Electronic Phenomena: News From the Electronic Music World
A lot’s happened in the world of electronic music this week, most notably the debut of two tracks from the collaboration of club master Four Tet, dubstep underworld leader Burial, and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke. Last night, during a live DJ set on UK’s Rinse FM, Four Tet along with deep-house artist Floating Points, dropped two tracks, “Ego,” and “Mirrors,” featuring beats by Burial and Four Tet, and vocals by Yorke. Prior to the sudden release of these two singles, Yorke made a surprise appearance at an L.A. club during a set by beat maker Flying Lotus to spin tracks by Kraftwerk, Madvillain, and Burial among others. Ripped versions of the tracks can be found here.
Earlier this week underground Detroit-techno artist Theo Parrish announced the release of a 12” single, “Feel Free To Be Who You Want To Be,” a chopped up and bizarre nine minute and 53 second experimental techno track from his extremely rare 2010 album Sketches. The B-side to this track is another, slightly more user friendly rip from Sketches, titled “360@1:29on696.” Sketches, Parrish’s first release since 2000’s Parallel Dimension, dropped in late 2010, with only 150 copies of the special edition, spray pained vinyl available. The record, priced at € 85 or $136 at hardwax.com sold-out very quickly, and now can only be found at sites like this one for between $270-$570.
On Friday (March 11), Hamilton, Ontario based electro-pop duo Junior Boys announced the release of their fourth full-length studio album titled It’s All True. The nine track album, to be released on June 14, 2011, is their follow up to 2009’s Begone Dull Care. On Friday the band also released their first single from the album, titled “ep, ” which you can listen to here.