Irish artist Ryan Vail released his debut album last year and his exquisite blend of electronica, classical and folk music has been met with critical acclaim. Here’s the visuals for his latest single “Shadows” which is released on September 29th via Quiet Arch.
“The song deals with my initial personal struggle to become a full-time artist. While I was before in a job that was comfortable, music haunted me at every turn. Iâ€™d kept my passion subdued as I was led to believe that its currently impossible to survive as a full-time musician nowadays. The lyrics refer to music as a person. â€œMy love cuts like a knifeâ€ refers to the fact that it hurt not to be able to follow my love for music. â€œYour heart, it holds my life â€œis the job I couldnâ€™t escape from. As the track progresses I talk of things like â€œAll my life Iâ€™ve weighed liesâ€, the doubts that I had about becoming a full- time musician and surviving. The track ends with me accepting I need to change my life as my â€œheart donâ€™t feel so good””
Los Angeles artist Gaby Hernandez just released her third album “Spirit Reflection” via Mr Bongo and it’s latin, tropicalia, folk, electronica and jazz seamlessly blended together on a warm, dreamlike and sparkling album.
“Spirit Reflection” features a stellar line-up of LA talent; jazz star Kamasi Washington, Stuart Howard (AKA Lapalux), Kelis and Gaslamp killer collaborator Dexter Story, plus Ninja Tune, Plug Research and Soul Jazz artist Carlos NiÃ±o, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker.
This is the premiere of the visuals for the track “Super Nova Lovers”.
We here at Discobelle are very proud and glad to be able to premiere the A-side track “Lord Vanlig” which draws inspiration from Afro-Caribbean traditional folk music from the 60’s and the track features hypnotizing groove along with a bittersweet feeling of cheerfulness along with sorrow.
Monday got you down? No worries, Gothenburg crew Heard Not Heard steps up to the plate and delivers an 1 hour 42 minute long mixtape odyssey into the weird and the obscure, the funky and the groovy ie the all out amazing.
“Back in the early 80s when I lived in Switzerland, I use to travel to Italy a lot for clubs and record shopping. In Rimini there was a great store called Disco Piu. They had this service where if you were out of town or from another country, you could sign-up and get a cassette of all the new releases in the post every week. Each new track was recorded for about a minute and there was a voice counting – so you could write down the tracks you liked – then phone or fax the track numbers and the date of the cassette, theyâ€™d send you the records and youâ€™d pay on delivery, which was amazing”, says In Flagrantiâ€™s Sasa Crnobrnja on â€˜Sprezzaturaâ€™s inspiration, concept and format. He further explains, “So this album will be available as a mix on cassette with each track playing for a minute or two. Youâ€™re basically listening to it like a mixtape and in the same manner as the tapes from Disco Piu. Youâ€™ll be able to choose your favourite tracks from â€˜Sprezzaturaâ€™ and buy the full versions as downloads.”
We here at Discobelle can premiere the superb and hypnotic disco stomper “My Sordid Little Affair”.
Chicago outfit Autograf continue their streak of superb remixes with this of the latest single “Wildfire” from UK acoustic folk duo Seafret and turning it completely on itâ€™s head with house sound that propels the track to the club.
The single track is taken from their debut album “Tell Me It’s Real which will be released on January 29th via Sweet Jane Recordings/Columbia Records.