Category Archives: Trip Hop

Alpines

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Alpines is Catherine Pockson and Bob Matthews, they hail from Kingston Upon Thames, near London. Have a feeling of Deja Vu? That is the same line I opened with on the old blog.
Alpines are the awesome purveyors of trip hop, electro-pop, rock, dark art pop, and soul.
Me I just call it great music.

The London duo return with one of the most crafty and emotive R&B records you’ll hear this year, out October 28 via Metropolis Recordings.

Teased earlier this year with the slick intimacy of Completely, Alpines’ sophomore LP Another River pares down the sound of their 2014 debut Oasis. This new effort is not so much the sound of a duo finding their feet, as it is an utterly standout performance from a couple of intrepid sonic experimenters subtly refining their craft.

Their futurist brand of production renders Catherine Pockson’s R&B melodies into dazzling soundscapes, each thrumming with a life of its own.

And that’s where we are going, to the music.

Here is their latest video release, the track is from their forthcoming album ‘Another River’ due to drop next month. If this track is anything to judge by this is gonna be an awesome album. Catherine’s voice soars to the heights, shades of Annie Lennox. Just awesome.
Heaven

‘Heaven’ the official music video, directed by Hugo Jenkins
© Alpines Music, under exclusive license to Metropolis Recordings

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So check out this recently released track, another from the forthcoming album. Awesome song, amazing vocals and tremendous hair. Beautiful dark resonating sound.
Completely

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I am still amazed that they are not bigger than they are. Take this track for instance, released in 2014. It is just the perfect trip-hop tracks, music to make you happy, despite the darkness of the delicious vocals and the backing.
Zero

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📸 Joseph Gibson

We’re gonna finish with this great track, glorious beats and wonderful vocals. I defy you to keep your feet still to this gorgeous song,
No Other Lover

Directed by Jason Baker

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duendita

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duendita is a gorgeous young lady,  a very talented singer songwriter with a beautiful voice.
duendita hails from Queens or Brooklyn not sure which, NYC, New York.
And that’s about all I know for background information.
But we really don’t need to know much more than the fact that she has a phenomenal voice.And she writes wonderful songs.  One other thing, based just on her photo’s she seems to have a wonderful view on life. She looks so happy. And that’s great.

So, let’s get to the music.
First up her amazing new release, this dropped just yesterday I believe. Starting with some beautiful jazzy trumpet this is one of those ultimate songs that takes you in one direction, and then, fooled ya goes somewhere else. I love it.
And that amazing voice, too cool, too cool.
open wide

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This has to be one of the most beautiful, yet heart wrenching vocals I have heard in a long long time. Simply the best.
one of one (lonely but not when you hold me)

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Yet another beautiful introspective song, this young lady is just the perfect singer for these times.
dream of me ft. simon eng and Ken-I-Produce

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Wow! Another great song, listening to the lyrics you can hear the heartbreak in her awesome voice.
For You ft. Ken-I-Produce

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Jen Gloeckner

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It’s been a while so I figured it was time to see what Jen Gloeckner was up to. Seems she’s been making some pretty cool music since we last visited.

There’s no video’s here today, just some awesome music courtesy Jen Gloeckner.

The new single is a little bit out of character for Jen, maybe a new direction. Much lighter and airier than her regular stuff.
It’s a kind of an ambient shoegaze track.

Check out this beautiful new single from Jen
Counting Sheep

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I still love this awesome cover from Jen of a Pink Floyd classic. The original as featured on the old blog seems to have disappeared so I just had to put his one up.
Julia Dream

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Gonna leave you with this awesome three track EP. This is really hard rockin’, industrial strength. Lovin’ the sounds of Jen Gloeckner. Totally cool.
Mouth of Mars

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See more Jen music on the old blog, include a bunch of live performances. Ignore the stupid “Content Warning”.