Vast Arts – Swallow / Fake Faces

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Ah London. Back in the 60s it was a positive destination. Think Pet Clark’s Downtown. Now, it’s all alienation and urban decay. But if we need to have that sentiment, then let’s let people like Burial and this post’s artist – Vast Arts – soundtrack it.

Vast Arts uses all that was good about Burial and then blends it with that crunchy trip hop experience. Hardly happy clappy but definitely worth your time. Music in black and white and shades of grey. Even the vocals provide no colour.

This free mixtape is also rather fine:

Vast – Street lit lady
Burial – Stolen Dog
Bonobo – Recurring
Gotan Project – Domingo
Mr Scruff – Chicken in a box
Radiohead – Little by little (Caribou Remix)
Ratatat – Wildcat
Royksopp – Sparks (Losoul remix)
Camea – Both hands
Kasper Bjørke – Does not matter (Trentemoller remix)
Efdemin – Le grand voyage
Emika – Professional loving
Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Was bleibt
Belleruche – Passenger side
Modeselektor – The white flash (feat. Thom Yorke)
Sten – Daylight
Ben Klock – OK
Matzak – Girl in water
Fatboy slim – North West three
Shpongle – Star shpongled banner
Jem – They
Emika – 3 hours
Burial – Loner
Dreadzone – Messengers
Schneider TM vs. KPT. michigan – The light 3000

Blurb: “This melancholy London – I sometimes imagine that the souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually. One feels them passing like a whiff of air.” – Yeats

Featuring the vocals of Jenny Draper.
Written & Produced 2013.

~ by acidted on October 5, 2013.

2 Responses to “Vast Arts – Swallow / Fake Faces”

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