Timothy Work EP by Timothy Work (Japan)
Is your electropop missing a groove? Your chillwave missing some soul? This EP has the cure. With four tracks that lie at the cross section of a few genres I love, it was almost too difficult to put on my critic hat. Luckily, once I did, there was little to complain about. The EP throws a few stylistic curveballs, but everything comes together under the notion that nothing was supposed to be expected of it, besides a few well-made tunes with similar vibes, if not symmetrical sounds. [Free Download] @AshleyCanino
I’m Not Crazy (Yes I Am) by Jote Ese (Brazil)
Why? I don’t know why. For some reason, like a moth to a flame, I am drawn to I’m Not Crazy (Yes I Am). It’s weird, it’s haunting, it’s crazy, it’s beautiful. Everything about it evokes your most inner thoughts, whatever they may be, this album brings it out and illuminates it. I don’t know about you but I love it when an album can heighten my emotions. @LeahLovecat
We Float by WaMoo Papez (New York, New York) *
Recovering from four days of bitter feelings, I was looking for something special to jump back into writing Dingus when, in going through this mornings submissions, I found WaMoo Papez (pronounced Payps). This Dominican born producer takes a formidable grasp on electronic composition and pumps it at regular intervals, satisfying each sonic vibration delicately. The title track, ‘We Float’ is a theoretical synopsis of the albums general demeanor. We Float is one long chill-wave anthem right along side the likes of Avidd or Tours. Dingus
Vicious People EP by Michael Parallax (March 30, 2011) *
After recently enjoying the Hartzine/Beko-DSL compilation, we’ve begun primary investigations. Among them, Michael Paralax, track two, side A. On the compilation, he shows a party driven electronica that pumps up and births nostalgia. But on album, there is a more introspective version of the artist. A version that patiently plans album swells that move the soul. ’Dark and Lonesome Bones’ may not be the most catchy or melodic track on the EP, but it resonates so deeply, it holds nearly all the water and gives value to the rest.