Sixtyfirst Show Playlist – 19th June 2012 –

1 Tortoise Seneca Standards 6.20 Thrill Jockey USA 1991
2 Isnaj Dui Nature Of Light Abstracts On Solitude 5.48 Hibernate Records England 2012
3 Rumour Cubes 1871 1871 3.24 Self Released England 2011
4 Mean Cirella Untitled 6.14 Midium Records New Zealand 2012
5 Yppah Never Mess With Sunday Eighty One 4.31 Ninja Tunes USA 2012
6 Such Is Progress Untitled 6 8.6.2012 4.20 Somehow Ecstatic USA 2012
7 Iroshi Astromovi 61 (A) Untitled 4.20 Self Released Italy 2011
8 The Weird Weeds Track 5 The Weird Weeds 5.09 Sedimental Records USA 2012
9 Lights Out Asia Angel Without Hands Hy-Brasil 7.31 N5MD USA 2012

Record Of The Week

Lights Out Asia – Hy-Brasil

From the N5MD website

Hy-Brasil was said to be a phantom island off the south west coast of Ireland. The island’s lore contains such accounts as more advanced yet opulent inhabitants, an unusually round geographical layout, and a strange attribute of only being visible every 7 years. To further add to the island’s mystique it is widely speculated to be the geographic coordinate included in an alien binary code that is also thought to include the phrase ‘EXPLORATION [of ] HUMANITY’. Such multifaceted myth seems to be the perfect name sake the band Lights Out Asia’s multifaceted 5th album.

For Hy-Brasil the band is now back to the core duo of Mike Ystad and Chris Schafer. The absence of Mike Rush’s guitars have left a bit of space for the duo to explore more visceral sometimes ‘Vangelian’ synthwork, warm emotive cello passages and more dexterous electronic beat workouts. From the opening track onward each composition on Hy-Brasil twists and turns through the organic and synthetic seamlessly while yielding what we think is their most dynamic, expansive and universally accessible album to date. The sense of urgency so prevalent on their previous album In The Days Of Jupiter has given way to an underlying mood that seems to reflect moments of transition or exhausting post-catharsis. Maybe even an ‘exploration’ [of] the duo’s own ‘humanity’ while looking outward, questioning what truly “is”. [52 09’42.532″ N 13 13’12.69″ W]

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