March 11, 2011

Wagon Christ - Toomorrow (2011)

Luke Vibert here serves up a selection of laid-back instrumental funk, woozy abstract hip hop, skewed house rhythms and plenty of vocal samples, often funny or just plain bizarre. Fans of contemporaries Aphex Twin or Squarepusher will appreciate the range of musical experimentation and humor across the record. Highlight "Oh, I’m Tired" starts with bass guitar funk and develops a more maudlin feel via a dreamy harmonica turn and sparkling orchestral accompaniment. Overall Toomorrow demonstrates Vibert’s continued relevance in today’s dance music, and is only slightly tinged at times by some extended jazzy twiddling.

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The artist formerly known as Vektordrum has recently released his Telnet Erotika EP for free download under the new moniker VEKTROID. With new writing processes, ideas, and projects comes new names and we shall see if this one sticks. Regardless, Telnet Erotika shows Vektroid toying with the “chillwave” movement, reforming it into a throwback to classic computer culture in an immense lo-fi trip. The genre? MS-DOS WAVE. "Motions Feel" just may be the sexiest track of 2011, keeping a hot buttered groove for over 8 minutes. With other psychedelic bangers such as "Nobody Here" and an absolutely insane Toro y Moi remix (check his Tumblr for the cut), 2011 seems poised to give him the praise that is long overdue.