After just getting through a boatload of albums to share with all y’all, naturally, my embarrassment of riches has dried to a pitiful trickle. And as those of you with VD can attest, that’s never a good thing. Fortunately, i’ve got a couple of singles with which to occupy ourselves. You might want to go see somebody about that trickle, though. That shit’ll kill make your junk fall off and/or kill you.
Brendan Angelides, aka Eskmo, is back with another of his monikers, Welder. On his own Ancestor Media label, he’ll drop Florescence on Sept. 26, 2011. On his second album under the Welder name (note to self: along with a mask, procure additional aliases for DJ gigs and potentially fleeing Da Man), BA explores lighter, more atmospheric tracks, incorporating weathered piano, warm strings, vintage drums, mandolins, synths and electric bass. First single “Run” sounds like a way chilled out take on Run Lola Run.
Multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, and vocalist, Jonti, maintains the same mellow, groovy vibe on his Twirligig, due out Oct. 18, though you can get a digital copy now over at Stone’s Throw. Jonti gives inspirational props to the usual suspects, including Madlib, Stereolab, Free Design and The Beach Boys, but he boasts that Twirligig’s main inspiration came from cartoonist/ filmmaker Norman Mclaren. i’m reasonably confident that’s the only album you’re going to hear that makes that claim. With tracks like “Hornet’s Nest” as an example, i think we’re in for a good time. Warm vocals, clinky percussion and an overall good vibe make this a sunshine ride. ‘Nuff said.