Thursday, May 31, 2012

FTRK #75 = "The Maelstrom" by Jim Guthrie

The Maelstrom - Jim Guthrie (2011)

"The Maelstrom" hails from the indie iOS title Sword & Sworcery EP. It seemingly portrays an advancement through weary fog, the snare gently hissing behind the consistent guitar and whispered piano hums. It's a relatively short piece but feels endless, like how a clear highway may mould into the horizon for miles... material certainly critical to the soundtrack's success in the title.

The Humble Indie Bundle is providing Sword & Sworcery, game and soundtrack, as a feature in its fifth bundle at a "pay-what-you-like" price to support the developers and for chairity. You can check it out here.

Futher Listening:
Official Website
Sword & Sworcery Official Website

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

FTRK #74 = "Sex" by Slugabed

Sex - Slugabed (2012)

A classy mix of chiptune and house synth, Sex skitters between squarewave, wobbly bass and ticks. Wavey crescendos and glistening rings accompany the track as it progresses like a boat sailing through a glass lake. The official video takes an appealing, retro commercial take on the track, relaxed and fashionable.

Further Listening:
Official MySpace
Official Website

Video directed by Chris Ullens

Sunday, May 6, 2012

FTRK #73 = "I've Seen Footage" by Death Grips


I've Seen Footage - Death Grips (2012)

I've Seen Footage consists of wild lyrics coupled with wilder cut-up beats. According to Stefan Burnett, lead singer of the band, the track includes sampling from a "crazy man" shouting the track's title, the inspiration for the song. The song tends to be all over the place, but in all the right ways like some sort of delirious, vehement juggernaut.

Further Listening:
Official Website

Official Video: