Oliver Tank – ‘Last Night I Heard Everything In Slow Motion’

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Just when I thought it was safe to turn off the computer, Oliver Tank‘s ‘Last Night I Heard Everything In Slow Motion’ taps me on the shoulder and I’m back. Fans of James Blake, Boards Of Canada or Jamie xx will lap this up on first listen. Promise.

It’s a slick and simple production making good use of the contrast between warm strings and an electronic drum pattern. Oliver Tank has even dared to apply the often misused vocoder to his vocals, it didn’t work out so well for Kanye but in this instance it’s just the right amount. The song title is also fitting, it ebbs and flows like a sci-fi lullaby!

So who is Oliver Tank? Oliver is a Sydney-based producer who is just about to drop his debut EP. And he’s only 21 years old! ‘Last Night I Heard Everything In Slow Motion’ will feature on the EP along with a bunch of new songs via Australian imprint Yes, Please Records on October 24.

Sydney locals who tune into FBI Radio may’ve heard Oliver Tank recently as he took out the Northern Lights competition and will be heading to Reykjavik next month to perform at the Iceland Airwaves Festival – and deservedly so! In the meantime, Oliver is offering this track as a free download here. (right click, save link as)

Connect with Oliver Tank @ Facebook or visit Oliver Tank @ Yes, Please Records.

Beach House – ‘Norway’

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I’d love to go to Iceland. And no, it’s not a “I saw Sigur Ros’s Heima tour DVD and now I wanna go!” Well, maybe it is. I digress…

If you do happen to be in Reykjavik this October you can catch Baltimore ’s dream pop duo Beach House live at Iceland Airwaves Festival on October 13. Their ‘Teen Dream’ LP was arguably the most blogged about album of last year, landing on the top of many ‘best of 2010’ lists. And for good reason!

More info @ www.icelandairwaves.is / www.beachhousebaltimore.com and Beach House @ Myspace.