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An Occasion For Balloons – ‘You’ll Get By’ (Valdorea Remix)

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French producer Valdorea has created a brilliant remix of An Occasion For Balloons ‘You’ll Get By’ for the newly released compilation album ‘Summer 2014‘ (available for free download thanks to Beko). If you’re a fan of dreamy beats with a shoegaze sheen then this should toss your salad! The original track was released late last year on ‘All As It Is‘, the work of North Carolina’s Nate Wagner. As for Valdorea (real name is Loïc), some of you may have heard her previous work under the pseudonym Valdor, she’s got a talent for crafting angelic sounds.

An Occasion For Balloons – ‘You’ll Get By’ (Valdorea Remix)

Download Beko’s ‘Summer 2014’ here / Valdorea @ Facebook / An Occasion For Balloons @ Facebook.

Sleep Party People – ‘Floating’

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‘Floating’, the latest record from Sleep Party People is out worldwide this week, dive into the LP stream below! For the uninitiated, this is the work of Denmark’s Brian Batz, a multi-instrumentalist with an MBV fetish and too many keyboards! It’s an eclectic mix of oddities that doesn’t disappoint. Pick it up via Riot Factory.

Sleep Party People – ‘Floating’ [Stream]

Visit Sleep Party People @ Riot Factory @ Facebook.

Reflectbox – ‘You Are’

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Introducing Toronto’s Reflect Box, a husband and wife electronic duo (Mike and Laura Abercrombie). Some of you would have heard Mike’s work before as part of the duo North Atlantic Drift. However Laura’s vocal work steals the show on the ambient track ‘You Are’. It’s like classic Massive Attack on Valium! Grab it on the new digital 7inch here. Reflect Box are currently at work on their debut EP.

Reflectbox – ‘You Are’

Visit Reflectbox @ Soundcloud @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Children Of The Stones – ‘The Stars And The Silence’


Electronic wiz Mark Van Hoen (Black Hearted Brother, Seefeel, Locust, Scala) has teamed up with Martin Maeers for the new project Children Of The Stones. Back in January we had a listen to the debut EP ‘Extended Play‘ but now we can stream the whole album ‘The Stars And The Silence’ (out this week via Saint Marie). The record features guests Rachel Davies (Esben & The Witch), Neil Halstead (Slowdive / Black Hearted Brother) and Angus Finlayson. It’s an eclectic mix of electronic oddities, but throws up some magical vocal melodies to suck you in. ‘Out Of Reach’ is just one example, dig in!

Children Of The Stones – ‘The Stars And The Silence’ [Stream]

Visit Children Of The Stones @ Saint Marie Records.

Sleep Party People – ‘In Another World’


Well this is creepy! But it’s also pretty darn awesome. The new single ‘In Another World’ by Denmark’s Sleep Party People. Last time we checked in with the electronic project (of Brian Batz) he was delivering 2012’s ‘Drifting On A Sad Song’. The multi-instrumentalist began in 2010, mixing the shoegaze sheen of MBV with some highly orchestrated dream pop. Things have changed, but this is fantastic, even if it does have you checking over your shoulder for the boogie man.  Sleep Party People’s new album ‘Floating’ will be available via Riot Factory on May 30 (Scandinavia/Asia), rest of the world on June 2. Note: due to a ‘by region’ embargo you may not be able to stream this…yet. Hold tight!

Sleep Party People – ‘In Another World’

Visit Sleep Party People @ Riot Factory @ Facebook.

Ice Cream Cathedral – ‘The Swans’


Now for something a little different, ‘The Swans’ is a mixture of genres culminating into something that Ice Cream Cathedral call ‘space pop’. The Copenhagen trio take experimental dream pop to the next level, crossing frenetic beats, samples and synths to create beautiful pop songs. There’s an exploratory nature to this seven minute song that breaks from convention and extends into spacey depths the more it progresses! The Danes formed in 2011 before releasing their debut album ‘The Drowsy Kingdom‘ early last year. ‘The Swans’ is our first listen from their second record, due this May via Riot Factory (home to Dråpe, Scarlet Chives & Snøskred).

Ice Cream Cathedral – ‘The Swans’

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Visit Ice Cream Cathedral online @ Bandcamp @ Riot Factory @ Facebook.