Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Malka Spigel

Pretty much the classic shoegaze blueprint done to a tee, getting a release on Swim Records on May 19th. 


This track first featured on esoj in October but the stream promptly disappeared and it is definitely worthy of a repost with the news of its release on Snaketown Records on 26th May.

Sea Change

Oslo's producer of hypnotic electro-pop Ellen Sunde returns with a mildly unnerving litany of geographic references in her new release 'Bridges'.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Cumbres Carrascosa

There's a new 7 track release out from Cumbres Carrascosa, the Canary Islands' very own dronewave heroes.


Pastoral loveliness is out in full force on 'Foxholes' from Californian outfit Easy. 'Vexed' is a more choppy but equally rewarding affair.


No idea who xBanquetx is/are or where they are from beyond being based in the UK but they certainly have a nice line in emotive music.


Once of Christchurch but now residing in Melbourne, Annemarie Duff makes expert icy electronica under the name Mmdelai.

Monday, 28 April 2014


Josiah Birrell has an unerring knack for crafting huge off kilter pop songs, this is another.

The Death of Pop

Heavy on the wooze, this superior dose of witching hour indie pop from London troupe The Death of Pop hits the spot.


Sublime instrumental work from Sydney duo Lusinth.

Joel Hood

Joel Hood has finally followed up on 'Follow the Fool' with another beautifully airy piece of hazy beat making.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Guest Mix No13 - Prismic Delight

LA producer Prismic Delight featured on esoj earlier this year. He's followed this by brewing us up a fantastic guest mix.


1.Hugh Hopper & Alan Gowen- Morning Order
2.Aphex Twin- Didgeridoo
3.Busta Rhymes- Turn Me Up
4.J Dilla- Stop
5.Pete Rock- Hip2Hip
6.Prismic Delight- High Spirits
7.Dam Funk- Electric Breeze
8.???? (DJ Shadow)
9.J Dilla- Dewwit To Do It/Think Twice
10.Curren$y- Still
11.Prismic Delight- Unreleased
12.Dr. Dre- Xxplosive
13.Boards Of Canada-Skyliner
14.Dam Funk- Galactic Fun

Prismic Delight


One of our favourite Parisian producers recently minted his first release proper via his own Maison de Disques label.

We already featured the tracks Toi and Press Play and now here is Rendez-Vous.


Charmingly ramshackle dream-pop sounds, the work of Zac Terry from the wonderfully named Hoppers Crossing in Australia.

Thursday, 24 April 2014


One of the gents from Mont who made one of our top tracks of 2013, has produced some very interesting abstractions via his solo project ColeFord.


We featured BRNS from Brussels back in 2012 and they have emerged on our radar again with this single taken from their new album which is due in August.


Another crackly lo-fi pop classic off 20 year old Kiwi Marina Sakimoto's debut EP for Art is Hard records. The EP is released on 5th May.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Viscous Liquid

Narcotic lo-fi songwriting from Reading's self styled solitary cosmonaut Rhys Williams. Utterly glorious.

Immediate EP purchase recommended Bandcamp

Gold is for the Golden Team

Swedish 'youths' with an unerring ear for pop melodies of many shades. Gold is for the Golden Team arrive an already polished proposition.

I Do Not Love

Massachusetts retro futurists I Do Not Love set out a partially brutal stall on this semi industrial portion of space-gaze.

Twin Room

Cesena based electronic unit Twin Room bring forth some wonky ambience on this may release for Karasho records.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Poor Things

Another track off the new Poor Things LP which is streaming in full over on their soundcloud.


The best thing to emerge from Kettering since Weetabix, Neighbour plough a furrow of breathy pysch pop.


Spooked again in the best possible sense by the work of Movement.


Further evidence of the quality of new London duo Cash+David. Expert ultra sprightly production.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Guest Mix No 12 - Belgian Fog

Seattle's Belgian Fog aka Robert Dale has featured on electric sound of joy thrice already with a stream of excellent releases.

Now he has found time to construct an immense guest mix for us. 

Tracklist below;

1. Melody's Echo Chamber - Crystallized
2. Jungle - The Heat
3. Cock & Swan - Inner Portal
4. Slow Year - Sparrow Crowned
5. Grimes - Nightmusic (feat Majical Cloudz)
6. David Bowie - A New Career In A New Town
7. The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
8. Radiohead - Bulletproof... I Wish I Was

Belgian Fog on;


Released on the mighty Parlour Records comes this oddball dose of 80's flecked indie-pop.

Thursday, 17 April 2014


Psych magic again from the new Triptides EP.

Self Portraits

Secretive Parisian solo artist Self Portraits has minted a new one, continuing his agreeably hazy output.

Swim Good

Jon Lawless returns to superlative effect under a new guise as Swim Good.


Luxuriant langour from Australian squadron Fishing. Taken from their soon to be aired debut LP.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The Cumeo Project

Epic and eerie astral-step on this from US-Korea based producers The Cumeo Project.


The sublime work of loose Californian collective Orangatang, drifting on to another plain is impossible to fight.

A Sunny Day in Glasgow

Philadelphia's A Sunny Day in Glasgow have strong form on the wooze front across their four albums and this decidedly unruly number dials that up a notch presenting us with an altogether enticing picture of disorientation.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Gold Zebra

A cold front reigns supreme on this track from Montreal outfit Gold Zebra, exceptionally noirish music produced with aplomb.

Winter Drones

A blissed out vignette from Still Corners guitarist Leon Dufficy under his solo moniker Winter Drones.

Poor Things

Poor Things propound a classic slacker indie sound from a Glaswegian base.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

LA Vampires with Maria Minerva

DIY production comes up trumps on this collaboration between LA Vampires and vocalist Maria Minerva. The perfect dancefloor filler at any reassuringly strange disco.


Glorious, scratchy lo-fi from 20 year old New Zealander Marina Sakimoto. What a way to announce yourself to the world.


A brilliant ultra peculiar slice of warped post-garage from Ja_n_et.

Shoreline Is

Here's the new single from Dortmund dream poppers Shoreline Is. Another tempter prior to their upcoming album.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Jr. Sea

A record replete with evidence of wayward pop genius, today's LP release by Seville songsmith Jr.Sea is a wonderful, ramshackle opus.


Seattle's Crater seem to have stormed fully formed from an assembly line given their mechanistic sound, it is beautifully offset though with a keening vocal.

Saturday, 5 April 2014


Hailing from Malmo, Albert have recorded an LP from which this excellent opening cut is taken. The album is released on Monday and is streaming in full here.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Gentle Friendly

Gentle Friendly have been around for a good while now but they are in a new home on FatCat Records and have produced the kind of playful, off kilter, playground psych that demands repeat listens.

VTCN Radio

Parisian duo VTCN Radio meld mild threat, lost transmissions and shamanic song in to something wonderful. A supremely promising release.


Israeli wizard Helfer has produced another belter which forms part of his 'Air Drops' EP released by BLDG5 Records.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Gathered Ghosts

New material from Craft Spells' guitarist Javier Suarez through his other project Gathered Ghosts. It is suitably skewed and hazy in outlook.

Loose Ends Collective

A band with no discernible identity other than that they hail from Toronto and make interesting music as evidenced here.

Woman's Hour

Eternal esoj favourites have announced their debut LP release and with it aired this sumptuous new one.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Bad Blocks

New Zealanders Bad Blocks are re-releasing their debut EP which was originally released under their previous name of South City Sushi Cop in 2012. Brooklyn label Stars and Letters are doing the honours.


The breathy follow up to the excellent 'Era' which we featured in January.