When it comes to London-based deep groove practitioner Nepheww, aka Jacob Taylor, exposure to his every endeavour only intensifies these strangely paternal feelings I harbour for him and his richly textured musics. For it’s a genuine dexterity he’s fostering under this particular guise, and one I’d be more than happy to unclee as it were. His latest, a more profoundly floor-ready viber entitled Magnolium, again strengthens the bond as a couple Indian a cappella vocals are intricately interwoven with nuanced beats and slight drops; soft wobbles and smooth transitions. Aside from it being the title of a Tomas Kalnoky track from the Czech upstart’s dyed-in-the-wool Gimp days, I’ve no idea as to what Magnolium may be exactly. The term sounds like some form of chemical formula derived from ornamental foliage, although most pertinently the song itself resembles a work of perfectly cathartic beauty relaxing as Ooty’s Government Botanical Garden which is simultaneously hot and heady as downtown Delhi. Another patriarchal figurative pat on the back is in order I feel, even in light of my linguistic misgivings.
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- Dots & Dashes' Track of the Week comes from the (mercifully) returning @sharonvanetten. Stream Taking Chances: http://t.co/B09ON2VXEW about 19 hours ago from web
- The bad news? That Neutral Milk Hotel, Mac DeMarco and Xiu Xiu all play that night, too: http://t.co/lEcyTwO8Dp about 20 hours ago from web
- The good news? Speedy Ortiz return to London, playing Islington's Electrowerkz May 22nd. Brilliant last time out, too http://t.co/jaoKKsGPG4 about 20 hours ago from web
- Harbouring an understated brilliance to belie the band name, indulge in @DeadCrowPirates' Without Her: http://t.co/5bMVRZtShX about 21 hours ago from web