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The Mellowest Sounds Ever from Denmark's Boom Clap Bachelors

Image credit: Plug Research

With a name like Boom Clap Bachelors, you’d expect some jump up and party music from this Danish trio. Instead, they give you certifiable hammock music somewhere between Air and Boards of Canada.

Each song on their new EP Mellem Dine Læber (which translates to “Between Your Lips”) is a gentle breeze, with wispy vocals laid over. These bachelors love their orchestral sounds, and most of the claps they use sound like light rain.

Fans of bossa nova and downtempo like Savath and Savalas will dig this record, five tracks of soft beats and singing in Danish.

There’s really nothing more mellow than this. It sounds like clouds.

Hear all of Mellem Dine Læber below.

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Fplaylists%2F716420 Boom Clap Bachelors – Mellem Dine Læber EP by Plug Research

Written by M

April 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Shankles Makes His Debut With Dream-Like Gully Foil

A not-so-gully sound.

Image credit: Shankles/Bandcamp

I know “Shankles” sounds like the next step in the evolution of “cankles,” but in fact this UK producer has nothing to do with slang for unfortunate body types.

Shankles is a producer, one who mixes live instrumentation with textured electronic sounds to create music that’s sentimentally melodic (think Bonobo) and ambiently spooky (think Teebs) at the same time.

Shankles himself calls on influences like Four Tet, Clark, Nostalgia 77, Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, and Alex B. And yes, the sound is just that eclectic across seven tracks. This isn’t some of that  blow-your-headphones/blow-your-mind stuff that shatters genre barriers. It’s a nice contribution to a growing genre of music that sounds like it was forged in some kind of dream realm. Likely birthplace: Boards of Canada.

Get Shankles debut, Gully Foil EP, for free here. There will be more from Shankles, and it will be good.

Hear “Branches” below.

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/track=1509157047/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB//

Written by M

March 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm

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