NEW MUSIC: Kip LaVie – Function Is Form

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Taken from the brand new album This Creator, here’s a really nice track from Kip LaVie, a Portland-based producer.

‘Function Is Form’ has an aqueous feel, burbling and constantly in motion as organic and synthetic sounds intertwine and rise and fall in the mix. The arrangement and production is a standout on this track and stylistically he clearly draws on jazz, avant garde electronic composition and also some classical elements.

Fans of Nils Frahm, Four Tet, and the Ninja Tunes label will dig this.

NEW MUSIC: Dogheart – Holding Out

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Dogheart are a trio out of Portland who are about to release their debut full-length What Burns The Best on February 17th. They cut a freewheeling guitar pop swathe through jangling guitars and sometimes distorted melodic vocals. There’s that slacker vibe that makes it all sound slightly DIY and homespun. You feel like you’ve heard it all before and you kind of have but on the evidence of their video for ‘Holding Out’ and the stream of ‘Jawbone’ they got their own vibe happening as well.