Listen: Allman Brown – Ancient Light

:: An enjoyable breakfast and relaxing music - a perfect start into the day.


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Artist: Allman Brown
Title of EP: Ancient Light
Release Date: June 16, 2014
Label: Akira Records

1 Ancient Light 
2 Foolish Love
3 Fields of England (feat. Sophie Jamieson)
4 Shape of You (feat. Lowell)

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New Album: Recondite – Iffy (2014/11/10) / New Single ‘Levo’ [Official Video]

:: An entire album of electronic brilliance!

Berlin-based electronic producer Lorenz Brunner, better known by his Recondite moniker, has released on various labels since his debut in 2011. Now Recondite has returned with his second release for Innervisions, the Berlin-based label of dj’s/producers Dixon and Âme. Entitled Iffy, it’s the third full-length by Recondite – following last year’s Hinterland (Ghostly International) and 2012′s On Acid (Absurd Recordings).

Iffy was pre-released as digital download on October 27, 2014 via Innervisions exclusively on Beatport. Official release followed on November 10. The album is available as download from iTunes or as CD from Juno Records / Decks. Iffy on 12″ vinyl is exclusively available while stocks last from Innervisions / Muting The Noise.

Levo is the current single and my favourite track from Iffy. The official video for the track – self-directed by Recondite and also comprising him as only actor – was shot at Brunners Bavarian native region, the Alpine foothills. The club edit of Levo was released as single together with the 12″ version of the album track Garbo as 12″ single on October 27, 2014 via Innervisions exclusively on Beatport and Muting The Noise. Record store and digital release date worldwide also followed on November 10.

Watch the Levo video above and take a listen to the album track Konter below.

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Recondite - Iffy (2014)

01. Baro
02. Levo
03. Tame
04. Garbo
05. Buteo
06. Duolo
07. Konter
08. Steady
09. Glint
10. Jim Jams


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New Track: Ady Suleiman – Ain’t The Beep

:: I´m loving Ady´s incredible voice & vibe. Can’t wait for his album!


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Artist: Ady Suleiman
Title of Track: Ain’t The Beep
Release Date: November 21, 2014
Label: self released

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More ‘Ady Suleiman’ on Music Pickings:
2013, July 10 - Serious & So Lost




Debut Single: Rob Bravery – Knock Out Ginger (2014/11/09)

:: Standout track!

Although London-based artist Rob Bravery has been around a while already – he self-released his debut album The Elusive Crux vis Bandcamp in 2011 – the Bristol-born musician and Fossil Collective collaborator debuted two weeks ago with his first proper single. Entitled Knock Out Ginger, the track is the first taste of Rob Bravery’s upcoming new album Esque which is due for release in early 2015.

Knock Out Ginger was released digitally together with the b-sides Layaway and Calendar Life on November 09, 2014 via Fullfill LLC UK LTD. You can buy the single from iTunes.

On occasion of the song premiere over at The Line Of Best Fit, Rob said of the song: “‘Knock Out Ginger’ is the first single from my new album, ‘Esque’, which will go out early next year. I wrote the song shortly after a meeting with an A&R person who advised me to go away and write some choruses. Lyrically, it’s basically a collection of childhood scenes. Like Schumann’s ‘Kinderszenen’ but with a difficult chorus.”

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Rob Bravery - Knock Out Ginger (2014)

01. Knock Out Ginger
02. Layaway
03. A Calendar Life

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New Album: Röyksopp – The Inevitable End (2014/11/21) [Full Album Stream]

:: Not totally convincing, but with some very enjoyable tracks on it!


The Inevitable End was officially released on November 11, 2014 via Cherrytree Records/Interscope Records. Germany, Austria and Switzerland see release of The Inevitable End today (November 21) via Embassy of Music/Warner Music. The album is available as digital download, CD and 2×12 vinyl LP. Physical release includes download of the full 17-track album. You can buy/order your copy of The Inevitable End in all versions here.

Röyksopp’s supposedly last release in the album format is streaming in its entirety over at Noisey and Spotify. The LP features collaborations with Swedish pop icon Robyn, Ryan James of Man Without Country and Norwegian singer/songwriter Susanne Sundfør. Jamie McDermott of the Irrepressibles lends his breathtaking vocals to five tracks on the album, each of which being a glamorous little gem of a pop song. The Inevitable End features previous single Running To The Sea (feat. Sundfør) and its marvellous b-side Something In My Heart (feat. McDermott).

On their Youtube, Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge commented on the album: “We feel like this is a goodbye to the traditional album format. In our consecutive run of albums, we have been able to say what we want to say and do what we want to do with the LP. We’re not going to stop making music, but the album format as such, this is the last thing from us…

Thank You is the melancholic album closing track, listen above. Monument has been previously featured on Röyksopp’s and Robyn’s collaborative EP Do It Again which was released last May. A new version of the song is also featured on The Inevitable End. The music video for the song is directed by Stian Andersen and was shot on Röyksopp & Robyn’s Do It Again Tour through 2014, watch it below.

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Röyksopp - The Inevitable End (2014)

01. Skulls
02. Monument ft. Robyn (T.I.E. Version)
03. Sordid Affair  ft. Ryan James
04. You Know I Have To Go ft. Jamie McDermott
05. Save Me ft. Susanne Sundfør
06. I Had This Thing ft. Jamie McDermott
07. Rong ft. Robyn
08. Here She Comes Again ft. Jamie McDermott
09. Running to the Sea ft. Susanne Sundfør
10. Compulsion ft. Jamie McDermott
11. Coup de Grace
12. Thank You
13. Do It Again (RYXP Version) [Digital Edition]
14. Goodnite Mr. Sweetheart [Digital Edition]
15. Caramel Afternoon [Digital Edition]
16. Oh No [Digital Edition]
17. Something In My Heart ft. Jamie McDermott [Digital Edition]

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Read more:
PopMatters − Röyksopp: The Inevitable End 


More ‘Röyksopp’ on Music Pickings:
2014, May 25 − New Album: Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again (2014/05/26)
2013, Dec 07 − Something In My Heart (feat. Jamie Irrepressible)
2013, Nov 09 − New Single: Running To The Sea (2013/12/16)

Listen: David Hasert – Return Of The Baby (DAMH Edit)

:: Beautiful track. Well done!


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Artist: David Hasert
Title of Edit: Return Of The Baby (DAMH Edit)
Release Date: October 18, 2014
Label: unknown

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New EP: Tin Sparrow – Shoelace Ring (2014/11/07) [Full EP Stream]

:: Very nice guys!


Sydney’s folk-pop threesome Tin Sparrow have quietly released their new EP Shoelace Ring. It’s the follow up to 2012′s Fair & Verdant Woods EP and The Beast single of the same year.

Shoelace Ring was released on November 07, 2014 via Tin Sparrow Recordings. The set of five tracks is available as digital download from iTunes. Tin Sparrow’s third EP features previous single Echoes In The Dark as well as four entirely new tracks.

The entire EP is streaming in the player above (via Spotify). My favourite tracks are Grass Stained Volleys and True, but take a listen to the whole thing! True is also streaming below.

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Tin Sparrow - Shoelace Ring EP (2014)

01. On and On
02. Echoes in the Dark
03. Grass Stained Volleys
04. True
05. Heart Slowly Dies


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More ‘Tin Sparrow’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Aug 07 − New Single: Echoes In The Dark [Official Video]
2013, Jan 16 − New Single: The Beast [Official Video]
2011, Dec 05 - For You / Fool’s Gold