Dead Sea – ‘Keep It High / Rain’ [EP 1]

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Hands up if you remember Dead Sea‘s stellar debut single ‘Before We Die’? The cheaters can check out the youtube link below! This week the French four piece posted two new tracks from their first EP, ‘Keep It High’ and ‘Rain’. It marks a clear departure from the smoky dream pop of their debut but still with dreamy edge, albeit with an electronic/chillwave feel. No doubt it’ll win a heap of new fans.

 
Dead Sea – ‘Keep It High / Rain’ [EP 1]

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Ummagma – ‘Kiev (Haioka Remix)’

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Ummagma continue their prolific year of non-stop music making with the ‘Kiev Remixes’ (out now via Emerald & Dooreen Recordings)! The Canadian-Ukrainian duo enlisted a huge amount of talent to rework ‘Kiev’ including Japan’s Shintaro Haioka. Take a listen to the ambient electronic piece below, a beautifully warped re-imagining (as requested by @shoegazeindie)!

 
Ummagma – ‘Kiev (Haioka Remix)’

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M83 – ‘Run Into Flowers’ (Maps Remix)

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M83‘s 2003 album ‘Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts’ was labelled electronic, dream pop, shoegaze and post rock. It didn’t fit neatly into any classification. It was a case of, “we don’t know what this is but it’s really f***ing good”! It’s been praised as one of the greatest albums of that era. On August 25 Mute are re-issuing M83′s first three albums along with two EPs (out this week) with rarities and b-sides. Take a listen to a remix of M83′s ‘Run Into Flowers’ by Maps!

 
M83 – ‘Run Into Flowers’ (Maps Remix)’

Side note, The Radio Dept. released their first new song in four years today – listen to ‘Death To Fascism’ here. Hearing the news this morning was like waking up to a rainbow, only to walk outside and have a bird shit in my mouth! Sorry folks but this is a political statement first and a song second, distant second. I respect the message but resent lazy sampling. *climbs off soapbox* *cries in corner* *puts on ‘Clinging To A Scheme’*

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Reighnbeau – ‘Milk of Amnesia’

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Reighnbeau‘s amazing record ‘Hands‘ was released just a few months ago but the producer has already delivered music from his next full length. ‘Milk of Amnesia’ (as premiered by The 405) is his latest creation, with a video directed by Seth Fuller. Once again Reighnbeau experiments with his sound, which is always eclectic and always impressive. For the uninitiated, Reighnbeau is the moniker of Albuquerque’s Bryce Hample, there’s many gems to be discovered here!

 
Reighnbeau – ‘Milk of Amnesia’

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Keaton Henson – ‘Elevator Song’ (Ulrich Schnauss Remix)

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On a totally different note, Ulrich Schnauss has recently posted a beautiful remix of Keaton Henson‘s ‘Elevator Song’. It’s up for free download thanks to the folks at XLR8R.The minimal electronic piece is built on slow moving sounds that build and fade, fantastic work! You’ll find the original version on Henson’s ‘Romantic Works‘ LP. Side point, I went to a hippy cinema on the weekend (think lentils and bean bags) and before the movie they were playing Carbon Based Lifeforms ‘Arecibo‘ from the Twentythree album. I’m not much of an ambient connoisseur but that album is perfect to zone out to (listen).

 
Keaton Henson – ‘Elevator Song’ (Ulrich Schnauss Remix)

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The Royal Landscaping Society – ‘Early Sunrays (I Am Dive Remix)’

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I Am Dive have produced a brilliant remix of The Royal Landscaping Society‘s ‘Early Sunrays’. It’s taken from the forthcoming EP, with six tracks and three remixes (courtesy of Beko). It’s the first release from the Sevilla-based four piece. I Am Dive’s treatment transports the indie pop act into electro-gaze territory with blissful results.

 
The Royal Landscaping Society – ‘Early Sunrays (I Am Dive Remix)’

Visit The Royal Landscaping Society @ Beko @ Facebook.