Directed by Jordan Blackmon (of Toro y Moi) .
Pre-order Michael here.
Video directed by Jesse Kanda.
Asleep Versions was recorded at Sundlaugin Studios, near Reykjavik, in February of this year. Intended to be heard as one single 25 minute piece, it is composed of four decelerated, dreamlike re-imaginings of tracks from the Mercury-nominated Immunity.
Listen to the reimagined version of Form By Firelight below, with additional vocals from Raphaelle Standell (singer of Braids and Blue Hawaii), and watch the trailer/visual directed by Rob Hunter.
The entire album was recorded Ólafur’s newly built studio in Reykjavík. A majority of the album was recorded using acoustic instruments next to a variety of synthesisers, drum machines and tape delays.
Listen to their latest offering below.
Nowness are streaming a short film directed by British artist Aitor Throup, starring actress Noomi Rapace and soundtracked by Flying Lotus.
The film depicts a three-dimensional portrait of Rapace being intricately sculpted and also acts as a portrait of her by acting as a metaphor for the various chronological steps in the actor’s process.
Watch it below via Nowness.
London-based electronic/indie-pop outfit Boxed In, originally the pseudonym of Oli Bayston, have shared their energetic new single Foot Of The Hill. The track sees Bayston, and new members Liam Hutton and Mark Nicholls fusing fast-paced Metronomy-style instrumentals with vocals reminiscent of Jamie-T to create a slinky and very danceable track. Check it out.
Foot Of The Hill will be released November 3 through Nettwerk Records.
Newcastle-based indie-pop four-piece Polarsets have just released their long-awaited debut album, Parasols. For the albums glorious lead single, Whispers, the group have crafted a catchy number by blending slow-building soundscapes with smouldering synths and the husky female vocals of their new band member Carmen Green. It just gets better and better.
Pick up a copy of their debut album Parasols here.
With the release of her debut singles Station and Painter (Valentine), eighteen year-old Liverpudlian Låpsley has quickly become one of the UK’s most captivating new artists. Her music is heartfelt, confidently crafted, and displays a remarkable maturity that is endearing for an artist so young.
Her latest offering Falling Short, the first single from her forthcoming EP, expresses the same fragility and emotions that made her early releases so admirable. Listen below.
The track will be a part of the Annie Mac Presents 2014 LP.