Archive for October, 2014

Caribou & Jessy Lanza Get A Second Chance

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Caribou teamed up with Jessy Lanza for one of his latest album’s standout moments, Second Chance, which indeed has given the electronica master from Ontario a second chart-topper this year in our loop.

Clarence Clarity is the week’s highest entry, right above latest offerings by strong favourites such as Ariel Pink; Panda Bear; Scott Walker & SunnO))) and the long awaited return of grunge era’s best female chick trio, Sleater-Kinney, whom not only have just released an anthology box-set, but are also back together with a new album and tour in 2015.

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Communions New #1 In The Loop

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The new Danish music scene is increasingly exporting talent to the world. After the success of Lower or Iceage, it’s now the turn of Communions, whose britpop-tastic single “So Long Sun” takes over our loop this week.

Parkay Quarts, Parquet Courts americana alter-ego, is the highest debut, followed by new tracks by Leon Bridges; Viet Cong; Matias Aguayo and Caribou teaming up with Jessy Lanza in one of his latest album standout tracks.

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’71: An Excellent British Thriller

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On a particularly strong year for British film, ’71 marks the arrival of a huge talent who has crafted one of the most impressive first features of the year. Yann Demange’s career to date was developed in TV, with directorial credits for episodes in such popular series as Top Boy or Criminal Justice packing his CV. Demange has jumped now to the big screen with this impossibly tense, edge of the seat thriller.

71’ takes us back to the time where sectarian violence was exploding in the streets of Belfast, Read the rest of this entry »

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Flying Lotus Terminator Invades Our Loop

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Flying Lotus‘ new album ‘You’re dead’ has been received as one of the records of the year and a career high for the man who makes fusion jazz hip again. One of its standout numbers, ‘Coronus, The Terminator’, brings him back to the top of our chart, weeks after his collaboration with Kendrick Lamar did the same.

Sun Kil Moon‘s ironic song about his feud with War On Drugs is the highest entry, with new offerings by TV On The Radio; Pix; Iceage; Mogwai and Lorde‘s song for the soundtrack of the new Hunger Games film, which she has curated, all debut strong.

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Ariel Pink Wants Your Number

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The ever amusing lo-fi maestro Ariel Pink is back. This time giving his Haunted Graffiti band some time off. ‘Put Your Number In My Phone’, the first taster from his new album, reaches our loop’s top position, leaving us longing for the full work to be released.

Highest debuts on this edition are two of our favourite female singers Fiona Apple and PJ Harvey with their brand new tracks, both featured in the soundtracks of TV series, The Affair and Peaky Blinders respectively. A$AP Rocky; Communions; Jeremih and Aretha Franklin covering Adele are also among the new entries.

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Gone Girl: A Glorious Pulpy Ride

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The awards season kicks in, at least for the general public, with a bang. Gone Girl is the first big title reaching our theatres this autumn, right after opening the NY Film festival, having avoided the hype-building circuit of bigger events, probably due to the film’s spoiler sensitive nature.

A gripping thriller set against the backdrop of a marriage in crisis, Gillian Flynn adapts her own best-seller, the second most popular in recent times just behind “50 Shades of Grey”, maintaining all the elements needed to translate to the big screen its massive paperback success.

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