a genre that doesn't secure enough traction. 'Nough said and with one more plug on to the music. As always email us your submissions at email@example.com
Starting piano at the age of 6 and beginning to compose at the age of 14, the ability of Oskar Schuster to weave fantasized dreamscapes comes as no surprise. In more recent years Schuster studied musicology in Munich before packing up his bags for Berlin in hopes of becoming a musician. Since then he has released Dear Utopia in September 2011 and is currently working on his second full-length entitled, Sneuuwland. Schuster writes,
"I like to call my songs musical fairytales as they create a surreal, magical atmosphere with the combination of piano, glockenspiel, music box, accordion and beats ma…