19 May 2011

Pic: Kari Altmann

Phidias - Cygnus Astratus (buy)

Out on Freund Der Familie is this amazing effort by new producer Phidias. A track 8 minutes long that rolls through each moment oozing darkness from it's restrained drum beats, simply stunning stuff. The b-side to Black Secret also features a track by Freund Der Familie reworked by Redshape.

7 Citizens - Watson's Party Seven (buy)

The Praterei label has been going about it quietly but effectively since debuting the killer Junojam a while back. This track by Austrian producer 7 Citizens is taken from the second release on the label, with a third 12" recently out too.

Zodiac Free Arts Club - Floating World (buy)

I cannot get enough of the Floating World album by Zodiac Free Arts Club. Released on Permanent Vacation it sees Argy pay homage to the krautrock/kosmiche movement led by Conrad Schnitzler et al. Also worth pointing out that Cytheria by June on Argy's These Days label is a magnificent synth-pop/electro album.