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This here’s one of those game soundtrack odes that’s just sublime in its sheer enthousiasm and glee. But I’d expect nothing less of BARCHboi, to be honest. Super Bowser Kart 64 (2019, Business Casual) is an energetic joy from start to finish.
b o d y l i n e is back and it feels so goooood. Pocket Feelings distills some perfect warm crispy chillout sounds. Just lounging around in a place that will never quite exist. Casting off my worries for a while. Tape/digital out now on Gorgeous Lights.
Really sophisticated hardcore from France’s Burning Bright on Domesday (2012). Powerful riffs and rhythms, sharp melodies, a grippingly desperate edge, and surprising touches here and there. It’s free so why *not* knock yourself out?
Deadpressure - Deadpressure (2018, Carbonized)
It’s marketed as punk/grind, but I’ll be roundly danged if this doesn’t tickle our old raw death/doom fancy, too. Full of twists and turns, from slow grooves to blasts to d-beats. Both Meli and I give this a major thumbs-up.
ENFORCED are going all out on this hardcore and death metal-tinged thrash masterpiece. At the Walls is simply riff upon riff upon riff. Aggressive, destructive, solid as a maul. Hedda like. [And ΜΕΛΙ too]. Out now through WAR records.
Hedda likes heavy metal. Hedda likes D&D. Hedda likes GYGAX! High Fantasy is their third album and it’s a little under 30 minutes of non-stop catchy classic melodic riffage, campaign-filling lyrics, and crafty flow. They get to roll an extra bardic inspiration d6 for the absolutely sublime Thin Lizzy worship on « Mirror Image ». And then there’s the title track to close it all off: an epic anthem if there ever was one.
I’m loving it!
Home&Office - In Office (2019)
Whether you’re in the office or not, these tunes will lighten up your day with some good old fluffy productivity (if that’s your thing) and/or funky vibes. Don’t forget to touch base with your manager, before/during/after hanging at the cooler.
Funky innercity vaporpop for wannabe retro mobsters. Vercetti’s Summer Hits Vol. 2 is smooth and sweet as melting ice cream running down your fingers. Ew. (2019, Business Casual)
Funky slowmantic dance tunes for the lovers. Summer isn’t over unless you want it. waterfront dining has always got the goods. (2019, Aloe City Records)
Sometimes you get one of these rock records that just works. Wilder Maker’s Zion is a solid piece of post-Velvet Underground indie whatever. Ends on a superb note with “Cocaine Man” as featured in our recent City Grid Gravity #02 mix.