Thursday, 17 April 2014

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Optimo Rinse FM April Show

Some primo selections as you'd expect from the Optimo boys on this months Rinse FM show, from techno to afro and back again.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Leon Vynehall - Be Brave, Clench Fists

Proper end of night business from Leon Vynehall, taken from his new record 'Music For The Uninvited' which is out now

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Friday, 4 April 2014

Whilst - Goya's Skull

A few words from Optimo music boss JD Twitch on Whilst:

Here in Glasgow we are very fortunate to have Green Door Studio which is a free thinking hub for wild, original creativity and great sounding analogue recordings. Several Optimo Music releases including Golden Teacher were born out of recording sessions there and indeed, this will be the 6th release on Optimo Music to be recorded at Green Door. They deserve credit as my secret A&R division occasionally getting in touch and saying "we think you might like this" which inevitably leads to me scraping my brain off the floor and deciding I have to release it as a record asap. This 5 track EP by Whilst was the latest transmission from Green Door that my ears fell in love with. How to describe it? I have no idea except to say that it is wildly inventive and incredibly free music made by several individuals who are unnervingly young to be making these sounds. They describe themselves as follows -

"Formed originally as a jam-based project in the ever-fertile analogue studio 'Green Door', Whilst jump seamlessly between free jazz, primitive electronics, dubby post-punk, North African and motorik stlyings, underpinning their sound with a strong punk ethos".

A fantastic 12" that's available now

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Silf EP

The recent self titled EP from Silf is a right cracker; six track, no duds. Very rare in this era. All the tracks were recorded in one take with no over dubs. Available via Farbwechsel records.