Sunday, 10 December 2017

The Listening Club - 10th December 2017

Greetings folks,

Hope all is fine wherever you are. Major hum of activity here in Amsterdam, as myself and @nessiest prepare ourselves for our trip away, whilst negotiating the slip and slide of streets newly christened with snow (it could have waited until we'd left the country, really, pretty though it is). We'll be back in a month or so, leaving @emmaprice in charge of things here, many thanks to her for the offer! As mentioned before, due to the festive calendar we'll be closed for two weeks over xmas, last #LC of 2017 will be next Sunday (17th), then back with the traditional #festivevortex on 7th January, for which, as always, we require a couple of your favourite new tunes of 2017 to throw into the pot, so plenty of time for you to ponder and pick...

Last week, the very same @emmaprice was in the selector's chair, treating us to one of 2017's finest, LCD Soundsystem's "American Dream". Many thanks to her for the pick and for flipping the frisb back across to me, @kleptones. So, time for a ctrl-I...

"Ah, there we go. Have to admit, I already had this album in the "probable next pick" bag, so there was very little pondering needed, although I'm reluctant to give much away in advance. It's "Listen Without Prejudice" time again (no, not *that* one).

This is the newest release by an artist that's been active for a good few years, but represents a change in direction to their previous work (which I wasn't much fussed about, tbh). In it's live incarnation it also provided me with one of the high points (if not *the* high point) of our recent excursion to Le Guess Who festival in Utrecht a month or so back - If you enjoy this, I'd highly recommend checking this lot out live if you get a chance, as they take the ideas and themes on this record (which are, as far as I know, mostly improvised) up to a whole 'nother level.

Anyways, hope you enjoy! #drinkingclub recommended accompaniment? Probably Mezcal."

Righty-ho. Direct download is here, and the HearBeSpoilers stream is below:

See you at 8pm GMT. And have a great holiday season, whatever you're all up to!

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