Two Must-Hear Releases (and their weird friend): Four Tet, Beach House and Oh No Ono

It’s Tuesday. That wonderful day of the week, when, fraught with fervor, I wake up to sample the finest weekly releases.

As you can judge from this post’s title, this week is, as we say in Oklahoma, a “goodun.”

First, Four Tet released There is Love in You.

The first in almost five years, Kieran Hebden‘s fifth release as Four Tet is rather subdued, but focused and filled with pulsing energy nonetheless.

Stream the entire album from the first Lala player embedded over on the right, or head to the myspace and test out the sound http://www.myspace.com/fourtetkieranhebden.

Remember when I said you could hear the new Beach House album last week? Well if you missed that opportunity to hear Teen Dream, TAKE THIS ONE.

Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally‘s sophomore release and Sub Pop debut is a dreamy masterpiece. It was even recorded in a converted church called Dreamland (how cool is that?).

Don’t take my word for it; stream the album from the second handy Lala player on the right, or head to their myspace http://www.myspace.com/beachhousemusic and give it a go.

Finally, Oh No Ono‘s sophomore release Eggs is probably going to be the goofiest album I recommend all year.

As a warning, this music is not easy to digest. Rhythmic themes change at the drop of a hat, and the vocals are nothing short of zany.

The Danish band’s first release, Yes, was a super-funk/experimental 80’s/psychadelic trip. Eggs steps away from the percussive focus and moves into a deeper pop setting with a plenitude of bizarre sound effects. At points I was even reminded of a new-age, offbeat Moody Blues.

That being said, if you’re feeling brave enough, stream the album from the respective Lala player on the right or check out their myspace http://www.myspace.com/ohnoono.

As always, give me some feedback. Did you like any of the albums? Drop a line and tell me why or why not. Happy listening!

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2 responses to “Two Must-Hear Releases (and their weird friend): Four Tet, Beach House and Oh No Ono

  1. good suggestions. oh no ono is pretty crazy.

  2. I’m really digging the fourtet.

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