The delicious and highly potent "Moonshine" is the third track to be released from Lamb's The Secret Of Letting Go, which will be out on April 26th, and it's certainly something new from the duo....Read more
Tag Archives: trip hop
UK COMPUTER: AN INTERVIEW WITH JAMES OF ARTH AND ARTH
interview by Michael McCarthy Arth and Arth make what I would call mood music. To me, mood music is music that can change the whole tone of your day or evening. In the case of Arth and Arth, their trippy and often ethereal music is rather intoxicating, coming on like a painkiller. Your...Read more
#songoftheday = J.VIEWS: “DON’T PULL AWAY” (FEAT. MILOSH)
Co-written with Gotye and Milosh (of RHYE fame), this one is the best song I've heard so far this month. Kind of takes your breath away. So trippy and intoxicating. I can't write anymore because my words wouldn't do it justice. Just listen and...
An Exclusive Interview with Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation
interview by Michael McCarthy Rob Garza is one half of the duo known as Thievery Corporation, which he created with Eric Hilton during the summer of 1995 in Washington D.C. at the Eighteen Street Lounge. Their sound is big on dub, dancehall, house and other types of music, but they are considered pioneers...Read more
An Exclusive Interview with Dean Garcia of SPC ECO, S T F U and M A D
interview by Michael McCarthy One of the very first interviews I did for Love is Pop was with Dean Garcia, formerly of Curve, who was promoting his new project SPC ECO, which finds him recording dark and dreamy music with his daughter Rose Berlin on vocals. Since that interview, SPC ECO has released...Read more
GRADE A TRIP-HOP: Massive Attack, Tricky & 3D – “Take It There”
#albumoftheday / REVIEW: RAINBOW SHARK: A LIGHT ECHO
#songoftheday / REVIEW: BOOTS – “I Run Roulette”
If you miss the days of '90's club music, you're going to rejoice when you hear this one. Massive, jumpy beats that call to mind old school techno merge with trip-hop percussion on speed; it's an audible Frankenstein's monster, comprised of the best bits of so many...
SINGLE SPOTLIGHT: IAMX: “HAPPINESS”
IAMX is the solo moniker of Chris Corner, formerly of Sneaker Pimps. (I only mention Sneaker Pimps because they were one of my favorite bands and I still love them.) Thus far, IAMX has released five studio albums along with a live album, a remix album and a few EPs. His first release...Read more
#albumoftheday / REVIEW: CHUNGKING: DEFENDER
Chungking released their much-praised debut album We Travel Fast way back in 2003. Their 2007 album Stay Up Forever is a veritable electronica-meets-trip-hop masterpiece. During more recent years the Brighton-based trio — Jessie Banks, Sean Hennessy and Ben Townsend — have worked with Richard X and WARP Records’ Jamie Lidell. Perhaps more impressive...Read more
#songoftheday / VIDEO: THE WEEKND: “THE HILLS”
#songoftheday / VIDEO: FKA twigs – “Video Girl”
"Video Girl" is one of our favorite tracks from FKA twigs debut album, LP1. It's a mesmerizing delight akin to Massive Attack at their best. People have described her sound as R&B but here at Love is Pop we all agree that it's more like trip...
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: KIRAN SHAHANI ON HIS NEW PROJECT, BUTTON:PUSHER
Button:Pusher is the new double album project by Kiran Shahani of Bitter:Sweet and The Supreme Beings of Leisure fame. (The two albums are called Never Look Back and Cross My Heart.) If you’re not familiar with either of those groups, chances are you’ve still heard some of Kiran’s work. For one thing, he’s...Read more
#albumoftheday / REVIEW: TRICKY: ANDRIAN THAWS
Since 1995 when he debuted with the much-praised album Maxinquaye, Tricky has released 11 full-length albums, if you count this, his latest, which he’s given his birth name, Adrian Thaws. Suffice to say that he’s been much more prolific than many of his peers. When you release that many albums, there are going...Read more
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: BRAQUE: “MISS THE RAIN” (EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL COVER)
London-based multi-instrumentalist Braque is also a writer and producer and creates his music entirely himself. His name might not sound familiar but he's written and produced for such artists as Rag N Bone Man and Bastille. Yes, that super famous, highly successful Bastille. Needless to...