Orange Milk Records recently dropped a new tape of glowing future-funk goodness, Waterbed, from producer Tendencies. This is a 6 track project full of energy and awesome beats. Not shy on the use of vocal samples, it makes this a very poppy and listenable tape. Packed with wicked bass-lines and catchy melodies, this one is definitely worth a listen. And if you like it, you can grab a copy on Tape as well!
Favorite Track: 3. Waterbed
Brandon Smith’s Tendencies project shines through a lot of 2015’s Vaporwave overload with some of the heaviest and most heart-pounding grooves I’ve heard in the Future Funk sub-genre. The music is beautifully trapped between poles: hi-fidelity disco shimmer and YouTube digital grit, 70s and 80s material Product placement excess and early 21st century intangible commodity explosions, side chained sample madness against a clear and distinct producer and songwriter’s ear.
released October 9, 2015
Orange Milk Records of Columbus Ohio never fails to bring some supreme goodies to the table, and this time around is no dissapointment. Ramifications is a phenomenal 8-track project from Gora Sou, soaring to melodic heights and churning depths. Sit back and close your eyes, let the inspiration flow into you…
Favorite Track: 3. Fregata
Germany’s Marc Übel, aka Gora Sou, follows up his fantastic Living XXL album with Ramifications, an increasingly composed and masterful hybrid of ethereal synth abstraction and new MIDI sounds. The music is direct and effortless, seeming to arrive fully formed with few overdubs, even if we know that not to be true. In fact each instance of ambiance, rhythmic movement, and pure sound texture is labored over in a conscious effort to emphasize arrangement. According to the artist, Ramifications is about dealing with problems and changes and accepting them as something constructive, opposed to looking back all the time.
released 03 July 2015
Some forward-thinking tunes from Giant Claw, re-released and available digitally or on Cassette Tape.