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Zola Jesus’ Okovi: Additions LP offers a new angle on her 2017 album, Okovi. The collection pairs four previously unreleased songs from the Okovi sessions with four remixes by a diverse cast of artists.

Johnny Jewel turns “Ash to Bone” into a late-night cinematic torch song, Tri Angle composer Katie Gately’s “Siphon” is a dark choir of warping angels, black metal band Wolves in the Throne Room turn “Exhumed” makes the pounding industrial anthem even denser and heavier, and Toronto producer Joanne Pollock (formerly one half of Poemss with Venetian Snares’ Aaron Funk) makes “Soak” feel like an aching classical standard— until it starts warping in on itself and goes somewhere else entirely.

“The songs on Additions traverse a vast amount of sonic ground, but taken together, they cohere remarkably well as an album, all while serving to enrich the experience of Okovi.

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“These four new songs were intended to be on Okovi,” Nika Roza Danilova explains. “Each of them represents a snapshot of my journey in making the record, and are just as precious to me as the songs that made it onto the final track listing. The remixes are beloved in their own way, as most were born from organic circumstances, and have drawn the original songs into completely new atmospheres.”

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Carrie & Lowell was a huge addition to Sufjan Stevens’s catalog in 2015, so it’s no surprise that he’s revisiting the record to compile the outtakes, remixes and demos. Aptly named The Greatest Gift, Stevens’s new compilation will be out November. 24th, and lead single “Wallowa Lake Monster” ripples into a medley of breathy vocalizations and echoes of whomping horns and tinkling synths and keys, making up seven minutes of ethereal contemplation.

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Caribou‘s terrific 2014 album “Our Love” has just been given an expanded digital edition with seven remixes, including “Second Chance” by Cyril Hahn and two different versions of “Mars” by Head High, all of which can be heard below. Says Caribou’s Dan Snaith:

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The Cyril Hahn remix is a beautiful ethereal slowed-down version of ‘Second Chance’ and came about in the way that many of my favorite remixes from this album did: Cyril made a bootleg mix from the album version which caught my attention and I loved it and sent him the parts to finish for the full released version…

…The Head High remixes illustrate the prowess of one of house and techno’s don’s – Germany’s René Pawlowitz aka Head High aka Shed aka Wax aka WK7 aka Evil Fred aka The Traveller aka Wax aka… I’ve been hammering Head High’s tunes in my DJ sets (alongside everyone else) for years. He’s infallible – almost inhumanly so. His tracks reliably pulverize everything in their path.

Full tracklist for the expanded Our Love is below.

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Having played two sold out shows at Webster Hall last year, Caribou will be back in NYC during the warmer months to play a Summer Stage show. Caribou will be among the headlining acts at Latitude Festival

Caribou – Our Love (Expanded Edition) tracklist:
1. Can’t Do Without You
2. Silver
3. All I Ever Need
4. Our Love
5. Dive
6. Second Chance
7. Julia Brightly
8. Mars
9. Back Home
10. Your Love Will Set You Free
11. Can’t Do Without You (Extended Mix)
12. Your Love Will Set You Free (c2’s Set U Free RMX)
13. Second Chance (Cyril Hahn Edit)
14. Mars (Head High’s Core Remix)
15. Mars (Head High’s Venus Remix)
16. Our Love (Daphni Mix)
17. Can’t Do Without You (Tale of Us & Mano Le Tough Remix)

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‘Our Love’ is the sixth studio album from Dan Snaith, aka Caribou. Following his small departure as Daphni, Snaith’s return completes a four year wait following the ever popular Swim. The single ‘Can’t do without you’ must be THE song of summer 2014! Other stand out moments ‘Silver’ and ‘All I Ever Need’ are equally as stunning, and this is a joy of an album from start to finish.
Like the artwork, the music on ‘Our Love’ is complex, layered and delightfully colourful. Each tapestry pulsates with a rich and warm beat and the album manages to hold a peculiar feeling of melancholia and optimism together. This allows the album to sit nicely in your headphones in solitary confinement but also not sound out of place in a group setting – ‘Our Love’ is both bedroom and dance-floor compatible.It’s a truly infectious record that demands successive listens. Instantly accessible but also rich in sound to maintain your interest. You will have a lot of ‘love’ for this record. Caribou fans should be delighted.

 

I Break Horses is the musical project led by Maria Lindén. From her Stockholm base, the Swedish artist delivered an extraordinary debut album in the shape of ‘Hearts’, released by Bella Union in August 2011. Forward two years, and the arrival of an eagerly awaited follow-up, entitled Chiaroscuro, is upon us. The latest chapter in I Break Horses’ much celebrated songbook is everything fans could wish for and more. In the words of Lindén: “My only aim when starting to write this album was to ignore any possible second album expectations.” The result is a more confident and evolved sound with a more dramatic expression.

With ‘Chiaroscuro’, I Break Horses have created a fully-realised and utterly captivating tour-de-force. New sonic terrain is compellingly explored by Lindén, where electronic beats and synth-pop soundscapes replace the more shoegaze based-sound of their debut. As a result, there is a marked immediacy and directness to the new songs. As Lindén states: “I found myself writing almost all the sketches on the piano this time.” The music was recorded, mixed and produced by Lindén, with first lp wordsmith Fredrik Balck providing lyrical ideas from the images he derived from the music. Finally, Lindén and Balck would finish the lyrics together.

The title of ‘Chiaroscuro’ – meaning “light-dark” – serves as the perfect embodiment of Lindén’s sonic creations, where an atmosphere and mood is created that evokes innermost feelings and thoughts residing beyond the surface reality of the material world. Affecting ballads such as ‘Heart To Know’ and ‘You Burn’ are wrapped in fragile beauty. ‘Denial’ and ‘Medicine Brush’ are sublime synth-pop odysseys whose pulses guide you to new horizons. ‘Faith’ is a dance anthem complete with hypnotic beats, swirling synths and the mesmerising looped vocals of Lindén. “I let myself write both the happiest songs but also the saddest, and then I put them together”, states Lindén. This arrangement of light and dark forms the essence of ‘Chiaroscuro’.

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‘Ascension’ is rooted in a gorgeous 80s synth-pop sound, where Lindén’s vocals melt into the lush sonic tapestry. The song deals with love and forgiveness. An irresistible groove lies at the heart of ‘Disclosure’ where a divine purity is distilled in the intricate array of instrumentation. ‘You Burn’ is perhaps the album’s centrepiece, as well as being the opening track, where a brooding darkness envelops the surrounding human space. The delicate piano chords drift magnificently amidst Linden’s searching lyrics. I Break Horses are one of those rare bands capable of conjuring up raw emotion through a sound that is ultimately something life-affirming.

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This Gainesville, Fla., band sits precisely at the intersection of what the genre police would call “indie rock” and “electronica.” As Hundred Waters has gained fame since the release of its first album two years ago, the quartet’s tour pairings have reflected its ability to win equal appreciation from music-hungry festival goers of different tastes. Two years ago, they were out with Skrillex, and they just wrapped a fall tour with Interpol. Though the record in no way sounds distinctly Southern, Hundred Waters do show their Central Florida roots a bit on the first cut of “The Moon Rang Like a Bell”: “Show Me Love.” You hear the multi-tracked voice of lead vocalist Nicole Miglis singing harmony with herself and delivering lines like “Don’t let me show cruelty, though I may make mistakes / Don’t let me show ugliness, though I know I can hate.” The whole thing rings like a hymn and serves as a fine beginning to a hypnotic electronic record.

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Hundred Waters are wrapping up their tour with singer songwriter Mitski playing shows in their former Florida home this weekend the band have recently relocated to Los Angeles but are finishing in Austin for a couple appearances at SXSW,

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The Florida-based quartet ready a remix album of “The Moon Rang Like a Bell”. Hundred Waters will follow-up last year’s well-received release with an album of remixes by Plaid, Dirty Beaches, Huxley, Illangelo, Brandt Bauer Frick, Shigeto and Kodak to Graph.

“The Moon Rang Like A Bell (Remixed)” is due out on February 16th via Skrillex’s OWSLA imprint. Have a listen Plaid’s remix of ‘Out Alee’ and compare it to the original.

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and the remix of Cavity by Shigeto

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Sky Ferreira singer songwriter and model, more recent output is acoustic indie new wave, with themes of rebellion and teenage romance and personnel insecurities check out the EP “Night Time My Time” she is currently working on her new album.

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Agnes Obel performed a superb set at Latitude Festival earlier this year, this is a remix from David lynch which suits her vocal so much, the Danish songwriter and pianist is a powerful and poignant performer it seems only fitting that she has worked with David Lynch who has added his haunting soundscape remix.

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DAUGHTER and one of many of the mixes that uses her songs