Ariel, the new EP from Taragana Pyjarama aka Nick Kold Ericksen is…. a suite of 5am trance breakdowns capturing those moments when the sun is almost coming up, the clarity just before and just after something truly epic crystallized eternally in vignettes presented in a sequence – a series of tracks ecstatic on their own but transcendent together. Intrumental EP opener ‘Givers’ builds to the point of rapture, while title track ‘Ariel’ promises “I will do all it takes, I will be here all the way,” over icy, undulating synthwork. ‘Ber’ is an exercise in subtlety, a soft beat peppered with icy flourishes.
Directed by Jack Irv, the video for “Beams” intends to capture “the rawness and nostalgic carelessness we associate with being young,” says WeDidIt co-founder Nick Melons. He continues, “’Beams’ as a track demanded that. I came across the director on Vine – he was documenting his days and nights in New York… Read More
Highlights, the band’s first collection of new material since their critically-lauded debut, Mixed Emotions, in 2012, began in a basement in Pittsburgh and ended in a church in Brooklyn. It trades world music sounds (as heard through YouTube) for a more alive, realized approach, the result of Emm and Cohen knowing they wanted to break from their ‘two guys, one screen’ writing style. And even if… Read More
Shlohmo has said that his forthcoming full-length album, Dark Red, is intended to be “devastating and violent” that “forces you to feel something even if that something isn’t good.” Today, he makes good on his promise with the video for new single “Buried,” depicting a surreal, complicated and bloody nightmare that takes place on the gritty, blacker than black, abandoned and desperate streets of Los Angeles, the artist’s hometown. Directed by Lance Drake, the clip casts a sinister shadow over the circle of life and death, giving a new symbolism to the album’s title, Dark Red.