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Genre > Rock > Alt & Grunge
Split Series #23‘"[Gately] veers towards the fringes of pop before dancing away into weirdo ambience and more solemn computer music climes.” – FACT
“Hewing to a crooked axis of air-tumbling house drums and buoyant bass, Tlaotlon sparks off all manner of corkscrewing pings, synth stabs and scrambled electronics in a psychoactive manner belying his participation with wayward acts such as Finnish psych troupe, Kemialliset Ystävät. ” – Boomkat
Another high quality, album-length release, the twenty-third - and penultimate - issue in FatCat’s long-running and highy-acclaimed Split 12” Series features two emerging artists, each working in markedly di erent ways to forge bold new territory for modern electronic music. As usual, this record will be released on 12” vinyl in the Split Series’ trademark hand-drilled and numbered packaging, pressed in a limited edition of 700 copies for the world.
A hugely exciting new talent, Katie Gately is a Brooklyn-born, LA-based artist with an academic background in lm sound production and editing. Having only recently stepped out from her regular job as a sound designer in the lm industry, Katie has crafted a set of brilliantly intricate and ambitious sound pieces that exist in a borderzone between electro - acoustic composition, eld recording and deconstructed pop bringing to mind the widescreen scope of Scott Walker or Julia Holter and the precise playful abstraction of Matmos and Holly Herndon.
Katie’s o ering for this split 12” is a staggeringly bold and ambitious composition. A restlessly playful, hyper-intricate, 15-minute sprawl of a track, ‘Pivot’ shifts around constantly – feeling its way into being through a spartan, alien space of treated vocals and gestural sound-slashes set starkly against negative space. At the core of the track lies a song and recognisable lyrics, pitch-shifted and time-stretched, chopped and layered into choirs, switching its gender, rendering it into pure malleable texture, her heavily manipulated voice seeps throughout the track.
Tlaotlon is the solo alias of Melbourne-based New Zealander Jeremy Coughbrough, who has released a clutch of records in the past few years on labels like Dungeon Taxis, Epic Sweep, Trensmat and 1080p. Messy, maximalist and psychedelic, Tlaotlon pro ers a kind of squelchy, hyper-colourful, dislocated modern electronica that might nd roots in older models like Phthalocyanine or Autechre but sharing commonalities with current producers like Patten, Sculpture, Dalglish, Astral Social Club and others.
Starting out from a series of vivid, striking little loops, the resulting tracks rapidly grow, swelling into a densely-layered web of multiplying rhythms and synthetic textures to forge a kind of hypermodern Baroque: synthetic, slippery, endlessly playful, dense and psychedelic. Any traces of a club backbone are swiftly disoriented into a messy, mutant swirl, a joyful, dense tangle of rhythms and timbres. Car alarms, chipmunk vocals, space-jazz synth bleed, clattering debris-beats, and pitch-bent slashes all coalesce in a churning torrent of sound material.1. Katie Gately – Pivot
2. Tlaotlon – MYRIADE
3. Tlaotlon – ASCENSIS
4. Tlaotlon – ODYS
5. Tlaotlon – SIADE
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UnravellingWe Were Promised Jetpacks release their highly anticipated third album Unravelling, recorded in Glasgow at the infamous Chem19 Studios with Paul Savage (The Twilight Sad, Franz Ferdinand and Mogwai). The impending album release also sees the addition of a new member to the band in the form of multi-instrumentalist Stuart McGachan. The results of the sessions with Savage have made for the band's most accomplished and powerful album yet, taking their already legendary prowess with dynamic rock and injecting a bit of pop sheen to the mix.1. Safety In Numbers
2. Peaks and Troughs
3. I Keep It Composed
4. Peace Sign
5. Night Terror
7. Bright Minds
8. A Part Of It
9. Moral Compass
10. Peace Of Mind
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Alternative rock first emerged in Britain in the late 70s and early 80s, but it didn’t really hit its stride until the 90s with the arrival of bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and
Alternative rock first emerged in Britain in the late 70s and early 80s, but it didn’t really hit its stride until the 90s with the arrival of bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane’s Addiction. That was also right around the time that Nirvana and Pearl Jam fueled the grunge rock explosion.
And when you want the full and real alt rock experience, you’ve gotta try it out on vinyl, and SoundStage Direct is your one-stop shop for all the best alternative rock vinyls.