Interview Magazine just dropped a new mixtape curated by Tom Krell (How to Dress Well) which features some samples of some new material from the forthcoming album, “Total Loss” as well as HTDW remixes of Carly Rae Jepsen, CocoRosie, A$AP Rocky, Future, The-Dream, and Melanie Fiona. This is definitely something you’re going to want to invest some time in over the next couple of days. It runs a brisk 45 minutes, but is loaded with abstract beauty throughout. You even get a couple of downright jams.
As Saschienne, Sascha Funke has formed a duo extraordinaire with multi-talented instrumentalist, singer and wife Julienne Dessagne, displaying an expressivity previously unknown to anyone following his solo work. Far away from the romantic hokum of crude feelgood songwriting, both not only focus on on the harmony and bliss, but explore the discord, the misunderstandings that great love brings with it. Saschienne‘s debut release „Unknown“ maintains the perfect balance between intimate idiosyncracies and public formatting, going from quickly sketched chords and whispered consonants to a full-blown thunderstorm in just a matter of a few tracks. It’s a hypnotic road movie worthy of Bonnie & Clyde, gaining momentum as a marathon runner would… the music reaches out further and further, always fascinated of what might be behind the next curve. This point is driven home by this track, the very first of the album, when Julienne sings, „This Unknown… keeps us together, brings us closer“. The artists themselves are perfectly aware of their taste for adventure: „Willing to know the unknown is what makes us travel forward and further… welcome on board!“. Saschienne’s debut “Unknown” is out on Kompakt on March 26th, 2012.
The newest Hot Chip track is a shifting classic house track that takes a few definite stages in building up to a typically Hot Chip-ian climax. Key changes, Joe Goddard’s wispy voice and the ever-improving production values on this make it a slick preview of the new album ‘In Our Heads’ (coming out 11th June) although it maybe takes a couple of spins to get into and love.
More info here: http://www.dominorecordco.com/uk/albums/02-03-12/in-our-heads/
‘Unashamed Desire’ is Missy’s first new release in over five years. It follows her private decision to quit music despite selling over a million copies of her first two albums, ‘The Sound of White’ and ‘On A Clear Night’, loads of critical acclaim, multiple ARIA Awards and gold certification in the U.S. for her song “Where I Stood”. The story of the journey that brought her back to music forms the backbone of her new album ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ which will land on June 1.